GSL Monastery News

Weekly Teachings

There will not be any teachings or practice at the monastery this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!

Upcoming Events

Lama Zasep Rinpoche offers:
How to rely on your spiritual teacher

December 5 (Tuesday6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(More info and RSVP)

Cittamani (Green) Tara Initiation
December 6 (Wednesday6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(More info and RSVP)

Meditation for beginners by Ven. Jamyang
December 15th 7 p.m.
(More info and RSVP)

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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.

GSL Monastery

Your generosity supports our monastery to continue to help many sentient beings and create a foundation of peace and happiness for generations to come.  

You can support GSL Monastery simply by registering your Kroger card and rewards to GSL Monastery. For registration: Please go to and register your Kroger rewards Card online, using our organization name (GSL Monastery) and/or NPO number (82095).
During April Kroger Loyalty Card customers will be required to re-register their favorite charity in order to continue supporting that organization through the donation program. April 30, is the deadline for renewing your Kroger discount card. If you haven't registered your card to support GSL Monastery, you can do so at this time.

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Vajrasattva Practice Friday 7:00 p.m. Vajrasattva is a Buddha who helps us purify all our negative karma. The practice is chanted in Tibetan, however, there is an English translation available. All are welcome to participate. Kangaso Saturday 10:00 a.m. Each lunar month we perform this protector practice in appreciation for the conducive conditions Dharmapala provides for all our Dharma activities. We also request continued blessings and support for our future endeavors. This practice it open to all, offerings are welcome.