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
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
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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The Role of Stupas, Temples, Shrines and Other Firm Supports of the Enlightened Mind
Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Role of Stupas, Temples, Shrines and Other Firm Supports of the Enlightened Mind

A powerful way to become aware of our interdependence and highest potential is through the use of living symbols such as stupas.  Stupas from the Museum's collection will be on view during the presentation.  Based on sacred geometry and proper placement, stupas have the power to transform individual lives and improve circumstances on a local and global scale.  Stupas generate a beneficial blessing energy through their form, intention, and stream of activity.

TO REGISTER: mocd@mocd.org

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Singhamukha, The Lion-Headed Dakini The Activity of Reversing of Negativity
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Singhamukha, The Lion-Headed Dakini The Activity of Reversing of Negativity

In this session of teaching, Lama Rangbar will offer the oral transmission of the condensed daily practice of the Lion-Headed Dakini, Singhamukha, along with instructions for correct and effective practice to pacify, control, and eradicate negative circumstances.

Vajrayana practitioners must employ various methods to benefit self and others along the path to complete awakening.  Although negative circumstances arise on outer, inner, and secret levels, they can be pacified, brought under control or forcefully eradicated by using the process of reversal or dokpa in Tibetan. 

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A Talk on Maintaining our Samayas in a Modern World
Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

A Talk on Maintaining our Samayas in a Modern World

In this talk designed for Vajrayana practitioners, Lama Rangbar will work to clarify many of the misconceptions westerners have when developing their relationship with their Lamas or Vajrayana preceptors, in an effort to bring ease and fulfillment to the path.


As Vajrayana practitioners we often hear the word samaya used to mean vow or vows.
All vehicles of Buddhism have vows that we use as a method to cross out of confusion and gain liberation from our delusions.  In the Tantrayana, vows involve what we may perceive to be bonds with humans, and this notion has caused great complexity and often consternation for Buddhists.

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The Practice of Riwo Sang Cho, “The Mountain of Purified Offerings.”
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

The Practice of Riwo Sang Cho, “The Mountain of Purified Offerings.”

Riwo Sang Cho is a fire offering ritual that is a powerful method for increasing prosperity, purifying obscurations, and practicing the essence of Dzogchen.  It is an incense fire offering practice found in Lhatsun Namkha Jigmed’s treasure cycle called the Rigdzin Tsog Drup, “The Precious Life Force Accomplishment of the Awareness Holders.”  This is an incredibly important practice found in almost all Tibetan lineages, and is very useful in the face of modern challenges. The daily practice can help remove obstacles to obtaining our worldly wishes, but more importantly clears away hindrances on the path of Dharma, benefitting all beings in the process.   Riwo Sang Chod issues forth from the ground of Dzogchen, and so the entire text is in fact a Dzogchen text, a gateway into the nature of our own mind.

In this event, Lama Rangbar will explain the structure, benefits and ultimate meaning of the practice, and also guide us through the practice so those attending can go forward to practice confidently on their own.

TO REGISTER: mocd@mocd.org

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Extracting Wisdom from Chaos. Using Meditation to Generate Meaning in Times of Deception
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Extracting Wisdom from Chaos. Using Meditation to Generate Meaning in Times of Deception

How should we navigate the torrents of (mis)information we are faced with each day?  How do we create meaning from chaos, and take action in a world of lies? 

Each day we are faced with torrents of information, very little of which is feasibly verifiable.  For all of its billions of dollars in resources, Facebook and its users are both lost in any effort to differentiate reality from fiction.  Since we never like to think of ourselves as idiots, how can we as humans make reasonable determinations about what we should do each day and how this fits into the larger global context?

TO REGISTER: mocd@mocd.org

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Riwo Sang Cho - A Fire Offering Ritual
Sep
6
4:00 PM16:00

Riwo Sang Cho - A Fire Offering Ritual

Riwo Sang Cho is a fire offering ritual that is a powerful method for increasing prosperity, purifying obscurations, and practicing the essence of Dzogchen.  

Riwo Sang Cho is an incense fire offering practice found in Lhatsun Namkha Jigmed’s treasure cycle called the Rigdzin Tsog Drup, “The Precious Life Force Accomplishment of the Awareness Holders.”  This is an incredibly important practice found in almost all Tibetan lineages, and is very useful in the face of modern challenges. The daily practice can help remove obstacles to obtaining our worldly wishes, but more importantly clears away hindrances on the path of Dharma, benefitting all beings in the process.   Riwo Sang Chod issues forth from the ground of Dzogchen, and so the entire text is in fact a Dzogchen text, a gateway into the nature of our own mind.

