Ogyen Gatsal Ling roughly translated means "Padmasambhava's garden of bliss".  It is the name given to our home by Tibetan Buddhist Monks from a monastery in India who stayed in the home shortly after it was purchased.  

In Buddhism, bliss is experienced through the direct abiding realization of the ultimate nature of reality, often referred to as enlightenment.  In order to realize bliss one must cultivate wisdom and compassion, and once the ultimate nature of ones own being is realized, wisdom and compassion is its natural expression.  Ogyen Gatsal Ling, the garden of wisdom and compassion, actually resides within you.

We open our home to share our love for the dharma with you.  We are not a business or organization, we offer what we can from our professional and spiritual training, our life experience, our mediation and retreat experience and our passion to be of service to the dharma, the ultimate nature of reality.


Jim (Dorje) Rush, Phd Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies with 40 years of teaching experience and over 45 years of meditation experience. Jim has taught at Philander Smith College since 1976 and at Arkansas Governor's School since 1979. He taught Medical Ethics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for over 25 years. He has been a Methodist Minister for over 50 years, now retired, he once served churches in Connecticut, New York and Arkansas. Jim studied with Dr. Lawrence LeShan in the art of Spiritual Healing, and Holotropic Breathwork with Stan and Christina Grof. Jim has studied with Eastern and Western teachers with emphasis in Mayhayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, Buddhist ethics, Tibetan Book of The Dead, Phowa, Medicine Buddha, Dzogchen and the non-dual teachings of Adyashanti. His main Buddhist teachers have been Lama Tarchin Rinpoche, Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo, and Anam Thubten Rinpoche. Jims credentials: Phd in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Methodist Minister (retired), Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator.

Jim (Dorje) Rush, Phd

Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies with 40 years of teaching experience and over 45 years of meditation experience.

Jim has taught at Philander Smith College since 1976 and at Arkansas Governor's School since 1979. He taught Medical Ethics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for over 25 years. He has been a Methodist Minister for over 50 years, now retired, he once served churches in Connecticut, New York and Arkansas.

Jim studied with Dr. Lawrence LeShan in the art of Spiritual Healing, and Holotropic Breathwork with Stan and Christina Grof.

Jim has studied with Eastern and Western teachers with emphasis in Mayhayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, Buddhist ethics, Tibetan Book of The Dead, Phowa, Medicine Buddha, Dzogchen and the non-dual teachings of Adyashanti.

His main Buddhist teachers have been Lama Tarchin Rinpoche, Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo, and Anam Thubten Rinpoche.

Jims credentials: Phd in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Methodist Minister (retired), Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator.

Kaycie (Yeshe) Marler, LCSW Kaycie has over 20 years experience in the mental health field as a psychotherapist, and 14 years of meditation experience.  Kaycie's teachings reflect retreat experience and study with Eastern and Western teachers with emphasis in Mayhayana Buddhism and Dzogchen. Including study of the Prajnaparamita, Heart Sutra and the 37 Verses of the Practice of the Bodhisattva. Among her many teachers, her most formative guides are Anam Thubten Rinpoche and Adyashanti,  During the year 2012 she spent 9 months in retreat in the high desert of New Mexico, in which 6 months were spent in silence in a meditation cave.  It is through the encouragement of her teacher, that Kaycie began teaching and offering satsang where she gently points others inward to awaken to and embody their True Nature. Kaycie’s credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ordained Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, Art Therapist, and Reiki Master. 

Kaycie (Yeshe) Marler, LCSW

Kaycie has over 20 years experience in the mental health field as a psychotherapist, and 14 years of meditation experience. 

Kaycie's teachings reflect retreat experience and study with Eastern and Western teachers with emphasis in Mayhayana Buddhism and Dzogchen. Including study of the Prajnaparamita, Heart Sutra and the 37 Verses of the Practice of the Bodhisattva. Among her many teachers, her most formative guides are Anam Thubten Rinpoche and Adyashanti, 

During the year 2012 she spent 9 months in retreat in the high desert of New Mexico, in which 6 months were spent in silence in a meditation cave. 

It is through the encouragement of her teacher, that Kaycie began teaching and offering satsang where she gently points others inward to awaken to and embody their True Nature.

Kaycie’s credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ordained Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, Art Therapist, and Reiki Master. 

Ling Ling A master of one-pointed focus. Ling Ling enjoys greeting those who attend meditation. She is a great teacher of love and pure beingness.

Ling Ling

A master of one-pointed focus. Ling Ling enjoys greeting those who attend meditation. She is a great teacher of love and pure beingness.