Tibetan monk returning to Valhalla Grand Hall
Tibetan monk Losang Samten will be returning to the Valhalla Grand Hall in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a special fireside teaching and meditation. He will also be teaching in Reno, Truckee, and Chico in October and will be creating a Sand Mandala at the University of Nevada-Reno.
Samten most recently appeared at the Tibetan Cultural Festival at Valhalla in South Lake Tahoe in September, where he taught several classes and created a Sand Mandala at the Grand Hall. Pictures of the festival are available at Losang’s Web site, losangsamten.com. Losang will create a Sand Mandala at UNR in the Ansari Business Building, at the UNR Campus from Oct. 15-25 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The dismantling ceremony is scheduled for noon on Oct. 25. It is free and open to public.
For more information about the Mandala or the schedule, call the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the UNR Art Department at (775) 784-6658 or (775) 784-6655.
The other teachings, including the one at Valhalla, will involve meditation, discussion, chanting (mantra), visualization, healing, socializing, and relaxing (experiencing bliss). There is a suggested donation of $10-$20 per session.
Oct. 16 – RENO 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Tibetan sacred chanting, dance, meditation at Yoga Loka, 6135 Lakeside Drive. South of McCarran, past Ridgeview. Information: yogalokareno.com.
Oct. 17 – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Fireside Meditation and Teaching. Valhalla Grand Hall in the Tallac Historic Site, 3 miles north of the “Y” on Highway 89. You may want to bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking area. Suggested donation: $15. Information: Dave or Jan Arnett (530) 525-1900, email@example.com
Oct. 20 -TRUCKEE, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tibetan sacred chanting, dance, meditation. Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Rd. Information: tahoeyoga.com, (530) 582-1415.
Oct. 21 – TRUCKEE, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tibetan tea offering ceremony. Home of Anna Toso, 15354 Icknield Way (Glenshire). From old Truckee, take Glenshire Drive for 7 miles, go left on Dorchester, left on Manchester, left on Icknield, house is second to last on the right. Information: (530) 582-4656.
Oct. 22 – RENO, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lorna Benedict’s meditation studio, 626 Humboldt St.
Oct. 24 – RENO, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Generosity, Compassion, Healing. Lakeside Community Church, 4685 Lakeside Drive. Information: lccreno.org.
Oct. 25 – RENO, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Dorje Namjum Purification Ceremony to bless the environment and all beings (including ourselves!). Home in Galena Forest, 1050 Blue Spruce. Go up Mount Rose Highway, left at Douglas Fir, first left onto Blue Spruce, house is the third driveway on the left after the curve. Information: (775) 322-1004 (bring flashlight).
Oct. 27 – CHICO, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One Day Retreat to include: 37 Buddhist Practices, Green Tara Teachings and Meditation, and Tibetan Yoga. Bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothing. Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue, Chico, CA. Cost: $60.. Information: (530) 894-2129.
OCT. 28 – CHICO, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dorje Namjum Purification Ritual. Purifying the Environment, Ourselves and Others, all negativity is purified. This ritual is 2,500 years old, passed from techer to student. Losang received this practice from his teacher, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and he will teach it to us. Chico Dharma Center. Directions: North on Cohasset past airport, left on Ryan, Right on Marauder, Left onto cul-de-sac. Suggested Donation: $20 ($15 for Losang Samten and $5 for Chico Creek Dhama Center).
OCT. 29 – CHICO, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation and instruction in Medicine Buddha Practice. Spiritual Enrichment Center, 2565 California Park Drive. Suggested donation: $20 ($12 for Losang Samten and $8 for Spiritual Enrichment Center).
OCT. 30 – CHICO, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tibetan Tea Ceremony (Come with a wish!). Home of Ann and Joe Abbott, 874 Vallambrosa Avenue. Suggested donation: $15.