Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen and the students of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Center in Long Beach, California, are greatly honored and deeply pleased to be hosting His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama on September 12, 13, and 14, 2006 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
This year’s teachings, while open to everyone interested, will be focused toward practicing students of Buddhism. Our time with the Dalai Lama will be divided into one day of teaching and two days of initiation. On the first day His Holiness will teach from Arya Nagarjuna’s splendid and concise text Jangchup Semdre, Commentary on Bodhicitta (mind of enlightenment). In the subsequent two days, His Holiness will confer an initiation entitled “The 16 Drops of the Kadampas”.