Profile of Gaden Tenzin Ling in Upstate New York

The following article is from the Autumn, 1989 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only.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 teaching at Gaden Tenzin Ling.

Gaden Tenzin Ling is a Tibetan Buddhist study and practice center located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The center is about ten miles outside of Ithaca. Ongoing classes are held in Ithaca on Wednesday evenings at the offices of Snow Lion Publications, 120 West State St. and meditations are held on Sunday mornings at the center. In addition, Gaden Tenzin Ling frequently sponsors special events.

Gaden Tenzin Ling has hosted many well-known Tibetan Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars at the center including: H.H. Ganden Tri Rinpoche, head of the Gelugpa sect; Ven. Tara Tulku; Rato Khyongla Rinpoche; H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon, Chetsang Rinpoche, head of the Drikung Kagyu sect; Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen; Ven. Gungbar Rinpoche, Abbot of Drepung Loseling; Ven. Denma Locho Rinpoche, Abbot of Namgyal Monastery; Doboom Tulku; Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen; Geshe Thupten Jinpa; Gelek Rinpoche; Geshe Sangye Samdup; Ven. Losang Chogyen; Ven. Thupten Pende; Dr. Lobsang Rapgay; Prof. Jeffrey Hopkins; Dr. Alex Berzin; monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery; monks of the Gyuto Tantric College; monks of the Gyume Tantric College; monks of Namgyal Monastery, the personal moftastery of H.H. the Dalai Lama; and of course many visits by the center's director, Ven. Zasep Tulku. Prior to the official founding of Gaden Tenzin Ling, H.H. the Dalai Lama and Serkong Rinpoche visited and taught in the Ithaca area.

Events for the coming year include: A visit by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, author of Meaningful to Behold and other titles, who will teach on the graded path and give the Tara and Medicine Buddha initiations with commentary on each; Ven. Tara Tulku will lead a full Yamantaka retreat; Lati Rinpoche will give teachings on the Kalachakra Tantra; several visits and teachings by Zasep Tulku; and return visits by Ven. Thupten Pende and Dr. Alex Berzin have been planned.

For further information about the center and it's activities call (607) 273-8508 days or 564-9005 evenings or you can write to Gaden Tenzin Ling, P.O. Box 6761, Ithaca, NY 14851.

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