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, November 4, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Commemoration of Buddha’s Descent from Tushita

7 a.m.: Sojong vows—a short ritual for taking the eight Mahayana vows of a lay practitioner for a single day. These are to be taken before sunrise, and include not eating after your midday meal.

8:30 a.m.: Breakfast 

10 a.m.: Recitation of The Treasury of Blessings Sadhana, The Heart Sutra, Lamp Offering and Dedication

By donation

Sunday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Calm Abiding Meditation

By donation

Sundays, November 5 & 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In person only, not shared on Zoom

Buddhism for the Curious  

The story of the life of Buddha, his quest, and the path of liberation from suffering that he taught, will be presented by a senior member of the Rigpe Dorje Centre. There will be a short introduction to calm-abiding meditation.

This Introduction to Buddhism activity is for those who have a curiosity or a slight knowledge of Buddhism and would like to know more. 

Wednesdays, 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

Saturdays, November 11 & 25, 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, November 12, 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.)

Saturday, November 18, 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, November 19, 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 

Sunday, November 26, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Birthday Celebration for H.E. the 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

Join us for the Mandala offering and offering of khatas to the throne of H.E. the 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.

Traditional yellow rice and tea will be offered to all; we will then ceremoniously cut the birthday cake. The celebration will end with the Lamp offering prayers.

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