Teaching Schedule July-Dec, 2017

shakyamuni-buddha-tibetan-thangka-painting-205-w-x-27-hDGCEC Public Teaching Schedule

Our teacher is Geshe Lharampa Kalsang Rapgyal from Drepung Gomang Monastery. Tenzin Namgyal (Tenam) interprets for him from Tibetan to English and English to Tibetan.

DGCEC Public Teaching Schedule July-Sept, 2017

For links to resources found in the 2015 schedule please scroll down the page.

Saturday Teachings are 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Saturday Teaching Topics

1st Sat: Introduction to Buddhism (Check below for specific topic)

2nd Sat: Meditation Teaching, 3:30 – 5pm

3rd Sat: No regular teaching due to our monthly Meditation Retreat, 10:30am – 5pm

4th Sat: Check below

5th Sat (if needed):  TBA

Sunday Teachings are 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Sunday Teaching Text: 
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled Je Tsongkhapa’s Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

July 1, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm)
Introduction to Buddhism – Buddha Nature from the third turning of the wheel of dharma

July 2, Sunday 
(10:00am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

July 2, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa
Volume – 3  (Live participants are welcome!)

July 8, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm) – No Class!
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 82nd Birthday Celebration

July 9, Sunday
 (10:00am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

July 9, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3 (Live participants are welcome!)

July 15, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Green Tara Meditation Retreat

July 16, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

July 16, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3 (Live participants are welcome!)

July 22, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm) – No Class!
3:30pm: Tibet’s significance in our world – The powerpoint presentation by Tenam

July 23, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

July 23, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3  (Live participants are welcome!)

July 29, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Immeasurable Compassion and its meditation

July 30, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

July 30, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3 (Live participants are welcome!)

 August 5, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm)
Introduction to Buddhism – The course and subtle selflessness

August 6, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

August 6, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3 (Live participants are welcome!)

August 12, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm) – No Teaching!

There are no regular teachings on the weekend of August 12-13. Geshe Rapgyal will be attending the teaching by Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro in Dayton that weekend. However, please join us for prayer and meditation.

Saturday, August 12, 3:30pm: Main Prayer Book Chants and Meditation led by Geshe Sonam
Sunday, August 13, 10am: Main Prayer Book Chants and Meditation led by Geshe Sonam

August 13, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00) – No Teaching!

August 13, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm) – No Teaching!

August 19, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Buddha of Compassion Retreat (Chenrezig)

August 20, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

August 20, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3 (Live participants are welcome!)

August 26, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Immeasurable Joy and its meditation

August 27, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

September 2, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm)
Introduction to Buddhism – The four seals of dharma

September 3, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

September 3, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3 (Live participants are welcome!)

September 9, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm)
Meditation class – Intro to Special Insight meditation and its necessity after Calm abiding meditation

September 10, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

September 10, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3 (Live participants are welcome!)

September 16, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Vajrasattva Retreat

September 17, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

September 17, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3 (Live participants are welcome!)

September 23, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Immeasurable Equanimity and its meditation

September 24, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

September 24, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa,
Volume – 3  (Live participants are welcome!)

September 30, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Meditation – Mindfulness of Body

Oct 1, Sunday 
(10:00am – 12:00)
In Praise to Dependent Origination and Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Oct 1, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm) – No Online Class!
Please join us for our International Day of Nonviolence: Gathering of Hope, 12:30-1:30 with the 40th Annual Dare to Care Hunger walk following (Great Lawn of Waterfront Park).  This is the final large event of 12 Days Toward Peace (you can link them to this:  http://www.drepunggomangusa.org/schedule-events/compassion-center-classes/)

Oct 7, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism with Geshe Rapgyal (Tenam is away)

Oct 8, Sunday 
(10:00am – 12:00)
Dharma Conversation with Geshe Rapgyal (Tenam is away)

Oct 8, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
No Online Class!

