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Zen Dog Hosts Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche : Tibetan Tantric Music Instruments

Tibetan Tantric Music Instruments
Sun. January 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm
- $15 Donation Per Person

Tibetan Music Instruments have more than 4,000 years of history and people use them for Religious ceremonies, healing, meditation and to create peace, compassion. Each music instrument has a very deep meaning and they represent tantric deities, mandalas, mantras and so on. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is going to play these musical instruments and explain how to use and when and who. He has the experience to use these musical instruments for the past 30 years. He learned from his Gurus in Tibet, Nepal, India and America.

Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Tibetan Lama and Buddhist Scholar, Author and Poet. He has written 15 books, including 2 books in English, A Modern Liberation Odyssey, and Handbook for Half Buddhas.
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Zen Dog hosts: Khenpo Trinley Rinpoche Fri. 10/10/14 7:00pm

Time: Fri. 10/10/14 7:00pm

Tea House Gallery (Now Celebrating 11 year Anniversary)
2015 NW 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
Tel: 206.784.8289

Donation $15 per person

Khenpo Trinley Rinpoche is a Nyingma lineage holder of the Longchen Nyingthik tradition and descends from an unbroken lineage spanning 700 years. Rinpoche had the great fortune to study and practice Sutra, Tantra, Dzogchen and meditation for many years under the guidance of his root guru, H.H. Khechen Chodra Rinpoche at Tsam Nay Buddhist University in Gyalrong, Tibet. He received many teachings from His Holiness Moktsa Rinpoche, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and with many Nyingma and Gelugpa masters. He received the prestigious Buddhist Khenpo degree at Tsam Nay Buddhist University and serves as a professor there. Upon request by his students in America and with the blessing of his masters in Tibet, Rinpoche came to the United States to teach the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion for benefit for all sentient beings.


Zen Dog hosts: FIRESIDE CHAT with Ainslie Macleod Fri. 8/1/14 7pm – 9pm

Ainslie Macleod Fri. 8/1/14 to register for fireside chat, please email

$20 for one person, $35 for couple

News from Tea House Gallery

Following the success of the last Fireside Chat, I’ll be back on Friday, August 1st at the amazing Zen Dog’s Teahouse in Seattle.

Fireside Chats are informal and laid back. They allow for discussion on any topic related to the soul and spiritual matters. An exotic range of teas and tea truffles are served by the eponymous Zen Dog himself.

The price of admission is a very reasonable $20 for one, or $35 per couple.

I hope you can join me in Seattle on the evening of Friday, August 1st, from 7:00pm-9:00pm for more inspiring and illuminating discussion.

To register for the Fireside Chat, please email Zen Dog at

Love and peace,


Zen Dog hosts Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche at Tea House Gallery

Hello from Tea House Gallery

Talk: Female Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism
Sat. 6/28/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Donation $15 per person

There are many female Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in Tibetan Buddhism, all of whom have powers and levels of realization on a par with their male counterparts. Many of them have emanated from a single Buddha, while others combine within themselves the essence of many separate Buddhas. Each of them has a beautiful story to tell. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will relate some of these stories and teach you how to perform their practices and how to help others benefit from their compassion and wisdom.
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche was born in Tibet and has been a devotee and practitioner of Mother Tara since he was a child. He is the author of many books as well as being an astrologer, a Tibetan mantra healer, meditation master, and the founder of Tibetan Zen. You can contact him by email or by phone: 206 390-6567


Zen Dog hosts Tea Tasting with movie: Tibet In Song

Zen Dog hosts Tea Tasting with movie at Tea House Gallery

Movie: TIBET IN SONG 2010

Fri. 4/4/14 7:00pm

- $5 Per Person for tea tasting

– Movie free

Director and former political prisoner Ngawang Choephel weaves a story of beauty, pain brutality and resiliencein Tibet in Song, which is both a celebration of Tibetan folk music and a harrowing journey into fifty years of cultural repression.
“I urge everyone to see this film.” – Lobsang Nyandak, Representative of His Holiness The DALAI LAMA


