A Warm Welcome From Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal

Executive Director of Drepung Gomang Center For Engaging Compassion - Louisville's Tibetan Buddhist & Compassion Education Center

Dalai Lama in Louisville

Louisville's Center for Tibetan Buddhism

Experience weekly Tibetan Buddhist teachings, meditation & special ceremonies in the tranquil setting of the Tashi Gomang Dharma Center Shrine Room

Compassion Education Center

Offering classes in Compassion Engagement, Mind Training, Earth Reverence and Nonviolence Education for our Louisville community

Drepung Gomang Monastery

We are the North American Seat of Drepung Gomang Monastery in Southern India... home to over 2000 monks

Helping Preserve The Endangered Tibetan Culture

Working to raise awareness and support the fragile existence of Tibet

Interfaith Dialogue & Peacemaking

Promoting a pathway to peace and understanding between cultures and religious traditions

Sacred Arts Tour

Host & National Coordinator for the touring Drepung Gomang Monks as they promote compassion & Tibetan culture throughout the USA

Passing of Venerable Geshe Sangay Gyatso

We are saddened to share the news that our first resident teacher, Geshe Sangay, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 27 at 10:45pm in Tibet.

Please join us for his 49th Day Commemoration on Monday, February 13, 10:00am.

May all the goodness that Geshe Sangay shared with his students at Drepung Gomang Institute from 2003 to 2011, and may all his compassionate aspirations, bear fruit in our lives and our community.

The Center is Open with Masks Required Inside

Special thanks for all who make up our community. Learn more about membership HERE.

Upcoming Events

Nourish your compassionate heart with our diverse offerings.  See other programs and classes available via the Zoom platform or In-Person with Masks Required inside: HERE.

Watch for our 2023 Dharma Teaching Schedule beginning January 15th when our teacher, Geshe Rapgyal, returns from India.

DGCEC Continues Prayers for All Who are Suffering

Geshe Rapgyal, Geshe Sonam and Geshe Gedun hold in special prayer all who are suffering in the pandemic and all working for peace and nonviolence.

Join us in-person at 10am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays for these prayers for World Peace, for the community, and for special requests. You are welcome to be present in the shrine room with a mask on at all times. Prayers include the Heart Sutra, Green Tara Mantras, Tea Puja and Dedication prayers. Contact [email protected] or 502-614-5616 to request prayers for your needs.

Dissolution and Dedication of the Medicine Buddha Sacred Sand Mandala on Monday, May 16, 2022 after 26 months of rituals and prayers for all suffering in the pandemic.  Watch Here.


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Featured Dharma Offerings: Contact us about whether events are In-Person, via Zoom or FaceBook

Wednesday - Meditation

Community meditation with chanting and prayers 

All Welcome!

with the Monks of DGCEC In-Person

Wednesdays 7 - 7:40 pm

Saturday & Sunday - Buddhist Teachings

All Welcome

with Geshe Rapgyal In-Person or via Zoom

2nd and 4th Saturday, 3:30 - 5 pm

Sunday 10 - 11:30am

Special Dharma Classes

Special Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Classes

All Welcome

with Geshe Rapgyal

Registration Required

Sacred Arts Tour

Sacred Arts Tour - Events

Find out more about house blessings, sand mandalas, and cultural performances

Click for info about the 2022-23 Tour Schedule



Monthly - Green Tara Sadhana

Prayers and Offerings to Green Tara

All Welcome!

with DGCEC Monks

First Saturday, 10am - noon, In-Person with Masks

Deity Meditation Retreat

Different Deity practice each month

Registration Required

Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Prayer Held on the Full Moon

Prayers and Offerings at the time of the full moon

All Welcome!


Visiting Dharma Teachers

We are honored to host many esteemed teachers

Learn More Here...

Offerings for the Community

Pujas, House Blessings, and Special Rituals 

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Featured Compassion Education Center Offerings

Compassion Cultivation Training

Cutting edge training backed by Stanford research, and the Dalai Lama

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with Anne Walter

Wednesday - Noontime Meditation

Led by various leaders and in various meditation styles

Drop in

All Welcome!

Wednesdays 12:10 - 12:50 pm

Friday - Early Morning Meditation

Start the day with an "Awakening Meditation" session

Drop in

All Welcome!

with Peter Buecker, MD

Fridays  7:30 - 8 am

Sacred Arts Tour - Events

Find out more about house blessings, sand mandalas, and cultural performances

Click for their 2019/20 Tour Schedule

Louisville's Arms of Compassion

Stand in solidarity with family and friends of those who have been murdered recently.

All Welcome!

Call DGCEC Office for Dates

Fridays  12:00 - 12:30 pm

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Discover the many ways in which your support can help us grow compassion in the world

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