Thirteen years ago the Institute for Visionary Leadership began operations. The simple mission was to help others realize their own spiritual connection and purpose. During the past years under the guidance of Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche and the direction of former resident Director Rea Barkley and the love and support of many friends of the Institute, its 365 acres and buildings were restored and beautified, including the 1790’s Farm House that now serves as home to our resident teachers and the barn from the 1880’s that now serves as the Gompa, Bookstore, Office and Dining Hall complete with a commercial kitchen. Under the guidance of H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche the former resident Director Rae Barkley ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist Nun by Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche prior to her passing in March, 2004 and known as Ani Tsering Lhamo. It was Ani Tsering Lhamo’s wish that the Institute be offered to His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche.