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
To join by telephone: 438-809-7799
Saturdays, September 2, 16 & 30, 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.
Saturday, September 9, 10 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.
Saturday, September 23, 10 to 11:00 a.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.
Sundays, September 3 & 10, 10 to 11 a.m.
Calm Abiding Meditation
Sunday, September 17, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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.
Afterwards, please join us for a potluck lunch. (Bring vegetarian food to share.)
Sunday, September 24, 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.
Wednesdays, September 20 & 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.