Schedule for May 2016

Posted on April 26th, 2016 by Laura Roth

Highlights for May 2016

On Sunday, May 1st, Lama Zopa will begin a 2-part teaching on The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma. He will cover the first two: Precious human life and Impermanence.

On Saturday, May 7th, at 9:30AM, we will hold a Long Green Tara practice. Please do not eat meat or eggs before the practice.

On Saturday, May 14th, at 9:30AM, we will hold a group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Tuesday, May 17th, at 7PM, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok. This is an offering of the 5 sense pleasures to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings in which we share. Preparation is at 6:30PM. All are welcome. Please bring a vegetarian snack or drink such as crackers, cheese, cookies, nuts, fruit, chips, juice or bottled tea.

On Saturday, May 21st there will be a field trip to Karme Ling Retreat Center in Delhi to participate in Amitabha retreat prayers and interment of ashes in the Columbarium for dear ones who have passed, including Lou Ferayorni.

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM

May 1: Lama Zopa will teach on the first two of The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma.

May 8: Lama Zopa will give an introduction to the Mani mantra, followed by short Chenrezig sadhana and chanting of Mani’s for accumulation for the Million Mani Retreat at KTD.

May 15: We will clean the shrine for Saka Dawa and hold a group meeting to plan for our participation in the VegFest on June 4 at the Polish Community Center. More to follow.

May 22: We will celebrate Saka Dawa, anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment and parinirvana, with special prayers after a brief introduction by Lama Zopa.

May 29: Book study: Into the Heart of Life, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. Chapter 9.

Tuesday Programs at 7PM

May 3: Chenrezig/Amitabha and phowa         May 17: Guru Rinpoche Tsok (see above)

May 10: Short Green Tara, etc.                        May 24: Short Green Tara, etc.

May 31: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Thursdays: Dakpo Targyen class on May 5 and May 26 only.

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.