Schedule and Event Calendar

 

 

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FEBRUARY 2016

 

 

Guru Puja with Tsog

February 3 & 17 (Wednesday) 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.

 

February 8 (Monday) - Chinese New Year - Light offering

 

February 9 (Tuesday)—Losar (Tibetan New Year 2143 Fire Monkey) - Light offering

 

Tibetan New Year Potluck Lunch Celebration

February 14 (Sunday) Lunch – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Bring a favorite dish or dessert to share with everyone.

 

Yamantaka short sadhana & Palden Lhamo puja (No empowerment prerequisite, bring your own Yamantaka retreat manual)

February 14 (Sunday) 2 - 4 pm

Chophel Rinpoche will lead a short Yamantaka practice, followed by Palden Lhamo Puja. LCB would like to invite all the center's friends and families to join, there is no requirements to have prior Yamantaka initiation or Palden Lhamo initiation for today's puja. The purpose of this puja is to help all beings remove obstacles, accumulate merits and receive blessings, and to have a good start for the new year.

 

Yamantaka Discussion (Yamantaka empowerment required)

February 20, 27 (Saturday) 2-3:30 PM

For this weekly hour-and-a-half class, Chophel Rinpoche will lead us in 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. As Khensur Rinpoche pointed out in India recently, practitioners need a "good study." in order to understand and practice Yamantaka well. Included will be short practice sessions as we progress through each section of the book. Please bring your own copy of the book.

 

Calm Abiding

February 21 (Sunday) 2-4 pm

For this class, Chophel Rinpoche will teach Calm Abiding or using a more conventional term, Meditation. As Rinpoche has pointed out, all dharma are to be practiced on the basis of a disciplined mind; therefore, meditation or calm abiding is one of the most important aspects in our dharma practice. A short meditation practice time will be allocated in each session for students to practice what they learned in class. All the essential points of calm abiding as presented in the Lam Rim teachings will be covered, so students can use any Lam Rim text you have for reference.

 

Tibetan for Beginners

February 21 (Sunday) 4:15 - 5:15 pm

This class will began with the Tibetan alphabet and script, then 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 Tibetan grammar and vocabulary.

 

February 22 (Monday) -- Chotrul Düchen (Day of Miracles)

Chotrul Duchen, meaning "Great Day of Miraculous Manifestations", is one of the four great holy days observed by Tibetan Buddhists, always occurring on the Fifteenth day of the first lunar Month in the Tibetan calendar during which the historical Buddha displayed miracles for his disciples so as to increase their devotion. During this time, it is believed that the effects of both positive and negative actions are multiplied ten million times.

 

Vajrasattva practice

February 22 (Monday) 10am-11 am

 

21 Tara Sadhana Practice (Tibetan, English, Chinese)

February 28 (Sunday)  2 pm - 3:30 pm

 

Monthly Center Cleaning - Living Yoga

February 28 (Sunday) 3:45 - 5:15 pm

 

 

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