Khenpo Choejor needs money to care for his ill father

Dear Friends and Students of Khenpo Choejor,

Khenpo Choejor has written to ask our aid.
He urgently needs money to care for his ill father.

If you would care to donate to him, please mail your check by June 23, 2015 to
Dorje Ling Buddhist Center
3253 Shallowford Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341

(Notate “Khenpo Choejor” in the memo space.)

Donations are tax deductible and every gift will help.

To minimize Western Union fees,we will combine all contributions and send them on June 30.

Children vitamins for Little Lamas in Nepal

A medical doctor and fellow Kalachakra practitioner is currently collecting a supply of children’s vitamins for delivery to the little children lamas in the Jonang monastery of Nepal.

This will assist in the children’s diet which are currently nutritionally borderline adequate, and help them overcome some chronic medical conditions due to malnutrition.

This vitamin supply drive will be sent out the week of Thanksgiving from Dorje Ling Buddhist Center in Atlanta in co-ordination with the medical doctor in charge.

If you would like to help in purchasing some vitamins for these wonderful little lamas, please read below:

  1. we agree on a certain single vitamin preparation.
    The one from Amazon would be fine unless someone has a better suggestion
  2. everyone who wants to do this orders one or more bottles from Amazon on their credit card, to be delivered either to them personally or to Dorje Ling Buddhist Center – Atlanta, c/o Ted Lee – doctor in charge, 3253 Shallowford Rd NE
    Chamblee, GA 30341-3632
    (770) 451-7715
  3. You can also make a small donation from the link on the right.
  4. after all these have arrived we’ll FedEx or DHL all together to the manager of monastery in Nepal–I anticipate shipping will cost around $50-60, maybe more but we will be assured that the package reaches its intended destination.

9 bottles will last 4 months, 13 bottles will last 6 months–I hope we can send at least 9 bottles.

Maybe we can allow 3-4 weeks for everyone to place orders and for them to arrive & plan to send out shipment the week before Thanksgiving?

warm regards to all,
happy Lhabab Duchen –
Kathy Sacklin (TCBC)

ThanksGiving Schedule Updated

Friday after Thanksgiving , we will still share a potluck with our dear Teacher

And there is NO teaching due to a translator holiday.
If you want to bring your family, please do so they can meet Khenpo.
Khenpo loves kids ( of all ages).
Please bring whatever you like and let’s
meet earlier ( 5:50 PM???) so we can have dinner around 6pm

Green Tara  Practice

Sunday @10:30am- open to all

Drivers’ Ed for Khenpo:
We still need folks to practice driving with Khenpo.
If you have an automatic car and want to help Khenpo,
Please !! Call the center.
Khenpo loves the chance to learn.

Thanksgiving Week Schedule:
Friday night the day after Thanksgiving–
Please RSVP if you would like to have a pre-teaching dinner
so we can celebrate with Khenpo-la.

We need a head count of those who might attend.
Would someone like to coordinate?

Thank you.
Please feel free to forward.

Khenpo Choejor Returns to Atlanta

Khenpo Choejor returns to Atlanta this Saturday after traveling and teaching for nearly five months.
Dorje Ling is thrilled to have him back and is hosting a dinner in his honor at
7 pm, Sat. Oct 16.

Khenpo Choejor

Khenpo Choejor

All friends of the center are welcome to attend, and please bring a dish to share (Khenpo loves vegetarian food, but whatever you bring is wonderful). Khenpo is always happy to meet new people and enjoys children too, so feel free to bring your family. It’s a tradition to greet your teacher with a khata, but your presence is more than enough.

And we have a big SECRET request!! The founder of our center, Amy Lee, has a birthday on Sunday, so the welcome dinner will double as a surprise birthday party. She has made many Dharma teachings available for all of us. Let’s surprise her with a birthday cake. Shhh!

Volunteers Needed to Prepare for Khenpo

The Friday night Book Study group will do some house cleaning for Khenpo’s arrival, and we need as many additional volunteers as possible at 7:30PM this Friday, Oct. 15. We’ll need the grass cut, windows dusted, floors swept and downstairs arranged. Bring any cleaning products/tools you have.

If you can’t volunteer, you can still contribute by donating items on the center’s wish list:

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Kitty litter (Ellen may need help buying Advantage for Karpo Kitty)
  • Grocery items for Khenpo (especially vegetables)
  • Tea
  • Soap
  • Laundry detergent

Special Guest, Douglas Duckworth

Douglas Duckworth, one of our dear translators, and his family will be staying at the center this weekend while attending the events for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit at Emory. We will invite them to share in our community dinner so you can help us welcome him and hear the voice of our translator in person!

Thank you!! If you have other ideas for ways to prepare for Khenpo, please contact

Up Coming Teachings in Italy

We are pleased to announce Tulku Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s teaching tour in Italy this February. For those of you who joined us last winter in Italy for the great Kalachakra empowerment and teaching tour, we hope that you continue this year. For others interested in these teachings, we invite you to join in Tulku Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s visit.

In Collaboration with Dorje Ling Jonang Buddhist Centers and Mandala Centers, Italy

Itinerary in Italy:

Saturday, Feb. 14: Mandala Buddhist Center
10am – 12 & 2pm- 4pm: Teachings on Kalachakra

Sunday, Feb. 15: Mandala Buddhist Center
10am – 12: Teachings & Vajrapani Empowerment
3pm – 5pm: Vajrapani Empowerment Continued

Saturday, Feb. 21: Samten Ling Mandala Center
5pm – 8pm: Teachings on Kalachakra

Sunday, Feb. 22: Samten Ling Mandala Center
10am – 12: Teachings & Manjushri Empowerment
3pm – 5pm: Manjushri Enpowerment Continued

Wednesday, Feb. 25: Mandala Buddhist Center
8:30pm – 10pm: Meditation Session with Tshog Feast

Venues in Italy:

Mandala Centro Studi Tibetani, via Martinetti 7, 20147 Milano, Italy

Mandala Samten Ling, Casale Campiglie 84, 13895 Graglia (Biella), Italy

Website: Mandala Center
Email: centromandala AT libero DOT it