Buddha’s Descent from Heaven-Lhabab Duchen, Tuesday, Nov. 19th

Lhabab Duchen is a Buddhist festival celebrated to observe the Buddha’s descent from the Trāyastriṃśa heaven down to earth. According to legend, the Buddha ascended the Trāyastriṃśa heaven temporarily at the age of 41, in order to give teachings to benefit the gods in that desire realm, and to repay the kindness of his mother by liberating her from Samsara. On … [Read more…]

Buddhist Logic class (second class) Sunday, Nov. 24th 3:30pm to 5pm Open to all!

Dharmakirti   Buddhist Logic is used by practitioners to explore basic truths in an attempt to determine their accuracy through valid cognition (Tibetan: ཚད་མ་) or Pramana (Sanskrit: प्रमाण, Pramāṇa), which literally means “proof” and “means of knowledge”. Phenomena are generally categorized into obvious truths like gross suffering and impermanence, slightly hidden truths like subtle impermanence, and extremely hidden truths like karma.  In … [Read more…]