Lama Tashi, multi-phonic chant master and Geshe (Ph.D. equivalent)

We are honored that Lama Tashi provided extensive Buddhist teachings this past Autumn. We look forward to welcoming him back later this summer. More information is available on our Events Calendar and on our Special Events page. Please visit our Support & Connect With Us page to be placed on the Jefferson Tibetan Society mailing list to receive notification of these activities.

Celebration of H.H. the Dalai Lama’s 89th birthday!

On Saturday, July 6th at 1:00 p.m at Unity of Charlottesville’s Fillmore House, join us in celebration of H.H. the Dalai Lama’s 89th birthday, with meditation, long life prayers for His Holiness, recitation of the Heart Sutra, and a Dharma talk on understanding the Heart Sutra practice in the context of Buddha’s teachings on the Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma, followed by social time with some birthday cake! Advance registration is strongly encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.

The Art of Happiness: Connecting Study and Meditation Practice

Beginning April 20, join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m at Unity of Charlottesville’s Fillmore House for a new reflection and meditation series based on H.H. the Dalai Lama and psychiatrist Howard Cutler’s bestselling book, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living. Learn more about the series here. Advance registration is requested due to space limitations. To register for individual events in the series, visit our calendar of events.

About Lama Tashi

Geshe Ngawang Tashi Bapu (a.k.a. Lama Tashi ) is former Principal Chant Master of Drepung Loseling Monastery, one of the largest monasteries of the Dalai Lama. In 2006, Lama Tashi was nominated for the Grammy Award for his album “Tibetan Master Chants” in the “Best Traditional World Music”. Lama Tashi has led Long Life Puja Chanting for the 14th Dalai Lama, the Eminent 99th and 100th Gaden Tripa Rinpoches and many more highly revered masters. The Long Life Puja is a very popular traditional healing ceremony that involves a multiphonic chant performance to heal the listeners and increase their life span. Lama Tashi also led the chanting performance of the Traditional Great Prayer Festival at Bodh Gaya presided over by the 14th Dalai Lama in 2002.

Lama Tashi served as the Principal and Director of the Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies, Dahung, India from 2003-2012 and 2012-2018 respectively. While at the Institute he taught Buddhist Philosophy to University level students.

The Jefferson Tibetan Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation, gratefully accepts tax-deductible donations towards the support of Lama Tashi, our programs, our temple, and our development of a retreat center in Central Virginia. Please visit our Support Us page to learn more about ways you can provide support.