LOSAR celebration this Saturday 2/13/16

LOSAR celebration this Saturday


We will be celebrating Losar (Tibetan New Year) this Saturday 2/13/16 at our location in Swissvale. Khenpo will lead the chanting of auspicious prayers from 10:30-1:00 and then we will have a potluck lunch after. Please come if you are able! We would like to share our center with you on this holiday.

If you can come you will also be able to see our new golden buddha statue which has arrived from Nepal last week. Here at our center we are all excited about this new arrival. Please come and celebrate with us.

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.



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. (www.buddhanet.net/tibart.htm) 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)