GSTDL to Host His Holiness the Dalai Lama in April 2012

His Holiness the Dalai LamaIt gives us great joy to announce how to invest in Pfizer shares in Singapore that Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling will be hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on April 20-21, 2012. We are honored that His Holiness has decided to confer Pfizer shares the preliminary rites for Solitary Yamantaka Initiation on the afternoon of April 20 and the actual initiation on the morning of April 21. In the afternoon of April 21, His Holiness will be delivering a public talk on Peace of Mind in Troubled Times. These events will take place in the Long Beach Arena at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen

Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen

Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen was the founder of Thubten Dhargye Ling. He was an authentic and trusted spiritual guide to the many students who came to him for teachings and advice. He passed away February 13, 2009. His students and friends are encouraged to make prayers for his swift return. Geshe'la was a tireless Teacher, Guide, and Activist. At his passing, he demonstrated the signs of being a highly accomplished Buddhist master. Please see his biography and the Winter '08 Newsletter and his funeral ceremony at Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India.

His Eminence Khenshur Lati Rinpoche

Lati RimpocheHis Eminence Khenshur Lati Rinpoche passed away at 5:45am April 12th, India time, in Dharamshala India. He passed away peacefully in his residence unexpectedly with only minor stomach trouble as a symptom. He was not hospitalized. He had circumambulated His Holiness the Dalai Lama's temple just prior to his passing.

His Eminence was a senior monk, teacher, former Abbot, and important Tulku of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He and Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen were very close, and he was the personal teacher to our new Abbot Khen Rinpoche Jangchub Choeden. He had visited and taught extensively and gave initiations at Thubten Dhargye Ling several times in years past and was therefore a root Guru for many older students of TDL.

Quick Return Prayer for Khensur Lati Rinpoche by His Holiness

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has composed a quick return prayer for His Eminence Khensur Lati Rinpoche and it is available in pdf here. Everyone who has been blessed by H.E. Lati Rinpoche is encouraged to add the recitation of this prayer to their daily practice.

Ven. Geshe Phuntsok Gyaltsen giving Sunday teachings

Venerable Geshe Phuntsok GyaltsenWe the members and friends of Thubten Dhargye Ling are honored and fortunate to be blessed with having such a high Lama as our New Resident Teacher.

Please join us for his teachings on Sunday mornings.

A revered teacher of the Sutra texts at Gaden Shartse Monastery, we are very grateful to Geshe-la for accepting our request to be our new resident teacher.

Changes at Thubten Dhargye Ling

During his lifetime, our beloved teacher Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, who was the founder and Spiritual Director of Thubten Dhargye Ling, often spoke of the close connection between his Center and his monastery, Gaden Shartse. So it was only natural that Ven Geshela expressed the wish to have Gaden Shartse Monastery provide spiritual guidance to the Center after his death.

The students of Ven Geshe Gyeltsen also feel close to Gaden Shartse Monastery, which has shared with us some of their finest teachers, foremost among them being the late great Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, and of course Ven. Geshela himself. Arrangements were made between the Center and the Monastery for the eventual time when Gaden Shartse would step in to provide spiritual guidance to Thubten Dhargye Ling.

A Center for the Study of Tibetan Buddhism

Thubten Dhargye Ling

Thubten Dhargye Ling, a Dharma center located in Long Beach, California, is dedicated to the study of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1978 by the late Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, it has been a source of authentic Dharma instruction rooted in the Gelugpa lineage from Gaden Shartse Monastery and Nagarjuna, Asanga, Atisha, Lama Tsong Khapa, and the Dalai Lamas.

Our center has hosted such renowned teachers as H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and has on several occasions sponsored appearences and teachings by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the greater Los Angeles. 

Please browse our site to find out more about our center and how to receive Dharma teachings.


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