Free Programs

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Mondays at 12:00 – 1:00pm: Healing and Compassion Meditation No session August 28, September 4, October 9.

Weekly sessions of guided meditations on healing and compassion for oneself and others and group discussion. Facilitated by Hartmut Sagolla.

Tuesdays at 7:00 – 8:30pm: Practical Buddhism: The Tibetan Approach by Gelek Rimpoche recordings followed by virtual discussion No sessions October 3, 10, 17, 24 due to Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe’s Diamond Cutter Sutra program.

Practical Buddhism presents 2012 & 2013 Sunday talk recordings by Gelek Rimpoche, offering an opportunity for some to revisit and an introduction for others. Live facilitated discussions led by Jewel Heart Instructors follow each session, and are not recorded.

Fridays at 5:30pm: Group Practice: Medicine Buddha – Click for Medicine Buddha practice (pdf) No session September 1, October 6, 13, 20, 27 due to Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe’s Diamond Cutter Sutra program.

The Eight Medicine Buddha practice offers a powerful meditative basis to focus on healing for oneself and others, protection from dangers and obstacles, and eradication of the inner sicknesses of obsession, hatred and ignorance.

Group Practices facilitated by Jewel Heart Instructors.

Sundays at 9:30 – 10:30am: White Tara Guided Healing Meditation Click for Prayer to Noble Tara  (pdf)  No session October 8

Tara, mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is known for her quick and compassionate activity. White Tara is particularly associated with healing and long life. These guided meditations use visualization techniques to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering. Facilitated by Jewel Heart Instructors.

Sundays at 11:00am – 12:00pm: Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. with Demo Rinpoche followed by Virtual Community Discussion 

Join Demo Rinpoche for weekly Sunday morning public talks, suitable for newcomers and long-timers alike, and followed by a facilitated group discussion based on the morning talk.

Note: Weekly Sunday talks in August will air live with earlier Demo Rinpoche recordings. Live onsite and online participation viewing the recordings and follow up discussions will continue as usual. See you there! Sunday talks with Demo Rinpoche live resume on September 3rd.

No live program October 8. A Sunday Talk video recording will be posted on the homepage on that day.

Also, once monthly over ten months, join Rinpoche’s Sunday morning talks on the Jataka Tales: Stories of Buddha’s Previous Lives. Next date: September 10 – The Woodpecker (Restraining from Misbehavior).

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