Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of H.H. Dalai Lama’s visit to Pittsburgh

H.H. Dalai Lama came to Pittsburgh 20 years ago

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center will host a celebration on

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10am-12pm

12pm-1pm: A vegetarian Tibetan lunch

1pm: A recorded teaching of H.H.Dalai Lama on the Heart Sutra


Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center  will host an anniversary celebration of the visit of H.H. Dalai Lama to Pittsburgh 20 years ago!

Ven. Khenpo Choephel, spiritual director of TRTCC, will lead the traditional Long Life Puja, a special ritual practice that contains Mandala offering, Tsok or food offering, and long life recitation mantras and prayers for H.H. Dalai Lama.

We will celebrate with a simple vegetarian lunch offered by our sangha members and then watch a video of Dalai Lama’s teaching on the Heart Sutra, the one that he gave on November 12, 1998, at the Heinz Hall.




Dalai Lama has said that the source of all lasting happiness and joy comes from our compassionate actions.  “There is no denying that consideration of others is worthwhile. There is no denying that our happiness is inextricably bound up with the happiness of others.

He said his true religion is Compassion:  “The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need. So long as we practice these in our daily lives, then no matter if we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in Buddha or God, or follow some other religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy.”

Our door is open to all who have a genuine interest in practicing with us.  There will not be an admission fee but your donations will keep us going and enable us to offer our cultural programming year round.  We thank you for your supports.

LOCATION: Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center. 
7313 Florence Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA 15218