This past Sunday and Wednesday at the Center for Spiritual Awakening were wonderful; last Sunday, Rinpoche gave a teaching on ‘Contentment, the Supreme of Wealth‘ with the help of expert translator Jampa Tharchin (David Molk) and musician Michael Martinez. On Wednesday, Dr. Ginger Chih spoke about her new book, ‘Spiritual Journeys: Stories and Pictures of the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in Exile’, and shared photos and stories of His Holiness and the Tibetan people in exile. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche also spoke briefly about his early life and experiences meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama after fleeing Tibet. Thank you so much to our friends at the CSA for their kindness and hospitality!

To watch a recording of Wednesday night, please check out the CSA’s YouTube channel: 

Additionally, you can also see this past Sunday’s teaching on ‘Contentment, the Supreme of Wealth‘ at the CSA:

“In the northern pure land of Tibet, a land of Dharma, 

Encircled by a ring of snow mountain ranges, 

You are a treasure of compassion, the source of all 

That benefits all beings and brings them happiness. 

The great Noble Chenrezik in human form, 

You, Tenzin Gyatso, are the crown jewel of 

The oceans of those who uphold the Sage’s teachings, 

May you live unwaveringly until the end of existence.

At this very moment, for the people and nations of this earth, 

May not even the name of disease, famine, war, and suffering be heard, 

But rather may pure conduct, merit, wealth, and prosperity increase, 

And may supreme good fortune and well-being always arise!”

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