Oct 14, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Meditation: Special Insight’s Features

Oct 15, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
In Praise to Dependent Origination and Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Oct 15, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Oct 21, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Medicine Buddha Meditation Retreat

Oct 22, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
In Praise to Dependent Origination and Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Oct 22, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Oct 28, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Meditation on ‘Mindfulness of Feeling’

Oct 29, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
In Praise to Dependent Origination and Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Oct 29, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Nov 4, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism – The practice of Patience

Nov 5, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Nov 5, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Nov 11, Saturday 
- No regular teaching!
4:00 – 5:00pm  Special Medicine Buddha Healing Prayer
5:00pm  Dissolution Ceremony for the Medicine Buddha Sacred Sand Mandala

Nov 12, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Introduction to Buddhism Teaching by Tour Geshe Lobsang Younten
All are invited to this presentation. Donations welcome.

Nov 12, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Nov 18, Saturday – No regular monthly meditation retreat
Special retreat with Gerardo Abboud (registration under “Sign Up For Classes”)
 
Nov 19, Sunday – No regular Sunday teachings
Special retreat with Gerardo Abboud (registration under “Sign Up For Classes”)

Nov 25, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Meditation on ‘Mindfulness of Primary Consciousness/Mind’

Nov 26, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Nov 26, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Dec 2, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism – Introduction to secret Vajra vehicle (Tantra)

Dec 3, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Dec 3, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Dec 9, Saturday 
- (3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Meditation

Dec 10, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Dec 10, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Dec 16, Saturday – Green Tara Meditation Retreat (10:30am – 5pm)

Dec 17
, Sunday –
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Dec 17, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Meditation

Dec 23, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Dharma talk and Meditation with Geshe la (No Tenam)

Dec 24, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
No Online Class!

Dec 30, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Meditation

Dec 31, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Personal Narration/Auspicious Preparation by Lama Tsongkhapa

Dec 31, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online Class ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

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March 4, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism – The Four Mindfulness (from the Thirty-seven factors of enlightenment)

March 5, Sunday 
(10:00am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

March 5, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa Vol – 3  (Live participants are welcome!)

March 11, Saturday 
(10:30 – 5:00pm)
Green Tara Meditation Retreat

March 12, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

March 12, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm) – No Class!

March 18, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
‘Psychology in Buddhism’ by Tenam

March 19, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
‘Impermanence Contemplation’ by Tenam

March 19, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm) – No Class!

March 25, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm) – Ways to engage in Buddhist practices

March 26, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

March 26, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Vol – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

April 1, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism (The Sevenfold Path of Awakening and Eightfold Noble path from the Thirty-seven factors of enlightenment)

April 5, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

April 2, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Vol – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

April 8, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Teaching on Meditation

April 9, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

April 9, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Vol – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

April 15, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Chenrezig Retreat
Chenrezig Meditation Retreat – April 15, 2017

April 16, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

April 16, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Vol – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

April 22, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Path and Ground: The Four Genuine Abandonments

April 23, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

April 23, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm) No Class!
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Vol – 3. (Live participants are welcome!)

April 29, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Path and Ground: Five Faculties and Five Powers

April 30, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

April 30, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Vol – 3. (Live participants are welcome!)

May 6, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism – Dependent-arising and Emptiness from the Second turning of the Wheel of Dharma

May 7, Sunday 
(10:00am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

May 7, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa Vol – 3  (Live participants are welcome!)

May 13, Saturday 
(10:30 – 5:00pm)
Meditation: The Four object of observations of Calm Abiding meditation

May 14, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

May 14, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

May 20, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Vajrasattva Meditation Retreat

May 21, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

May 21, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

May 27, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Path and Grounds – The Seven Elements of Enlightenment

May 28, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

May 28, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
No Online Class!

June 3, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism – The Cause and Effect precept (Karma)

June 4, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

June 4, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Saka Dawa special program: Meditation Retreat of Buddha Shakyamuni

Friday, June 9
Session I Meditation, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Session II Meditation, 6:15 – 7:15pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Session III Celebration of Saka Dawa, 10:30am – 12:00 Noon
Lunch 12:15pm
Session IV Meditation, 1:45-2:45pm
Session V Meditation, 3-4:30pm,

No regular Saturday Class!