In this event, Lama Rangbar will explain the structure, benefits and ultimate meaning of the practice, and also guide us through the practice so those attending can go forward to practice confidently on their own.

$25 pre-registration

$30 at the door

TO REGISTER: marianarestrepota@gmail.com

FOR MORE INFO VISIT: www.fb.me/newtreasure2018

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Riwo Sang Cho - A Fire Offering Ritual
Sep
5
4:00 PM16:00

Riwo Sang Cho - A Fire Offering Ritual

Riwo Sang Cho is a fire offering ritual that is a powerful method for increasing prosperity, purifying obscurations, and practicing the essence of Dzogchen.  

Riwo Sang Cho is an incense fire offering practice found in Lhatsun Namkha Jigmed’s treasure cycle called the Rigdzin Tsog Drup, “The Precious Life Force Accomplishment of the Awareness Holders.”  This is an incredibly important practice found in almost all Tibetan lineages, and is very useful in the face of modern challenges. The daily practice can help remove obstacles to obtaining our worldly wishes, but more importantly clears away hindrances on the path of Dharma, benefitting all beings in the process.   Riwo Sang Chod issues forth from the ground of Dzogchen, and so the entire text is in fact a Dzogchen text, a gateway into the nature of our own mind.

In this event, Lama Rangbar will explain the structure, benefits and ultimate meaning of the practice, and also guide us through the practice so those attending can go forward to practice confidently on their own.

$25 pre-registration

$30 at the door

TO REGISTER: marianarestrepota@gmail.com

FOR MORE INFO VISIT: www.fb.me/newtreasure2018

FOR LOCATION DETAILS EMAIL: marianarestrepota@gmail.com

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Extracting Wisdom from Chaos. Using Meditation to Generate Meaning in Times of Deception
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Extracting Wisdom from Chaos. Using Meditation to Generate Meaning in Times of Deception

FaceBook is a multi billion dollar platform and yet even they are completely buried under the futile effort of trying to separate the real from the unreal.   Each day we are faced with torrents of information very little of which is feasibly verifiable.  Since we never like to think of ourselves as idiots, how can we as humans make reasonable determinations about what we should do each day and how this fits into the modern world at large? 

In this talk and meditation instruction program, Lama Rangbar will explore the world of meditation of the ancient ones and explain the practice’s deep practical relevance for our times. Lama will help us explore questions such as: How should we obtain, view and filter information?  What elements can help us determine our most important paths to action?  How should our individual lives fit into what seems to be utter chaos and how can this be transformed into what we could call a deeply meaningful life?

$10-$15 suggested contribution

TO REGISTER: marianarestrepota@gmail.com

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The Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

The Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal

In this day-long course, Lama Rangbar will introduce the condensed daily practice of the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal with an oral transmission and detailed guidance for practice.  This will be an excellent introduction to the principle of feminine wisdom in Vajrayana Buddhism. 

Each of us has within us both male and female forces.  But few of us have the ability to integrate our meditation practice and daily life with these dimensions of our being.  The wrathful dimension of this practice resonates with the need of many practitioners to powerfully cut through the turbulent challenges we face in the modern world. 

Lama Rangbar will provide this short and effective method to liberate the confusion and misinformation we face as modern individuals. 

$25 pre-registration
$30 at the door

TO REGISTER: marianarestrepota@gmail.com

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Shamatha & Vipashyana
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Shamatha & Vipashyana

Lama Rangbar will review the various styles of practicing calm abiding and insight meditation, and in particular the approach of the Dudjom Tersar lineage, differentiating ordinary shamatha-vipashyana from that in the context of Dzogchen.  

There are many styles and methods of practicing shamatha and vipashyana in all schools and vehicles of Buddhism.  Lama Rangbar will review some of these, with particular attention to the way they are taught within the Dudjom Tersar lineage.  Lama will differentiate ordinary shamatha-vipashyana from Dzog Chen shamatha-vipashyana and guide a few sessions for those attending.  This program is open to anyone at any level of practice.

$25 pre-registration
$30 at the door

TO REGISTER: marianarestrepota@gmail.com

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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
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
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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