Schedule and Event Calendar

 

 

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March 2017

 

 

March 5 (Sunday)

Vajrasattva Practice: 2 - 3:30 pm

 

Presentation of Tenets: 4 - 6 pm

 

March 12 (Sunday) - Chotrul Düchen (Day of Miracles)

 

Chotrul Duchen, meaning "Great Day of Miraculous Manifestations", is one of the four great holy days observed by Tibetan Buddhists, always occurring on the Fifteenth day of the first lunar Month in the Tibetan calendar during which the historical Buddha displayed miracles for his disciples so as to increase their devotion. During this time, it is believed that the effects of both positive and negative actions are multiplied ten million times.

 

Mahayana Precepts: 6 - 7am
Vajarsattva Practice: 7 - 8:30 am
21 Tara practice: 9:30 - 11:30 am

 

Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm: Vegetarian lunch will be provided for those whom RSVP. Please send your RSVP to teachings@compassionbuddha.org if you plan to stay for lunch.

 

Medicine Buddha 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Center Cleaning - Living Yoga 3:30 - 4:30 pm

 

Lamrim Guided Meditation

March 19 (Sun) 3 - 3:50 pm

 

This meditation group will meditate on various Lam Rim topics according the outline of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Lama Tsongkhapa. Each session will be on a different Lam Rim topic and will include a brief introduction by Rinpoche with guided meditation on a particular point for 5-10 minutes and then we will move on to another point. At the end, students will be able to share their experiences and ask questions.

 

A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life

March 19 & 26 (Sun) 4 - 6pm

 

In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it became an instant classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever since. Santideva presents methods to harmonize one's life with the Bodhisattva ideal and inspires one to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.

 

Yamantaka Discussion

Mar 11, 25 (Saturday) 2 - 3:30 pm

 

Discussion of Khensur Rinpoche’s new book, “The Two Stages of Glorious Solitary Hero, Vajrabhairava,” which covers all the essential points of Yamantaka practice. As Khensur Rinpoche pointed out in India recently, practitioners need a "good study." in order to understand and practice Yamantaka well. Included will be short practice sessions as we progress through each section of the book. Please bring your own copy of the book.

 

Note: these study/discussions are open only to those who have received the Yamantaka empowerment previously.

 

Guru Puja with Tsog

Mar 7 (Tuesday) 7:30 - 9 pm

Mar 22 (Wednesday) 7:30 - 9 pm

 

Please join us for Guru Puja practice. Feel free to bring a tsog offering such as fruit, baked goods, or other individually wrapped edibles. For those students who do not have time to prepare offerings for Tsog, monetary offerings can be made for the Center to prepare on your behalf.

 

 

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