We Are Building American Buddhism

Osel Dorje Nyingpo

Boulder, CO 80301
Telephone: (303) 881-0000
Website: www.odn-usa.org
Attn: Dana Schwartz

Description of Organization

Osel Dorje Nyingpo works to help generate energy required for World Peace by increasing communication between religions, races, and cultures. We help bring people together through mutual collaboration on beneficial projects and teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism.

Grant(s) Awarded


Upon Khempo's passing, ODN determined that there were sufficient completed materials authored by Khempo to produce a single volume suitable for publication. Accordingly, the Foundation has made an additional $30,600 grant to complete the project.


In 2004-2005, the Foundation also provided seed money in the amount of $5,000, and made a $100,000 interest-free loan (now repaid), to present a successful four-day teaching event at Miami, Florida, conducted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


The Foundation made a grant to this organization ("ODN") in the sum of $56,000 for the purpose of financing a pilot project which sought, in a scholarly manner, to reconcile modern American Buddhist and meditation practice with ancient Tantric Vajrayana Buddhism. The late Buddhist scholar and teacher Khempo Yurmed Tinly Rinpoche led a project to translate ancient Buddhist writings and analyze their contents with modern forms of American Buddhism, as represented by the works of Dr. Frederick Lenz ("Rama").

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