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Dakini Day Practice - Kurukulle

Thursday, August 17th, 5-6 pm

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

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


Our Dakini Day practice and tsok on Dakini Day of the lunar calendar is taken from 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. The next practice will be Kurukulle. Texts will be provided. You may bring a simple snack food to be included in our tsok offering. FREE. Donations gladly accepted.



Friday Movie and Potluck Rent Party

Friday, August 18th, 6-8:30 pm

The Lost Treasures of Tibet and

Mustang - Journey of Transformation

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.


Before Leonardo da Vinci painted "The Last Supper," Tibetan craftsmen were creating stunning artistry of their deities in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. In "Lost Treasures of Tibet," NOVA goes behind the scenes with the first conservation team from the West, as it undertakes the painstaking restoration of these ancient masterpieces and the beautiful monasteries that house them.  In the course of their restoration work, conservators from the West come face-to-face with a thorny problem of culture clash: local people want missing sections of the murals completed. Westerners are aghast at the idea, but their hosts are equally shocked at the thought of worshiping unfinished deities.


 Another shorter movie called Mustang - Journey of Transformation will also be shown. This movie is narrated by Richard Gere and tells more of the story of a Tibetan culture that has pulled back from the brink of extinction through the restoration of its sacred sites.


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 this beautiful space. Thank you for your generosity and consideration.




Prayer Requests


We are happy to recite prayers for you or anyone you designate, including pets or other beings.


White Tara or Medicine Buddha - for sickness, injury or surgery

Vajrasattva - prayer for purification

White Tara or Amitayus - long life prayers

Chenrezig or Green Tara - stressful or negative situations

For a person or an animal who has recently died.*

Phowa - transference of consciousness to Dewachen or other buddhafield

Nei Dren - guiding the deceased to higher realms

Tibetan Book of the Dead - seven day version or full forty-nine day version.

Special Tsok offerings

Puja Smoke offerings


*Please include the person's name. For Phowa, Nei Dren or the Tibetan Book of the Dead, please include a photo, if possible.


Please email your request to EmailAwamTBI@gmail.com. FREE. Donations are appreciated. To make donations, please go to our website under the "Donate" tab. For suggested amounts or any other requests, please send an email to the address above.


You may also volunteer to help us recite practices requested by others. Let Jane Stanley know if you would like to be on our list of volunteers. Just email us at the above address.



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, 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 temple gratefully accepted).


Open Sit - Tuesdays, noon-1:00 pm: Come any time or stay for the whole hour. We are making our space available for any form of silent meditation during this hour. You may schedule a session to learn basic meditation by calling Ruth at least one day ahead at 520-615-0445 for an appointment. FREE (donations to support our temple gratefully accepted).


Vajrayogini Meditation is off for the summer.


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 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




















May all beings be happy!