|The Tibetan Community in the Bay Area.|
Life in Exile - a Challenge
The Gyuto Vajrayana Center was established also with the Tibetan Community in the San Francisco Bay Area in mind. Quite a number of Tibetan refugees live in the Bay Area. Life in exile is still a challenge even though the economic situation has improved quite a bit. It is not always easy to live here and maintain one's cultural and spiritual roots.
Programs for the Tibetan Community
The Gyuto Vajrayana Center addresses those issues and actively promotes programs for the Tibetan Community. The resident Gyuto Monks provide prayer services not only at Tibetan community gatherings but also at private Tibetan homes, as well as regular events for Tibetan Youth and Seniors:
Tibetan Youth Dharma Discussion
Venerable Geshe Lobsang Chonyi, resident teacher of Gyuto Center, offers a Dharma discussion class for Tibetan youths every other Friday evening in cooperation with the Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC). We are very grateful to TANC that they have been very supportive of this program in allowing us to use their facilities. We encourage all Tibetan youths as well as all interested community members to join the Dharma discussion and Q&A with Geshe Lobsang Chonyi.
This is part of the program that His Holiness the Dalai Lama constantly advises us to offer in an effort to be a 21st century Buddhist - knowing the Dharma well through study. Therefore, Geshe Lobsang Chonyi is offering his services by sharing his Dharma knowledge with the community. However, Geshe la wants to make sure that this class does not foster a Guru/disciple relationship, but rather it is a group of Dharma friends sharing the Dharma knowledge openly with one another.
Tibetan Seniors' Day-Long Mani Recitation
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15 Day water bowl offering during the month of Buddha's birth. Everyone is welcome to join the water bowl offering and welcome to bring, water bottles, candles and flowers for offering. Water bowl offering short Video.
Ven. Thupten Donyo will be giving a short introduction about the Nyung-Ney retreat. Those who want to learn more information about what will happen during the retreat or those who will be participating in the Nyung-Ney retreat for the first time are...