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10/19/2018
Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang Pari Nirvana day

Event: Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang Pari-Nirvana day: Tsog offering

Date: Sunday, October 21st

Location: Gaden KhachoeShing Monastery

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang was one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist Masters of our time, taking birth at the turn of…

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7/28/18
Ven Lama Zasep Rinpoche visit Nov. 2018

Ven. Lama Zasep Rinpoche will visit Gaden KhachoeShing Monastery in November 2018.  Venerable Rinpoche will be offer

Teachings on Gaden Mahamudra practice, Yamantaka Empowerment, Commentary on Yamantaka practice, Long life (Tenshug) ceremony and take part in Yangdrup ceremony etc.. Please…

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Gaden KhachoeShing

Vajrayogini
Vajrayogini

Gaden KhachoeShing is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bloomington, IN (USA) dedicated to preserving the Buddha's teachings as transmitted by the Gelugpa lineage for the benefit of all beings. It officially opened in 2007 under the spiritual direction of the Venerable Choje (Kuten) Lama and with the blessings of the great lineage protector Dorje Shugden and many lineage masters.

The name Gaden KhachoeShing was given by Dorje Shugden and carries deep spiritual meaning: Gaden is the name of the pure land (or heaven) of Maitreya Buddha, the next Buddha to come to earth, who has a special and strong connection to the Gaden lineage. Khachoe is the name of the pure land of the female Buddha Vajrayogini, through whom one can attain enlightenment in just one short lifetime. Shing is the Tibetan word for the heavenly pure lands where one can go to attain enlightenment quickly.

Many who visit Gaden KhachoeShing for the first time realize this name is remarkably fitting, for it resembles the pure lands described in traditional Buddhist texts. Encircled by a wide stream, the property rises 128 acres through lush forest to an area that opens up into several meadows, including a clearing that from aerial photographs looks like the shape of a left hand. At the same time, the site is only 15 minutes from downtown Bloomington. This combination of seclusion and proximity provides the ideal environment for religious study by offering the benefits of isolation from worldly affairs as well as easy access to all necessary amenities of daily life.