The Monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery

2017 Tour Group

July 25th through the 30th

The monks are returning!  Join us for a week of teachings, healings, and blessings with the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery.

In addition to the scheduled events, the monks are also available for personal healings, house and business blessings.


Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm – Vajravidarana Purification Ritual. The Tantric ritual of Vajravidarana is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities; removing subtle negative imprints; and offering protection. The vajra master will take the form of this Buddha of Purification and use his power to cleanse participants.

Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 pm – Teaching on cultivating bodhicitta (great compassion). Geshe Lobsang Wangyal will give a teaching on the methods of cultivating great compassion (bodhicitta).


Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Chenrezig Empowerment. Chenrezig is the Buddhist deity of Compassion. The practice of Chenrezig is a powerful and complete sadhana practice that is beneficial for students of all levels. The practice incorporates meditation, purification, contemplation, and lojong (mind training).

Location: All programs are at the Third Street Center in the Callaway Room, 520 S. Third Street, Carbondale, CO.

Cost: By donation. Suggested donation for the teaching is $10-15. Suggested donation for the empowerment and healing is $15-$20.  No one is ever discouraged to attend due to lack of funds. Please only give what you can.

Mountain Fair

Friday, July 28th through Sunday, July 30th – The monks will also be participating in this year’s Mountain Fair. Look for their tent from Friday, July 28th through Sunday, July 30th.

Meals for the Monks

We are happy to say that all meals for the monks during their visit have been covered. However, since all is impermanent, please stay tuned for messages about any unforeseen needs. Many thanks to all who have volunteered…we rejoice in your merit!

Home Blessings

The monks will be happy to come to your home and perform prayers and rituals that bless your living space and purify negative forces. Times will be available in the mornings and afternoons from Tuesday 7/25 until Thursday 7/27. Please contact Chris at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

There will also be opportunities to receive personal blessings from the monks as well. We will make an announcement as to the times and details once the monks arrive. Stay tuned!

*Suggested donation for a home blessing is $350. Personal blessings are $75.

An introduction to the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery

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