June 11, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled Je Tsongkhapa’s Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

June 11, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

June 17, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Medicine Buddha Retreat

June 18, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

June 18, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

June 24, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Intro to Path and Grounds – The Eightfold Noble Path

June 25, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Tsongkhapa’s two short texts: Destiny Fulfilled: Education As a Song of Realization & In Praise of Dependent Origination

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Jan 7, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism (Four Noble Truth from the First Turning of Wheel of Dharma)

Jan 8, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Jan 8, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Jan 13, Monday (6:00-7:00pm)
Your Daily Practice – A Conversation with Geshe Rapgyal

Jan 14, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Teaching on Meditation

Jan 15, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Jan 15, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Jan 21, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Vajrasattva Retreat

Jan 22, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Jan 22, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Jan 28, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
TBA

Jan 29, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Jan 29, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Jan 30, Monday (6:00-7:00pm)
Your Daily Practice – A Conversation with Geshe Rapgyal

Feb 4, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism (Three Trainings)

Feb 5, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Feb 5, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Feb 11, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Teaching on Meditation

Feb 12, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Feb 12, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Feb 13, Monday (6:00-7:00pm)
Your Daily Practice – A Conversation with Geshe Rapgyal

Feb 18, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Medicine Buddha Retreat

Feb 19, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Feb 19, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa. Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Feb 25, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
TBA

Feb 26, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

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Oct 29, Saturday (3:30 – 5:30pm) – Dharma discussion and meditation with Geshe la (No translator!)

Oct 30, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Oct 30, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Tsongkhapa’
Volume – 3. (Live audiences are welcome!)

Nov 5, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism (Emptiness and Dependent Arising)

Nov 6, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Nov 6, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa.
Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Nov 12, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Teaching on Meditation

Nov 13, Sunday
 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Nov 13, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa.
Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Nov 19, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)
Green Tara Retreat

Nov 20, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Nov 20, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa.
Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Nov 26, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
The Middling Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila

Nov 27, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Nov 27, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa.
Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Dec 3, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm)
Introduction to Buddhism (Basis, Path and Result)

Dec 4, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Dec 4, Sunday (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa.
Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Dec 10, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm) – No teaching
(3:30 – 6pm: Celebration of His Holiness 1989 reception of the Nobel Peace Prize and International Human Rights Day
4:00-5:30pm: the Dissolution of the Chenrezig Sand Mandala and ending with the 100 Lamps Prayer)

Dec 11, Sunday 
(10:00 am – 12:00) – No regular teaching
Chanting Prayers, Meditation and Dharma discussion with Geshe Rabgyal

2:00-3:30pm –  No Lamrim class.

7:00-8:30pm –   Public Talk: Compassion – The Essence of a Good Life with Geshe Yonte Sherpa

Dec 17, Saturday (10:30 – 5:00pm)     Green Tara Meditation Retreat

Dec 18, Sunday (10:00 am – 12:00)
Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Dec 18, Sunday 
(2:00 – 3:30pm)
Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment’ by Tsongkhapa.
Volume – 3.  (Live participants are welcome!)

Dec 24, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:30pm) – No teaching

Dec 25, Sunday (10:00am) – Main Prayer Book chanting and meditation

Dec 31, Saturday 
(10:30 – 3:00pm) –  Year-End Dedication Meditation Retreat

Jan 1, 2017  –   No teachings

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June 12, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

June 18, Sat
10:30 – 5:00pm – Medicine Buddha Retreat

June 19, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

June 25, Sat – No Class! (His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Indianapolis, IN)

June 26, Sun – No Class! (His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Indianapolis, IN)

July 2, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – 
Intro to Buddhism: Four Seals of Buddhism

July 3, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

July 9, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation

July 10, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

July 16, Sat
10:30 – 5:00pm – Green Tara Retreat

July 17, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

July 23, Sat – No class!
Please join us for Memorial and Prayer Service for Geshe Loten from 3:00 – 6:45pm!

July 24, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 10 – Dedication)

July 30, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm –The Middling Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila

July 31, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 10 – Dedication)

Aug 6, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Buddhism: The Four Noble Truth

Aug 7, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 10 – Dedication)

Aug 13, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation

Aug 14, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path,
The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)
Three Texts – The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas, The Eight Verses of Mind Training & The Three Principal Aspects of Path.

