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Welcome to Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Dharma is training for real life. ~ Lama Jinpa

Here is a video of  visiting monks from The Ngari Institute in India creating a Medicine Buddha sand mandala at Lion’s Roar:

Lion’s Roar Dharma Center [LRDC] is a welcoming Dharma Center offering Buddhist Dharma in a Western Way, which means it’s ok to be religious or non-religious. We are a Buddhist community in the tradition of the 14th Dalai Lama and support a temple called Do Nga Dargey and a Sangha House within. Transmitting the compassionate and wise teachings of the Buddha for over 25 years and following the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we offer life tools with no dogma or judgment. Ours is a humanistic tradition in that we care for the welfare and dignity of others. We empower ourselves and others by being responsible for our own thoughts, ideas, beliefs and actions. We embody not only Buddhist values, but Enlightenment-type thinking and Renaissance-style enjoyment of living.


We have recently had an exciting time at Lion’s Roar!

On Saturday, September 15th, beloved Dharma Master Khenchen Rinpoche gave a talk on “Healing in the Buddhist Tradition”.

And Geshe Tsewang and monks from Ladakh, India visited us as part of their 2018 Great Compassion Tour to raise money for the children at the Ngari Institute. The Ngari Institute provides education and food funds for 60 under served children and is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture in the Himalayan region.  It was founded by the Ladakh alumni of Sera Jey Monastery (South India).

The monks spent several days building a Medicine Buddha sand mandala at Lion’s Roar which was then dissolved and the sand was returned to the river on Sunday.

Thanks to your generosity and kindness we were able to raise $6,680.00 for the children at the Ngari Institute!

We plan to continue to have a supportive relationship with The Ngari Institute. There will be information coming soon on how to sponsor specific children at the Institute.

 “American Buddhists need to connect with where Dharma originated and to our Dharma Teachers. We are all in this together and it is important that we’ve helped support Sera Jey and The Ngari Institute. It is not just about our temple in East Sacramento. We are part of an international sangha.” ~ Lama Jinpa

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Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

In the Tradition of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Our Buddhist community was founded by Geshe Lobsang Gyatso and is directed by Lama Yeshe Jinpa. We provide meditation instruction and Buddhist teachings that are especially designed for people with daily work, school or family commitments. Our programs are designed to include all level of practitioners.


Mondays and Thursdays 11am-3pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays 12pm-2pm
Appointments available on request

Lion’s Roar’s Administrative Secretary Marie Gillies will be available in the office at Do Nga Dargey to greet the public, give tours, answer questions about pretty much anything and work on projects for Lion’s Roar and Lama Jinpa.


Do Nga Dargey Temple
3240 B Street
Sacramento, CA  95816
(Between 32nd and 33rd Street)