HISTORY OF TSL EVENTS
11 November 2000
Meditation and celebration at Ganden House observing Lhabab Duchen, Buddha's
decent from the 33rd heavenly realm where he taught his mother the Dharma.
Khensur Rinpoche , the former abbot of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's monastery
spoke to an audience of approximately 150 at Shove Chapel. He spoke on
"Awakening Compassion" using the Eight Verses in Mind Training as the
With the generous support of many students, TSL is able to provide Ven. Tenzin
with a modest (and we hope, reliable) 1988 Toyota Cellica for her use in
commuting to Boulder and Naropa University.
A new series of classes begin which will provide and in depth review of HH
the Dalai Lama's teachings in Los Angeles. This will include the root
texts "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment," by Atisha and "Lines
of Experience," by Tsong Khapa. Chenresig meditations continue
on Wednesday evenings at Shove Chapel.
July 9th, 2000
HH the Dalai Lama's birthday (July 6th) is celebrated with a potluct dinner
on the lawn outside "Ganden House." A long life prayer is
recited for His Holiness.
Several TSL students attend HH the Dalai Lama's teachings at USC in Los
Angeles. Many volunteer to support the activities there.
Ven. Tenzin receives a monastic scholarship from Naropa University in
Boulder, Colorado and will pursue a degree on a part-time basis, commuting from
February 14th, 2000
Ven. Tenzin begins a new series of lam rim teachings for new students. This is
an "open class" and will meet every other Monday.
February 7th, 2000
Ven. Tenzin begins a three month pilot course on "Death and
Impermanence." The course is designed for the more dedicated and experienced students.
There is a commitment to attended class (only one absence permitted) and to
meditate 45 to 60 minutes daily. Classes will meet every other Monday.
February 6th, 2000
Grand Opening of "Ganden House" and Ven. Tenzin's new residence.
and 7th, 1999
Ven. Geshe Gyeltsen –
“Great Compassion” and “Emptiness.” Tenzin Dorjee provided the translation.
Ven. Tenzin is invited to begin teachings at the United States Air Force Academy
for three or four cadets that have an interest in Buddhism.
Weekend Retreat at Fountain
Valley School Mountain Campus near Mount Princeton and Buena Vista,
CO. Ven. Tenzin began
teachings on the Six Far Reaching Attitudes
TOUR OF THE NUNS OF KHACHOE
GHAKYIL (KOPAN) NUNNERY
Ten nuns from the Kopan Nunnery in Kathmandu presented
present sacred music, chant, dance and art in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition
during an appearance in Colorado Springs on May 4, 1999.
Weekend Retreat at Benet
. The focus was on the
Losar Celebration (Tibetan
New Year). A wonderful potluck served in a common room of a dormitory on Colorado College.
Entertainment and music was provided.
Weekend Retreat at Shove
TSL starts a new era with a resident teacher! Ven. Tenzin Kacho began her
residency in Colorado Springs
Monday evening lam rim
Wednesday evening guided
June 17, 18, and 19 1998
Ven. Geshe Gyeltsen – Teachings
on “Three Principle Aspects of the Path”
Web site re-established on
February and March 1998
Ven. Tsenla, Eight Verses of
Teachings at Shove Chapel
Ven. Thubten Chodron –
Dealing with Emotion
Three evenings of lectures
at the All Souls Unitarian Church
Nov. 3 - Working
Nov. 4 - Taking
the Ache Out of Attachment
Nov. 5 - Transforming
Guilt into Forgiveness and Self-Acceptance
Other activities - Chodron gave a
lecture at The Colorado College, spoke at a local high school and held a book
signing in Poor Richard's Book Store 11 AM to 1 PM on 5 Nov.
October 20 - November 24 1997
Ven. Tenzin Kacho, from Los
Angeles, presented a series of teachings and guided meditations during her month
long stay. Her focus was on practice and meditations that develop the six
Oct. 21 - Generosity
Oct. 28 - Patience
Nov 11 - Morality
Nov 18 - Effort
Nov 14-16, A weekend retreat with the focus on developing a sound
Creation of web site
featuring TDL General Prayers chanted in Tibetan and Sanskrit by Ven. Geshe
Gyeltsen and Tom Leech’s slide show “Sights and Sounds of Tibet.”
Hosted on pcisys.com and quietmountain.com
Teachings on “Transforming the Mind” Ven.
Thubten Dekyong (“Tsen-la”)
"Achieving Tranquillity and Mental
Stabilization" Tue days, 7:30 PM at Shove Chapel on the Colorado College
campus, July 15, 22, and 29.
"Understanding Emptiness, The Essence of
Wisdom" Thursdays, 7:30 PM in Manitou Springs, July 10, 17, 24 and 21.
Lessons and Discussion on "Establishing a
Sound Meditation Practice"
Weekend retreat on July 18-20.
