Santa Cruz Karma Thegsum Chöling

Mailing address:
122 Central Avenue
Capitola CA 95010

Phone: 831-479-4140 (leave message)
Director: Zeinob Claire Burnham
Contact: Sandy Coca,, 831-423-5539

The Santa Cruz KTC was established by the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje in 1976 for the listening, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Besides regular meetings, our center is visited by many lamas, including Seventh Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, and Lama Namse Rinpoche.

The KTC shrine room in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains near Soquel is on privately owned land and is used and maintained by members. The beautiful interior and peaceful surroundings make our shrine room an ideal place for teachings and practice. Senior students teach an introductory course for inquirers as needed.

Another important outreach is Dzambhala Imports in Soquel, a retailer/wholesaler of Dharma goods, books, and Himalayan crafts. For more information on this service, call 408-479-4140.


Weekly Practice Schedule
7:30 p.m. - Ngondro practice for those completing the commitment

7:30 p.m. - Chenrezig/Amitabha puja

Once-a-month activities include Saturday shamata, one-day ngondro retreat, and three-hour work party to maintain the land and shrine room.

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