Meditation & Events

Yes, we are still continuing without in-person activities for now.


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You must have a Facebook account and be a “friend” of “Khenpo Drimed Dawa” or “follower” of “Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute”, if you are not already. Once you become a “friend” or “follower”, you will receive announcements in your Facebook feed. Click on the picture in your newsfeed or go directly to Facebook.com/AwamTBI/LIVE a few minutes before the start time. Please post a note in the comment box to let us know you are present. Times are Tucson AZ (= Pacific Daylight).

 

 

What’s NEW?

 

We are changing our Wednesday evening meditation schedule! Ok, it’s not a dramatic change, but we have been thinking about it for a while. The Tibetan (Lunar) Calendar follows this schedule:

 

  1. 8th day – Tara practice

  2. 10th day – Guru Rinpoche Day celebration and tsok feast

  3. 15th day – Amitabha Buddha practice

  4. 25th day – Dakini Day celebration and tsok feast

  5. 30th day – Shakyamuni Buddha practice

 

So we are now planning to change to the same sequence on Wednesdays at 6 pm (Tucson or Pacific Daylight time):

  1. September 2nd - Tara Rito Loma Jonma from the 21 Taras,

  2. September 9th - A Shower of Blessings by Mipham Rinpoche, including a small tsok offering,

  3. September 16th - A Sadhana of Amitabha, Buddha of Limitless Light revealed by Terton Sogyal Lerab Lingpa,

  4. September 23rd - Yeshe Tsogyal from HH Dudjom Rinpoche’s dakini terma collection, including a small tsok offering,

  5. September 30th - The Treasury of Blessings: A Practice of Buddha Shakyamuni by Mipham Rinpoche (when there is a 5th Wednesday in the month)  

 

Texts are available on our website under “Resources”. Please join us on Facebook Live.

Weekly Meditation Opportunities at Awam

On Facebook LIVE

(Other weekly activities have been cancelled for now.)

 

You must have a Facebook account and be a “friend” of “Khenpo Drimed Dawa” or “follower” of “Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute”, if you are not already. Once you become a “friend” or “follower”, you will receive announcements in your Facebook feed. Click on the picture in your newsfeed or go directly to Facebook.com/AwamTBI/LIVE a few minutes before the start time. Please post a note in the comment box to let us know you are present. Times are Tucson AZ (= Pacific Daylight).

 

Sunday Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Hour – Sundays, 11:00 – noon: Khenpo Dean leads a one-hour meditation practice online, including preliminary practices, Nature of Phenomena Prayer, Heart Sutra, one of a rotating variety of deity practices (Tara, Guru Rinpoche, Amitabha, Dakini, and Shakyamuni Buddha [or other]), a short dharma talk, long-life and closing prayers from our “Meditation Practice Manual”. A copy of the text may be downloaded from our website AwamInstitute.org under “Resources & Links”. The benefit of group practice is multiplied by the number of participants, so please join us! Everyone is welcome to attend. FREE. Donations appreciated.

Other Upcoming Days & Events!

 

September

  • Tibetan Dakini Day, Saturday, September 12, good day for Dakini practice and tsok.*

  • Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Day, Saturday, September 26, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok.*

 

October

  • Tibetan Dakini Day, Monday, October 10, good day for Dakini practice and tsok.*

  • Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Day, Monday, October 26, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok.*

 

November

  • Lha Bab Duchen, Saturday, November 7, one of the four great annual festivals related to the life of Shakyamuni Buddha

  • Tibetan Dakini Day, Tuesday, November 10, good day for Dakini practice and tsok.*

  • Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Day, Wednesday, November 24, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok.*

  • Thanksgiving (US), Thursday, November 26

 

December

  • Tibetan Dakini Day, Thursday, December 10, good day for Dakini practice and tsok*, and Anniversary of HH Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Day, Thursday, December 24, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok.*

  • Christmas, Friday, December 25

 

* On the Tibetan calendar

 

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