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Khenpo Tsewang Rigdzin Rinpoche Resumes Teachings
Khenpo Tsewang Rigdzin Rinpoche
Winter Teaching Resumes January 31, 2018
We're happy to announce that Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin will resume his teaching this week. Khenpo will be teaching twice each week, Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Wednesday evenings, 7:00PM - 9:00PM starting January 31 through March Philosophical divisions (continued from last year)
Namcho Ngondro Teachings
Saturday February 3, 2018, 2:00PM - 5:00PM Saturday February 24, 2018, 2:00PM - 4:30PM Saturday March 3, 2018, 4:00PM - 6:00PM Saturday March 10, 2018, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
On Wednesdays beginning January 31, Khenpo will cover a variety of topics, starting with an overview of dharma terms and philosophical divisions. Whether you are just beginning to learn about Buddhism or have been studying for years, this class will be an excellent chance to sort out the key points of Buddhist philosophy. Khenpo will cover the main topics across Hinayana, Mahayana and Secret Mantra - everything from the Four Noble Truths to the Nine Yanas. We will hand out a study guide to help frame the discussion and there will be time for questions.
Saturday teachings will begin February 3rd, with a teaching on Ngondro.
All classes are funded by your donations, but there is no set fee and all are welcome.
Weekly Schedule Buddhist meditation and instructions with Q&A
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Ngondro (Preliminaries) Practice led by Lama Lobtsul
Ngöndro (Wyl.sngon ‘gro) — the preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. The ngöndro practices are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and transformation, at every level of our being. Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana and teachings of Dzogchen, but they also lead him or her gradually towards the experience of enlightenment.
(see calendar below for dates and times)
Guru Rinpoche Day - Puja Each month on the 10th day of the lunar calendar
Dakini Day - Puja Each month on the 25th day of the lunar calendar
Phowa Practice Each month on the 15th day of the lunar calendar
Medicine Buddha Practice Each month on the 30th day of the lunar calendar
Click HERE to read Gyatrul Rinpoche's Spring Teaching "On Pure Vision"
Click on these links to download recordings of public teachings.
This teaching on the meaning and benefits of virtuous offerings and, in particular, of butter lamp offerings was given at Palri Pema Od Ling on January 22. At the end of the session, Rinpoche led us in the Marme Monlam, a special butter lamp offering practice and aspiration prayer.
This teaching on the meaning and importance of the refuge vows — the entrance to and foundation of all Buddhist practices — and the bodhisattva vow — the commitment to achieve compete enlightenment solely for the sake of all other sentient beings -- was given Palri Pema Od Ling on January 23.