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Kashag’s statement on the eightieth birth anniversary of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama

Kashag’s statement on the eightieth birth anniversary of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama.

On this joyous occasion of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, on behalf of Kashag andTibetans inside and outside Tibet, I would like to express our deep reverence to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.We pray for his long life and reaffirm our unwavering loyalty and devotion to him. Tibetans both inside andoutside Tibet, as well as millions of others touched by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of peace andnon-violence, observe this special occasion with immense delight.

We take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s loving parents,Choekyong Tsering and Dekyi Tsering, for blessing us with their precious son, Lhamo Dhondup.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family in Takster village in the Amdoregion of Tibet. Enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama at the age of five, eleven years later, at the tender age of 16,His Holiness had to take over the spiritual and temporal authority of Tibet. Faced with the tragedy of Tibet’sillegal occupation by the People’s Republic of China, His Holiness the Dalai Lama had to do without anysemblance of a normal childhood. The survival of Tibetan identity, and the future of an entire civilization,rested on his young shoulders. When His Holiness’ utmost efforts to ensure a peaceful co-existence betweenthe Chinese and Tibetans did not materialize, at the age of 24, His Holiness was compelled to go into exile inIndia.
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Monthly Monlam Prayer for Tibet

What: Monlam: Prayer Service for Self-immolation Martyrs of Tibet
Date: July 4th 2015 @ Sakya Monastery, Greenwood, Seattle
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Reminder: Guru bumtsok is scheduled on July 18&19 which is Saturday and Sunday lead by Tulku Yeshi  Rinpoche. Even if you cannot spend  for whole day, you can just come for few hrs a day. Tsok donation will be much appreciated.
Other Monthly Prayer Dates:
March 7th 2015 –
August 1st 2015 –
September 5th 2015 –

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North American Tibetans offer Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Place & Date: New York on Thursday & Friday, July 9 & 10, 2015

The 13th Conference of North American Tibetan Associations (NATA), held in Washington DC from August 30 to September 1, 2014 has unanimously resolved to offer a gratitude tenshug to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to celebrate his 80th auspicious birthday. The NATA’s prayers were graciously accepted. The Core Organizing Committee had two meetings in Minnesota in December 2014 and Washington DC in January 2015 respectively. These meetings discussed every aspects of organizing this grand event and gave final shape to what NATA plan to do.

In the meantime, the Office of His Holiness has advised that there is a slight change in His Holiness visit schedule and hence the North American Tibetan Association’s Gratitude Tenshug event has to be rescheduled. We are also happy to learn that we have been given an extra day of teaching by His Holiness. As such, Now the North American Tibetan Associations Gratitude Tenshug & His Holiness’ 80th auspicious birthday celebration will take place in New York on Thursday & Friday, July 9 & 10, 2015 instead of Washington DC, Saturday, July 11, 2015 as was announced earlier. Repeat please note the change of date to Thursday & Friday, July 9 & 10, 2015 in New York

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Sherpa Earthquake Relief

Sherpa Adventure Gear Relief fund for Nepal earthquake victims :
Every little bit helps at this point! Thank you so much!

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“From Kathmandu to Everest base camp, the horrific earthquake of April 25th has devastated the entire country of Nepal. Each day,the death toll rises, along with the need for water, tents, and medicine. Sherpa Adventure Gear is rushing to raise money and relieve the suffering. Please know that 100% of your donation will go for immediate relief on the ground through our Paldorje Education Fund network, already set up to benefit the children of Sherpa families in remote villages.

Through our contacts in each community, we will provide support where it does the most good throughout the long recovery. This is not the kind of adventure anyone seeks, but we are determined to see it through. Thank you for standing with us and giving what you can. Your good thoughts and deeds make a real difference here”