February 2015 Newsletter



February 2015 Newsletter
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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.
To learn more, click here.
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
Tibetan House Store and Class Schedule For Carnival SeasonStore Hours:Tibetan House will close at 12pm on Friday, February 13 and remain closed through Tuesday, February 17. The store will reopen on Wednesday, February 18 at 10am.Meditation:

Thursday, February 12 – Silent Meditation and Subtle Body Awareness cancelled

Tuesday, February 17 – Silent Meditation and Sitting in Stillness cancelled

Space ClearingAn Auspicious Way to Start LentSaturday, February 21, 10am to 3pm$125

Most people can easily recognize when a room or home feels comfortable, warm and inviting or when it feels cold or even creepy. The dilemma is that most people don’t know what to do to get the desired feeling they want in their home or work place.  This is where space clearing comes in. 

Space clearing is a branch of Feng Shui dedicated to balancing, harmonizing and revitalizing the energy in your home or office. The basic principles of Feng Shui were founded on knowing how to sense what is happening energetically and working with the energy of a space in a way that brings alignment and vibrancy. When the energy flow is alive and healthy, life feels synchronistic and wellbeing presides. When it stagnates we feel stuck.

On Saturday, February 21st Wenndi Freer will share with you:

  • Why you would want to space clear your home or office
  • When are the best times to space clear and when you should avoid space clearing
  • How to prepare for your space clearing 
  • Tools you can use to space clear effectively
  • How to set your intention after you’ve cleared your space
And a whole lot more! 

Space is limited, please contact us at info@tibetanhouse.com or (504) 897-9339 for more information and to register.

Losar, Tibetan New YearSpecial Screening of Little Tibet 2, a documentary by Sonam Anja-TsangSunday, February 227pm – 9pm$5

In honor of Losar and  Tibetan Independence Day, please join us for this special film showing of Little Tibet 2. This is a wonderful cultural documentary film, for anyone who is wanting to learn more of the Tibetan culture.

Check out the Little Tibet 2 Trailer here.

The Dharmata Foundation presentsMeditation and TeachingAn Eveningwith Anam Thubtenat Tibetan House

Thursday, February 26, 7pm – 9pm

$10 donation is appreciated

The focus of this evening is to unburden ourselves from mental habits that cause unnecessary suffering and to realize our natural state which is the inner dimension of peace, joy, and love.  Anam Thubten invites everyone to experience this spiritual transformation through meditation practice and the timeless teachings for the Buddha.Anam Thubetan grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.  He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the U.S. and occasionally abroad.  He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.To learn more about the Dharmata Foundation click here.

Sneak Peek of March

  • Tsering Phuntsok will be arriving in New Orleans March 4th, Hooray!
  • Monks and Sand Mandala, March 9th-15th
  • Commemorating Tibetan Uprising Day, March 10th
  • Sacred Music Festival, March 14th

Stay tuned!

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