Universal Compassion Buddhist Congregation

November 2020 Updates

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Online Sangha Meetings

Weekly Schedule 

Beginners are always welcome.

Sundays: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Tuesdays: 7 - 9:00 pm

Wednesdays: 7 - 9:00 pm

Thursdays: 7 - 9:00 pm

VIRTUAL (en español)
Sábados: 10 - 12:00 pm
Hora de CDMX
All our in-person Sanghas have been moved to an online platform on Zoom.

Join us from your home at 

Please place your computer on silent mode during the meditation and until it is time for questions. 

Learn how to use Zoom here.

A Note About Dana from UCBC

While we continue to hold all our meeting virtually, we kindly remind you to contribute to Tashi la’s virtual bowl. 

Tashi is infinitely grateful for your kind support. Buddhist monastic tradition considers all contributions to be identical and anonymous (whatever the amount), to avoid comparisons and favoritism. Therefore, he cannot express his gratitude individually for your generosity.

We now have more options available to us:

PayPal:  by sending your donation to

Zelle: by sending your donation to Nicolas Carballeira using either (469) 219-0077 or

Venmo: by sending your donation to @Tashi-Nyima-1

Regular mail:  by sending a check to Nicolas Carballeira, 9090 Skillman St, Ste 182-A #117, Dallas TX 75243

Recommended Reading

Peaceful Heart:  The Buddhist Practice of Patience by Dzigar Kongtrul

Patience is one of the most important qualities we can develop, as it represents our mind’s ability to work positively with anything that bothers us, including anger, loss, jealousy, and helplessness. We are consistently confronted with situations or outcomes we weren’t expecting or didn’t want, and our default response is to reject what happened with feelings of mild irritation, inward complaining, self-aggression, or seething resentment. Patience is an antidote to all these forms of rejection. Those who have mastered patience have learned to welcome all challenging situations, people, and emotions as opportunities to open their hearts rather than close them.

Based on the teachings of the sixth chapter of Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva, Peaceful Heart explores how Buddhist teachings on patience can help you work with whatever disturbances arise in your life and in your mind. Dzigar Kongtrul provides practices and examples throughout the book to challenge readers on the path to developing a more patient heart.

The Free Women’s Collective Virtual Book Club

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Save the Date!

The inaugural meeting of The Free Women’s Collective Virtual Book Club

Monday, December 7th at 7:00-8:30 pm

Join us from your home at 
The first book for discussion is Dakini Power by Michaela Haas.

The Collective will be a monthly book discussion group on zoom open to all Sangha members. 

After our initial meetings, we will be collectively choosing our future book choices—men are welcome to participate in our discussions but not to vote on the book choices.

We encourage all of you to read Dakini Power and join us with your impressions of the book.

Sangha Social Hours

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We will have Sangha Social Hours starting on Friday November 13th from 7-9pm on Zoom.  These will continue every second Friday of each month.

This will not be a teaching, simply a place to connect and visit with Sangha members. Anyone is welcome to join!

Join us from your home at 

Supporting Animal Place's Mission

This quote from Patrul Rinpoche is exactly what Animal Place does:  Protects the defenseless by providing refuge to those in danger. "saving lives is the most beneficial (action)."

Animal Place will receive our Sangha's fall donation of $300 for the Thank the Turkeys program in November.

Because of the generosity of our Sangha, many exploited animals are given refuge. No one is turned away. 

To learn more about this wonderful group go to

Audio Recordings

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Elizabet Sterner is the person to contact if you would like links to Dropbox of recordings from retreats and lectures.

We have a new Dropbox account under the name Montaña Del Dharma, and if you have requested a link, it will come from:

The Buddha's Bowl / El cuenco del Buda

Although we take Refuge in the Three Jewels, the practice of the Dharma is necessarily a personal undertaking.  The Buddhas point the way, but it is we who must walk the path.

This booklet is an exploration of the Buddha's teachings regarding other sentient beings and veganism, the ethical commitment to minimize the suffering of human and non-human animals. 

You can download a PDF in English or en español.

