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This week at gar drolma
Monday june 27 - sunday july 3
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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 weeks 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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thursday

NGONDRO PRACTICE
Time: 6-7:30pm

Ngondro means “preliminary.” This set of 3-5 practices is traditionally accomplished before one begins training in the more subtle
practices of the Tantras, Mahamudra, or Dzogchen. While referred to as “preliminary” many masters have stated that Ngondro is
a complete method by which one can attain enlightenment.

On Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. we will meet to discuss and practice the preliminaries (ngondro). All current ngondro practitioners, regardless of the lineage you follow and version of the practice that you engage in are welcome.

Sessions will be divided into a period of discussion followed by a period of practice. Participants may practice whichever section of ngondro they are currently accumulating. Whether you are just starting your practice, or anywhere in the midst of the process please join us for support, encouragement and group practice.

If you would like to practice ngondro, but have not received instruction, please send an email: admin@gardrolmacourses.com to arrange a time for an individual introduction to and instructions for beginning the 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 teacjhings.
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friday july 1st

BUDDHIST and WESTERN CONCEPTS STUDY GROUP
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
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Consciousness, Panpsychism, and Secret Buddhist Teachings (part 2)

One of the hottest discussions in contemporary science is where does consciousness come from? That is, why is it that some things (i.e., sentient beings) experience perception, cognition, emotion, while other things (e.g., floors, tables, etc.) do not? Last month we discussed
the three dominant views in play in the Western discussion of consciousness. The first is that consciousness arises in all systems when
they reach a sufficient level of computational complexity. This includes animate and inanimate systems. The second is that evolutionary pressures produced consciousness. It started as a random reshuffling of the genes and enhanced the fitness of the organism that possessed it. The third view is that consciousness is coextensive with life. If something is alive, it possesses consciousness. As noted then, all of these views have major difficulties.

Dependent Origination

http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/2009/09/awakening-to-dependent-origination/

http://www.rinpoche.com/teachings/12links.pdf

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/snapshot05.htm

Three Kayas

http://www.padmasambhava.org/morning/teachings/The%20Three%20Kayas%20Khenpo%20Rinpoche%20Pema
%20Mandala%20Fall%202005.pdf

Intentionality

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intentionality

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/intentionality/
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sunday july 3rd

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 JULY 3
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.

 




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