Posted by: tacville | July 10, 2010

HH The 14th Dalai Lama’s Birthday!

HH The 14th Dalai Lama’s Birthday!Tibetans Celebrated His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama’s 75th Birthday at Tashi Choeling Buddhist Center July 06-2010 in Charlotesville Virginia!

 

 

 

20th Anniversary celebration of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Day!

Join us on Sunday, December 13 2009 from 9.30-11:30am as we celebrate the acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso of Tibet.

Day: Sunday Date December 14, 2009

TIme: 9:30 -11:30am

Place: Tashi Choeling Buddhist Center

Address: 1889 FiddleStick Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Website http://www.tcbci.org

This very special day will be marked by special prayers led by Khenpo Ngawang Dorjee; followed by a celebratory gathering and refreshments. All are welcome, buddhists and non-buddists. Everyone is also encouraged to bring flowers and kataks to honor his Holiness. Please also feel free to bring light refreshments and small treats for all to share after prayers.

LONG LIFE PRAYER FOR THE DALAI LAMA

GANG RI RA WAY KOR WAY SHING KHAM DIR

In this Pure Land surrounded by the snowy mountains

PHEN DANG DEY WA MA LU JUNG WAY NAY

You are the source of all benefit and happiness, without exception.

CHEN RAY ZIG WANG TEN ZING GYA TSO YI

All powerful Avalokiteshvara, Tenzin Gyatso,

SHAB PED SID THAY BAR DU TEN GYUR CHIG

May you stay immovable until Samsara becomes exhausted

Posted by: tacville | October 19, 2009

The Congressional Gold Medal

H.H The Dalai Lama’s  the Congressional Gold Medal

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On October 17, the Charlottesville Tibetan Association in cooperation with Students for a Free Tibet participated in a cultural show at UVa, singing traditional songs and performing traditional dance for the audience. Afterward, there was a prayer for the long life of H.H. the Dalai Lama at Tashi Choeling Buddhist Center in honor of the award of the Congressional Medal of Honor to H.H. Dalai Lama the previous year.

Posted by: tacville | October 19, 2009

Celebrate Tibetan culture and religion

Celebrate Tibetan culture and religion 2009

  On October 11, 2009 On More than 4,000 Tibetans met in New York City on October 10 to celebrate Tibetan culture and religion, walking from the United Nations building to Times Square. For these Tibetans-in-exile to publicly pray, sing and dance is in itself a protest, since these simple actions are in many ways prohibited in their native land, currently under Chinese rule.

 

Posted by: tacville | June 22, 2009

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama’s Birthday!

Join us on Monday, July 6 2009 at 10-11:30am as we celebrate

the 74th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama,

Tenzin Gyatso.

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Tibetans Celebrate His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama’s 74rd Birthday!  

 

Day                      Monday
Date                     July 6, 2009
TIme                    10-11:30am
Place                    Tashi Choeling Buddhist Center
Address               1889 FiddleStick Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Map                    
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Website               http://www.tcbci.org

 

We offer this reproduction of the Long Life Prayer in celebration of the74rd birthday of His Holiness the 14 th Dalai Lama on July 6, 2009.

This very special day will be marked by special prayers led by Khenpo Ngawang Dorjee; followed by a celebratory gathering and refreshments

Happy Birthday, His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama’s 74rd Birthday!

LONG LIFE PRAYER FOR THE DALAI LAMA

GANG RI RA WAY KOR WAY SHING KHAM DIR
In this Pure Land surrounded by the snowy mountains

PHEN DANG DEY WA MA LU JUNG WAY NAY
You are the source of all benefit and happiness, without exception.

CHEN RAY ZIG WANG TEN ZING GYA TSO YI
All powerful Avalokiteshvara, Tenzin Gyatso,

SHAB PED SID THAY BAR DU TEN GYUR CHIG
May you stay immovable until Samsara becomes exhausted

Posted by: tacville | March 3, 2009

On the first day of Tibetan New year

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2On the first day of Tibetan New year (25/02/2009), the Charlottesville Tibetan Association had organized a demonstration and prayer in front of Chinese Embassy at Washington DC. During the demonstration there were many Tibetan participants who were from Washington DC and Maryland community. Actually on 25th is the Tibetan New Year day and all Tibetan consider that day as a very auspicious and important day in a year. However; due to appalling incident that happened last year in Tibet under the Chinese government where many Tibetan lost their life, many were put in prison for life, and many disappeared. Therefore, the Charlottesville Tibetan Association had organized a demonstration and prayer on that day because we wanted to express our solidarity and gratitude to all of our brother and sisterhood who had lost their life or who still struggles for our country cause.

