Please join us for these inspiring program series
at Gar Drolma

Meditation & Yoga Instruction
Ngondro Instruction & Practice

If you have not had a chance to attend, this is a wonderful opportunity to join in with the community

Meditation & Yoga
TuesdayS: november 4 thru december 16
7:00pm - 8:30pm

From 7:00-7:30 pm our resident teacher, Khenpo Samdup, will offer instruction, practice, and guidance in calm-abiding meditation; the foundation of all Buddhist meditation practice.

Following the meditation sessions, join Indigo Yoga co-founder, Barb Morsa RYT, for a six week series designed to lay a strong foundation for practice and quiet the “monkey mind” through yoga asana, pranayama (yogic breathwork), mindfulness meditation and visualization techniques.

You will learn what yoga is and what it isn’t; how it supports physical, psychological, and spiritual well being. We will explore yoga philosophy and practice; including techniques to build strength, focus, and flexibility in body, mind and heart and to invite relaxation and stress relief into our busy lives. Standing, seated, supine and simple inversion poses will be taught along with restorative yoga poses; all of which can be taken away from class and into a home yoga practice. Pranayama (yogic breathwork) is the cornerstone of practice and will be explored in each session along with guided visualization and simple mindfulness meditation techniques.

Learn step by step how to engage in a safe and meaningful yoga practice that will serve you in so many ways. All adult ages, body types and fitness levels are welcome! Beginner's Mind - 6 week series (overview and syllabus for series)

Cost: $20 for the entire 6 week series or recommended donation of
$4 for individual classes.


Barb Morsa RYT

If you are new to yoga or are returning to yoga practice after some time away from your mat, this series is ideal for you. In a compassionate and supportive environment, we will explore the foundations of hatha yoga through a progressive
6-week curriculum.



Ngondro Instruction & Practice
ThursdayS: october 23 thru december 18

We will spend time on each of the practices: Mandala offering, Vajrasattva recitation, and Refuge combined with prostrations. Sessions will include explanations with time for questions as well as plenty of time to practice. This will be a great way to deepen and support your Ngondro practice!

Ngondro means “preliminary.” This set of 3-5 practices is traditionally accomplished before one begins training in the more subtle practices of the Tantras, Mahamudra, or Dzogchen. While referred to as “preliminary”
many masters have stated that Ngondro is a complete method by which one
can attain enlightenment.

These practices are powerful and efficient methods for accumulating merit and purifying obscurations. Practically, these trainings help develop
positive, virtuous qualities, weaken and diminish obscurations and negative qualities, and render the practitioner receptive to more subtle teachings.

This program is suitable for beginning students or experienced practitioners.

There will be no class on Thursday November 27th, the week of Thanksgiving.



Please join us at Gar Drolma for a new study group; Buddhist and Western Concepts Advanced Study Group.  The group will meet on the 3rd Friday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  

The discussions will include reflecting on Buddhist and Western philosophical thinking about the mind, reviewing neurophysiological evidence concerning the body and mind, and discussing recent theories and ideas from physics. We will provide web links each month that provide relevant background information on the topics to be discussed to make it easier for anyone to participate in the discussion.  

The principal focus of the group is to attempt to reconcile Buddhist ideas and concepts about the body, mind, and universe with Western knowledge.  Discussion topics for the first four meetings are provided below. 

All are welcome to attend the meetings.

The group is being organized by Mike Young.
Please feel free to contact Mike if you have questions:  


Audio recordings ARE now available



Chakrasamvara & rare instructions on the Stages of Meditation.

Now that our wonderful spring retreat with Garchen Rinpoche has come to an end, we are extremely happy to be able to offer you
the ability to experience these precious teachings through audio downloads. For those of you who could not attend, it is an opportunity
to share in Garchen Rinpoche’s teachings about the Drikung yidam, Chakrasamvara, and his profound, rare instructions on the
Stages of Meditation. For those of you who did attend, this will be an opportunity to relive the experience many times.

These audio downloads are being made available as part of our new Vajra Speech program at Gar Drolma. It is
our wish to preserve and share the precious teachings of Garchen Rinpoche that we’ve had the privilege to receive at the center
with students around the world. In return, a sliding scale donation is requested from $50 to $80 for both weekend’s teachings.
(click here to order)
to help us sustain the activities of the center for the benefit of beings everywhere.

We are always grateful for your support and we wish to thank those who attended the retreat—often by traveling great distances
or overcoming other difficulties. In addition, we’d like to give a special thanks to those of you who joined us by Ustream. It is
wonderful to know that Garchen Rinpoche’s teachings were able to reach 4000 students from 23 countries. You give us reason
to be even more diligent in our dharma activities.

For more information or any questions, please feel free to contact us at
sangha@gardrolma.org or 513-604-3723



1329 Creighton Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 | Directions (937) 252-2220
E-mail: sangha@gardrolma.org