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Meditations & Events



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December Activities

Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk


Sunday Tibetan Buddhist Meditation & Dharma Talk - 11:00 - noon MST at the Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 204, Tucson AZ and on Each Sunday, after a short preliminary practice and meditation, Yogi Khenpo Drimed Dawa (Khenpo Dean) shares a dharma talk. These are usually given in a series on a particular text or theme. The current theme is basics of Buddhist thought and practice as articulated in the beloved text The Dharmapada. The Buddha considered group practice to be an essential part of basic dharma practice. Please join us!


Our "Meditation Practice Manual" and may be downloaded from "Resources & Links". FREE. The talk videos are also available on


Wednesday Sadhana Practice


Wednesdays at 6pm MST at the Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 204, Tucson AZ, and on practices are:

  1. December 7 – White Tara Cancelled

  2. December 14 – Guru Yoga (with tsok)

  3. December 21 – Solstice: Samantabhadra Prayer

  4. December 28 – Closed

Texts are available under “Resources & Links”. Please bring a small snack to share for the tsoks. FREE

Starting in January, on Wednesdays we will focus on mindfulness practices, open to all.

Other Upcoming Days & Events!​​


This spring we are planning to begin our "advanced" Dzogchen curriculum of 9 classes in person.


Yogi Khenpo Dean has just published a new book - A Yogi's Book of Notes: Thoughts About Buddhism and It's Practices (paperback and Kindle), now available at Amazon. See "Read a Book" for more information.


In addition, HH Khenchen Lama Rinpoche and Yogi Acharya Lama Gursam are interested in coming to Tucson after long gaps due to Covid. We hope to schedule teachings with both of them in 2023.


Finally, we have not been able to have residential retreat in some time, so we will be looking for such an opportunity some time this next year as well.


  • Wednesday December 7 sadhana practice CANCELLED

  • Dalai Lama's Nobel Peace Prize, 1989, Saturday, December 10

  • Christmas holiday, Sunday, December 25CLOSED

  • Wednesday December 28CLOSED



  • New year's Day January 1 - CLOSED

  • NEW - Wednesday Mindfulness Meditation, begins January 4, 6pm

  • Essentials 7 - Great Perfection (Dzogchen) begins Sunday, January 8, 1pm



  • Valentine's Day, February 14

  • Losar - Tibetan New Year Festival, Tuesday, February 21