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On 5th January 2013 the first ever class held in Leuven by Tibetan Cultural Center in Belgium.

The Tibetan Cultural Center in Belgium organises Tibetan classes for Tibetan children in Brussels, Antwerpen, Oostende and Leuven. Full of excitement and enthusiasm, Tibetan children in Leuven were very eagerly waiting for their first Tibetan class.  We were very happy to see that those parents and children fully support us. Parents confirmed that they are committed to send their children regularly to the Tibetan class. To begin with, the president of the Tibetan Cultural Center (Lobsang Wangdue) introduced TCC’s activities and more precisely the Tibetan class for children in Belgium.  Next, Tamdin Tseten, the joint secretary, gave a presentation about TCC in general, and this was followed by a questions and answers session. Right from the beginning of TCC’s activities, the association wanted to focus on Tibetan children who were born here in Belgium. They … Read entire article »

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FIRST LHAKAR OF THE YEAR 2013 IN BELGIUM ORGANISED BY TIBETAN CULTURE CENTER.

On 2nd January 2013 Tibetan Culture Center (TCC) in Belgium organized the first Lhakar and the first Buddhist teachings of the year  in Brussels at Ogyen Kunzang Choling Buddhist Center. Every Wednesday TCC observes Lhakar and organizes monthly Buddhist teachings for their students.  This time we invited parents and students as it is the first Lhakar of the year and therefore a special occasion.  It is very important to teach children born in Belgium the basics of their religion as often the parents cannot do it. Every Wednesday, there are teachings in the Buddhist Centre where the Lhakar observance is held. This week, Geshe Jigmey Wangshu of Drepung monastery agreed to give teachings via Skype; from 5 to 5.45 there were prayers for those Tibetans who self immolated followed by a brief video introducing Lhakar, TCC’s … Read entire article »

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THE WINTER SOLSTICE (DECEMBER 21, 2012) MARKs THE START OF A NEW ERA

THE WINTER SOLSTICE (DECEMBER 21, 2012) MARKS THE START OF A NEW ERA  Mesoamerican Calendar December 21, 2012 marks the conclusion of a b’ak’tun—a time period in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar which was used in Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans. Although the Long Count was most likely invented by the Olmec, it has become closely associated with the Maya civilization, whose classic period lasted from 250 to 900 AD. Unlike the 260-day tzolk’in still used today among the Maya, the Long Count was linear rather than cyclical, and kept time roughly in units of 20: 20 days made a uinal, 18 uinals (360 days) made a tun, 20 tuns made a k’atun, and 20 k’atuns (144,000 days or roughly 394 years) made up a b’ak’tun. Maya Date 13.0.0.0.0 (December 21, 2012) The … Read entire article »

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