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Chotrul Duchen Puja & Tsok

Friday, March 2nd, 6 pm

Please call for location information



Chotrul Duchen is the festival for the Display of Miracles. The leaders of India's six main philosophical schools challenged the Buddha to a contest of miraculous powers. The Buddha displayed a different miracle each day for fifteen days, and, utterly defeating his opponents, inspired many individuals to follow the Dharma. On this day the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times. Please bring food to share for the potluck tsok after the smoke offering puja. All are welcome, FREE.



Weekly Meditation & Yoga Opportunities at Awam

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)


We are delighted to be able to offer additional practice sessions suitable for a wide variety of people from beginners to advanced practitioners. We welcome everyone, regardless of religious or secular beliefs, who would like to experience the benefits of meditation and yoga!


Sunday Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Hour- Sundays, 11:00 - noon: Khenpo Dean leads a one-hour meditation practice including chanting, one of a variety of deity practices, a short dharma talk, and a ritual blessing. This is an opportunity for group practice in a convenient weekly format. The benefit of group practice is multiplied by the number of participants, so please join us! Everyone is welcome to attend. FREE (donations to support our Meditation Center gratefully accepted).


Silent Meditation - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm: Come rest your mind with any form of silent meditation during all or any part of this hour. If you would like to learn basic meditation, please call us at 520-622-8460 for an appointment. We are happy to provide basic instructions and answer your questions. FREE (donations to support our Meditation Center gratefully accepted).


Tibetan Yoga Class meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am led by Patrick Flint, an experienced yoga practitioner and teacher. The 21 Tibetan Yogas are a form of yoga the Tibetan master Longchenpa that is particularly suitable as a preparation for meditation and is very adaptable to those with physical limitations that are a barrier to many other forms of yoga. A book by Khenchen Lama is available for $15. Suggested donation: $5 per session.


Meet with Khenpo Dean - You may schedule a personal session with Khenpo Dean to discuss your practice, Vajrayana, Buddhism in general, or how best to live the dharma in daily life. Send an email request to Khenpo.Drimed.Dawa@gmail.com. FREE.



 3rd Friday Movie and Potluck Tsok

Western Tibet Kailash

March16th, 6-8:30 pm,

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)


We are delighted to share another Buddhist movie and potluck dinner. Western Tibet Kailash tells the story of the kora around Mt Kailash, which is the holiest pilgrimage in Tibet for four religions: for the Hindus, the mountain represents the abode of Shiva, the destroyer and transformer; for the Buddhists it is the abode of Samvara, a wrathful manifestation of Shakyamuni Buddha;the Jains also consider that some of their saints, or thirthankaras were emancipated here and the Bon followers, the ancient religion of Tibet, is the sacred nine story Swastika Mountain upon which the Bonpo founder, Shenrab alighted from heaven. Its remarkable pyramidal shape is traditionally associated with the legendary Mount Meru, the home of the gods mentioned in the Hindu epics. You can walk around it, but you won't get permission to climb the sacred mountain.


Please bring a friend and some food to share. While there is NO CHARGE for attendance, we do appreciate donations of however much you can contribute toward our monthly rent for our beautiful Meditation Center. Thank you for your generosity and consideration.



Interfaith Prayers for Peace

See time, date, & location below


The Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute is participating in a monthly Interfaith Prayers for Peace series open to all. We would be pleased to have you join us to pray for our country. The current schedule is as follows:


The ISKON Krishna Community, March 21 at 6:30 pm, Govinda's, 711 Blacklidge, Tucson


Foothills Lutheran Church, April 18 at 6:30, 5201 E Craycroft Rd., Tucson


Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, May 30 at 6:30, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson



Dakini Day Practice - Yeshe Tsogyal

4th Wednesday, March 28th, 6-7 pm

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)


We now honor Dakini Day on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Our

Dakini Day practice and tsok, is based on a series of four practices from HH Dudjom Rinpoche's The Dakini Heart Essence: (1) Yeshe Tsogyal as the outer dakini, (2) Kurukulle as the inner dakini, (3) Simhamukha as the secret dakini, and (4) Troma as the innermost secret dakini. We rotate through these four practices over 4 months. The next practice will be Yeshe Tsogyal. Texts will be provided. You may bring a simple snack food to be included in our tsok offering. FREE. Donations gladly.





Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi Practice Retreat - First Saturday, April 7, 9 am to 4 pm



Rigdzin Dupa - The Gathering of Vidyadharas class begins May 27th (6 weeks)

Saga Dawa Duchen, May 29, 6 pm



Khenchen Lama, our Spiritual Director, will be coming to Tucson. Dates and teachings TBA.







May all beings be happy!