Posted by: tacville | February 22, 2009

Tibetan New Year at the point of guns by Chinese

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Posted by: tacville | February 22, 2009

No Losar

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The Tibetan New Year (Losar) falls this year on the 25th of February. This occasion is traditionally one of the largest celebrations in Tibetan culture. However, because of the events which transpired in March of 2008 and prior to the Beijing Olympics in August of 2008, there will be no Losar celebration this year. This is because Tibetans observe a one-year mourning period, and consider a celebration prior to the one-year anniversary of these horrific events, during which hundreds of people were killed, to be premature. Even today, this violence continues in Tibet, where Chinese officials continue to arrest and torture innocent Tibetans and deny them their human rights.

 

Since 1950, the Chinese government has occupied and exercised strong control in Tibet. In 1959, there was an uprising which was brutally suppressed by the Chinese, and the Dalai Lama (the religious and political leader of Tibet) was forced to flee the country, never to return. Since then, the Chinese have perpetuated the cultural degeneration of Tibet, in terms of the language, religious traditions, and integrity of the people. This year will be the 50th anniversary since the uprising.

 

For more information:

 

Tibetan Association Charlottesville, VA

https://tacville.wordpress.com

Email: tcharlottesville@gmail.com

Posted by: tacville | February 15, 2009

For area Tibetans, a somber New Year

For area Tibetans, a somber New Year

 

dailyprogressA foreign force occupies their homeland, thousands of their countrymen are jailed or missing and relatives are afraid to talk in coffee shops lest undercover agents overhear them and arrest them for wrong thoughts.

It’s been a rough year for Charlottesville’s Tibetan community, which watched in shock as anti-Chinese occupation protests and the Chinese government’s subsequent political crackdown wracked their home country. It was so bad that many Tibetans in town and across the world are foregoing upcoming Tibetan New Year celebrations.

‘Big holiday’ dashed

“During those protests more than 200 Tibetans were killed and thousands jailed and another thousand just disappeared,” said Lobsang, secretary of the Tibetan Association of Charlottesville. Like many Tibetans, he uses only one name. “New Year is a big holiday in our lives — like Christmas is here — but because of all that’s happened in Tibet in the last year, the New Year is not being celebrated.”

The New Year, called Losar, will still come. The calendar will still click to 2136. It will not, however, bring the joy and verve and all-out party atmosphere that made the holiday, which this year falls on Feb. 25, a multi-day affair with feasts and merriment. This year, folks are planning prayer meetings and memorial services.

The idea started in Tibet, where people just didn’t feel like a big celebration. The idea gained gravitas through the Tibetan exile community and recently received backing from the government-in-exile. It’s part protest and part natural reaction to a year of harsh times.

“When people are celebrating Losar in a good year, the whole family celebrates and everyone is happy. When a family has much misfortune during a year, it is natural that the family’s celebration is somber in remembering what happened,” said Rabten, the association’s vice president. “The Tibetan community is much like an extended family, and the impact of the sad events last year has affected so many of us. It’s natural to not celebrate, but to remember.”

According to a variety of news sources and Internet sites, that natural response doesn’t necessarily make the Chinese government too happy. Many Chinese travel sites hawk Losar celebrations as a tourism must-see. Suddenly somber celebrations, it seems, are bad for business and public relations.

Riot police patrols

So are protests. Some reputable news agencies claim Chinese riot police are patrolling streets in Tibetan cities in case of public displays of nationalism and arresting those who are seen as potentially troublesome. At the same time, reports have Chinese officials trying to get folks to party hardy instead of hardly partying.

Public image plays its role. For the Chinese, a hardy celebration would be good publicity, making it appear as though Tibetans are happy. For Tibetans, a somber day would attract attention to the Chinese occupation.

“It would let the world know. The idea is to stand up for freedom and to tell the truth,” said Rabten.

Lobsang, however, said the pray-and-remember effort isn’t about politics, even if it has political impact.

“This comes from the people. We are not being told to do this by any government,” Lobsang said. “It’s from the heart and it’s supported by the Tibetan communities across the world.”

Posted by: tacville | February 3, 2009

In Remembrance of 2008

Brave Tibetans who gave their lives for the non-violent movement

 

no-losarDear fellow Tibetans and friends of Tibet,This year many Tibetan communities around the world have chosen not to
celebrate the Traditional Tibetan New Year out of respect and honoring
for all of the Tibetans who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom
of all Tibetans during the past year.Instead of parties, we will be demonstrating in Washington, D.C.., on
Wednesday February 25th, from 9-11 am.We will be meeting at the old Chinese Embassy 9:00 am sharp. From there we
will be walking to the new Chinese Embassy.Please consider joining us in this very important event, so that we can have
as strong an impact as possible.Thank you,
for your consideration of this request and your continuing supportTibetan Association of Charlottesville, VA

 

Contact: Sonam Dekyi (President) 

Phone: 434-284-0052

E-mail: sonamdekyi@gmail.com

Shtsang Rabten   (Vice President) 

Phone: 434-284-2611

E-mail: rst8t@yahoo.com

Tibetan Association of Charlottesville, VA 

E-mail: tcharlottesville@gmail.com

Website: https://tacville.wordpress.com/

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