Upcoming Special Events

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.

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.

Annual Events Celebrated by our Dharma Center

  • Saga Dawa Celebration – each May or June, depending on the lunar calendar
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday Picnic Celebration – each year around July 6th
  • Lama Tsongkhapa’s Day – each December — celebrated Dec. 18th this year
  • New Year’s Celebration of Prayers – around January 1st
  • Tibetan New Year’s Celebration – each February or March, depending on lunar calendar