The Jefferson Tibetan Society's primary function is
to provide teaching and meditation practice in the Tibetan Buddhist
tradition, as exemplified by His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings.
Our resident Lama of 25 years, Venerable
from Drepung Loseling Monastery has passed from our world He demonstrated physical signs of a very high level of
spiritual realization at the time of his passing and we are so grateful
for all the guidance he provided to our sangha and the central Virginia
community. As it was Geshe-la's wish for our Dharma center to
continue to function as a teaching & practice center, the following
activities are offered:
Please note that we are no longer having our Wednesday evening class
Saturday sessions are at 11 AM and are focused on
meditation, Heart Sutra and Equanimity and Compassion practices.
There will be no sessions on Saturday, Feb 11th or Feb 25th.
Our next Saturday session for silent mediation, prayers, and the
Heart Sutra will be on Saturday February 18th at 11AM. This
session will include instruction on equanimity/compassion practice
for all the turmoil in the world.
On Saturday, March 4th at
11AM, we will be celebrating the first week of the Tibetan New Year
with meditation, reading of the Heart Sutra and continued
equanimity/compassion practice for ourselves, our country, and our
All are Welcome!
Buddhist Class Series:
Our Saturday sessions meet at our temple at 118 Olinda Drive,
Charlottesville, Va. 22903, which is about 5 min. from U.Va. Please e-mail Jts108va@aol.com if you have any questions or need directions.
Schedule page for additional
information on upcoming events. Many special events and workshops are offered throughout the
RECENT PAST EVENTS:
New Years Eve Practices
December 31st, 5:00pm to 7:00pm and January 1st, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
We will be having special New Year's Eve & New Year's Day practices
and hope you'll join us! We'll be focusing on purification meditation
), shamatha meditation
, & the Heart Sutra
blessings for our wisdom practice. (Please note that we will be
doing a form of Vajrasattva meditation that does not require having had
the empowerment.) It's a good way to end the year & start our
new year off on the right foot. We'll be dedicating our practice
for personal purification, for the well-being of our center, and for
increasing peace in our world
Annual Lama Tsongkhapa Day Celebration
Join us December 5th 2017, at 11:00am at the temple. We will
start with 15th minutes silent meditation then we will be practicing "
The Hundreds of Deities of the Land of Joy". This is a recitation and
reflection upon the 1st Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gedundrup's writting
entitled "The White Snow Mountain in the East" and is remembering the
kindness of Tsongkhapa...
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The Jefferson Tibetan Society was founded in 1982 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational