Week of October 15-21, 2018

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Tuesday 10/16 7 PM Guru Rinpoche Tsok with Lama Zopa  presiding.  A tsok is a powerful purification practice where we pray, chant, recite mantras and make food offerings.   Kindly bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic beverage to share.  Note in order for us to begin on time, set up begins at 6:30.  

Saturday 10/20 Dakpo Targyen class for those who are currently enrolled.  
  • Morning session 10 AM – 12 noon
  • Afternoon session 2 PM – 4:00
Sunday 10/21 
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (calm abiding) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation.  Free meditation instruction is available as needed
  • 11:15 Lama Zopa teaching “Why do we Confess Misdeeds
Kindly arrive early to sessions…practice begins promptly
Upcoming Special Event, 10/22 – 10/26:  Sand Mandala at College of St. Rose, Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary – 959 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY
  • Opening Ceremony 10/22 9 AM
  • Open daily 10 AM – 9 PM
Come and help create the mandala with artist Lama Karma Chopal
I hope you can come to one or all of our programs!
Yours in the Dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
Why do we need to contemplate impermanence? The fact that things change does not mean we lose something.  Rather it is a sign that we have new opportunities and new options.  We meditate on impermanence in order to see that the change that takes place moment to moment represents moment after moment of opportunity. The opportunities that are available to us are inexhaustible and limitless, and are arising continuously.  We meditate on impermanence so that we can make full use of these opportunities and make good choices.
17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, 
Nurturing Compassion: Teachings from the 1st Visit yo Europe