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December Newsletter 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

 Year-End Generosity

 

As this year comes to a close, please consider Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute as a recipient of your year-end giving. Even the Buddha had patrons and other donors. We strive to keep our classes and other events at little or no cost, but do require funds to pay our rent, utilities, internet services, printing, and other expenses. All of our workers are volunteers. You may make a one-time or recurring donation through our website at AwamInstitute.org ("Make a Donation") through PayPal or a credit card, or send a check to the mailing address at the bottom of this newsletter.

Thank you for your generosity!

 

 

HE Jigme Lodro Rinpoche

January 3-9; 2-4 and 6-8 pm weekdays, 10-12 and 2-4 weekend

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

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

 

HE Jigme Lodro is returning to Tucson to give afternoon and evening and weekend teachings on "Placing Buddhahood Within Reach: A Teaching Manual Forming Part of the Sadhana Cycle of the Peaceful Form of Manjushri" by HH Jigme Phuntsok. This brief text contains the complete understanding of the Dzogchen tradition. "If you understand, then you will understand all of Dzogchen in just a few pages. Every essence is here." Suggested donation is $20/session or $40/day, or $250 for the full set of teachings. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay (please email or call to register). PLEASE join us for these very precious teachings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 offer regular 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 [no practice Dec 23 or 30]: 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).

 

Tuesday Silent Meditation - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm [no practice Dec 25 or Jan 1 or 9]: 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 [no yoga class Dec 8 or 29] 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

No Movie in December

 

 

Dakini Day Practice

No Dakini Day Practice in December

 

 

Pray for Peace

Wednesday, December 19th, 6:30-7:30 pm

 Tucson, AZ

 

We have joined with other religious groups to share in a monthly "Pray for Peace" at alternative locations. Each session will be led by a different tradition, shared by all. As the Dalai Lama regularly reminds us, we need to focus our attention on both our inner and outer peace for all. Please join us for this session. Wednesday, December 19th, St Pius X Catholic Church 1800 N Camino Pio Decimo at 6:30.

 

 

 

Other Upcoming Days & Events!

 

January

HE Jigme Lodro Rinpoche, January 3rd - 9th, "Placing Buddhahood within Reach: A Teaching Manual Forming Part of the Sadhana Cycle of the Peaceful Form of Manjushri" from a Dzogchen point of view, by HH Jigmed Phuntsok.

Tsultrum Allione talk and workshop, January 11-13, sponsored by the Arizona Friends of Tibet

Guru Rinpoche Day, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Guhygarbha Retreat, Saturday, January 26, 9am - 4 pm.

Dakini Day, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

 

February

Vajrakilaya Practice, Monday, February 4, 6pm

LOSAR Puja and Tsok Feast, Tuesday, February 5, 6pm.

December 17th Guru Rinpoche Day, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Dakini Day, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

 

March

Guru Rinpoche Day, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Dakini Day, good day for Dakini practice and and tsok

 

 

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May all beings be happy!