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.
n May of 2020, Yeshe Jamyang received a letter from the office of His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV in response to a letter she had previously sent on behalf of Lama Yeshe Jinpa conveying the prayers and wishes for health and well being of His Holiness from the entire Don Nga Dargey / Lion’s Roar Dharma Center membership. A transcription of the letter follows:
In September of 2018, a group of Tibetan monks led by Geshe Tsewang Dorje traveled from Ladakh, India, to create a Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala for the well-being of the Sacramento, California, community and to support the Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Leh Ladakh, India.