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

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 CALM ABIDING MEDITATION with Geshe Rapgyal - Saturday, June 8, 10-11am, In-Person or via Zoom 

Geshela will offer a Dharma Talk reflection on Shamatha / Calm Abiding Meditation, and lead participants in the practice. This class is offered for free for all who are interested, but please register for the Zoom Link or to join us In-Person.


MIND TRAINING MEDITATION PRACTICE MINI-RETREAT with Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal: Saturday, June 22, 10am – 3pm, via Zoom or In-Person

Join Geshela for this special opportunity to be guided by the text, “Three Principal Aspects of the Path” by Lama Tsongkhapa, and to practice meditation. A simple lunch will be provided.  Registration Required: Cost on a Sliding Scale: $40, $50, $60.

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. They will visit Louisville from June 12 to 16. Please call to schedule your house blessing!


Buddha Ritual and Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thursday, June 13, 6:30 - 7:30pm, In-Person or via Zoom

You are invited to join us for this special Tibetan Buddhist Medicine Buddha Ritual, Mantra Recitation, and Long Life Prayer for His Holiness led by the visiting touring monks.   Suggested donation: $10, $15 or $20.  Register here.


Three-Course Tibetan Dinner and Conversation with the Tour Members, Friday, June 14, 6:00 – 7:30pm

This fun evening begins with a delicious Tibetan meal including beef or veggie momos, ping soup (vegetable with rice noodle soup) with traditional tingmo (steamed rolls), and more – all created by our visiting tour monks.  Vegan options are available.  After the hearty meal the monks will share a bit of their life stories and US adventures in a conversation-style format. Registration Required - Limited Seating! Please pay what you can. Cost on a Sliding Scale: $25, $30, $35, or $75 sponsor-rate.

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

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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

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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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