Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops

We are pleased to announce the release of Climate Emergency: Feedback Loopsa series of five short films featuring 12 world-renowned climate scientists. Narrated by Richard Gere, these films are freely available for viewing now & are subtitled in 20 languages at https://feedbackloopsclimate.com/. Learn why natural warming loops have scientists alarmed – and why we have less time than we think.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg: A Climate Conversation

Livestreaming on January 9, 2021, 10:30 pm EST/January 10, 9 am IST

A conversation not to be missed: two global leaders coming together to address one if not the most ardent topic of the day: the climate crisis. You won’t want to miss this, you can register at this link to get an email reminder of the session. A recording will be made available to those who register.

New Year Medicine Buddha Puja

Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM EST

In addition to our monthly Medicine Buddha Puja, we are offering a New Year’s Medicine Buddha Puja. We are very blessed that Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo will be joining us during this New Year’s Celebration. Jetsunma is a bhikṣuṇī in the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She is an author, teacher, and founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in Himachal Pradesh, India.  Jetsunma will answer any questions that we may have relating to our practice. 

Following this auspicious time, we will gently shift to a 45-minute Medicine Buddha Puja for healing and happiness in the New Year led by Venerable Tenzin Dasel. 

If you would like to join us, please email Venerable Tenzin Dasel at ventenzindasel@gmail.com with your intention to join us, along with any questions that you might have for Jetsumna Tenzin Palmo about deepening your practice.   

For the Medicine Buddha Puja, please email your dedications to tglmaine@gmail.com. Here is the text we will recite.

REQUESTED DONATIONS: If you are able, TGLBC would appreciate your kind donation to help support our mission. You may donate via https://tashigatselling.org/donate/ or mail a check to TGLBC, PO Box 1883, Gray, Maine USA 04039.

Blessings to you and yours for a safe and happy holiday season from all of us at TGLBC!

YogaBeyond

Venerable Tenzin Dasel interviews with YogaBeyond on Saturday, December 12. Sign up to watch the exploration of happiness and joy by cultivating awareness through meditation. Please check YogaBeyondExercise for details.

Ven. Tenzin Dasel partners with Sattva Project

Nothing exists independently. We move this intention and apply it in our Dharma practice. This is the spirit our Lead Teacher Ven. Tenzin Dasel models herself as she propagates authentic Vajrayana Buddhist teachings in all corners of the world. Currently, Ven. Tenzin Dasel partners with Sattva Project, a platform for integration and dialogue. We encourage you to learn more by accessing this link.

2020 Freedom Crossing Film Festival

We are proud to partner with the Taiwan Branch of Sakyadhita, and in gratitude would like to offer you $1 tickets for the entire festival, normally priced at $60. You can access this discount here.

About the festival: Authentic storytelling that nourishes free dialogue across boundaries.

The 2020 Freedom Crossing Film Festival (FCFF) is hosted by the Freedom Crossing Institute. FCFF can be viewed anywhere in North America (USA, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean). Videos will be available to view in the Browse tab starting November 6th.

Fall Virtual Program

We’ve missed you! We are so very pleased to reach back out with some updates. COVID has forced all of us to reinvent how we do things. We are now ready to provide new Dharma programs via Zoom, we hope you are as excited as we are to stay in touch from the safety of your houses and to practice together. Our lead teacher Tsunma Tenzin Dasel will delight us by guiding teachings right from India. For this reason, the hours you were used to for our programs have slightly changed to accommodate an international audience and different time zones.

Here is the new schedule for the upcoming two months, be sure to mark your calendars!

  • Monthly Medicine Buddha Puja on full moons. Joins us this month on Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, and on Monday, November 30th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. We are offering Medicine Buddha Puja at a more convenient time for our international audience when the date falls on a weekend.
  • Monthly meditation and Dharma Talk Maine Moment. October 17 and November 21st, 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Please send any questions you have ahead of time at tglmaine@gmail.com; Tsunma Tenzin Dasel wants to make her talks relevant to you and your practice.
  • Our signature Veteran’s Day annual retreat is condensed this year to a 1.5-hour session. November 11, 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Join us for Oneness of Humanity. One Breath. Unity in Dharma.
  • Lhabab Duchen, November 7, 9:00 am – 10:30 am. Lhabab Düchen, also known as Buddha’s Descent from Tushita, is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar. As a Buddha Multiplying Day, karmic results of actions on this day are multiplied one hundred million times. This amazing result is sourced by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic. This day is considered to be very auspicious for practice. To celebrate the occasion we will have a special program, Tsunma Tenzin Dasel will offer a guided meditation, mantra recitation, and a short clip of the Khandro Cham, or Dakini Dances, being held at Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in India earlier that day.

All of the Zoom links for these events will be posted on our 2020 Schedule page.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo in Maine, July 2020 – Canceled

We regret to announce that Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s 2020 North American Tour is canceled, including her teachings in Maine. Those who have already registered for this event will be contacted directly by Doreen Thompson. We hope to have the opportunity to reschedule Jetsunma’s visit next year. In the meantime, TGLBC is wishing everyone strength and health.

Lhabab Düchen

Lhabab Düchen, also known as Buddha’s Descent from Tushita, is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar. As a Buddha Multiplying Day, karmic results of actions on this day are multiplied one hundred million times. 

This amazing result is sourced by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.

This day is considered to be very auspicious for practice. To celebrate the occasion we will have a special program at Tashi Gatsel Ling Buddhist Center on November 19, 2019. 

9:00 am – 12 pm – Reading the Golden Light Sutra, with a tea break at 10:30 am.  

Reciting any part of the Buddha’s speech is considered to be extremely virtuous, enabling the reader to accumulate vast stores of merit through expressing the Dharma taught by one who achieved the sorrow-less state of enlightenment. Those with an interest in reciting the Mahayana sutras taught by the Buddha can take part in sutra reading sessions, which is so very beneficial for purification and accumulation practices, especially on merit-multiplying days such as Lhabab Duchen. Reciting the sacred words of the Buddha from the Golden Light Sutra or the Sanghata Sutra together with a group often brings a sense of peace and quiet accomplishment to the reader.

12pm-2pm – Break for lunch

2pm-4pm – Conclude reading Golden Light Sutra 

This sutra makes beings supremely serene, utterly alleviates sorrow and afflictive emotions, utterly removes all forms of harm and utterly overcomes hundreds of thousands of afflictions.
– Golden Light Sutra

6:30pm-8pm – Sakyamuni Buddha Puja, led by Venerable Tenzin Dasel. 

Please join us for a beautiful meditation and practice, and bring something to offer on the altar (flowers, fruits, nuts, chocolate are good items) 

Anyone is welcome to drop in for any session! No registration needed and by donation.