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Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Palden 10:00 AM
Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Palden
Oct 1 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Palden
Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Palden Thursday – Sunday, September 28 – October 1,  10:00am-5:00pm daily; will end at 4pm on Sunday. 4-day Non-residential Retreat with Lama Palden Mahamudra meditation provides a precise, graduated, step-by-step process for coming to the realization of the true nature of mind & reality, and then being able to rest in that true nature –  peaceful, content and joyous no matter what is happening. Without realization of the nature of what is, we are often trying to arrange phenomena to be the way we would like,[...]
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Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation 7:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation Beginning September 11, 2017: Every Monday at 7:00pm In these turbulent times, we are all looking for a place of sanctuary where we can find peace and meaning. Please join us on Monday evenings for a simple group meditation where we can feel the support of shared silence and discover the inner sanctuary that lies within each individual heart as well as our collective heart. Meditating with a group can be a powerful support for beginning or deepening your spiritual practice. Join Barbara[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Oct 3 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation Beginning Sept. 5, 2017: Every Tuesday 9:30 – 11:00 am Meditation is a way to calm the mind and allow our natural deep well of serenity, love and wisdom to flourish in our hearts. minds and in our daily lives. But we all know it is not easy to sit quietly. To do so we need to have harmony between our body and mind, to be grounded in the present moment, and to feel stable, confident and whole. Lujong, Tibetan yoga, has been[...]
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Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training 7:00 PM
Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training
Oct 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training
Lojong: The Seven Points of Mind Training 8 Thursday evenings: Sept 28 through Nov 16, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm IN THIS CLASS, we will begin the investigation the Seven Points of Mind Training and fifty-nine slogans designed to help us to transform all of life’s circumstances into practice. The fifty-nine slogans form a very skillful set of antidotes to the habitual patterns of thoughts and emotion that cause us suffering These teachings were brought to Tibet in the eleventh century and have since been practiced by all Tibetan lineages. Each class will[...]
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Bodhi Program Retreat 9:00 AM
Bodhi Program Retreat
Oct 6 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bodhi Program Retreat
Open only to program participants.    
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Bodhi Program Retreat 9:00 AM
Bodhi Program Retreat
Oct 7 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bodhi Program Retreat
Open only to program participants.    
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Bodhi Program Retreat 9:00 AM
Bodhi Program Retreat
Oct 8 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bodhi Program Retreat
Open only to program participants.    
Chöd Puja 6:30 PM
Chöd Puja
Oct 8 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Chöd Puja @ Fairfax | California | United States
MACHIG LABDRÖN’S CHÖD practice is a radical method for cutting through ego-fixation and cultivating compassion and fearlessness. Through chanting, visualization, and music we welcome negative mind states and harmful forces that ordinarily give rise to fear and reactivity. We make offerings which nourish and satisfy them, and in the process we come to see the equality of all phenomena and our indestructible true nature. Lama Döndrup will be leading a monthly Chöd puja. Chöd practitioners of all levels are encouraged to attend. This is primarily a practice group, so while[...]
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Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation 7:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Oct 9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation Beginning September 11, 2017: Every Monday at 7:00pm In these turbulent times, we are all looking for a place of sanctuary where we can find peace and meaning. Please join us on Monday evenings for a simple group meditation where we can feel the support of shared silence and discover the inner sanctuary that lies within each individual heart as well as our collective heart. Meditating with a group can be a powerful support for beginning or deepening your spiritual practice. Join Barbara[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Oct 10 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation Beginning Sept. 5, 2017: Every Tuesday 9:30 – 11:00 am Meditation is a way to calm the mind and allow our natural deep well of serenity, love and wisdom to flourish in our hearts. minds and in our daily lives. But we all know it is not easy to sit quietly. To do so we need to have harmony between our body and mind, to be grounded in the present moment, and to feel stable, confident and whole. Lujong, Tibetan yoga, has been[...]
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Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness 7:00 PM
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness
Oct 11 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness 8 Wednesday evenings: October 11 – December 6, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm (No class on November 22, 2017) THE QUINTESSENCE of the Great Wheel of Buddhism is contained in the enigmatic and pith Heart Sutra. In this series of eight sessions, we will explore the meaning of the words of this profound sutra, finding ways of applying this to our daily lives and meditation practice. Please join me as we journey together and strengthen our aspiration to perfect wisdom. Each class will[...]