Aug 20, Sat
 10:30 – 5:00pm – Vajrasattva Retreat

Aug 21, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Aug 27, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middling Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila

Aug 28, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Sept 3, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – No Class!

Sept 4, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Chanting prayers and meditation with Geshe la

Sept 10, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation

Sept 11, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Sept 17, Sat
10:30 – 5:00pm – Chenrezig Meditation Retreat (flier)

Sept 18, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Sept 24, Sat
10:30 – 5:00pm – The Middling Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila

Sept 25, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Oct 1, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Buddhist Tenets (Four school of Thoughts)

Oct 2, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Oct 8, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation

Oct 9, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00- Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Oct 15, Sat
10:30 – 5:00pm – Medicine Buddha Retreat (medicine-buddha-meditation-retreat-flier)

Oct 16, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

Oct 22, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Dharma talk and meditation with Geshe la (No Translator)

Oct 23, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

2:00 – 3:30pm – Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Tsongkhapa’ Volume – 3.  (Live audiences are welcome!)

Oct 29, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Dharma discussion and meditation with Geshe la (No translator!)

Oct 30, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – Three Texts on Mind Training Instructions (Three Principal Aspects of Path, The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattva, The Eight Verses of Mind Training)

2:00 – 3:30pm – Online teaching of ‘The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Tsongkhapa’ Volume – 3. (Live audiences are welcome!)

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April 2, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – 
Intro to Buddhism: Preliminary Practices

April 3, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

April 9, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation

April 10, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

April 16, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middling Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila

April 17, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

April 23, Sat
10:30 – 5:00pm – Vajrasattva Retreat

April 24, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

April 30, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm –The Middling Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila

May 1, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

May 7, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Buddhism: Refuge Practice

May 8, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00- A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

May 14, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation

May 15, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

May 21, Sat – Chenrezig Retreat (Saka Dawa Full Moon Day) 10:30-5:00pm
Registration required. See flier here Chenrezig Meditation Retreat – May 21, 2016
Auspicious day – 15th day of fourth month of Tibetan lunar calendar Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, Passing Away Day

Chenrezig Retreat May 21, 2016
First Session (10:30 am – 11:30 noon)
– Introduction to Chenrezig Meditation, Refuge and Bodhichita practice (page 1 – 2)
Second Session (11:45 – 12:45)
– Actual meditation of deity (page 2 – 6)

Lunch Break (12:40 – 2:30 pm)

Third Session (2:30 – 3:40 pm)
– Teachings on Four Immeasurable and accumulations of deity mantra
– Invitation of Spiritual teacher and Request prayer (page 6 -7)

Tea Break (3:40 – 4:00 pm)

Fourth Session (4:00 – 5:00 pm)
– Page 4 – 5 (Seven Limb Prayer)
– Visualization Practice (page 8 – 10)
– Dedication (page 10)

May 22, Sun – Saka Dawa Commemoration

10:00 am – Noon – Special Summary Teaching of A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Dedication Prayer, and Bodhisattva and Refuge Vows. This will be followed by a potluck meal – please bring a dish to share!

8 – 9pm – Saka Dawa Ceremony with 100 Lamps Prayer and Tsok. It is considered auspicious to bring fruit or candy for the tsok, and/or flowers for the altar.

May 28, Sat – No regular teaching!  {Special Event}

Registration required. See cost on flier here – Loving Kindness and Compassion Meditation Retreat FLIER 5.28.16

Loving Kindness and Compassion Meditation Retreat – Drepung Tri-Rinpoche

Saturday, May 28, 8:30am to 5:00pm
8:30 – 10:00am        Dharma Talk I
11:00 – 12:30pm      Dharma Talk II
12:30 – 2pm              Lunch break – meal included in your payment
2:00 – 3:30pm           Dharma Talk III
4:00 – 5:00pm           Dharma Discussion with Questions to Rinpoche

May 29, Sun – No regular teaching! {Special Event}
Conclusion of Retreat – for cost see above flier.

