A Warm Welcome From Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal

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

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

For the Time Being...


In response to the COVID-19 healthcare crisis, Geshe Rapgyal, Honorable Minyak Rinpoche, and Drepung Gomang monks offer twelve days of special rituals and prayers for the healing of our community and the world.

We invite everyone of all traditions to commit to prayer during these same times.

Connect in remotely during the prayer times through our Facebook Live posts each day or maintain mindfulness from your own location.

                     For the most recent live recording CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Events

In compliance with CDC best practices, these rituals are

NOT OPEN to the public.


DGCEC offers a 12-day Dup Chod, intensive ritual practice, for all people
Tibetan Buddhist Medicine Buddha Sacred Sand Mandala:  

Friday, Mar 20 – Tuesday, Mar 24

10 – 11 am: Medicine Buddha Healing Ritual and mandala construction
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Medicine Buddha Healing Ritual

Medicine Buddha Mandala

Green Tara Ritual with 100,000 Mantras:

Wednesday, Mar 25 – Friday, Mar 27

10 – 11am: Green Tara Healing Ritual with mantra recitation
2 – 2:45pm and 4:30 – 5:30pm:  Green Tara Healing Ritual with mantra recitation
Compassion Buddha Ritual with 100,000 Mantras: 

Saturday, Mar 28 – Monday, Mar 30
10 – 11am:  Compassion Buddha Healing Ritual with mantra recitation

4:30 – 5:30pm:  Compassion Buddha Healing Ritual with mantra recitation
Dedication Prayer and Dissolution of the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala:  

Tuesday, Mar 31, 10 – 11am


Please do not visit the center for these ceremonies. 

Please watch online, on Facebook, or offer prayer from your own location. Together - even if separated - we can make a difference for our community.


Donation for Global Healing

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Featured Dharma Offerings

Wednesday - Meditation

Community meditation with chanting and prayers

All Welcome!

with the Monks of DGCEC

Wednesdays 7 - 8 pm

Saturday & Sunday - Buddhist Teachings

All Welcome

with Geshe Rapgyal

Saturday 3:30 - 5 pm

Sunday 10 - Noon

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 the 2019/20 Tour Schedule



Monthly - Green Tara Sadhana

Prayers and Offerings to Green Tara

All Welcome!

with DGCEC Monks

Saturday 10 - noon

Deity Meditation Retreat

Different Deity practice each month

Registration Required

Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Check for Dates

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 training backed by Stanford research, and the Dalai Lama

Sign up here...

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

Giving - How To Support Us

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

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