Basic Buddhist Meditation from a Zen Perspective with Thich Thien Tri
Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri will be leading this 9-week course.
You will be introduced to these practices:
• Four Noble Truths
• Six Senses and the objects of Six Senses
• Sitting, standing, walking meditation
• Mani Mantra
Saturday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
June 2 – July 28
This class welcomes new participants for the first 3 weeks; registration remains open until June 16. If you have to miss a class, Thich Thien Tri will be happy to have a make up class with you.
To register, contact Tibetan House at 504 897 9339 or email@example.com
Location: Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street
Full course description can be found online.
Ku Nye Tibetan Massage &
External Therapies Trainings
with Sorig Khang Center for Tibetan Medicine
An Evening with Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.
Ku Nye is the therapeutic massage practice of the holistic healing science of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Based on the five elements and three humors, it offers methods to balance specific ailments and harmonize the innate constitution.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans
Streamed online at: bayarea.sorig.net/online
Ku Nye Tibetan Massage Level 1
with Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.
VFW Building, 531 Lyons Street
Still time to Register!
Meditation with Will Ryken
Sunday, July 1, 7pm
4900 Tchoupitoulas Street
It is a rare and wonderful privilege to sit with Will Ryken.
Will visits New Orleans every two months to sit with a gentleman on death row. We invited him to sit with us at Tibetan House whenever he is town, and he graciously accepted. This visit he will be speaking more directly about meditation and will lead us in a practice.
To sit with Will, chat with Will, be in the same room with Will, is guaranteed to brighten your perspective and lighten the depths of your being. This is so because Will simply ‘is’. He is a true testament to the teachings that he received from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Dapön Ryken became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in October 1972 and joined the Dorje Kasung in 1975, attending the 2nd Magyal Pomra Encampment in 1979. He became the personal attendant to Rinpoche, and spent thirty years in Boulder in association with Shambala.
Dapön Ryken now lives in Ruskin FL, along with his wife Paula Bickford, Kadö and their three dogs. Will and Paula are active members of the St. Petersburg Fl Shambhala Center and teach around the Shambhala world. This year Dapön Ryken was appointed a Shastri. Dapön Ryken is widely known and beloved around the Shambhala Mountain Center for his insight, wisdom and humor.
If you would like to know more about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, check out this page from Shambhala:
Jewelry by Nitesh &
other Handicraft Items
Friday, June 29 – Saturday, June 30.
Chamtrul Rinpoche in New Orleans
Chamtrul Rinpoche is the recognized reincarnation of a great master and scholar from the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the oldest school in Tibet.
Having studied many years, he holds a vast and profound knowledge of sutra, tantra, and dzogchen, and has been conferred the title ‘Khenpo’ – roughly equivalent to ‘Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy’.
Known for his nonsectarian quality, he has received all the cycles of teachings, empowerments and transmissions from more than twenty five accomplished masters and scholars from all four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism – namely, Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug.
Chamtrul Rinpoche currently lives and teaches in India, in the Himalayan town of Dharamsala. Dedicating his life to helping people find inner peace, he also travels the world each year to teach and guide many old and new students.
In his own words:
“Teaching is what I do in this life, wherever someone asks me to teach, I am there. Without discriminating against anybody based on their gender, race, creed and so forth, I wish them to enjoy excellent peace and harmony. I try to the best of my ability to promote the view, meditation and conduct of non-violence, which is the indispensable source for the spread and enhancement of the inner peace of mind.”
For more information about Chamtrul Rinpoche, visit his website: http://www.chamtrul-rinpoche.com
Topics for these dates to be announced.
Tuesday, July 24- Wednesday, July 25
Dzogchen and Vajrayana
Clearwater Sanctuary in Covington
For more information, contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (985) 630-1009
Thursday, July 26, 7pm-9pm
Topic to be announced
Mid-City Zen Center
3248 Castiglione Street
Friday, July 27, 7pm-9pm
Tong-Len: the Healing Power of Compassion
LHA Community Center
623 North Rendon
Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29
Tonglen Teachings with Guided Meditation
LHA Community Center
623 North Rendon
Saturday, July 28, 11:00am-1:00pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 11:00am-1:00pm
Monday, July 30, 6:45pm-8:00pm
Topic to be announced
Samten Choeling Dharma Center
For more information and to RSVP, contact:
Ngawang Legshe at (504) 723-1317
Relapse Prevention for Addictions
August – stay tuned for date announcement!
Fee for the workshop is $80.
Wanting, aversion, and confusion are at the core of many unskillful behaviors including addictions. Entering and sustaining recovery often requires skillful use of psychological, behavioral and ethical/spiritual tools.
This is a 4-week workshop for those wanting to learn or modify skills to sustain sobriety from chemical or behavioral addictions. This workshop teaches mindfulness, mind-body medicine, and cognitive behavioral skills to support your practice and complement any other form of addiction treatment, 12-steps, SMART recovery, or Refuge Recovery work you may be doing. Selective mind-body skill may include gentle mindful movements and other forms of embodied mindfulness practices, meditation, imagery, cognitive behavioral skills and other.
Participants are required to attend all 4 sessions, come to sessions sober, and commit to practice between sessions.
To register please contact Tibetan House, email@example.com or
About Jose Calderon-Abbo, M.D.
Dr. Calderón is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, with an additional certification in mind-body medicine. He is a long time Vipassana practitioner, and mind-body medicine group facilitator. Dr. Calderon is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry with LSU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Clinical faculty at Tulane University, and is the Medical Director of the New Orleans Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. He is Senior Faculty at the Center for Mind- Body Medicine in Washington DC. where he conducts national and international trainings and supervision in mind-body medicine skills for the general public, healthcare providers and the department of defense. He is developing and studying an emergent model for relapse prevention and mental health care combining neurosciences, mind-body medicine, and functional medicine for mental health, wellness, and addictions.
