Please come and join in the group meditations. The benefit, blessing and inspiration of Sangha practice are incredibly rare, and it’s fun to get together. For both new and experienced practitioners. All program teachings and practices are by donation.
October Working Retreat with Zasep Tulku Rinpoche There will be a working retreat October 19 to 21. In addition, the 2018 AGM will take place at 2:00 p.m. We will start the retreat on the evening of Friday the 19th at 7:00 p.m. Rinpoche will teach on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (mindfulness of body, feelings, mind and phenomena). The teaching will continue on Saturday and Sunday. As it is a karma yoga working retreat, we will not be sitting all day. Rinpoche will lead meditation early in the morning and during the day we will work on taking down the outhouse and tool shed in front of the gompa. Rinpoche will teach in the evening. More info will be posted as it becomes available.
NOTE: Classes are suspended for the summer and will resume in October.
Sunday Morning Meditation 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This class will resume on Oct. 14. There will be no class on Oct 21 due to the work retreat. We will explore "How to establish a meditation practice." We will combine hands-on sitting practice with open discussion and a book study using "The Mind Illuminated, A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness." Led by Rick Rova.
Tuesday Evening Medicine Buddha Practice 6:30 p.m. led by Raya Dolma.
Wednesday Night Lam Rim Study Group 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This class will resume on Oct. 10. Get back to the basics and review the teachings on the "Stages of the Path" or Lam Rim. These core teachings lay out the entire path to enlightenment and provide a framework for study and practice. We will be using Pabongkha Rinpoche's book "Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand" for our study. Led by Rick Rova. No classes Dec. 20 and 27.
Thursday Evening Chöd Practice 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Chöd literally means "cutting through". It cuts through hindrances and obscurations. This practice is for students who have received the initiation into the Chöd tradition and have received an invitation to participate.