Tibetan Buddhist Society
We are a meditation centre in Vancouver, British Columbia that practices in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Zasep Tulku Rinpoche
The Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, a highly realized and internationally respected teacher of Gelugpa Buddhism, was born in Tibet in the province of Kham in 1948. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche was recognized as the 13th incarnation of Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery. Since 1976 he has taught western Dharma students in Australia, Canada, and the United States and has developed Dharma centres in each of these countries. Rinpoche regularly visits these centres and offers extensive teachings, initiations and retreats which his many students enthusiastically attend. Zasep Rinpoche now resides in Nelson, BC, close to the Gaden for the West retreat centre (Gaden Tashi Choling Retreat).
News & Events
H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche will be teaching via a live YouTube stream on Sundays at 2:00 PM Pacific Time.
You can watch all Rinpoches YouTube teachings at the Gaden for the West YouTube Channel click here:
Many have asked how they may make an offering to Rinpoche during or following teachings. If you would like to offer dana to Rinpoche at any time, you may visit the Gaden for the West website. Click below:
Sharon Gretzinger will continue leading Medicine Buddha Practice Wednesdays at 7:00pm but will offer it via Zoom instead of at Zuru Ling. If you currently take part in this practice and are set up with Zoom, the invitation email will arrive. If you would like to join in, please call her beforehand at 604 708-9081. Note that both Medicine Buddha and Black Manjushri are open to all, no initiation required. If you would like the sadhanas, please reach out to Sharon who will email them.
Instruction for Zoom as follows:
See the information to join the Zoom group:
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