New Buddha Statue

New Buddha Statue coming to TRTCC


This golden statue will be shipped to TRTCC from Nepal under the auspices of Khenpo Choephel.   It is our hope that our efforts in preserving the traditional Tibetan culture and promoting the precious Buddha dharma will create an exemplary space for our sangha’s practice at our center.

Please support us by donating to our center.  Any help that you are able to give will further our center’s goals to work for the benefit of all beings.



Tibetan New Year

Celebrate Tibetan New Year at TRTCC

Tebetan New Year 1

Saturday, February 13, 2016        10:30am-1pm

Our resident teacher Khenpo Choephel will lead us in chanting auspicious prayers, and a traditional celebration with delicious food.

All are welcome.

Thank You for being with us

THANK YOU all for coming to our Open House on October 11, 2015. Your presence warmed up the whole house. We are grateful for all your gifts, services, and joyful spirits. Thank you for being here and celebrate this event with us.

September Teachings and Events


Sunday, September 6
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Teaching on the meaning of AMIRTA, RAKTA, and TORMA 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tibetan monastery traditional arts TORMA making class Torma are butter and roasted barley flour sculptures, which are traditionally made by teams of monks in preparation for a religious festival. They are a dough made of barley flour and butter, and sculpted on a form of wood and leather. They are then painted in bright, symbolic colors, and given as offerings to the deities. After the ceremony tormas are destroyed, to remind us of the impermanence of things and help us overcome our attachments. ( Torma sculptures take many forms, looking like stupas, Penden Lhamo’s mule, mandalas, abstract floral offerings, or flaming daggers.

Sunday, September 20
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Teaching on the correct pronunciation of Tibetan sounds (from prayer books) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Learning Dharma Music (damaru and bell, drum and cymbal, and conch)

The 11th Ngondro Retreat

TRTCC-11th-retreat-8_2015The 11th Ngöndro Retreat
(Generating Bodhichitta)

August 15 & 16, 2015
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 2–5 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 2–5 p.m.

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center
7313 Florence Ave. Swissvale, PA, 15218

For more information, download the flyer or email:

TRTCC 11th retreat 8_2015

Drigung Kagyu Art Exhibition at the Rubin

drigung_master__smallArt with Benefits: The Drigung Tradition
Exhibition runs APRIL 24 – SEPTEMBER 7

“The Rubin Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, Art with Benefits: the Drigung Tradition, explores this notion by exhibiting 39 works of art and objects created by one of the most important schools of Tibetan Buddhism in the 13th Century, the Drigung Kagyu School”

If you can’t visit the museum in New York, visit the website for more information and audio tour and itineraries.

Click on SUGGESTED ITINERARIES at the bottom of the above Rubin Museum page for an audio tour and itineraries. (or here: