Schedule and Event Calendar

 

 

All Dharma teachings are free of charge, however your donations support the precious Dharma teachings and allow us to continue to offer teachings free to all. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

 

 

DECEMBER 2014

 

*Please note: the center will be closed for the Holidays from December 20- 29th.

 

Guru Puja with Tsog

December 16 (Tuesday) 7:30 - 9:00 pm

December 31 (Wednesday) 8:00 – 9:00 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.

 

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche

Instructor: Tenzin Chophel Rinpoche

Sat 12/6, 12/13,  7-9 pm (Chinese only)

Sun 12/7, 12/14,  2-4 pm (English only)

*This course will be offered in English and Chinese at separate times.

This book, Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche, is a very comprehensive and straightforward guide on how to meditate on each step of the path to enlightenment.

Through listening, contemplating, and meditating on the Lam rim teachings we have the opportunity to transform our mind for the better. Lam rim in Tibetan literally mean the gradual path to enlightenment and is a special set of instructions that includes all the essential teachings of  Buddha Shakyamuni arranged in such a way that both the Hinayana and Mahayana teachings can be put into practice in a single meditation session.

 

2014 Year End Nyung Na

with Choephel Rinpoche

The extremely powerful purification practice of Nyung Na 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. Nyung Na is a two-day intensive practice that includes extensive chanting and  full prostrations with each session, daily 24-hour Mahayana precepts, and the addition of complete fasting (no drinking as well) and silence on the second day. Doing just one Nyung Na or “abiding in retreat,” in such a short two-day period is extremely powerful for healing illnesses, purifying negative karma and opening the heart to compassion.

Intructions will be given on practice of Nyung Na on evening of Dec 30, then Choephel Rinpoche will lead the retreat in person on the subsequent days. Prayers will be recited in Tibetan, Chinese and English; sometimes all three languages will be recited simultaneously, and at other times, Tibetan will be followed by English and Chinese together. You may attend the entire retreat or just one day. If you are unable to attend, but would like to help sponsor the retreat, please contact the office. Flowers or food offerings for the altar are always welcome.


Instructions:

Dec 30 Tue. 7:30- 8:30 PM & Sadhana practice: Dec 30 Tue. 8:30-9:30 PM

 

Practice dates & time:

Dec 31 (Wed) 5:30 AM  ~  Jan 2 (Fri) 7:30 AM*

1st session 5:30-08:00 AM

2nd session 9:00-11:00 AM

3rd session  1:00-4:00 PM

4th session  5:00-8:00 PM

 

Email teachings@compassionbuddha.org to register: We must receive your registration by Dec 26 to provide enough food and prayer books.

 

 

JANUARY 2015

 

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche

Instructor: Tenzin Chophel Rinpoche

will continue Jan 17th.

 

 

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