Through the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust's educational and cultural exchanges, including chanting and cham performances, the monks share our unique Tibetan culture and their special monastic tradition with people in Europe and other parts of the world. The Trust also supports the Monastery's work in India. Any assistance extended to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery will be much appreciated. As Patron of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust and because of my unique relationship with the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery I support the work of the Trust and wish it success in its attempt to help the Monastery here in India.
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
CELEBRATE HH THE PANCHEN LAMA'S 26TH BIRTHDAY
25TH APRIL 2015
Today we remember His Holiness the Panchen Lama, born 26 years ago on 25th April.
This year also marks the anniversary of 20 years since he and his family were taken away by the Chinese authorities. To read the full Statement of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery about this continuing tragedy, please click HERE
UNIQUE DHARMA FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR THIS SUMMER'S TOUR
Our monks, touring between July and October this year, will be joined at Gaunts House in Wimborne, Dorset for a five day festival of Dharma between 15th and 19th July. Not only is the renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, giving a series of teachings, but also for two days we are joined by the astonishing Kala Chetena Kathakali Company.
Kathakali is an ancient form of Indian dance drama, originatting in Kerala, South India, using elaborate make-up and costumes. Among other things, it will be possible to attend workshops by the Kathakali artists as well as performances of their magical dramas, to see the construction of a Chenrezig Sand Mandala by Tashi Lhunpo monks, and to relax in the beautiful grounds of Gaunts House.
Please click here for more information and for booking details.
TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY NEW TEMPLE OPENING
We are delighted to announce that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has accepted an invitation to inaugurate the new Temple in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in December 2015. The ceremony will take place in the morning of 20th December, and there will be teachings on Dharmakirti's Commentary on Pramana-samuccaya (tsema namdrel) between 21st and 23rd December. His Holiness will then continue his Lam Rim teachings at Tashi Lhunpo from 24th to 28th December.
For more information, and for a form to register interest, please CLICK HERE
In order to complete the necessary permissions, you will need to respond by 25th April 2015.
We hope you will be able to join us for this very special moment in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery's history.
FUND-RAISING REQUEST FOR THE EDINBURGH FRINGE
Please could I ask you to take a moment to look at our appeal to raise funds to take the monks' tour group to the Edinburgh Fringe this year? We are going to a new venue for the second week of the Festival, and I am hoping with your help to raise the funds we need to hire the theatre for our workshops and performances.