Monday, July 25, 2016

Dalai Lama opens center in Ithaca, NY

CC Liu, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly;;
Thank you, USA! After aligning with the West, Vajrayana has grown in popularity.
Namgyal Monastery opens in Ithaca, New York, USA (
The current Dalai Lama, 145th in an ongoing line, recently had a birthday.
Namgyal has off-site summer retreats.
The 14th Dalai Lama recently helped open a Vajrayana Buddhist monastery in Ithaca, New York.

One may ask, Why Ithaca? It's near Varna, comedian and Wisdom Quarterly reader Dale Waddel reminds us.

It might also be that Prof. Robert Thurman's Tibet House was not enough to satisfy American curiosity about Tibetan Buddhism and culture.

The center is now open for classes, blessings, sand mandala building, talk hosting, intensives, and events.

The Dalai Lama visits Tibet House, run by Prof. Robert Thurman (

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