TSL ordered tickets for 24 members and friends to attend His Holiness the Dali
Lama’s visit to Los Angeles,
Ganden Shartse Monks constructed the Medicine Buddha sand mandala
Friday, March 7th
at 8 PM in Packard Hall: Ven. Geshe Pende gave a lecture on an “Introduction
to Buddhism and Buddhist Practice” and a “Purification Ritual” was
Saturday, March 8th
, 9-11 AM and 2-4 PM in Shove Chapel: Geshe Pende gave teachings and meditations
on Lam Rim (the path to attain enlightenment) topics.
The focus was on renunciation, altruism and emptiness.
Ven. Geshe Gyeltsen was in
Colorado Springs February 28th through March 2nd and
presented a series of lessons on the meaning and commitments related to
Bodhisattva Vows. The teachings were in the residence of Joyce
Treulieb-Kolostyak at 16 Via Maria Theresa in Manitou Springs on Friday at 7:30
PM and on Saturday at 10 AM and 2 PM and on Sunday at 10 AM.
Monday, February 17th
at 7 PM in the WES Room of the Worner Center on the Colorado College
Campus, Tom Leech, artist and papermaker, presented a talk and slide show
entitled ”The Paper Road/Tibet Project.”
through February 2nd 1997
About a dozen TSL members
had an extraordinary experience on the retreat that took place January 31st
through February 2nd. We
briefly reviewed all of Pabongka Rinpoche’s teachings in Liberation in the
Palm of Your Hand. This
ambitious goal was realized through the exceptionally dedicated efforts of those
attending. Seven volunteers presented 60 minute summaries on sections of the
text. The retreat was a beneficial and valuable means of learning about the
organization and content of the Lam Rim. Our
meditation/study was concluded on Sunday afternoon with a Tsog Ceremony, a very
special expression of guru devotion led by Sesame Fowler.
TSL wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to Sesame, Magee Kress, Joyce
Treulieb-Kolostyak and her family for accommodating, at the last moment, our
having this retreat in Colorado Springs so that more of our members could
Ven. Thubten Dekyong (Tsen-la)
was with us during most of the month of December.
11, 12 and13 October 1996
Ven. Geshe Gyeltsen gave
teachings on “An Introduction to Buddhism in Four Lessons”
Dharma Lessons by
Telephone began. This experiment with Geshe Gyeltsen began September 10th in the
office lounge at Shove Chapel on Colorado College. Telephone Dharma is happening
every Tuesday evening.
Performances by the Sera Je
PM Sunday, September 22 at Shove Chapel-Healing Ceremony of the Medicine Buddha
8 PM Tuesday, September 24 at Packard Hall-Spirit of Tibet: Wild Life,
The monks of Sera Je Monastery presented two separate
programs in Colorado Springs. On
Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 PM at Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. the monks
performed a Healing Ceremony of the Medicine Buddha featuring three scared
dances renowned in Tibet for their power to restore physical and mental harmony.
On Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 PM at Packard Hall on the Colorado
College Campus they presented their multi-media program, Spirit of Tibet: Wild
Life, Tame Mind which incorporated slides and video with the live performance of
the monks, who were specially trained in the classical ritual arts of music,
dance and mandala sand painting. Admission
to each performance was $10, $8 for students and seniors.
Ven. Geshe Yeshe Pheygey from Thubten Rinchen Ling in Houston, TX
gave teachings on Bodhicitta.
Bodhichitta is a principle aspect of Mahayanna Buddhism.
It is expressed through an attitude unconditional love and compassion for
all sentient beings. This series of
lessons explain the role of
Bodhichitta in Buddhist practice, how it can be developed and integrated into
daily life through mind training and meditation.
Thursday, August 22, 7:30 PM at the Broadmoor
Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue
Topic: The Three Principle Aspects of the Path (Renunciation, Bodhichitta and
Friday, August 23, 7:30 PM at the Broadmoor
Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue
Topic: The Benefits of Bodhichitta
Saturday, August 24, 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the
Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue
Topic: Developing Bodhichitta
Through Training the Mind
Saturday, August 24, 1:00 to 3 PM at the Broadmoor
Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue
Topic: Developing Bodhichitta
Sunday, August 25, 9:00 AM at Shove Chapel on the
Colorado College Campus, 1010 N. Nevada
Topic: Engaging in a
Sunday, August 25, 1:00 PM. Potluck lunch and social gathering.
May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1996
Ven. Geshe Gyeltsen gave teachings on
“The Quality of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha"
"The Nature of Karma” and
"An Explanation of the Precepts and a Taking Refuge Ceremony”
Translation provided by David Molk
David Molk from Big Sur, California began TSL’s series of guided meditations
with a lecture on
“How to Meditate”
February 8-11, 1996
Teachings given by
His Eminence the Ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dampa
Thursday, February 8, 7 PM -- Foundation of Excellencies
Friday, February 9, 7 PM -- Foundation of
Saturday, February 10, 10 AM --Kalachakra Blessing Empowerment
Saturday, February 10, 2 PM -- Kalachakra Teachings
Sunday, February 11, 10 AM -- White
Sunday, February 11, 2:30 PM
-- Teachings on Tara
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