Out of respect for other students in the class, students are requested to do the assigned readings and to arrive on time.

Snow Days:

Please call the venue where the class is held to see if it has been cancelled due to weather.

You will also be contacted by email when a class is cancelled, so please check your email before leaving for class.

Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center: (216) 320-9589

River's Edge: (216) 251-0303

If the weather prevents us from meeting in person, we will have class online (or by phone, if you do not have internet access).

Download the free Zoom extension. Once you have that, you can join us via your webcam. If you are unable to use a webcam, you can participate by phone.

Your First Class is Free:

This allows you to check out the class without having to make a commitment. Payment will be taken at the end of class for those who decide to continue the course.


Participants are requested to pay online in advance or in person by the end of the first class.

Bounced checks:

Those who pay with bad checks will be charged a 25 dollar fee, as that is what the bank charges us for checks made with insufficient funds.


If you cannot pay the full price for the course, please contact Ani Palmo. She offers discounts and also trade for those in true financial need. Students on a budget can also pay in installments, if necessary. However, there is no "pay per class"option due to the confusion and difficulty it generates.

Scholarship Fund:

We are trying to offer these classes to everyone regardless of financial ability. So, we are requesting those who can afford to pay more to please put this money into a designated Scholarship Fund which will go towards providing for students who cannot afford to pay the full fee. Donations to the Scholarship Fund currently accepted upon registration and in class.


Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland is a recognized nonprofit organization. Therefore, your donations are tax deductible!

You can donate online here.


You can donate by check. Just send a check or money order made out to "Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center" and mail to:

3546 W. 98th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102

Your contribution, however large or small, will support all aspects of Lama visits, and thus support the precious teachings. It will also support Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center and future projects for the benefit of others.

Thank you in advance!