On-going Sunday Practice at 10:30AM with Thupten Rinpoche presiding
Join us for Tibetan Buddhist prayers and chanting of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama's guru yoga sadhana and dharma discussions about integrating the Buddha's teachings into our busy daily lives. Take the time on Sundays to re-align with spiritual values and connect to the Buddhist practice.
No prerequisites to join.
Sunday, August 4 at 10:30AM--Tsog offering for Wheel Turning Day (Chokhor Duchen), Lord Buddha's first teaching
This is a high merit day in which all actions are magnified exponentially, making it a good day to accumulate positive actions such as offering tsog (see below for explanation of tsog)
Mondays at 6:30PM Meditation class-- an hour of reflection to develop a calm and relaxed state of mind. Non-denominational.
Meditation Moms-- an hour of calm; there is no 'right way' to meditate, just your own personal experience. Times work with your schedule. Info and registration: (310) 479-1026.
Calendar-- Holy Days and Special Days in 2019:
5 [Tues]—Losar (Tibetan
New Year 2146 Earth Pig)
February 19 [Tues]—Chotrul
(Tib: 1/15 Day of Miracles)
25 [Thur]--Panchen Lama's birthday
June 3 [Mon]--Thupten Rinpoche starting 1008 Nyung Na retreat
June 17 [Mon]—Saka
(Tib: 4/15-- Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana)
6 [Sat]—His Holiness, the Dalai Lama's birthday
(Wheel Turning Day- Lord Buddha's first teaching)
(Thur]—anniversary of His Holiness, Dalai Lama receiving the US
Congressional Gold Medal
Nov 19 [Tues]—Lha
Bab Duchen (Lord
Buddha’s descent from Tushita--gods’ realm)
[Tues]—anniversary of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama receiving
the Nobel Peace Prize
Dec 21 [Sat]--Lama Tsong Khapa Day
(founder of Gaden Monastery and Gelug lineage)
Tsog Offering Days in 2019:
Information about upcoming Tsog days is listed here for your personal use only, and does not mean that we are holding the ceremony at the center.
January 16 (Tibetan 10th)
Wednesday, January 30 (Tibetan 25th)
Thursday, February 14 (Tibetan 9th)
Friday, March 1 (Tibetan
Saturday, March 16 (Tibetan 10th)
Saturday, March 30
Sunday, April 14 (Tibetan 10th)
Monday, April 29
Tuesday, May 14 (Tibetan 10th)
29 (Tibetan 25th)
Wednesday, June 12 (Tibetan 10th)
June 27 (Tibetan 25th)
Thursday, July 11 (Tibetan 10th)
Saturday, July 27 (Tibetan 25th)
10 (Tibetan 10th)
Sunday, August 25 (Tibetan 25th)
September 8 (Tibetan 10th)
Tuesday, September 24 (Tibetan 25th)
Tuesday, October 8 (Tibetan 10th)
Wednesday, October 23
Wednesday, November 6 (Tibetan 10th)
November 21 (Tibetan 24th)
Friday, December 6 (Tibetan
Saturday, December 21 (Tibetan 15th)
What is Tsog?
Tsog means "a gathering". Practitioners gather to make offerings with chanted prayers to the extended lineage gurus and the arya sangha (previously enlightened masters). This reaffirms one’s connection to the Tibetan Buddhist path and to the spiritual masters who have gone before. The tsog ceremony is often accompanied by Guru Puja, a ritual which encompasses the complete stages of the path to enlightenment. Tsog dates are determined based on the Tibetan lunar calendar.