Week of October 1-6, 2018

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends,
Tuesday 10/2 7 PM Green Tara sadhana, Confession of Downfalls 
Sunday 10/7 
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha
  • 10:00 shamata meditation (calm abiding) and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:00 Video teaching by the 17th Karmapa “3 Principle Aspects of the Path” June 2018, Kagyu Monlam


Upcoming Special Event: 
Sand Mandala
at the College of St. Rose
October 22 – 26
 Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, 959 Madison Ave., Albany
Artist Lama Karma Chopal
Opening Ceremony 10/22 9 AM,  Open daily 10 AM – 9 PM
Come and help create the mandala under the direction of Lama Karma Chopal 


I have noticed that some people are uncomfortable when they are told that change is a fundamental part of life, or that nothing lasts forever.  Yet impermanence is just a basic fact of our existence – it is neither good or bad in itself.  When we face impermanence wisely, we have an opportunity to cultivate a more constructive way of relating to that reality.  If we do so, we can actually learn to feel at ease in the face of unexpected change, and work comfortably with whatever new situations might occur.

The Heart is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out by The 17th Karmapa