Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota’s (TAFM) Spiritual Committee performs an important function to meet the growing needs of the Tibetan and American Buddhists. At the TAFM’s center, major Tibetan Buddhist festivals are observed. Occasionally, Central Tibetan Administration sends circulars to the Tibetan associations and settlements worldwide to observe needful religious ceremonies or prayers. Likewise, our members fulfill those at our center.
Heeding the constant advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, TAFM organizes religious teachings and debates to intellectually stimulate, especially Tibetan youths’ interest in the sublime teachings of the peerless Buddha. We seek expertise and coordinate some Buddhist congregations with the local Gyuto Monastery.
Besides, local Tibetan associations or individuals organize religious teachings and ceremonies at the center. Of the many activities, special mentions are the coordination of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to the Twin Cities from May 6-8, 2011 and co-organization of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin’s visit in July 2011. Such high profile events rekindled people’s faith and interest in Buddhist spirituality in the Twin Cities, MN.
Minnesota Tibetan Community stands out as a unique place where the resources of Tibetan Buddhist Spirituality in its many aspects are available to those interested.
Spiritual Committee Members
Chair: Ngawang Chime, Cell Phone: 952-237-5269