Welcome to

Zuru Ling

Tibetan Buddhist Society

vancouver, bc

We are a meditation centre in Vancouver, British Columbia that practices in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 

 Zasep Tulku Rinpoche 

The Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, is an internationally respected teacher of Gelugpa Buddhism. Born in Tibet in the province of Kham in 1948, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche was recognized as the 13th incarnation of Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery.


Since 1976 Rinpoche has taught in Australia, Canada, and the United States and has Dharma centres in each of these countries. Rinpoche travels extensively and regularly offers teachings, initiations and retreats. 


Zasep Rinpoche now resides in Nelson, British Columbia where he established the Gaden for the West retreat centre Gaden Tashi Choling.

News & Events

H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche teaching every Sunday


Our Precious Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is offering teachings

on YouTube Live Gaden for the West channel.

Lamrim Commentary and Practice 2:00-3:30pm (PST)

“The Smooth Path Leading to the Omniscient State” by Panchen Losang Ciogyan available here: https://tinyurl.com/y334u54j


To view these and past teachings:

Please consider offering dana to Rinpoche for these precious teachings with GFTW Paypal:

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Gaden Choling will be presenting a Medicine Buddha Empowerment with Rinpoche on Saturday, January 23rd at 7:00pm est.


Here's a link to the invite:



for more information go to:


Online Vajrayogini Retreat with Zasep Tulku Rinpoche


Dates:  February 22 to March 13, 2021 (February 23 to March 14 for Australians)

Cost:  $300 CDN (sliding scale available for those experiencing financial hardship)

Format:  Retreat and Fire Puja live via Zoom (Rinpoche’s sessions will also be live - and recorded)

Suggested Pre reading:  Path to the Union of Clear Light and Illusory Body, by Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden

Sublime Path to Kechara Paradise, by Sermey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin, Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Press


Prerequisites:  Restricted to Vajrayogini Initiates Only\

(Must have taken the empowerment from Zasep Rinpoche or another Vajrayana Master in the Gelug Tradition). 

Important note:  Students with empowerment not from Zasep Rinpoche are required to provide a written email-letter to Rinpoche stating when your empowerment was, from whom, and your dharma background.  This letter is to be forwarded directly to Registration.


Registration:  Contact Debra Madsen   madsendebra64@gmail.com


Registration Deadline:  Please communicate your intention to participate by January 30th, 2021 to Debra (including your email-letter to Debra for Rinpoche’s acceptance/approval if you are not his student)


Confirmations:  Payment Options and a link to the retreat documents will be forwarded to accepted participants.


Please feel free to forward this information on to any other Vajrayogini Initiates that we may have missed.


Many Blessings, Gaden for the West