Compassion Teaching and Meditation

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Khenpo will explain the traditional contemplations for generating and strengthening compassion.  Time:   10:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Time:    1:30pm - 4:30pm Cost $25 per day or $40 weekend

Bodhisattva Vows and Bodhicitta Teaching and Meditation

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Khenpo will explain the method for generating the two types of bodhicitta (aspiration and application). Additionally, he will confer the bodhisattva vows and explain how to uphold the conduct of a Mahayana practitioner.  Time:   10:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Time:    1:30pm - 4:30pm Cost $25 per day or $40 weekend

Shamatha Calm-abiding Teaching and Meditation

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Khenpo will give detailed instructions in shamatha meditation. This practice allow us to gradually develop the minds ability to stay focused on a chosen object. This induces a state of mental tranquility and supports all other meditative practices we may engage in.¬† Time:¬† ¬†10:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: 12:00pm¬†- 1:30pm Time:¬†¬†¬† 1:30pm - 4:30pm Cost $25 […]

Vipassana Insight Teaching and Meditation

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Khenpo will explain how to use traditional techniques of analysis and investigation to come to understand and directly experience the fundamental nature of mind and phenomena.  July 22 and July 23 10:00am - 12:00pm : Vipassana 12:00pm - 1:30pm : Lunch 1:30pm - 4:30pm : Vipassana Cost $25 per day or $40 weekend

Buddha White Tara Empowerment and Generation Stage Teaching and Meditation

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche will bestow the White Tara Empowerment. White Tara represents the embodiment of enlightened perfection of wisdom and the true nature of mind, as well as health and longevity. Ultimately, she is the very nature of the dharmakaya, and her practice is a means for attaining liberation. Generation Stage is one of the […]

Completion Stage Teaching and Meditation

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Generation Stage is one of the principal techniques of Buddhist Tantra. In these practices, by means of visualization and mantra recitation we gradually shift our perceptions away from confusion and re-align them with the actuality of our true, enlightened nature. September 9 10:00am - 12:00pm : Teachings on Completion Stage and Meditation 12:00pm¬†- 1:30pm : […]

Flight of Garuda Teaching and Meditation

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Dzogchen teachings based on the classic text "The Flight of the Garuda." This text presents the key point of the Dzogchen view and practice in the form of beautiful, spontaneous songs of realization sung by the 19th century non-sectarian wandering yogi Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol. Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche received these incredible teachings directly from Khenpo Jigme […]

Buddhist and Western Concepts Study Group

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Reconciling Buddhist ideas and concepts about the body, mind, and universe with Western knowledge.

Buddhist and Western Concepts Study Group

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Reconciling Buddhist ideas and concepts about the body, mind, and universe with Western knowledge.

Buddhist and Western Concepts Study Group

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Reconciling Buddhist ideas and concepts about the body, mind, and universe with Western knowledge.

Phowa Practice

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

The Phowa practice is the most direct and quickest method by which one may be assured of a positive rebirth and possible enlightenment at the time of death. During this time we will practice Phowa as a group under the direction of Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche. In order to participate you must have previous Phowa instructions […]

Buddhist and Western Concepts Study Group

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Reconciling Buddhist ideas and concepts about the body, mind, and universe with Western knowledge.

Buddha Amitabha Practice

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

1st Sunday of the each month In this practice one visualizes Amitabha and his retinue and recites his six syllable mantra. Through this practice we purify our obscurations and accumulate merit and wisdom while cultivating the causes for rebirth in Dewachen, Amitabha's pureland. This is a traditional practice associated with death and dying in many […]

Buddha Amitabha Practice

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

1st Sunday of the each month In this practice one visualizes Amitabha and his retinue and recites his six syllable mantra. Through this practice we purify our obscurations and accumulate merit and wisdom while cultivating the causes for rebirth in Dewachen, Amitabha's pureland. This is a traditional practice associated with death and dying in many […]

Buddha Amitabha Practice

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

1st Sunday of the each month In this practice one visualizes Amitabha and his retinue and recites his six syllable mantra. Through this practice we purify our obscurations and accumulate merit and wisdom while cultivating the causes for rebirth in Dewachen, Amitabha's pureland. This is a traditional practice associated with death and dying in many […]

Event Series Monthly Phowa Practice

Monthly Phowa Practice

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

Introducing monthly Phowa practice at Gar Drolma, starting Sunday, September 23rd. For the first time, Gar Drolma will offer a monthly Great Drikung Phowa Chenmo practice, every third Sunday from noon‚ÄĒ1:00 p.m. Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche has requested that only those who have received the Phowa transmission from a teacher attend this special practice. Options for […]

Book Discussion (no Phowa Practice this week – note time change)

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

We will be discussing Mind Beyond Death by Dzogchen Ponlop after our monthly Phowa practice to gain deeper insight into the human experience at death and beyond.

Event Series Buddha Amitabha Practice

Buddha Amitabha Practice

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

1st Sunday of the each month In this practice one visualizes Amitabha and his retinue and recites his six syllable mantra. Through this practice we purify our obscurations and accumulate merit and wisdom while cultivating the causes for rebirth in Dewachen, Amitabha's pureland. This is a traditional practice associated with death and dying in many […]

Event Series Buddha Amitabha Practice

Buddha Amitabha Practice

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH, United States

In this practice one visualizes Amitabha and his retinue and recites his six ¬†syllable mantra. Through this practice we purify our obscurations and accumulate¬†merit and wisdom while cultivating the causes for rebirth in Dewachen, Amitabha's pureland. This is a traditional practice associated with death and dying in many¬†Mahayana and Vajrayana buddhist traditions. During this event […]