October 2016

Posted on September 29th, 2016 by Laura Roth

Regular Schedule

Sunday: 9AM Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

10 AM Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)

11:15 AM Teaching or other program

Tuesday at 7PM: First, Third, and Fifth Tuesdays Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Second & Fourth Tuesdays Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls

Highlights for October 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 4th, we will dedicate our Chenrezig/Amitabha practice to the memory of Lou Ferayorni, who died last year on October 5th. Hard to believe it’s been a year already.

On Saturday, Oct. 8th, at 9:30AM, we will hold group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Sunday, Oct. 9th, Lama Zopa will complete his important teaching series on The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma, by teaching the 4th thought, Defects of Samsara.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11th, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok. This is an offering of the five 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 Sundays, Oct. 23rd & 30th, we will begin offering a series of introductory teachings based on Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s book Excellent at the Beginning, which is available at our bookstore. This series will be taught by senior students, beginning with Laura Roth. This is very important information for people new to our center and a good review for more experienced practitioners as well.

Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM

Oct. 2: Lama Zopa will answer questions from the book study on The Way of the Bodhisattva.

Oct. 9: Lama Zopa will teach on the 4th of the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma.

Oct. 16: Book study, The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chapter 5.

Oct. 23: 1st talk of the introductory series, Connecting with the Buddhist teachings. (see above)

Oct. 30: 2nd talk of the introductory series, The Practice of Meditation

Tuesday Programs at 7PM

Oct. 4: Chenrezig/Amitabha (dedicated to Lou Ferayorni)

Oct. 11: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Oct. 18: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Oct. 25: Short Green Tara, etc.

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