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September 7, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Losel Maitri will be holding a Medicine Buddha meditation retreat!
Meditation practice will begin at 9:00AM on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
Everyone is welcome to attend the day-long event. There will be a lunch break and a few tea breaks throughout the day.
Please, bring a vegetarian dish to share for a pot-luck lunch.
We look forward to seeing you all for a day of practice and meditation!
July 14, 2015
Many thanks to everyone for making our celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's birthday such a great time!
Click on the picture below to see photos from the event.
If you couldn't make it this time, we'll look forward to seeing you next year!
June 30, 2015
No meeting this Sunday, but a special meeting the following Sunday
There will be no book study or practice this coming Sunday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day.
The following week, we will have a special gathering.
Join us for a pot-luck meal in place of our regular activities on Sunday, July 12th,
in celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's birthday.
Feel free to bring friends, family, and, if you can, a vegetarian dish to share.
Come and help us celebrate. There will be plenty of food, fun, and fellowship for all!
May 30, 2015
A New Book for Sunday's Beginner Class
We hope you will join us for our study of the book Introduction to Emptiness by Guy Newland.
Class starts at 1:00 PM on Sundays. See you there!
January 2, 2015
Happy New Year!
We wish you a happy new year. May this year be your most fortunate yet!
November 14, 2014
Reunion in Birmingham
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Tenzin Deshek, October 24, 2014.
July 28, 2014
Losel Maitri awarded Best of Birmingham
Losel Maitri was recently awarded the Best of Birmingham Award for Buddhism Faiths and Practices. We are honored to receive this award,
and are so happy to contribute to the Birmingham and Alabama community.
December 23, 2013
Special News! Dalai Lama to visit Birmingham in 2014
Wonderful news! His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting Birmingham in 2014. For the full story, please check the Birmingham News article here:
November 25, 2013
Thanksgiving Schedule Change
Book study and practice on Tuesday November 26 is cancelled. Also, the Introduction to Buddhism class on Sunday, December 1 is cancelled (but we will have Sadhana Practice at 2pm).
October 28, 2013
Sunday Class Schedule Change
The Sunday Intro to Buddhism Class will be cancelled on November 3rd and 10th. Thanks!
September 26, 2013
Tea and Cookies this Sunday at 2pm
Please join us this Sunday, September 29, at 2pm for tea and cookies instead of our regular Sadhana practice. Please feel free to bring a small dessert or beverage for everyone to enjoy!
September 9, 2013
Class cancelled this Sunday, September 15
The Introduction to Buddhism Class for this Sunday, September 15 is cancelled. Sadhana practice will still be held at 2pm.
August 29, 2013
Class & Services cancelled for Labor Day Weekend
The Introduction to Buddhism Class and Sadhana Practice for this Sunday, September 1 is cancelled. We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, September 3rd. Have a good holiday!
July 2, 2013
Come celebrate the Dalai Lama's Birthday on July 6
Happy 78th Birthday to His Holiness the Dalai Lama!!
April 30, 2013
Special Guest Ken McLeod to do Q&A Session this Sunday
We are very honored to have Ken McLeod, the author of Wake Up To Your Life,
join us this Sunday, May 5th, for a Question and Answer session. We read and discussed this book at length on our Tuesday Book Study, so this is a fantastic opportunity to ask the author any questions you may have.
February 8, 2013
Schedule Changes for this week
A couple schedule changes for the next week or so:
Our normal schedule resumes Tuesday February 19.
November 21, 2012
Schedule for the Holidays
Here's the Holiday Schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Buddhism for Beginners class on Sundays at 1pm will not meet until January, but we will still have Sadhana Practice at 2pm on Sundays, except where noted below. Tuesday night services and Book Study will meet throughout all of December, with the exception of Christmas and New Years Day.
Our normal schedule resumes Sunday January 6.
November 2, 2012
Schedule Changes for this week
A couple schedule changes for the next week or so:
Our normal schedule resumes Sunday November 11.
August 1, 2012
Sunday August 5 Class & Practice Cancelled
The 1pm class and 2pm Sadhana Practice on Sunday August 5 is cancelled. Normal schedule will resume on Tuesday, August 8th.
July 19, 2012
Upcoming Schedule Changes
Please note the following cancellations to our regular schedule.
We will resume our normal schedule on Sunday August 5.
July 9, 2012
New book for Tuesday Night Book Study
We are starting to study a new book, How Things Exist: Teachings on Emptiness, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, during our Tuesday night Book Study. We are very excited to read this book, so we hope you will join us!
July 2, 2012
Potluck on Sunday July 8 to celebrate His Holiness Birthday
Come join us on Sunday, June 8th at 1pm to celebrate the 77th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama! Bring your favorite vegetarian dish and a smile!
May 21, 2012
No practice or class on Sunday, May 27
We will not have Class or practice on Sunday, May 27. Happy Memorial Day!
April 7, 2012
No practice or class on Easter Sunday
We will not have Class or practice on Sunday, April 8. Happy Easter!
February 24, 2012
New Text for Tuesday's Book Study
Our Tuesday Book Study just finished Wake Up To You Life, by Ken McLeod, and will begin studying His Holiness the Dalai Lama's book Answers: Discussions with Western Buddhists, next week. Please join us as we work through this great book.
