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Welcome to our Temple

Buddhist Institute

Universal Compassion Foundation is excited to announce that the Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion is now open and ready to serve you.

Our Tibetan Buddhist Temple offers public teaching and meditation Fridays at 6:30 PM (for more advanced practitioners) and Sundays at 10:00 AM, led by Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye.

Please come and enjoy the privilege of receiving a teaching from an authentic Master who served on the Tibetan Parliament in Exile with H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.

Geshe Phelgye teaching at the Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion

Our Teacher Venerable Geshe Phelgye

Teachings are presided by the most authentic mentor Venerable Professor Geshe-la Phelgye, a Tibetan Buddhist monk since 1973. Take the privilege of this rare are precious opportunity.


We’re always hosting various Buddhist Holiday events as well as weekend retreats at the Buddhist Institute.

Please stay tuned to our calendar so you don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities. 

Inter-tradition Buddha Purnima at the Buddhist Institute

A Message from our Founder Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye.

"The world today has become so cruel. Humans eat almost all animals, both domestic and wild. Animals are killed for their fur, antler and more. Those who live in water are even called seafood, while in reality they are sentient beings like us, not vegetables. All of them experience the same pain and suffering as we would if we were slaughtered."
Dalai Lama and Geshe la Phelgye
Venerable Geshe Phelgye