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Special Events

Upcoming special events at Gaden KhachoeShing monastery in Bloomington. IN

If you have any questions, please feel free to call monastery for more information: 812-334-3456 or Email:

Winter weather Advice: If weather is really bad, please call to confirm the events. Please plan for extra time to drive, incase of bad weather.


Visiting Teachers

In the past, we have been very fortunate and blessed to have many accomplished Tibetan masters bestow teachings and offer initiations to our sangha communities in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati.  We hope for their continuing presence as a source of inspiration and devotion.


From time to time we offer retreats conducted by our resident or visiting masters.  During times of retreat, the community focuses on particular teachings and practices that serve to deepen our spiritual experiences and to enhance our personal transformations.  Retreats provide an opportunity to focus totally on one’s spiritual practice in the absence of more mundane activities.

Introduction to Buddhism:

Our resident teacher or senior students discuss the fundamental principles of Buddhism and meditation practices for beginners.  The teachings will highlight the importance of spirituality in life and provide ways to integrate the Buddhist teachings in our daily life.  Each session covers different subject, so one can attend any of these session at any time.  Typically, the introduction is a six-week course, with time allotted in each session for questions and answers.  Learning Buddhist concepts and engaging in meditation practice can help one to deal with stress, anxiety, and the challenges associated with daily living.  Ultimately, the goal is to attain cessation from all sufferings.  Topics include mind and emotion; karma and rebirth; love, compassion and bodhicitta, and meditation.