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Sera Jey Monastery

Address: Bylakuppe  Mysore District Karnataka 571104
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Gelug order of Tibetan Buddhism
Phone: 91-8223-258435
Fax: 91-8223-258781
E-mail: office@serajeymonastery.org
Website: http://www.serajeymonastery.org
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Main Contact: Abbot  Email  (Phone: 91-8223-258435)
Teacher: Acharya Geshe Lobsang Palden  
Spiritual Director: Acharya Geshe Lobsang Palden  Email  (Phone: 91-8223-258435)
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Sera Jey Monastery is one of the three main monasteries of the Gelug tradition (Lama Tsong Khapa_ in Tibetan Buddhism.  It is founded in 15th century in Tibet by Kunkhyen Lodroe Rinchen Senge.

The Monastery is primarily involved in imparting The Five Main Treatises of Mahayana Buddhism, in traditional monastic system as followed in Tibet :-

  1. Prajnaparamita    (Perfection of Wisdom)
  2. Pramana vartika (Valid Cognition)
  3. Madhyamika (The Middle Path)
  4. Vinaya (Monastic Discipline)
  5. Abhidharma (Phenomenology)

The Monastery awards the Geshe on the successful completion of the courses & Lharam Geshe the highest monastic scholarly title on merit. 

Besides, the monastery follows its traditional culture & practices; and is involved in disseminating the Buddha Dharma & promoting peace & harmony.

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Songsten

Address: Songtsen, Chanteloube La Bicanderie 24290 Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère France  Dordogne
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingmapa Tibetan
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 50 75 24
E-mail: info@songtsen.org
Website: http://www.songtsen.org/songtsen/EN/contact.php
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Spiritual Director: Kangyur Rinpoche/H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche  
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Songtsen is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving and making accessible the culture and wisdom of Tibet and to helping communities in difficulty, particularly in the Himalayan region. It takes its inspiration from the extraordinary compassion of Kangyur Rinpoche, one of the greatest Tibetan lamas of the last century. Songtsen represents more than 30 years of aid projects and cultural activities initiated and followed through by a group of Tibetans and Westerners.

Most of the organization’s office structures, as well as its teaching and retreat facilities, are located on the Côte de Jor, a forested ridge with spectacular views over the Vézère valley. The Chanteloube, Siddhartha and KRF offices are located in a restored French house known as La Bicanderie. Nestled in a secluded hillside and surrounded by forest are the traditional retreat centres of Thekchok Osel Chöling and Thekchok Ngayap Chöling.


Tana Monastery (Tana Dharma Society)

Address: No. 5, Jalan SS17/2L,   Subang Jaya Selangor 47500
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: +603-5632 6103
Fax: +603-5632 3995
E-mail: admin@tanamonastery.org
Website: http://www.tanamonastery.org
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The Tana Monastery is a seat of Yelpa Kagyu, one of the earliest monasteries in Tibet. In 1009AD, Tana Monastery was founded in a place known as ‘Tana’ meaning ‘Horse Ear’ in Tibet by the Lord Protector, Sangye Yelpa, the founder of Yelpa Kagyu.

Tana Monastery, South India was built by the late Tana Tulku Rinpoche from Tibet in 1975. Tulku Pema Rinpoche, the present Abbott of Tana Monastery, South India continued Tana Tulku Rinpoche’s work and in 2000 with the help of the kind efforts of some donors, the monks quarters were built.


Tibetan Buddhist Healing Practices

Address: Atkinson House, 1st Floor, 145 Stanley Street   Townsville Qld 4810
Tradition: Gelugpa
Affiliation: Australian Institute of Tibetan Healing Practices, Sydney
Phone: 0423075575
E-mail: tbhpi@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://www.noproblems.org.au
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Teacher: Gen-la Chris Yangchen  
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Overcoming Problems – 2017 course enrolment now open

Overcome Stress, Anxiety, Anger, Transform Adversity; relevant – practical – life changing

Overcoming Problems was formally recognised in 2008 as a new form of Buddhism for Westerners to overcome problems.

The course founder, Gen Chris Yangchen, is a Tibetan Buddhist nun and has been teaching for 26 years.

These innovative classes:

Have an openness that allows you to explore for yourself

Take a holistic approach to overcoming stress & negative habits

Include meditation and mindfulness

are multidimensional and down to earth

are remarkably insightful and resonate on a personal level

improve relationships with others

are user friendly for those who want to change

demystify mind, western culture and conditioning

are taught with humour, understanding and compassion

Course starts Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 at 6:50pm (late enrolments close 20th September 2017)

Level 1, 145 Stanley Street, Townsville City

0423 075 575

www.noproblems.org.au

Patron:  H.H. Khalkha Rinpoche, Head of the Jonang Tradition & Buddhism in Mongolia

Spiritual Director: His Eminence Khejok Rinpoche


Toronto Mahamevnawa Bhavana Asapuwa

Address: 11175 Kennedy Road   Markham Ontario L6C 1P2
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Mahamevna Bhavana Asapuwa
Phone: (905) 927-7117
E-mail: info@mahamevnawa.ca
Website: http://www.mahamevnawa.ca
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thera  
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Mahamevnawa is an organization of monasteries established for the sake of spiritual development of human beings through the teachings of the Sakyamuni Buddha. The organization was established by Most Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnananada Thero on 1999 and within less then 7 years it grew up to more 30 monasteries more then 300 monks and unprecedented number of lay devotees. The Toronto center is the First Mahamevna center outside Sri Lanka established on 9th of July 2006 by Most Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnananada Thero.

