Start Time
August 4, 2023
Start: TBD
2:00 pm
End Time
August 20, 2023
End: TBD
1:00 pm
GSTDL, Online, & Huntington Beach Center for Spiritual Living

Teacher / Translator

Event Description

Notice: Due to incoming tropical storm, Rinpoche has canceled the White Tara Long Life Empowerment. Thank you!

Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling, Long Beach is delighted to announce the upcoming visit of His Eminence the 4th Zong Rinpoche Tenzin Wangdak to California in August 2023. Rinpoche will give different highest yoga tantra initiations and commentaries for the first time at GSTDL.

We kindly request that you take your time to go through the information below, as Rinpoche has compassionately offered a broad and extensive range of teachings and empowerments. You can find the registration links to attend the teachings or empowerments accordingly at the end. Thank you for your diligence!

Donations/Event Offering

GSTDL is committed to upholding our precious teacher's belief in providing Buddhist teachings free of charge to an audience willing to learn. Donations will go toward the cost of hosting this event free of charge as well as providing lunches, transportation, and basic care for our residential and visiting monastics. If you are interested in supporting us, please visit:

We thank you for your generosity and continuous support of our center.  Your assistance in making Zong Rinpoche's visit a successful one is much appreciated.

Zoom Livestream

For those who are unable to attend in person, a Zoom option is available for all sessions, except for the initiations. Per Rinpoche’s request, no video streaming will be available for any of the highest yoga tantra initiations. Zoom livestream option is available via the registration.

Due to the sensitive nature of the Highest Yoga Tantra teachings, we kindly request that you refrain from sharing the Zoom link with others once you receive it. Instead, please direct them to this page so that they can obtain all the necessary information and register themselves. Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining the privacy and sanctity of these teachings.


All sessions will be held at either two locations: GSTDL or Huntington Beach for Spiritual Living.  Please look for the dates which you’ll be attending down below.  Location site is provided next to the dates of the teaching. 

GSTDL: 3500 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Huntington Beach for Spiritual Living: 7641 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Requirements and Commitments for the Initiations

Please click here to download the detailed instructions from Zong Rinpoche.

Texts & Other Resources

Please click here to learn more about the texts we will use during this program.

Prayer Booklet (to be used during Rinpoche's sessions):


Please click here to download the detailed agenda.

August  4-6 (GSTDL)


  1. Songs of Experience, the Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment written by Je Tsongkhapa
  2. The Six-Session Guru Yoga.                                        

August 9 (Huntington Beach Center for Spiritual Living)     

Solitary Yamantaka Initiation

August 10 (Huntington Beach Center for Spiritual Living)         

Chakrasamvara Initiation

August 11 (Huntington Beach Center for Spiritual Living)

Vajrayogini Blessing of the Four Empowerments

August 12-13 (Huntington Beach Center for Spiritual Living)           

Commentary on the Abbreviated Vajra Yogini Sadhana

August 16-19 (GSTDL)           


  1. Death, Bardo, and Rebirth by Kyabje Lati Rinpoche
  2. Songs of the Four Mindfulnesses by Kalsang Gyatso, the 7th Dalai Lama

August 20 (GSTDL)

CANCELED - White Tara Initiation for Long Life

We understand you might have questions. Please give us a call at (562) 621-9865 or send an email to


GSTDL Managing Staff