HH Dalai Lama's Birthday Celebration!

The wish-granting Wish-Fulfilling Jewel,
Source of every single benefit and happiness in this world,
To the incomparably kind Tenzin Gyatso, I beseech:
May all your holy wishes be spontaneously fulfilled.

– Prayer of the Long Life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is having a birthday, and we invite you all to come celebrate with us! As the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness has devoted his life to bringing happiness to all living beings everywhere

On the event of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso’s 89th birthday, come celebrate with Shantideva Center as Venerable Robina leads us in praises and practices compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

The very best gift we can give to our kind teachers is the offering of our own sincere spiritual practice. As part of this evening’s events, we also invite you to come prepared with a photo of His Holiness, and an additional offering of tea and sweet food, to be used in our practice together. Bring Your Own Bodhicitta!

Additional Materials

  1. The Heart Sutra (via FPMT store)
  2. HH Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration Prayers
  3. Shantideva Center Dedication Prayers Desktop Friendly Version (PDF) , Mobile Friendly Version (PDF)
  • Dedication Prayers
  • Long Life Prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama
  • Swift Return Prayer for Lama Zopa Rinpoche (FPMT v.3), by H.H. Dalai Lama


About the Teachers

Venerable Robina Courtin has worked full-time for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, since her ordination in the late 1970s. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom. Venerable Robina is known for her straightforward and energetic teaching style, helping people discover the potential of their own minds with clear explanations about Tibetan Buddhism and how to apply it to their lives.

Visit her website at https://www.robinacourtin.com.

Venerable Amy MillerVenerable Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Venerable Choden Rinpoche. She has previously directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.