May all sentient beings
- have happiness and its causes.
- be free from suffering and its causes.
- never be separated from sorrowless bliss.
- abide in equanimity free of bias, attachment and anger.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Celebration
Sunday, July 5th at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Please join us for a potluck/picnic to celebrate HH the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. We will be conducting a few short long-life prayers, offering incense, hanging prayer flags, and offering traditional white scarves to His Holiness's throne for His long life. We will also be showing a short documentary about His Holiness.
Everyone is welcome. If you desire, you may bring a potluck item to share, but it is not required. Parking: All visitors, please kindly park your cars in our parking lot on Bernhard or park legally on the street. Do not block our friendly neighbor's driveways.
10:00 am Procession of HH the Dalai Lama's portrait with the monks
10:05 am Tibetan National anthem
10:10 am Offering Khatas (white scarves) to His Holiness's throne
10:20 am Long life prayer of His Holiness
10:35 am (Video) Praise to HH by Western devotee members
11:40 am (Video) Birthday song by Tibetan Children with Rev. Desmond Tutu
11:45 am Short documentary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
11:50 am Incense offering prayer
12:00 pm Hang prayer flags outside on trees
12:10 pm Tea and sweet rice
12:20 pm Lunch/potluck
1:00 pm Musical performance with different artists, including a Tibetan group circle dance. Everyone is welcome to join the Tibetan group circle dance and enjoy this day of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebration.
3:00 pm End of the program
There will be a children's jump house available for the kids, but please make sure that all children are supervised by a parent. Please be aware that there is poison oak around the property. As a precaution, please do not let children touch any of the greenery around the property.
We wish you all very happy holidays with your families and friends and hope to see you in 2015!
Ven. Thupten Donyo
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