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Compassion in Action: Lunch for Homeless Community — March 28, 2018

When everything is good, we can sit on our cushions. When there are things to take care of, we should get up and do it. Even Buddha said it is hard for a person to make progress when he is hungry. — Venerable Pannavati (Real Change, 2012)   Compassion in Action Lunch for Homeless Community […]

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The Fruits of Meditation Practice with Venerable Pannavati — March 27, 2018

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We don’t really make a shift from me to other; the shift is made for us in the cultivation of practice. It’s like being on the shore and entering the ocean. As you wade into the water, the action of the waves begins to take over, and soon your feet aren’t even touching the bottom […]

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Milarepa, His Disciples, and the Yogic Tradition — April 13–15, 2018

There is no figure more revered by Tibetans than Milarepa, the great eleventh-century poet and saint. An ordinary man who, through sheer force of effort, faith, and perseverance, overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles on the spiritual path to achieve enlightenment in a single lifetime, he stands as an exemplar of what it is to lead a […]

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Hinayana: The Path of The Noble Ones — starting March 28, 2018

Buddhism is a journey into the depths of one’s heart and mind, the inner reality of one’s essence, an exploration of who we are and what we are. This spiritual journey is nothing more and nothing less than discovering this inner reality. — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche  Wednesdays, March 28—July 18, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM Buddhism is not […]

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Umdze Training Workshop — March 17, 2018

Have you always wanted to hold the Umdze seat, but don’t feel you have the training or the confidence to do so? Do you need to review the umdze procedures? Would “umdze practice” sessions with constructive feedback be helpful? Do you just need to spend some time ringing the gong? If you’ve said “yes” to […]

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