Schedule and Event Calendar
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Sept. 11 (Sundays) 3-4:30 pm
A study/discussion of Khensur Rinpoche's new book, "The Two Stages of Glorious Solitary Hero, Vajrabhairava," 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.
Guru Puja with Tsog
Sept. 11 (Sunday) 5 - 6:30 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.
Manjushri Empowerment with Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel
Sept. 14 (Wednesday) 7:30 PM
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Manjushri is the embodiment of the great wisdom of highest enlightenment. His right hand holds a flaming sword, which represents the sharpness of wisdom that cuts through the root cause of suffering and the net of wrong views which binds us to the three lower realms. The flame on the sword signifies the dispelling of the darkness of ignorance by the light of Wisdom.
Manjushri’s left hand holds a magnificent blue lotus flower in full bloom, on which rests the Prajnaparamita Sutra (Great Wisdom Sutra). The lotus in full bloom represents the promise from Manjushri that we can rise from the mud of delusion and afflictive emotions if we follow the teachings of the Buddha. Then ultimately, through actualizing and meditating on the Great Wisdom Sutra, attain Full Enlightenment.
Monthly Center Cleaning - Living Yoga
Sept. 18 (Sunday) 4- 5:30 pm
Medicine Buddha Sadhana Practice (Tibetan, English, Chinese)
Sept. 18 (Sunday) 2 - 3:45 pm
Presentation of Tenets
Tenzin Chophel Rinpoche
Sept. 25 (Sundays) 3-4:45 pm
Watch online on www.livestream.com/lcb
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).
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