The New York Lingdro Troupe

Tibetan Ritual Peace Dance Performance

at The Tibetan Center

Sunday, March 4th, 2 pm

Please join us and the Lingdro group of Western meditation students in celebrating the Year of the Earth Dog with a ritual dance performance. Lingdro Dechen Rolmo (the Music of Great Bliss, a Dance of Ling) is a powerful moving meditation in which male and female dancers, colorfully garbed in gorgeous brocade costumes and headdresses, step, stamp, hop, and whirl. They invoke King Gesar, the enlightened warrior-king, subject of the most famous Asian epic. As they stamp out negativity and stamp in bliss, the dancers’ movements bless the area and all those present, while the energy ripples out to the entire world. The dance is especially pertinent during these challenging times, because it was received as a meditative vision by the great Tibetan scholar and mystic, Mipham Rinpoche, with an intention to avert war and overcome negativity as well as to engender positive circumstances and prosperity. 

Suggested donation: $10

The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston NY (845) 383-1774 

www.tibetancenter.org info@tibetancenter.org 

 

May 13th-27th, 2018

Pilgrimage to Tibet and Nepal with The Tibetan Center and renowned Tibetan scholar and tour guide Glenn Mullin

A 2-week tour of historical and spiritual sites in Tibet and Nepal including the base camp of Mt Everest.

 

Glenn H. Mullin studied for many years with the Dalai Lama and his two main gurus. He is specialist in the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas and is the author of over 20 books on Tibetan Buddhism. He has been leading groups to Nepal and Tibet for the past 30 years.

 

 

The tour price is $3,850, with all ground transportation in Tibet and Nepal, hotels, entrance fees, and Tibetan guide included. Air fare from USA to Kathmandu, Nepal is not included.

For information about going on this trip, please contact Patterson Schackne by phone or email at (845) 383-1774 and info@tibetancenter.org.

 

 

Saturday, February 10th, 7:30 pm

A Gesar Bard’s Tale

Dawa, a nomad in Kham, a historical region of Tibet, was 13 when a series of visions led to his remarkable gift for telling the epic tale of King Gesar, enlightened warrior-king. Known throughout much of Asia, the tale is special to Tibetans because of the Tibetan cultural tradition and history it holds. At 35, Dawa is on a mission to save Gesar’s heritage for future generations and record the entire epic. In 2009 the Gesar epic tradition was inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List. Dawa receives a salary from China’s government as a guardian of national cultural heritage.

Directed by Donagh Coleman and Lharigtso. 2013. Tibetan with English subtitles. 81 minutes.

The film screening is timed to acknowledge the Tibetan custom of telling the epic tale leading up to Losar, the Tibetan New Year. Later, in March, the New York Lingdro Dance Troupe will perform traditional dances invoking King Gesar.

Tickets: $8 suggested donation

 

Shamatha Meditation

Fridays 9:00 am

Through shamatha meditation (calm abiding), we develop concentration, inner strength, stability and confidence, in addition to fostering numerous health benefits. By practicing, you allow yourself the space to experience life fully and in the present, developing trust in your own intuitive awareness. Shamatha meditation purifies the mind and body, thus facilitating well-being, peace and vitality.

We let our mind become spacious
 and our heart soft and kind.

Lama Angelina Birney completed a 3-year meditation retreat in the Karma Kaygu Tradition and has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. Angelina is also the president of Pure Vision Foundation, a non-profit charity that promotes peaceful conflict resolution.

Free and open to all.
 
The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston NY
(845) 453-6077

 

 

The Tibetan Center 2017 Film Series

Saturdays monthly at 7:30 pm

Tickets by donation  

The Lion’s Roar
April 8th          
A masterful portrait of the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage, one of the four great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Directed by Mark Elliott. 1985, in English, 50 min. 
 
Himalaya
May 13th          
The story of a struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud chief and a headstrong young caravanner as they make their annual salt trek across the Himalayas. Directed by Eric Valli. 2000, in Tibetan with English subtitles, 108 min.
 
What Remains of Us
June 3rd
A young refugee travels from Canada, where she was raised, to her native land, Tibet, in order to share  a video message from the Dalai Lama. Directed by Hugo Latulippe and Francois Prevost. 2004, narrated in English, 77 min.
 
Paths of the Soul
July 8th
By a Chinese filmmaker, featuring non-professional Tibetan actors, an account of a 7-month 1,200 mile pilgrimage to Lhasa from eastern Tibet. Directed by Zhang Yang. 2016, in Tibetan with English subtitles, 117 min.
 
Tharlo
August 12th
A shepherd leading a simple life goes into town to get an ID card in this parable about contemporary life in Tibet. Directed by Pema Tseden. 2015, in Tibetan with English subtitles, 123 min. 
 
The 5 Powers
September 9th
Employing animation, historic film footage and interviews, this documentary film is an account of how Vietnamese Zen masters Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Chan Khong, and American anti-war superhero, Alfred Hassler, used the power of mindfulness for peace during the turbulent Vietnam War. Directed by Stuart Jolley and Gregory Kennedy-Salemi. 2016, English, 58 min.
 
Never Give Up
October 14th
Three women are inspired by the teachings of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje to engage in social action in Bodhgaya, India. Directed by James Gritz and Maria Fernanda Rivero. 2011, in English, 60 min. 
  

Ellen Miret – The Dhammapada Project

Exhibit open 10 am to 6 pm daily

The Dhammapada Project

For more information, click here.

 


The Tibetan Center 2016 Film Series

Saturdays monthly at 7:30 pm

Nine-Story Mountain   April 30th   Directed by Augusta Thomson. (USA, 2014, 85 mins, in English.) Documentary film. 

May 21st Home to Tibet  Directed by Alan Dater & Lisa Merton. (USA, 1995, 56 mins, in English.) Documentary film.

June 25th Valley of the Heroes  Directed by Khashem Gyal (2013, 54 mins, in Tibetan & Chinese with English subtitles.) Documentary film.

 July 23rd Old Dog  Directed by Pema Tseden (China, 2011, 88 mins, in Tibetan with English subtitles.) Narrative feature film.

August 20th  Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet   Directed by Victress Hitchcock. (USA, 2009, 104 mins, in English.) Documentary film

September 24th The Dossier   Directed by Rikun Zhu. (China, 2014, 128 mins, in Chinese & Tibetan with English subtitles.) Documentary film.

The Tibetan Center 875 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 383-1774 & info@tibetancenter.org www.tibetancenter.org/events

Suggested donation: $8

Made possible in part through the generous support of ALS Consulting

 

The Tibetan Center 2015 Film Series

Made possible in part through the generous support of ALS Consulting

Saturdays monthly at 7:30 pm

$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.)


The Tibetan Center 2014 Film Series

Made possible in part through the generous support of ALS Consulting

Saturdays monthly at 7:30 pm

$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)

 

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