We are meeting in-person at the centre for our activities, and will continue sharing them on Zoom unless otherwise indicated:


Meeting ID: 838 6426 2659
Passcode: 311753
To join by telephone: 438-809-7799

Membership and donations ensure the sustainability and flourishing of our Centre as well as supporting our resident lama. Please give what you can.


Saturday, December 2 and 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

In person only, not shared on Zoom

Dharma Book Club

We are studying the book Excellent at the Beginning by Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

By donation

Sunday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Calm Abiding Meditation

By donation

Wednesdays, December 6, 13 and 27, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Chenrezik & Amitabha Sadhanas

Love, compassion, and wisdom—together known as bodhicitta—are the indivisible nature of the Buddha’s enlightened mind. Chenrezik (Skt. Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of Infinite Compassion, is the embodiment of these virtuous qualities. 

Through the practice of Amitabha, the Buddha of Boundless Light, beings, especially those with faith, are guided to rebirth in Dewachen, the pure realm of immaculate happiness, joy and bliss. 

By donation

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tibetan Language Class—Beginner’s level

October through December, Tibetan Language Course—Reading and Writing


Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Green Tara Sadhana

The all-victorious Saviouress manifests 21 emanations to help beings. Tara vanquishes obstacles and fear, and protects those in danger and difficulty who call to her. The Green Tara prayer and recitation of the 21 Tara Praises avert and dispel obstacles. 

By donation

Sunday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tea Meditation 

Led by Acharya Choying Gyurmey and Tea Master Vivian Li

A tea meditation involves being mindful and present during all aspects of the tea ritual including making the tea, drinking the tea, and being aware of the environment and of the effects on your mind and body. You can practise a tea meditation any time during the day. It’s an example of how to apply our meditation in daily life.

By donation 

Afterwards, please join us for a potluck lunch. (Bring vegetarian food to share.)

Sunday, December 17, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tonglen—Sending and receiving

Tonglen is a meditative practice of mind training (lojong) to develop the inner qualities of loving kindness, compassion and bodhicitta.

By donation 

Wednesday, December 20, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Medicine Buddha Sadhana

The Buddha of Healing vowed to help the sick and dying. This prayer averts and clears obstacles related to sickness and diseases and can lead to recovery from ill health, surgeries, etc. The dying and the deceased are protected from rebirth in lower states. Moreover beings in lower states are more swiftly liberated and can attain a fortunate rebirth. Just reciting the Medicine Buddha’s name has the power to ripen limitless benefits in one’s mind. In our present world situation, it is important to do this practice.

By donation

Saturday & Sunday, December 30 & 31; 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual Grand Mahakala Puja

The Two-Armed Mahakala Bernatchen is a Wisdom Deity, a Bodhisattava whose wrathful manifestation is an expression of skillful means to subdue negative and harmful forces affecting beings, personally and globally. Prayers to Mahakala are traditionally offered before the New Year to clear away obstacles of the previous year, and to give rise to a fruitful New Year of peace, harmony and prosperity.

Everyone can participate and benefit from the blessings for one’s personal well-being, the well-being of one’s loved ones, and for the world in general.

Sunday, December 31, At noon, please join us for a Pot-luck vegetarian lunch.
Mahakala Puja session at 2 p.m., we will have a Tsog (Feast) offering. Please bring cookies, fruits, cake, juice, etc., to offer.

Monday, January 1, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


We offer light with the aspiration that obstacles to personal and global peace be overcome; and that happiness, love and compassion spread throughout the world and benefit all beings.

Suggested donation: $5 per person/$15 per family