Gar Drolma Choling extends a warm welcome to practitioners and visitors from Dayton, Ohio and around the world!
Our center is located in Dayton, OH and although we principally provide teachings and practices to individuals in our immediate area, we frequently see out-of-town visitors wishing to attend teachings by our own Ani Rinzin and many visiting teachers of the Drikung Kagyu tradition.
Tibetan Buddhism is relatively new to the United States and we in Dayton are blessed to have a center located here since 2004. Our community has been greatly fortunate and grateful to have had the honor to receive teachings from many great and much loved teachers, including His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, Traga Rinpoche, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Nima and others.
Our Sangha meets regularly for practices, tsoks, teachings and other events at our temple which is located in a 100-year-old church situated in the Belmont district of the city. It is a beautiful facility, with stained-glass windows and high ceilings on a quiet residential cobblestone street.
The Gar Drolma Choling Sangha is comprised of both seasoned practitioners and those new to the dharma. Our teachings regularly attract dozens of attendees, depending on the teacher and type of teaching. While our center has experienced wonderful opportunities over its very brief lifetime, we remain grateful for all that we receive, optimistic in our devotion to the dharma, and humble in the presence of our teachers. We are indeed fortunate to have access to qualified and authentic teachers, and especially to have the guidance of Garchen Rinpoche to help us find our path.