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

Vajrayana Empowerment

Wednesday april 9
Six Bardos

Wednesday april 16
Refuge

wednesday april 23
Four Noble Truths

WEDNESDAY APRIL 30
Shamata Meditation

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Gar Drolma Choling
Schedule 2014
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APRIL
Spring Retreat with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
(Thursday 17- Sunday 27)

MAY
           
JUNE
Birth of the Buddha
            Thursday 5th : No special practice 
Saga Dawa Düchen (Actual Friday 13th)
            Saturday 14th: Dzogchen Teachings and Amitabha accumulation begins
            Sunday 15th: Dzogchen Teachings
            Sunday 29th: End of Amitabha accumulation.  Lama Chopa Tsok

JULY
H.H. Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche’s Birthday (Tuesday 23rd)
Chökhor Duchen (Actual Wednesday 30th)
            Sunday 27th: Four Noble Truths and Drikung Kagu Lineage History Teachings
                       
AUGUST
Guru Rinpoche Birthday (Actual Wednesday 6th)

SEPTEMBER
Guru Rinpoche Drubchö
            Thursday 11th: Drubchö begins
            Friday 12th: Evening Practice
            Saturday 13th: Practice all day
            Sunday 14th: Practice all day
            Monday 15th: Evening Practice
            Tuesday 16th: Conclude Drubchö with Tsok in evening

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spring retreat with h.e. garchen rinpoche begins
this week at gar drolma:


SCHEDULE FOR:
Monday April 14- Sunday April 27, 2014
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MONDAY APRIL 14

NGONDRO PRACTICE & TEACHINGS
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Teacher: Khenpo Samdup

We warmly invite you to attend a new 12-week series of teachings
by Khenpo Samdup starting in January and concluding
Monday April 14th on 3 of the core Ngondro practices of the
Drikung Kagyu lineage. (more info)
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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 16

buddha
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  Refuge. To take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the basis of Buddhism.
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APRIL 17 - APRIL 27 - retreat with garchen rinpoche
For more information on the retreat click here

Chakrasamvara Retreat Schedule


Thursday, April 17th - CHAKRASAMVARA EMPOWERMENT
Fee for the day: $35-75 sliding scale
5:30-7:00pm                Registration
7:00-9:00pm                Chakrasamvara Empowerment

Friday, April 18th
Fee for the day: $35-75 sliding scale
8:30-10:00am                Registration
10:00am-Noon              Chakrasamvara Practice
Noon-2:00pm                Lunch break
2:00-5:00pm                 Chakrasamvara Teachings 
 
Saturday, April 19th
Fee for the day: $35-75 sliding scale
8:30-10:00am                Registration
10:00am-Noon              Chakrasamvara Practice
Noon-2:00pm                Lunch break
2:00-5:00pm                 Chakrasamvara Teachings

Sunday, April 20th
Fee for the day: $35-75 sliding scale
8:30-10:00am                Registration
10:00am-Noon              Chakrasamvara Practice
Noon-2:00pm                Lunch break
2:00-5:00pm                 Chakrasamvara Teachings 


Wednesday April 23rd,
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

PUBLIC TALK:
FINDING PEACE & HEALTH THROUGH MEDITATION

Students, the public, and friends and family are invited to attend this special evening at Gar Drolma. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Garchen Rinpoche in a warm, relaxed setting. His public talks inspire Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. This talk will discuss the positive impact practicing meditation can bring to our sense of inner well-being, as well as our health. There is no fee for the public talk however donations are welcome.



Methods of Meditation Retreat Schedule

Thursday April 24th Day One Shamata (Calm Abiding)
Fee for the day $35-75 sliding scale
8:00-10:00am   Registration
10:00am          Shamata (Calm Abiding) with object meditation teaching
11:00am          Meditation with Rinpoche
11:30am          Discussion following meditation
12:00-2:00pm  Lunch Break
2:00pm            Shamata (Calm Abiding) with breath meditation
3:00pm            Meditation with Rinpoche
3:30 pm           Break
4:00pm            Shamata (Calm Abiding) without object & benefits of Shamata meditation
4:30pm            Meditation with Rinpoche
5:00pm            Discussion following meditation
5:30pm            Teachings will end for the day
6:00-7:00pm    Temple will be open for silent meditation
 

Friday April 25th Day Two Vipassana (Special Insight) Meditation
Fee for the day $35-75 sliding scale
8:00-10:00am  Registration
10:00am          Analytical meditation thru examination
11:00am          Meditation with Rinpoche
11:30am          Discussion following meditation
12:00-2:00pm  Lunch Break
2:00pm            Non-analytical meditation  
3:00pm            Meditation with Rinpoche
3:30pm            Break
4:00pm            Rinpoche discusses his experience of Vipassana meditation
4:30pm            Meditation with Rinpoche
5:00pm            Discussion following meditation
5:30pm            Teachings will end for the day
6:00-7:00pm    Temple will be open for silent meditation
   
         
Saturday April 26th Day Three Generation Stage Meditation
Fee for the day $35-75 sliding scale
8:00-10:00am   Registration
10:00am          Front generation stage of meditation
11:00am          Meditation with Rinpoche
11:30am          Discussion following meditation
12:00-2:00pm  Lunch Break
1:00pm           Refuge
2:00pm            Self generation stage of meditation
3:00pm            Meditation with Rinpoche
3:30pm            Break
4:00pm            Rinpoche experience teaching
4:30pm            Meditation with Rinpoche
5:00pm            Discussion following meditation
5:30pm            Teachings will end for the day
6:00-7:00pm    Temple will be open for silent meditation
 

Sunday April 27th Day Four Completion Stage Meditation
Fee for the day $35-75 sliding scale
8:00-10:00am   Registration
10:00am          Completion stage of meditation
11:00am          Meditation with Rinpoche
11:30am          Discussion following meditation
12:00-2:00pm  Lunch Break
2:00pm            Completion stage of meditation
3:00pm            Meditation with Rinpoche
3:30pm            Break
4:00pm            Rinpoche experience teaching
4:30pm            Meditation with Rinpoche
5:00pm            Discussion following meditation
5:30pm            Teachings will end for the day
6:00-7:00pm    Temple will be open for silent meditation




 


 

 







 

 







 

 

 

 



 



 




 



 


 



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