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

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

 

The first of the Six Perfections is generosity. As a sangha, we have decided to provide a way for you to practice by helping those in need. We are collecting clothing items in good condition to share with The Sister Jose Women's Center. We have a bin in the foyer where you can place items. Clothes should be clean and in good condition. Common needs include underwear, shoes, jeans, blouses and socks. Don't have any? You might purchase some new low-cost socks or other items to share. (We can also share men's clothing through other relevant organizations.)

Thank you for your generosity!

 

 

 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: 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: 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

Kundun

March 15th, 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 happy to share another Buddhist movie and potluck dinner. Kundun, directed by Academy Award winner, Martin Scorsese, it is the incredible true story of one of the world's most fascinating leaders - Tibet's Dalai Lama - and his daring struggle to rule a nation at one of the most challenging times in history.

 

Powerfully told and set against a backdrop of world politics - the film's release created an international uproar - this picture has been greeted with both controversy and worldwide acclaim.

 

Please bring a friend and some food to share. The tsok begins at 6 pm and the movie at 6:30 pm. 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 - Simhamukha

4th Wednesday, March 27th, 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 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 Simhamukha. Simhamukha is a wisdom dakini. Her wrathful aspect skillfully overcomes and subdues violent negative energies. Texts will be provided. You may bring a simple snack food to be included in our tsok offering. FREE. Donations gladly accepted.

 

 

Other Upcoming Days & Events!

 

March

Dakini Day, Friday, March 1, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

Guru Rinpoche Day, Saturday, March 16, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Dakini Day, Saturday, March 30, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

 

April

Rigdzin Dupa Retreat, Saturday, April 6, 9-4 "all day" retreat on the "The Gathering of Vidyadharas" for which we received the empowerment and had a class this past year. This will be our first opportunity to practice it in a group retreat. Practice texts will be provided. Details in the next newsletter.

Guru Rinpoche Day, Sunday, April 14, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Dakini Day, Monday, April 29, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

 

May

Khenchen Lama visit  - He plans to be here May 21nd - the 27th.

Guru Rinpoche Day, Tuesday, May14, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Dakini Day, Wednesday, May 29, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

May all beings be happy!