Guru Rinpoche Day
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

May 24th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent. 

This day also marks the Anniversary of Guru Padmavajra, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Sheep, when the evil ministers of Oddiyana tried to burn Guru Rinpoche and his consort Mandarava alive. Guru Rinpoche transformed the fire into a lake and emerged with Mandarava on a lotus.  The people of Oddiyana were instantly inspired with devotion at the sight of the miracle and accomplished liberation in short time thereafter.  Because he was like an ocean of Dharma embodying the words of the Buddha, Guru Rinpoche became known as Guru Padmavajra, the Guru with the Lotus and the Vajra.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

June 23rd marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent. 

This day also marks the Anniversary of Guru Sengey Dradok, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Monkey, when the Tirthikas from South India tried to cause great harm to the Dharma, Guru Rinpoche vanquished the Tirthikas and their gods and guardians into dust with his great powers.  Waving triumphantly the Victory Banner of the Dharma, he became known as Guru Sengey Dradok, the Guru who roars like a lion.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

July 22nd marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent. 

July 22nd also marks the Anniversary of Guru Tsokye Dorje, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Bird, Guru Rinpoche was born miraculously on a lotus in the middle of Laka Dankosha.  Turning the Wheel of Dharma for dakinis on the island in this lake, he became known as Guru Tsokye Dorje, the Guru who is the Lotus-Born Vajra.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

August 20th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent. 

This day also marks the Anniversary of Guru Khading Tsal, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Dog, when the Tirthikas from Tamradvipa threw Guru Rinpoche into the Ganges, he caused the river to flow in reverse order and rose to the sky performing a Vajra dance, thus becoming known as Guru Khading Tsal, the Guru soaring in the sky like the Garuda.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

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September 19th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.  

This day is also the anniversary of Guru Nyima Ozer, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations.  On the 10th day of the month of the Pig, Guru Rinpoche transformed the poison concocted by the Tirthikas into nectar.  His healthy radiance transformed the mind of the Tirthikas and converted them and their retinues to the Dharma.  He became known as Guru Nyima Ozer or Suryaprabha, the Guru who is like rays of the sun.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

October 19th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent. 

This day also marks the Anniversary of Guru Dorje Trotreng Tsal, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Mouse, Guru Rinpoche assumed the divine form of Vajrakumara at Yanglesho (Pharphing) in Nepal and subdued all the local deities and negative forces.  He performed the sadhana of Palchen Yangdak (Sri Visuddha Heruka) and attained the Vidyadhara stage of Mahamudra realization.  He became known as Guru Dorje Trotreng Tsal or Vajra Kapalamalin, the Adamantine Guru with the garland of skulls.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

November 17th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent. 

This day also marks the Anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Ox, Guru Rinpoche arrived in Central Tibet.  After he subdued the hostile demons and local deities of Tibet, he erected teh great monastery of Chokhor Palgyi Samye, and lit the lamp of the Holy Dharma of the Sutras and Mantras.  Guiding his 25 disciples and the king to liberation, he became known as Guru Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born Guru.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

December 17th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.  

This day is also the anniversary of Guru Dorje Drollo, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations.  On the 10th day of the month of the Tiger, Guru Rinpoche conjured his wrathful form at Paro Taktsang in Bhutan and subdued all the local deities and treasure guardians.  He then made them the protectors of the Terma teachings (hidden treasures) concealed in both central and remote places in teh Himalayas, and entrusted them with the secret oral instructions, to be given in the future to Tertons (treasure discoverers) at suitable times.  He became known as Guru Dorje Drollo or Vajrakrodha, the Guru of the Adamantine Wrath.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

April 25th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent. 

April 25th also marks the Anniversary of Guru Chime Pema Jungne, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Horse, the king of Zahor tried to burn Guru Rinpoche who transformed the fire into a lake (Tso Pema) and turned the mind of the Zahor people towards the Dharma.  At the time or displaying his adamantine body and having taken Mandarava as his secret consort, Guru Rinpoche became known as as the immortal Guru Chime Pema Jungne, the immortal Lotus-Born Guru.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Mar
26
3:00 PM15:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

March 26th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.  

