IN MEMORIUM JENNETH WEBSTER


photo by Dyana Crummet

photo by Dyana Crummet

There will be two memorials to honor the life of our dear friend Jenneth Webster held here in NYC on August 1st and on August 10th. 2014. 

Jenneth Webster was one of Khyongla Rinpoche's first students in New York City and one of the first members of Kunkhyab Thardo Ling -- The Tibet Center.  She was a great friend to the Center and included us in several Asian fairs at Lincoln Center which helped us pay the rent.  She introduced us to many people who didn't know there were Tibetans or a Tibetan organization in the City.  

As Associate  Director, Programming of Lincoln Center Out Of Doors for almost 30 years, Jenneth offered hundreds of performing artists from countries and traditions throughout the world free programs before thousands of people. 

The first of two memorials, Lincoln Center is honoring Jenneth in a free public memorial on August 1 at 4:30 pm outdoors to the right of the Metropolitan Opera House featuring some of the artists who worked with her, as well as speakers.  When the event ends at 7:00 pm you are invited to go to the left of the Met where  Lincoln Center Out Of Doors will present many other artists.

http://lcoutofdoors.org/events/1700-a-celebration-of-jenneth-webster

And the second memorial for Jenneth ...

Praise Her Spirit

Celebrate the Life of Jenneth Webster

August 10, 2014, 4pm to 7pm

El Jardin del Paraiso Community Garden and Park

Enter East 4th Street, between Avenue C and D, adjacent to 309 East 4th Street.

Please join us as for a gathering to honor the life of Jenneth Webster, who left the planet on April 10, 2014.   We celebrate the life and work of our extraordinary friend - producer, spiritual being, and Tibetan Buddhism practioner - with informal offerings of food, words, music and dance.

The event is a picnic /Pot luck and we welcome you to bring food, drink (non-alcohol) and memories to share.  

Please contact Bonnie Stein with any questions, with performance or offering ideas, or if you need more detailed directions.

bonnie@gohproductions.org

With love and care,

Charles Allcroft, Bonnie Stein, Claudia Norman

MONK WITH A CAMERA SCREENINGS

Monk With A Camera  screens at the Cleveland International Film Festival March 26, 2014 

...and.has been invited to the Ashland Film Festival April 3rd through the 7th 2014!

Monk With A Camera will also be screening at the following venues...

FULL FRAME FILM FESTIVAL in Durham, North Carolina (this is one of the most important doc festivals in US)

the film will play on THURSDAY, April 3, at 1:20PM at the Fletcher Theatre (in Durham) - Producer /Director Tina Mascara will be attending.

SOUND VIEW CINEMAS, Port Washington (Long Island)

the film will play as part of the Elliman Film Series, on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30PM

Minneapolis, Washington DC, Taipei and New Zeland screenings to be announced soon. 

LIKE us on FB at Monk With A Camera or FOLLOW us on Twitter @monkwithacamera. 

The documentary chronicles the life and spiritual quest of our Khen Rinpoche Nicholas (Nicky) Vreeland, grandson of legendary Vogue editorDiana Vreeland, celebrated artist, and now a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

Directed, Written and Produced by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara of Asphalt Stars Productions

 

IN MEMORIUM...DR ALESSANDRA BINI

The Tibet Center was extremely saddened upon receiving the news that on February 26th 2014 our beautiful friend Alessandra M. Bini PhD had passed away. 

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Alessandra was a devoted buddhist practitioner, esteemed scientist scholar and the nicest heart you could ever meet. We will miss her very very much. The Tibet Center will say prayers for Dr. Bini this Monday March 3rd, 2014.

She is survived by her son Matteo Lorenzet. We will post information regarding funeral or memorial services as details are made available to us.

Dr. Alessandra M. Bini was the Program Director in the Diversity Training Branch within the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In this role, she oversaw funding mechanisms such as the Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) and the National Research Service Award Institutional Training Grants (T32) Supplements. In addition, she was involved in trans-NCI and trans-NIH activities.

From 2006 – 2010, Dr. Bini served as the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) for the Nuclear Dynamics and Transport (NDT) Study Section and for the Cell Biology and Development (F05) and Technology Development (F14) Fellowship Study Sections at the Center for Scientific Review (NIH/CSR). Earlier, she served as SRO in the review offices of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Prior to joining NIH in 2001, Dr. Bini was Associate Laboratory Member at the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Center (NYBC). Her research focused on the interaction of the matrix metalloproteinases system with the fibrinolytic system relevant in thrombosis, atherosclerosis, angiogenesis, and inflammation. She participated in the scientific review process for agencies such as the American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS, US Army) and the Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review Boards.

Dr. Bini received her Ph.D. in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine from Columbia University in New York for work on the role of thrombosis in the progression of human atherosclerosis. Previously, she obtained a Dr. Biol. Sci. degree from the University of Milano, Italy and trained and specialized in Pharmacology in the Thrombosis Laboratory at Mario Negri Institute, Milano, which pioneered new studies on the interaction between thrombosis and cancer and in the Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Center at the University of Leuven (Belgium). As part of her Dr. Biol. Sci. degree she studied behavioral-cognitive psychology and received further training in counseling at the Italian Association for Demographic Education. Dr. Bini was Head of the Coagulation and Fibrinolysis Research Unit at Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Italy and a Visiting Scientist at the New York Blood Center.

