December 2015 Newsletter

Celebration of New Life

December 2015 Newsletter
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Celebration of New Life

Have you ever considered the simplicity implicit in the Christmas story? I have been literally tripping over this thought for the last few weeks, as Tibetan House enters our first ‘holiday season’. It’s about a newborn baby, and the family that welcomes it. In that moment of new life, nothing else really matters. The air around us and in us fills with hope, overwhelming love, awe and wonder, generosity and willingness to do just about anything for the well being of this pure precious being. And this moment changes the lives of everyone involved.
Since the beginning of human time, the Winter Solstice, in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres, marked the end of the ebbing sun, and was celebrated as a New Beginning, life reborn. And it seems that every faith, every culture, every being on the planet somehow resonates with this moment when the sun starts coming back. Even if for only a moment.
And it seems, that in the world, wherever you are, or whoever you are, and whatever you are, during this time of the year, there is a knowing of the potential for this joyous awakening. And maybe, perhaps, it brings us closer to acting on our deeper impulse of giving and caring. And maybe, when we look into someone’s eyes, any one’s eyes, we see and feel this potential in them.

A year ago, December 11, Tibetan House officially came into being, just in time to be considered a ‘newborn’. And what a wonderful lovely family that has welcomed us, and held us, and made sure that we are still here to celebrate our First Anniversary! It has been quite a heartfelt adventure for us, welcoming each of you as you walk through our door. We wish all of you a joyful holiday season filled with good cheer, lots of laughter and giving, and quiet times for reflection.

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Documentary Slideshow:

Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche’s trip to Nepal for Earthquake Relief

Sunday, December 6 at 4pm

Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street

In this documentary, Khentrul Rinpoche’s Compassion in Action project works in a small village in the Langtang region, where 178 people died, many more were hurt, and every home and building plus most farms and livestock were destroyed. The Compassion in Action network referred the LHA team to Lantang where they purchased new shoes for all 256 children and 17 remaining elders, and collected data about survivors and where they were.

Join us for this documentary slideshow and connect with the people of Langtang who were directly impacted by the funds raised in New Orleans through the Nola for Nepal Benefit in July.

Tea & Cookies will be served

Suggested Donation: $10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

All proceeds from this webcast go towards

the reconstruction of Langtang Village

To learn more about Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche and Katog Choling, click here.

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Tibetan House celebrates 1-Year of Business!

Join Us in Celebrating our First Anniversary

Thursday, December 10, 10am-8pm
Wine, cheese, crackers and holiday treats,

Plus

Giveaways & Surprise discounts!

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Louisiana Himalaya Association 2015 Annual Report

The Louisiana Himalayan Association (LHA) is the heart of New Orleans’ connection to Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetans in Exile. The amount of giving that has come through LHA is monumental and always accomplished with a flavor of down home Southern Louisiana style – understated and highly effective, dedicated, hard work. What LHA has accomplished over the years in Dharamsala and beyond is staggering. We at Tibetan House are deeply grateful to be connected to LHA and each individual that participates in these generous, compassionate actions. Read about LHA’s amazing work in 2015.

If you want to get updates about LHA’s amazing work, email lha.neworleans@gmail.com and ask to be added to their newsletter.

You can support LHA by making a tax-deductible donation at http://www.lhainfo.org/donate.html

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Holiday Shopping at Tibetan House

Extended Gift Store Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 6:30pm

Stop in and pick up that your special gifts & stocking stuffers!

Gift Certificates for Merchandise & Meditation Classes

Want to give someone the opportunity to pick out their own Singing Bowl, Mala or Thangka? Gift certificates for merchandise are available.

We also sell passes for unlimited Meditation Classes:

  • $30 for 30-day pass
  • $120 for 6-month pass
  • $200 for 1-year pass

Shop at Tibetan House Online

Singing bowls from Nepal, beautiful handcrafted sculptures, Tibetan art, prayer flags, jewelry, and more are now available for purchase online! Visit: shop.tibetanhouse.com

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Discovering Buddhism Class cancelled in December

Class will resume Wednesday, January 6th.

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Parking at Tibetan House

Parking for Tibetan House customers is available behind Tibetan House, through the gate at the end of Upperline Street.

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