Please note that The Malta Buddhist Association will be reopening on Thursday 6th of February. As usual everyone is more than welcome to join us, and we look forward to seeing you all again and working together for a peaceful and blessed Wood Male Horse Year (Losar March 2nd 2014). Tashi Delek! Sarva Mangalam!
Please note that The Malta Buddhist Association will be closed from the 25th October 2013 until the 1st of February 2014. We hope and pray (impermanence permitting) that we will be back in February 2014 with new vigor and lots of blessings. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all happy holidays / merry Christmas and a happy new year. May the New Year bring lots of blessings to one and all.
Adrian Caruana was invited to be interviewed about Buddhism on the show “Intervista Ma’ Bundy” by the popular local presenter John Bundy, The program was transmitted live at about 7.00pm on Friday 20th of September 2013. The topics covered included the meaning of Buddhism, Buddhist meetings in Malta, how the emanation of H.H. the Dalai Lama is found, Buddhist views on life and in conclusion the non violent aspect of Buddhism was discussed, including the fact that even though China invaded Tibet in 1949 and many atrocities were committed and are still being committed in Tibet, the non violent approach was never compromised.
Please follow this link to watch the interview http://youtu.be/vsOecP55kEM
Please note that there will be no meeting on the 15th August. We look forward to seeing you again on the 22nd of August.
It is with great pleasure that The Malta Buddhist Association announces that the Ven. Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche has very kindly accepted our invitation to visit Malta to teach in 2014.
The Ven. Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche is a Nyingma Vajrayana Master who has studied with many of the greatest lamas of his generation. His root lama was H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. His retreat master was Changchak Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the linage holder of Jang Ter, Mindrolling, Pema Lingpa, Longchen Nyingthig and Dudjom Tersar. He received initiations from Minling Trichen Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Padma Norbu Rinpoche, Khordong Tulku Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche and Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche.
As well as being a Lama, The Ven. Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche is a very highly respected academic. Ven. Lopon Ogyan Rinpoche’s academic qualifications include: Sastri Pariksa (B.A.) 1975, Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi; Senior Diploma (M.A.) First Class, in Tibetan Language and Literature, 1977 Visva-bharati University Santiniketan, West Bengal; Acharya in Tibetan Nyingma Philosophy (Lopon) 1979 International Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Preservation Society, Kalimpong. Rinpoche has held a number of teaching posts in higher education: Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Literature, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, 1979-1994; Visiting Lecturer in Kelaniya University, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1998; Academic Consultant, University of Cardiff, UK, 2006-2009; Academic Consultant, University of Oxford (ongoing).
We are very happy to host the Ven. Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche and would like to share this amazing news with you all. We look forward to seeing you during the events with this superb scholar and very kind and compassionate Lama Rinpoche.
Please note that we will be closed on Thursday 18th July 2013. We plan to meet again on the 25th July. May all be Auspicious!
The Malta Buddhist is very glad to announce the visit of Lama Karma in June 2013. Lama Karma has made many friends in Malta who are all looking forward to meeting him again. And we are sure that if you join us for one of the events you will count yourself as one of his friends too.
These are a few of the events lama karma will be attending; we will keep you updated at a later date.
Wednesday, 5 June 2013 – Why Not? – Creativity Vortex – Mgarr 5.30 PM http://www.facebook.com/events/349756451810003/?ref=22
Thursday, 6 June 2013 7.00 PM - The Malta Buddhist Association weekly meeting. http://www.facebook.com/events/335355436585652/?ref=22
Friday, 7 June 2013 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM- Refuge and Shamata Meditation Retreat. http://www.facebook.com/events/283567205106811/
Saturday, 8 June 2013 10.00 AM till Monday, 11 June 2013 5.00 PM – Ngondro Retreat. http://www.facebook.com/events/555307984502883/?ref=notif¬if_t=plan_user_invited
Also visit http://maltabuddhistassociation.org/lama-karma-june-2013/ for more information!