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This month at gar drolmA
And events for 2014
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Wednesday july 2

Six Bardos

Wednesday July 9
Refuge

Wednesday July 16
Four Noble Truths

WEDNESDAY July 23
Shamatha Meditation

WEDNESDAY July 30
Karma Cause and Effect

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Gar Drolma Choling
Schedule 2014
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AUGUST
Guru Rinpoche Birthday (Actual Wednesday 6th)

SEPTEMBER
Guru Rinpoche Drubchö
     Dates TBA

DECEMBER
Lha Bhab Duchen (Actual Saturday 13th)
Sunday 14th:
                        Buddha’s Prayer
                        Sutra Chanting
                        Sutra mantra accumulation
Nyungne Retreat
            Saturday 20th – 22nd  
Christmas
            Thursday 25th: World Peace Prayer
New Year’s Eve
            Wednesday 31st: Potluck in the evening to celebrate New Year’s Eve
Traditional New Year’s Prayers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This week at gar drolma

VAJRAKILAYA PRACTICE ON SATURDAY
& SANGHA MEETING ON SUNDAY

Monday july 21 - sunday july 27
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TUESDAY

 

Ngondro (preliminary) practices
(more info)
Time: 6-7:30 pm

We will spend 2 weeks on each of the practices; Mandala offering, Vajrasattva recitation, and Refuge combined with prostrations.

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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wednesday

 

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 Shamatha meditation. This helps to free the mind from disturbing emotions and conceptual thinking processes. It brings the mind under control, under discipline, with some degree of single pointed focus, with full alertness of mind. By doing this meditation, the individual is able to suppress disturbing emotions and gain inner peace, harmony and balance.
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SATURDAY

 

Vajrakilaya Practice
Saturday July 26th 9am-12pm

Teacher: Khenpo Samdup

Vajrakilaya is a wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva, the buddha of purification. The practice of Vajrakilaya focuses on removing intense inner and outer obstacles to peace, happiness, and enlightenment. In today's difficult times, anxieties about our personal life and world conditions can create disturbing thought-forms within us.
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Sunday

SANGHA MEETING SUNDAY JULY 27TH
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Curious about what is going on at Gar Drolma? Want to ask questions or comment about programming? Or maybe you  just want to have lunch and socialize!
Lunch will be provided.


 

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: 10:00-11:00am
Teachers: Khenpo Samdup & Tsunma Rinzin Khando

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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