MONK WITH A CAMERA

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November 24, 2013, "Monk With A Camera" will have its World Premiere at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam!
http://www.monkwithacamera.com/

The documentary chronicles the life and spiritual quest of our Khen Rinpoche Nicholas (Nicky) Vreeland, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, celebrated artist, and now a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

Directed, Written and Produced by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara of Asphalt Stars Productions

 

TTC ANNOUNCES NEW RETREAT HOME

The Tibet Center is happy to announce the purchase of a new retreat home in South Orange, NJ in late October 2013.

The Tibet Center will still be based and hold weekly classes in New York City, NY. The retreat home will perform separate and additional functions such as the hosting of teachers, seminars, meditations and retreats.

We will have an inaugural White Tara meditation this Saturday - November 9th at 1:30pm. There will be a lunch reception after the meditation in celebration of its opening.

Those interested in attending please send an email to Darren Smith @ dsmith@thetibetcenter.org.  

The Tibet Center Retreat Home - 502 Ridgewood Road North, South Orange, NJ 07079.

You can take NJ Transit from NY Penn Station to Mountain Station, South Orange, NJ.  You then walk West on Montrose Ave approximately 1/4 mile to the corner of Montrose and Ridgewood Road. We are located on that corner to the right.

http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainTo  

 

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#HHDLNYC

THE GERE FOUNDATION AND THE TIBET CENTER ARE HAPPY AGAIN TO ANNOUNCE THAT HIS HOLINESS THE 14th DALAI LAMA WILL GIVE TEACHINGS, OCTOBER 18-20, 2013 at THE BEACON THEATRE NEW YORK CITY, NY 

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on:

The Heart Sutra

The Sutra of the Recollection of the Three Jewels

The ninth chapter of The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, by Shantideva

HIS HOLINESS WILL BESTOW AN INITIATION INTO:

The Buddha Establishing the Three Pledges

Sunday October 20th, 2013 PUBLIC TALK - THE VIRTUE OF NONVIOLENCE

 

 

 

 

Tickets for His Holiness Go Onsale Tues Sept 3rd at 9am EST

Tickets for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's upcoming October 2013 teachings at the Beacon Theatre New York, NY will go on sale via www.ticketmaster.com starting Tuesday September 3rd at 9am EST. 

To purchase tickets go to www.ticketmaster.com or visit www.dalailamany.org.

October 18, 19 and 20th, 2013 His Holiness the Dalai Lama will teach.

The Heart Sutra

The Sutra of the Recollection of the Three Jewels

The ninth chapter of The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, by Shantideva

Also, His Holiness will bestow an initiation into:

The Buddha Establishing the Three Pedges (Thupa Damtsik Sumkoe)

On Sunday afternoon October 20th, 2013 His Holiness will give a public talk on The Virtue of Nonviolence.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama to give teachings in NYC Oct 2013

THE GERE FOUNDATION AND THE TIBET CENTER ARE HAPPY AGAIN TO ANNOUNCE THAT HIS HOLINESS THE 14th DALAI LAMA WILL GIVE TEACHINGS, OCTOBER 18-20, 2013 at THE BEACON THEATRE NEW YORK CITY, NY 

on:

The Heart Sutra

The Sutra of the Recollection of the Three Jewels

The ninth chapter of The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, by Shantideva

HIS HOLINESS WILL BESTOW AN INITIATION INTO:

The Buddha Establishing the Three Pledges

THERE WILL ALSO BE A PUBLIC TALK

More details regarding ticket sales will be posted here soon. 

If you are ordained Sangha and interested in attending these teachings, please contact The Tibet Center at 718 222 0007 or dsmith@thetibetcenter.org

 

 

Friends of The Tibet Center Launch Matching Fund Drive Spring 2013

Support Friends of The Tibet Center's Spring 2013 Matching Fund

On May 16 2013 we met and exceeded our Matching Fund goal of $15,000 for a total of $18,541. Friends of The Tibet Center has agreed to match the entire amount raised by supporters. We are now able to pledge $37,082 toward our new home!

If you haven't yet donated you can still show your support. Please check the site for updates and news regarding the Residence Fund.

April 2013

Please donate to this great opportunity, TTC's Matching Fund Drive Spring 2013. Friends of The Tibet Center have generously endowed us with a matching fund of $15,000. We now ask you to join us to raise $15,000 during this drive. Give what you can in any amount and together when we reach $15,000 your donation dollars will be matched and doubled! Through the generous support and hard work of donors like you and the grantor, $15,000 will become $30,000 towards the purchase of The Tibet Center’s home here in NYC. 

TTC on the passing of America's composer Marvin Hamlisch.

We are sadden to learn of the passing of America's (and NYC's) composer Marvin Hamlisch.
Our condolences go out to Terre, his wife of 25 years. We continue to pray for both our friends Marvin, Terre and family. 

A Celebration of Life, services in honor of Marvin Hamlisch, is open to the public this Sunday and Monday.

For information go to http://www.marvinhamlisch.com/

Visitation & Funeral Information
Visitation : OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Date: Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Date: Monday, August 13th, 2012
Hours:2:00–5:00pm
AND 7:00–9:00pm
Venue: Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home
Address:1076 Madison Avenue (@ 81st Street) 

New York, NY 10028

 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche congratulates Khen Rinpoche Nicholas on appointment

 Zopa Rinpoche congratulates Khen Rinpoche Nicholas on appointment in the new July 2012 Mandala magazine..."Nicky's actions have been that of a serious and proper disciple of [Khyongla] Rinpohce. He as built Rato Gompa with so much thought and research, he deserves to be abbot." ~ Lama Zopa Rinoche

Pick up the new July / Sept 2012 edition of Mandala for this and other fpmt articles. 

http://www.mandalamagazine.org/archives/mandala-for-2012/july/