this week at gar drolma

Monday february 8- sunday february 14

New Programs this week

tuesday yoga class cancelled tuesday february 9 due to weather

Time: 6-7:30pm
Teacher: Darlin Lozano RYT

Join Indigo Yoga Instructor Darlin Lozano, 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.
Darlin is an RYT500 and she draws upon her love of art and her degree in visual arts in all she does.

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.

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!

Cost: $25 for the entire 6 week series or recommended donation of $5 for individual classes. Great for beginners!


Time: 6-6:30 pm

During Open Meditation practice individuals are welcome to come to the temple for silent meditation, shinay, or their own mantra
practice. This practice is suitable for all students.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

This weeks teaching will be on the Six Bardo. In Tibetan Buddhism, a bardo is an in-between state. The word is often used to mean a state between death and rebirth.


Time: 6-7:30pm

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.

On Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. we will meet to discuss and practice the preliminaries (ngondro). All current ngondro practitioners, regardless of the lineage you follow and version of the practice that you engage in are welcome.

Sessions will be divided into a period of discussion followed by a period of practice. Participants may practice whichever section of ngondro they are currently accumulating. Whether you are just starting your practice, or anywhere in the midst of the process please join us for support, encouragement and group practice.

If you would like to practice ngondro, but have not received instruction, please send an email: admin@gardrolmacourses.com to arrange a time for an individual introduction to and instructions for beginning the practice.

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.



Time: 8:45-9:00am

Want to find out more about Buddhism, but don’t know where to start? This program is for you—whether you’re just curious about
what a Buddhist mediation center is like or you’ve been thinking about learning more about Buddhism. Our Newcomers Orientation
is a relaxed introduction to our center and our programs. Come for a tour. Come with your questions. All are welcome.

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am
Time: 9:00am – 9:45am

Join Khenpo as he leads a discussion from his book "Learning Buddhism: Source of Temporary and Permanent Happiness, is a
condensed compilation that reflects the essence of the Buddha's teachings, as well as the commentaries and treatises of all the great
learned one's who followed. It is a compilation that will be useful for the current times, and particularly for those who have sincere
interest in the Buddhadharma.

Time: 10:00-11:15am
Teachers: Khenpo Samdup

White Tara is always depicted as a peaceful deity. Her special function is to promote long life, both for the practitioner and for others.
Ultimately, she is the very nature of the dharmakaya, and her practice is a means for attaining liberation. (more info...)

Mother Achi was the grandmother of Lord Jigton Sumgon, founder of the Drikung Lineage. To this day she remains a great dharma
protector of the Buddha's teachings. Although Achi has a particular commitment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and
practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. (more info...)


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