Lama Pema Wangdak Receives 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

The Venerable Lama Pema Wandak, director of the Palden Sakya Centers and the Vikramasila Foundation, has been chosen by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) to receive an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in a ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2009. He is the first Tibetan to receive this award, which ranks among this country’s most prestigious and is officially recognized by both the US Senate and the US House of Representatives. - May 10, 2009

Family Festival and Special Celebration in Columbia County on August 3 Offers Glimpse of Tibetan Art, Crafts, Culture, Food, Music, and Religion

The amazingly beautiful 130-acres that comprise the Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center in Craryville, NY (Columbia County) will be transformed into a Tibetan village on Sunday, August 3, for a celebration of "Chökhör Day," a very important day in the Buddhism, the religion of Tibet, as it commemorates the first time the Buddha taught publicly, around 2500 years ago. - August 02, 2008

"Healing the World with Dharma," Celebrating 2551st Anniversary of Vesak Day with Teaching by H. H. Dagchen Rinpoche at New York University on June 16

The Vikramasila Foundation, Palden Sakya Centers of Tibetan Buddhism, and Tsechen Kunchab Ling offer a celebration of Vesak Day, the 2551st anniversary of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and mahpariniravana, with a teaching by H. H. Dagchen Rinpoche, one of the supreme heads of Sakya Buddhism,... - May 30, 2008

Tibetan Cultural Festival and Art Auction in Manhattan Benefits Refugee Students in Nepal and India

November 28 Event at The Soho Loft Includes Talk by the Venerable Lama Pema Wangdak - November 23, 2007

2007 Tibetan Festival is Celebrated at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center in Craryville, New York, in July

Chökhör Festival Features Talks About Tibet, Its Religion and Culture; Tibetan Music, Crafts, Food, and More - May 25, 2007

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