Saka Dawa is the holiest day of the year according to the Tibetan calendar. It celebrates the Buddha’s birth, passing, and para-nirvana. This year it takes place on May 29. Suggested practices include: Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends offering a complete recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light (resources available here). Taking the Eight Mahayana precepts […]
One of the best practices that we can offer during Saka Dawa is nyungne. The nyungne practice is considered to be the most powerful form of purification. Doing a single retreat purifies the negativity of forty thousand eons. If you complete the practice, you will never be born in the lower realms. And as a […]
Partners for Tibetan Education and the Drikung Dharma Surya Center are pleased to be hosting Khen Rinpoche Geshe Ngawang Jorden, abbot of Sera Mey Monastery. Rinpoche will lead a Medicine Buddha retreat in Fairfax, Virginia. Schedule of Events Friday, November 18 7 PM — Meet and greet Khen Rinpoche and the Sera Mey monastics 7:30 […]
Saturday, December 5 (Tibetan calendar the 25th, Ganden Nga Choe) marks the celebration of Lama Tsongkhapa’s life, incredible teachings and spiritual achievements. Here are some essential resources: Lama Chopa puja (FPMT) Extensive Offering Practices (FPMT) Ganden Lha Gyama Verses and Commentary (Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archives) Lama Tsongkhapa Secret Biography (FPMT) Berzin Archives Short Biography of Lama Tsongkhapa (Berzin Archives) […]
Tickets are still available in Sections 300 ($100) and 400 ($50)!! Get your tickets here: http://dalailamabirthday.net/tickets.html July 9 – Teaching on Middle Stages of Meditation 9:30 – 11:30 am 1:30 – 3:30 pm July 10 – White Tara initiation in the morning, Tenshuk in the afternoon 9:30 – 11:30 am 1:30 – 3:30 pm Location Jacob […]
Birthday celebration schedule for His Holiness, live from Dharamsala June 21 – June 22!
Here are some very moving videos paying tribute to His Holiness (Central Tibetan Administration). English version Tibetan version Chinese version Long life His Holiness the Dalai Lama! In the land encircled by snow mountains, You are the source of all happiness and good All powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso, Please remain until samsara ends.