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May 2020

Live Streamed: Tashi Choling’s Annual Saga Dawa Retreat

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - June 7 @ 5:30 pm

At His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's request, Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche promised to carry out the annual Vajrasattva Retreat each year—and as students of Gyatrul Rinpoche, we, in turn, have the samaya to ensure that this retreat occurs at Tashi Choling each year. For many years, the Tashi Choling sangha has kept this commitment. Although this year, we are unable to have people come to Tashi Choling due to the viral pandemic,we will continue to maintain our samaya by using the miracle…

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June 2020

Live Streamed: Transitional Life Care: Grief in a Time of Global Pandemic: Exploring a Path of Healing w/ Lama Choyang

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

Grief is not a problem to be solved, but a deep encounter with an essential experience of being human...To honor our grief, to grant it space and time in our frantic world, is to fulfill a covenant – to welcome all that is, thereby granting room for our most authentic life. Francis Weller We are living in unprecedented times. All of us are facing the truth of uncertainty and loss as we live with the presence of COVID-19 in our…

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July 2020

Chokhur Duchen

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

This day marks the first turning of the Wheel of Dharma.  For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, teaching the Four Noble Truths.    

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November 2020

Lha Bab Duchen

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Lha Bab Duchen Wheel Day Celebration: Buddha's Descent from Heaven  Lha Bab Duchen, the "Festival of the Descent from Heaven," is one of the four major Buddhist holidays. It occurs on the 22nd day of the 9th Tibetan month. Previously, Buddha had ascended to the Heaven of Thirty-Three in order to give teachings to benefit the gods in the desire realms and to repay the kindness of his mother by liberating her from samsara. On this day, Buddha returned from heaven…

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