December 2016 Newsletter


Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, December 17

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In reverence and appreciation to all faiths,

all pathways to the holy,
all means that bring us to loving kindness
and big heartedness towards all of creation,
we at Tibetan House wish you agenerous and joyful season of celebration.


In this Newsletter:
  • Holiday & Anniversary Celebration, December 17 from 11am-6pm
  • Bayou Vegan Cafe Lunch Pop-Up, December 17 from 11am-2pm
  • Happy Shoppers at Tibetan House
  • 12-week Course: Meditation from a Zen Perspective, January 7-April 8
  • Boudhanath Stupa

Holiday shopping, with surprise discounts while
enjoying a glass of wine or tea, andtreating yourself to a delicious vegetarian lunch plate

from Bayou Vegan Cafe.


Bayou Vegan Cafe Lunch Pop-Up

Saturday, December 1711:00am-2:00pm

Traditional Southern Favorites–Veganized!

Rich, zesty, Cajun Gumbo with Seasonal Veggies & Vegan Sausage

Zesty Cajun Potato Salad

Corn on the cob

Garlic bread

Bayou Vegan Cafe sets the standard for unbelievably tasty

yet healthy vegan food in Louisiana at reasonable prices!

Enjoy a unique culinary experience, combined with the satisfaction of knowing your purchase supports a greener, cruelty-free world!


Happy Shoppers at Tibetan House

We thank, love and appreciate

all of you that come through our doors.


Basic Buddhist Meditation from a Zen Perspective:

A 12-week course with Thich Thien Tri

January 7-April 8, No Class February 18 & 25

Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri will be leading this course. He graduated from Vietnamese Buddhist Association with a Bachelor of Arts in Buddhism. He began his journey in America in 2002 and has taught in many cities in the US. In July 2015, he was invited by Van Hanh Buddhist Center of New Orleans to establish the ‘Zen and Mind Family’ in order to teach how meditation benefits our lives, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
This course is progressive, each class building on the previous class. You will learn sitting, standing, and walking meditation practices. You will study how to chant, the Mani mantra, the Six Senses and the Object of Six Senses, and the Four Noble Truths. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate and graduate to the next level.

January 7-April 8

No Class February 18 & 25
Saturdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pmFee: $200

Pre-Registration is appreciated.

Minimum 5 students, Maximum 10 students

To register, contact Tibetan House or (504) 897-9339


The Gaze of Buddha’s Eyes

On the Eastern edge of Kathmandu, an entrancing medieval city overwhelmed by the weight of the modern world and consumed by pollution, noise and dust, is the lovely area of Boudha. At the center of Boudha is the Boudhanath Stupa, the largest and holiest of Tibetan Temples outside of Tibet.

When staying in Boudha, as often as possible, I rise early to join with the resident Tibetans and Nepalese in the Kora walk around the Stupa. Prayer wheels surrounding the stupa are turned clockwise by those circumambulating, continually releasing prayers of compassion, OM MANI PEME HUNG into the atmosphere. There is a soft murmur of the recitation of the mantra.

As I fall into step with the flow of humanity, there is an awareness that this practice of Kora around this Stupa has been happening every morning and every evening since it’s creation sometime in the 14th century. The population of Tibetans dramatically increased in 1959 as Tibetans fled their beloved homeland due to the Chinese government occupation.

The Stupa was damaged from last year’s earthquake in April. Reconstruction is now complete. The video is one moment of the many ceremonies consecrating and blessing the reconstruction. It is easy to imagine the profound joy and relief that the Buddha Eyes of Boudhanath Stupa are once again gazing upon us.

Day one of the re-consecration ceremonies of the
Stupa at Boudhanath, Nepal. November 18, 2016.

For more in depth information on Boudhanath Stupa visit these sites from Lama Google:


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