Category Archives: Meditation

Upcoming Programs and Events

Mahayana Study Course Not Even a Middle Tuesdays, starting September 11 from 7:00 to 8:30 Announcing the next class in our Mahayana series! It is “Not even a Middle”!  This class covers the Madhyamaka or “Emptiness” teachings.  Ponlop Rinpoche has emphasized the importance of the Madhyamaka view and how it is crucial to truly understanding and practicing Mahamudra, Dzogchen, Yogachara […]

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Upcoming Program & Events

Sunday Open Meditation All are welcome! The sitting practice of meditation is an invaluable tool! Come join us any Sunday morning between 9:00 and 11:00 AM. We offer basic instruction at 9 am and continue with mindful sitting and walking meditation. Tara Practice from 11:00 to 12:30 on the 1st Sunday of the month On the 4th Sunday of […]

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Analytical Meditation — Benefits and Methods

Lama Tenpa will start a new series of Friday evening practices and talks in September.  The talks are on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 7:00 to 8:30. Lama Tenpa will be giving teachings on benefits and methods of analytical meditation.  Analytical meditation is powerful meditation method for gaining experiential certainty of […]

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Teachings on the Root Cause of Unhappiness

What is the root cause of our unhappiness? In our Hinayana course this past week, we examined our fixation on a personal self as a central reference point in our lives and the cause of unhappiness.  The good news is that we have the ability to analyze and look deeply at this ingrained sense of […]

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Why Do We Meditate?

Why do we meditate?  What are the benefits of meditation? In our Hinayana course this past week, we delved into the benefits and obstacles to meditation practice.  We started by looking at the question of why we meditate. This quote from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was quite helpful to point out the benefits of meditation and […]

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