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Weekly Schedule

Compassion: The Heart of Buddhism

Sunday Morning Practice combines study and practice of meditation with reading and discussion about Tibetan Buddhism. It is relaxed and informal; questions and discussion are welcome. We will learn and practice several types of meditation, including calm abiding as well as more advanced meditation practices such as Green Tara (the embodiment of the Buddha's wisdom), and Chenrezig (the embodiment of compassion). During the months of April through June 2010, we will read and discuss a selection of stories from the famous "100,000 Songs of Milarepa". In addition to being lively and entertaining, these wonderful stories contain very direct instructions on Dharma practice at all levels from beginner to advanced, from Tibet's most famous Yogi. As Garchen Rinpoche once said, "There is no greater Guru than Milarepa". In this context, we will introduce and discuss a variety of Buddhist topics and introduce just a little of the Tibetan language. Beginners are welcome! It is not necessary to attend the entire 3 months - you can come any time.



We have all made mistakes- they are part of our human experience and learning process. Left unpurified, these mistakes can negatively effect us.
Vajrasattva is a purification practice involving visualization, mantra recitation, and meditation. It is the second section of the Drikung Ngondro. The Ngondro are the preliminaries done to prepare the mind for the higher teachings and practices. As with all our practices, everyone is welcome to attend.


Green Tara

Green Tara is noted for swift response to supplication. There are many benefits engaging in Green Tara practice, freedom from fear and obstacles are among them. As with all our practices, all are welcome to attend.


Words of Enlightenment

Join us for an ongoing exploration and discussion of core Buddhist texts in the light of daily life and practice, with a senior student of Lama Sonam.

Tibetan Language Class

We are always striving to deepen our appreciation of Tibetan Buddhism by studying the Tibetan language itself.  We are currently redeveloping our program, so whether you are a beginning or have some knowledge of Tibetan Language already, please contact us as we are forming study groups at this time.  Please contact Caroline Falk at mama drum@gmail.com for more information.

Center is Open

The center is open for use. Meditate in the shrine room, peruse the library, or shop in our Dharma store. The U.S. Jowo Rinpoche statue is a main feature of our center. Visit Jokhang.org for more information.


The Four Immeasurable Wishes of Buddhism
Love: May all mother sentient beings, boundless as the sky, have happiness and the causes of happiness.
Compassion: May they be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering. Bliss: May they never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow. Equanimity: May they rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.

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Weekly Schedule

Guru Yoga
8:30am - 9:45am

The Heart of Buddhism
10:00am - Noon

Introduction to Buddhism
w/David Tucker
7pm (begins Jan. 19)

Words of Enlightenment

Vajrasattva 7:00pm

Ngondro 7:00pm
( 2 years practice group)

Green Tara
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Beginning Tibetan

Center is Open
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Silent Self-Guided
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Achi Chokyi Drolma
6:00pm -8:00pm

Phowa and other special practices during the month: Milarepa, Guru Rinpoche and Lama Chopa.

Learn more about the practices.

Most practices are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend.