Public Talk & Blessing with His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin Lungtok Dawa Dhargye: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

Friday August 9, 7-8:30pm
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Tickets $25 online and at the door

We are deeply honored to be hosting His Holiness the 34th Menri Trizin as part of his first world tour. Please join us for this precious opportunity to spend time with His Holiness and build a connection with the worldwide spiritual leader of Tibet’s ancient Bon tradition. His Holiness will also offer a daylong teaching on the Loving Mother on Saturday, spend time with us at a benefit dinner for the Menri children and nuns Saturday evening, and offer the Mawe Senge wisdom deity empowerment on Sunday. You can register for an event package consisting of the talk, teaching, and empowerment here.

His Holiness will give an inspirational talk on the essence of compassion and its importance in our lives. He will explain why compassion is the basic foundation of awakening our body, speech, and mind. Finally, he will explain how we can cultivate the heart and mind of compassion. Following the talk, His Holiness will offer individual blessings for your spiritual practice, and for healing, longevity and prosperity.

His Holiness was selected as the 34th spiritual leader of Bon and abbot of Menri Monastery after the passing of the 33rd Menri Trizin in September 2017 in India on January 1, 2018, through an intensive prayer ritual. H.H. was born in 1972 in Amdo, Tibet. He received his Geshe (PhD) degree from Gamal Monastery in 1996, and his second Geshe degree from Menri Monastery in 2012. An accomplished practitioner of Bon, he has spent many years working closely with H. H. Menri Trizin 33rd in the oversight of Menri Monastery.

Venue, parking & accessibility

First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Map and directions here. A parking variance will be in place to allow parking on Morewood, Ellsworth, and Castleman (look for “Parking Permit J”).

First Unitarian Church is fully handicapped-accessible. We encourage anyone who might have difficulty with steps to use the Garden Lobby entrance, which can be reached from the small parking area off Morewood Avenue. There is an elevator which provides access to all three levels of the church. Accessible restrooms are located on the bottom level.


  • $25 (regular): use red registration link “Register for Public Talk & Blessing…” at bottom of page
  • Or pay what makes you happy – select the “Pay what makes you happy” button below
  • Students with ID: $12: use red registration link “Register for Public Talk & Blessing…” at bottom of page and select “student” option
  • Children 12 and under: Free (no ticket required)
Proceeds from this event will support the 350 children and the nuns at Menri Monastery, India, according to His Holiness’ wishes. Please consider supporting the children and nuns with a donation in addition to attending the talk.

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