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this week at gar drolma
Monday july 25 - sunday July 31

retreat with Khenpo Gawang this weekend
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wednesday

OPEN MEDITATION PRACTICE
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
meditation
practice. This practice is suitable for all students.

BEGINNERS BUDDISM CLASS
Time: 6:30-7:30pm

This week's teaching will be on the Seven Branches, which involves seven different ways of accumulating merit, each of which serves a specific purpose. The offerings are: prostration, offering, confession, rejoicing, requesting the turning of the wheel of the dharma, asking buddhas not to pass into parinirvana, and dedication of merit.
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thursday

NGONDRO PRACTICE
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 teacjhings.
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Retreat with Khenpo gawang

friday

Khenpo Gawang will explain Samantabhadra’s Aspiration Prayer for the Excellent Conduct of the Noble Ones
based on the commentary by the renowned Nyingma master Lochen Dharmashri.

This famous prayer contains an elaborate presentation of the 7-branch offering for accumulating merit and purifying obscurations and many beautiful aspirations to aid in the cultivation of the altruistic mind of Bodhicitta. This prayer is practiced extensively by all Tibetan dharma traditions and its recitation is the centerpiece of the large prayer festivals conducted each year in India by the 4 main Tibetan traditions.
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July 29th Friday
7:00-9:00pm Teachings on Samantabhadras Aspiration Prayer
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saturday

Khenpo Gawang will explain Samantabhadra’s Aspiration Prayer for the Excellent Conduct of the Noble Ones
based on the commentary by the renowned Nyingma master Lochen Dharmashri.

This famous prayer contains an elaborate presentation of the 7-branch offering for accumulating merit and purifying obscurations and many beautiful aspirations to aid in the cultivation of the altruistic mind of Bodhicitta. This prayer is practiced extensively by all Tibetan dharma traditions and its recitation is the centerpiece of the large prayer festivals conducted each year in India by the 4 main Tibetan traditions.
more information

July 30th Saturday
10:00am-12:00pm Teachings on Samantabhadras Aspiration Prayer
12:00-1:30pm Lunch*
1:30pm-4:30pm Teachings on Samantabhadras Aspiration Prayer
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sunday

CANDLE

NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION
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.

SILENT MEDITATION - Upper Level
Time: 9:00am - 9:45am
BOOK DISCUSSION - Lower Level
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.

Khenpo Gawang will explain Samantabhadra’s Aspiration Prayer for the Excellent Conduct of the Noble Ones
based on the commentary by the renowned Nyingma master Lochen Dharmashri.

This famous prayer contains an elaborate presentation of the 7-branch offering for accumulating merit and purifying obscurations and many beautiful aspirations to aid in the cultivation of the altruistic mind of Bodhicitta. This prayer is practiced extensively by all Tibetan dharma traditions and its recitation is the centerpiece of the large prayer festivals conducted each year in India by the 4 main Tibetan traditions.
more information

July 31st Sunday
10:00am-12:00pm Teachings on Samantabhadras Aspiration Prayer
12:00-1:30pm Lunch*
1:30pm-4:30pm Teachings on Samantabhadras Aspiration Prayer


 




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