Year-End and Matching Donor Appeal

As we approach the end of 2022, we wanted to take the opportunity to say Thank You for your ongoing support which enabled us to achieve the following:

  • Opening the temple to the public in February 2022.
  • Completing the first and second phases of renovations which included complete remodeling of the existing structure, moving utilities, furnace, duct work, flooring, the outside deck, and constructing the beautiful altar and statue wall.
  • Over 30 Wednesday Tara prayer and meditations, over 30 Sunday Dharma teachings, a weekend retreat of reading from the Kangyur, our Saka Dawa Open House, Guru Pujas, Vajrasattva prayers
  • August and September annual visit and teachings by our founder HE Neten Tulku Rinpoche including Green and White Tara Empowerments, Avalokiteshavara Empowerments, Medicine Buddha prayers, and the Yamantaka Purification Ritual.

While we are very thankful for these results, our temple requires ongoing funding to complete our renovations and to sustain the temple’s daily operations so we can continue to offer and expand on our programs.

As we approach the end of this year, we wanted to let you know that a generous matching donation of up to $3,400 has been offered by some anonymous donors.

That means for every $1 you donate before December 31, 2022, your gift will be matched which will double the impact of your gift. Also, as we are a registered charity (# 811478239RR0001), we are able to issue tax receipts for every donation you make of $20 or more.

You can easily make a donation by visiting the websites below or dropping off a donation to the temple during teachings by December 18, 2022.

If you have any questions or require assistance in making your donation, please contact:
Michelle Schulz 403-804-3421 or email michelle.schulz@jtclcalgary.ca.

https://www.paypal.com/ca/fundraiser/charity/3717191
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/jam-tse-cho-ling-tibetan-buddhist-temple-calgary/

Wishing you the best during this holiday season and the New Year.

Board of Directors
Jam Tse Cho Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple Calgary

Lhabab Duchen Guru Puja Prayer – Nov 15 6:30pm

We are now entering the fourth great occasion in Buddha’s life. Buddha’s mother Maha Maya had been reborn in the heaven of Thirty Three. To repay her kindness and to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teaching in the Heaven of 33.The day Buddha returned to the world was celebrated as Lha Bab Düchen. Although some traditions celebrate this on full moon day, we Tibetans celebrate it on the 22nd of the 9th lunar month. It is our good fortune that we have this special day to practice. Because of its huge potency, every action good or bad is multiplied 1 million times as per Lama Sopa Rinpoche FPMT

This year, the 22nd of the 9th lunar month falls on November 15 2022.

Geshe la will be leading us through Guru Puja prayers. You are invited to bring an offering of flowers, fruit or cookies for the altar.

Event information:
924 36 St SE (Jam Tse Cho Ling Calgary Temple)
Tuesday November 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Note that the usual weekly Wednesday prayer will be cancelled.

Schedule Change Sat. September 10

Hello Dharma Friends,

We have made a change to the Saturday schedule. Please refer to the schedule below for remaining events in H.E. Neten Rinpoche’s visit.

Wednesday Sept. 7, 6:30pm: Prayers to Medicine Buddha
Saturday Sept. 10, 10:30am: Long-life empowerment White Tara
Saturday Sept. 10, 6:30pm: CANCELLED Guru Puja
Sunday Sept. 11, 10:30am: Yamantaka Purification
Sunday Sept. 11, 5:00pm: Potluck dinner

Thank you,

Tickets on sale! Fundraiser Event – Saturday Sept. 3rd

Hello everyone, 

We will be having our annual fundraiser for the Jam Tse Cho Ling Calgary Tibetan Buddhist Temple on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at the Marlborough Community Association located at 636 Marlborough Way NE, Calgary, AB T2A 2V9. The doors open for this event at 5pm, with program starting at 6pm and end at 10pm.  

This enjoyable event will be attended by our founder His Eminence Neten Tulku Rinpoche and feature a buffet dinner, local entertainment and a bazaar. 

If you haven’t been able to buy a ticket but would like to join us for the fundraiser, please email contact@jtclcalgary.ca by Friday at 12:00pm.  This way we can reserve a ticket at the door for you and we can accurately plan for food, having as little waste as possible.

We look forward to your continued support as the proceeds from this fundraising event will help to ensure that we are able to complete the renovations of our temple, provide ongoing teachings and offer many community services. 

We look forward to seeing you at our event!

Thank you!