Iron Knot Ranch lies at the end of a long dirt road in the mountains of southern New Mexico, 45 minutes beyond the middle of nowhere. Established under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist master His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Iron Knot Ranch is a developing retreat center founded on the belief that the true nature of all living beings is inherently pure, wise and compassionate and that it is only a pervasive but superficial confusion that prevents us from knowing this to be so. With this in mind, the work and spiritual practice of Iron Knot Ranch are dedicated to the discovery of this truth in ourselves and others.
Iron Knot Ranch upholds both traditional Vajrayana Buddhist Practice, and trainings accessible to people of all religions and walks of life through the Bodhisattva Peace Institute. These trainings offer a simple set of tools for anyone who wishes to effect positive change in their lives and the lives of others.