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this week at gar drolma

Monday september 26 - sunday october 2

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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

This week's teaching will be on the Six Paramitas. The six perfections (paramitas) are: generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, concentration and wisdom. For each perfection we will be looking at its meaning, the method of following it, its divisions and what should be done in the practice of that perfection.
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sunday

CANDLE

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...)

BUDDHA AMITABHA PRACTICE OCTOBER 2
The first Sunday of every month
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

In this practice one visualizes Amitabha and his retinue and recites his six syllable mantra. Through this practice we purify our obscurations and accumulate merit and wisdom while cultivating the causes for rebirth in Dewachen, Amitabha's pureland. This is a traditional practice associated with death and dying in many Mahayana and Vajrayana buddhist traditions.

During this event we will offer prayers and the lighting of candles for beings who have recently deceased and for all beings.

BODHI BOOK CLUB next discussion October 9th
Dying with Confidence: A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death
Author: Anyen Rinpoche
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
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With great insight into the western mind, Anyen Rinpoche presents an easy to understand guide to the dharma of life’s end. As a Phowa master, Rinpoche is in an ideal position to explain what a Buddhist practitioner should consider, both practically and spiritually, during and following this important stage of life.

We all have temporary and ultimate fears, those of this life and those of the future—but among all our fears is the fear of death. Dying with Confidence gives us the methods to grasp the stronghold beyond death. An incredibly kind book. ~Garchen Rinpoche~

We suggest that due to the comprehensive nature of the material and on going group discussions, if possible you try to attend all sessions.

A FEE OF $27.00 IS REQUESTED TO COVER MATERIALS (Book, Dharma box, Dharma Vision and Will notebook).

LINK TO ONLINE PAYMENT

09‌/18‌/16    Introduction, Chapters 2, 6, 7          
09‌/25/‌16    Chapters 8, 9, 10                          
10‌/09/‌16    Chapters 11 & 12, Appendix VI             
10‌/16/‌16    Chapters 3 & 14; preparation of dharma vision   
10‌/30/16    Chapters 4, 15, Conclusion, Appendix II & III; preparation of a dharma will                   
11‌/13/‌16    Pot luck lunch                          
                  Chapters 5 & 13: preparation of a dharma box



 




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