Friends of Drepung Gomang Monastery

Andreas Kurz is the  president, founder, and executive director of Friends of Drepung Gomang Monastery.

He organized the monastery’s first tour to the United States in 1999 and invited the monks to return for a second tour.  Janaki Pierson was the coordinator of the 2000-2001 USA tour. Greg Schultz was the coordinator of the 2001-2002 USA monastery tour group.  Mary Pattison was the coordinator of the 2003-04 Drepung Gomang North American tour.   Jennifer Harris was the coordinator of the Sacred Art of the Land of the Snows 2005 Tour. Carol Stewart & Sue Simone coordinated the 2006-07 tour.

To view the website of Friends of Drepung Gomang Monastery, please click here.  You may make donations to Drepung Gomang Monastery through Friends of Drepung Gomang.  All donations are tax deductible.  Check should be made out to Friends of Drepung Gomang and sent to:

Friends of Drepung Gomang
9503 S. Pointe LaSalle's Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

Currently, Drepung Gomang Institute in Louisville, Kentucky is organizing and sponsoring the USA Tour Groups.   Please visit their website at  You may send tax exempt donataions to

Drepung Gomang Institute
411 N. Hubbards Lane

Louisville, KY  40207-2225