Announcing a Year long in-person class, beginning Saturday, May 6, 2023
With guidance and teachings from our Spiritual Director, Yangsi Rinpoche, assisted by Venerable Losang Yonten, and Jordan Van Voast, we will meet weekly to explore three inter-related topics of Buddhism - The Four Seals (Buddhist philosophical tenets), The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (body, feeling, mind, mind objects), and The Four Noble Truths. Full details here.
Jhado Rinpoche - January 2022. Event Recap - Images and Video Links
Friday, January 28, 7:00 to 9:00p.m. Thought Transformation (Lojong). Lojong (Tib. བློ་སྦྱོང་,Wylie: blo sbyong) is a mind training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Geshe Chekawa. The practice involves refining and purifying one's motivations and attitudes in order to bring about the enlightenment of oneself and all other sentient beings.
Saturday, January 29, 11:00a.m to 1:00p.m. Medicine Buddha Empowerment (jenang). By invoking the Medicine Buddha, one is empowered to heal all physical and mental illness, and ultimately the disease of living in a cycle of never ending problems, thus enabling complete purification of all disease and their causes, leading to complete enlightenment. This practice is especially important now in this time of pandemic and environmental deterioration.
Renowned for his keen intelligence and dynamic teaching style, Jhado Rinpoche is also highly acclaimed for his ability to engage Western students in ways that are interesting and personally relevant. In addition to these qualities, Rinpoche is also well known and loved for his gentle demeanor and his kindness.
Interdependence and Our Ecological Crisis
A series of online forums creating a safe space for honest, often difficult conversations about the climate emergency and related ecological, social and economic crises. Climate threats, biodiversity loss, threats to food and water supply, racial violence and injustice, deep economic inequality, war, refugees, homelessness, pandemics—these are all connected. This series has two aims: 1) To break through layers of denial and open to a more honest acceptance of the accelerating ecological breakdown, and 2) To present a variety of Buddhist, Indigenous, and other perspectives to inform and inspire wise, compassionate, action.
Learn More: Past events, register for future events.