Lovers vs Consorts

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 Introducing Kunchok’s book

Lovers vs Consorts

“Within all women is the alchemical formula for spiritual evolution. This formula can teach us how to build strong powerful relationships and how to live in harmony with the world around us. Lovers vs Consorts takes a new radical look at the Divine Feminine and creates a paradigm shift in our view of men and women. The book explores the nature of the Consort relationship and its role in building a powerful spiritual life. Lovers vs Consorts exposes the myths that hold women into roles that are not true to their inherent natures.”

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The XIV Dalai Lama’s Teaching Schedule

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His Holiness the 14th Dali Lama

Please note that the below dates are subject to change

2014

Address in Bangalore, Karnataka, India on January 6: His Holiness will give the keynote address at the Inaugural ceremony of the a 4-day International Conference on Bounds of Ethics in a Globalized World in the morning at Christ University.

Address in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India on January 7: His Holiness will give the Presidential Address at a program with Mouna Sadhu Sathyananda Maharaj in the afternoon at Hall “E” of Codissa Trade Fair Center.

Address in Bhandara, Maharashtra, India on January 10: His Holiness will address a public meeting organized by the Bhandara Indian community in the morning. 

Inter-Faith Conclave in Guwahati, Assam, India on February 1: His Holiness will participate in an inter-faith conclave in the afternoon at Rabindra Bhawan organized by the LBS Publications House.

Public Talk in Guwahati, Assam, India on February 2: His Holiness will give the First LBS Founders’ Commemorative Lecture on A Human Approach to World Peace and the Individual at Nehru Stadium in the morning.

Inauguration in Guwahati, Assam, India on February 2: His Holiness will inaugurate the Festival of Tibetan Art & Culture in the afternoon at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.

Teaching in Shillong, Meghalaya, India on February 4: His Holiness will give a teaching to the Buddhist community in the morning at the Polo Ground.

Inter-Faith Event in Shillong, Meghalaya, India on February 4: His Holiness will participate in an inter-faith event in the afternoon at the Polo Ground.

Teaching in Livorno, Italy on June 14 & 15: His Holiness will give teachings on Nagarjuna ‘s Letter to a Friend (shetring) on 14 June. He will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig jenang) on the morning of June 15. The teachings are being held at PalaLivorno at the request of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa. Contact Website: www.dalailama.it

Public Talk in Livorno, Italy on June 15: His Holiness will give a public talk on Compassionate Ethics in the afternoon at PalaLivorno. Contact Website: www.dalailama.it

Kalachakra in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India from July 3 to 14: His Holiness will be giving the Kalachakra at the request of the two main organizers, the Ladakh Buddhist Association and the Ladakh Gonpa Association. The Tibetan Kongpo Association and the Tibetan Jonang Association are co-sponsors. During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from July 3 to 5, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals. From July 6 to 8, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend (shetring). On July 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from July 10 to 13. On July 14, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed. Contact Website: www.ladakhkalachakra2014.com

Discussion in Hamburg, Germany on August 23: His Holiness will lead a discussion on Secular Ethics – Human Values In Our Lives. Contact Website: www.dalailama-hamburg.de

Teaching in Hamburg, Germany from August 24 to 26: His Holiness will give teachings on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug) on August 24 and 25. He will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang) on the morning of August 26. Contact Website: www.dalailama-hamburg.de

 

XIV Dalai Lama –  To foster inner awareness, introspection, and reasoning is more efficient than meditation and prayer.

 

Kalachakra Symbol

Maitreya Project North American Relic Tour

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Maitreya Project

North American

Relic Tour

Sacred Relics of the Buddha

A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world.

This is a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters.

Maitreya in Tushita
Maitreya in Tushita

They resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals. Buddhists believe relics embody the master’s spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death.

Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics. While some are inspired to pray for world peace and to develop their inner wisdom, others are overcome by emotion as the powerful effects of the relics open their hearts to compassion and loving-kindness.

