About the Gampopa Center
Tashi delek! Greetings and many blessings to you!
The Gampopa Center is a spiritual community and a place where we learn and practice the teachings (philosophy, meditation, and science of mind) of Buddha. Our dharma center holds a variety of spiritual practices, ranging from meditation to philosophical study and Sadhana practices. Rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the Gampopa Center draws on the teachings and practices of countless realized figures across many different lineages and schools of thought. It is located in Eastport neighborhood in historic Annapolis, Maryland. The Center consists of a small shrine room, and we are actively looking to enlarge our facility.
From the start Rinpoche has stated “My intention to teach here is to bring some spiritual benefits to the material world. Not for any other reason, not even to establish Buddhist communities or turn the people on to my way. Although still of course I teach meditation according to Buddha’s teachings, otherwise it wouldn’t help you if I teach something from my own ideas; because I am not an enlightened being. The teachings of the Enlightened One (Buddha) is proved by countless thousands of great scholars and enlightened beings. This is the way to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and enlighten ourselves; this is the way that can bring us peace, happiness and freedom of suffering.”