Past Events 2019

 

 
SUNDAY,  OCTOBER 06, 2019, at 2:00pm
A Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life  
Chapter 8 PERFECTION OF MEDITATION
Gocha Tulku
 

 

"Upon developing zeal in this way, one should stabilize the mind in meditative concentration, since a person whose mind is distracted lives between the fangs of disturbing conceptions."

Shatideva's presentation of the methods to harmonize one's own way of life with the Bodhisattva's ideal begins with a praise of the spirit of awakening, the Bodhisattva's altruistic aspiration to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all beings.

Shantideva introduces the aspirant to the Awakening Mind, the wish to achieve Buddhahood to be able to liberate all sentient beings, inspires him to develop the wish

 

 and to prepare the mind to fulfill the Bodhisattva's vow. For over a thousand years, this significant work has been a guide for people who wish to follow the path. Gocha Tulku began teaching the Chapter 8 on Meditation class on October 06, 2019.

 
 
 
 
SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 22, 2019, at 2:00pm 
DHARMA CONVERSATIONS WITH GOCHA TULKU
Gocha Tulku Rinpoche
 
 

 
Gocha Tulku Rinpoche led the Medicine Buddha Puja on Sunday at 2:00pm. Rinpoche will lead the Medicine Buddha Puja on the third Sunday  of the month at 2:00pm..
 
After the puja, Gocha Tulku Rinpoche led a dharma discussion about the puja.
 
Prayer requests for the Medicine Buddha Puja can be made in person or be emailed to:
friends@landofenlightenedwisdom.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
AVALOKITESHVARA PUJA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2019 at 11:00am
WELCOMING LUNCH FOR GOCHA TULKU AND
FAREWELL LUNCH FOR GESHE SHERAP at 12:00pm
 
  Geshe Sherap    

  

 

  Gocha Tulku and Geshe Tenzin Sherap recite the Avalokiteshvara Puja.

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, we welcomed Gocha Tulku to the center and said a short goodbye to Geshe Sherap as he returned to teach the monks at the monastery and receive teachings from HHDL.  Gocha Tulku accepted Geshe Sherap's request to come to the center and meet with students to teach and lead pujas in his absence.  

Gocha Tulku and Geshe Sherap led students in chanting the Avalokiteshvara Puja at 11:00am.  After the puja, the center catered a luncheon for teachers and all students.

 

 
  Geshe Sherap    
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2019
GESHE SHERAP COMPLETED THE
 
FOUR HUNDRED STANZAS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
     

Geshe Sherap began the Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way class on February 05, 2017, completing the explanation of AryaDevas's 400 stanzas on September 01, 2019.

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.

 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY,  AUGUST 04, 2019 at 2:00pm
CHOKHOR DUCHEN
THE FIRST TURNING OF THE WHEEL
Chokhor Duchen commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon and the teaching of the Four Noble Truths given at the site of the stupa. The Buddha's first sermon is called the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, meaning  "setting the wheel of dharma in motion."
 
400 STANZAS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
TWELVE EXEMPLARY DEEDS OF LORD BUDDHA
by Acarya Nagajurna
 
Geshe Sherap will lead students in the recitation of each of the twelve exemplary deed performed by Lord Buddha during his lifetime. The 400 Stanzas of the Middle Way Class will also be presented.
 
 

 

The Dhamehk Stupa in Sarnath India, was erected by the Great King Ashoka.  Emperor Ashoka (273-232 B.C.) was a staunch follower of Buddhism and visited Sarnath and laid the foundation of the Buddhist Sangha here. 

 
 
 
HAPPY 84TH BIRTHDAY TO HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
 
SATURDAY,  JULY 06, 2019, at 11:00am 
LONG LIFE PRAYER FOR HHDL
GESHE SHERAP  AND VENERABLE YESHI DORJEE
     

 
Geshe Sherap and Ven. Yeshi Dorjee chanted the Tibetan Prayers for
The Long Life of the Dalai Lama on the occasion of HHDL's 84th Birthday.
 

 

 

Geshe Sherap and Venerable Yeshi Dorjee offer opening prayers and bath offering.

 

 

      Students enjoyed a discussion and cake with the monks after the prayer session

 

 
 
SUNDAY,  JUNE  16, 2019, at 10:30am 
SAKA DAWA DUCHEN
A PRAISE OF THE TWELVE EXEMPLARY
DEEDS OF LORD BUDDHA
GESHE SHERAP 
 

 
A Praise for the Twelve Exemplary Deeds of Lord Buddha to commemorate
his birth, enlightenment, and nirvana was recited for Saka Dawa Duchen
The Medicine Buddha monthly practice is about 1 hour in length and is recited in English.  Prayer requests can be made in person or can be emailed to: friends@landofenlightenedwisdom.org.
 
VEGETARIAN POTLUCK at 12:00pm:  Students are invited to attend a potluck at noon following the puja. Bring your favorite dish, fruit, bread, drink or dessert.
 
THE 400 STANZAS at 2:30pm 
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY,  MAY  19, 2019, at 10:30am 
GESHE SHERAP 
 

 
The Medicine Buddha monthly practice is about 1 hour in length and is recited in English.  Prayer requests can be made in person or can be emailed to: friends@landofenlightenedwisdom.org.
 
