Venue: His Holiness’s Residence, Dharamsala, HP, India Date: February 27, 2021 Duration: 1 hour and 24 minutes
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a short teaching from the Life Stories of the Buddha and from Chapter 1 of Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland on the occasion of the Day of Offerings from his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on February 27, 2021. He also conducts the ceremony for Generating the Awakening Mind.
Sunday, February 14, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm EST Venerable Tenzin Dasel will hold the first of four Sunday meetings on Zoom on the Eight Verses of Mind Training and related Lojong, Love, and Compassion. This event is hosted by our friends at BodhiMind Center of Colorado Springs.
Venerable will go through the verses, discuss how to bring these into daily practice, and explore how the four Immeasurable Qualities relate to the practice.
The event is free for all to attend and donations are encouraged.
We hope that you will join us Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 PM EST for a celebration of Losar. Losar is the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar. We are leaving the Year of the Iron Rat and joyfully entering the year of the Iron Ox.
Ven. Tenzin Dasel will join us from India and lead us in a Green Tara meditation for healing and compassion as we enter this next phase.
In addition, we want to share with you this message from the Venerable Tenzin Dasel:
Heartfelt and warmest greetings to our dear Tashi Gatsel Ling Community,
We have been keeping you in our hearts and prayers throughout this past year as the whole world faced the Year of the Iron Rat, not knowing at the time what a prophetic name for the year it would turn out to be. No one is sorry to see this cycle come to a close!
Now we will enter the Year of the Iron Ox, which carries a sense of strength and diligent steady work with a determined acceptance of the task at hand. That is probably likewise a very good metaphor for the upcoming year. If we use our Dharma practice to really apply what it is teaching us about impermanence, the suffering of change, and having to truly seek refuge and renounce samsara then we can see that we are blessed, especially in these times. After all, it is why we have taken refuge, seeking safety in the wisdom of the Buddha Dharma, and are so very fortunate to have a sangha community to call upon, nurture, and practice with.
Probably one of the best things that will come out of this situation is that people will not take everyday life’s simple freedoms for granted, as we largely often did before the epidemic. Sometimes questioning whether we could really muster the energy to get to the Dharma center as it was too chilly out or we just weren’t really in the mood, yet these days might see us planning months in advance if only we knew when next we could sit together in sacred space to practice and share. At least in this day and age, we are able to maintain connection via the computer and find comfort and gratitude in being able to meet together in this way.
Wishing each and every one of you the best of health, happiness, and contentment. May your practice upholding and replenish you daily, breathing in, breathing out. Aware. Awake. Alive.
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.