Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center
We have a very auspicious name, given to us by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Ocean of Compassion is a loose translation of our center’s Tibetan name. Gyalwa Gyatso is the Tibetan name of the esoteric form of the Buddha of Compassion, (Tib. Chenrezig; Skt. Avalokiteshvara). Gyalwa means Victorious One and Gyatso means Ocean. Continue reading
Volunteer dressing a wound
Your printer ink can now save lives.
Our center has partnered with Planet Green, an ink cartridge re-manufacturer to fundraise. Planet Green donates 15% of the total amount of ink cartridges purchased though our account to our cause. In the next six months, all amounts fundraised through Planet Green will be sent to the Shakyamuni Buddha Community Health Project (SBCHP). Continue reading
Get the Fall 2012 Newsletter here, or pick up a copy at the center. See announcements about two visiting geshés who will be teaching at our center this Fall. Plus, a stop-press announcement about Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Vajrapani Institute at the end of September. The back page shows the Fall schedule at a glance, including three classes being taught by Resident Teacher, Emily Hsu.
♦ August 14
Tuesday morning, 10:30 to noon
Please join Buddhist nun, Venerable Drimay for a late morning guided meditation and teaching. Continue reading
Our center is affiliated with an organization called the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, or the FPMT. Here is a video that tells a little bit about that: Continue reading
Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center is making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
July 7th & 8th from 10:00 am to 10:00 am
Help build some enthusiasm for the event by coming to the kick-off at 10am Saturday!
at the Campbell Community Center track (map) Continue reading
The newsletter for Spring 2012 – April, May, June – has been published. The theme is meditation. Continue reading
We are sorry to announce that the qigong classes have been discontinued due to low attendance.
What: Some of the relics from the Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour will visit our center for an afternoon session of practice and sharing.
When: 3pm to 5pm, Saturday, May 12, 2012
Why: because these relics are a rare and special blessing in the world
Who: All are invited to join this afternoon of blessings.
Details about donations, volunteering and the afternoon’s program are below.
Twice this month, the date for performing the tsok offering falls on a Saturday, the day that Ven. Drimay leads practices at 3:00 in the afternoon. Here is the schedule: Continue reading
The Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center’s Board of Directors is happy to announce an updated, improved Membership program. As many of you know, the center was on the brink of closing the doors just prior to the successful year end Matching Donation Fund Raiser. Continue reading
Download the pdf of our Winter 2011-2012 newsletter with the program-at-a-glance on the back to print out (to keep on your fridge), or pick up a copy next time you are at the center.
LMB staff member Jesse Nickel drew this adorable winter scene especially for our newsletter.
“What is a Real Holiday?” – an open talk by Ven. Drimay, Tues. Dec.13, 7pm
Daytime Program Introductory Program, with Ven. Drimay, Dec. 13 & Jan. 10, 10:30am
“The Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland” with Geshe Dakpa, Sat. Dec. 17, 3-5pm
Lama Tsongkhapa Day celebration, Tues. Dec. 20, 2011 [Tib. 25], 7pm
Holiday break: The center is closed from Dec. 22, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012 – Happy New Year
Special Guest Speaker, Ven. Sangye Khadro on “How to Meditate”, Tues. Jan. 3rd, 7pm
New Yoga classes start in January – on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings
“Origins and Overview of Our Tradition” with Ven. Drimay, Jan. 10 ~ 31, Tuesdays at 7pm
Special Insight 4: Wisdom of Emptiness with Emily Hsu, Jan. 12–Mar. 15, Thursdays at 7pm
“How Can We Create a Compassionate Culture” with Pam Cayton, Tues. Feb. 7th, 7pm
Update: We have met and exceeded our matching grant goal. Many thanks. Donations still gratefully accepted. Read more below. Continue reading