The mandala of Tulku Sang Ngag Rinpoche’s activities spans the world and includes monasteries, nunneries, dharma centers, sacred site construction, the preservation and publishing of rare Buddhist texts, and philanthropic projects serving poor and underprivileged populations.
The name Ewam itself brings together the two Sanskrit syllables for wisdom and compassionate methods. Actualizing the union of these two is the goal of all Buddhist practice. Ewam is a religious, charitable and educational non-profit and was established in 1999 under the spiritual guidance of its founder, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. Ewam's mission is to advance and cultivate spiritual awareness in the west and throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the study and practices of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhism, in its various aspects, including philosophical, psychological and medicine. Ewam’s purpose is to preserve Tibetan Buddhism. Ewam’s teachers offer Buddhist retreats and teachings, throughout the year. Ewam encourages weekly Buddhist practice sessions at all Ewam locations around the world.
Ewam provides teachings and retreat opportunities for Buddhist practitioners. In addition, Ewam holds events, which are open to the public and to people from all faith traditions and backgrounds. Our Annual Peace Festival held at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas includes speakers and performers from our local Native American community and in the past has included participants from a variety of faith traditions, including Muslim and Christian presenters.
In addition to being the site of the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, Ewam Sang-ngag Ling in Arlee, MT is a center for Tibetan Buddhist studies and practice. Offering teachings, meditation classes, empowerment ceremonies and traditional gatherings. The garden is also home to the Ewam Buddhist Institute, studying Buddhist philosophy and practice with a renowned summer shedra (sanskrit for institute for the study of Buddhist philosophy) program. An annual Festival of Peace is held at the garden every September which welcomes people of all traditions to discuss and celebrate current social and community issues.
The garden sponsors events in the surrounding areas such as fundraisers for international disaster relief, hosts panel discussions on a variety of topics related to spirituality and ethics, and is involved in creating community solutions to living in these sometimes perplexing times. It is the goal of Ewam to be a presence of wisdom in all its endeavors.