All activities are on Zoom.
Acharya Choying Gyurmey, our resident lama, is presently in Nepal. He will be back with us. When the travel restrictions are lifted. He joins us on Zoom on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Meeting ID: 838 6426 2659
To join by telephone: 438-809-7799
Saturdays, May 1, 15 and 29, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Teaching by Acharya Choying Gyurmey on
The Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer
by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, portrays the essential points of the view, meditation, and fruition of Mahamudra practice, and the path to recognize the emptiness, clarity and awareness of our innate Buddha nature and wisdom.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
a practice of loving kindness and compassion.
(discussion at 6:45 p.m.) led by Jean-Sébastien Truchy, senior student.
Fridays, May 7 and 14, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Prayers for the Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche who passed away on April 1
Please join us in prayers for Rinpoche’s swift rebirth to serve the dharma for the benefit of all beings.
Saturdays, May 8 and 22, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Green Tara Sadhana
guided by Acharya Choying Gyurmey
We chant the Green Tara prayer with the motivation to avert physical, emotional and spiritual obstacles and to generate an attitude of compassionate action and altruism. Green Tara is one of the practices recommended during these difficult and fearful times of COVID-19 for tranquility and safety for oneself and others.
Wednesday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Celebration of Saga Dawa
Treasury of Blessings
Saga Dawa, May 12th—June 10th this year, is the most significant month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. It is said that the results of virtuous actions are greater than usual and therefore it is an auspicious time for immense generosity, virtue and compassion to be practised. The full moon day of the month, called Saga Dawa Düchen (great occasion) is one of the holiest days celebrated in Tibet, commemorating Sakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana (death). Rigpe Dorje Centre will observe the holy day with the profound meditation, Treasury of Blessings at 10 a.m.
Treasury of Blessings is a meditation on Sakyamuni Buddha that was revealed by Mipham Jamyang Gyatso Rinpoche in the 19th century. The benefits of this meditation are vast including pacifying destructive emotions and sowing the seeds for enlightenment. By receiving the blessings of Sakyamuni Buddha, one can purify karmic defilements and obscurations, and protect against obstacles.