Founded in 1993, the Three Rivers Dharma Center is a Tibetan Buddhist organization of Drikung Kagyu lineage whose intent has been to make the Buddha's teachings available in the Pittsburgh area through instruction by visiting Tibetan lamas, group study and practice.
Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices based on the teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as "The Buddha". Tibetan Buddhism is the body of Buddhist religious doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas, and is primarily divided into four main traditions: Nyingma, Kagyu, Gelug and Sakya.
Drikung is part of the Kagyu school, which puts a particularly strong emphasis on guru devotion, guru yoga and the personal transmission of esoteric instructions from master to disciple.
Housed in a redbrick commercial building, the Three Rivers Dharma Center has a library of books on Buddhist philosophy and art; a meeting room with television and vcr; and a room available to other like-minded organizations or persons, for special events or ongoing practices.
Varies per event or program.
Metered, on-street parking is available.