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Dharma Training Program – Module II – Open to New Students 9:00 AM
Dharma Training Program – Module II – Open to New Students
Mar 4 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dharma Training Program - Module II - Open to New Students
  The Dharma Training Program – Module II There’s a quality of focus and quickening of the spiritual path when you come together under a set of commitments and a formal program. Something comes into focus and becomes available that otherwise wouldn’t necessarily be there as clearly or as vividly. Out of that group commitment, the community – energized by our Lineage – comes to life. That, along with one’s individual practice, makes for a very powerful set of conditions for moving along the path of Dharma.    – Stephen Gross[...]
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Dharma Training Program – Module II – Open to New Students 9:00 AM
Dharma Training Program – Module II – Open to New Students
Mar 5 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dharma Training Program - Module II - Open to New Students
  The Dharma Training Program – Module II There’s a quality of focus and quickening of the spiritual path when you come together under a set of commitments and a formal program. Something comes into focus and becomes available that otherwise wouldn’t necessarily be there as clearly or as vividly. Out of that group commitment, the community – energized by our Lineage – comes to life. That, along with one’s individual practice, makes for a very powerful set of conditions for moving along the path of Dharma.    – Stephen Gross[...]
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Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation 7:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Mar 6 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation 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 Juniper on Monday evenings[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Mar 7 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation 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 designed over centuries to[...]
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II 7:00 PM
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II
Mar 7 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara - Part II
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II Eight Tuesday evenings, January 31-March 21, 2017,  7:00-9:00pm “If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.” HH the Dalai Lama The Way of the Boddhisattva (Bodhichayavatara) is one of the great texts of Mahayana Buddhism – a sublime teaching that was spontaneously expounded in the eighth century by Shantideva, then a resident monk at Nalanda University. This classic text is an active meditation on the Bodhisattva’s Path, the path of those[...]
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The Women’s Group: Women in Spiritual Practice 10:00 AM
The Women’s Group: Women in Spiritual Practice
Mar 11 @ 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: Jan 21, Feb 11, March 11, April 1, May 6 and June 10 The Women’s Group provides a rich, supportive environment for women in spiritual practice. The group meets with Pat Berube once a month for three hours; each session includes meditation, teaching and sharing of experience. 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 century yogini, explains her unique[...]
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Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life with Wendy Garling 3:00 PM
Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life with Wendy Garling
Mar 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha's Life with Wendy Garling
Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in Buddha’s Life Author Event and Reading with Wendy Garling Sunday, March 12th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of tea and conversation as our guest Wendy Garling discusses her new book, Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life. In this breakthrough new biography of the Buddha, lesser-known stories about the women in his life are for the first time woven into a coherent narrative that follows him from birth to his parinirvana or death. Drawing from[...]
Mandala Ritual of Tara Puja 6:30 PM
Mandala Ritual of Tara Puja
Mar 12 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mandala Ritual of Tara Puja @ Fairfax | California | United States
The Mandala Ritual of Tara The creative faculty of our mind is very strong. It is this strength that exerts itself in the fervent prayer addressed to Tara. Together with Tara’s immense will to help beings, this strength makes possible [Tara’s] protection. The help that we receive is the fruit of the meeting of these two factors, the force of our devotion and Tara’s compassion. Bokar Rinpoche Lama Döndrup will lead the Mandala Ritual of Tara once a month this fall. Green Tara is the embodiment of the awakened quality[...]
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Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation 7:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Mar 13 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation 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 Juniper on Monday evenings[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Mar 14 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation 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 designed over centuries to[...]
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II 7:00 PM
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II
Mar 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara - Part II
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II Eight Tuesday evenings, January 31-March 21, 2017,  7:00-9:00pm “If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.” HH the Dalai Lama The Way of the Boddhisattva (Bodhichayavatara) is one of the great texts of Mahayana Buddhism – a sublime teaching that was spontaneously expounded in the eighth century by Shantideva, then a resident monk at Nalanda University. This classic text is an active meditation on the Bodhisattva’s Path, the path of those[...]
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Amitabha Puja 7:00 PM
Amitabha Puja
Mar 15 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Amitabha Puja
Amitabha Puja AMITABHA is the buddha of our realm, and the embodiment of the transformation of desire and clinging into discerning wisdom. When we are faced with a terminal illness or a death of a loved one, it can be quite a challenge to find peace with what is happening. The dharma helps us to connect with the blessings, love and peace of our awakened heart. Amitabha practice helps us now while the time of death is uncertain, to establish a connection to awakened heart that as The Tibetan Book[...]
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Chöd Puja 6:30 PM
Chöd Puja
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation 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 Juniper on Monday evenings[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Mar 21 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation 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 designed over centuries to[...]
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II 7:00 PM
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II
Mar 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara - Part II
The Heart-Mind of Awakening: Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara – Part II Eight Tuesday evenings, January 31-March 21, 2017,  7:00-9:00pm “If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.” HH the Dalai Lama The Way of the Boddhisattva (Bodhichayavatara) is one of the great texts of Mahayana Buddhism – a sublime teaching that was spontaneously expounded in the eighth century by Shantideva, then a resident monk at Nalanda University. This classic text is an active meditation on the Bodhisattva’s Path, the path of those[...]
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The Five Buddha Families 7:00 PM
The Five Buddha Families
Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Five Buddha Families
The Five Buddha Families 6 Thursday evenings: March 23 – April 27, 7:00-8:30pm The Five Buddha Families represent the awakened energies of a Buddha, which lie dormant for most people.  All living beings are informed by these wisdom energies yet they are not recognized. They are inherent to who we are and they are the potential that eventually manifests as our Buddha nature. But for most of us they are obscured by disturbing emotions like anger, pride, desire, jealousy and ignorance. The Buddhist tantric path is a process of familiarizing ourselves[...]
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Bodhi Program Retreat 9:00 AM
Bodhi Program Retreat
Mar 24 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bodhi Program Retreat
Open only to program participants.    
Chagdrukpa Puja 6:30 PM
Chagdrukpa Puja
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Meditation
Opening the Gate: Monday Evening Quiet Meditation 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 Juniper on Monday evenings[...]
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Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong) 9:30 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Mar 28 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning Meditation and Tibetan Yoga (Lujong)
Tuesday Morning Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) and Meditation 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 designed over centuries to[...]
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The Five Buddha Families 7:00 PM
The Five Buddha Families
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Five Buddha Families
The Five Buddha Families 6 Thursday evenings: March 23 – April 27, 7:00-8:30pm The Five Buddha Families represent the awakened energies of a Buddha, which lie dormant for most people.  All living beings are informed by these wisdom energies yet they are not recognized. They are inherent to who we are and they are the potential that eventually manifests as our Buddha nature. But for most of us they are obscured by disturbing emotions like anger, pride, desire, jealousy and ignorance. The Buddhist tantric path is a process of familiarizing ourselves[...]
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