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Saturday Teaching

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Geshe Rapgyal offers a teaching most Saturday afternoons, with the exception of the third Saturday when he leads a meditation retreat.

 

These Saturday teachings, covering a wide range of topics over the course of the year, provide a strong foundation for beginning and experienced Buddhist practitioners alike. 

 

Geshela teaches in Tibetan, and Tenam interprets in English.

 

All are welcome to attend.

Sunday Teaching

10:00 am - Noon

Each Sunday Geshe Rapgyal teaches from a respected text by Buddha Shakyamuni or a Great Master, offering careful commentary on it and providing illumination and applications.

 

He works through a single text over many months. Geshela teaches in Tibetan which is translated to English by Tenam.

 

All are welcome to attend, even those new to Buddhist practice. Insights are accessible whenever one listens with an open heart and mind. 


A donation, though not required, both respects the gift of the Dharma shared through our teacher and makes it possible to maintain the Dharma Center.

Teaching Schedule

 

The weekend teaching schedule from April - June, 2019

April 6, Saturday 
(3:30–5:30pm)
Intro to Meditation: How to attain Calm Abiding (How to eliminate Fave Faults through Eight Antidotes base on text ‘Extreme and Middle’)

April 7, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

April 7, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

April 13, Saturday 
(3:30–5:00pm)
Intro to Buddhism: Three forms of Faith

April 14, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

April 14, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

April 20, Saturday (10:30am –5:00)
No Class/Retreat!

April 21, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
Dharma Talk with Geshe Rapgyal (No regular teaching!)

April 21, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm)
No Teaching!

April 27, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm)
Intro to Karma (Ref book: Kindness, Clarity and Insight by His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

April 28, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

April 28, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

May 4, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm)
Intro to Meditation: How to achieve Calm Abiding (Nine stages according to ‘Hearers Ground’ and ‘Compendium of Higher Training’)

May 5, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

May 5, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

May 11, Saturday 
(3:30 – 5:00pm)
Special teaching on 'Meditation and its practices' by visiting Geshe Dhonam

May 12, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

May 12, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

May 18, Saturday 
(3:30–5:00pm)
No Class!

May 19, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

May 19, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

May 25, Saturday (3:30–5:00pm)
Eight Verses of Training the Mind (Ref book: Kindness, Clarity and Insight by His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

May 26, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

May 26, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

June 1, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Intro to Meditation: Achieving Calm Abiding through Six Powers & Four Mental Engagement, Signs and Measures

June 2, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

June 2, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

June 8, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Intro to Buddhism: How to generate Altruistic mind (Bodhichitta)

June 9, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

June 9, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

June 15, Saturday 
(10:30–4:30pm)
Meditation Retreat: Practicing Bodhichitta Mind

June 16, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

June 16, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

June 22, Saturday (3:30–5:30pm)
Altruism and the Six Perfection (Ref book: Kindness, Clarity and Insight by His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

June 23, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

June 23, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

June 29, Saturday (3:30–5:30pm)
Religious Harmony (Ref book: Kindness, Clarity and Insight by His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

June 30, Sunday (10:00am –12:00)
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

June 30, Sunday (1:00–2:30pm) only for registered participants!
Lamp So Bright: An Extensive Explanation of the Mahamudra Root-Text of the Teaching Tradition of the Precious Geden Oral Transmission (the auto-commentary)
 by Losang Choekyi Gyeltsen

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The weekend teaching schedule from Jan-March, 2019

Jan 5, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Intro to Meditation

Jan 6, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

Jan 12, Saturday  (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Intro to Buddhism: Difficulty in attaining human rebirth and how to make it meaningful

Jan 13, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

Jan 19, Saturday (10:30am – 4:30pm)
Vajrasattva Meditation Retreat

Jan 20, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

Jan 26, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Practical Buddhism: Religious Values and Human Society

Jan 27, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

Feb 2, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
The Methods of Meditation

Feb 3, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

Feb 9, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm) – No Class!
Tibetan New Year (Losar)

Feb 10, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00) – No Class!
Tibetan New Year (Losar)

Feb 16, Saturday (10:30 – 4:30pm)
Meditation Retreat: Practice and Meditation on the Four Immeasurables

Feb 17, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

Feb 23, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm) Introduction to Meditation: The Luminous Nature of the Mind

Feb 24, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

March 2, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Six Preliminaries, Actual Meditation, Physical Postures

March 3, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

March 9, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Intro to Buddhism:  The Refuge Practice

March 10, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

March 15, Friday - 17, Sunday
There are no Saturday or Sunday regular classes! More details available under "Sign up for Classes"

March 23, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
Four Noble Truths (Ref book: Kindness, Clarity and Insight by His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

March 24, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training

March 30, Saturday (3:30 – 5:00pm)
No Class!

March 31, Sunday (10:00am – 12:00)
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun – Nam-kha Pal, A Commentary to Seven Point Mind Training