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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 Meditation Center gratefully accepted).

 

Silent Meditation - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm NEW: Come rest your mind with any form of silent meditation during any part or all of 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 Meditation Center gratefully accepted).

 

Tibetan Yoga (NO YOGA NOV 11) meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am led by Patrick Flint, an experienced yoga practitioner and teacher. NO CLASS OCTOBER 7.  The 21 Tibetan Yogas are a form of yoga by 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

 

 

 

Lha Bab Duchen Puja and Tsok

Friday, November 10th, 6 pm

Khenpo Dean's, 301 N Longfellow Ave, Tucson

 

This is one of the four great festivals in the Buddhist calendar each year. Lha Bab Duchen celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha's descent from Tashita Heaven. After the Buddha's mother was reborn there, the Buddha spent three months teaching in the realm of the gods to repay her kindness and liberate her, and to benefit the gods.

 

The smoke puja is done outdoors. The tsok is done indoors as a potluck. Please bring a friend and some food to share. All are welcome. FREE (donations gladly accepted).

 

 

 

3rd Friday Movie and Potluck Tsok

Sherpa

November 17th, 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.

 

SHERPA is an epic journey with the fearless guides of Mount Everest.  Every year, Western mountain climbers make news ascending Mount Everest.  But the compelling stories of the Sherpas, the Napalese guides who risk their lives to provide for their families, have gone untold - until now.  Sherpa chronicles a fateful 2014  expedition and the tragic avalanche that spurred the Sherpas to make a stand for human rights and respect.  Sherpa will forever change the way you look at the world's most famous mountain - and the travel guides who navigate it.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Dakini Day Practice - Yeshe Tsogyal

4th Wednesday, November 22nd, 6-7 pm New Date & Time

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, now on the 4th Wednesday is based on a series of four practices from HH Dudjom Rinpoche's The Dakini's 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 accepted.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS!

 

December

 

• Buddha Holiday-Tree Party - Saturday, December 2nd, 11-noon

• Annual Art & Craft Sale - Saturday, December 9th, 9am-6pm

• Christmas holiday - Sunday, December 24th, closed

• New Year's Eve holiday - Sunday, December 31, closed

 

January

 

• Guhyagarbha Retreat - Saturday, January 6th, 9am-4pm

• Spring Classes Start - Sunday, January 7th: Sutras - The Teachings of the Buddha; and The Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism Part 3

 

February

 

• H.E. Jigme Lodro teachings - TBA

• Losar, Tibetan New Year Puja and Tsok - Friday, February 16th, 6pm

 

 

 

May all beings be happy!