Introduction To Buddhism



          Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center


DGCEC welcomes seekers, committed Buddhist practitioners, and those who are curious about the tradition.


Appointments are requested to meet with our teacher, Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal. Please call 502-614-5616.


Shrine Room Etiquette
All are welcome to weekly dharma talks and community meditation. Special events and visiting teachers require registration and a fee making such wonderful offerings possible in our community.

Please be mindful:

  • Shoes belong by the door of the center (bare feet are acceptable)
  • Phones must be turned off (“vibrate” setting can be heard by others) and put away until you depart
  • Whispering during teachings or meditation distracts others
  • Leave all drinks outside the shrine room

Suggested book for Introduction to Buddhism Classes at Drepung Gomang Center (2019):

Kindness, Clarity and Insight
By H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffery Hopkins

Opening of the Eye of New Awareness
By H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Donald S. Lopez with Jeffrey Hopkins

The World of Tibetan Buddhism
By H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated, edited and annotated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa

The Meaning of Life - Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect
By H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins

The Four Noble Truths
By H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa, edited by Dominique Side & Dr. Thupten Jinpa

Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions
By H.H. the Dalai Lama and Ven Thubten Chodron

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by John Powers

Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron

Essential Tibetan Buddhism by Robert A. F. Thurman