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COMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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JUNE 2017 SCHEDULE:

                  JUNE 10-11: Learning Intensive 1 with Ven. Doboom Tulku Rinpoche
                  JUNE 17-18: Learning Intensive 2 with Ven. Doboom Tulku Rinpoche

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

June Learning Intensives: June 10-11, June 17-18
VEN. DOBOOM TULKU RINPOCHE TO GIVE TWO WEEKEND-LONG LEARNING INTENSIVES:
In two weekend-long learning intensives, Venerable Doboom Tulku Rinpoche will give his commentary on Je Tsongkhapa’s Prayer Aspiring to Virtue in the Beginning, Middle, and End. On the last day of his teachings (Sunday June 18th), he will also give a Long Life Empowerment.

                  Weekend Learning Intensive 1: Saturday June 10, 10:00am—4:00pm
                                                                        Sunday June 11, 10:00am—4:00pm
                  Weekend Learning Intensive 2: Saturday June 17, 10:00am—4:00pm
                                                                        Sunday June 18, 10:00am—4:00pm

For further information about registration and the daily 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).