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TNG Community

TNG stands for " THEG-CHOG NORBU LING® " as well as "  THEG-CHOG NORBU DZONG® ".

Both these names are rendered in English as: "The Grove of Happiness of the Unsurpassable Jewel Path", a name given by His Holiness Karmapa in 1997, to the Dharma Centres and study groups established by Lama Sangyay Tendzin under the blessings and guidance of the Kagyud Great Masters.


The TNG Community is comprised of differents groups of individuals motivated by the practice of Dharma:


1. TNG CENTRE® is the main Dharma Centre and Residence in France of Lama Sangyay Tendzin.

2. TNG DZONGs are the affiliated centres and study groups established by him in other locales.

These centres are established under the Protection and blessings of The XVIIth Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje.

Each of them is registered to The Tsurphu Labrang:

- The first of these groups was established during the mid-nineties in Carmel - California with the kind support of Ms Ellen GANNON. Although this was the branch initiating Lama Sangyay Tendzin's Dharma activity in the West, this group did not subsist and was later absorbed by other groups;

- The second TNG Dharma group  was established during the year 1997 in Ipoh-Malaysia under he kind and generous support of Ms See Foon CHAN-KOPPEN; This later to the establishment of TNG-IPOH® in Malaysia which is officially registered at the Tsurphu Labrang;

- By the year 2002, Lama Sangyay Tendzin answered the request of Ms Kristine MATTILA to visit Arizona. A Dharma group was born form a series of talks and teachings given by Lama in Phoenix and Sedona; It is then that Lama Sangyay Tendzin established special ties between the Karmapa and the TNG project. The group is now officially registered at the Tsurphu Labrang as TNG-PHOENIX® in Arizona;

- In the year 2008, Mr. Christophe BAUD requested Lama to establish a Dharma Centre in the Swiss Valais. After a series of visit, Lama Sangyay Tendzin established TNG-SUISSE®, an association of students devoted to the practice of Dharma presided by Ms CLaire-Lise VANNAY.


The TNG Web Centre® is a virtual community comprised of TNG e-Members registered to the TNG WebSite, i.e. on the first & second levels of login.

These registered members gain acess to a series of information and online services (General Info articles, Forums, Blogs, Teaching Resources etc.

Thus TNG Community includes

  • the members affiliated to TNG CENTRE® in France;
  • the members registered at the TNG-DZONGS®: TNG-IPOH | TNG-SUISSE | TNG-PHOENIX
  • The e-Members registered on the TNG WebSite.


All Religious activities held at "TNG Centre®" are operated under a French Cultual Association 1905. All other non-religious activities such as hosting cultural events and seminars, are operated by Association 1901 DRA TAGPA RITRU®, legally registered and audited since February 2000.


TNG-Centre® is located in the South of France, near FOURTOU, a village of the "Haute Vallée des Corbières" in the French department of Aude.

Looking for MAP location?  Click HERE.


Concept : Philippe DANAUX aka Lama SANGYAY TENDZIN - BRUSSELS - B

Graphic design : Davide OPPIZZI - Dcube Agency® - Geneva - CH

Last Edit : February 2017 Laughing