The Dharma Handbook

Kunchen Dolpopa's The Dharma Handbook, with Tashi Nyima's extensive commentary, is available in paperback, PDF, and ePub formats. All versions are offered at no cost.

Contact us for a paperback copy.

Download the ePub version here.

Download a PDF copy here.

Ways to Support to GMWBA

The Great Middle Way Buddhist Association sponsors the publication of The Dharma Handbook and there are two ways to offer your support.

Shop at Amazon Smile
The Amazon Smile program allows you to contribute .05% from each of your Amazon purchases to a nonprofit.  Shop at and choose the Great Middle Way Buddhist Association  as your nonprofit.
Donate via PayPal
You can donate directly to the Great Middle Way Buddhist Association via PayPal.  Choose "send money to family or friends" and use as the recipient's email address. 

About Our Lineage

Nying Je Ling (Universal Compassion Buddhist Congregation) is a western branch of Great Middle Way Buddhism. It arose, as with all Buddhist communities, from the teachings, example, and blessings of Buddha Shakyamuni. These were then transmitted through a lineage of realized Buddhist Masters, including the Protector Maitreya, the Superior Nagarjuna, the Holy Brothers Asanga and Vasubandhu, the Omniscient Dolpopa, and the Noble Taranatha.

Nying Je Ling presents the Dharma in a form that is appropriate to the needs and conditions of the contemporary world. We encourage all to follow the perfect example of simplicity and purity of practice shown by the Jonang Lamas throughout history.May the sun that illumines the Mountain Dharma of Kunchen Dolpopa’s GreatMiddle Way, having risen in Tibet, now shine over the West. ​By the merit accrued through the pure thoughts, words, and deeds of the Jonangpas, may the teachings, example, and blessings of Buddha Shakyamuni and the Buddha from Dolpo remain and flourish for the greater good and happiness of all beings.

Learn more at

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Universal Compassion Buddhist Congregation

The UCBC Council exists to direct the Jonang Sanghas in Texas and Mexico, establish policies and procedures concerning ethical conduct and succession, and plan retreats and pilgrimages. 

The Council is also responsible for fundraising, administration, and disbursement of donations to the Little Lamas (Jonang Monastery, Nepal), the Buddhist nuns of Comunidad Dharmadatta (Central and South America), Animal Place (California), and our Lama’s Parsonage in Dallas.
The members of the UCBC Council are Elizabet Sterner, Julie Lambert, Wendy DeOre, Jack Salamone, Paul Isbell, Leticia Moreland, Abha Ahuja, Cheryla Coskie, Paloma Labastida, Ernesto Boleaga, Sara Monaghan, and John Shufelt. Tashi Nyima advises the Council, but is not a voting member.
If you are interested in serving on the Council, please contact any of the current members.

UCBC Outreach Programs

Little Lamas in Nepal
Our annual sponsorship of 10 students is $3,600 and is sent in March.

Comunidad Dharmadatta
Our annual contribution is around $500 and is sent in August.

Animal Place
Our annual contribution is $300 and is sent in November.

We are collecting funds for our November Save the Turkeys project for Animal Place. Meet Sassafras, one of the rescued turkeys supported by our Sangha.

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Cheryla Coskie is the face of these organizations for us and she brings information and displays, shares when and how, gives information about our efforts etc. 

If you wish to give money for our various projects for UCBC, we accept cash, checks or donations via PayPal, and our account info is:

UCBC is totally separate from what we give to Tashi-la in his bowl at Sangha and at retreats. Tashi-la cannot accept, or be involved in decisions of how the money is spent for UCBC, since he is a monk. 

Donations to UCBC can be received by Cheryla in Dallas, Abha in Plano, and Jack in Hurst. If a written receipt is needed please contact:

Additional Outreach Activities

Dharma Books for Prison Ministry

If you have Buddhist books that you no longer wish to keep, please consider bringing them to our Sanghas in Plano, Hurst, or Dallas (after we are able to return to in-person meetings.) They will be distributed to inmates who have requested Dharma literature. 

PBJ Sandwiches for Soupmobile

We are individually collecting supplies to donate to SoupMobile. See updates at or on Facebook.



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