With the support of Dagom Ladang, the residence and monastery of the 12th Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal, Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling was established in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2016. H. E. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s deepest wish was to teach the dharma purely and to preserve it for the benefit of all sentient beings. As such, Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling honors this renowned Tibetan Buddhist Master and is dedicated to the preservation of the Buddha’s teachings through the lineage of the great Master Je Tsongkhapa who founded the Gelug tradition in the 15th century. The monastery’s presence reflects not only the blessings and generosity of our monks, board members, lineage masters, lineage protectors, sangha members and dharma friends but also the financial generosity of Venerable Lobzang Dorje who founded the monastery.

Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling's mission is to work for the benefit of all sentient beings and to serve those interested in Tibetan Buddhism, particularly those of the Gelug tradition. Moreover, its presence unites residents of central Indiana with other Buddhist practitioners from around the world, affording them the opportunity to study and practice Buddhist thought as it has been transmitted by our great lineage Masters.

People of all religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome at Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling. We offer teachings without charge; however, offerings for the support of the monastery, its teachers, and its translators are sincerely appreciated. All financial contributions to the monastery are tax deductible.

Our Mission

For the benefit of all sentient beings, Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling Buddhist Monastery was established to teach, foster, and practice Buddhism, according to the Geden Ear Whispered Lineage of Lama Je Tsongkhapa who established the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

A Place of Refuge that Quells the Turbulent Sea of Suffering

Our Vision

In our service to others, we gather to:

  • Preserve and protect the authentic teachings of the Gelug tradition through its religious practices and traditions so that every person’s wish for enlightenment transforms the world and that every person experiences lasting happiness;
  • Strengthen the roots of Buddhist practice in the West, especially in an American context;
  • Create a setting for the study and practice of Buddhism that welcomes people from every walk of life who wish to transform their minds and benefit all sentient beings;
  • Provide suitable surroundings for the support of and training in the disciplines, practices and devotion of Tibetan Buddhism so that a strong American Ordained Sangha can meet the spiritual needs of every person through their teachings, prayers, and rituals;
  • Be a beacon of loving-kindness and compassion to all who seek refuge and protection through accessing Buddha’s profound wisdom teachings.

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