Tangyur Reading or Reading of the Collection of Commentaries to the Buddha’s Speech May 27 (Wednesday) – June 2 (Tuesday) 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Deer Park will host a reading of the Tangyur, or the Collection of Commentaries to the Buddha’s speech. The Tangyur will be read in Tibetan. For those who do not read Tibetan, there are a few sutras available in English. These include: Vajra Cutter Sutra, the Sutra of Golden Light, and the Sanghata Sutra. Deer Park has a limited number of these sutras in English. If you have your own copies to read, please bring them.
The purpose for this reading is for the long life and good health of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The special purpose of this reading is for the quick reincarnation of our most beloved and precious spiritual guide and teacher, Geshe Sopa Rinpoche. The reading is also for the for the long lives and good health of Jangste Choje Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geshe Tenzin Dorjee la, Khentrul Lhundup Choden (Professor Yang), and all our precious teachers.
The reading is dedicated to world peace. If any Tibetan families would like to or are able to sponsor morning or afternoon tea with bread or lunch or dinner during one of the 7 days of Tangyur reading, please contact Thinley Namgyal at 608-332-8272. In order to plan for meals during this time, we request that anyone planning to attend any days of the Tangyur reading, contact Sherab at 608-332-7080 or email email@example.com to inform him of the specific dates you plan to attend.
Anyone is welcome to make a donation to this virtuous activity by sending a check to Deer Park at 4548 Schneider Drive, Oregon, WI 53575, and by noting in the memo “for Tangyur reading”.
Essence of Saka Dawa
Saka Dawa Guru Puja June 2 (Tuesday) at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 is the 15th day of the Tibetan month of Saka Dawa.
This day is the “essence of Saka Dawa” because it commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. On this day, the merit of virtuous activities is multiplied exponentially.
Deer Park will host a Guru Puja with tsok at 6:00 p.m. this day. You are welcome to bring cookies, fruit, etc. to offer as tsok. All are welcome to attend. As part of the puja, you are welcome to bring a nonperishable food item which Deer Park will donate to an area food pantry.
Wisconsin Tibetan Association would like to announce the 2015 Midwest Picnic will held in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. The Picnic will take place July 3-5, 2015. Please join us in celebrating His Holiness's landmark birthday
1. Opening ceremony with SangSol: 9:30 AM July 3rd 2015
2. Soccer game: 10:30 AM July 3rd, 4th and 5th
3. Basketball game: 11:30 AM July 3rd ,4th and 5th
4. Nite party: 9:30 PM July 3rd and 4th Friday and Saturday
5. Culture performance: 6:00 PM July 4th Saturday
6. Live concert: 6:00 PM July 5th Sunday
7. Trophy presentation: 8:00 PM July 5th Sunday
8. Closing ceremony:8:00 PM July 5th Sunday