Beginning students of Buddhism are welcome at all of our special events. However, the following events may be particularly helpful to newcomers.

BEGINNER'S BUDDHISM | Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm
These teachings form the core of the Buddhist path.  These basic concepts are the first steps for all Buddhist practitioners.  We are fortunate to have our teacher Khenpo Samdrup to offer these teachings and participate in the discussion.  The atmosphere is both informal and casual and covers topics such as Karma Cause and Effect, Bodhicitta and the Three Vehicles.  The hour consists of a teaching on a particular topic along with open discussion with plenty of time for questions and answers.  It is important to have a solid foundation to fully understand the continuing path of Buddhism and this is the perfect, open atmosphere in which to begin.

NEWCOMER’S ORIENTATION | Sunday 8:45am-9:00am 
This is a time for those who are interested in Buddhism and/or meditation but don’t know where to start.  The orientation will introduce you to the center and help you to understand what type of programming Gar Drolma offers. 

DHARMA DISCUSSION | Sunday 9:00am-9:45am 

Join Khenpo as he leads a discussion from his book "Learning Buddhism: Source of Temporary and Permanent Happiness”, This is a condensed compilation that reflects the essence of the Buddha's teachings, as well as the commentaries and treatises of all the great learned one's who followed. It is a compilation that will be useful for the current times, and particularly for those who have sincere interest in the Buddhadharma. 

1329 Creighton Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 | Directions (937) 252-2220
E-mail: sangha@gardrolma.org