Schedule and Event Calendar
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Chokhor Duchen (Wheel Turning Day- Lord Buddha's first teaching) Light Offering
July 31 (Thursday) 9am-6pm
Chökhor Düchen, the “Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma” is one of the four major Buddhist holidays. It occurs on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, by teaching the “Four Noble Truths”.
Collective Topics with Geshe Jangchu
Saturdays (Chinese only) Aug 2, 9, 16, and 23 2-4 pm
Sundays (English only) Aug 3, 10, 17, and 24 2-4 pm
The purpose of all Buddhist practice is to cultivate compassion and eradicate suffering. The prime cause of suffering is ignorance. Learning is like a lamp for eliminating the darkness of ignorance.
Studying Collected Topics helps to develop one’s own path of reasoning at the same time as one assimilates the basic elements of the Buddhist way of looking at things. The course covers a series of subjects beginning with colors and shapes then proceeding to examine Buddhist criteria for existence. How existing phenomena may be categorized into causes and effects, generalities and instances, contradiction and relation, defining characteristics and objects defined, negative and positive phenomena and more. These subjects are the foundation for an investigation of the Perfection of Wisdom literature and the Middle Way view and provide a kind of grammar of Buddhist philosophy.
*This course will be offered in English and Chinese at separate times.
Guru Puja with Tsog
Aug 6 & Aug 20 (Wed) 7:30 – 9:00 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.
Yamantaka Long Sadhana Practice (Pre-requisite: Yamantaka initiation)
Aug 31 (Sunday) 2 – 3:45 pm
Living Yoga/Center Cleaning
Aug 31 (Sunday) 4-5:30 pm
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