To all friends of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center - the TMBCC gift shop now has a new online store. Many thanks to my friend James Kellar for his assistance in making the new online store possible. It is live now, so take a moment and have a look:
Everyone at TMBCC would like to say Thank you 🙏 to the Tashi Kyil Monks for their gifts of robes and the book, The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong written by Gyalo Thondup brother of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tashi Kyil monks presented these gifts to Venerable Arjia Rinpoche, Geshe Kunga and the monks at our center. ... See MoreSee Less
Today August 5th, Geshe Kunga continued his teaching on Shantideva's The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, chapter 10: Dedication. This chapter guides us to dedicate our spiritual practice to the benefit of all sentient beings. ... See MoreSee Less
A beautiful ceremony today at TMBCC. Prayers were chanted by Venerable Arjia Rinpoche, Venerable Shingza Rinpoche, Geshe Kunga and monks. Prayers were also said for those who had passed away. ... See MoreSee Less
TMBCC would like to say thank you to Purev Style Remodeling, who volunteered to work on our kitchen. Afterwards Venerable Arjia Rinpoche handed out gifts to them and they all had their pictures taken with the Tashi Kyil monks who are touring the USA and will be at the center in August and early September. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday was the end of the Mongolian Summer Camp. The children presented a beautiful traditional Mongolian concert. They danced and sang lovely songs. They presented Rinpoche with a collage of drawings of the Temple, stupa, and prayer wheels. ... See MoreSee Less
Today July 22nd at TMBCC, The Heart Sutra, 21 Tara and White Umbrella were chanted by Venerable Arjia Rinpoche, Venerable Shingza Rinpoche, Geshe Kunga and monks. Venerable Arjia Rinpoche also read names and dedicated prayers for people alive and those who have passed away. ... See MoreSee Less
The world today is facing a serious crisis of emotions. People think destructive emotions are a natural part of the mind. Advice from ancient Indian psychology can show us they are not and that we can tackle and eliminate them. We need to ask ourselves how to find happiness—it’s not in money and power. We need to discover not only what disturbs our minds, but also what the antidotes to those factors are.
Sunday at the temple, Geshi Kunga was teaching on Shantidva's Bodhisattva Way Of Life. This was followed by a tea break and then prayers with Ven. Arjia Rinpoche, Ven.Shingza Rinpoche, Ven.Geshi kunga and monks. ... See MoreSee Less
Ven. Arjia Rinpoche,Shingza Rinpoche,Monks and Nuns and many guests attended a Smoke Puja this morning for His Holiness The Dalai Lama's 83rd Birthday with prayers, offerings and traditional tea and sweet rice. ... See MoreSee Less
TMBCC will be holding 108 Lamp Puja tomorrow (6/23) at 9:30am. All are welcome to attend and for those of you who can’t be at the prayer, we suggest you to practice on your own and be with us in spirit 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼. ... See MoreSee Less
I am so sorry to miss you this week. I am studying my past Heart Sutra lessons and will come to Temple this weekend. Can someone translate: Oa Ah Tan Ja Di Ka Ha Hum (Samaya mantra) from our Bathing Buddha ceremony?
Today is the date that the Buddha was born, became enlightened, and went to Parinirvana. The monks venerate this day by performing the 108 Lamp Ceremony of Tsong Khapa. The public is invited to join in this ceremony that is auspicious for all. The prayers will continue from 10am to 1pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Thankyou for your prayers for flooded homes and businesses in Ellicott City. We live near there now. We are 11 miles from the hardest hit area and luckily had no damage. One person died trying to rescue others. Please include prayers for him and his family. Peace, Alison and Jack
I wish everyone an inspiring and peaceful SAGA DAWA DÜCHEN.
Monks are taking the previous Dharma Wheel, Deer, and Victory Banners to the garage where they will be carefully stored. In the near future, we will be sending them to the Pure Land Buddhist center in Iowa. ... See MoreSee Less
This week, several terrible tragedies happened around the world. The monks here at the TMBCC led by Arja Rinpoche have been saying prayers and yesterday did a special fire puja to invoke power blessings. We wish to send our prayers, regrets, and blessings especially for the suffering of those who died and for their surviving families and friends of the terrible Santa Fe High School shooting and the horrific plane accident in Cuba. ... See MoreSee Less
Is the text to the fire puja in our daily recitations book or available online? Thank you for this ceremony. I am grateful for the opportunity to add family members, both living and deceased, and also a person with troubles, to the list being acknowledged in this ceremony.