SONGTSEN GAMPO BUDDHIST CENTER OF CLEVELAND

We provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and philosophy in a way that is applicable to both non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. The Center also serves as the focal point for forming a true spiritual community where we support one another in our practice and benefit the larger community as well.

aka Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center   |   Lakewood, OH   |  www.BuddhistCleveland.org

Mission

We are dedicated to benefiting all sentient beings through practice and action. We provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and philosophy in a way that is applicable to both non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. The Center also serves as the focal point for forming a true spiritual community where we support one another in our practice and benefit the larger community as well. Spiritual Directors: Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, and Taklung Matul Rinpoche.

Ruling year info

2011

Director, Resident Teacher

Ani Palmo Rybicki

Main address

14023 Madison Ave.

Lakewood, OH 44107 USA

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EIN

32-0266910

NTEE code info

Buddhist (X50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Courses

We provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and philosophy in a way that is applicable to both non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Learn and practice meditation to calm the mind and develop compassion.

We practice Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation (Shamatha-Vipassana), Walking Meditation, and The Practice of Exchange (Tonglen), a meditation designed specifically for developing our compassionate heart.

Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners. Includes meditation instruction and Dharma talk led by Ani Palmo.

Population(s) Served
Buddhists
Older adults
Seniors
Young adults
Non-adult children

Where we work

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    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

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    We don’t share the feedback we collect,

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SONGTSEN GAMPO BUDDHIST CENTER OF CLEVELAND

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2021
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Board chair

Sheila O'Rourke

Sharon Kryza

Angie Simone

Chimé Richardson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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