Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Center

2117 E. Yandell Dr. El Paso, TX 79903

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Upcoming Events

Losang Samten's Teachings & Empowerment

Heart Sutra Oral Transmission & Teachings

We are happy to announce that Losang Samten, our spiritual director, will be in El Paso once again from Oct. 16 through Oct. 21!

Monday, Oct. 16 - Oral Transmission and Teachings 6:30- 8pm.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 -  Cont. Oral Transmission and Teachings - 6:30-8pm.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 - Cont. Oral Transmission and Teachings - 6:30-8pm


"The Heart Sutra is one of the most frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Many people have said many different things about what the Heart Sutra is and what it is not, such as being the heart of wisdom, a statement of how things truly are, the key teaching of the Mahayana, a condensation of all the Prajnaparamita Sutras (the Buddha’s second turning of the wheel of dharma), or an explanation of emptiness in a nutshell."

These events will be held at CTBCC. 2117 E. Yandell  
Fee: $10 per class (no one will be turned away due to lack of financial means)

**Annual Fundraising Dinner** - Friday, Oct. 20 - 6-10 pm ... Details to Follow
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Green Tara Empowerment/ Blessing

Thursday, Oct. 19 - 6:30 - 8pm

"Tara is a female Buddha, the beautiful embodiment of fearless enlightened wisdom. Tara means ‘liberator’ in that she liberates all beings from all fear and suffering. During this empowerment, we will engage in a blissful guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with Tara’s enlightened mind. Through receiving her powerful blessings we can swiftly actualize our own potential for fearless wisdom and compassionate action."
"Green Tara is often called the grantor of wishes, Green Tara brings blessings into your life. She radiates compassion, allowing her to quickly grant your wishes and remove obstacles that are in your way. She guides and protects us as we journey through life. She aids in healing and transforming, shielding us from fear, anxiety and adversity. The Goddess Green Tara is praised for her ability to overcome the most difficult of situations."

Event will be held at CTBCC. 2117 E. Yandell  
Fee: $10 (no one will be turned away due to lack of financial means)

Disaster Relief Fundraising Dinner

Time:      6:30-9:30pm
Where:   Historic Little Temple,  906 N El Paso St.
What:    -Tibetan/Indian Dinner prepared by Losang Samten, spiritual director of CTBCC and excellent cook!!!!
             - Music by Soo Kyong Kim - received her training at the Julliard School where she earned her Bachelor and Master                  of Music Degrees in Performance. She has played the viola professionally in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Currently                    she teaches and freelances in the Philadelphia area.
              - Talk by Losang Samten on "Practicing Compassion in the midst of Natural Disasters".  
              - Dharma items for purchase
Why:      - To raise funds for those affected by the earthquake in Mexico City, and the hurricanes in Houston and Puerto Rico. 
Cost:      - $20 per person 
                Tickets may be purchased online at 
                or at the Center located at 2117 E. Yandell (before or after regularly scheduled classes).  RSVP is required due to                    limited seating.  Deadline for RSVP is Thursday, Oct. 19 by 6pm, to obtain a count for dinner.
                If you are not able to attend the dinner but would like to make a donation for this fundraising effort, you may do so                    in one of three ways:  
                 1. Drop off cash or check at the Center and deposit into our donation box at the entrance; 
                 2. Mail donations to: CTBCC - 683 Bluff Canyon Cir. - El Paso, TX. 79912; or, 
                 3. Make a donation online at

We hope you can join us for this very important event at the conclusion of 4 days of the Buddha's teachings given by the Venerable Losang Samten.  A true expression of our understanding of the buddhadharma is through acts of compassion and service to suffering sentient beings.  Won't you join us as we open our hearts and practice generosity with our brothers and sisters in need?

White Tara Practice

White Tara mantra, when recited without distraction, enhances our health, strengthens our life force, and protects our mind. Visualize Tara’s blessings enter our body as purifying white light, purging negativities and illnesses as black smoke.  According to the FPMT, “this meditation can be done on behalf of oneself or others. It is frequently done to remove the obstacles to our gurus’ long lives and health. If one has experienced many health problems, accidents, depression, or a loss of 'lust for life', the practice of White Tara can be especially powerful.” 

Dates:    September 17, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3 (Sundays)

Time:     2:00pm - 3:30pm

Venue:   CTBCC
Cost:      Free (pizzas are served at 1:30pm after the Dharma Class at 12 noon)

Our center will be doing a White Tara practice at 2pm with the aspiration for all Dharma teachers aPublish


nd friends to have long life and good health. May we continue to have Lamas come and give teachings in El Paso and benefit people around this region.  

Look forward to seeing you at our events and activities!