Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center is the Silicon Valley center affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, FPMT, hosting events in the San Jose, Santa Clara County area. We are Tibetan Buddhists in the Gelug lineage. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual inspiration for our organization and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director. Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center eg. GGBC conducts on-going courses in Buddhist philosophy and practice. We also host special events with authentic teachers in our tradition, including Tibetan lamas, qualified international monks and nuns, experienced Western Dharma students, and specialists in Tibetan arts and medicine. Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center is a registered non-profit religious corporation, 501(c)3, and donations are tax-deductible. A number of volunteers are involved in helping to organize our events and keep things going. Our support comes entirely from local contributions.