Zen Dog hosts Tea Tasting & Movie Fri. 3/14/14 7:00pm & Sat 3/15/14 2:00pm

Zen Dog hosts Tea Tasting with movie

Owl and the Sparrow

Movie: Fri. 3/14/14 7:00pm and Sat. 3/15/14 2:00pm

- $5 Per Person for tea tasting – Movie Free

Movie: Owl and the SPARROW 2007 film by Stephane Gauger

A girl who refuses to surrender her optimism despite difficult circumstances and brings two unlikely strangers together in Vietnam.


Zen Dog hosts Tea Tasting with movie: Pavarotti in China, in Distant Harmony

Movie: PAVAROTTI IN CHINA, in Distant Harmony Fri. 3/7/14 7:00pm

and Sat. 3/8/14 2:30pm

- $5 Per Person for tea tasting

– Movie Free

The great opera singer Pavarotti unites two cultures through music in this documentary of Luciano Pavarotti’s singing tour of China in June 1986. More than a simple celebrity stop-over, Pavarotti sought to entertain, to be entertained, and even to participate in several colorful displays of Chinese theater.

A Medicine Cabinet Makeover Tue. 3/11/14 7pm Essential Oils with Karen Anderson and Libby Ford
- Free


Zen Dog hosts Tea Tasting & movie Fri. 2/21/14 7:00pm and Sat. 2/22/14 2:30pm

Zen Dog hosts Tea Tasting with movie

Movie: HERO Fri. 2/21/14 7:00pm

The Wooden Man’s Bride Sat. 2/22/14 2:30pm

- $5 Per Person for tea tasting with movie free

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 7:00pm

Movie: HERO Action Movie
Staring martial arts legend Jet Li in a visually stunning martial arts epic where a fearless warrior rises up to defy an empire and unite a nation.

Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 2:30pm

Movie: The Wooden Man’s Bride
Haunting folk tale set in rural China in the 1920s tells the story of a young woman forced to grieve the death of a man she was destined to marry, where tradition is taken to cruel extremes.


Zen Dog hosts Valentines Day Event with movie: Falling Down Stairs with Yo-Yo Ma

Zen Dog hosts Valentines Day Event with movie

Movie: Falling Down Stairs with Yo-Yo Ma

FRI. 2/14/14 5:00pm & SAT. 2/15/14 2:30PM

$10 per person includes Intrigue Chocolate Truffle Bar

– Movie free

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 VALENTINES DAY EVENT 5:00pm with movie starting at 7:00pm
Zen Dog hosts an evening of Love at the Tea House Gallery. Bring a date or a friend. You’ll enjoy world-class tea and chocolates, have a chance to play the now-famous Tea Dating Game and meet new interesting people. Admission $10 per person that includes a truffle bar ($10 dollar value).

With Mark Morris – choreographer
Featuring Suite No. 3 for unaccompanied
Cello. J. S. Bach

Although he knew the music well, Mark Morris had never thought to choreograph a dance based on Bach’s Third Suite. He felt the music was complete in itself. But through a close collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, an astonishing dance emerges – a true three-way collaboration between musician, dancers and filmmaker Barbara Willis Sweete.


Zen Dog hosts Mother Nature’s Wellness with Essential Oils Tue. 2/11/13 7pm – 8:30pm

free introductory workshop
Tue. 2/11/14 and or 2/25/14 7:00pm – 8:30pm contact: Karen Andersen (206) 708-3708 for reservation

Karen Andersen and Libby Ford, will be teaching a FREE introductory essential oil class here on Tuesday February 11th, at 7:00pm. They will be sharing affordable natural solutions for your health care needs through the application of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Space is limited. One 15 mi bottle of citrus oil will be given to one lucky guest. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early so we can get started on time. Thank You. RSVP text or phone Karen (206) 708-3708