Our Vision – A Dedicated Full-Time Buddhist Center

Growing the seeds of Dharma

Thank you for your help in establishing a full-time Buddhist center here in Carbondale, Colorado.

The Way of Compassion Dharma Center is the first of its kind in the Roaring Fork Valley. It is a gathering place for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike to listen to, study, and meditate on the teachings of the Buddha. As a traditional center, we never charge for the Dharma and offer all of our teachings a donation basis.

Our center also gives our community the opportunity to host visiting teachers such as Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Venerable Thubten Semkye from Sravasti Abbey, the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery, Venerable Gyalten Samten, and others.

In addition to our regular teachings, retreats, and events, our center is available from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, for anyone who wishes to come and meditate, pray, or just sit quietly.

We invite you to join us soon!

Support our Vision of a Resident Teacher

The Way of Compassion Dharma Center is delighted to be growing and ready for the next phase of our vision, developing the resources to have a full-time resident teacher. We are enthusiastic about the seeds of Dharma that are ripening at the Way of Compassion and are asking for your support to bring a dedicated full-time teacher to the Center.

With your help, we have been able to establish our own physical center, host many wonderful teachers and retreats.  We feel we now have a community of practitioners dedicated enough to create the conditions to support a teacher and nurture the growth of Buddhadharma in our valley and beyond.

In order to do this, we need to raise enough money to rent a small studio or one bedroom apartment, provide a salary, and support the needs of a teacher. We estimate that $50,000 would be a prudent amount to be able to extend an invitation to the right teacher.

Right now, we are extremely fortunate to be able to receive the precious teachings of Venerable Samten while she is in our area. We are currently seeking housing for her. If you can help us financially or with a place, please consider making a donation or contacting Aaron – [email protected]

You can make a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation using the donation button below. Thank you for all of your kindness and generosity.

You can also make a tax-deductible donation by check:

Way of Compassion Foundation
520 S. 3rd Street, Suite 28
Carbondale, CO 81623

You can also check out our Amazon Wish List with items needed for the center.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and skills at the WOC Dharma Center please contact [email protected]

Together we can grow and nurture the seeds of compassion and wisdom here in the Western Slope of Colorado!


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