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Meditation & Events

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Highlight Feature: The Power of Meow

Starts May 2


We are continuing our book discussion group with the Dalai Lama’s Cat series by David Michie.  This is a series of playful, easy to read, novels narrated by the Dalai Lama’s cat! There are 4 books in the series (a 5th due near the end of this year). They are great for people interested in learning some basics about Buddhism, and a fun read for all others:

3. The Power of Meow (June)

4. The Four Paws of Spiritual Success (July)


See the descriptions at (and please consider ordering through AmazonSmile – see our website). Available in paper and Kindle.


The discussion is focused on the principles of Buddhism featured in the book. The group will meet Sundays at 1 pm (Tucson AZ time – same as Pacific Daylight time) via Zoom so please email to receive the access link. FREE.

In-Person Activities Coming in July


We are opening for in-person activities starting in July! We hope to continue to offer online practices on Sundays and Wednesdays on Facebook Live, and videos on YouTube.


In-person participation principles are: (1) fully vaccinated, (2) wear a mask (we are indoors), and (3) practice social distancing (seating will be separated). This may change as CDC guidelines change by July. We look forward to seeing you!

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 (Tucson AZ time = Pacific Daylight Savings time): Khenpo Dean leads a one-hour meditation practice on, 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. 

Wednesday Sadhana Practice


Wednesdays at 6pm (Tucson or Pacific Daylight Savings time) on FB Live:

  1. June 2 – Tara Rito Loma Jonma

  2. June 9 – Guru Rinpoche (with tsok)

  3. June 16 – Amitabha

  4. June 23 – Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal

  5. June 30 – Shakyamuni Buddha 


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


Please join us. FREE.


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!



  • Tibetan Dakini Day, Friday, June 4*

  • Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Day, Sunday, June 20*



  • Tibetan Dakini Day, Sunday, July 4*; Independence Day in US

  • Chokhor Duchen, Wednesday, July 14*

  • Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Day, Monday, July 19*

* On the Tibetan calendar


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