Rejoice! Lama Zopa Rinpoche is arriving at SFO this Friday Oct 2 at 2:54 pm. Flight CM 208. All are welcome to come greet Rinpoche!
With great sadness, we convey to you the news of His Eminence Choden Rinpoche’s passing into dharmadatu at 1:30AM September 11, 2015 in his Labrang (house) at Sera Jey Monastery.
Sera Jey Monastery kindly requests all concerned organizations, Dharma centers and individuals to commence continuous recitation of Chanting the names of Manjushri and the three dedication prayers Guhyasamaja, Heruka and Yamantaka, as much as possible in accordance with the stages of prayer for the passing of a great lama.
May Rinpoche return swiftly to continue to teach us!
Please join us on Wednesday September 2nd at 7pm as we offer this puja and our prayers for Rinpoche’s health and long life.
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.
We need your RSVP for Don Handrick’s classes next week. Check out our calendar for details of when/what he’ll be teaching. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join us for any of his classes. Thanks!
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!
If you’d like to volunteer to help us out while the Holy Relics are here (July 10-12), come to the volunteers’ meeting on Thursday July 2 from 7pm-8pm. We’ll go over our game plan, have some snacks, and sign up for shifts. Hope you can join us! If you’d still like to volunteer but can’t attend the meeting, send an email to: email@example.com with your availability and we’ll fit you in. Thanks!
Stop by our center on Saturday June 20 and/or Sunday June 21 from 10am-4pm and check out our yard sale! We’ll have a diverse assortment of things for sale, you never know what you’ll find! All sales will benefit our Buy the Building Fund.