UPDATE! Saturday September 26th we will be hosting a long life puja for our beloved Geshe Dakpa. The puja will be at Tse Chen Ling Center at 10am. If you are interested in helping to sponsor this auspicious event, please send an email to email@example.com
Chokhor Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar is this week. Also known as the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma, Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary upon which Shakyamuni Buddha first began teaching the Dharma. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha did not teach. After this period, Indra and Brahma offered a dharmachakra and a conch shell and requested Shakyamuni to teach. Accepting, Buddha Shakyamuni turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time at Sarnath by teaching on the Four Noble Truths.
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Thank you to all who came to view the Holy Relics. It was a lovely weekend! A huge thank you to all our sponsors whose support made all the difference and a big hug and thank you to all our wonderful volunteers – we could not have done it without you!! Let’s do it again next year!
Geshe Dakpa will lead prayers and give a short talk about the Holy Relics on Sunday July 12 at 10am. We will be giving animal blessings on Saturday July 11 from 1pm-3pm. Smaller animals that can be held (at all times) may enter the center to receive a blessing, larger animals will receive blessings outside in front of the center. Please DO NOT park in the fenced in lot across the street from the center. That lot belongs to the church across from us and they will close and lock the gates and your car will be stuck in there for the night! There is street parking all around the center neighborhood. Hope you can join us this weekend for this most auspicious event!