Monthly Archives: September 2017

Winter & Spring Schedule 2018

Our Hand-painted Shrine & Buddha Statue

Please join us Every Monday 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In our shrine room at 35 Vesper Lane (front cottage; directly opposite Cato Lane) 

See Below for Special Events

A weekly session of meditation, practice, study & chanting in the Kagyu lineage tradition as we continue our Pathwork in learning about and practicing Buddhism with Lama Yeshe Palmo. All are welcome! Open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted ($20/person suggested).

Our Weekly Topic this season…
A combination of classic & modern that promotes awareness & emotional literacy

Each meeting has Three Parts:

1. We begin each meeting with group chanting of the meditation on Chenrezig, Bodhisattva of Compassion. Texts provided. Followed by:

2. Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Led by Lama Yeshe Palmo, we will explore in depth the famous and universally loved poem for daily living, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, that has inspired many generations of Buddhists and non-Buddhists since it was first composed in the 8th century by the famous Indian Buddhist master Shantideva. A classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of Buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences.

Our study is based mainly on two books: Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by Shantideva and Nectar of Manjushri’s Speeach as the commentary.

To purchase these books on Amazon:

CLICK HERE for Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE for Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, a Detailed Commentary on Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva 

3Project Happiness

If you have ever wondered how to be happy, the good news you will discover is that happiness is not just a state; it’s a skill that is available to everyone. This course for teens and adults combines activities developed by leading neurologists, psychologists, and Tibetan Buddhist teachers.

CLICK HERE to purchase your copy of Project Happiness Handbook.

Having your own copy of the books is recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Wednesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement.

 

Special Events

Happy New Year!
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Tibetan New Year ~ Losar Celebration ~ Year of the Earth Dog!

Saturday or Sunday, February 10 or 11, time TBA ~KAPSE MAKING
Join us in a cookie-making party as we create the traditional Tibetan New Year’s cookies for the shrine! Followed by making the fancy torma offerings. At 11 Friendship Lane.

LOSAR EVE, Thursday, February 15, 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Mahakala protector chanting with Chiblu practice to avert obstacles in the New Year.
In our shrine room.

LOSAR DAY, Friday, February 16, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
White Mahakala, Ngasol, & Yang Guk Chanting to summon abundance.
In our shrine room.

Sunday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. FIRE PUJA
On the 3rd day of the New Year, a traditional Riwo Sangchu or fire offering.
Bring unopened foods, no meat or eggs.
11 Friendship Lane

To confirm times/dates and for more information: 508-228-1257