H.H. Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche
Parnashavari Long-Life Empowerment
His Holiness Kyabgon Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche will be gracing us in Westminister, Colorado on July 9th, 2022 to bestow Parnashavari long-life empowerment to our Dharma family and friends. The Tibetan Association of Colorado has worked hard to schedule this event and will continue to do so till it is over. This is a ticketed event where general admission tickets are used to cover basic event-related costs. Save this date on your calendar and we hope to see you on July 9th!
Saturday, July 9th, 2022
1 PM to 4 PM
H.H. Dalai Lama Birthday
A two-part event celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama's birthday composing of a day sangsol ceremony along with a picnic/potluck event and a later evening event celebrating with Tibetan dances and dinner. Special prayers along with sang and tsampa offerings are performed during sangsol. Circle dance is also performed to show devotion and love for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The evening event constitutes a dinner event with cultural dancing and other presentations and performances.
July 6th every year
Tibetan New Year Celebration
This is a two-part celebration with a Sangsol ceremonial day event and an evening celebration gathering event. We Tibetans beginning of the new lunar year offer all good things in the form of fragrant smoke to the "four guests": 1) the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, etc., 2) the worldly protective gods, 3) all beings and 4) all harmful forces. By offering to harmful forces (traditionally called ghosts, demons, etc., but diseases, epidemics, social evils like extremism, etc. are included) we dissolve karmic debts that make us vulnerable to misfortune. Sang offerings are often performed on this new year's day to clear away obstacles and "start the new year with a clean slate".
1st day of each lunar year
Nobel Peace Prize Anniversary
Celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama being awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. His Holiness had consistently opposed the use of violence and instead advocated peaceful solutions that are fundamentally based on tolerance and a mutually beneficial middle way approach. The Nobel Committee lauded His Holiness for having come forward with constructive and forward-looking proposals based on negotiations for the solution of international conflicts, human rights issues, and global environmental problems. It also said His Holiness had developed his philosophy of peace from a great reverence for all things living and upon the concept of universal responsibility embracing all mankind as well as nature. It was with the offering of admiration and praise for these contributions that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee honored His Holiness with this globally most prestigious award.
Oct 6th of each year
March 10th Protest
Tibetan Nation Uprising Day
Tibetan Uprising Day, observed on March 10, commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the presence of the People's Republic of China in Tibet. March 10th is a day that serves as a reminder to all – especially to the Chinese government – that the spirit of the Tibetans who rose up 60 years ago grows stronger every day, and that a new generation of Tibetans is determined to complete the struggle that began over half a century ago and that a growing global community stands in solidarity with them in their fight for freedom.
March 10th of each year