Ewam is a religious, charitable and educational non-profit and was established in 1999 under the spiritual guidance of its founder, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. Ewam's mission is to advance and cultivate spiritual awareness in the west and throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the study and practices of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhism, in its various aspects, including philosophical, psychological and medicine. Ewam’s purpose is to preserve Tibetan Buddhism. Ewam’s teachers offer Buddhist retreats and teachings, throughout the year. Ewam encourages weekly Buddhist practice sessions at all Ewam locations around the world.