10:00am – noon  Dharma talk IV by Drepung Tri-Rinpoche

June 4, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Buddhism: Altruistic Mind

June 5, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

June 11, Sat
3:30 am – 5:30 – Teaching on Meditation

June 12, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

June 18, Sat – Medicine Buddha Retreat

June 19, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

June 25, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middling Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila

June 26, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
(Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

2016 DGCEC topic for Intro to Buddhism (first Saturday of the month)

  1. January: Four Noble Truth
  2. February: Mind Training
  3. March: Karma – Cause and Effect Precept
  4. April: Preliminary Practices
  5. May: Refuge Practice
  6. June: Altruistic Mind
  7. July: Four Seals of Dharma
  8. August: The Six Perfections
  9. September: Buddhist Psychology (Mind and Mental Factors)
  10. October: Buddhist Tenets (Four school of Thoughts)
  11. November: Emptiness and Dependent Arising
  12. December: Basis, Path and Result

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DGCEC Public Teaching Schedule, Jan – March 2016

Note: The schedule for January is irregular because Geshe Rapgyal and Tenam are out of the country in India.

Jan 2, Saturday
10am – Noon  Green Tara Prayer
3:30 – 5pm  Intro to Buddhism: Four Noble Truths in English by Geshe Rapgyal

Jan 3, Sunday
10am – Noon Short  Teaching and Q&A in English by Geshe Rapgyal

Jan 9, Saturday
3:30 – 5pm Green  Tara Prayer Book Practice and Meditation

Jan 10, Sunday
10am – Noon  Main Prayer Book Practice and Short Teaching in English by Geshe Rapgyal

Jan 16, Saturday
3:30 – 5pm  Chenrezig Prayer Book Practice and Meditation

Jan 17, Sunday
10am – Noon  Main Prayer Book Practice and Short Teaching in English by Geshe Rapgyal

Jan 23, Saturday
3:30 – 5pm  Vajrasattva Prayer Book Practice and Meditation

Jan 24, Sunday
10am – Noon  Main Prayer Book Practice and Short Teaching in English by Geshe Rapgyal

Jan 30, Saturday
3:30 – 5pm  Medicine Buddha Prayer Book Practice and Meditation

Jan 31, Sunday
10am – Noon  Main Prayer Book Practice, Teaching by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (a recorded video offering)

FEBRUARY
Note: The schedule for February is irregular because Geshe Rapgyal and Tenam are out of the country in India.

Feb 6, Saturday
10am – Noon  Green Tara Prayer
3:30 – 5pm  Secular Ethics: A Presentation on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teaching with Anne Walter

Feb 7, Sunday
10am – Noon, 2 – 4pm, 6 – 8 pm  Mahakala Puja led by the Sacred Arts Tour Monks and Geshe Sonam in preparation for Losar

Feb 9, Tuesday
7:30 – 8:30am  Losar Traditional Prayer (Tibetan New Year)

Feb 13, Saturday
10:30  Dissolution of Chenrezig Sand Mandala

Following Losar Fire Puja and Tsok

Feb 14, Sunday
10am – Noon  NO TEACHING

Feb 20, Saturday
3:30 – 5pm  Healing Meditation with Sacred Arts Tour

Feb 21, Sunday
10am – Noon  The Four Immeasurables with Geshe Tsewang Thinley

Feb 27, Saturday
10:30 – 5pm  Chenrezig (Buddha of Compassion) Meditation Retreat with Geshe Tsewang Thinley and the Sacred Arts Tour monks (registration required; $40 includes lunch; please register under the Compassion Center Classes tab on the website or at the center)

Feb 28, Sunday
10am – Noon Short Teaching in English by Geshe Rapgyal including DGCEC’s annual report

MARCH

Mar 5, Saturday
10am – Noon  Green Tara Prayer
3:30 – 5pm   Intro to Buddhism: Karma – Cause and Effect Precept

Mar 6, Sunday
10am –  Noon  A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Mar 10, Thursday
7 – 8:30pm   National Uprising Day Commemoration and Interfaith Gathering in Support of Tibet with 100 Lamps Prayer

