Dakini Mountain Fundraiser

Dakini Mountain is a new Buddhist Center focused on the timeless Buddhist values of Harmony, Healing and Compassion within a modern context of Gender Equality, Celebration of Diversity and Ecological Sustainability.

Dakini Mountain offers:
- Tibetan Buddhist retreats
- Meditation retreats
- Bliss Yoga retreats
- Body-mind rejuvenation courses
- Healing and Detoxification Spa
- Traditional Ayurvedic Cleansing (Panchakarma)
- Sustainable living and permaculture
- Training in the life-affirming energy of all aspects of the Buddhist Yogi’s lifestyle
- Retreat space for Spiritual retreats for all denominations and religions, Women's
   retreats, LGBTQIA Retreats, Men's Retreats, Diversity retreats, People of Color
   Retreats and more!

Dakini Mountain is the international retreat center of Ngakpa International founded by Pema Khandro Rinpoche.    Ngakpa International is dedicated to making in-depth Buddhist education accessible and available to anyone who wants to study.

This is offered through a combination of online and in-person classes, trainings, retreats, one-on-one mentoring, and holistic healing programs.

Dakini Mountain is the main event location. It is also a Buddhist Power Center of Vajrayogini, the Female Tantric Buddha. It is open to all in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California every month on Dakini Day as well as for retreats and events.

Power Centers have long been a primary focus in the tradition of the Buddhist teachings - places consecrated and dynamically charged by potent Buddhist practices to foster experiences of inspiration and higher awareness that can change a person’s life and change the course of the culture, country and world wherein they are established.

Pema Khandro introduced the vision of Dakini Mountain as a power center of Vajrayogini, the female Tantric Buddha, saying, “Vajrayogini is the symbol of an alternate form of power that is under-represented in our time - the power of altruistic love. She is the ultimate symbol of gender inclusivity as a female Buddha who embodies innate wisdom and disrupts confusion through fiery insight. Vajrayogini is venerated in every sect of Tibetan Buddhism and appears in the legends of the great masters of Buddhism as a catalyst towards awakening.”

Dakini Mountain will house a Vajrayogini statue that has been made and consecrated in Boudha, Nepal. It will be installed and blessed during the Dakini Mountain grand opening celebration on May 31st, 2020.

This vision for Dakini Mountain will only happen with the effort, dedication and the support of many people.  Will you be one of those people? Will you help make Dakini Mountain a reality now and in the years ahead?

Thanks to people like you who have already supported Dakini Mountain, it is becoming a reality!  Escrow was closed on February 22 of this year, 2019. Hooray! It was a long-awaited, major accomplishment. Thank you so much for your support! Now more support is needed to usher in the second phase of infrastructure.

Dakini Mountain is a pristine, mountainous, 35 acre parcel that already came with a valuable foundation of infrastructure, including a beautiful lodge, pond and grassy meadow.

This bounty has already made it possible to have 3 retreats for members take place in 2019 - a great and auspicious beginning! Now, more infrastructure, new buildings and support is critically needed for Dakini Mountain to continue.  

Help Dakini Mountain and its values of Harmony, Healing, Compassion, Gender Equality, Diversity and Ecological Sustainability flourish!!  

Phase 2: Building a Power Center

The next phase of developing Dakini Mountain includes technology needed for powering large scale events(electrically speaking) as well as the installment of the spiritual and inspirational power of the Vajrayogini shrine. In order to be able to open this beautiful place to the public, this also includes key aspects of legal and permitting milestones and a guest cabin for event leaders further making this space available to host events and creating further sustainability of this project.

Phase 2 Goals: $354,700 

$100,000 - Solar System Upgrade.  Dakini Mountain is completely off the grid.  Doubling the capacity of the current system is needed for hosting larger groups.

$15,000 - Fire Clearing.  Northern California is a very high fire risk zone.  Brush clearing must be extensive and maintained to protect all structures.

$40,000 - Government Use Permits.  Local government laws and ordinances require a comprehensive permitting process.

$36,600 - Annual Insurance, Property Tax, and Propane Fees.

$6000 - 2019 Lodge and Facilities Upgrades.

$79,600 - Guest Cabin for teachers to come lead events including Pema Khandro Rinpoche, guest Lamas, other teachers and guests.

$7,500 - Installation of Vajrayogini statue and shrine to celebrate the feminine in Buddhism and foster the ideals of gender equality, harmony and compassion.

$69,000 - Other infrastructure expenses for 2019-2020 classes and retreats including website development and hosting, online meeting costs, accounting, printing, and other insurance needs.  

Will you help make this project possible?   Please donate now here at GoFundMe.

Or mail a check to:
Ngakpa International
PO Box 2396
Nevada City, California 95959

Ngakpa International is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization.
Want to learn more about Dakini Mountain, Pema Khandro Rinpoche and Ngakpa International?

Please visit the following websites:

And don’t forget to visit Dakini Mountain!   Plan now to come to the auspicious Grand Opening Consecration and Celebration on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Dakini Mountain, Nevada City, California.

Thank you for your support and see you at Dakini Mountain!



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Janak David Kimmel
Nevada City, CA
Ngakpa International
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