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April 4, 2016

Regular Schedule Change

We will now hold our meeting during the week on Wednesday nights instead of Tuesday nights. Our next meeting will be Wednesday night, April 6th, at 6 PM for Book Study and 7 PM for practice.

Sunday's meetings will not change.

The new regular schedule will be as follows:

Sundays:

Beginners' Book Study - 1 PM

Practice - 2 PM

Wednesdays:

Book Study - 6 PM

Practice - 7 PM

Remember, there is no meeting this Tuesday, April 5th.

We will meet the following night, Wednesday, April 6th, at 6 PM.

See ya there!





March 8, 2016

Tibetan Uprising Day



March 10th marks the 57th anniversary of the Tibetan resistance against the Chinese invasion and occupation of their country. Observance of this day is to stand together with the Tibetan people in recognition of their ongoing struggle for self determination. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on March 10th, 1989,

"Today we pay special tribute to the courage and determination of the Tibetan people, so many of whom have given their lives for our just and noble cause. The suffering to which our people have been subjected during these decades marks the darkest period in our long history.

The struggle of the Tibetan people is a struggle for our inalienable right to determine our own destiny in freedom. It is a struggle for democracy, human rights and peace. Most of all, it is a struggle for our survival as a people and a nation with a unique civilization."

Please, join us in remeberance of the hardships endured by these peaceful people who, in their exile from and occupation of their homeland, have given the rest of the world the gift of their beautiful and unique culture. Thank you for your support.





March 6, 2016

Sad News



On February 29th, in an attempt to bring attention to the suffering of the Tibetan people, two young Tibetans self-immolated and subsequently died, one in Tibet, named Kelsang Wangdu, who was 18 years of age, and one in India, named Dorjee Tsering, who was only 16 years old. The sadness of this loss for the Tibetan community and all those sympathetic to their plight is difficult, if not impossible, to put into words.


There will be a special practice held at our normal meeting time on this Tuesday night, March 8th.


Please, join us for this practice. Help us to show support for and solidarity with all who have been affected by these tragic events.






February 16, 2016

A Few Updates



There is a new photo page with the pictures from this year's Losar celebrations.

Click HERE to see them.


Losel Maitri now has a Facebook page.

We will use this new page to help post important updates and schedule changes.

Click HERE to check it out.


Also, our Tuesday night book study is starting a new book.

Join us to read and discuss this insightful text by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.





February 9, 2016

Losar Tashi Dalek!



May you all have a happy and fortunate New Year.

It was good to see everyone who could make it to the Center for our Losar celebration and thanks for all the delicious food!

Below are some pictures of the event.

If you were unable to attend, join us for a pot-luck meal this Sunday, February 14th at 12:30PM. Please bring a vegitarian dish to share and help us to continue our celebration of the Tibetan New Year.

Together we'll all have a great start for the year of the fire monkey!





November 11, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Losel Maitri will be holding a Vajrasattva meditation retreat!



Meditation practice will begin at 9:00AM on Sunday, November 15th, 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!



A New Book for Sunday's Beginner Class

We hope you will join us for our study of the book Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod.

Class starts at 1:00 PM on Sundays. See you there!

Tuesday Night's Book Study

Please, join us to complete our study of the book Introduction to Emptiness by Guy Newland.

Book Study starts at 6:00 PM on Tuesdays. Hope you can join us!





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:

Dalai Lama set to make pilgrimage to Birmingham in 2014





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).

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!





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!

The Intro to Buddhism Class will still be held at 1pm. Please come for class and stick around for tea and cookies!





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!!

Come join us on Saturday, July 6 at 12:30pm for a vegetarian pot luck to celebrate His Holiness's birthday. Please bring any veggie dish, drink or dessert you'd like. Remember to come to our new location, 3224 Green Valley Road.





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.

He will be joining us at 2pm, right after the 1pm Intro to Buddhism class. Please join us for this special occasion!