Mar 12, Saturday
3:30 – 5pm   Intro to Meditation

Mar 13, Sunday
10am – Noon   A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Mar 19, Saturday
10:30 – 5pm  Green Tara Meditation Retreat (registration required; $40 includes lunch; please register under the Compassion Center Classes tab on the website or at the center)

Mar 20, Sunday
No Teaching! (Tibetan Election of Sikyong and NA Chithue)

Mar 24 – 26, Saturday (Thursday evening to Saturday evening)
Embodying Compassion in Sacred and Challenging Times with Anam Thubten
(Registration required)

Mar 26, Saturday
No teaching! (Anam Thupten Retreat)

Mar 27, Sunday
10am – Noon Practice of the Main Prayer Book with Meditation (no regular teaching)

Useful Links can be found in last year’s schedule

DGCEC Public Teaching Schedule Oct – Dec 2015

For the most recent schedule please scroll to the bottom of the page… 

Saturday: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Saturday Meditation Retreat (begins in April):
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday Teaching Text: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Other texts and resources)

Saturday: Teaching topic varies

1st Sat of the month: Introduction to Buddhism (Check below for specific topic)

2nd Sat: Meditation Teaching, 3:30 – 5pm

3rd Sat: The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, The Middle Meditation Stage

4th Sat: The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, The Middling Stages of Meditation

5th Sat (if needed): The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, The Middling Stages of Meditation

Mar 1, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 7 – Enthusiasm)

Mar 7, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Buddhism (Karma – Cause and Effect Precept)

Mar 8, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

Mar 14, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Meditation

Mar 15, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

Mar 21, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Lama Tsongkhapa

Mar 22, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

Mar 28, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Lama Tsongkhapa

Mar 29, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

April 4, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – 
Intro to Buddhism: Preliminary Practices

April 5, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

April 11, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation
(Four Mindfulness)

April 12, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

April 18, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Lama Tsongkhapa

April 19, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

April 25, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Lama Tsongkhapa

April 26, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

May 2, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Buddhism: Refuge Practice

May 3, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00- A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

May 9, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation
(Four Seals of Buddhism)

May 10, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

May 16, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middling Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila

May 17, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

May 23, Sat (Special Program with Khen Rinpoche)
11:00 – 2:00pm – Long life prayer for HHDL, Fire Puja, Hanging Prayer Flags. With Khen Rinpoche and monks, we will accumulate prayers and mantras as requested by Office of Tibet. Hand-out prayers in both Tibetan and English will be distributed.

Prayers in Tibetan Language Only:

List of Shabrim from Department of Religion and Culture, CTA
Shabrim Prayer in Tibetan Language
Sangsol Prayer Book in Tibetan Language

Prayers in English language with phonetic Tibetan transliteration:

Mantra of Buddha of Compassion (Chenrezig)
Truth of the Sound of the Drum Prayer (English translation and transliteration)
Praise to 17 Nalanda Masters Prayers (English translation and transliteration)
The Praise of Twenty One Tara (English translation and transliteration)

May 24, Sun (Special Program with Khen Rinpoche)

4:00 am – 6:00 – Special Teaching by Khen Rinpoche on “Generating a Loving Life: Engaging Bodhichitta Mind.”

May 30, Sat (Special Program with Khen Rinpoche)

3:00 – 5:30pm – Khen Rinpoche teaching on “Calm Abiding Meditation.”

May 31, Sun (Special Program with Khen Rinpoche)

10:00 am – 12:00 – Khen Rinpoche teaching on “Guru Yoga Practices of Lama Tsongkhapa-The Hundreds of Deities of Joyful Land.”
The Hundreds of Deities of the Land of Joy (Text)

June 2, Tuesday (Special Program with Khen Rinpoche)

(Auspicious day – 15th day of fourth month of Tibetan lunar calendar
(Saka Dawa Full Moon Day) Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, Passing away Day
6:00 – 7:30am – Giving of Refuge Vow and Eight Mahayana Precepts by Khen Rinpoche. (Refuge vow is for those who wants to become Buddhist practitioner.  Eight Mahayana Precepts are maintained only for 12 hours. Please read following info before attending this ceremony!

