Past Events 2022

 
 
  
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022
LHA BAB DUCHEN
 

 
  
 
  
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022
MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJA
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
Potluck followed.
 

 

 
 

 
  
 
  
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2022
MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJA
Second Saturday on Each Month
 

 
  
 
  
 
 
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2022
STUPA GARDEN PAVER DECK
COMPLETION DAY
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2022
CHOTRUL DUCHEN
 

 

THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
The Truth Of Suffering
The Truth Of Origin of Suffering
The Truth Of Cessation of Suffering
The Truth of Path to Cessation of Suffering

 
 

The First Noble Truth - The Truth of Suffering has four subdivisions:
1. Impermanence 2. Suffering 3. Emptiness 4. Selflessness

 
  
 

Meditation on the impermanence of the body is an excellent way to commemorate when Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths.

 
  
 
  
 
SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2022
LEW SUMMER 2022 CLASS SCHEUDLE
 

 
  
 
  
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2022
HAPPY 87TH BIRTHDAY TO HIS HOLINESS DALAI LAMA
 

 
  
 
  
 
HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2022
FROM GESHE TENZIN SHERAP
  
 
  
 
 
 
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2022
 
SAKA DAWA DUCHEN
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
MAY 2022
 
MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022
 
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING
 

 
May the Warmth of Compassion and Joyful Study Grow Your Wisdom.
 
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022
 
CHOTURL DUCHEN
Day of Miracles
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 05, 2022
 
MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJA
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

A Medicine Buddha Puja was held on Saturday, March 05, 2022 at 11:30am. The Medicine Buddha Puja was lead by Geshe Sherap in English.

It has been two years since we have held a Medicine Buddha puja, before the pandemic on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

The puja was followed by a potluck.

 
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 03, 2022
 
LOSAR - TIBETAN NEW YEAR
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 

 
 

 

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 05, 2022
 
ROOT OF THE MIDDLE WAY
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 

 

Geshe Tenzin Sherap will continue with "Chapter 12 - Analysis of Suffering"  on Wednesday, January 06, 2021 from "The Great Commentary of the Nagarjurna's Root of the Middle Way" by Mabja Jangchub Tsondru. There are 27 chapters in this text.

Geshe Tenzin Sherap's teaching of this text is the third presentation at Land of Enlightened Wisdom which began with "Chapter 1 - Analysis of Conditions"  on Friday, November 06, 2021

 

 

 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 02, 2022
 
ENTERING THE MIDDLE WAY
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 

 
 

Geshe Tenzin Sherap resumed teaching the new Sunday class, "Candrakirti's Entering The Middle Way" on January 02, 2022.

Candrakirt's 7th century classic was written as a supplement to Nagarjuna's Root of the Middle Way.

This text integrates the central insight of Nagarjuna's thought - the rejection of any metaphysical notion of intrinsic existence- with the well-known Mahayana framework of the ten levels of the bodhisattva. This presentation of Entering the Middle Way began on August 22, 2021.

 

"Illuminating the Intent" is Lama Tsongkaphas's renowned commentary on Chandrakirti's Entering the Middle Way. Composed in 1418, Lama Tsongkapha set forth the meaning of emptiness in the context of bohisattva's ten perfections.

 
Text: "Illumnating the Intent - An Exposition of Candrakirti's Entering the Middle Way". Translated by Thupten Jinpa. The text can be purchased from Amazon

 

 
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 02, 2022
 
CENTER BEGINS NEW YEAR
WITH ON-LINE CLASSES ONLY
 

 

On March 20, 2020, the center closed to onsite classes due to the spread of the covid virus. Thinking initially it would be only for a few weeks or months, we began broadcasting on Zoom which allowed students to ask questions directly to Geshe Sherap. Now, almost 2 years later, we continue to broadcast classes online on Zoom and YouTube, with a few weeks of hybrid classes.

Not long ago, the Delta variation peaked in August 2021 and now the Omicron variation has spread so quickly with 16,500 covid cases on December 29, 2021 and jumped to 27,091 covid cases on December 31, 2021 and 44,753 on January 1-2, 2022. We will continue with Zoom and YouTube Classes until the Pandemic has wanned.

We look forward to the time we are able to again open the center for classes, but we are committed to keeping our dharma and local community safe from this spread. We appreciate your patience during the pandemic.

 

 
 
 
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 01, 2022
HAPPY  NEW YEAR'S DAY
 

That which originates dependently
Does not cease and does not arise,
Does not come and does not go,
Is not annihilated and is not permanent,
Is not different and not the same.
 

 
To the true teacher who reveals this peace,
The complete pacification of constructs,
To the perfect Buddha I bow down.