March 26th is also the anniversary of Guru Ghskya Sengey and Guru Loden Choktse, Guru Rinpoche's manifestations.  On the 10th day of the month of the Snake, Guru Rinpoche took the Rabjung ordination from the Buddha's disciple Ananda.  He demonstrated unrivaled ability in understanding and accomplishing the Sutrayana and Mantrayana; therefore he became known as Guru Shakya Sengey, the Guru who is the Lion of the Shakyas, and as Loden Choktse, the Guru possessing intelligence and Supreme Siddhis.

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Lama Rangbar Vajrayana Teachings
Mar
7
to Mar 11

Lama Rangbar Vajrayana Teachings

We would like to invite you to this dynamic and powerful series of events at Rigdzin Dzogchen Ling - Tibetaans Boeddhistisch centrum in Amsterdam from March 7 - 11.

Schedule:
Wednesday March 7th - 19:30/21:30 - Instruction on the daily practice of Dzambhala, the Yaksha of Wealth
20, - euros

Thursday March 8th - 19:30/21:30 - Introductory teachings on the uses and meaning of Vajrayana Buddhist ritual implements and sacred objects
20, - euros

Friday March 9th - Variable Time Schedule - Personal consultations with Lama Rangbar.  If you have any questions about your personal practice, how to set up a daily routine, etc.
Please contact info@rigdzin.nl to schedule your consultation
30, - euros

Saturday & Sunday March 10/11th - 10:00/12:00 & 14:30/17:00 - Lama Rangbar will be offering the Empowerment, Transmission, and key instructions for the profound practice of the Lion-headed Dakini Singhamukha, followed by an actual practice session of extensive reversing of negativity in the evening sessions.
40, - euros per day

Dzogchen Ling - Middenweg 22 Amsterdam - www.rigdzin.nl

for more info about this Netherlands center see: http://www.namkha.org/index.php/rigdzin-community/rigdzin-netherland-dzogchen-ling

 

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Lama Rangbar - Vajrayana Teachings
Mar
1
to Mar 6

Lama Rangbar - Vajrayana Teachings

Bodhivastu Center Samten Osel Choling Presents
Lama Rangbar Nyimai Ozer

Schedule:
Friday - March 2nd - 2pm - Lama will be providing consultation on questions related to personal life situations and daily dharma pratices.
5pm - 7pm - Tara practice with Q&A
(Donation )

Saturday March 3rd - 4:30 - 7pm - explanation of mendrup and Vakrakilaya
(20, - EUR)

Sunday March 4th - 9:15am - Buddhist refuge ceremony - possibility to take refuge
9:30am - 6pm - Inauguration and practical explanation of Vajrakilaya, dedication prayers.
(40, - EUR + Donation)

Monday March 5th - 10am - Mariamma practice
2pm - Consultations on personal dharma practice questions and life situations
(Donation)

Ort: B. + M. Dannfeld - Rahmengasse 3-2 - 69120 Heidelberg-Neuenheim
Fragen und Anmeldung - Telefon: +49(0)6221 18 70 16 8
 

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

February 25th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.  

Today is also the anniversary of Guru Shantarakshita, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations.  On the 10th day of the months of the dragon, Guru Rinpoche renounced his kingdom, practiced austerities, yoga, and meditation in the great cemetery of Satavana, the cool forest.  Gathering with all the Matrikas and Dakinis under his power, he became known as Guru Shantarakshita, the Guru who is the guardian of peace.

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Introduction to "The Great Hero of Miraculous Activity", Lord Vajrakilaya
Feb
25
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to "The Great Hero of Miraculous Activity", Lord Vajrakilaya

In this one day event, Lama Rangbar will offer the oral transmission of the daily practice of Vajrakilaya Namchak Putri the Sky Metal Sword of Dudjom Lingpa.  Lama will also offer practice instructions and share teachings on the great practice of rasayana or liberation by taste, using mendrup produced at the Vajrakilaya Mendrup Drupchen held recently at Lama Rangbar's center in Sankhu Vajrayogini Nepal.  A share of mendrup will be offered to each participant of this event.

Venue is Samaya Education - 190 N 10th St, Suite 204, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The suggested donation for this event is $50.  Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds however, we encourage everyone to make real effort to meet the requested donation.

Please be on time so as not to miss the transmission.