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Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training 7:00 PM
Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training
Oct 12 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training
Lojong: The Seven Points of Mind Training 8 Thursday evenings: Sept 28 through Nov 16, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm IN THIS CLASS, we will begin the investigation the Seven Points of Mind Training and fifty-nine slogans designed to help us to transform all of life’s circumstances into practice. The fifty-nine slogans form a very skillful set of antidotes to the habitual patterns of thoughts and emotion that cause us suffering These teachings were brought to Tibet in the eleventh century and have since been practiced by all Tibetan lineages. Each class will[...]
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Postponed: Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga 9:00 AM
Postponed: Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga
Oct 15 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Postponed: Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga
Postponed: Wisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga This program has been postponed until January, 2018.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Information on the January workshop will be available shortly. Wisdom Body Lujong is the ancient Tibetan practice that brings physical exercise and meditation together, working on the threefold levels of our human being: the physical body; the subtle body of feelings and sensations; and the pure awareness of mind. This practice was introduced to the West by the meditation master Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, who personally instructed Rose in these practices[...]
Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind 6:30 PM
Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind
Oct 15 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind
Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind 5 Sunday Evenings: Oct 15, 29, Nov 5,12, Dec 10; 6:30-8:00pm Mahamudra is a practice that leads one to directly experience the open, luminous, pure nature of mind. The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556–1603) is renowned for his three definitive texts on Mahamudra. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya is the most pith and accessible of these three, and is the focus of this class. The text, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, has 2 main topics: Shamatha (calm abiding) and Vipashyana (insight)[...]
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Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation 7:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Oct 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation Beginning September 11, 2017: Every Monday at 7:00pm In these turbulent times, we are all looking for a place of sanctuary where we can find peace and meaning. Please join us on Monday evenings for a simple group meditation where we can feel the support of shared silence and discover the inner sanctuary that lies within each individual heart as well as our collective heart. Meditating with a group can be a powerful support for beginning or deepening your spiritual practice. Join Barbara[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Oct 17 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation Beginning Sept. 5, 2017: Every Tuesday 9:30 – 11:00 am Meditation is a way to calm the mind and allow our natural deep well of serenity, love and wisdom to flourish in our hearts. minds and in our daily lives. But we all know it is not easy to sit quietly. To do so we need to have harmony between our body and mind, to be grounded in the present moment, and to feel stable, confident and whole. Lujong, Tibetan yoga, has been[...]
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Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness 7:00 PM
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness
Oct 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness 8 Wednesday evenings: October 11 – December 6, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm (No class on November 22, 2017) THE QUINTESSENCE of the Great Wheel of Buddhism is contained in the enigmatic and pith Heart Sutra. In this series of eight sessions, we will explore the meaning of the words of this profound sutra, finding ways of applying this to our daily lives and meditation practice. Please join me as we journey together and strengthen our aspiration to perfect wisdom. Each class will[...]
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Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training 7:00 PM
Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training
Oct 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training
Lojong: The Seven Points of Mind Training 8 Thursday evenings: Sept 28 through Nov 16, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm IN THIS CLASS, we will begin the investigation the Seven Points of Mind Training and fifty-nine slogans designed to help us to transform all of life’s circumstances into practice. The fifty-nine slogans form a very skillful set of antidotes to the habitual patterns of thoughts and emotion that cause us suffering These teachings were brought to Tibet in the eleventh century and have since been practiced by all Tibetan lineages. Each class will[...]
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The Women’s Group: Women in Spiritual Practice 10:00 AM
The Women’s Group: Women in Spiritual Practice
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Women's Group: Women in Spiritual Practice @ Fairfax | California | United States
The Women’s Group: Support for Women in Spiritual Practice Six Saturdays: Sep 2, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 13, Feb 24 The Women’s Group provides a rich, supportive environment for women in spiritual practice. The group will meet with Lama Pallden monthly on 6 Saturdays for three hours; each session includes meditation, teaching and sharing of experience. Under Lama Palden’s guidance, the group will be studying the book, Machik’s Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of Chöd, translated by Sarah Harding. In this book. Machik Lapdrön, the great eleventh[...]
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Chagdrukpa Puja 6:30 PM
Chagdrukpa Puja
Oct 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Chagdrukpa Puja @ Fairfax | California | United States
THE PRACTICE OF Six-arm Mahakala (Tibetan: Chagdrukpa), the fierce form of Chenresig, and the primary Shangpa lineage protector, helps practitioners overcome obstacles on the path to enlightenment and in daily life.  Lama Döndrup will lead the practice each month. Prerequisites: Open only to those who have had the Six Arm Mahakala (Chagdrukpa) empowerment and been taught the practice. Location: Sukhasiddhi Center, Fairfax CA. Cost: Donation. Contribute online or by cash or check when attending the event. Questions? Contact Us   Lama Döndrup has practiced and studied in the Buddhist tradition[...]
