Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year to all our dharma friends.  

This is to let you know that Geshe la will complete his month-long retreat at the end of the week.

Our temple will be open for visitors on Sunday, January 22nd from 11am to 3pm.  We will be serving refreshments during that time to welcome the year of the Rabbit.  

Geshe la wishes you and your family a very happy New Year.  He will pray that you all have a wonderful long life of health, happiness and prosperity; filled with Buddha’s blessing.

Live Webcasts: His Holiness Dalai Lama Teachings in Bodhgaya, India

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a three day teaching on Nagarjuna’s “Commentary on Bodhichitta” at the Kalachakra Teaching Ground in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India on 29-31, 2022. On December 31st His Holiness will confer the Blessing of 21 Taras. On January 1, 2023 His Holiness will attend a Long Life Prayer offered to him by the Geluk Tibetan Buddhist Tradition at the Kalachakra Teaching Ground.

Webcasts also available in
ItalianPortuguese and Mongolian.

Schedule in Calgary time:

December 28th – 30th: Teaching

December 28th: 7:30pm – 9:00pm MST
December 29th: 7:30pm – 9:00pm MST
December 30th: 7:30pm – 9:00pm MST

December 31st: Long Life Offering Ceremony
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm MST

Nagarjuna’s “Commentary on Bodhichitta” text downloads:

More info: https://www.dalailama.com/live

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.


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.