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



 Twelve Days Toward Peace

September 21 to October 2

Neuroscience has confirmed that when we hear or see stories of real people generating goodness, we are much more likely to do the same. Do you need some encouragement and companionship on the path of nourishing an attitude of compassion and nonharm?  Join us during DGCEC's 8th annual 12 Days Toward Peace with many options opportunities.

International Day of Peace Candlelight Vigil, Big Four Walking Bridge, Wednesday, Sept 21, 6:30pm – 7:30pm - Intention-setting gathering including final meditation of Louisville Resonant City Peace Project, and candle-light walk. All welcome.

Morning Practice for Nonviolence: Daily, 7:30-8:00am, via Zoom: Set an intention to expand nonviolence in your heart and actions; guided by community peacemakers. Registration required 

"Nonviolence through Resisting White Supremacy” Nonviolence Tools Workshop with Rashaad Abdur-Rahman: Thursday, Sept 22, 10-11:30am, In-Person. Registration required

Nonharm and Our Earth – Meditation on Beargrass Creek: Thursday, Sept 22, 5:30 – 8pm, $20 fee, limited seating on the 30ft Voyageur Canoe! Light clean up, meet water birds, and more. Registration Required

“Meeting in the Field: Exploring a Nonviolent Communication Framework” Nonviolence Tools Workshop with Cory Lockhart:  Tuesday, Sept 27, 9-10am, In-Person. Registration required

24 Hour Vigil for Nonviolence: Wednesday, Sept 28, 7pm to Thursday, Sept 29, 7pm, In-Person with masks at DGCEC: Each hour is marked by meditation, song, poetry or prayer. Join at any time you are able

"Compassion and Gratitude" Nonviolence Tools Workshop with Anne Walter: Thursday, September 29, 4:00 - 5:00pm, via Zoom, Registration required

"Transforming Limiting Beliefs" Nonviolence Tools Workshop with Maggie Jezreel: Friday, September 30, 10 - 11:30am, via Zoom, Registration required

International Day of Nonviolence: Community Gathering: Sunday, October 2, 3:00-4:00pm, Trager Park on Spalding University Campus (2nd and Kentucky Streets)  Dedication of 12 Days efforts. All are Welcome

Upcoming Events

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

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

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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 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

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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 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

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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

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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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