His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a teaching on Jangkya Rolpai Dorje’s Recognizing the Mother: A Song of Experience of the Madhyamaka View (tagur ama ngodzin) followed by a question and answer session on the morning of February 8 from 9 am to 10.30 am (Indian Standard Time) at the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Those interested may watch the live webcast of the teachings in Tibetan with translation in English, Chinese, Hindi, French, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Japanese, Mongolian, Korean, German, Portuguese and Italian on the official websites and Facebook pages of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. People are requested to please follow their local social distancing rules while viewing the live webcast.
Live Webcast Talk
February 17, 2021
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a talk on Empathy and Compassion in Policing followed by a question and answer session organized by the Indian Police Foundation from 9 am to 10 am (Indian Standard Time). Those interested may watch the live webcast in Tibetan, English, Chinese and other languages on the official websites and Facebook pages of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. People are requested to please follow their local social distancing rules while viewing the live webcast.
Live Webcast Teaching
February 27, 2021
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a short teaching from approximately 9 am to 10 am (Indian Standard Time) on the occasion of the Day of Offerings – 15th day of the 1st Tibetan month (chotrul duechen). He will also confer the Ceremony for Generating Bodhichitta (semkye) at the request of LadakhSemkye Tsokpa. Those interested may watch the live webcast in Tibetan, English, Chinese and other languages on the official websites and Facebook pages of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Viewers are requested to please follow their local social distancing rules.
We are pleased to announce the release of Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, a 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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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.
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.
Our friends at FCFF are hosting a workshop on Saturday, November 21st at 7 pm EST. The topic of discussion will be The Great Work of Life and Death, Dialogue with Zen Masters from the Kwam Um School of Zen.
This workshop complements films to be screened November 20-22 in week 3 of the FCFF. Film tickets are available here, workshops are free.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.