Lunch break will be from 12-2pm. Dedication prayers will conclude around 4:30-5:00pm.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited for this event. To register or for more information, please call 718-619-5051 or email jplearn@bodhivastu.org

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Losar Mountain of Burnt Offerings
Feb
17
9:30 AM09:30

Losar Mountain of Burnt Offerings

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Bodhivastu invites one and all free of charge to the Bodhivastu Meditation and Retreat and Healing Sanctuary in Big Indian NY on the second day of the Lunar New Year (Losar) for a Mountain of Burnt Offerings ceremony.  This will be one of our biggest sang offerings we will be making this year.  We will try to build up a real mountain of sang, literally!  

The ceremony is known to yield swift and effective results to dispel any last residues and bring in the new year by drawing down a wave of pure blessings from all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the three times and ten directions.

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Losar (Tibetan New Year) 2018 Year of the Earth Dog
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Losar (Tibetan New Year) 2018 Year of the Earth Dog

Bodhivastu wishes you and your family a very happy Losar filled with well-being and spiritual attainments for all.

Losar visits with Lama Rangbar

Traditionally on the morning of Losar, people will visit their Lama to make an auspicious connection for the year ahead by greeting and offering Katags etc. to the Lama to create temdrel and favorable circumstances. This visit typically is done first thing in the morning and throughout the afternooon on Losar before any other activities. Bodhivastu will be preparing some auspicious foods for your enjoyment as well.

February 16th 2018 is beginning of year of the Earth Dog, according to the Tibetan Calendar and marks the beginning of the Tibetan year 2145.

Please send notice a few days ahead if you wish to come for Losar since pre-planning is required. Please reply to jplearn@bodhivastu.org or 718-619-5051 by February 13th to confirm your participation.

Although it is not mandatory, feel free to bring any food snacks or drinks, etc. to share with the community.

Visits are Friday, February 16, 2018 from 9:00AM - 1:00PM

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Gutor, Vajrakilaya Year End Reversing Practices
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Gutor, Vajrakilaya Year End Reversing Practices

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Once again a new lunar year is upon us and all the wonderful choices and opportunities that come with it.

Like a dream, each year leaves a trail of what was and the chance for something new to come into play.

In Vajrayana Buddhism we use this opportunity to reverse the old negative patterns and residues that could bleed into the new year so we can start with a clean slate and enhance all good and positive qualities within us and for the well-being of all. An intensive practice of Vajrakilaya, reversing of negativity, along with the practice of Singhamuhkha (the Lion Headed Dakini) along with supplication of protectors, can help us remove negative gross and subtle patterns, paving the way for good fortune in the coming year of the Earth Dog.

Schedule:

SATURDAY February 10th Day I
9:00AM to 12:00PM Opening prayers, Vajrakilaya Sadhana and Vajrakilaya Mantra accumulation
12:00PM to 2:00PM Lunch break
2:00PM to 5:30PM Evening session; more Vajrakilaya mantra recitation, commencement of reversing practices and supplication of Dharma Protectors.

SUNDAY February 11th Day II
9:00AM to 12:00PM, Opening prayers, Vajrakilaya Sadhana and Vajrakilaya Mantra accumulation
12:00PM to 2:00PM Lunch break
2:00PM to 4:30PM Aft.-Eve. session; continued Vajrakilaya mantra recitation, commencement of reversing practices and supplication of Dharma Protectors.
4:30PM to 6:30PM Center cleaning. Out with the stagnant old, to make room for the new and fresh. Cleaning of the Academy Center (a few volunteers needed to help clean the center)

Pre-registration for this event is a requirement as spaces are very limited and pre-planning is required. Please reply to jplearn@bodhivastu.org or 718-619-5051 by February 7th to confirm your participation.

Please bring food for lunch (pot luck) to share with fellow community if attending any of these days.

Whether attending in person or not, a connection to the process and blessings can be made to the practices by making offerings towards substances and the hosting of the event. Donations of support for materials etc. should be made ahead of time online so as to decrease confusion and facilitate better event organization. Donations can be made online using this link.

Please make sure to write: "Offering to Gutor Ceremony 2018" in the note section of the donation window.

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Introduction to the Basic Principles of the 3 Vehicles of Buddhism - Employing the Chariots of Body, Speech and Mind, Towards the Citadel of Awakening in Confusing Times
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to the Basic Principles of the 3 Vehicles of Buddhism - Employing the Chariots of Body, Speech and Mind, Towards the Citadel of Awakening in Confusing Times

In this introductory workshop, Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer will guide us through an overview of the three main vehicles of Buddhism and instruct us in the use of a supporting basic practice of Meditation from the Dudjom Tersar lineage of the Ancient Ones.  This one day course is suitable for people who have not yet been introduced to meditation as well as intermediate level practitioners.

