Karma Thegsum Tashi Gomang was founded by His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. In this remote area of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, H.H. foresaw a place where the Tibetan culture could survive. He envisioned a monastery, retreat center, Tibetan medical center, and a village where several hundred lay people could reside. We are dedicated to making his and now the XVII Gyalwa Karmapa's visions a reality.