We continue to host all our activities on Zoom for now.
Meeting ID: 838 6426 2659
To join by telephone: 438-809-7799
Wednesday, March 2: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
It is the tradition to do special prayers to clear away obstacles before the start of a New Year.
Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year of the Tiger
MARME MONLAM LAMP PRAYER—LIGHT OFFERING PRAYER
This prayer is done with the aspiration that obstacles to personal and global peace will be overcome and conditions arise for happiness, love, and compassion to fill the whole world for all beings.
If possible, please have a candle to light and hold while chanting—the traditional ritual for the light offering. A battery candle or small lamp is also appropriate.
Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6
Each day: 7:30-9 a.m.; 9:30-11 a.m.; 1:30-3 p.m.; 3:30-5 p.m.
Study and Practice of the Sadhana
led by Acharya Choying Gyurmey
Suggested donation: $10 per day; $20 for the 2 days; Members $15.
Chenrezik, embodying the supreme compassion and loving kindness of all the Buddhas, manifests through activities of bodhicitta. Even just the pure force of the mantra in this Practice can benefit all sentient beings, especially important in these degenerate times of greed, desire, fear and negativity. The world is facing difficult times and with this retreat we aspire to generate greater awareness of the interconnectedness among all sentient beings, as well as with nature. Acharya will guide participants in the visualization and ritual of this Practice. Q & A will be included.
On each of the 2 days, from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Acharya will teach on:
- Who is Chenrezik
- Description of the visualization
- Why do we do this practice
- The benefits of this practice
During each of the other sessions, Acharya will give instructions and guide us in this practice. Acharya teaches in English. There will be translation into French. We will share the text of the sadhana on the screen.
Saturdays & Sundays
March 12 to April 3, 2022
The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
Teachings by the Venerable Drupon Khenpo Lodro Namgyal
RIGPE DORJE INSTITUTE, PULLAHARI MONASTERY, Nepal
DRUPON KHENPO LODRO NAMGYAL has a combination of immense learning and intensive meditation that is clearly evident in his teachings. His way of making even the most complex and subtle Dharma subjects immediately accessible to students is a constant inspiration to all.
FOUR DHARMAS OF GAMPOPA
- Pray grant the blessing that mind turns to Dharma
- Pray grant the blessing that Dharma becomes the path
- Pray grant the blessing that the path dispels delusion
- Pray grant the blessing that delusion arises as wisdom
A profound and concise description of the full scope of the path from confusion to enlightenment, the Four Dharmas of Gampopa are a valued treasure of the Karma Kagyu lineage.
Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7 to 8 p.m.
a practice of loving kindness and compassion.
led by Acharya Choying Gyurmey
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Calm abiding meditation (Shamatha)
led by Acharya Choying Gyurmey.
To be rescheduled at a later date
Tonglen — Practice and Discussion
led by Acharya Choying Gyurmey (Following Tai Situ Rinpoche’s teaching of Feb. 26)