The Tashi Kyil Monks Visit The Tibetan Center

December 10th to 17th

In partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana, seven monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India are touring the United States to teach the Dharma, educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet, and raise much needed funds for their monastery. This is the monastery’s third USA Tour and second visit to The Tibetan Center. 

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Friday 12/11

6:00    Meeting and preparing a meal to enjoy together.

6:30    Tashi Sholpa Dance. A traditional welcoming dance performed for the dinner guests

7:00    PowerPoint presentation about the Labrang Tasi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India; Life Stories of individual monks on the Tashi Kyil 2015 Tour

 

Saturday 12/12

1:00 – 2:00    Welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mandala Offering. His Holiness is the guest at each Buddhist ceremony; the monks will chant prayers and blow long horns, and make an offering to dedicate to all of their virtuous actions to benefit sentient beings

2:00 – 3:30    Dismantling of the Sand Mandala, a Chenrezig mandala created by the same monks in 2013. The sand will be conveyed to a waterway for dispersal, as a blessing for the world and sentient beings

3:30 – 4:00    Opening Ceremony for Medicine Buddha Mandala

4:00 – 6:00    Monks will begin to create the mandala. All are welcome to watch

 

Sunday 12/13

10:00 – 11:00   Meditation Instructions (Medicine Buddha).  How to set up a Buddhist Altar

11:00 – 12:00   Tibetan Language & Alphabet (for High School age students & older)

1:00 – 4:00       Selected Art Workshops, including Butter Sculpture (using playdoh), Sand Painting, Tibetan Prayer Flags, and Mani Stones

4:00 – 6:00       Tibetan Cooking

 

Monday 12/14

10:00 – 12:00   Meditation Instructions (Chenrezig) & How to set up a Buddhist Altar

6:00 – 7:00       Tibetan Language.

All Day: Continuing the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala; House & Business Blessings; Mo Readings; The Monks’ Store

 

Tuesday 12/15

10:00 – 12:00   Meditation Instructions (Tara) & How to set up a Buddhist Altar.

6:00 – 8:00       Tibetan Cooking

All Day: Continuing the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala; House & Business Blessings; 
Mo Readings; The Monks’ Store

 

Wednesday 12/16

10:00 – 12:00   Meditation Instructions (Medicine Buddha). How to set up a Buddhist Altar

6:00 – 8:00       Ceremony to Conclude Creation of the Mandala.

All Day:
 House & Business Blessings
; Mo Readings
; The Monks’ Store

 

*Funds are raised through donations by those attending the programs. Please pay only what you can afford, or do not donate at all (but DO participate).

 

The Tibetan Center 2015 Film Series

Made possible in part through the generous support of ALS Consulting

Saturdays monthly at 7:30 pm

875 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401

$8 suggested donation

April 11th Embrace Directed by Dan Smyer Yu and Pema Tashi. (China, Germany, USA, 2011, 55 mins, in Amdo Tibetan Dialect with English subtitles.) May 16th Sun Beaten Path Directed by Sonthar Gyal (China, 2011, 89 mins, in Amdo Tibetan Dialect and Mandarin with English subtitles.) June 13th Summer Pasture Directed by Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Tsering Perlo. (2010, 86 mins, in Tibetan with English subtitles). July 11th The Hunter and The Skeleton and 2 more Animated Shorts Directed by Gyatso Gentsu. (China, 2012, in Tibetan with English subtitles.) August 8th Milarepa Directed by Neten Chokling. (USA, 2007, 95 mins, in Tibetan with English subtitles.) September 26th The Search Directed by Pema Tseden. (China, 2009, 105 mins, in Tibetan with English subtitles.) October 17th When the Iron Bird Flies Directed by Victress Hitchcock. (USA, 2012, 96 mins, in English.)

Ellen Miret – The Dhammapada Project

Exhibit open 10 am to 6 pm daily

The Dhammapada Project

For more information, click here.

The Tibetan Center 2014 Film Series

Made possible in part through the generous support of ALS Consulting

Saturdays monthly at 8pm

875 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401

$8 suggested donation

March 15th Wheel of Time Directed by Werner Herzog (Germany, 2003, 80 mins, in English) April 5th Monks in the Laboratory Directed by Delphine Morel (France, 2006, 53 mins, in English) May 3rd Digital Dharma Directed by Dafna Yachin (USA, 2012, 90 mins, in English) June 7th The Shadow Circus (The CIA in Tibet) Directed by Tenzin Sonam & Ritu Sarin (UK, 1998, 50 mins, in English) July 5th Bringing Tibet Home Directed by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay (South Korea, 2013, 67 mins, in English) August 2nd Silent Holy Stones Directed by Pema Tseden (China 2005, 98 mins, in Tibetan with English subtitles) September 20th When the Bough Breaks Directed by Ji Dan (China, 2011, 147 mins, in Mandarin with English subtitles) October 25th Lost Horizon Directed by Frank Capra (USA, 1937, 97 mins, in English) November 15th Nicholas Roerich: Messenger of Beauty Directed by Jerry Rosser (USA, 1979, 44 mins, in English)   View Past Events at the Tibetan Center

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