Bringing Buddhist Practice and Values Into Daily Life 

Mayum Mountain offers: retreats with Tibetan lamas, classes on Buddhism, meditation and ritual coaching, publications, and traditional group practices.

Upcoming Special Events

Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche will be visiting the Happy Garden of Practitioners in Oakland on July 22-23, and giving practice instruction from the Shije (Pacification) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Event details are here.

Yudron Wangmo will be presenting a free, one-hour slideshow and talk called Buddhism for Everyday People: From Tibet to the East Bay, on July 6 at 7pm. Also at the Happy Garden. Contact her at for more info. 

Oakland Practice Space

Ngakchang Gatshal “Happy Garden of Practitioners" is a private residence for non-monastic Buddhist practitioners in Oakland, CA, unaffiliated with any other organization. It was consecrated by Lama Pema Dorje Rinpoche in February, 2017. Small group practices are held according to the Tibetan lunar calendar, on the full and new moons and on the 10th and 25th day of the month according to traditional Tibetan calendar. In addition, we hold larger formal group practices approximately twice a month on weekends. We host visiting teachers from time to time, mainly from the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Starting in July, 2017 we will free introductory classes on Buddhist meditation. Drop us a line before you come, so we have everything available you will need to have a satisfying practice experience.


Mayum Mountain has two major publications: Buddhist young adult novels Excavating Pema Ozer and The Buddha of Lightning Peak by our director, Yudron Wangmo. We will be releasing the third in her four-part series,  If I Livelater this year. You can read more about Wangmo’s writing for youth at her website, here. She has ongoing vlog primarily for the benefit of young adults. We also make practice texts to support the people who practice here.