• First Sunday of Each Month: Green Tara practice (open to all, transmitted to us by Lama Norlha Rinpoche, Green Tara is the main form of the bodhisattva Tara, the mother of liberation who protects living beings from fear. )
  • Second Sunday: Red Tara practice (open to all, transmitted to us by Lama Inge of Padma Ling in Spokane, WA, though certain aspects of the practice require specific empowerment by a qualified Lama. Meditative visualization and prayer in which enlightened mind is visualized in the form of Red Tara, a powerful feminine deity)
  • Third Sunday: White Tara practice (open to all, transmitted to us by Khenpo Samdup of Gar Drolma in Dayton, OH, White Tara’s special function is to promote long life, both for the practitioner and for others. Ultimately, she is the very nature of the dharmakaya, and her practice is a means for attaining liberation.)
  • Fourth Sunday: Medicine Buddha practice (open to all, the healing power of all the Buddhas is focused and made accessible for use in this world – anyone, Buddhist or not, can ask to have a loved one who needs healing to be included in the dedication)
  • Fifth Sunday: teaching or practice (open to all)


  • Newcomer Tea: Are you interested in learning about Tibetan Buddhism? We have a time for that! Come and meet us and talk about Buddhism before our regular practice!


  • Meditation, liturgy, and teaching: Our weekly service consists of samatha meditation, seven limb practice and a teaching. Everyone – especially those new to Tibetan Buddhism – is invited to attend.



  • Monday Evening Insight Meditation Sangha: Guided meditation, discussion and a loving-kindness practice. See Knoxville Insight Meditation Sangha for more information. Everyone’s welcome!



  • Tuesday Night Book Group: We are currently reading: Zen Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki

    Everyone’s welcome!


5 responses to “Schedule

  1. Tashi Dalek!

    I’m was a member a long long time ago before moving away. I have returned and desperately need a sangha. When is the next available meeting?

    • Hi Claire
      We are in the process of moving to our new space at 501 Arthur St. You could come and join us Thursday night at 6:30 for a short Chenrezik practice and discussion or join us Saturday at 9:00 am and help us load up and move!



  2. Hello, I am a student at Tusculum University where I am taking a World religion class. I have selected Buddhism as 1 of 2 religious groups that I am interested in learning about. My husband and I would like to attend the 1st sunday Oct 7th for the Green Tara practice and also the meditation, Liturgy, and teaching from 11-12:15. I would like to know what kind of clothing your place of worship would like for me to wear or any other information that I will need to know in order to stay in proper respect. Thanks again for your time and help.

  3. Good morning and respect to all,
    My name is Andrew Doran, I am a full-time student at Roane State Community College; at the OakRidge Campus. Currently I am enrolled in the Pre-Nursing program and taking a World Religion class. According to the instructor and the class info I am required to write a term paper that is due on the 18th of this month. I would like to attend a service at your facility to observe and take notes; and write a paper on my experience of what I have observed. Please let me know as to when I would be able to come and also the things that would be respectful to your facility. Thank you for your time; with much respect and gratitude.

    • Hello Andrew

      I think there are three possibilities that would be useful to you…

      Tuesday night 7:45-9:00, we have a book group where there is discussion of the book we are reading and sometimes other topics.

      Thursday night 6:30-7:30, we chant a Tibetan Buddhist practice for the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig

      Saturday at 10 am to 4 pm, Geshe Dadul Namgyal will be visiting and giving a talk on Madhyamaka, which is a Buddhist philosophy regarding the nature of reality. This would be the best, except that you wouldn’t have much time to write your paper!

      You are welcome to attend any of these. Dress is casual and no other preparation is necessary.

      Kind Regards,

      Tom Cleland

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