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A note from our friends at Zuru Ling Vancouver


Listing of items HERE

The Gaden for the West Store is open again after a brief hiatus. This merchandise was previously at our Gaden Tashi Choling Retreat Centre in Nelson B.C. Canada. Due to the Centre’s temporary closure it is now in Vancouver B.C. Canada and available to ship for an additional charge. We also have malas, mala counters, necklaces, Tibetan knitted hats, gloves, socks...please enquire for photos and details.

Please personal message to this page or email Debra at with any questions.

Rinpoche and Gaden for the West appreciate your support.


Josh Reichmann

A wonderful article in Buddha Weekly by

one of our Gaden Choling community members.

read it here

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Other articles by Josh Reichmann:

substack and blogspot


Zasep Tulku Rinpoche’s new

book on Buddhist Protectors

is now available for sale.

Details here

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Dennis Winters 

In the just released book Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality, Gaden Choling member, Dennis Winters, showcases his new essay entitled:  Spirituality of the Sexually Charged Landscape.

The photo on the cover of the book is also credited to Dennis who is, by profession, a landscape architect.

More information from Brill Publishing here.

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Stupa Project at Gaden Tashi Choling Retreat

Amazing progress is being made with the construction of the stupa at Gaden Tashi Choling Retreat in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada!  These pictures from the worksite in Nelson, (as well as the decorative work being done in Mongolia) are so impressive. Our fundraising efforts continue, so that this wonderful work may continue.  If you would like to donate to this project, please visit the Gaden for the West website.



An Invitation to Contribute & Share

Gaden for the West has launched Practice Archives to better organize community practice resources in one location--organized by practice topic.  Each practice has the same structure:

  • Books & Articles

  • Images

  • Notes, Transcriptions, & Written Commentary

  • Recordings (Audio & Video)

  • Sadhanas & Prayers

Public Archives currently include: Black ManjushriLamrimLojongLorigMahamudraMedicine BuddhaTara, and Vajrasattva
You are invited to upload and share your own resources in the archives.

Hi everyone. If you have any community information you'd like to share please let David Palmer, our Media Coordinator, know.

email: or Click Here

We'd love to add it to our community page.