Who We Are

Gaden KhachoeShing is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bloomington, IN (USA) dedicated to preserving the Buddha's teachings as transmitted by the Gelugpa lineage for the benefit of all beings. It officially opened in 2007 under the spiritual direction of the Venerable Choje (Kuten) Lama and with the blessings of the great lineage protector Dorje Shugden and many lineage masters.

The name Gaden KhachoeShing was given by Dorje Shugden and carries deep spiritual meaning: Gaden is the name of the pure land (or heaven) of Maitreya Buddha, the next Buddha to come to earth, who has a special and strong connection to the Gaden lineage. Khachoe is the name of the pure land of the female Buddha Vajrayogini, through whom one can attain enlightenment in just one short lifetime. Shing is the Tibetan word for the heavenly pure lands where one can go to attain enlightenment quickly. Many who visit Gaden KhachoeShing for the first time realize this name is remarkably fitting, for it resembles the pure lands described in traditional Buddhist texts.


GKS Monastery