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Tashi Gatsel Ling Buddhist Center of Maine is delighted to be the first Dharma center in the United States to invite two Geshe Mas in January 2022 for a month long visiting teachers role. The Geshe degree was traditionally only awarded to males, but under the guidance of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, the first class of Tibetan and Himalayan females graduated with this degree after 20 years of study. Comparable to a PhD in the west, they hold Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy as well as high tantric studies. Please read more about this at Lions Roar and see more photos here.
Please join us in making this “Female First” a memorable event and amazing start to 2022. We are raising $5,000 to cover the airfare and their expenses while here and greatly appreciate your support. Your generous act of Dana will help authentic Vajrayana Buddhism continue to take seed in the west through ordained female sangha teachers guiding the way. Thank you for your kindness and support.
TGLBC had a wonderful community clean up, the entire length of Town Farm Rd, in Gray and through North Yarmouth. We rejoice in sharing these heartfelt efforts in our daily commitment to living in harmony and simply upon the earth. And in sharing the responsibility to take very good care of ourselves and all mother beings.
We covered both sides of the road and are happy to likewise draw attention and support to the COP26 Climate Change Conference happening now in Glasgow, Scotland. Everyone has a role to play. As Buddhist practitioners, we likewise care for the Earth Goddess. The Earth Goddess is present in the appearance of the Buddha in Earth touching mudra, His right hand over the right knee, middle finger touching the earth. When faced with the threat from Mara, the character who represents the fear of doubt, unworthiness and insignificance, Siddhartha called upon the earth goddess to bear witness to His attainment of enlightenment. Therefore, we who follow Buddha’s teachings of Dharma should likewise pay special attention to supporting the earth goddess and all mother beings.