POTLUCK at 12:00pm:  Students are invited to attend a potluck at noon following the puja. Bring your favorite dish, fruit, bread, drink or dessert.
 
THE 400 STANZAS at 2:30pm 
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY,  APRIL  06, 2019
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
11:00AM TO 1:00PM
 

 

Geshe Sherap will teach the Four Noble Truths and lead students in deeper learning of each truth  through analytical meditation  and contemplation.

Understanding the Four Noble Truths is important foundational teaching of the Buddha. Buddha Shakyamuni gave his first teaching on the Four Noble Truths (Aryasatya) and their sixteen attributes such as impermanence and emptiness in Sarnath, India. 

The Four Noble Truths class began on April 06, 2019 and will continue until completed.

 
 
 
TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY  19, 2019
CHOTRUL DUCHEN
DAY OF MIRACLES
 

 

Positive and negative merit increases on the Buddhist Holy Days, so be mindful of your mental, physical and verbal actions. No event has been scheduled for Tuesday.

For fifteen days after the Losar new moon (the first day of new year), Buddha performed multiple miracles and gave teachings each day. The fifteenth day is known as Chotrul Duchen or the Day of Miracles.

The  leaders of the six main philosophical schools had continuously challenged Buddha to a contest of miraculous powers.

 

Buddha had refused their requests many times, but due to their resentment and jealousy, they persisted with their challeges, following him to his teachings

with their 90,000 followers and making demands to the King to stage a contest. Buddha finally accepted their challenge as he determined that many people following them would be subdued through his display of his miraculous powers, and determined that the contest would take place in Shravasti. 

The marks the day when the 90,000 followers of the six schools, adopted the Buddhist doctrine, some becoming monks and Arhats.

 

 

 
 
SUNDAY,  FEBRUARY  17, 2019, at 10:30am 
GESHE SHERAP 
 

 
The Medicine Buddha monthly practice is about 1 hour in length and is recited in English.  Prayer requests can be made in person or can be emailed to: friends@landofenlightenedwisdom.org.
 
POTLUCK at 12:00pm:  Students are invited to attend a potluck at noon following the puja. Bring your favorite dish, fruit, bread, drink or dessert.
 
THE 400 STANZAS at 2:30pm 
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 
 
 
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 2019-2020 LOSAR - MEDICINE BUDDHA SHRINE

The Tibetan New Year began on February 05, 2019 until February 24, 2020

   
 

LOSAR MEDICINE BUDDHA SHRINE

 

Daily prayers, blessings, and lights are offered throughout the year by Geshe Sherap and guest monks for your loved ones and aspirations. Family names are placed on the shrine in front of one of the 108 Medicine Buddha statues. 

Each year students can renew their requests for prayers for families and aspirations. To renew your prayer request or add a new name to the Medicine Buddha Shrine, please complete this form.

 

2019 Annual Medicine Buddha Shrine Prayer and Light Offering Request

 

 
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TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY  05, 2019 
LOSAR -TIBETAN NEW YEAR
PALDEN LHAMO PUJA
 

The first day of the first lunar month of the Tibetan calendar is Losar.  "Lo"  means "Year" and "Sar" means "New". 

The Tibetan families celebrate this holiday by gathering at the local Monastery to make offerings and special prayers for the new year.   

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 wrathful manifestation of the female wisdom diety, Sarasvati. The Palden Lhamo Puja is offered on the last days of the old Tibetan year to purify obstacles for the new year.

When Buddha was a bodhisattva, Palden Lhamo made a pledge that when he was enlightened, she would be the protector of his teaching. Palden Lhamo has many manifestation where she is considered to be the protector of the many lineages and traditions.

 
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SUNDAY,  JANUARY  20, 2019, at 10:30am 
GESHE SHERAP 
 

 
The Medicine Buddha monthly practice is about 1 hour in length and is recited in English.  Prayer requests can be emailed to: friends@landofenlightenedwisdom.org
or can be made in person.
 
POTLUCK at 12:00pm:  Students are invited to attend a potluck at noon following the puja. Bring your favorite dish, fruit, bread, drink or dessert.
 
THE 400 STANZAS at 2:30pm 
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019
 
ROOT OF THE MIDDLE WAY
 

 

Geshe Tenzin Sherap will continue with "Chapter 16 - Analysis of Bondage and Liberation"  on Friday, January 11, 2019 of  "The Great Commentary of the Nagarjurna's Root of the Middle Way" by Mabja Jangchub Tsondru, as part of the 2019 Teaching Program. There are 27 Chapter is this text.

Geshe Tenzin Sherap's  teaching of this text is the second presentation at Land of Enlightened Wisdom which began with "Chapter 1 - Analysis of Conditions"  on Friday, October 23, 2015

 

 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 06, 2019
 
FOUR HUNDRED STANZAS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
     

Geshe Sherap will continue with "Chapter 13 - Refuting Truly Existent Sense Organs and Objects" in "Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas", as part of the 2019 Teaching Program. There are 16 Chapters in this text.

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.

 
 

 

 

   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 Auspicious Days

Losar
Chotrul Düchen
Saka Dawa Düchen
HHDL Birthday 
Chokhor Düchen
Lha Bab Düchen
Gaden Ngachu
Tues, Feb 05, 2019
Tues, Feb 19, 2019
Mon, June 17, 2019
Sat, July 06, 2019
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
Tues, Nov 19, 2019   
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

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