Jan
23
Tue
2018
Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

The practice of making prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas is a sublime and powerful purification practice through which we cleanse the mind of the imprints of previous negative actions and thoughts. Making prostrations is both excellent physical and mental exercise, and involves the full integration of body, speech, and mind.

Everyone is Welcome

Heart Jewel
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdän. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

About 1 hour ~ Contains time for silent meditation.

Simply Meditate: Having a Powerful Meditation Practice
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.

If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

These classes will provide you with perfect instructions to the essential components of an effective and joyful meditation practice. If we understand how to meditate correctly, we will have real confidence in our practice, and results will arise effortlessly!

Drop in anytime
~ Cost $10 per class
~ $5 for Students/Seniors
~ Free for Members

Jan
24
Wed
2018
Heart Jewel
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdän. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

About 1 hour ~ Contains time for silent meditation.

Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Change your mind, change your day!

Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

Class fee is $8
Free for members

Jan
25
Thu
2018
Heruka Day
Jan 25 all-day

Heruka is a principal Deity (Tantric Buddha) of Mother Tantra, who is the embodiment of indivisible bliss and emptiness.

Heruka has a blue-coloured body, four faces, and twelve arms, and embraces his consort Vajravarahi. These two are not two different entities, as an ordinary husband and wife are two different people; in reality, their divine embrace symbolizes the union of great bliss and emptiness, which are one and the same essence.

For the practice of Heruka, see the book Essence of Vajrayana and the CD Songs of the Vajra Father.

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Heart Jewel
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdän. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

About 1 hour ~ Contains time for silent meditation.

Olympia ~ Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra that is a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon our Spiritual Guide as a Buddha and making praises and requests, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path, and training the mind, as well as both the generation state and completion state of Highest Yoga Tantra. By relying upon Je Tsongkhapa our compassion, wisdom and spiritual power naturally increase. This practice includes a tsog offering – please bring a food or drink offering with you if you wish. (2 hours)

Everyone is Welcome

Introduction to Buddhism
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

“Although Buddism is an ancient religion that first appeared in the East, the practices taught by Buddha are timeless and universally applicable.These days, many people are discovering that Buddhism has answers to questions and solution to problems that can not be found anywhere else.”

~Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Come join us to the explaration of this most heart opening and profound path that has gifted countless people with the perfect happiness that comes from spiritual practice.

Everyone welcome
Class fee is $10
reduced rates available

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Heart Jewel
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdän. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

About 1 hour ~ Contains time for silent meditation.