Schedule and Event Calendar

 

 

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APRIL 2015

 

 

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche

Instructor: Tenzin Chophel Rinpoche

Sat 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 at 7-9 pm (Chinese only)

Sun 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 at 2-4 pm (English only)

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

This month the teaching will continue on Chapter 4 (Day 4) -  The sequence in which the disciples are to be taught the actual instructions, the root of the path: devotion to a spiritual guide, and the preparatory rites.

 

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.

 

Beginning Tibetan Grammar & Conversation (Prerequisite: knowledge of Tibetan alphabet and script)

Sun 4/12, 4/19 at 4:30 - 6 pm

This class will focus on colloquial Tibetan with the goal of gaining the ability to speak basic Tibetan as it is used in everyday situations by learning colloquial Tibetan grammar and vocabulary. The textbook for this class will be A Basic Grammar of Modern Spoken Tibetan by Tashi. A limited amount of used copies will be available for purchase from LCB. Class size will be limited to 10 students.

 

Guru Puja with Tsog

April 14 (Tuesday) 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.

 

Living Yoga/Center Cleaning

April 26 (Sunday) 4 - 5:30 pm

 

21 Tara Sadhana Practice (No prerequisite)

April 26 (Sunday) 2 - 3:45 pm

The practice of Tara is said to have many different extraordinary powers of blessing, and is particularly effective in a wide variety of situations. For example, it is said that at the end of an aeon or cycle of time, when hardships and calamities may increase, the mantra and puja rituals of Tara are very essential. Anyone can recite the prayers of Tara and it brings great benefit.  In those lands and worlds where pujas, prayers, and rituals of Tara are recited, as a result of these prayers, the many diseases, troubles, and disturbances caused by evil spirits and by human beings would be pacified and resolved.

 

Guru Puja with Tsog

April 28 (Tuesday) 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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