JamTseCholing Tibetan Buddhist Temple is pleased to announce the visit of our founder H.E Tulku Neten Rinpoche to inaugurate the historic opening of the first Tibetan temple in Calgary. Rinpoche will be in Calgary late August and we will be hosting a series of teachings and events with schedules to follow.
We will also be holding a fundraising event to help raise funds for operating and additional renovation costs. Please save Saturday September 3rd 2022 for the main fundraiser event.
This will be at Marlborough Hall with Rinpoche there to bless the event. We appreciate any assistance including donations and sponsorships for this event.
If you are interested in supporting this event, or have any questions, please reach out by email.
Tickets will be available by mid May with further details to follow.
Hello Dharma Friends,
We are pleased to inform everyone that our Temple renovation is now completed. However, our official opening ceremony will have to wait until we know when Neten Rinpoche will be available.
In the mean time Geshe la wants to inform everyone that our temple will be open for visitors on Thursday March 3 (1st day of Losar) from 10am to 6pm for (ཆོས་མཇལ་) Choejal visitors. This is our tradition to pay homage to the Buddhas on the first day of New Year and also wish our teachers “Losar Tashi Delek” (happy new year).
Thank you and wishing you all happy Losar.
Starting Sunday March 6th, Sunday gatherings will be at the temple and start at 11am. For this occasion, Geshe la would like to hold a Tara ritual for this first gathering.
Weekly meditation and prayer sessions have been on hold since the COVID pandemic started. They will resume and be held Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm starting Wednesday March 9th.
Sunday Dharma teachings: 11am – 12:30pm MT
Wednesday meditation/prayer: 6:30pm – 8pm MT
Events will continue to be hosted in the usual Zoom room to allow for virtual attendance.
Please note that the temple address is currently inaccurate in online maps/directories. The new address of the temple is: 924 36 St SE Calgary, AB T2A 1B9
A reminder that the Dharma teaching is cancelled tomorrow. You are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting we are holding instead. We will use the same Zoom as the Dharma classes.
For those interested, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is giving a teaching for Saka Dawa tonight at 8:30 pm Mountain time:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a short talk and teaching for Mongolians on the occasion of the official national observance of Saka Dawa in Mongolia online from his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 26, 2021 at the request of Gandantegchenlin Monastery. This will be followed by a teaching on Je Tsongkhapa’s The Three Principal Aspects of the Path and conferment of the Ceremony for Generating Bodhichitta at the request of Geluk International Foundation and Drepung Loseling Tulku Association.
More information at the site: https://www.dalailama.com/live