Welcome to

Zuru Ling

Tibetan Buddhist Society

vancouver, bc

We are a meditation centre in Vancouver, British Columbia that practices in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 

 Zasep Tulku Rinpoche 

The Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, is an internationally respected teacher of Gelugpa Buddhism. 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 Rinpoche has taught in Australia, Canada, and the United States and has Dharma centres in each of these countries. Rinpoche travels extensively and regularly offers teachings, initiations and retreats. 


Zasep Rinpoche now resides in Nelson, British Columbia where he established the Gaden for the West retreat centre Gaden Tashi Choling.

News & Events

Please note: Rinpoche’s Live YouTube Sunday’s are on hiatus until the completion of the 21 Taras. See below>

H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche teaching every Sunday


Our Precious Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is offering teachings

on YouTube Live Gaden for the West channel.

Lamrim Commentary and Practice 2:00-3:30pm (PST)

“The Smooth Path Leading to the Omniscient State” by Panchen Losang Ciogyan available here: https://tinyurl.com/y334u54j


To view these and past teachings:

Please consider offering dana to Rinpoche for these precious teachings with GFTW Paypal:

Please join Zasep Tulku Rinpoche for a rare and precious 
Principal Green Tara Empowerment

The Prerequisite for the Practice of 21 Taras



  • Date:  Saturday, June 5th (in North America)

  • Time: 3:30pm (PDT)

  • Online via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

  • Suggested Donation $70 CAD (sliding scale available for those experiencing economic hardship)

  • Green Tara Resources (including the sadhana and images) are available on the 
    Tara Practice Archive



Please register at this link: https://is.gd/FNcAxp


Almost all female Buddhas including Vajrayogini, Kurukulla, Sarasvati, Machig Labdron, and Palden Lhamo are manifestations of Arya Tara. She is the most well-known and beloved of female Buddhas. Knowing Tara as a fully enlightened being, reciting her mantra daily, and the faithful practice of Arya Tara will bring enormous benefit to the serious practitioner. Tara practice has both temporal and ultimate benefits. Of the many temporal benefits, anyone who prays to Tara will receive her blessings, healing energy, and Tara practice will remove obstacles to long life. She will provide temporal protection and she will protect your Dharma practice. The ultimate benefit of Tara practice (if you practice the Tara sadhana regularly and recite Tara mantra) is that you will obtain Tara's enlightened realizations gradually! 

We hope you will join us for this precious opportunity!  Suggested donation to Gaden for the West is $70 CAD (sliding scale is available to those experiencing economic hardship). You may use the same link to offer dana to Rinpoche, as well. 

Questions? Please contact Debra Madsen at madsendebra64@gmail.com

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Zasep Tulku Rinpoche will be providing teachings on 21 Taras practice beginning on Saturday, June 12th at 3:30pm (PST). 



Rinpoche will be teaching on each of the 21 Taras every week thereafter, (so twenty-one weeks of teachings total).  Every Saturday, the time for teachings on Zoom will be the same (3:30pm Pacific Time) and the Zoom link will be the same.  



The prerequisite to attend the 21 Taras teachings is to have received the Green Tara Empowerment.  If you have not yet received the Green Tara Empowerment, Rinpoche will be offering the Green Tara Empowerment on Saturday, June 5th at 3:30pm (Pacific Time) also on Zoom. 


Please register for the Green Tara Empowerment at this link.   (The Zoom link for the 21 Taras teachings will be provided to all registrants of the Green Tara Empowerment after the empowerment.)

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