The Tibetan name of our center is translated as "Place for the explanation and practice of Buddha's teachings." TSL is dedicated to strengthening individual and group practice and to bringing an understanding and realization of the benefits of Buddha Dharma to Colorado Springs. We do this by sponsoring the presence of highly regarded Buddhist practitioners and teachers.
Venerable Tenzin Kacho, an American Tibetan Buddhist nun, has been has been our resident teacher since September of 1998. We are extremely grateful that she is here as our spiritual friend. Her great kindness and compassion are precious gifts that benefit our members, as well as the entire community.
Our teacher's new residence also provides our center with a gompa used for meditation and teachings. We've named this modest, rented apartment "Ganden House." It is located at 506 West Taylor Street #2, one block south of Fillmore on the northwest corner of Main Street and Taylor. See the map link below if you need directions to this location. The center's mailing address is P.O. Box 10566, Colorado Springs, CO 80932-1566.
Since 1993 The Colorado College Chaplain, Bruce Corriel, has graciously provided TSL an area for in Shove Chapel for teachings and meditation. Our study group meets Mondays at 7 PM in "Ganden House." And we will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 7 PM in Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada, for prayers and meditation. Our schedule will occasionally vary, so please contact the Center at (719) 447-9880 for the current date, time and place of our meetings. Visitors and newcomers are always welcome.
In Tibetan Buddhism, there are four main teaching lineages: Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, and Gelug. At TSL, we receive instructions that are primarily in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. These teachings may be characterized by its emphasis on ethics and comprehensive study of Buddhist thought. TSL invites the participation of everyone interested in finding out more about Buddhism as well as those devoted to practicing the Buddhist path.
See the Center's Calendar of Events for more information.