Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling ("Land of Flourishing Dharma") is a center for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1978 by Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, and at that time named Thubten Dhargye Ling.
Over the years, Geshe Gyeltsen invited many eminent masters to teach at the center, including Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and H.E. Kabje Lati Rinpoche.
Thubten Dhargye Ling has also hosted the following visits to Los Angeles by His Holiness the Dalai Lama:
In 1984, His Holiness taught Lama Tsong Khapa's "The Three Principle Aspects of the Path" and gave an Avalokiteshvara initiation. In 1989 His Holiness taught Togme Zangpo's "Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva" and conferred the Kalachakra initiation. In 1997, he gave a commentary on Nagarjuna's "Precious Garland" and a Shakyamuni Buddha initiation. In 2000, he taught Atisha's "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" and Lama Tsong Khapa's "Line of Experience" together. In 2006, His Holiness taught Nagarjuna's "Commentary on the Awakening Mind."
Please check the calendar section for class schedules and upcoming events.
Teachings are available online both live during class and from our archived audio and video recordings. Check the teachings section for this.
You can contact us directly from this website using the form on the "Contact" page.
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Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling
A Center for the study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture
3500 E. Fourth Street,
Long Beach, California, 90814
Tel: (562) 621-9865
Fax: (562) 621-9061
Driving Directions -
FROM LOS ANGELES: Take all major freeways to the 405 South. Exit Cherry/Spring and turn left onto Spring Street. Two lights down, turn right onto Redondo Avenue. Take this all the way to 4th Street and turn left. Thubten Dhargye Ling is one very short block on the right hand side - located on the Southeast corner of Newport and 4th.
FROM PASADENA : take all major freeways to the 605 South. Take the 22freeway/7th Street Exit - there are no turns - and continue West until you reach Redondo Avenue. Turn left on Redondo and left on 4th Street. Thubten Dhargye Ling is one very short block on the right hand side - located on the Southeast corner of Newport and 4th.
FROM SAN DIEGO: take all major freeways to the 405 North. Exit 22 freeway/7th Street West - there are no turns - and continue on until you reach Redondo Avenue. Turn left on Redondo and left on 4th Street. Thubten Dhargye Ling is one very short block on the right hand side - located on the Southeast corner of Newport and 4th.