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

Equanimity can be described as balance: a spacious stillness that allows us to accept things as they are. The power of this balance is that it allows us to avoid both apathy and indifference on the one hand, and acute reactivity on the other.

And though the quality of compassion may be frequently denigrated in popular culture as simplistic and weak, compassion has an inherent power to transform our worldview from one of fear and isolation to one rooted in clarity, courage, and kindness.

These can be most helpful when we are facing challenging times in our lives, especially the challenges that we are deeply invested in. Often though, such moments in life also tend to be the ones where equanimity and compassion feel most out of reach.

Sharon Salzberg offers practical and empowering tools to cultivate these qualities when it is most needed. Learn how to cultivate greater clarity, balance, and kindness through different mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation techniques.

When true compassion and equanimity are present, they are the ground out of which resilience is strengthened so that sustained transformation can occur.


All sessions are Eastern Time.

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer, world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. She was among the first to bring mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation to mainstream American culture nearly 50 years ago, inspiring generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers.

Sharon is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of fifteen books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness and her seminal work, Lovingkindness. This year Sharon released Real Life and Finding Your Way. Sharon’s podcast, The Metta Hour, has amassed six million downloads and features interviews with thought leaders from the mindfulness movement and beyond. www.sharonsalzberg.com.

Welcome to Drepung Gomang Monastery's 2023-24 Sacred Arts Tour

Drepung Gomang Monastery's 2023-24 Sacred Arts Tour

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

Watch the group construct a Compassion Buddha Sacred Sand Mandala at the Festival of Faiths, Thursday to Saturday, November 16-18 (Kentucky Center of the Arts). See other Festival events HERE.

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.

Prayers for All Who are Suffering

Geshe Rapgyal and resident monks hold in special prayer all who are suffering and all working for peace and nonviolence.  Join us in-person at 10am on 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 for prayers that include the Heart Sutra, Green Tara Mantras, Tea Puja and Dedication prayers. Contact drepunggomangcompass[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

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

Click for info about the 2023-24 Tour Schedule



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 

Learn More Here


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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