Services: We provide Dhamma Talks in Sinhala and English (English on Fridays) and two Monthly Uposotha Day Eight Precept program. We provide special programs for Children and Youth, and also special Dhamma talks and visiting Dhamma talks. Feel free to call us for more info. All activities are free.


Tubten Kunga Center for the Study of Tibetan Buddhism

Address: 201 SE 15th Terrace Cove Plaza  Deerfield Beach FL 33441
Tradition: Mahayana, Tibetan, Gelupa tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: 954-421-6224
E-mail: TubtenKunga-subscribe@yahoogroup.com
Website: http://www.tubtenkunga.org/
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Resident Geshe/Teacher: Geshe Konchog Kyab  
Main Contact: Elaine B.  Email  (Phone: 954-421-6224)
Teacher: Residnet Teacher Geshe Konchog K  
Spiritual Director: Alex S.  Email  
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Our Mission – Authentic Teachings with a Modern Perspective

Our goal at Tubten Kunga Center (“TKC”) is to help students achieve their maximum potential for wisdom, happiness, and compassion. Our programs present Buddhist teachings in an authentic and traditional manner, without compromising their integrity. At the same time, we attempt to adapt the presentation of these teachings to modern mentalities, sensibilities, and situations. Our resident teacher, Geshe Konchog Kyab, has spent many years teaching to western students in the United States and Europe, following his extensive training in the Tibetan monastic system. We are also fortunate to be a part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, which has been teaching Buddhism in the West for several decades.

Our Students – Ordinary People from All Backgrounds

At TKC, you will find students from all walks of life. Most people who attend classes and events at our center are not Buddhists, but are attracted to Buddhism’s message of peace, compassion, and wisdom. Our students are young and old, married and single, and from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. We provide an engaging selection of classes to suit all levels of interest and effort. We also attempt to foster a community atmosphere, where people can come when they need support during difficult times. We invite you to become a part of our Dharma family, or just drop in as you please!

Our Method – Education, Meditation, Community Service

We follow the inspiration of Lama Zopa Rinpoche , spiritual director of the FPMT, and present a variety of courses and programs aimed at improving the hearts and minds of all people. We believe that a combination of study, practice, ritual, and community service is the optimal method for progressing towards enlightenment. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of classes and projects, to suit their schedules and interests. Most importantly, we expect students to take what they learn into their hearts, and carry it into their every-day lives. At work, at home, in traffic – we help our students cultivate the tools for a happier lifestyle, and a more peaceful environment.

Our Lineage – The FPMT and the Gelugpa Tradition

At Tubten Kunga Center, we have been handed down one of the most authentic and unbroken lineages in Buddhism. We adhere to the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, which is the main lineage kept by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. Gelugpa Buddhism began in Tibet with the great scholar and practitioner Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1453), who personally founded many of the great Tibetan monasteries, and was tutor to the first Dalai Lama. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) has helped share this tradition with the rest of the world, through their network of monasteries, centers, and study groups. The FPMT was founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. We are pending re-affiliation with the FPMT, and are honored to serve south Florida.

Our Heart – His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

We are supporters of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government-in-exile. Our resident teacher, Geshe Konchog Kyab, is a lifetime student of His Holiness, and we derive many of our teachings from the Dalai Lama’s commentaries and teachings. We strongly believe in the Dalai Lama’s mission of peace, harmony, and freedom for all people.

Our Organization – Volunteer Staff, Donor Supported

We are a non-for-profit organization, and we have been serving South Florida for over 10 years. Our “staff” is comprised 100% of volunteers, who give their time to serve TKC’s students. Even our resident teacher, Geshe Konchog Kyab is a volunteer. Geshe la does not receive a salary from TKC, although we do cover his living expenses and provide him with a very modest stipend for his daily needs. We rely 100% on donations and purchases from our shop to support our expenses. This is truly your center!

Our History – From Study Group to Center

Tubten Kunga Center was founded in 1994, under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, by Jacqueline Keeley. For many years, the group was composed of a core cluster of interested people, who met in public venues and at private homes. In 1999, thanks to the generosity of our donors, students and practitioners, the Center moved into a physical facility. Since May of 2000, we are grateful to host Lama Geshe Konchog Kyab as resident teacher.


Yogi Tsoru Dechen Rinpoche Foundation

Address: 3239 West Trade Ave. Unit 10   Coconut Grove FL 33133
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan,
E-mail: info@ytdr.org
Website: http://www.ytdr.org
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Teachers: Tulku Tsori Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Public Relations  Email  
Spiritual Director: Tulku Tsori Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

The Yogi Tsoru Dechen Rinpoche Foundation was created to provide Westerners access to the Buddha Dharma (Path of Awakening), and to supply Compassion and Wisdom to all human beings. The founder and spiritual leader of YTDR Foundation is Tulku Karma Gyurme Sonam Rinpoche, who is recognized as a Lama - a term reserved for senior members of the Tibetan Order.

YTDR Foundation is a non profit organization. All proceeds directly benefit the people of Tibet, and help ensure the survival of their culture.


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