2020 Fall Calendar
Due to the impact of the fires, evacuations following the upheaval of the pandemic, we have changed the dates for the program for September and October. We apologize for an inconvenience this has caused and also this gave us the opportunity to add some programs including classes with Geshe Sonam and a Vajrayogini Practice date for our Vajrayogini practitioners.
FALL QUARTER – ONLINE OPEN TEACHINGS
*All times are listed in Pacific Time UTC-7 (Timezone Converter)
Sept 22nd – 24th, 8am – 9am
Guide to Bodhisattva’s Way of Life with Geshe Sonam
Study the guide to the way of life of love and compassion, the classic text at the heart of Mahayana Buddhism. This class covers essential topics of Buddhist philosophy including emptiness, bodhichitta (the altruistic enlightened intent) and the nature of wisdom. Geshe Sonam-la will teach from Chapter, 6, 8 and Chapter 9 offers, which one of the most succinct encapsulations of Madhyamaka philosophy. By Donation.
Sept 26th, 10am – 1pm
Vajrayogini: Teachings and Practice with Pema Khandro
Vajrayogini Practice with Pema Khandro – Vajrayogini is the embodiment of wisdom, joy and fierce compassion, a female buddha venerated by all the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Vajrayogini meditation is practiced as a meditation to realize innate wisdom and intrinsic courage. This class will review the three Vajrayogini meditations: from the Rinchen Trengwa including the Concise Chod and 100,000 Dakinis and the Generation stage Vajrayogini meditation. Pre-requisite: attendance of Vajrayogini Empowerment (or see self paced course to catch up).
Sept 23rd, 6-6:30pm
The Buddhist Philosophy Open Teaching is a thirty-minute webinar, open to the public. The class starts with the Tibetan Buddhist meditation with refuge and bodhichitta prayers from the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse (Dzogchen Nyingthig) and silent meditation instruction known as Calm Abiding Meditation (Zhine). Following this is a study of a text that walks through core instructions of Buddhist philosophy step by step in their pith form. This book is called “Excellent Path to Enlightenment,” Longchenpa’s guide to meditation. The goal of this class is to provide accessible, concise opportunities to study Buddhism from home. By Donation.
Oct 5th-8th, 6 – 7:15pm
Conversations on Buddhism & Sexuality
The subject of Buddhism and Sexuality is a complex issue approached in a variety of ways throughout history. Most recently, in the wake of the #metoo movement, news about sexual abuse and sexual misconduct in Buddhism has brought forward important questions. This series provides a platform for contemplating these questions and the greater context of Buddhist ethics. The goal is to raise awareness, promote education and highlight resources. The series will feature four evenings of conversations between Pema Khandro and Buddhist scholars and teachers. By Donation.
Oct 12, 11am-1pm
Dakini Day Chod: Living in the Charnel Grounds
A deep dive in the profound method and view of Tibetan Chod meditation and the four feasts. By Donation.
Oct 17th, 10am – 6pm
Vajra Sangha Retreat
Vajra Sangha Retreat. After a year of tremendous uncertainty the Vajra Sangha will gather for the annual Vajra Sangha retreat to meet with Pema Khandro, practice together and study the root and branch vows. The Vajra Sangha are Pema Khandro’s personal long-term students.
Oct 28, 6-6:30pm
A thirty-minute webinar, open to the public. The class starts with the Tibetan Buddhist meditation with refuge and bodhichitta prayers from the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse (Dzogchen Nyingthig) and silent meditation instruction known as Calm Abiding Meditation (Zhine). Following this is a study of a text that walks through core instructions of Buddhist philosophy step by step in their pith form. This book is called “Excellent Path to Enlightenment,” Longchenpa’s guide to meditation. By Donation.
Oct 31 – Feb, 2021
Meditation Instructor Training
Robust, 150 hours of In-Depth Training
Self-Paced Curriculum + Live Classes
Teaching Practicum + One on One Mentoring
Traditional Meditation + Buddhist Philosophy + Buddhist Ethics
Completely Traditional + Completely Current
For Teachers Facing A Diverse Tumultuous World
December 16, 6pm
Pema Khandro Birthday Celebration & Fundraiser
FALL QUARTER – MEMBERS-ONLY CLASSES
*The Curriculum below is for Members Only. Learn More about Membership
1st & 2nd Wednesdays – Vajrayana Training
3rd & 4th Wednesdays – Ngakpa Training
Group Meditation with Janak Kimmel & Guest Teachers
Oct 19th, 5-6pm
BIPOC Meditation Group with Pema Khandro
This is a meditation group for members who are POC to practice together and talk about how race impacts our lives.
Nov 23rd, 6-7pm
Tara Day with Dr. Satya
White Tara Meditation is a Buddhist prayer offered in times of calamities, natural disasters, wars, and major obstacles in order to bring peace and healing to the community and environment.
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