Drikung Dzogchen Community of Vermont was founded by Ontul Rinpoche in November 2001
"Due to interdependent origination and the arising of auspicious causes and conditions, H.E. Ontul Rinpoche has decided to transmit the cycle of Yangzab Treasure teachings in Vermont, over the next ten years. H.E. Ontul Rinpoche believes that the time is ripe for these profound teachings to to facilitate this transmissRinpoche has decided to establish a group in Vermont to support students in the practice and study of the Yangzab Treasure teachings. This group will also facilitate the teachings of Nuden Dorje. It is H.E. Ontul Rinpoche's wish that his students begin first with the foundation practices. His wish is that Yangzab practitioners come together on a regular basis and engage in these practices whole heartedly with a pure motivation of benefiting all sentient beings. May these profound precious teachings flourish and illuminate the darkness of ignorance."