DGCEC Newsletter November 20, 2014
DON’T MISS HOLIDAY SALES!
The following dates and locations will have a range of Tibetan merchandise including prayer objects, clothes, jewelry, with some items made in the monastery, and some by Tibetan refugees. Purchased here, your gift gives twice: to your friend and to the support of our dharma center! Come buy holiday gifts and enjoy being together!
Sat, Dec 6, 12 – 3pm: At St. Matthews Rainbow Blossom on Lexington Road (Eastern Tour merchandise)
Sat, Dec 13, 10am – 1pm: At DGCEC (our Tibetan Market’s merchandise)
Sat, Dec 20, 10am – 4pm: Middletown Rainbow Blossom (Western Tour merchandise)Book Study Group on Mondays
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
The next discussion will be Monday, Dec 1 (Ch 16-20), 6-7:30pm. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays through December, discussing the profound Tibetan Buddhist teachings presented in this internationally bestselling spiritual classic. Whether you are an advanced practitioner or a timid newcomer to Buddhist teachings, this book makes the teachings accessible for the Western mind. Meeting dates are Mondays Dec 15 (21- Appendices). Info: Tobby Spalding – [email protected].Questions and Discussion with our Translator: December 6th
Geshe Rapgyal and Geshe Sonam will be traveling to Ohio for a house blessing on December 6th. At 3:30 that day our translator, Tenam, will field your questions and be part of a discussion about Tibet and dharma practices for lay people.
Requesting a Tea Puja (Tinchol) For Your Intention
Geshe Rapgyal has commented:
Please approach Geshe Rapgyal with your request or email [email protected]. Geshela will honor and pray to his own protector deity to fulfill whatever request is made speedily. It is customary to express gratitude by offering a donation of $10, $20 or an amount you can afford when making such a request.
Ngondro Intensive for Registered Students
Green Tara Prayer
Sacred Arts Tour Monks
WISDOM FROM HIS HOLINESS
“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”JUSTICE IN TIBET
China releases last Tibetan anti-mining protester in Chabcha
Phayul.com, November 18, 2014, by Phuntsok YangchenChinese authorities Chabcha County in Tsolho (Hainan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture have on October 28 released a Tibetan man, the last person to be released among 27 Tibetans detained in June for protesting against an illegal mining by Chinese miners.
According to US funded Radio Free Asia, Donkho was held for over five months, longest period in detention among those arrested as authorities believed him to be the ringleader of the protests against mining. All others were released after being in detention for a few weeks.
In June this year, Chinese authorities detained 27 Tibetans for protesting against the mining activities that ran beyond the expiration of its contract and had begun to encroach on sacred sites in Karsel village. Tibetans had pledged to block the Chinese mining activities that had begun to affect the local environment.
The Chinese have been reportedly mining white marble from the region since 1989, past its expiration of contract.
A number of illegal mining activities have been reported this year with Tibetans continuing to resist the escalating rate of illegal mining in Tibet.
Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization under Kentucky state law. DGI and its resident monks are wholly supported by donations from kind friends, supporters, and volunteers. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion is the official sister organization of Drepung Gomang Monastery in India.
Did You Know?
You can make donations to DGCEC on-line through the Community Foundation of Louisville. Visit www.cflouisville.org for more information.
You can also use www.goodsearch.com to earn donations for DGCEC.
DGCEC receives a percentage of sales from the Heine Brothers “Monks Blend Tea.” Ask for it at Heine Brothers, or purchase at DGCEC in the Tibetan Marketplace.
DGCEC receives 4% of sales from Kroger Fundraising Cards. This is no cost to you, just shop and earn for our center. Call Maggie Jezreel, DGCEC Treasurer, at 502-425-1840 for details.
Thank you for your kind support.