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

Upcoming Events


Nuns from Jangchub Choeling Nunnery in Karnataka, India

April 9 – 22, 2024

DGCEC is pleased and honored to welcome this very first tour from Jangchub Choeling Nunnery, which is located close to Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India. Read more about each event at the provided link.

Tibetan Merchandise Sale   Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 – 7:00pm and during the Green Tara Sacred Sand Mandala construction.

Tibetan Dinner and Conversation with Tour Members: Friday, April 12, 6:00 – 7:30pm at DGCEC; Cost on Sliding Scale: $25, $30, $35

Women in Buddhism: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-4:30pm, at DGCEC and via Zoom; Cost on Sliding Scale: $20, $25, $30

Chod Practice for Clearing Obstacles: Sunday, April 14, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Foxhollow Farm, 8905 Hwy 329, Crestwood, KY 40014; Cost on a Sliding Scale: $30, $40, $50 or $100 Sponsor Level

Green Tara Sacred Sand Mandala: Tuesday, April 16 to Sunday, April 21 at DGCEC - Opening: Tuesday, 10:00am; Construction Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Dissolution: Sunday, April 21, 3pm. All are welcome.

Tara Puja to Remove Life Obstacles and to Aid in the Spiritual PathThursday, April 18, 4:30 – 5:30pm, at DGCEC and via Zoom. Cost on Sliding Scale: $10, $15, $20

Medicine Buddha Healing Puja: Saturday, April 20, 5:00-6:00pm, at DGCEC and via Zoom: Cost on Sliding Scale: $10, $15, $20


SUNDAY TEACHING: “Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva” with Geshe Rapgyal - Sundays, 10-11:30am, In-Person or via Zoom. Join Geshela for this teaching on Shantideva’s essential text, continuing from Chapter 8. Please email [email protected] for the Zoom Link or the text.


DHARMA TALK: INTRO TO BUDDHISM with Geshe Rapgyal - Saturday, April 13, 10-11am, In-Person or via Zoom 

Learn from a great philosopher and practitioner, Je Tsongkhapa, through his text “Foundation of All Good Qualities”. Lama Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Please Register HERE for the Zoom Link or to join us In-Person.

Drepung Gomang Monastery's 2023-25 Sacred Arts Tour

Drepung Gomang Monastery's 2023-24 Sacred Arts Tour

DGCEC is delighted to host this official tour of Drepung Gomang Monastery.

Visit the Sacred Arts Tour Schedule HERE.

Interested in a Visit at Your Location? Contact National Coordinator, Anne Walter for details: [email protected] or 502-619-1652.


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Featured Dharma Offerings

Wednesday - Meditation

Community meditation with chanting and prayers 

All Welcome!

with the Monks of DGCEC In-Person

Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday - Buddhist Teachings

All Welcome

with Geshe Rapgyal In-Person or via Zoom

2nd Saturday, 10 - 11am

One Saturday a Month:  Mini-Retreat, 9:00am - Noon

Sunday 10 - 11:30am

Special Dharma Classes

Special Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Classes

All Welcome

with Geshe Rapgyal

Registration Required

Sacred Arts Tour

2023-24 Sacred Arts Tour - Events

Be part of welcoming the new tour! Find out more about house blessings, sand mandalas, and cultural performances

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Monthly - Green Tara Sadhana

Prayers and Offerings to Green Tara

All Welcome!

with DGCEC Monks

First Saturday, 10am - Noon, In-Person

Deity Meditation Retreat

Different practice each month

Registration Required

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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 transformative secular training by principal author, Dr. Thupten Jinpa, based on contemporary neuroscience and centuries of practice

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with Anne Walter

Wednesday - Noontime Meditation

Led by various leaders and in various meditation styles


Wednesdays 12:10 - 12:40 pm

Friday - Early Morning Meditation

Start the day with an "Awakening Meditation" session

On Hold 

Sacred Arts Tour - Events

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

2023-24 Drepung Gomang Sacred Arts Tour arrives July 25

Louisville's Arms of Compassion

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

All Welcome!

Via Zoom - 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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