Mission Statement

The Mission of the Ripa Ladrang Foundation is to promote, support and preserve Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and in particular the Ripa Lineage.


  1. Ripa Ladrang Foundation is a RELIGIOUS CORPORATION and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Religious Corporation Law exclusively for religious purposes.

  2. The specific purpose of the corporation is to support, advance, propagate, and preserve the teaching, practice and study of the Tibetan Buddhist religion.

  3. Ripa Ladrang Foundation will support Buddhist teaching activities throughout the United States and the world, with emphasis on teachings and activities of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, and particularly on the Ripa Lineage of Buddhist teachings. The Ripa Ladrang Foundation is the US member of a group of Global Organizations devoted to the spread of the Ripa Lineage.

  4. It will support the preservation and propagation of these types of Buddhist teachings and values including, where applicable, purchasing collections of artifacts or texts or scriptures, payment of translation or printing expenses, as well as arranging for and inviting suitably qualified teachers to assist in executing the aims of the Foundation.

  5. It will provide a base, both spiritually and materially, for Buddhist Dharma teachings and for spiritual seekers to receive such teachings.

  6. At times, the foundation will conduct specific fundraising activities to support Nyingma teachings, with a focus on the Ripa lineage, including but not limited to teachers' expenses, related travel expenses, leasing or building of facilities to support these activities in the United States or abroad, educational tools or facilities, or other related causes requiring economic support from the Foundation or other contributors.

  7. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code.

  8. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.