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Event Series Yamantaka Practice

Yamantaka Practice

In-Person and ZOOM

In Person and Zoom Every Sunday – On Going – Check Calendar for Exceptions Due to Conflicts During this hour we will chant the concise Yamantaka sadhana (litany) together. Kay and David Komito will lead the practice and at the conclusion offer guidance on the visualizations, symbolism and mudras in the sadhana. This meeting is […]

Interconnected Wisdom: Lama Tsongkhapa’s In Praise of Dependent Origination

In-Person and ZOOM

Dates: Jun 12th 2024 -- Jul 31 2024 In this course we will develop insight into one of the most celebrated works of Lama Tsongkhapa; "In Praise of Dependent Origination." This text, revered for its depth and clarity, offers a masterful exposition of the Buddhist concept of dependent origination, a fundamental principle that underpins the […]

Medicine Buddha Puja for Mary Ann Handrick

In-Person and ZOOM

Dear Friends, We are saddened to share the news that Gen. Don Handrick's mother has passed away. We will come together at this time to offer a Medicine Buddha Puja and make strong prayers for her auspicious rebirth and swift enlightenment. Please join us in person at the center or online. Materials Swift Return Prayer

Highest Yoga Tantra Initiation of Yamantaka with Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek (Registration Closed)

In-Person and ZOOM

The center is deeply honored to be hosting a Highest Yoga Tantra Initiation led by Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek. Attending in-person or via zoom will be managed through a registration process, attendees will receive the zoom link or a QR code to be scanned at the center. Those attending on zoom may only take […]

Lamrim Teaching with Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek (Registration Closed)

In-Person and ZOOM

We are honored to welcome Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek to our center for a teaching on the Stages of the Path to Awakening tonight, followed by a Highest Yoga Tantra Initiation of Yamantaka beginning tomorrow, June 1st. We hope you will join us for these extraordinary events.

Public Talk: How to Face Death Without Fear (Registration Required)

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Death itself is not what causes fear. It is simply the consciousness leaving the body; one labels death on that event. There is no terrifying death from its own side; the terrifying death is made up by our mind. We have made death terrifying. What causes the worry and fear, what makes death so difficult […]

Understanding Dependent-Arising is the Best Method for Realizing Emptiness

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Dates: May 9 and 16 Lama Tsongkhapa writes lyrically about Lord Buddha’s teachings on dependent arising – the “king of logics” to prove emptiness, as Lama Yeshe puts it. With this perfect view, Je Rinpoche says, we can never “fall into the abyss of the great mistake” of nihilism, one of the commonest misconceptions about […]

How to Use the Natural Law of Karma to Create the Reality We Want

In-Person and ZOOM

We spend our lives being seduced by the outside world, completely believing that happiness and suffering are found outside of ourselves. Fundamentally we assume that we are the handiwork of someone else, either a superior being, our family, our circumstance. The experiential implications of this are blame, anger, and guilt, resulting in compounding levels of […]

Event Series Be Your Own Therapist

Be Your Own Therapist

In-Person and ZOOM

These open-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind. Participants learn how to pay attention to, identify and then unpack the thoughts that inform our emotions in day-to-day life and learn how to reconfigure them, rather than focusing on the event or person that triggered them. This is the […]

Event Series The Philosophy of Tantra

The Philosophy of Tantra

In-Person and ZOOM

Dates: May 6, 13 Based on Lama Yeshe's wonderful approach to Buddhist tantras, Ven. Robina will give teachings on how to cultivate confidence, self-respect and happy mind to counter the 'poor self-pity' me. We will find that the deep psychology embedded in Buddhist tantric teachings are applicable to our daily life, helping us to overcome […]