Dharma Center News

Honoring Venerable Chatral Rinpoche Feb 8th

Solemn Creation of Chenrezig Buddha of Compassion Sacred Sand Mandala at DGCEC Honoring Venerable Chatral Rinpoche and the realization of his enlightened intentions and Offering Prayer for Long Life for His Holiness the Dalai Lama   Opening Ceremony February 8, Monday, Noon Construction February 8, Monday, 1 – 5pm February 9, Tuesday, 2 – 5pm February 10 – 12, Wednesday to ... Read More »

Losar Celebration Feb 13 – 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey

Sangha and Tibetan Community Losar Celebration Saturday, February 13, 2016 4143 Year of the Fire Monkey   11:00 am   Prayer, Tsok and Fire Puja 1:00 pm   Community Potluck Meal (please bring a salad, dessert or drink) Preparation Ceremonies    Mahakala Dharma Protector Deity Puja Sunday, February 7, 10-Noon, 2-4pm, 6 – 8pm Traditional Losar Offering Prayer Tuesday, February ... Read More »

Chenrezig (Compassion Buddha) Meditation Retreat Feb 27

Chenrezig (Compassion Buddha) Meditation Retreat with Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal   Saturday February 27th 10:30am to 5:00pm   Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) is the Bodhisattva of Compassion.  A bodhisattva is an enlightened being who has decided to delay becoming a fully enlightened Buddha and who lives in a compassionate spirit life for the sake of all beings. With a mantra, Om mani padme hum! (Hail ... Read More »

Anam Thubten Retreat March 24-26

When the heart and mind awaken, we have the potential to recognize the Buddha within each of us and to commit to live more intentionally in the world. In the gentle process of this meditation retreat, held during the Christian Holy Week, Tibetan Buddhist Teacher Anam Thubten makes the connection between the essential Buddhist practices of meditation, loving kindness, no ... Read More »

Medicine Buddha Meditation Retreat

medicine buddha statue

Saturday, December 19, 2015 10:30am to 5:00pm Medicine Buddha is an enlightened being who has unbiased compassion for all living beings. He protects living beings from physical and mental sickness and other dangers and obstacles, and helps them to eradicate the three poisons – attachment, hatred, and ignorance – which are the source of all sickness and danger. He is ... Read More »

Twelve Days Toward Peace

Twelve Days Toward Peace September 21 – International Day of Peace to October 2 – International Day of Nonviolence All are invited to take these twelve days to explore, study, understand and practice of the value of non-harm and nonviolence. Take some time to consider alternatives to violence, to share strategies for resolving conflict, and to join community members city ... Read More »

Chenrezig (Compassion Buddha) Meditation Retreat on Sat. Sept 19

Chenrezig (Compassion Buddha) Meditation Retreat with Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal Saturday, September 19th 10:30am to 5:00pm Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) is the Bodhisattva of Compassion.  A bodhisattva is an enlightened being who has decided to delay becoming a fully enlightened Buddha and who lives in a compassionate spirit life for the sake of all beings. With a mantra, Om mani padme hum! (Hail the jewel in the ... Read More »

We are studying “Wisdom” – Chapter 9 of Shantideva’s book

Currently for Sunday morning teaching we are studying chapter nine (Wisdom) of Shantideva’s text ‘A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.’ This text is one of the most important spiritual and philosophical texts of Mahayana Buddhism, and widely study and practice across all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Following are some excerpts from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s own teaching ... Read More »

Green Tara Retreat on Sat. Aug. 15 (10:30am – 5:00pm)

  Tara is the most beloved of all the Tibetan feminine meditation deities. She represents fearlessness, the swift ability to save beings from danger, and protection from suffering. In the beautiful myth of her creation, Tara is said to have sprung from the tears of Chenrezig, the great bodhisattva of compassion. So great was the scope of suffering he saw ... Read More »

Embodying Compassion

ANAM THUBTEN AND ELIZABETH MATTIS NAMGYEL Returning to Louisville: October 29 – November 1, 2015 For Two Special Events   Read More »