Happy Mardi Gras from Tibetan House!
May the Revelry find you in high spirits whether you are out in the streets, home in front of your altar or out of town. It is a grand time to celebrate joy, creativity and community. And following our Mardi Gras is of course Lent, a grand time for self-reflection, giving up a few things and clearing out the clutter.
As our celebrations come to an end in New Orleans, Tibetans will be celebrating Losar, the Tibetan New Year. Losar begins with closing out the old year by bidding adieu to its negative aspects. This is followed by inviting all good, auspicious and delicious things into their homes and lives.
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Also this month, Tibetans and supporters all over the world will celebrate Tibetan Independence Day: the anniversary of the 1913 Tibetan Proclamation of Independence from China. Tibet’s 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed Tibetan independence on Feb. 13, 1913 following a period of domination by China’s Qing (Manchu) dynasty and initiated a period of almost four decades of self-rule that ended when Chinese troops marched into the Himalayan region in 1949.
Tibetan supporters world wide are raising the Tibetan Flag on February 13! For more on this, click here.
With that in mind, here’s whats happening at Tibetan House in February:
* Tibetan House commemorates Tibetan Independence Day and Losar
* Space Clearing Workshop with Wenndi Freer
* Teachings with Anam Thubten, Dharmata Foundation