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Lions Roar Dharma Center

3240 B Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Website: www.lionsroardharmacenter.org

Description of Organization

Lions Roar Dharma Center was co-founded by Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Geshe Losang Gyatso in 1992. Lama Jinpa received direct lineage transmission from Geshe Gyatso in 1995 and is one of the few Western lamas thus far recognized within the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Lions Roar is committed to a traditional Buddhist practice, and promotion of His Holiness's vision of maintaining the lineage while being open and non-sectarian in outreach and honoring all dharma paths. Lions Roar promotes concepts of compassion, tolerance, contentment, self-discipline, and interdependence as cornerstones of their dharma community while making authentic Buddhist teachings accessible to contemporary society within the context of current scientific, sociological and psychological practices.

Grant(s) Awarded:

In 2021, a COVID-19 Operational Grant of $2,000 was awarded toward upgrading Lion’s Roar Dharma Center’s existing technology. The goal was to provide services to their members virtually and safely during COVID-19. The technology upgrade enabled Lions Roar to continue to provide services and programs and an opportunity to reach a more diverse and broader range to people moving forward.  The COVID-19 impact: moving most of their services online.

In 2019, a grant was awarded for $2,400 in support of the Little Buddhas Program.  This is a program designed to nurture and awaken children’s life energy through bodhicitta, a practice which acknowledges each person wants to be free and happy and wants others to be free and happy.

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