HH Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration!
with Ven. Amy Miller

Tue Jul 6, 7–9pm EDT ONLINE

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, the Dalai Lama has devoted his life to bringing happiness to all living beings everywhere–and his 85th year was no exception. This past year has been a whirlwind of activity for His Holiness (in real life and virtually): from furthering his message of religious harmony by continuing to hold interfaith dialogues; to meeting with Greta Thunberg, climate scientists, and an array of other thought leaders; to publishing the second volume in his “Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics” series; and giving precious teachings on foundational texts from Chandrakirti, Nagarjuna, and Tsongkhapa.

On the event of the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso’s 86th birthday, come celebrate with Shantideva Center and join a special evening of praises and practices, which were compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The evening will be led by Venerable Amy Miller in our virtual gathering space, from your home on July 6 from 7-9pm.

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!

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend.

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If you don’t immediately receive the email(s) with the Zoom information, or you have questions about Zoom or accessing the class online, please contact us at [email protected].

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Dana for the Teacher

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About the Teacher

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.