Schedule and Event Calendar

 

 

All Dharma teachings are free of charge, however your donations support the precious Dharma teachings and allow us to continue to offer teachings free to all. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

 

 

APRIL 2015

 

Living Yoga/Center Cleaning

April 26 (Sunday) 4 - 5:30 pm

 

21 Tara Sadhana Practice (No prerequisite)

April 26 (Sunday) 2 - 3:45 pm

The practice of Tara is said to have many different extraordinary powers of blessing, and is particularly effective in a wide variety of situations. For example, it is said that at the end of an aeon or cycle of time, when hardships and calamities may increase, the mantra and puja rituals of Tara are very essential. Anyone can recite the prayers of Tara and it brings great benefit.  In those lands and worlds where pujas, prayers, and rituals of Tara are recited, as a result of these prayers, the many diseases, troubles, and disturbances caused by evil spirits and by human beings would be pacified and resolved.

 

Guru Puja with Tsog

April 28 (Tuesday) 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.

 

MAY 2015

 

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche

Instructor: Tenzin Chophel Rinpoche

Sat 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 at 7-9 pm (Chinese only)

Sun 5/10 at 2-4 pm (English only)

 

This month the teaching will continue on Chapter 4 (Day 4): Taking refuge and setting motivation

 

This book is a very comprehensive, accessible straight forward guide on how to meditate on each step of the path to enlightenment. What we need most in our daily life is the transformation of our mind, this comes from the study of and meditation on the Lamrim. In Tibetan, Lamrim, literally means the gradual path to enlightenment and is a special set of instructions that includes all the essential teachings of  Buddha Shakyamuni arranged in such a way that both the Hinayana and Mahayana teachings can be put into practice in a single meditation session.

 

 

Beginning Tibetan Grammar & Conversation (Prerequisite: knowledge of Tibetan alphabet and script)

Sun 5/3, 5/10 at 4:30 - 6 pm

This class 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 colloquial Tibetan grammar and vocabulary. The textbook for this class will be A Basic Grammar of Modern Spoken Tibetan by Tashi. A limited amount of used copies will be available for purchase from LCB. Class size will be limited to 10 students.

 

 

Guru Puja with Tsog

May 13 (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.

 

 

Yamantaka Long Sadhana Practice

(Prerequisite: Yamantaka initiation)

May 24 (Sunday) 2 – 3:45 pm

 

 

Living Yoga/Center Cleaning

May 24 (Sunday) 4 - 5:30 pm

 

 

Buddha's Birthday Festival at Whittier Narrow Regional Park

May 17 (Sunday) 10am-4pm

Vesak Day - 2015 Celebration of the Buddha's Birthday at Whittier Narrows Regional Park

1600 Rosemead Blvd South El Monte, CA 91733

Our Center has been invited to represent the Tibetan tradition and our booths are #17 & #18.

 

 

Guru Puja with Tsog

May 28 (Thursday) 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.

 

 

Pre-Ska Dawa Nyung Na
Lead by Tenzin Chophel Rinpoche

The extremely powerful purification practice of Nyung Na was given to a nun, Gelongma Palmo, directly by Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion, as a method to cure herself of leprosy and eventually to attain enlightenment.  Nyung Na is a two-day intensive practice that includes extensive chanting and  full prostrations with each session, daily 24-hour Mahayana precepts, and the addition of complete fasting (no drinking as well) and silence on the second day. Doing just one Nyung Na in such a short two-day period is extremely powerful for healing illnesses, purifying negative karma and opening the heart to compassion.

 

Instructions will be given on the practice of Nyung Na on the evening of May 29th. Then Chophel Rinpoche will lead the practice in person on the subsequent days. Prayers will be recited in Tibetan, Chinese and English; sometimes all three languages will be recited simultaneously, and at other times, Tibetan will be followed by English and Chinese. You may attend the entire weekend or just one day. If you are unable to attend, but would like to help sponsor, please contact the office. Flowers or food offerings for the altar are always welcome. Thank you.

 

Instructions:  May 29 (Fri) 7:30-9 PM

Practice Dates and Times:  May 30 (Sat) 5 AM  ~  Jun 1 (Mon) 7 am*

1st session 5:00-7:30 am

2nd session  8:30-11:00 am

3rd session  1:30-4:30 pm

4th session  5:30-8:30 pm

 *only one session on Jun 1 morning from 5-7 AM, breakfast will be offered afterwards.

Registration: We must receive your registration by May 25 to provide enough food and prayer books. Contact the office to register.

 

 

 

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