January 2019 Newsletter



January 2019

“Let Love and Compassion

Flow from your Heart!”

This is Mattieu Ricard’s New Year message: Let love and compassion flow from your heart. He is a Buddhist monk, photographer, author and humanitarian. We hope this message stays with you, spontaneously popping into your thoughts and actions throughout the year, and the years that follow. Much love from Tibetan House, peace and blessings!!

Coming up at Tibetan House

  • Construction at Tibetan House
  • Mindfulness for Kids Class Series with Whitney Stewart
  • Burmese Brunch this Saturday at the Louisiana Himalaya Association
  • Ayurveda for Women’s Health
  • Introductory Tarot Class with Lisa
  • New Schedule for Sitting in Stillness Meditation Classes
  • Discovering Buddhism at Tibetan House
  • Lama Lena Returns in February


Construction next door to Tibetan House

Please be aware that major construction is on-going next to Tibeten House. A three-story storage unit is being built. The design is modeled off of classic New Orleans warehouse brick, complete with landscaping. During construction, there is no parking in the back, and limited parking on the street due to the workers, work trucks etc. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Mindfulness for Kids

Ages 9 – 12

Thursdays, 4:15pm – 5:00pm

January 3, 10,17, 24, 31

Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street

Class Description

Sometimes kids’ lives can get busy and out of control, and worries can take over. When that happens, knowing how to pause and regain composure with mindfulness can help! This class introduces kids (ages 9 – 12) to mindfulness as a way to find clarity, manage stress, handle difficult emotions, and navigate personal challenges. With breathing, relaxation, and guided meditation exercises, kids will have an entire toolkit at their disposal. Kids will learn to settle their thoughts and look inward through a series of fun writing prompts, games, and meditation exercises.

Author Bio

Whitney Stewart will travel far for a story. She’s trekked in the Himalaya with Sir Edmund Hillary and visited remote Buddhist monasteries in Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, and Japan. She’s interviewed the Dalai Lama, sat for days in meditation retreats, and even been a puppeteer in France. She is the author of multiple children’s books, and when she is not writing or traveling, she teaches mindfulness and meditation to children.

Fee: $100 per child, for five weeks. Included in the price is Whitney Stewart’s Mindful Me Activity Book, for use in class and at home.

To register for the five-week session, please contact Tibetan House:

info@tibetanhouse.com or (504) 897-9339.

Burmese Brunch this Saturday

at the Swaha Yoga

Saturday, January 5


623 North Rendon Street

Home to Swaha Yoga &

the Louisiana Himalaya Association Community Center

Join us at the Louisiana Himalaya Association Community Center in Mid-City for a special brunch event with Lahpet!

Tibetan House’s Eva Sohl and her partner Mark LaMaire will be serving traditional Burmese tea shop staples such as Mohinga (lemongrass catfish chowder), Ono Khao Swe (ginger coconut noodles), Tea Leaf Salad and Samosas (fried potato dumplings) as well as Lahpet creations like Ginger Iced Coffee. The menu will be vegan friendly with many gluten free options and a focus on local ingredients.
In addition to delicious food there will also be a Buddhist book sale to benefit ethnic refugees from Myanmar via One World Family International.
n order to keep the event low waste, we invite you to bring your own containers and cutlery. Diners who do will receive a $1 discount.

For more information contact lahpetkitchen@gmail.com.


Ayurveda for Women’s Health for a Vibrant New Year

Saturday, January 12

11:00am -1:00pm

Tibetan House

4900 Tchoupitoulas Street

Fee $35

Join us for an empowering workshop designed to empower, inspire and celebrate women’s health, happiness and harmony at all stages of a woman’s life.

Ayurveda translates to “ life wisdom” and it is by exploring this ancient road map for optimal health and longevity that we are given the opportunity to deeply connect with the rhythms of Mother Nature to live a life filled with vibrancy, energy, balance and grace… through every stage of a women’s life.

This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to ayurveda, followed by simple, time tested, ayurvedic recommendations for optimal health for each stage of a woman’s life. We will discuss daily lifestyle routines, ayurvedic herbal remedies, essential oils and more. We will also address some of the specific health concerns that are unique to woman’s journey through life, including hormonal balance, as well as ways to address these health concerns naturally. This workshop is for women of all ages.

Bethany Cantin is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Therapist who brings a vibrant energy and a dedicated spirit to 18 years of inspiring others to deepen their connection to life. Bethany is recognized by NAMA ( National Ayurvedic Medical Association) as a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and has certifications from The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico,The Kerala Ayurveda Academy in California, Ayurvedagram in Bangalore, India and Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Cochin, India. She offers ayurvedic workshops, seasonal cleanses, private ayurvedic consultations as well as private yoga therapy sessions.

To register, contact info@tibetanhouse.com.

Introduction to Tarot

Led by Lisa

Saturday, January 26


Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas


What can the Tarot teach you about your life? How can you use the cards to give you the upper hand on your daily decisions?

Lisa will teach you how to key into messages from the Tarot. No matter what level you are,Tarot professional or just picked up the card, you’ll learn to have a better relationship with them. This two hour class will give you an overall look at some of the ceremony surrounding the Tarot while at the same time, demystifying it in order to make it a daily 21st century aid.

Course requirement: Tarot Card deck – Rider Waite Smith preferred.

To register, contact info@tibetanhouse.com.

About Lisa

Lisa comes from a long line of intuitives. Her biggest inspiration was her grandmother, who read cards, tea leaves, coffee grounds… you name it.

Lisa has many gifts as well. She is a clairaudient, claircognizant, clairsentient reader and energy healer. Lisa started reading Tarot cards when she gifted a deck some 30 years ago.

New Orleans born and bred, Lisa has read professionally in Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Maldives, among other places. Her clientele spans the globe and she reads mostly by phone.

Lisa’s spent her life in communications, whether it was producing TV, teaching college students, or training dogs. Her first love, however, is Tarot.

New Schedule for Meditation Classes

Sitting in Stillness Meditation Monthly Series
Beginning January, Tibetan House will be offering monthly series in Sitting in Stillness meditation practice. The first Thursday and Friday of every month will be an introductory class on Sitting in Stillness. The following Thursdays and Fridays of that month will be progressive practice, each class building on the previous class. You are welcome and encouraged to participate continually month to month. As a meditation practice rests on continuity and consistency, we encourage you to participate for as many months as you would like.Drop-ins are welcome if you have previously participated in the instructional class or participated in the previous Tuesday night class.

Thursday, January 3rd – 31st

7:00pm – 8:00pm

First Thursday: Introduction to Sitting in Stillness

Following Thursdays: Progressive Practice

$30 a month

$10 drop-in

Friday, January 4th – 25th

10:00am – 11:00am

First Friday: Introduction to Sitting in Stillness

Following Fridays: Progressive Practice

$30 month

$10 drop-in


Discovering Buddhism at Tibetan House

Discovering Buddhism is a series of thirteen half-hour teachings from Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Buddhism. Each segment contains engaging teachings taught by eminent Tibetan lamas and experienced Western teachers.

You are welcome to view these teachings on Saturdays during our business hours, 11:00am – 6:00pm.


Lama Lena returns in February!

February 6 – 13, 2018

“In the experience of yogins who do not perceive things dualistically, the fact that things manifest without truly existing is so amazing that they burst into laughter.”

~ Longchenpa

Reposted from Nyingma Masters social media page.

May all beings never be apart from the supreme blisswhich is free of all suffering!

May all beings live in the great equanimity

free from the attachment and aversion

that keep some close and other distant!

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