Refuge Vow Ceremony
Eight Mahayana Precepts

7:00 – 8:30 pm – Tsok Offering prayers by monks to celebrate auspicious day. Although recitation of chantings will be in Tibetan, but you can participate by bringing materials in English. 

Guru Puja Offering Prayer Book

June 6, Sat

3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Buddhism: Altruistic Mind

June 7, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

June 13, Sat
3:30 am – 5:30 – Teaching on Meditation
 (Special Insight Wisdom)

June 14, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

June 20, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middle Meditation Stage

June 21, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

June 27, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm –The Middle Meditation Stage

June 28, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

July 4, Sat – No class! Happy Independence Day!

July 5, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

July 11, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation
 (Special Insight Wisdom)

July 12, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

July 18, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middle Meditation Stage

July 19, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

July 25, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middle Meditation Stage

July 26, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 8 – Meditation)

Aug 1, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Buddhism: The Six Perfections

Aug 2, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Aug 8, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation (Four Mindfulness)

Aug 9, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Aug 15, Sat
10:30 – 5:00pm – Green Tara Retreat

Aug 16, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Aug 22, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middle Meditation Stage

Aug 23, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Aug 29, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – No Class! Prayer gathering for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetan cause. All are welcome and prayers in English translation will be distributed if needed.
Yarsol Sheldhon Pecha 2015 (Tibetan Text)
Prayers for His Holiness at the Dalai Lama and Tibet Cause (English)

Aug 30, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Sept 5, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – No Class!

Sept 6, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – No Class!

Sept 12, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation (Nine Mental Stages)

Sept 13, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Sept 19, Sat
10:30 – 5:00pm – Chenrezig Retreat

Sept 20, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Sept 26, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – The Middle Meditation Stage

Sept 27, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Oct 3, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Intro to Buddhism: Buddhist Tenets (Four school of Thoughts)

Oct 4, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Oct 10, Sat
3:30 – 5:30pm – Teaching on Meditation (Giving and Taking)

Oct 11, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Oct 17, Sat – No Class!

Oct 18, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Oct 24, Sat – No teaching!

Oct 25, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapter 9 – Wisdom)

Oct 31, Sat & Nov 1 – No Class!
Embodying Compassion – Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Nov 7, Sat 
- No Class!

Nov 8, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chap 9 – Wisdom)

Nov 14, Sat
 – No regular class!
3:30 – 5pm: Long meditation practice

Sunday, Nov 15 – No regular class!
10am – Noon: Chanted prayer and Question/Answer with Geshe Rapgyal

Nov 21, Sat
10:30 – 5:00 pm – Vajrasattva Retreat

Nov 22, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 -A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chap 9 – Wisdom)

Nov 28, Sat

3:30 – 5:30 pm – The Middle Meditation Stage

Nov 29, Sun

10:00 am – 12:00 – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chap 9 – Wisdom)

Dec 5, Sat
3:30 – 5:30 pm – Intro to Buddhism: Basis, Path and Result
5:30 – 6:30 pm –  Je Tsongkhapa Celebration of Light and Tsok

Dec 6, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chap 9 – Wisdom)

Dec 12, Sat
3:30 – 5:30 pm – Meditation

Dec 13, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chap 9 – Wisdom)

Dec 19, Sat
10:30 – 5:00 pm – Medicine Buddha Retreat

Dec 20, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chap 9 – Wisdom)

Dec 26, Sat
3:30 – 5:30 pm – The Middle Meditation Stage

Dec 27, Sun
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chap 9 – Wisdom)

2015 DGCEC – Topics for Intro to Buddhism (first Saturday of the month)

1. January: Four Noble Truth

2. February: Mind Training

3. March: Karma – Cause and Effect Precept

4. April: Preliminary Practices

5. May: Refuge Practice

6. June: Altruistic Mind

7. July: Four Seals of Dharma

8. August: The Six Perfections

9. September: Buddhist Psychology (Mind and Mental Factors)

10. October: Buddhist Tenets (Four school of Thoughts)

11. November: Emptiness and Dependent Arising

12. December: Basis, Path and Result