Venue for the event is Magic Moon Sisters - 4116 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10308

The cost for this event is $50.  

Please bring a comfortable meditation cushion and loose fitting clothing.

Please arrive on time as to not disturb the continuity of the group.

Pre-registration is required for the event.  Space is limited and on a First Come, First Serve basis, so be sure to reserve your space now.  For further information or to pre-register, contact: 718-948-3006 or visit this link to register online or email jplearn@bodhivastu.org.

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Naga Day
Feb
4
12:00 AM00:00

Naga Day

Nagas are beings in our natural environment that play a role in the qualities of our lives whether we are aware of this or not. All Buddhist schools acknowledge and venerate Nagas throughout Asia for prosperity and many other reasons. Making offerings to the Nagas should only be done on the correct astrological days that are associated with their being awake and active. Naga offering ceremonies can play an important role in establishing harmony and balance in the environment, as well as for curing many kinds of diseases. Practitioners who regularly make offerings to the Nagas, thus turning the Nagas into allies, are often benefitted by ensuring one's prosperity.

Many Buddhist Dharma protectors are Nagas and play an important role in the establishment and continuity of the Dharma. The Nagas are awake on certain days that are determined by calculations on the lunar calendar. These are the days (called "teb") on which Naga ceremonies are performed. There are 4 degrees (*) of "Naga Days." The ceremonies can be performed on any of the Naga days but it's most important to do them on the 4th degree days. Also, it's important not to "wake up" (disturb) the Nagas on the other days, when they are asleep.

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Naga Day
Jan
30
12:00 AM00:00

Naga Day

Nagas are beings in our natural environment that play a role in the qualities of our lives whether we are aware of this or not. All Buddhist schools acknowledge and venerate Nagas throughout Asia for prosperity and many other reasons. Making offerings to the Nagas should only be done on the correct astrological days that are associated with their being awake and active. Naga offering ceremonies can play an important role in establishing harmony and balance in the environment, as well as for curing many kinds of diseases. Practitioners who regularly make offerings to the Nagas, thus turning the Nagas into allies, are often benefitted by ensuring one's prosperity.

Many Buddhist Dharma protectors are Nagas and play an important role in the establishment and continuity of the Dharma. The Nagas are awake on certain days that are determined by calculations on the lunar calendar. These are the days (called "teb") on which Naga ceremonies are performed. There are 4 degrees (*) of "Naga Days." The ceremonies can be performed on any of the Naga days but it's most important to do them on the 4th degree days. Also, it's important not to "wake up" (disturb) the Nagas on the other days, when they are asleep.

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Naga Day
Jan
28
12:00 AM00:00

Naga Day

Nagas are beings in our natural environment that play a role in the qualities of our lives whether we are aware of this or not. All Buddhist schools acknowledge and venerate Nagas throughout Asia for prosperity and many other reasons. Making offerings to the Nagas should only be done on the correct astrological days that are associated with their being awake and active. Naga offering ceremonies can play an important role in establishing harmony and balance in the environment, as well as for curing many kinds of diseases. Practitioners who regularly make offerings to the Nagas, thus turning the Nagas into allies, are often benefitted by ensuring one's prosperity.

Many Buddhist Dharma protectors are Nagas and play an important role in the establishment and continuity of the Dharma. The Nagas are awake on certain days that are determined by calculations on the lunar calendar. These are the days (called "teb") on which Naga ceremonies are performed. There are 4 degrees (*) of "Naga Days." The ceremonies can be performed on any of the Naga days but it's most important to do them on the 4th degree days. Also, it's important not to "wake up" (disturb) the Nagas on the other days, when they are asleep.

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

January 26th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.  

January 26th also marks the anniversary of Guru Pema Gyalpo, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations.  On the 10th day of the month of the Hare, Guru Rinpoche was invited to Oddiyana by King Indrabodhi.  He was made the crown prince and married Princess Bhasadhara. By ruling the kingdom in accordance with the Dharma, he became known as Guru Pema Gyalpo, the Guru who is the Lotus King.    

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