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This month at gar drolmA
And events for 2014
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Wednesday december 3

Six Bardos

Wednesday december 10
Refuge

Wednesday decem
ber 17
Four Noble Truths

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24
Center Closed

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 31
Center Closed

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This WEEK at gar drolma
Monday December 15- Sunday December 21
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TUESDAY

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Meditation & Yoga
Tuesdays: November 4 thru December 16
Time: 7 - 8:30pm

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From 7:00-7:30 pm our resident teacher, Khenpo Samdup, will offer
instruction, practice, and guidance in calm-abiding meditation; the
foundation of all Buddhist meditation practice.

Following the meditation sessions, join Indigo Yoga co-founder,
Barb Morsa RYT, for a six week series designed to lay a strong
foundation for practice and quiet the “monkey mind” through yoga
asana, pranayama (yogic breathwork), mindfulness meditation and
visualization techniques.

Learn step by step how to engage in a safe and meaningful yoga
practice that will serve you in so many ways. All adult ages, body type
s and fitness levels are welcome! Beginner's Mind - 6 week series
(overview and syllabus for series)

Cost: $20 for the entire 6 week series or recommended donation of
$4 for individual classes.
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wednesday

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OPEN MEDITATION PRACTICE
Time: 6-6:30 pm

During Open Meditation practice individuals are welcome to come to the
temple for silent meditation, shinay, or their own mantra meditation
practice. This practice is suitable for all students.

BEGINNERS BUDDISM CLASS
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Teacher:Khenpo Samdup

This week's teaching will be on the Four Noble Truths which contain the essence of the Buddha's teachings. It was these four principles that the Buddha came to understand during his meditation under the bodhi tree.
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THURSDAY

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Ngondro Instruction & Practice
Thursdays: October 23 - December 18
Time: 6-7:30pm
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We will spend time on each of the practices: Mandala offering, Vajrasattva recitation, and Refuge combined with prostrations. Sessions will include explanations with time for questions as well as plenty of time to practice. This will be a great way to deepen and support your Ngondro practice!

These practices are powerful and efficient methods for accumulating merit and purifying obscurations. Practically, these trainings help develop positive, virtuous qualities, weaken and diminish obscurations and negative qualities, and render the practitioner receptive to more subtle teachings.
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FRIDAY

Mind and Consciousness
DECEMBER 19th
7:00 – 8:30pm

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What is mind? Is it synonymous with consciousness, or is it something else? Western science considers the human mind the pinnacle of evolutionary processes. Further, Western scientists believe the mind is unquestionably tied to the brain: It comes into existence when the brain is formed, and ends when the brain dies.

Background Material:
What is the Mind? By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Five Buddha Families and Eight Consciousnesses; Khenchen Trangu Rinpoche.
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SATURDAY

Nyungne Retreat
Saturday December 20th
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Teacher:Khenpo Samdup
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9:00am-12:00pm Nyungne Practice*
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-4:00pm Nyungne Practice

Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas. We develop the enlightened quality of compassion through Chenrezig practice and mantra recitation as well as by compassionate conduct toward all beings.

The Nyungne Retreat is a Tibetan Buddhist practice designed especially for lay practitioners to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom.
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TEMPLE OPENS
Time: 8:30am

NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION
Time: 8:45-9:00am

Want to find out more about Buddhism, but don’t know where to start? This program is for you—whether you’re just curious about what a Buddhist mediation center is like or you’ve been thinking about learning more about Buddhism. Our Newcomers Orientation is a relaxed introduction to our center and our programs. Come for a tour. Come with your questions. All are welcome.

SILENT MEDITATION - Upper Level
Time: 9:00am-9:45am

BOOK DISCUSSION - Lower Level
Time: 9:00am – 9:45am

Join Khenpo as he leads a discussion from his book "Learning Buddhism: Source of Temporary and Permanent Happiness, is a condensed compilation that reflects the essence of the Buddha's teachings, as well as the commentaries and treatises of all the great learned one's who followed. It is a compilation that will be useful for the current times, and particularly for those who have sincere interest in the Buddhadharma.  


WHITE TARA & ACHI PRACTICE
Time: 10:00-11:15am
Teachers: Khenpo Samdup

White Tara is always depicted as a peaceful deity. Her special function is to promote long life, both for the practitioner and for others. Ultimately, she is the very nature of the dharmakaya, and her practice is a means for attaining liberation. (more info...)

Mother Achi was the grandmother of Lord Jigton Sumgon, founder of the Drikung Lineage. To this day she remains a great dharma protector of the Buddha's teachings. Although Achi has a particular commitment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. (more info...)



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