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COMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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SAVE THE DATE:
ANNUAL FOUNDER’S DAY - FEBRUARY 5th

JANUARY TO MARCH 2017 SCHEDULE:

                 JANUARY 1: First Sunday Program: Joshua Cutler teaching
                 JANUARY 14, 28: Bi-monthly Saturday Dharma Class with Ven. Geshe Sopa
                 FEBRUARY 5: ANNUAL FOUNDER'S DAY
                 FEBRUARY 11, 25: Bi-monthly Saturday Dharma Class with Ven. Geshe Sopa
                 MARCH 5: No First Sunday Program this month
                 MARCH 11, 25: Bi-monthly Saturday Dharma Class with Ven. Geshe Sopa

*All TBLC dharma classes are live streamed through ustream.tv . For details see below.*

January 1:
FIRST SUNDAY PROGRAM
11:00 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.

2:00 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 dharma class. TBLC dharma classes are appropriate for both beginning and advanced students of Buddhism. All are welcome

January Saturdays: January 14, 28
BI-MONTHLY SATURDAY DHARMA CLASS
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. TBLC School House
On the second and fourth Saturday of each month, Resident Tibetan monastic scholar, Ven. Geshe Lobsang Sopa will give his commentary on the Patience chapter (ch. 6) of Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva Deeds. Translation Provided by TBLC Co-Director Joshua Cutler.

February 5:
FOUNDER'S DAY
This year’s annual Founder’s Day service and celebration will take place on February 5th, 2017. This is the actual day in 1955 that TBLC Founder, Geshe Ngawang Wangyal, arrived in America in New York Harbor on a ship called La Liberte.

                     Program Schedule:
                     11am-12:30pm: prayers in TBLC Temple
                     1pm: Lunch in the School House, guests are welcome

February Saturdays: February 11, 25
BI-MONTHLY SATURDAY DHARMA CLASS
Geshe-la will continue his bi-monthly Saturday morning teachings. (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. TBLC School House)

March 5:
Please note, there will be no First Sunday Program this month.

March Saturdays: March 11, 25
BI-MONTHLY SATURDAY DHARMA CLASS WITH VEN. GESHE SOPA
Geshe-la will continue his bi-monthly Saturday morning teachings. (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. TBLC School House)

WEEKLY PROGRAM : TBLC also offers weekly Tuesday and Thursday Night Buddhist Philosophy class from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. over Skype. Taught by TBLC Co-Directors and Resident Teachers, Joshua and Diana Cutler, these are advanced classes designed for those who have attended previous classes and want to delve more deeply into the current topic. If you are new, you must call ahead to make arrangements to attend.


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 celebrates the annual Maitreya Festival, August 9th, 2015


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).