Thubten Norbu Ling

130 Rabbit Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Description of Organization

Thubten Norbu Ling was established in 2000. Thubten Norbu Ling is dedicated to presenting Tibetan Buddhism in ways that are applicable to modern life. The organization offers philosophy courses, guided meditation, and spiritual practices along with retreats, outreach projects, and Tibetan cultural activities. Thubten Norbu Ling’s programmatic approach is a blend of Buddhist education and engaged practice.

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2018, a grant in the amount of $15,000 was awarded to Thubten Norbu Ling to help support the launch of a secular ethics training initiative that will be eligible for accreditation as continuing education training for professionals in multiple states. The overall goal of this initiative was to deliver a program that utilizes Buddhist wisdom and methods to help professionals reduce stress and burnout, and to work and live with increased contentment and productivity. The Lenz Foundation grant was used to develop specialized curriculum tailored to two professional industry segments. The first phase of the project involved completing the curriculum design, identifying and engaging industry partners, and securing accreditation of course materials by the appropriate industry entities. The second phase of the project featured training activities in New Mexico and an out-of-state location. Grant funds offset curriculum development expense as well as direct training costs (travel, venue fees, food for trainees, production of course materials, and compensation for facilitators).