New Class News: Samatrabadha’s Prayer Feb.26th, 3:30pm to 5pm

  The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra According to the Avatamsaka Sutra (The Flower Ornament Scripture), The King of Aspiration Prayers: the Aspiration for Noble, Excellent Conduct was uttered by the Great Bodhisattva Samantabhadra to Sudhana on the verge of enlightenment. This prayer is recited by Mahayana Buddhists as a call to awaken our mind’s Buddha-nature and perfect … [Read more…]

Losar – Tibetan New Year 2150 Year of the Water Rabbit

LOSAR – Tibetan: བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར།, Wylie: lo-gsar is a NEW YEAR festival celebrated in Tibet and similarly by Tibetan Buddhists worldwide. Tibetan Losar 2023 (New Year) festival falls on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. While the Gregorian calendar is purely solar, the Tibetan calendar (Tibetan: ལོ་ཐོ, Wylie: lo-tho) is lunisolar. The Tibetan year comprises either 12 or 13 lunar months, each beginning and ending with … [Read more…]

Next Class (Zoom) on 12/4th, Eight Verses on Training the Mind (Lojong Tsikgyema) 3:30pm to 5pm

In these challenging times, the text, Eight Verses for Training the Mind provides methods for transforming adverse circumstances into the path of awakening. Written by Langri Tangpa Dorje Seng-ge (1054-1123), this short text provides an entry way and path for anyone aspiring to temporal and ultimate wellbeing.   Topic: Eight Verses for Training the Mind … [Read more…]

Zoom Teaching to be given by Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa 5/28 & 29

We are very fortunate indeed that Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa, will be teaching a text called “Narrative of Realizations: Excellent Aspirations” written by the great scholar and practitioner Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419) as an autobiographical account of his studies and realizations. An English translation of the text is available in Professor Robert Thurman’s book “The … [Read more…]

Saka Dawa Duchen, May 26th

Saka Dawa Duchen, May 26, 2021 The most auspiciously important month in the Tibetan lunar calendar is Saka Dawa, the 4th lunar month. Saka Dawa 2021runs from May 12, 2021 till June 10, 2021. The 15th day of this lunar month, the full moon day, is called Saka Dawa Duchen. This is the single most … [Read more…]