Feb
23
Sat
2019
Olympia ~ Heart Jewel
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 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.

Self-Control
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Self-Control

Would you like to have more self-control? This workshop will help you accomplish your goal of self-control! Before attending this workshop, we have an interesting point of consideration – who is in control when you lack self-control?

We will be looking at how impulses develop, how we can have control over them and how we can establish new habits that are in-line with our wishes and ambitions.

The topics covered are useful for everyone and can be easily applied. Everyone is welcome, regardless of background.

Class fee is $25
Reduced rate (50% off) for GP members, seniors, students, and unemployed.

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Prayers for World Peace ~ Olympia
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for guided meditations, prayers for world peace, and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer peace will naturally come about.

Drop-in anytime. Everyone Welcome.

~ $5-10 Suggested Donation ~

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Prayers for World Peace ~ Tacoma
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo for guided meditations, prayers for world peace, and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer peace will naturally come about.

Drop-in anytime. Everyone Welcome.

~ $10 Suggested Donation ~

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/meditateinolympia.org/prayers-for?hceid=bWVkaXRhdGVpbm9seW1waWEub3JnXzJ2bjlqZTBwYzQ1OGtodWNvdHV0Yml2cm9rQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.e2v8ti7494ga8qq6u16nsodppk&hs=121

Olympia ~ WFJ with tsog offerings
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

You are welcome to bring an offering.

Foundation Program
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Olympia: Sundays 6:30- 8:30pm
(Enrolled Students Only Please)

ABOUT FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Foundation Program is ideal for those who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhism through General Program classes, but who wish to learn more and make a deeper commitment to their practice. Through regular teachings, meditation, systematic study and group discussion, the FP offers support and structure to our spiritual life. This program affords an opportunity to gain authentic experience of Dharma without abandoning our modern lifestyle. Warm friendships develop as students inspire each other, sharing insights and experiences of the spiritual path.

The success of the program lies in the manageable commitment made by the student, and in the clear structure of study. Students sign up to study a book or part of a book, agree to attend each class, learn the material, and to take a test at the conclusion of the study. Class meets once a week for two hours.

WHAT HAPPENS AT CLASS?
Prior to class, students study an assigned portion of the text, usually a few pages, and remember the essential points. The class begins with chanted prayers and guided meditation. The teacher then reads the assigned selection from the book while giving commentary to the text. The students then divide into pairs to discuss the material. The teacher and students conclude by deciding what to meditate on in the next class and how to practice during the coming week.

HOW DO I JOIN?
Attending class on one of our open enrollment dates is the best time to join, but you may also join at other times by contacting us first at [email protected] Students may attend three classes before deciding to formally join the FP. Enrolling in FP means you become a ‘member’ of TKBC and all other regular classes and retreats are included with your monthly $65 membership.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Feb
25
Mon
2019
Olympia ~ Heart Jewel
Feb 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.

Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Feb 25 @ 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

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/meditateinolympia.org/olympia?hceid=bWVkaXRhdGVpbm9seW1waWEub3JnXzJwdmNuMzNzbnUwb3RjODBldGU4MTd1MDRnQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.lnerd7iiqdgaspjrli0u4impg0&hs=121

Olympia ~ Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Feb 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)

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Olympia ~ Heart Jewel
Feb 27 @ 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.