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 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 if you can help.
If you are interested in helping to sponsor the Long Life Puja, please email to pledge your support.


Eight Mahayana Precepts (please send an email to 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 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.)

Change to Chokhor Duchen schedule & Sand Mandala in the South Bay

Medicine Buddha Puja
Chokhor Duchen
Saturday Aug 6th @ 6:30pm13735712_1779263832292891_6118468656046440418_o
As you may know, the abbot of Sera Jey Monastery, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gedun Choephel passed away on July 31st. He was a dear friend of our Guru Geshe Dakpa.
Geshe Dakpa will offer a Medicine Buddha Puja at Tse Chen Ling Center this Saturday at 6:30pm.
(instead of the previously scheduled 16 Arhat Puja)
Please join us to pray for his swift return.
All are welcome.

Medicine Buddha
Sand Mandala
Aug 10 – 14


The Sera Jey monks will create a
Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala
in the South Bay
1302 Lillian Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
(please note: no parking on Lillian Ave)


Wednesday August 10 10am-5pm
(Opening Ceremony at 10am)
Thursday August 11 10am-5pm
Friday August 12 10am-5pm
Saturday August 13 12pm-5pm
Sunday August 14 10am-1pm
(Closing Ceremony at 1pm)

All are welcome! FREE!

Proceeds from donations and sale of Dharma items go to the Sera Jey Foundation – a nonprofit which benefits the Sera Jey Monastic Education Fund.

Chokhor Duchen is Saturday August 6th

Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha’s first teaching. As a Buddha Multiplying Day, karmic results of actions on this day are multiplied one hundred million times!
(This amazing result is sourced by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.)

In addition to the events listed below, meritorious activities often advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche are recitation of the Sanghata Sutra, Golden Light Sutra, etc. with extensive dedications. These texts are available on the FPMT Sutras Page.

We will also be supporting animal liberation by collecting donations for Animal Place. A collection jar will be set up at the center starting August 1. We will send the donations out on August 8. Thanks!


5:30am  Precepts*

8:00am  Sutra Reading

6:30pm  16 Arhat Puja with Geshe Dakpa

*if this is your first time taking precepts, please email for more information