Coming Fall 2018
Ayurveda at Tibetan House
Ayurveda is a sister science
to yoga that teaches us to live a vibrant and balanced life simply by staying in tune with the rhythms of nature. Ayurveda is primarily a preventative approach to optimal health and teaches us that food is medicine and that healthy, nutritional foods, along with disciplined self care, simple lifestyle changes and daily routines (called dinacharya) are the only “medicines” we need for a vibrant and healthy life.Ayurveda looks at the whole of life through the eyes of Mother Nature and sees that everything in nature is a unique blend of the five great elements: space, air (Vata), fire ( Pitta), earth, water (Kapha). Each human being has a precise combination of these elements, known as one’s prakruti. There is no such thing as “the average person” and taking the time to find out your prakruti, your unique blend of elements, is the first key to creating harmony and balance in your life.
About Bethany Cantin
Bethany Cantin is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and a Yoga Therapist who brings a vibrant energy and a dedicated spirit to 17 years helping others deepen their connection to life. Bethany offers private ayurvedic consultations here at FSY as well as ayurvedic workshops and seasonal ayurvedic cleanses . Bethany is recognized by NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) as a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and has certifications from The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, Kerela Academy in California. She completed 2 internships in India at Ayurvedagram in Bangalore and Kerala Ayurveda Academy Hospital in Cochin.
Bethany is also the Director and Founder of The Yoga Foundation, a non-profit organization offering free yoga, meditation programs to the underserved to help foster empowerment, self reliance and self love. Visit NolaAyurveda.com for more information.
An Introduction to Ayurveda for
Vibrancy, Longevity & Optimal Health
Led by Bethany Cantin
Sunday, September 16
Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street
To register, contact Tibetan House: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old sister science to yoga which translates to “life knowledge”. Ayurvedic principles connect us to the daily rhythms of nature through proper seasonal diets, daily routines (called dinacharya) and simple lifestyle changes, which can increase your vibrancy, longevity and create greater joy and balance in your life.
In this hands-on workshop we will discuss the great elements of Vata (air/either), Pitta (fire/water), and Kapha (earth/water) and how they apply to the seasons, times of day, stages of life and to you as an individual.
We will determine your unique blend of these elements, known as your prakruti, and you will leave with seasonal dietary suggestions, daily routines, as well as suggestions for the best practices to balance your unique being.
Bring a notebook, a pen, and an open mind.
Ayurvedic 8 day Fall Cleanse
for Optimal Health and Longevity
Led by Bethany Cantin
Pre Cleanse meeting
Saturday, October 6, 11:00am-12:30pm
Cleanse Wrap Up Meeting:
Saturday, October 20, 11:00am-12:30pm
To register, contact Tibetan House: email@example.com.
Ayurvedic cleanses are used for optimizing health and prolonging life by removing physical, chemical and mental impurities from your body to restore you to a balanced, healthier way of life.
Ayurvedic philosophy believes that food is medicine and that healthy, nutritional, seasonal foods, whole grains, healing spices, along with disciplined self-care are the only medicines we need for vibrant, healthy living.
Fall is an excellent time of year to create physical and mental optimal health and to connect with the rhythms of Mother Nature for rejuvenation, clarity and transformation.
We start with a 1.5 hour meeting a week prior to the cleanse start date to familiarize ourselves with the many details of the cleanse. I will provide everyone participating in the cleanse with an in-depth, 20 page manual that will detail every single aspect of the ayurvedic cleanse and this will be reviewed and handed out at the meeting.
In a nutshell, the cleanse is 8 days long and starts with a 3 day diet of whole grains, seasonal fruits veggies. This is followed by 3 days of a mono diet of “kitchari” which is a wonderfully healing, warm, deeply nutritional and cleansing dish of basmati rice, mung beans, spices and vegetables. We finish the cleanse with 2 days of a rejuvenation phase of slowly incorporating smart food choices back into your diet.
Daily rituals that balance and restore you (called dinacharya) are incorporated into every day of the cleanse.
I will send daily emails to everyone participating in the 8 day cleanse to support you in the process and to share additional ayurvedic wisdom that will deepen your experience each day. I will also be available to answer any questions you may have each day of the cleanse.
Please reach out with any questions to: Bethany@NolaAyurveda.com
If you have specific health concerns it is advisable that you see me for a private ayurvedic consultation before the cleanse starts.
An Ayurvedic consultation first answers the question, “What is your prakruti?” Through a series of questions, observations and pulse assessments we will determine the unique blend of the elements you were born with. We then take a look at your current lifestyle patterns, food preferences, daily and seasonal routines and we will evaluate your health on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. We will discuss your vikruti (current imbalances) and set smart and simple goals and encourage subtle changes to your diet and daily routines to bring you in the direction of true balance and harmony. Follow up consultations will assure you stay connected to the path.
Consultation fee: 1.5 hours $140
Thank you to the Drepung Gomang Monks!
You brought great joy to all the children,
teachers and parents at Newman School
Thank youIsidore Newman School
for your gracious support
New Orleans Healing Center
for bringing the monks to Marigny
for being you! and translating for the monks
to the generous folks that
prepared meals for the monks
To everyone who visited the Monks:Thank you for all your donations and purchasesfrom the Monks’ Marketplace.
The Sacred Art Tour raises funds to educate, feed, house and care for 2,000 monks, orphans, elderly and the needy.
All donations and proceeds go directly to the Monastery.
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May all beings never be apart from the supreme blisswhich is free of all suffering!