Saturday Series with Kelsang Chogyop
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra reveal the very essence of Buddha’s teachings on Sutra and Tantra, through which we can attain the state of a Conqueror Buddha in one short human life.
We are really delighted to present a special series based on Part One and Part Two of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra! This is the heart practice of Kadampa Buddhism, and the quick path to enlightenment.
Classes will include the transmission of Ven. Geshe-la’s extra oral instructions to the book, as given to students during the NKT Summer Festival 2016 and ITTP 2017.
Gaining the slightest experience of these blessed instructions will revolutionize your life, transforming the ordinary into a blissful path to full enlightenment.
Everyone is welcome to attend these teachings, though you should have a highest yoga tantra empowerment or the intention to receive the precious empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini in the future which make these practices effective.
Class Dates: Sept 30, Oct 14, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16
Class fee: $15
Wednesdays, 7 – 8:15pm
Note- new earlier time, starting 9/13/17
with Buddhist nun, Kelsang Chogyop
About this class:
“When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life
Our Wednesday evening introductory meditation class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic, and ends with another guided meditation. Class is followed by refreshments and time to chat with the teacher and other students.
Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.
Family Meditation and Kids Class!
with Kelsang Chogyop and Anna Abeyta
We’ve moved the class to Saturdays, once a month!
Next class: We’ll be back in August. Have a great summer!
$15 per family
Children do art and other crafts while their parents enjoy a guided meditation and teaching in the next room.
Enjoy a morning together as a family in the sunny, peaceful space of our meditation center. For parents, this is a wonderful introductory class if you are new to meditation or Buddhist teachings. And it’s a playful, fun experience for kids!
Prayers for World Peace, with meditation teachers Chris Taylor and Marlin Nissen
Sundays, 10:30 – 11:45am
Our Sunday drop-in meditation classes include guided meditations, a short prayer dedicated to world peace, and a teaching on a Buddhist topic. In these classes, we can learn and practice essential meditation techniques, reduce stress, and develop lasting happiness. In so doing, we can find real inner peace within our own hearts and in this way contribute to world peace.
No previous experience necessary, everyone welcome. Donations welcome.
The first Sunday of the month, Marlin will teach the class and afterwards there will be a potluck brunch- yummy eggs and pancakes- for anyone who wants to stay and enjoy good food and conversation. Feel free to bring a dish to share.
“Our job is to pray for world peace – anytime, anywhere. With compassion, we make dedications and pray to develop and maintain inner and outer peace and harmony. We know there are so many dangers and problems arising right now, war and terrible things. We try to repair, to pacify, to cause all dangers and obstacles to cease through our prayers. With compassion, we pray every day for world peace, that the people of this world will experience peaceful and happy minds and meaningful lives. Through our pure intention, the power of our prayers and particularly through receiving blessings from enlightened beings, results will come, definitely. Our job is to pray.”
– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, given at the opening of the US Kadampa World Peace Temple, October 2006