Charleston Tibetan Society – H. H. the Dalai Lamas 80th Birthday Celebration

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Saga-Dawa 2015 at the Charleston Tibetan Society

Dear CTS members, students, friends and loyal supporters,

The 2015 Saga-Dawa falls on TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd full moon day. We are going to hold ceremony to honor the teacher Lord Shakyamuni Buddha on this sacred day. Kindly mark your calander as your reminder to attend the ceremony.

The Saga-Dawa ceremony will be hold at CTS Dharma Center at 12 Parkwood Avenue @ 6 pm.
Here is the full program :

1. Welcome – CTS President David Rice

2. Opening homage music- Noodle V-Tone

3. Short introduction to Saga-Dawa – Geshe-La

4.Actual ceremony to honor our Teacher Lord Shakyamuni Buddha.

* Releasing lives of hundreds of earth worms and crikets to signify the LOVE and COMPASSION as the pith of the Buddha’s teachings.

* Final closing dedication.

Contact (843) 853 -3589 if you have any questions in connection to the ceremony.

* Bring veg. dishes.
* Fruit salad
* Healthy drinks.
* Healthy dessert.

Note: Please wear a proper and respectful dress for your moral dignity.
You may bring your family, friends, even strangers with you to the ceremony.

College of Charleston interfaith group visits the Charleston Tibetan Society

Recently a College of Charleston interfaith group visited the Charleston Tibetan Society. The group explores the various religious traditions and their teachings. During their visit Geshela gave a 45 minute talk on Buddhism as well as five minutes of silent meditation and five minutes of prayers and chanting. Afterwards there was a question and answer session in which Geshela answered any questions the students had.




Buddhism and Yoga Practice


Second group of Yoga Teacher Training at the HOLY COW with whom I shared my thoughts on Buddhism and its connection with the Yoga practice. Yoga is highly beneficial for physical health. Every American should take Yoga classes and do Yoga on a daily basis in their home or at a Yoga center. REDUCE OBESITY, INCREASE EDUCATION, BE YOUR OWN HEALER THROUGH YOGA and OTHER NATURAL HEALING METHODS.

Peace Pole Project


Charleston Tibetan Society has been invited to host a peace pole at the Dharma Center. The local Peace Pole Project is part of Charleston Peace One Day headed up by Reba Parker, an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston.

The Dharma Center’s Peace Pole will be installed in the garden behind the Dharma Center at 12 Parkwood Avenue on Saturday afternoon, September 20 from 3:00 until 5:00 PM. All are invited to attend and be part of its dedication.

See the attached flyer for further information. Please feel free to print the flyer and distribute to friends and colleagues.

It is asked that members bring some finger foods and/or cut up fresh fruit to share with the other attendees.

Charleston Tibetan Society Celebrates His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday

On July 12th members and friends of the Charleston Tibetan Society gathered at Gage Hall in downtown Charleston to celebrate the 79th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The evening’s celebration started with Geshe Dakpa Topgyal, Bhakhang Tulku Rinpoche of the Shiwa Center for Peace, and Lobsang Dorjee, a recent arrival to the United States from Amdo, reciting a Prayer For The Long Life of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. This was followed by a biographical powerpoint presentation by Guy Vitetta celebrating the life and works of his His Holiness. Afterwards members and friends enjoyed a delicious dinner and desert buffet provided by Sermet Aslan while listening to the vintage swing music of Noodle McDoodle and the V Tones.  With some gentle prodding Lobsang Dorjee beautifully sang two Amdo nomad songs, much to everyone’s delight, and Chirie Dautel, a professional dancer, performed a devotional dance which she choreographed just for this celebration. In addition to the evenings festivities several tables were filled with items for sale, including books by Geshe-la, hats, and tibetan incense as well as traditional Indian clothing, hand made malas and mala bags, and other items brought from India by Lobsang Dorjee and Amberjade Mwekali-Tsering. All in all it was a night of shared food, conversation, song and dance in honor of His Holiness’ 79th birthday. Long live the Dalai Lama!

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