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Saga Dawa Duchen - Sunday June 4
Saga Dawa Duchen is one of the four great festivals in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This one is a celebration of the Buddha's Awakening (nirvana) and paranirvana. He is quoted as saying at the time of his awakening:

"Profound peace, natural simplicity, uncompounded luminosity,
I have found the nectar-like dharma".

Yogi Khenpo Drimed Dawa has just published a short text based upon this quotation, now available on Amazon, "Profound Peace", available in paperback or Kindle

11 am - Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk (Shakyamuni Buddha) followed at 12 noon by a Puja (smoke offering) and Tsok (potluck feast). Please join us at 3400 E Spee
dway Blvd, Suite 204, Tucson AZ (just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center.

Following the Tsok, we have received a collection of Buddhist books (mostly HH the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh), paintings, statues, etc. that we have agreed to make available to anyone interested for free. Anything not taken  will be gifted to the Friends of the Library.

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Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk


Sundays 11:00 - noon MST at the Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 204, Tucson AZ and on We begin by reciting Preliminary Practices and meditation, followed by Yidham practice an a short Dharma Talk by Yogi Khenpo Drimed Dawa (aka Khenpo Dean). 

The Buddha considered group practice to be an essential part of basic dharma practice. The effects are multiplied by the number of participants. Please join us!

For those watching online, our "Meditation Practice Manual” may be downloaded from our website under "Resources & Links". The recorded videos are also available on



Wednesday Mindfulness Practice


Wednesdays at 6pm MST (about 30 minutes) at the Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 204, Tucson AZ, (Not available on Facebook Live.) 

Sessions will include brief instructions followed by sets of 5-minute meditations with opportunities to ask questions. These practices are suitable for secular use as well, and we welcome anyone interested in learning to meditate. FREE

Other Upcoming Days & Events!​​


HH Khenchen Lama Rinpoche is interested in coming to Tucson after a long gap due to Covid. We hope to schedule teachings in 2023.



  • Saga Dawa Duchen, Sunday, June 4th, 12pm, with Puja & Tsok 


  • HH the Dali Lama's Birthday, Thursday, July 6

  • Chokhor Duchen, Friday, July 21


  • Practice peace!

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