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06/11/2018
Ven. Lama Zasep Rinpoche visit in November 2018

Gaden KhachoeShing Monastery happy and honor to announce upcoming visit of Ven. Lama Zasep Rinpoche in November 2018.   During his visit Ven. Rinpoche will offer teachings and bestow initiations. More details coming soon..



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5/16/18
Saka Dawa 2018: Cittamani Tara retreat

Event: Saka Dawa: Cittamani Tara retreat

Date: Wednesday, May 16th - Tuesday, May 29th 2018.

We are doing main Green Cittamani Tara retreat.  Tara helps all beings to achieve all mundance and supramundane wishes, dispel all osbticles, protect from all…

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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.