Past Events 2018

 
 

 

Medicine Buddha Puja
Gocha Tulku and Geshe Sherap
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018 at 10:30am
 

   

Gocha Tulku and Geshe Tenzin Sherap will lead the Medicine Buddha Puja at 10:30am. It is about one hour in length and is recited in English. 

Sunday at 12:00pm 

Vegetarian Potluck will follow the Medicine Buddha puja, please bring your favorite dish, bread, dessert or drinks to share. 

 

 

 

 

Seven Point Mind Training - Lojong Dondun Ma
Text by Geshe Chekawa
Gocha Tulku
SATURDAYS at 2:00pm Began on June 2, 2018
 

   

Gocha Tulku returns from overseas to teach students at Land of Enlightened Wisdom, the "Seven Point Mind Training".  Gocha Tulku gave a brief introduction to the text to students in February 2018 and has returned to continue the text.  Great Kadampa, Geshe Chekawa, authored the fundamental mind training text called the "Seven Point Mind Training".

There are over one hundred mind training texts; all of which specialize on taming our mind and cultivating Bodhicitta or the altruistic mind of enlightenment.

These Lojong texts belong to Mahayana Buddhism.  Text

 

 

SAKA DAWA DUCHEN PUJA
AVALOKITESHVARA SADHANA
BUDDHA'S BIRTH, ENLIGHTENMENT AND DEATH
TUESDAY MAY 29, 2018 At 6:30pm 

 
Gocha Tulku and Geshe Sherap

 

Gocha Tulku and Geshe Sherap will lead students in the recitation of the Avalokiteshvara Sadhana at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 29th.

 
 


Saka Dawa commemorates the anniversary of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana, all of which took place on the 15th day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. Saka Dawa is traditionally celebrated for one full month; any virtuous acts performed during this month are multiplied 100,000 times.

 

 
 
   

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
BEGINNING BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
GESHE TENZIN SHERAP / GOCHA TULKU
 

 

This level of course covers a wide range of important Buddhist concepts, principles and practices designed for beginner-level students and practitioners interested in Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism.

This level course covers the foundational concepts: The four seals, the four noble truths, what are the three jewels and what it means to take proper refuge in the three jewels.  This class began on Saturday, May 12, 2018 and is ongoing.

 

 
 
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
 
LOSAR: TIBETAN NEW YEAR
GOCHA TULKU AND GESHE SHERAP
PALDEN LHAMO PUJA AT 10:00AM 
 
 

The practice of purification for the new year, includes the recitation of prayers and rituals that dissolve the negativities of the old year, inviting positive energy into the New Year!

Palden Lhamo is the Protector of Tibet and the Gelug Order of Monks.

 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2018
 
FOUR HUNDRED STANZAS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
     

Geshe Sherap will continue with "Chapter 9 Refuting Permanent Functional Phenomena" in "Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas", as part of the 2018 Teaching Program.

Madhyamika is a philosophy of the middle way between two impossible extremes, that of reified or objective existence  and that of total non-existence.

Madhyamika philosophy demonstrates through the use of reasoning that though things do not exist independently and concretely as they seem to do, they neverless exist: their mode of existence is a dependent one.

 
 
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 03 & 10 2018
 
SEVEN POINT MIND TRAINING
   

Gocha Tulku introduced the Seven Point Mind Training text to students on February 03, and 1o, 2018.  Rinpoche returned in May, 2018 and to continue teaching the course on Mind Training in June and July of 2018. (Text)

Great Kadampa, Geshe Chekawa, authored the fundamental mind training text called the "Seven Point Mind Training".

There are over one hundred mind training texts; all of which specialize on taming our mind and cultivating Bodhicitta or the altruistic mind of enlightenment.

These Lojong texts belong to Mahayana Buddhism.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2018
 
ROOT OF THE MIDDLE WAY
 

 

Geshe Tenzin Sherap began his second presentation at Land of Enlightened Wisdom with "Chapter 1 - Analysis of Conditions"  on Friday, October 23, 2015 of  "The Great Commentary of the Nagarjurna's Root of the Middle Way" by Mabja Jangchub Tsondru.

In November 2017, "Chapter 8 - Analysis of Agent and Action " was explained, the class will continue on with "Chapter 9  - Analysis of Prior Existence".

 

 
 
 
 
SATURDAY,  JANUARY 20 & 27, 2018
 
DHARMA TALKS AND 21 PRAISES TO TARA
   
 
Gocha Tulku, a guest teacher, accepted Geshe Sherap's invitation to teach classes for students at Land of Enlightened Wisdom. 
 
Gocha Tulku continues with discussions with students from December 2017.  Rinpoche discussed the history and meaning of the 21 Praises of Tara.