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Thosum Gephelling Institute is devoted to Buddhist teachings and practices in the Mahayana tradition, and charitable outreach work and activities that support the goal expressed often by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as ” Just be a good person.”

The Tibetan name “Thosum Gephelling” means, a place to learn to increase and expand one’s virtue, and everyone is welcomed at Thosum Gephelling Institute in this noble pursuit.

TGI is dedicated to helping all beings attain wisdom, compassion and happiness through spiritual practice and development in the tradition of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Lama Je Tsongkhapa,  the lineage of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The Spiritual Director of Thosum Gephelling Institute, Geshe Ngawang Singey, received his novice and full monastic vows from His Holiness, a Sera Je Monastic University.


Welcome and please come to Thosum Gephelling’s new home at 204 Dover Road, Williamsville, Vermont 05362 which is less than a mile from our old home.

We are all settling in nicely to our new location. Many things are wonderful to have at our/your new center, and there is room to grow too. We are grateful to Rob Goldenhill for getting us started nearly 10 years ago by letting us use 12 Dover Road.

This summer we are beginning with by-weekly events and in the fall teachings will be weekly with more events as we expand and build our community, our sangha. We have a lot to celebrate this year including Geshe-la’s U.S. Citizenship, our new home, and a wonderful, supporting group of Thosum Gephelling Institute members. Join our mailing list for updates, scheduling of events and information in general at: TGI@TGIVT.ORG

Warm Regards, Geshe-la, and Gary