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COMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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SAVE THE DATE:
ANNUAL MAITREYA FESTIVAL AUGUST 20th

JULY TO AUGUST 2017 SCHEDULE:

JULY 2: First Sunday Program
AUGUST 6: First Sunday Program
AUGUST 20: Annual Maitreya Festival

*All First Sunday afternoon dharma classes will be livestreamed through
ustream.tv . For details see below.*

JULY 5:
FIRST SUNDAY PROGRAM
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Prayer and Meditation Session: TBLC Temple
On first Sundays, TBLC holds a prayer and meditation session in the Temple. Recited in English, these prayers have been translated from a Tibetan non-sectarian liturgy originally arranged for large assemblies of Tibetan monks and nuns when gathering in Bodh Gaya, India, the place of Buddha's enlightenment.

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Dharma Class: TBLC School House
After a break for lunch (students either go downtown to a restaurant or bring their own lunches and eat in our facilities), TBLC Director, Joshua Cutler, will give a class on Tibetan Buddhism. TBLC dharma classes are appropriate for both beginning and advanced students of Buddhism. All are welcome.

AUGUST 6:
FIRST SUNDAY PROGRAM
Times are as listed above for July 5.

AUGUST 20: ANNUAL MAITREYA FESTIVAL

*Please come by 11:30 a.m. to get parked!*

The Maitreya Festival is the biggest day of the TBLC annual calendar and will be held this year on August 20th. 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.


TO WATCH TBLC PROGRAM OVER USTREAM.TV :
1. Go to ustream.tv
2. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page, underneath the blue band where it says “Harness the power of live and recorded video” and under the column on the right that says “watch” click on “popular streams”, or simply click here
3. Click on login/sign up in the upper right. If you are a first time viewer, you will need to create a free account in order to view programs. Otherwise, login.
4. Click on the word “Search,” and type in “Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center.”
5. Click on our page. It will say “Off Air” or may display a previously recorded teaching until the start of class. You may need to refresh the page when waiting for class to begin.


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 20th, 2017. 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 will be held on February 5, 2017. All are welcome.
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).