Gaden Tenzin Ling in Ithaca, NY (1988)

The following article is from the Autumn, 1988 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.



Ven. Tara Tulku Rinpoche at Gaden Tenzin Ling


Gaden Tenzin Ling (GTL) was a Tibetan Buddhist Center in Ithaca, New York. Though the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is a bit off the beaten path, GTL was honored by visits from many prominent teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, and brought students from as far away as Michigan and Florida.

Since winter 1987, GTL teachers included:

All of the events were successful and well attended.


Zasep Rinpoche of Toronto was the director of GTL, and came for teachings and retreats several times a year. On November 19 and 20, 1988, he was scheduled for a weekend of Shamatha and Chenrezig meditation, to which all were invited.

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Gaden Choling Toronto

For updated information about Zasep Tulku Rinpoche:

"Welcome to Jamyang Karpo, the repository for the Tibetan Buddhist Teachings of Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Zasep Tulku is the spiritual head of a number of Buddhist Centers, including Gaden Tashi Choling Retreat Centre in Nelson, BC, CanadaVancouver, BC, Calgary, Alberta, Toronto, ONOttawa, ON, Thunder Bay, ONSeattle, WAMoscow, IDKalamazoo, MI, and Tasmania, Australia.

The Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, a highly realized and internationally respected teacher of Gelugpa Buddhism, was born in Tibet in the province of Kham in 1948. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche was recognized as the 13th incarnation of Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery."


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Current Tibetan Buddhist Center in Ithaca, NY:

"Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in Ithaca, New York, is the North American Seat of the Personal Monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The founding of Namgyal-Ithaca in 1992 marked an important new phase in the history of Buddhism and Tibetan culture in America."

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For the Benefit of All Beings Dalai LamaHis Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books.

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