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October Dharma Festival - Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace

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Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace - San Antonio

759 W. Oak Estates Drive

San Antonio, TX 78260

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San Antonio has a wonderful new spiritual center in the making! The process is underway to establish the Tibetan Buddism Center for World Peace San Antonio. Two highly qualified Tibetan monks, Lama Passang Gelek and Geshe Thupten Dorje, will bless the enterprise in an opening weekend celebration.

The celebration and blessing will include (check back for exact times for each day):

• Friday 10/20 at 6 pm: peaceCENTER and the City of San Antonio Charter for Compassion
• Saturday 10/21 at 11 am: Tibetan monks perform a traditional puja blessing followed by lunch
• Sunday 10/22 at 2 pm: Blessing of the Animals followed by casual afternoon tea and music

SInce 2005, an informal group of San Antonio Buddhist practitioners has been recieving ongoing teachings from Resident Teacher Lama Passang Gelek and Geshe Drakpa—as well as several visiting guest teachers. In 2017 the opportunity arose to re-locate the teaching venue, and to establish a Buddhism Center for all interested persons. The launch weekend celebration includes:

Friday — Rev. Ann Helmke and representatives of the peaceCENTER will share the story of how the peaceCENTER and its sister organization CompassionNet worked to advocate for San Antonio's Mayor and City Council to formally adopt the 2017 Charter for Compassion. Light dinner and refreshments provided.

Saturday — Lama Passang and Geshe Dorje will conduct the official blessing and ritual puja to mark the opening of the Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace - San Antonio. Geshe Dorjee will share a teaching on the essential practices of Buddhism, and an informal box lunch will be provided.

Sunday — All are invited to bring their family pets and companion animals for a Blessing of the Animals by Lama Passang and Geshe Dorje. The event will take place on the center's huge lawn and be kid-and-animal friendly. AFter the blessing an informal afternoon Tibetan Tea Party will take place on the terrace and deck.

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