This month at gar drolmA
And events for 2014
Wednesday september 3

Three  Vehicles

Wednesday september 10
Vajrayana Empowerment

Wednesday september 17
Six Bardos

WEDNESDAY september 24


Gar Drolma Choling
Schedule 2014

Guru Rinpoche Drubchö
Dates TBA

Lha Bhab Duchen (Actual Saturday 13th)
Sunday 14th:
                        Buddha’s Prayer
                        Sutra Chanting
                        Sutra mantra accumulation
Nyungne Retreat
            Saturday 20th – 22nd  
            Thursday 25th: World Peace Prayer
New Year’s Eve
            Wednesday 31st: Potluck in the evening to celebrate New Year’s Eve
Traditional New Year’s Prayers





























































This month at gar drolma
Monday september 8 - sunday october 5



Meditation & Yoga
September 2 - October 14
no class October 30
Time: 7-8:30pm

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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, from 7:30 -8:30 pm 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.

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




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.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Teacher:Khenpo Samdup

september 10
This week's teaching will be on the Vajrayana Empowerment.  This is the process by which a lama with experience in the particular practice confers on others the description, explanation, visualization and order of the practice, along with appropriate offerings and specific mantras. 

september 17
This week's teaching will be on The Bardo. In Tibetan Buddhism, a bardo is an in-between state. The word is often used to mean a state between death and rebirth.

september 24
This week's teaching will be on Refuge. To take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the basis of Buddhism.






Ngondro Instruction & Practice
September 4 - October 16
Time: 6-7:30pm

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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!

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.
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FRIDAY - September 19





Appearances Are One’s Own Mind
September 19th
7:00 – 9:00pm    
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The above phrase is a quote from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche.  Similar
quotes can also be found in the sutras.  But what does this statement
actually mean?  Does it mean that my mind and its perceptual/cognitive processes create the world that I see, out of all possible worlds that I
could see? That is, would I see the world differently if I were embodied
a different way (e.g., bees and bats have different perceptual apparatus
and see frequencies of light that we cannot see), or would I see the
world differently if I had different karma and lived in a different one of
the six realms of being? Or alternatively, is it possible that all of matter
has another attribute that is awareness, and the universe is a giant
mind, of which I am a part?  

Background Material:
How Animals See Color
How Animals See the World
The Six Realms of Existence
Panpsychism and Panprotopsychism



Time: 8:30am

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: 10:00-11:00am
Teachers: Khenpo Samdup & Tsunma Rinzin Khando

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.
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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.
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E-mail: sangha@gardrolma.org