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December 2016



Presentation of Tenets

Tenzin Chophel Rinpoche

Dec. 4, 11 (Sundays) 4:00-5:30 pm

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Based on the idea that the Buddha taught different things to different people according to their capacities, Tibetan scholars systematized the numerous trends in Indian Buddhist thought into four schools of Tenets. Each system is seen as a stepping stone to the next, thus providing a gradual approach to the most profound philosophical teachings.

Chophel Rinpoche will teach from the Presentation of Tenets, composed by the renowned scholar and yogi, Jetsün Chökyi Gyaltsen. It is a concise and accessible introduction to the four main schools of Buddhist tenets giving an overview of the assertions on minds, objects, selflessness, and the nature of attainment within each of the schools. From the coarsest view of the Great Exposition, we will move through increasingly subtle views until we arrive at the most subtle one: that of the Middle Way Consequence School (Madhyamika Prasangika).


Yamantaka Discussion

Dec. 3, Saturday 2-3:30 pm


A study/discussion of Khensur Rinpoche's new book, "The Two Stages of Glorious Solitary Hero, Vajrahairava", which covers all the essential points of Yamantaka practice. Please bring your own copy of the book.


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


Christmas Potluck Lunch

Dec. 11 Sunday 12 - 2 PM

Bring a flavor dish or a dessert to share with your dharma friends.


Guru Puja with Tsog

Dec. 9 Friday 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.


21 Tara Practice

Dec. 18 Sunday 2 - 3:30 PM


Monthly Center Cleaning - Living Yoga

Dec. 11, Sunday 2:15 - 3:45 PM


Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Dec. 23 Friday

What is now referred to as “Tsongkhapa Day” is actually the celebration of the ‘para-nirvana’ or the enlightenment of the great Lama Tsongkhapa (1357 – 1419) whose birth and enlighten activity was prophesied by the Buddha himself.

From the spiritual practice point of view, Tsongkhapa Day is extremely significant. Since Guru Yoga practice is the heart and soul of path towards enlightenment, the celebration acts as a reminder for all of us to engage in Guru devotion and seek the blessings of all the direct and lineage masters.


Year End Nyung Na Practice

Dec. 31 (Sat) - Jan. 2 (Mon)

The extremely powerful purification practice of Nyung Nä was given to a nun, Gelongma Palmo, directly by Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion, as a method to cure herself of leprosy and eventually to attain her enlightenment.

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