DDC International
The Drikung Dzogchen Community of Arizona was created in Tucson by the Ven. Ontul Rinpoche during Shitro and Yangzab empowerments and teachings that took place during 2000 and 2001. A group of students has been regularly practicing under Rinpoche's guidance, focusing on the Yangzab cycle and learning about Rimey style Buddhism. Ontul Rinpoche appointed Lewis Humphreys as coordinator of DDC Arizona in September 2003, and he remains the local point of contact. There is a growing Sangha of devoted Vajrayana students who meet regularly to practice and share thoughts regarding their experience of the Dharma and wonder at the countless blessings bestowed by these precious teachings. We are currently receiving instruction from Ontul Rinpoche (Ontul means elder bro) and Chung Thupten Nyingpo Rinpoche (Chung means younger bro).

Our weekly meeting often begins with a brief teaching led by Cliff Leftwich of Dharmakirti College, followed by 'Nine Round Breath', and 'Om Ah Hung' purification practice. We then formally practice one of the Sadhana's for which the group has received an empowerment and instruction. We have a warm and collegial group who welcome interested students.
DDCA Centre
For more information, kindly contact us at ddcarizona@yahoo.com