Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age, received traditional Buddhist training from various teachers. In the course of his studies he developed a special affinity towards a very inspiring Dharma teacher and hermit named Lama Tsurlo. Lama Tsurlo’s kindness and wisdom gave him the firm base to advance in his Dharma practice and still serves as a source of inspiration on the spiritual path, as well as in his work as a teacher.
In the 1990s, Anam Thubten came to America, and people began requesting Dharma teachings from him. Since then, he has been traveling and teaching extensively in the U.S. and abroad. He is the founder of the Dharmata Foundation and the author of various articles and books in both the Tibetan and English language. His first book in English appeared under the title “No Self, No Problem”. His newest book is “The Magic of Awareness”. Anam Thubten’s teachings mainly draw from Prajnaparamita, the timeless non-conceptual wisdom of Buddha. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Northern California.
Dharmata Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 2005. It is dedicated to providing spiritual seekers the opportunity to embrace the Buddhadharma, the teachings of the Buddha, which is a true path to inner freedom. Dharmata offers public discourses, weekly meditation practices, weekend retreats, and longer residential retreats, under the guidance of teachers such as Anam Thubten.
Dharmata Foundation has its headquarters in the Bay Area of northern California. Dyana Hall in Point Richmond provides a beautiful setting for the main community (sangha) and all interested guests to gather for regular meditation practice, teachings and periodic retreats. Various Dharmata sanghas nationwide also host weekly practice and retreat opportunities. Please see the calendar of events and list of Dharmata sanghas for more information.