Sunday Book Group, February 3rd

In January we started discussing the first part of The Essense of Tibetan Buddhism, by Lama Thubten Yeshe: the teaching on Renunciation, Bodhicitta, and Emptiness. We will continue the discussion on February 3rd with the second part on Tantra.

Books are available at Tashi Gatsel Ling for a small donation or you can download the e-book for free here.

Good Vibrations for Losar 2019 at TGL

Thursday, February 7 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Losar is the Tibetan New Year’s celebration.  We will celebrate on Feb 7th this year.  Join us to experience the wonderful vibrations of group mantra chanting. Please come ready to recite the Heart Sutra, participate in a simple Vajrasattva purification practice (both in English & Tibetan),  set Dharma intentions and recite mantras as a group to celebrate Losar.

Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Buddhism, this is a meaningful way to welcome in the Tibetan New Year. If you have a mala (prayer beads), please bring it. Please bring an offering like flowers, fruit, nuts, chocolate or baked goods for the shrine.

If you would like to bring a snack to share afterwards, you are welcome to do so, but it is not required.

Please RSVP if possible to Doreen at so we can have the correct preparations on hand! Thank you. 

TGL hosting Venerable Thukten Dema

TGL will host Venerable Thukten Dema this weekend. She will join this Sunday’s book discussion, then later on Sunday, January 6, from 2-4 pm, we will have a Dharma talk, meditation, and a meet and greet tea with Venerable Dema.

Ven. Thukten Dema was born in small village in Bhutan called Gelephu. She is 32 years old and 15 out of those she dedicated to the monastic life. Currently she resides at Jangchub Choeling Nunnery in Southern India. Ven. Dema is studying at Emory University as a Tenzin Gyatso Science Scholar. She thoroughly enjoys observing nature.