Meditation & Events

Online Activities

Using Facebook Live: 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 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 (= Mountain Standard time).


Sunday Meditation Hour

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 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.

Wednesday Sadhana Practice


We have a Wednesday evening meditation schedule! 


Wednesdays at 6 pm (Tucson or Mountain Standard time):

  1. January 6 - Tara Rito Loma Jonma from the 21 Taras,

  2. January 13 - A Shower of Blessings by Mipham Rinpoche, including a small tsok offering,

  3. January 20 - A Sadhana of Amitabha, Buddha of Limitless Light revealed by Terton Sogyal Lerab Lingpa,

  4. January 27 - Yeshe Tsogyal from HH Dudjom Rinpoche’s dakini terma collection, including a small tsok offering,

  5. No 5th Wednesday - 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.

Free Videos!


Khenpo Drimed Dawa has released hundreds of dharma talk and class videos on YouTube for free! The videos are organized into playlists corresponding to a series of talks or a course. For detailed descriptions, go to our class “Free Videos” page. To go directly to the playlists, go to YouTube and search for “Khenpo Drimed Dawa”. YouTube does not permit organizing the order of playlists, so you may have to scroll down to find what you are looking for. If you can, donations on our page are appreciated. May all beings be happy!

Other Upcoming Days & Events!


  • New Year's Day (USA), January 1

  • Tibetan Dakini Day, Friday, January 8, good day for Dakini practice and tsok.*

  • Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Day, Saturday, January 23, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok.*



  • Tibetan Dakini Day, Sunday, February 7, good day for Dakini practice and tsok.*

  • Vajrakilaya Practice - Thursday, February 11 - preparation for the new year!

  • LOSAR – Tibetan New Year, Friday, February 12

  • Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Day, Tuesday, February 22, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok.*


* On the Tibetan calendar