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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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Four Foundations of Mindfulness — starting February 28, 2018

Whatever meditation practices we may do, they are all intended to increase our mindfulness and awareness, strengthen our sense of inner peace, and improve our ability to deal with our emotions as well. — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation Course 4 Wednesdays Evenings February 28–March 21, 2018 7:00–8:30 PM A meditation practice class […]

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Losar: Welcoming the Year of the Earth Dog — February 16, 2018

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Friday 16 February — LOSAR Celebrations During Losar, we celebrate the occurences of the previous year (whether we deem them as “good” or “bad” and then we let them go in order to make way for the upcoming year. We will start the day at 7:00 AM with chanting and a light breakfast together and […]

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