GSL Monastery News

Weekly Teachings

Introduction to Buddhism
7 PM, Friday
This ongoing class looks as different aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. No previous knowledge of Buddhism is required and questions are encouraged. Ven. Jamyang Lama will teach this class - all are welcome.

Dharma Discourse
Saturday, 10 AM
Our resident teacher, Ven. Geshe Kuten Lama, is offering instruction on the monastery's protector practice. In addition to learning the chant melodies and pronunciation of the Tibetan words, Kuten Lama also offers explanations about the practice itself. Those interested in learning this practice are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Meditation
May 2 and May 9 (Fridays)
7 p.m.
Please Click Here to RSVP

Meditation is a very effective technique for training the mind to remain peaceful and uninterrupted over an extended period of time. The benefits of a calm mind last well beyond the meditation session; it helps us attain peace and tranquility and be more productive in our everyday life.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this two-part course to learn this simple yet powerful form of meditation. No previous knowledge in Buddhism is required. Please Click Here to RSVP so that we can prepare for the appropriate number of participants. You may also register by calling the monastery at 513.385.7116.

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Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery

BuddhaGaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery, founded in 1999, is a community center for Buddhist study, practice, and culture. It is a tiny corner of Tibet transplanted to the West Side of Cincinnati. Historically, a Tibetan town monastery served as a hub of spiritual and communal activity. Community members drew religious and spiritual inspiration from the monastery and provided material support for the monks, who focused their efforts on helping all sentient beings.

GSL Monastery continues this tradition by offering classes, meditation practice and special events for those in the community who wish to learn about or study Tibetan Buddhism as a philosophy for life, a spiritual path or a religious practice. Our teachers offer instruction handed down from Shakyamuni Buddha (“The Buddha”) and passed from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage for over 2,500 years.

All are welcome. Our purpose is not to convert individuals to Buddhism. Rather, our intention in offering the teachings is to assist others in attaining happiness and peace.

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