The relics are clearly visible inside display cases that encircle a life-size, golden statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Visitors may participate in a Blessing Ceremony where the relics of the Buddha are gently placed on the crown of the visitor’s head as a personal blessing.

 According to Buddhist scriptures, Maitreya will be the next Buddha to bring teachings of loving-kindness to the world. Eventually, the relics will be enshrined in a 500-ft/152-m bronze statue of Maitreya Buddha that is being built in Kushinagar, northern India.

“The very name ‘Maitri’, that’s loving-kindness. Now in today’s world, we really need the promotion of Maitreya, Maitri, loving-kindness. So this is a huge project, right from the beginning, I simply admire those concerned people especially the late Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche really devoted to making this huge statue, and many followers really putting in effort, I really admire and I appreciate.”

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Maitrreya Relics

Americas Tour 2013

25, 26 & 27 January 2013
Reno, Nevada, USA

Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Reno Buddhist Center
820 Plumas Street
Reno, Nevada 89509
www.renobuddhistcenter.org
Contact: Trey Ligon
Email: trey@dharmakayacenter.com
Telephone: (+1) 775 232 8067

16, 17 & 18 February 2013
Cozumel,  México

Saturday: 10am Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 7pm
Monday: 10am to 5pm
Cozumel Museum
Rafael E. Melgar, between Calles 4 and 6 Norte
Cozumel, México
Contact: Paula Velasco
Email: paurabsel@eninfinitum.com
Telephone: +52 987 872 5346

1, 2 & 3 March 2013
Monterrey, Mexico
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Museo de Historia Mexicana
Dr. Coss 445 Sur. Zona Centro
Monterrey N.L., C.P. 64000
Monterrey, Mexico
Tel. (81) 2033.9898
http://www.museohistoriamexicana.org.mx/
Contact: Mariela Alvarez Schiano, Casa Tibet Monterrey
Email: mariela@casatibetmty.org
Telephone: (+52) 81-8123 2670

15, 16 & 17 March 2013
Durango, Mexico
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Museo de Historia y Arte Contemporáneo
“El Palacio de los Gurza”
Negrete 903 Pte. esq. Zaragoza
Zona Centro, CP 34000
Durango, Mexico
Contact: Leonel Favila
Email: budismo.dgo@gmail.com
Telephone: (+52) 618 1 82 82 73

22, 23 & 24 March 2013
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Centro de Difusión Cultural Raúl Gamboa
Calle Universidad esquina Negrete
Zona Centro,C.P. 78000
Tel. +52 444 812 43 33
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Contact: Alejandro Chavez-Segura
Email: acs.karuna@gmail.com
Tel: (+52) 444 203 27 15

12, 13 & 14 April, 2013
León, Guanajuato, México
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Museo de la Ciudad
Pedro Moreno No. 227
37000 Zona Centro,León
Guanajuato, México
Contact: Dolores Barrera Hernández
Email: leon@casatibet.org.mx
Telephone: +52 477 779 7310

12, 13 & 14 July 2013
Riverside, California, USA

Friday: 5pm to 7pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Orange Terrace Community Center
Orange Terrace Park
20010 Orange Terrace Parkway
Riverside, California 92508
Contact: Vanessa Beltran
Email: vane_beltran_5@yahoo.com
Telephone: (+1) 951 318 0338

26, 27 & 28 July 2013
Eugene, Oregon, USA

Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute
477 E. 40TH Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 7405
www.saraha.org
Contact: Michael Maretich
Email: michael.maretich@saraha.org
Telephone: (+1) 541 221 8558

6, 7 & 8 September 2013
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Deer Park Buddhist Center
4548 Schneider Drive
Oregon (near Madison), WI 53575
www.deerparkcenter.org/
Contact: Linnette De La Texera
Email: mahakarunikaya33@yahoo.com
Telephone: (+1) 608 658 5898

 Dhammapada – 208. Therefore, follow the Noble One, who is steadfast, wise, learned, dutiful and devout. One should follow only such a man, who is truly good and discerning, even as the moon follows the path of the stars.