TNL preserves the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Thubten Norbu Ling means Land of the Jewels of Buddha’s Teachings. The roots of our Gelug tradition are the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa, a Buddhist master who lived in Tibet six hundred years ago. These teachings were brought to the Western world and the United States by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the 1960s. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is our inspiration and guide.