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!

Happy Saka Dawa

Update: scheduling mistakes have been fixed

We are entering one of the most sacred months in Buddha’s life which is the 4th lunar month.  Although many Buddhists celebrated this in May, Tibetan calendar show this to begin on Tuesday, May 31 and ends on Wednesday, May 29.  The Full Moon falls on Tuesday June 14th.   On the Full Moon of the fourth lunar month: Buddha was born in Lumbini (current-day Nepal) became enlightened in Bodhgaya (India) at age 36 and entered parinirvana (“passed away”) in Kushinagar (India) at age 81. As cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (FPMT) in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, “virtuous actions done on this day are multiplied one hundred million times.” In the past, in Tibet, most of the Tibetans will observe strict vegetarian and the holy city of Lhasa will be buzzing with devotees, doing prostrations, saving lives of animals, giving alms to the poor and making offerings at monasteries and reciting sutras etc.  

So, during this month, please be mindful of your actions and thoughts.  Avoid all that causes harm/pain to sentient being and practice that which brings benefit/joy to others.  Please don’t forget to dedicate your practice to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s health and long life and to all sentient beings especially to all the loved ones we have lost during the most difficult Covid period.

Happy Saka Dawa. May you never lose the opportunity to make this month a most meaningful month and have a long and spiritually rewarding life.

Thank you.

This is our Saka Dawa event schedule:

Solar DatesLunar DatesTimeEvent
Wed June 12nd day6:30-8pmFull Tara (Drolchog)
Fri June 34th day11am-4pmKagyur (Sutra) reading (Vegetarian Lunch will be served at 12pm during Kagyur reading) 
Sat June 45th day11am-4pmKagyur (Sutra) reading (Vegetarian Lunch will be served at 12pm during Kagyur reading) 
Sun June 56th day11am-4pmKagyur (Sutra) reading (Vegetarian Lunch will be served at 12pm during Kagyur reading) 
Sat June 1113th day11am-3pmWhite Tara Empowerment
Sun June 1214th day11amDharma teaching on Heart Sutra
Tue June 14Full moon6:30-8:30pmTsog Offering organized by Tibetan Association of Alberta
Sat June 1811am-3pmCelebrating Children’s Saka dawa  
(Vegetarian Lunch will be served after  the ceremony) 
Sun
June 19
11amTaking Refuge and Mahayana precepts from Geshe la
Celebrating Sakadawa with potluck lunch (no egg or meat)