2018 Tour Group

June 6th through the 10th

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.


Wednesday, June 6th at 6:00 pm – Teaching on cultivating bodhicitta (great compassion): Geshe Lobsang Wangyal will give a teaching on the methods of cultivating great compassion (bodhicitta). Location: Way of Compassion Dharma Center, Suite 36, Third Street Center, 520, Third St., Carbondale, CO

Thursday, June 7th 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. Calaway Room, Third Street Center, 520, Third St., Carbondale, CO

Friday, June 8th at 7:00 pm – Chay Drol Healing Ritual: Literally translated, ‘Chay Drol’ means to make free of obstacles. Chay Drol is a ritual that helps to remove the obstacles that prevent one from achieving enlightenment. Through ritual, the Lama will use ‘Wisdom Weapons’ to cut the ‘obstacles’ from the participant, thereby freeing him/her and opening the door to liberation. A colorful and participatory ceremony. Round Room, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale, CO

Saturday, June 9th at 7:00 pm – Green Tara Empowerment. In this intimate, peaceful space, the monks of Gaden Shartse monastery will engage participants in Green Tara Empowerment. Green Tara is a beautiful female embodiment of compassion and right action — appropriate for male and female alike. During the
Empowerment, each participant’s three doors (body, speech, and mind) are purified of negativities and
blessed individually. Calaway Room, Third Street Center, 520, Third St., 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.

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Meals for the Monks

Monks live entirely off of offerings. While they are here, we offer food, lodging, and donations. Please contact us if you would like to offer a meal.

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 6/5 until Sunday, 6/10.

You may also schedule a personal blessing ritual.

Please contact Aaron at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

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

An introduction to the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery