Gaden KhachoeShing Monastery
Gaden KhachoeShing is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery dedicated to preserving the Buddha's teachings as transmitted by the Gelugpa lineage for the benefit of all beings. Encircled by a wide stream, the property rises 128 acres through lush forest to an area that opens up into several meadows, including a clearing that from aerial photographs looks like the shape of a left hand. At the same time, the site is only 15 minutes from downtown Bloomington. This combination of seclusion and proximity provides the ideal environment for religious study by offering the benefits of isolation from worldly affairs as well as easy access to all necessary amenities of daily life.