Starting May 1st (offered weekly)
Since the time of the Buddha, people have practiced mindfulness meditation. Today, both neuroscience and medical research have studied the effects of meditation and discovered many benefits of this practice. These include stress reduction and an increase in our capacity for peace and happiness.
Friday, July 19: 7pm to 9pm
Saturday, July 20: 10am to 7pm
Sunday, July 21: 10am to 5pm
Please join us as we host the Loving Kindness Tour, an exhibition of Buddhist relics going around the world to promote world peace. Continue reading
with Emily Hsu
September 12 – December 19, 2013
Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm (meditation from 6:15-6:45 pm)
In this class, we will continue Shantideva’s classic text “Engaging in the Bodhisattva Deeds” on bodhicitta and the six perfections. This term will focus on Chapter 6, Shantideva’s brilliant and useful teachings on the practice of patience – how to counteract anger and impatience and remain undisturbed in difficult circumstances.
This module will be the fourth in a series that began in Sept 2012 and is part of the FPMT Basic Program (intermediate level). All are welcome to attend.
Registration at door: $15 per class or $10 per class if paid for full month on first Thursday each month.
Your generous donations are essential for the continuation of programs like this. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact us to make arrangements.
With Venerable Robina Courtin
Wednesday, January 9th
When we encounter problems and difficult times, is it possible to make use of these situations to benefit ourselves and others? Join Venerable Robina as she discusses how the point of transforming problems is not to stop the experience, but to stop these so-called “problems” from disturbing our mind and use them to develop our innate potential for love, compassion and kindness. Continue reading
Open Talk with
Geshe Gelek Chodha
Thursday, November 8th
All are welcome to attend!
With bodhichitta you become so precious – like gold, like diamonds.
You become the most perfect object
in the world, beyond compare
with any material things.
– Lama Yeshe, Melbourne, Australia, 1975 Continue reading
Thank you so much for lending your hand and heart in the service of Dharma to bring peace and happiness to our community. Continue reading
SPECIAL GUEST – ALL ARE WELCOME!
Thursday, May 10th
We are very excited to have Venerable Antonio back to give us instructions on how to properly meditate on the mind. Ven. Antonio has been studying and teaching meditation for many years, and has developed a name around the world as a very skillful leader of meditation retreats, in particular his teachings on Vipassana. Continue reading
Discovering Buddhism Course 2
with Venerable Drimay
Tuesdays, April 10 to May 8 (5 classes)
A Half Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
with Sharon Allen
Sunday, April 1, 2012
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Discount Pre-registration Drop-ins welcome. No one turned away due to lack of funds. For more information: Registration & Check-in
Fulfilling family and work obligations, maintaining a busy schedule, always on the go – these are the trends for many people in today’s western society. When does the mind get a break from planning, worrying, solving problems, accomplishing goals and deadlines, rushing to the next activity? Continue reading
Lama Tsongkhapa and Two "Sons"
December 20, 2011
[the 25th day of the Tibetan 10th month]
7pm to 9pm
Light offerings and recitation of prayers and praises
This is the annual celebration of the life of Lama Je Tsongkhapa, Losang Drakpa (1357-1419), the founder of our lineage. The Tibetan lunar calendar and the Jewish lunar calendar usually line up so that Lama Tsongkhapa Day coincides with the beginning of Hanukkah (as it does this year). Continue reading
Do You Have to be Buddhist to Practice Buddhism?
Monday, November 21st
What ideas from Buddhism can be used by people who are not Buddhist?
Everyone is invited to join us for this interesting talk with our special guest. Bring a friend!
Geshe Tashi Tsering is from the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London. He teaches in English and is well-known for his ability to make Buddhist teachings relevant to contemporary life in a warm and humorous style. Continue reading
Buddhapalita, one of the Nalanda Masters. Photo by Christof Spitz, 2010.
Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31
7pm to 9pm
Syllabus with Reading Suggestions – downloadable/printable PDF
Link to beautiful photo album of the 17 Nalanda Masters
January 31st, the last class of this series, will cover the life of Atisha Dipamkara Srijñana and what it means for us in our spiritual career. Continue reading
With Kyczy Hawk
Author & Yoga Instructor
Sunday, November 13, 2011
12:30pm to 3:30 pm
NOTE: weekly classes on Mondays 7-9pm starting January 9th – stay tuned
Yoga and the 12 Step recovery programs share similar tenets and philosophy. This workshop will sketch the broad outlines of their common views. Continue reading
Tuesday, January 3rd
All are welcome! Please join us for an interesting talk on meditation by the author of the book “How to Meditate”, Venerable Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald). She will discuss some of the different types of meditation, the value of doing them, and how they can enhance our practice. Continue reading