༄༅།  །དཔལ་ལྡན་ཐར་འདོད་གླིང་།  

Tardo Ling

A Buddhist Center for Dharma Teachings & Translation of Tibetan Texts




Tardo Ling is a center for the study and practice of 

Tibetan Buddhist Traditions


the translation of Tibetan texts and lectures 


Founded by Gankar Tulku Rinpoche


Gankar Tulku Rinpoche

Venerable Gankar Tulku Rinpoche was recognized at the age of five as the third Gankar Tulku of Dzindu Monastery in Markham, Kham, Tibet. His principal teachers were Tara Rinpoche, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and Loling Khenzur Yeshe Tubten. He earned his Geshe Larampa degree in 1996 at Drepung Loseling and his Ngakrampa degree at Gyuto. He has traveled and taught extensively in Asia, Europe, and North America. Rinpoche served as Provost of Gyuto, and Director of Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery in Minnesota. He is Director of Khacholing Center in Minneapolis and Tardo Ling Center in San Francisco.


Resident Lama: Khenpo Paljor Gyatso

Khenpo Paljor Gyatso

Khenpo Paljor Gyatso was born in the Golok region of Amdo, Tibet. As a child he was recognized as the rebirth of a lama from a nearby monastery. He began monastic life at the age of 9 under the guidance of Choktrul Kadag Rinpoche, and at the age of 16 entered Larung Tarig College of Lharung Gar Monastery in Serta, Kham, Tibet, where studied with his root lama, the great Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok as well as other important masters of the arts and sciences of Buddhist civilization. He studied the vast canon of sutra and tantra as well as Tibetan grammar, poetics, and history.  Khenpo distinguished himself among the 9000 students at the Serta monastery, and at the remarkably young age of 25, received the title of Khenchen.


Robert W. Clark, Ph.D.- Center Administrator

Robert W. Clark in Tsongkha, Tibet

 Robert W. Clark has been translating Tibetan texts and lectures by Tibetan scholars and lamas since 1972. He has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Virgina,and is professor of Tibetan and  the coordinator of the Tibetan Language Program at Stanford University.


Tardo Ling

Inside Tardo Ling

Tardo Ling was established in the San Francisco Bay area in 1996. It has hosted many lamas and Tibetan scholars of all lineages for lectures and for translations of Tibetan texts. Translations are available through our publishing office:


   Namo Arya Vaishravanaya


Tardo Ling 

1808 Sweetwood Dr

Broadmoor Village, CA 94015

email:  tardoling@gmail.com