(Community Blessing) Did you miss us?! We open the new year with delicious vegetarian get-together of Eddie’s famous “Geshe Soup” followed by a short, auspicious Diamond Cutter Sutra recitation.
Learn how to create your own a Mandala with the traditional metal tools (they look a lot like cake icing tubes). Be tutored by the expert Tashi Lhunpo monks in the ancient craft of sand mandala. Bookings appreciated.
Be moved by the deep resonant chants of the Tashi Lhunpo Monks as they perform the healing ritual of Medicine Buddha Puja. This community blessing and offering ceremony will be done in Tibetan, and there will be English translations to follow along if you wish.
Discover how the profound teachings of the Buddha relate to the concerns of our modern daily life. English-speaking Geshe Sherab understands and connects very well with Western students, presenting the Dharma in an accessible, warm and open manner. It’s a year since we last saw Geshe-la – don’t miss this opportunity to connect with his gentle and clear teachings!
In this first half of the Four Noble Truths, we investigate not just the nature of our problems and discomfort, but the very causes of that nagging, constant dissatisfaction. It is only when we correctly identify the source of our problems that we can begin to overcome them, and that all the energy we put into overcoming problems finally becomes productive. It is only than that we can our experience on a profound and lasting level.
In the second half of the Four Noble Truths, we investigate the radical solutions proposed by the Buddha that we can use to change our mind, and thus change our experience of the world and ourselves. We can find a lasting solution to our problems, our suffering, frustration and dissatisfaction. We have everything we need right here within our mind. The Buddha’s teachings show how by changing our attitude to one more in line with a deep, pure reality, we can liberate ourselves from the bondage of cyclic existence.
Enjoy special Losar Nine-Surpirse-Soup made by local Tibetans, and delicious chai tea in excellent company before the concert and during the interval! Eddie will also make his famous “Geshe Soup”, delicious Tibetan-style rice soup with tofu and vegetables, from a recipe shown to him by Geshe Tashi Tsering (thus the name).
Don’t miss this special concert with world-renowned singer-songwriter, Tenzin Chogyal and local Tibetan performers. Special guest Richard Grantham, a classically-trained composer and band-hardened multi-instrumentalist on viola. Tenzin draws on his Tibetan roots to create original compositions which uniquely express his cultural lineage and the contemporary challenges faced by his people.