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You Are Invited to Join

H.E. Khenchen Lama Rinpoche

In a Tibetan Buddhist Conference


For the opening of the Awam Tibetan Heart Center in Sedona, AZ, his second

Center in AZ and in Tucson, AZ at Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute.


In celebration of this conference, H.E. Khenchen Lama Rinpoche

will be doing presentations and meditations to which all are welcome.


Tucson, AZ:  Tues. Nov. 13 to

Fri. Nov.16, 2018. Website:






Sedona, AZ:  Sat. Nov. 17 to

Tues. Nov. 20, 2018:














Conference Schedule


Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute:

3400 E. Speedway Blvd. #204

Tucson, AZ  87516     520.622.8460


Tucson, AZ:  Tues. Nov. 13 to Fri. Nov. 16, 2018

Space is limited to the first 30 to register


Tuesday, Nov. 13. 10:00 am – noon & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


AM:  Presentation on Refuge and the Four Roots in Tibetan Buddhism. Presentation on Guru Rinpoche Empowerment and Secret Rigpa Guru Yoga meditation.  ($25.00)


PM:   Presentation on Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig), Empowerment and meditation.  $25.00)


Wednesday, Nov. 14. 10:00 am – noon & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


AM: Presentation and practice of the 21 Tibetan Yogas.  ($20.00)


PM: Presentation on White Tara in Tibetan Buddhism; White Tara Empowerment and meditation.  ($25.00)


Thursday, Nov. 15.  10:00 am – noon & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


AM: Presentation on 21 Taras in Tibetan Buddhism. ($20.00)


PM: Presentation on King Gesar as protector. Presentation of King Gesar Guru Yoga, Empowerment and King Gesar meditation.   ($25.00)


Friday, Nov. 16.  10:00 am to noon


AM: Presentation of “Something Special” for his previous students. ($30.00)


Lunch: No host lunch for anyone who has participated in the conference. Location to be announced.



Conference fees: Thank you for your contribution to the costs of this conference. All donations are appreciated. Suggested donations above are for single sessions. Discounts are available for the full conference:


  • Tuesday through Thursday $120.00. Tuesday through Friday $150.00.
  • No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.


Dates & Times


Sedona details available from Khenpo Drimed Dawa.




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 [no yoga class October 6th due to Togal Retreat] 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 FREE.



Annual Togal Retreat - Mt Lemmon

October 6th, 9 am - 4 pm


Each quarter we offer a special all-day retreat. In October that will be our annual Togal Retreat on Mt Lemmon (at Inspiration Rock). This is a chance to do meditation outdoors in a wonderful environment. Although participants in the togal practice need to have received the transmissions and training for this practice, others may join us for a day of alternative meditation (your choice).


We will meet at our Center at 9:00 am, then drive to the location. It includes picnic tables (bring your own lunch and drinks) and restrooms. Also recommended are jackets, hats, and sunscreen. FREE.



3rd Friday Movie and Potluck Tsok

Talking with Buddha (trailer)

October 19th, 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: Talking with Buddha.


Talking with Buddha is a beautiful journey across the Indian-Tibetan plateau among the Buddhist monasteries.  It includes a talk with the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.


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 - Troma

4th Wednesday, October 24th, 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 Troma. Texts will be provided. You may bring a simple snack food to be included in our tsok offering. FREE. Donations gladly accepted.



Lha Bab Duchen Puja, Tsok, & Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 31st, 6-7 pm

Please contact us by email or phone for the location.


Lha Bab Duchen is one of the four great festivals in the Buddhist tradition. This festival celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha's descent from Tashita heaven where he is said to have spent three months teaching to teach his mother and the gods, to repay her kindness and liberate her, as well as to benefit the gods.


He returned to earth by a special triple ladder prepared by Viswakarma, the god of machines. This event is considered to be one of the eight great deeds of the Buddha.


On Lhabab Duchen, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times. It is part of Tibetan Buddhist tradition to engage in virtuous activities and prayer on this day.

We celebrate with a smoke offering (puja) and potluck tsok offering. This year, the date falls on Halloween, so you are invited to come dressed as your favorite deity to share in the festivities! FREE. Please bring a food dish to share.



 Partial List of Other Upcoming Days & Events!



  • Dakini Day, Thursday, October 4th, good day for Dakini practice and tsok
  • Guru Rinpoche Day, Friday, October 19th, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok



  • Khenchen Lama, our Spiritual Director, will be visiting Tucson, November 13-16 He is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

May all beings be happy!