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Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation 7:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation Beginning September 11, 2017: Every Monday at 7:00pm In these turbulent times, we are all looking for a place of sanctuary where we can find peace and meaning. Please join us on Monday evenings for a simple group meditation where we can feel the support of shared silence and discover the inner sanctuary that lies within each individual heart as well as our collective heart. Meditating with a group can be a powerful support for beginning or deepening your spiritual practice. Join Barbara[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Oct 24 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation Beginning Sept. 5, 2017: Every Tuesday 9:30 – 11:00 am Meditation is a way to calm the mind and allow our natural deep well of serenity, love and wisdom to flourish in our hearts. minds and in our daily lives. But we all know it is not easy to sit quietly. To do so we need to have harmony between our body and mind, to be grounded in the present moment, and to feel stable, confident and whole. Lujong, Tibetan yoga, has been[...]
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Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness 7:00 PM
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness
Exploring the Heart Sutra: The Core Buddhist Teaching on Emptiness 8 Wednesday evenings: October 11 – December 6, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm (No class on November 22, 2017) THE QUINTESSENCE of the Great Wheel of Buddhism is contained in the enigmatic and pith Heart Sutra. In this series of eight sessions, we will explore the meaning of the words of this profound sutra, finding ways of applying this to our daily lives and meditation practice. Please join me as we journey together and strengthen our aspiration to perfect wisdom. Each class will[...]
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Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training 7:00 PM
Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training
Oct 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Lojong: Seven Point Mind Training
Lojong: The Seven Points of Mind Training 8 Thursday evenings: Sept 28 through Nov 16, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm IN THIS CLASS, we will begin the investigation the Seven Points of Mind Training and fifty-nine slogans designed to help us to transform all of life’s circumstances into practice. The fifty-nine slogans form a very skillful set of antidotes to the habitual patterns of thoughts and emotion that cause us suffering These teachings were brought to Tibet in the eleventh century and have since been practiced by all Tibetan lineages. Each class will[...]
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Sungkor Meeting 10:00 AM
Sungkor Meeting
Oct 28 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sungkor Meeting @ Fairfax | California | United States
Sungkor meeting. Open only to Sungkor participants.
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Death Cafe – An Open Conversation 3:00 PM
Death Cafe – An Open Conversation
Oct 29 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Death Cafe - An Open Conversation
  The Clear Light Institute of Sukhasiddhi Foundation invites you to join the conversation:   A Death Cafe is an open, respectful, confidential and safe space where people can discuss death and impermanence, and reflect on what is of most importance and value in life. We live in a culture that denies old age, sickness, death and impermanence. Death Cafe opens the discussion and aspires to provide a safe space for all of us to evolve into a society that accepts death as a part of life. The venue is[...]
Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind 6:30 PM
Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind
Oct 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind
Pointing out the Dharmakaya: Experiencing the Pure, Open Nature of Mind 5 Sunday Evenings: Oct 15, 29, Nov 5,12, Dec 10; 6:30-8:00pm Mahamudra is a practice that leads one to directly experience the open, luminous, pure nature of mind. The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556–1603) is renowned for his three definitive texts on Mahamudra. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya is the most pith and accessible of these three, and is the focus of this class. The text, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, has 2 main topics: Shamatha (calm abiding) and Vipashyana (insight)[...]
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Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation 7:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Oct 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation Beginning September 11, 2017: Every Monday at 7:00pm In these turbulent times, we are all looking for a place of sanctuary where we can find peace and meaning. Please join us on Monday evenings for a simple group meditation where we can feel the support of shared silence and discover the inner sanctuary that lies within each individual heart as well as our collective heart. Meditating with a group can be a powerful support for beginning or deepening your spiritual practice. Join Barbara[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Oct 31 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation Beginning Sept. 5, 2017: Every Tuesday 9:30 – 11:00 am Meditation is a way to calm the mind and allow our natural deep well of serenity, love and wisdom to flourish in our hearts. minds and in our daily lives. But we all know it is not easy to sit quietly. To do so we need to have harmony between our body and mind, to be grounded in the present moment, and to feel stable, confident and whole. Lujong, Tibetan yoga, has been[...]