Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse Monastic College to Offer a Series of Events, July 1- 21, 2020

 The California Institute of Human Science (CIHS) in Encinitas, CA will be welcoming the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastic College—to lead a course on Tibetan Buddhism, as well as a series of healing and empowerment ceremonies. Each offering is designed to help illuminate the nature of mind and provide us with the courage and renewal needed to meet the challenges of a modern life.

This series, which begins on July 1 with a Vajravidarin Healing Ceremony, provides an open door to all who wish to deeply integrate body/mind/spirit and Highlights also include a Medicine Buddha Empowerment (bringing to light the inner capacity for healing), a Vajrasattva Empowerment (associated with the purification of karma and removal of obstacles) and a White Tara empowerment (associated with compassion and long life).

The Community Events series will be held online. Some events may be held onsite the California Institute for Human Science, which is located at 701 Garden View Court, Encinitas, CA 92024. These events are only open to a limited number, with prior registration via our website.


All events are open to the public.   

To register, you may purchase tickets at:  https://www.cihs.edu/event-registration

 A zoom link will be sent upon registration.







These lectures introduce the lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, with emphasis on historical and cultural contexts;  the stages of the path, known as Lamrim; Madhyamika (middle way) philosophy; tantra theory and practice; and teachings on death, Bardo and rebirth. This series will take place over five meetings.  Price:  $250


 All of the teachings will be offered from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on the following days:     

  • Thursday, July 2 -  Part 1

  • Thursday, July 7-   Part 2

  • Tuesday,   July 9 -  Part 3

  • Tuesday,  July 14 - Part 4

  • Tuesday,  July 21 - Part 5



Wednesday, July, 1, 7:00 - 9:00 pm


This ceremony is a ritual of purification and has three stages:  purification and removing of negativities, removing subtle negative imprints; and offering protection. Price:  $30



Sunday, July 12, 4:00 - 5:00 pm


Manjushri is a wisdom deity of Tibetan Buddhism who wields a powerful sword used to cut through ignorance. There are wrathful and peaceful forms.  This empowerment is for a peaceful form.  Wisdom helps us see what needs to be done and what is to be abandoned.  through this practice we receive clear energies to do this. Price: $30



Wednesday, July, 15, 6:00 - 8:30 pm


Vajrasattva is the Buddhist deity of Purification.  This practice purifies all negative actions committed by our body, through our speech, and in our minds.  All that has been contaminated by our body. Vajrasattva practice is also capable of uprooting and purifying the negative imprints that we have carried over from our previous lives.  This empowerment will include the transmission of the 100 syllable Mantra. Price: $30 



Saturday, July 18, 4:00 - 6:30 pm


The Medicine Buddha empowerment is meant to establish a special connection between the participant and the deity.  Once this relation has been developed and strengthened through the empowerment, the participant will become more open to receiving the benefits of the healing powers of all Buddhas.  Price:  $30



Sunday, July 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm


White Tara is called the "Mother of all Buddhas"  She represents the energies of graceful power, compassion, purity and long life.  She is one of the main deities used by both Tibetan Yogi /Yoginis and lay practitioners in the practice of requesting a long and healthy life.  Known particularly for her swiftness in fulfilling the long-life wishes of the practitioner.  White Tara is looked to for happiness and inspiration through the mantra OM TARE TUTARE TORE SOHA. The White empowerment is meant to establish a close relationship between the recipient and the Bodhisattva:  Price:  $30


                                         SPECIAL THANKS FROM THE MONKS  OF THE SACRED ARTS OF TIBET TOUR                                                                    

The monks arrived in the United States in early February. They were on tour in Northern California when the novel Coronavirus required them to return to their stateside monastery, Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling, Long Beach, CA for the quarantine.  During this time, the tour monks and resident monks at GSTDL have offered daily prayers and the creation of Four Sacred Sacred Mandalas that were dedicated to the healing and well-being of all sentient beings. Sheltering the monks during this difficult time has been made possible by the kind donations of their sponsors.


The monks are also grateful to JiHyang Padma, Ph.D, Contemplative Care Chaplaincy / Consciousness & Healing, California Institute for Human Science, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology for making these tour events possible so that people can still benefit from the Tibetan Buddhist teachings from the comforts of their homes.


The monks are looking forward to getting back on the road as it becomes safe for them to travel and for the public to gather.  They look forward to seeing new and old friends.  However, while they may not be able to offer all of their sacred arts in person during the quarantine, the monks are available to host online group teachings, healing ceremonies and empowerments.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the tour director, Lobsang for more information:  (562)224-3072.