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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Mahamudra: How to Discover our True Nature (Registration Required)

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Please register here. In addition to skies of merit event sponsors are able reserve seating in the Gompa. According to Buddha’s amazing view about the human mind, we all have so much potential. The Sanskrit word “buddha” or “sangye” in Tibetan expresses this potential. “Sang” implies the total eradication from our mind of all ego, […]

Public Talk: Mahamudra – How to Discover our True Nature

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According to Buddha’s amazing view about the human mind, we all have so much potential. The Sanskrit word “buddha” or “sangye” in Tibetan expresses this potential. “Sang” implies the total eradication from our mind of all ego, all fears, attachment, anger, jealousy and other states of mind that cause us so much pain. “Gye” implies […]

Guru Yoga: The Life-Blood of our Practice

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Paula will offer a talk on the role of a qualified teacher in our spiritual practice for people of any level of commitment to spiritual development and inner growth -- or anyone curious about why a mentor is helpful and what are the dangers and what are benefits. Devotion to a person we respect and […]

The Journey Within: Understanding the Psychology of the Yamantaka Tantra

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Dates: April 15, 22, 29 This series of three talks is a preliminary introduction to the Yamantaka initiation which Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek will offer. Dr. David Komito will combine traditional and modern psychological perspectives in an introduction to the practice of Yamantaka. There are limits on what can be said about the practice […]