In Honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Tsewang Dorje and other dedicated members of Ngari Institute are working tirelessly to Preserve and Spread Dharma Teachings Throughout The World for Generations to Come.
Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Lion's Roar Dharma Center of Sacramento, California, received Losar (Tibetan New Year) greetings for the Iron Ox Year 2148 from students of Sera Je Secondary School in Bylakuppe, India. You can visit their website at https://serajeschool.net/Home for more information and to support their objectives.
Jonny has been working on the Kalachakra mural and Autumn Payne captured some of it on video for your viewing pleasure. The lines are done in marker and will be painted over. The technique is an old one -- used for centuries by artists like Michelangelo. He used simple tools: a level and a ladder. Feel free to drive or walk by and see the progress!
Arjia Rinpoche sent a letter of thanks to Lion's Roar Dharma Center for the Center's donation in support of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC). You can visit the TMBCC shop and support their activities on their website: https://www.tmbcc.org/
As part of our Kalachakra Mural project, located on the back wall of Lion’s Roar Dharma Center, the center piece was recently installed: a 5f-oot by 5-foot printed Kalachakra mandala. The image was given to us by Namgyal Monastery. The upper part of the mural is in the works, and we eagerly await its completion! Below is a photo record of the day it was mounted.
Today we were joined by Geshe Damchoe and Lama Jinpa to bless the Kalachakra mural. After a few words about Lion's Roar's mission and history, as well dedication to dharma, Lama Jinpa and Geshe Damchoe tell how the image which is the center piece was found with the help our Geshe Tsewang. The local artist, Jonny Knudson, who will be completing the mural, was on hand to talk about his experiences with dharma.
Khangser Rinpoche will be joining the Buddha Dharma Study Program. Rinpoche will be teaching every other Thursday at 7:30pm PST beginning on July 16, 2020. Khangser Rinpoche will be teaching on the Philosophy of Tantra. Currently, no text is assigned. These lectures are targeted to the Buddha Dharma Study Program students, but anyone with a sincere interest is free to attend.
A copy of the Dalai Lama's message of hope and a letter from Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Lama Yeshe Jinpa. A link to His Holiness' Earth Day message follows the photos of the message of hope.