Dear Friends,

This year the Tibetan New Year, Losar , falls on February 24th. We are delighted to bring you this special Losar message from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo followed by an update on her North America tour. 

With gratitude,

Caterina, Chrysanne, Linda, May Ling and Lindsay
DGL Initiatives Board of Directors
Nuns making kabsi - a traditional food made at Losar .
Losar Message from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Samsara is notoriously unsatisfactory, but there are times when it seems to make a special effort to live up to its unsavoury reputation. While the current political, economic and ecological situation may invoke despair in many of us, we must remember that this is samsara. This is the nature of samsara. History reminds us that human and natural disasters have always been with us.

The present, when disaster and uncertainty loom all around us, may be the perfect time to cultivate the teachings that show us the way to use obstacles as the Dharma path. We can take the opportunity to arouse the inner strength of the bodhisattva to face difficulties with fortitude and good humour, and not give in to anger and despair. We must take care to not pollute the atmosphere with even more aggression and fear. We should try our best to transform the poison into nectar with deep sincerity and practice genuine compassion towards all sentient beings.

As we enter this Year of the Metal Mouse, we can resolve to take life one day at a time and practice gratitude for the many wonderful things that life continuously offers us. We can also appreciate the immense goodness that exists in this world (though is seldom publicised). A day is well-lived if we can use it to bring some happiness and comfort to those around us and if we carry out our work in the world with awareness and kindness rather than with confusion and gloom. The Dharma points the way, but we ourselves must walk the path.

~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
2020 | Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo Teaching Tour
in North America
Download this flyer with active hyperlinks here .
REGISTRATION: Please visit each venue's website as listed below.
June 6-7
Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle, WA
Topic: Living a Life of Clarity - Simple Practices for Navigating a Complex World

June 13-16
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas
Topic: Train Your Mind

June 17
Ganden Shedrub Ling, Puerto Rico
Topic: The Ways of a Bodhisattva in the Year 2020

J une 20-21
Tara Buddhist Center, Nashville, TN
Topic: A Peaceful Mind in Turbulent Times

June 27-28
Tibet House, NYC
Topic: Cultivating an Undistracted Mind in a Distracted World

June 29
Rubin Museum of Art, NYC
Topic: Jetsunma in Conversation
Details to come.

July 1
Shantideva Center, Brooklyn, NYC
Topic: Taming The Monkey Mind

July 3-5
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY
Topic: Transform Your Mind, Transform Your Life

July 10-12
Kripalu, Lenox, MA
Topic: The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels by Atisha

July 17-19
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, Springfield, NH
Topic: Buddhism in a Nutshell: The Four Noble Truths

July 25-26
Tashi Gatsel Ling, Gray, ME
Topic: Mahamudra; Khamtrul VIII Rinpoche teaching

July 28
Tergar Meditation Community at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

July 31-August 2
Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto,  T oronto, Canada

August 27-29
Tara Mandala, Pagosa Springs, CO
Topic: Liberation is Now

Please note: There are non-public events also scheduled so please support the above listed retreats and talks. We will announce details as they come to hand. Keep an eye on upcoming eBlasts as well as our social media.
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