Gaden for the West Gompa Project
At this time of great change in the world, in the
beautiful mountainous Kootenay region, a seed
has sprouted. Under the spiritual direction of
Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, devoted
practitioners of the Buddha Dharma have purchased
land with buildings to create an International Gompa
(Temple) in the Gaden tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Gaden for the West Gompa is a sanctuary for
meditation and contemplation, where people can find
peace. A gathering place where practitioners can purify
their mind and body and attain realizations of
Enlightenment and Buddhahood for the benefit of all living beings.
This Gompa will be both for people who follow the teachings
of Lama Tsongkhapa (the Gelug tradition) and other traditions. The purpose
of acquiring a Gompa is so people can do group retreats
and study the Three Vehicles, as well as Buddhist philosophy, debate and
logic. It is our desire that the Gompa will serve many people and will
gather support from different parts of the world.
We will invite great lamas and wonderful Dharma teachers who will bless
and inspire us through their teachings.