Our mission at Mangalam Center is to explore the inner world of experience and how it shapes our way of being in the world. We are grounded in teachings of the Nyingma Buddhist tradition about ourselves and our minds, as presented in the writings of our founder, Tibetan master Tarthang Tulku. Located in downtown Berkeley, California, Mangalam Center serves as headquarters for several organizations of the Nyingma Mandala.


Mangalam Center is a Tibetan Buddhist facility in Berkeley, California that serves as a hub for programs presented by two organizations.

Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages (MRC) offers scholarly programs and lectures in the fields of Buddhist studies, Asian studies, and translation studies, with a special emphasis on Buddhist modernism and Buddhism in dialogue with other fields. It has a team devoted to developing software, called the Buddhist Translators Workbench project, and has also launched a publishing unit, Mangalam Press.

The Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI) sponsors activities related to secular mindfulness and inquiry-based practices. Its guiding vision is the Time, Space, Knowledge Vision, which was developed by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku for the needs of modern times. CCI also offers Full Presence Mindfulness programs for all experience levels, including retreats, workshops, classes and drop-ins.

Mangalam Center is also affiliated with Dharma College and its Co-Working with Wisdom initiative, located just down the street in Downtown Berkeley, as well as the Nyingma Institute in the Berkeley hills.

Nyingma Mandala

Mangalam Center is a member of the Nyingma Association of Mandala Organizations, which follow the teachings of Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. To learn more, visit the Nyingma mandala website.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

We would love to have a conversation about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility with you. Please come by for a chat with any member of our family at Mangalam Center.