What’s Happening in Knoxville’s Tibetan Buddhist Community

Visit this page regularly to keep up with Losel Shredup Ling’s activities.

Also, please check out our Schedule page to see weekly and monthly scheduled activities.

LSLK 30th Anniversary

Sunday, December 17, 1:30-4 pm Let’s gather and celebrate Losel Shedrup Ling of the three times! All are invited to a potluck lunch at Lotus Light Contemplative Community Center to share food and memories. We will provide beverages. We look forward to seeing you! Please email Tom (tmc37931@yahoo.com) ASAP to let us know you plan to attend and what you might bring by Saturday, Dec. 16. A headcount just helps us plan ahead. PHOTO REQUEST! Do you have photos from time spent at LSLK? We are...

Geshe Dadul Namgyal is missing

Geshe Dadul Namgyal, the founder of Losel Shedrup Ling, has gone missing after going for a walk from his monastery, Sravasti Abbey, in eastern Washington state.   Your prayers are greatly appreciated.   You can find updates here

Our 30th Anniversary Sunday! Postponed

Sunday, October 29 1:00 PM This year marks 30 years since the incorporation of Losel Shedrup Ling of Knoxville!! We will have a potluck lunch at 1:00 pm after practice to gather and celebrate LSLK of the three times!     Please let us know if you plan to come by sending an email to Tom Cleland at tmc37931@yahoo.com so we will know how many to expect. Of course all are welcome to attend practice that day and, as this is a fifth Sunday, we plan to discuss some ideas for the future...

Tashi Kyil Tour at LSLK

The Tashi Kyil Tour will visit Lotus Light Thursday - Sunday, September 7-10. This will be educational and fun for everyone! Lots of activities for all ages! Click Here for the Details

The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM Starting June 28 In Person and Online with Lama Karma Cost: Not Nothing (see below) Following last summer’s program on the Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, Lama Karma will begin this summer with teachings on the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. A list of commentaries on the root verses are found here: https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Thirty-Seven_Practices_of_the_Bodhisattvas He will use books from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Khenpo Sodargye,...

Chenrezig – Bodhisattva of Compassion

with Lama Zangmo        In Person      Saturday and Sunday April 22 - 23          10 am - 4 pm both days Suggested donation: $30 per day or $60 for the entire weekend (scroll down to the donation button). During this retreat we will discuss and practice the Chenrezig sadhana and compassion itself in terms of view, meditation, and application. The view is our perspective, our approach, to the practice. Meditation includes deity meditation as a technique and how it relates to other dharma...

Membership Meeting | Sunday, June 5, 2022

Please plan to attend our membership meeting Sunday, June 5 at 3 PM. Attendance is open to current members as well as other heart-centered folks with an interest in Buddhism and contemplative practices. We are planning to meet in-person at Lotus Light as well as on Zoom. In this meeting we will elect our Board of Directors, discuss development of our Community Council (formerly know as the Steering Committee) and discuss other organizational plans to help us reopen and more effectively...

How to Practice Dzogchen

We will be joining the webcast of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center with Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche on Sunday, January 23 at 10:30 AM for a teaching on   How to Practice Dzogchen (Regular Sunday Practices will be preempted for this event.)   Click Here for Details   Pith Instructions on How to Practice Dzogchen, the Great Perfection of the Ultimate Nature By the Great Mahasiddha and Scholar Patrul Rinpoche   Everyone who is interested in attending these...


Join us for this special teaching from Lama Yeshe Chodron and for the Lotus Light Center REOPENING!   Sunday, July 4th at 10 AM   The session will be held in-person at the center and online via Zoom.   Click here for more information!

Tai Situ Rinpoche Online June 5-6

  Tai Situ Rinpoche will offer online teachings this weekend, Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 on The Two Most Critical Things in Life. Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa is the 12th in the Tai Situ line of Enlightened masters. Guru Vajradhara is holder of the Palpung Lineage. He is the head of Palpung Sherabling India, and numerous Palpung monastic communities and Centers worldwide including Milarepa Osel Cho Dzong  mountain retreat center in Happy Valley. Rinpoche will offer...


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