“Contemplative Psychotherapy” lecture & book signing June 24th

Tse Chen Ling Center
Lecture and Book Signing
Dr. Joe Loizzo
Saturday, June 24th, 2pm – 3pm

Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy is a manifesto of one of  the most promising breakthrough fields in contemporary science  and  public  health:  the multidisciplinary confluence of cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology and psychotherapy with humanity’s timeless contemplative arts and sciences preserved in the East.
Contextualizing the rise of mindfulness-based therapies as the first of three waves in this confluence, this volume brings together leading pioneers to explain that first wave and introduce readers to the second and third:  compassion-based and embodied contemplative therapies.
Books on sale at the event. All are welcome. Limited seating. P lease RSVP to office@tsechenling.org  to reserve a space.
Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD,  is a contemplative psychotherapist, Buddhist scholar and author with over four decades’ experience integrating  Into-Tibetan mind science and healing arts into modern neuropsychology, psychotherapy, and clinical research.  He is founder and director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and a clinician in private practice in Manhattan.

Ngondro Teachings with Geshe Dakpa on May 20-21!

SAVE THE DATE!   Ngondro Teachings with Geshe Dakpa on May 20 & 21!

Join us for a weekend of practical teaching on Ngondro.
Geshe Dakpa will explain each of the practices and give instruction on how to accumulate them. Open to everyone.
Ngondro refers to preliminary practices which enable practitioners to eliminate obstacles to understanding and accumulate merit so that Dharma practice will be most effective. Traditionally there are nine practices, each done 100,000 times.

Three sessions:
Sat 5/20 10am – noon and
2pm – 4pm
Sun 5/21 10am – noon.

Suggested Donation $150
($50 per session)

Please note: Attendance is limited to 50 participants.

Click here to register!

Glenn Mullin at Tse Chen Ling Center in February!

Tse Chen Ling Center welcomes
Glenn Mullin
Wednesday, February 8th & Saturday, February 11th
Women of Enlightenment
Female Buddhas in Tibetan Mystical Art by Glenn Mullen
Wednesday, February 8th, 7pm

What is the message of feminine imagery in Tibetan art and its connection with the personification of wisdom?
The strong role of the feminine in Tibetan mystical art is common to the meditation halls of monasteries and nunneries, as well as temples and shrines. Come and find out who these female Buddha forms are and what they represent. Glenn will discuss the significance and tradition of the feminine in Tibetan Buddhism and its relevance to the practice of Tibetan Buddhism today.
Suggested donation: $25

The Fourteen Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation
by Glenn Mullen
Saturday, February 11th, 10am – 4pm
This is a chance to learn about the tradition of the Dalai Lamas and what this really means. Glenn will present the history and background of the Tulku tradition along with views on how this legacy unfolded and discuss its impact on Tibetan Buddhism from the early Dalai Lamas and up through the present day.
Suggested donation: $45
(There will be a lunch break from noon – 1:30pm)

All are welcome. Please RSVP to office@tsechenling.org to save a space. Pay at the door on the day of the event.

Glenn H. Mullin is a Tibetologist, Buddhist writer, translator of classical Tibetan literature, and teacher of Tantric Buddhist meditation. He divides his time between writing, teaching, meditating, and leading tour groups to the power places of Nepal and Tibet.

Glenn lived in the Indian Himalayas between 1972 and 1984, where he studied philosophy, literature, meditation, yoga, and the enlightenment culture under thirty-five of the greatest living masters of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. His two principal tantric gurus were the late great masters Kyabje Ling Dorjechang and Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang, who were best known as Yongdzin Che Chung, the two main gurus of the present Dalai Lama. Glenn’s teachers include the Dalai Lama, Sakya Trizin, Geshe Ngawang Dargyey, Geshe Rabten, Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa, and Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche

(No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.)

Long Life Puja for Geshe Dakpa on Nov 20th

Labhab Duchen – Sunday 11/20
Offering the
Sixteen Arhats Puja
for the Long Life of
Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa

Please join us in offering this puja and wishes for a very long life for our Precious Geshe Ngawang Dakpa. Please plan to arrive by 9:15am so that we may start on time at 9:30am.

A vegetarian lunch will be provided following the puja. All are welcome! (Lunch will be offered early enough for those on Precepts to finish by noon.)

Volunteers are needed for set-up in advance and assistance on the day of the puja. Please email carol@tsechenling.org if you can help.
If you are interested in helping to sponsor the Long Life Puja, please email lisa@tsechenling.org to pledge your support.


Eight Mahayana Precepts (please send an email to carol@tsechenling.org if you are taking precepts for the first time)
Set-up for Sixteen Arhat Long Life Puja (volunteers needed!)
Sixteen Arhat Long Life Puja
Vegetarian lunch
Clean-up (volunteers needed!)


“The Eight Verses of Mind Training” with Ven. Tenzin Namjong

“The Eight Verses of Mind Training”  on Saturday October 1st  10am-12pm

The essence of Mahayana Buddhism is bodhicitta, the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. The Lojong or “Mind Training” genre of Buddhist practice literature is concerned with cultivating this great compassion and love that extends to all living beings. It overcomes self-cherishing so that true bodhicitta can be developed.
One such lojong text, “The Eight Verses of Mind Training” by the great twelfth century Tibetan Master, Geshe Langri Tangpa, contains all of the essential points of Mahayana practice. Centuries of Buddhist meditation masters have recommended this text as an effective means to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion and bodhicitta.

All are welcome.
Please RSVP to office@tsechenling.org if you will be
joining us. Thanks!
Born and raised in Hawaii, Venerable Tenzin Namjong has been living in India for 11 Years. He had studied and trained in Zen and Theravadin traditions before embracing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University and is now in the tenth year of the Geshe (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) study program at Sera Je Monastery in Bylakuppe, India. He is a registered teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and teaches regularly in Bangalore, India.

Suggested donation $20
(No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.)