October 6, 2015 - Nepal Benefit Concert, NYC

October 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
263 W 86th St
New York, NY 10024

Please join us for a benefit concert led by Krishna Das,
world-renowned devotional chant (kirtan) singer and musician, and Lama Tenzin Sangpo, Tibetan chant master, to rebuild Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and Nagi Gompa Nunnery in Nepal.

Also performing will be Bassam Saba & April Centrone of the New York Arabic Orchestra, and former nuns of Nagi Gompa.

Buy tickets here.

Download and share printable PDF flyer here.

For more info, go here.

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October 10-11, 2015 - Tara's Triple Excellence, NYC

TTE in NYCTara's Triple Excellence

Lama Tenzin and Heidi I. Köppl

American Center for the Alexander Technique
New York, NY

October 10-11, 2015

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for payment and registration information.

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October 31 - November 1, 2015 - Chod practice weekend, Saugerties, NY

Tulku Sherdor with lamas at chod practiceChod practice weekend

Guru Rinpoche House, Saugerties, NY
October 31 - November 1, 2015

Announcing a chod practice weekend at BWI, last weekend of October: bring your halloween costumes and ritual accoutrements!

Inspired by recent opportunities to practice the daily chod ritual from the Chogling treasures with a community of current and former monks and nuns from Ka Nying Monastery and Nang Kyi Nunnery, and encouraged to learn the practice by Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, several sangha members approached Tulku Sherdor with the idea of holding a training program on the practice.
One or several of the former nuns will attend and demonstrate the instruments and melodies, and Tulku Sherdor will teach on the meaning of the practice and the visualizations, based on the extant commentaries and on his experience of practicing chod more than 1,000 times, going back thirty years.

For more information about the chod program, please contact Ani Sangye Chodron via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Rimay Monlam Letter to HHDL

Rimay Monlam


April 1, 2015

By email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Thekchen Choeling, P.O. McLeod Ganj
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh (H.P.), India 176219

Your Holiness,

Four years ago, You graciously granted blessings for the Rimay Monlam, a nonsectarian Tibetan Buddhist Peace Prayer Convocation. We last wrote to You two years ago with a report following the 2013 program.

We have now successfully held three annual Rimay Monlam programs at Garrison Institute, along the Hudson River in New York State, after five smaller annual programs at Blazing Wisdom Institute. This event remains solely dedicated to sharing pure aspiration prayers for all to receive the blessings and benefit of dharma.

Each year, we hold a special evening program paying tribute to one of the great Rimay Lamas who helped to establish Tibetan Buddhism in the West. Last year, we honored Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, including with an original 90 minute video featuring nine Lamas from among his many western and Tibetan disciples.

Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of this non-profit, non-sectarian event. We are planning to hold it in Europe for the first time, at the Gephel Ling retreat center in southern Portugal, from May 16 to 21, 2016.

It is my greatest honor to inform Your Holiness that for this auspicious 10th anniversary program, we wish to pay tribute to You, the most important Rimay master of our times. We are not requesting anything from Your Holiness, although of course Your prayers and good wishes would be welcome, and a great blessing for our efforts.

Sincerely Offered by Your Devoted Student,

Tulku Sherab Dorje

On behalf of the Invitation Committee



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Losar Celebrations 2013


New Year, New Beginnings

On February 9&10, those practicing the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtig are welcome back to BWI to continue with another weekend of study and communal practice.  If you’ve not been with us before, you are most welcome to write to inquire further.
Everyone else is also welcome to come over for our celebration of the Tibetan New Year.  We’ll begin with a potluck lunch (vegetarian only) around noon on Sunday February 10.  Music and rejoicing in our merit to participate in one another’s lives.  Some light practice. 
Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you think you’ll attend either or both of these events.

Space is limited to a maximum of about 30 participants.  If you are interested, it is best to register early.

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