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COMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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JULY to AUGUST 2018 SCHEDULE:

JULY 23-29: Live streamed teachings with Geshe Yeshe Thabke
AUGUST 3-5: Meditation Intensive with Dr. Daniel Brown--CANCELLED
AUGUST 19: Annual Maitreya Festival

*All TBLC teachings will be live streamed through ustream.tv.*

LIVE STREAM AND VIDEO
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JULY 23-29:
LIVE STREAMED TEACHINGS WITH GESHE YESHE THABKE
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe will give teachings on Dharmakirti’s Commentary on Valid Cognition (Skt., Pramanavarttika), one of the foremost Buddhist works on the topic of logic and epistemology. Classes will be live streamed only, available through ustream.tv. See links above.

Live stream schedule: [Eastern Standard Time]
     12:00pm-1:30pm
      5:00pm-6:30pm


AUGUST 3-5:CANCELLED
MEDITATION INTENSIVE WITH DANIEL BROWN, Ph. D.
Please note that this Learning Intensive has been cancelled. Our next event is TBLC's annual Maitreya Festival.

AUGUST 19: ANNUAL MAITREYA FESTIVAL

*Please be aware that parking is limited. We suggest you arrive by 11:30 am.
However, guests are welcome any time.*

The Maitreya Festival is the biggest day of the TBLC annual calendar and will be held this year on August 19th. This event includes a procession, a taped message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, prayers from the assembled monks, a Maitreya Teaching, and delicious Festival food. All your friends and family are welcome to attend this auspicious event. For more information and a schedule click here .


ANNUAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

ANNUAL LEARNING INTENSIVES
TBLC annual learning intensives take place over a two or three-day weekend and are an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of different Buddhist topics. Each day is usually divided into four one-hour sessions, but this sometimes varies to accord with the main teacher's preference. Plenty of time is set aside for questions and answers. Besides intellectual inquiry, there is often guided meditation, depending on the subject matter. The classes are appropriate for both beginning and advanced students of Buddhism.

MAITREYA FESTIVAL
The Maitreya Festival is the biggest day of the TBLC annual calendar and will be held this year on August 19th, 2018. This event includes a procession, a taped message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, prayers from the assembled monks, a Maitreya Teaching, and delicious Festival food. All your friends and family are welcome to attend this auspicious event. For more information and a schedule click here

FOUNDER'S DAY
Founder's Day is a celebration of Geshe Wangyal's arrival in the United States on February 5, 1955, and was started by Geshe-la a few years before his death on January 30, 1983. As Geshe-la died on a date nearby his arrival date, Founder's Day is also a remembrance of his passing away. This event includes prayer recitation in the TBLC Temple at 11:00 a.m. and a talk by Executive Director Joshua Cutler, followed by lunch at the School House. This year's Founder's Day was held on February 4th, 2018 and a Special teaching was given by our Lama, Professor Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe speaking about how to Properly Rely on one’s Spiritual Teacher & the 10 Qualities of a Spiritual Teacher as given by Maitreya in his text, Ornament of the Sutras, [Sutralamkara].

Click here to download a biographical sketch of Geshe Wangyal.

Joshua W. C. Cutler gave the following talk on Founder’s Day February 5, 2007.

Joshua W. C. Cutler gave the following talk on Founder’s Day February 3, 2008.

Joshua W. C. Cutler gave the following talk on Founder’s Day February 7, 2010.



TBLC celebrated the annual Maitreya Festival, August 14th, 2016


RECOMMENDED READINGS:
In general: Geshe Wangyal’s Door of Liberation,   The Prince who Became a Cuckoo: A Tale of Liberation, and The Jeweled Staircase, Je Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim Chen Mo).