January 17, 2012
New Book for Sunday's Intro to Buddhism Class
The Introduction to Buddhism Class that meets on Sunday will begin using Buddhism for Beginners, by Thubten Chodron, on this Sunday January 22nd. We invite everyone to join us!
December 22, 2011
We will not be meeting on Sunday, December 25th or Sunday, January 1st. We will still meet on Tuesday, December 27th, and the regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.
November 8, 2011
Class and Practice are cancelled on Sunday November 13.
The Intro to Buddhism class and Sadhana Practice on Sunday November 13 is cancelled. We will resume regular schedule on Tuesday, November 15. Thanks!
October 19, 2011
No class or prayers on Sunday or Tuesday, regular schedule resumes on Sunday, Oct 30
The Intro to Buddhism class and Sadhana practice on Sunday October 23 is cancelled. Also, Book study and Prayer Services on Tuesday, October 25 are cancelled. We will resume our regular schedule on Sunday, October 30.
September 19, 2011
Regular Schedule has resumed
After a summer of activity, Losel Maitri has resumed the regular schedule of Book Study and Services on Tuesday nights, and the Intro to Buddhism class and Chenresig Sadhana on Sunday afternoons. We wish everyone a great start to the school year, and will see you soon!
July 1, 2011
Schedule Changes for July
Please see our modified schedule below for July 2011. Due to the July 4th holiday weekend and Lama Deshek attending the Kalachakra in Washington DC, a few of our regular meeting dates are cancelled:
Our regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, July 19 with Book study at 6pm and Services starting at 7pm.
Also, please wish His Holiness the Dalai Lama a happy birthday on July 6. He will be turning 76 years young!
February 25, 2011
Celebrate Losar with Potluck Meal on Sunday, March 6
Happy Tibetan New Year 2138!
We are going to celebrate the Tibetan New Year on Sunday, March 6th with a Potluck meal! Please come to the center at 1pm and bring your favorite vegetarian dish. We want to celebrate the New Year of the Rabbit with you, so we hope everyone is able to come.
January 11, 2011
No meeting tonight, Tuesday, January 11
Due to hazardous weather conditions, we will not meet tonight for Book Study or Services. We will continue our regular schedule on Sunday, January 16.
December 30, 2010
Mandala Construction in January at BSC
We are pleased to announce that the Venerable Lama Tenzin Deshek will be constructing the Chenresig Sand Mandala during the month of January at Birmingham Southern College's Durbin Art Gallery.
Please check back here often, as we will post more details as they become available.
December 19, 2010
Precepts offered on Tuesday, Dec 21
On Tuesday, December 21st, after our book study, Lama Deshek will offer Refuge, Lay Precepts and Bodhicitta Vows for anyone who wants to make these commitments.
December 10, 2010
Please see the holiday schedule listed below. We will continue to meet on Tuesdays, but our Sunday schedule will be different. Thank you all for a wonderful year, and many good wishes to you and your families through the holiday season.
Also note that today, December 10th, is the day that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
October 12, 2010
Please note that we will not meet on Sunday October 17th or Tuesday October 19th due to events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Atlanta. We will resume the regular schedule on Sunday, October 24. Thanks!
July 12, 2010
Dalai Lama's Birthday Party
We had a wonderful birthday party for His Holiness the Dalai Lama last Tuesday, July 6. We were honored to have a delegation of spiritual and religious persons from Sri Lanka join us, and we hope they continue to have a wonderful visit to the United States. Many thanks to everyone who came and brought delicious treats!!
July 1, 2010
Potluck Party for the Dalai Lama's Birthday
On Tuesday, July 6 at 6:30pm, we will be celebrating the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama by hosting a Party Potluck. Please bring appetizers such as chips, dip, dessert, snacks, sweets, etc., and we look forward to seeing you there!
June 18, 2010
New Book for Tuesday Book Study
February 3, 2010
Losar Celebration Planned for Sunday, February 14
Happy Tibetan New Year 2137!
We are going to celebrate the Tibetan New Year on Sunday, February 14th with a Potluck meal! Please come to the center at 1pm and bring your favorite vegetarian dish. This is a particularly auspicious occasion this year, as the Tibetan, Mongolian and Chinese New Year all fall on the same day. We want to celebrate the New Year with you, so we hope everyone is able to come.
December 13, 2009
Congratulations to Lama Deshek on gaining US Citizenship!
This past week, our Director the Venerable Lama Tenzin Deshek travelled to Atlanta to take his US Citizenship Test. He passed with flying colors, and is now an official Citizen of the United States of America! This is wonderful news, and we hope that everyone will take a moment to congratulate him on his accomplishment!
In other news, we are planning on holding our regular schedule throughout the holidays. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable season, and look forward to seeing you all at the center.
September 1, 2009
Book Study to Discuss Chenresig Sadhana
After finishing up The Joy of Living last week, the Tuesday Book Study will read through the Sadhana of Chenresig, which is the prayer we recite every Sunday at 2pm. The text is available at the center, so we encourage you to come and study this important practice with us!
November 8, 2009
Book Study to Start New Book
Our Tuesday book study is now reading What Makes You Not a Buddhist, by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse. As always, we will read sections of the book in class and discuss, and we invite everyone to attend!