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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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/

Press Release: Venerable Nicholas Vreeland appointed Abbot of Rato Dratsang

Press Release –

The Tibet Center is proud to announce that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has appointed its Director, The Venerable Nicholas Vreeland, as the new Abbot of Rato Monastery, which is based in India.  This is a historic moment; this is the first time that a Westerner has been appointed as abbot of an important Tibetan Buddhist monastery.  On making the appointment, in Long Beach California on April 20, 2012, The Dalai Lama stated, “Your special duty (is) to bridge Tibetan tradition and Western world.” 

Vreeland will split his time between The Tibet Center in New York and the monastery in India. The original Rato Monastery, located on the outskirts of Lhasa, Tibet, was established in the 14th Century to preserve the teachings on Buddhist logic. By 1959, Rato had grown to 500 monks, with scholars from all the great monastic universities of Tibet converging there every year for a month of intense philosophical and logical study and debate.  In 1983, the monastery was reestablished in a Tibetan refugee settlement in the south Indian state of Karnataka, where two years later Vreeland became a monk and began his monastic studies.  He sat for his Geshe degree (Doctorate of Philosophy) in 1998, after which he returned to New York to assume duties as the Director of The Tibet Center —Kunkhyab Thardo Ling — where he had first begun his studies of Buddhism with the Center’s founder, the Reverend Khyongla Rato Rinpoche in 1977. 

The Tibet Center has been a co-host, with the Gere Foundation, of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visits to New York a number of times, including two public talks in Central Park and teachings at Radio City Music Hall.  Vreeland has edited the New York Times bestseller, An Open Heart, and the recently released, A Profound Mind, both authored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 

Though there are over 1,000 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, Rato Monastery is one of only a dozen important Tibetan Government monasteries under the Dalai Lama’s patronage.  Today there are approximately 100 monks at Rato ranging from the age of 6 to 90. 

Vreeland has been a photographer since he was 13 years old, and assisted Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. A recent exhibition of his work, entitled Photos for Rato, toured major cities around the world and raised most of the funds needed for the construction of Rato Monastery’s new campus and temple, which was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama on January 31, 2011.

TTC remembers Adam Yauch

 

 

The Tibet Center and all its students are deeply saddened and mourn the loss of our brother and fellow student Adam Yauch. A true music pioneer, he influenced a generation. His many charitable works have been of enormous benefit to the cause of Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan people. We will miss his warmth and friendship. The Tibet Center sends prayers to his family. May he be born in a completely pure realm.

Liner notes from 'Compassion in Emptiness' DVD...

"First of all, let me say that there is no one on this earth who I have greater respect for than His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In my  younger years, I would have hesitated to bow before anyone. These days, I no longer feel that, and bow before His Holiness without hesitation. By any ability I have to tell, His Holiness' intentions are 100% pure. He is a living, walking Buddha. He will claim that he is not, but that humbleness is part of the Buddhist tradition, and I am honored to count myself among his students...and being able to be involved with putting together this set of DVDs and helping to make copies of his words, thoughts and images available to people is the greatest work that I can imagine being involved with."

~ Adam Yauch

 


Photos: Vensa Manua Lazar