Venerable Thubten Chodron Teachings

Special Three-Day Event! Ven. Thubten Chodron Public Talk: Creating Compassionate Community Friday, April 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Suggested Donation: $25 2-Day Workshop: Skillful Compassion in Difficult Times" Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Suggested Donation: $120 weekend / $60 one day No one will be turned away due to lack of funds Register now on Eventbrite Venerable Chodron has studied extensively with His Holiness the [...]

Arjia Rinpoche Teachings

Special Event! Arjia Rinpoche Teachings Saturday, November 23rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM We are grateful to announce that Arjia Rinpoche will be visiting the Do Nga Dargey Temple  to share his teachings in November. Please save Saturday, November 23rd, from 6:00-8:00 pm, for this very special visit. Arjia Rinpoche, Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana ( is the former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery in Eastern Tibet, and [...]

Photos: Green Tara Sand Mandala

Green Tara Sand Mandala Lion’s Roar Dharma Center hosted monastics from Sera Jey Foundation from October 15-20, 2019. They were here as part of larger fundraising campaign to acquire a new temple in the East Bay. As a part of their visit, they created a beautiful Green Tara sand mandala. Some of our Sangha members contributed the photographs below. [...]

Green Tara Sand Mandala with Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Monks from Sera Jey Monastery

Green Tara Sand Mandala with Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Monks from Sera Jey Foundation Beginning on October 15, 2019, Geshe Lobsang Dorji and monks from Sera Jey Foundation in India will create a Green Tara sand mandala at Do Nga Dargey Temple of Lion's Roar Dharma Center in Sacramento, California. The creation of the Green Tara sand mandala will happen in Do Nga Dargey Temple and span the dates from Tuesday, October [...]

Quetzalcoatl Citlalli Performs at Lions Roar Dharma Center

The Quetzalcoatl Citlalli Aztec dance group performs at Lions Roar Dharma Center in Sacramento, California, on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Photographs and video by Catherine Wergin Schweikert, MPH, PA-C A minor issue with the video will be corrected and the video will e re-posted, but we felt it better to post as-is rather than wait for the correction.

Ice Cream Social

Join us at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, for an ice cream social featuring ordinary ice cream and extraordinary toppings. On the same day, the Little Buddha's program resumes. Please see the Little Buddha's page for more information. If you don't wish to participate in the Little Buddha's program, simply bring the children to the Ice Cream Social at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Do Nga Dargey Temple, 3240 [...]

Mural Mandala, Phase III: “Filling In The Grid”

Join Lindsay Parkinson at Lion's Roar Dharma Center on Friday, August 16, 2019, at any time between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to take part in Phase III of the mural, "Filling in the Grid". Phase III of the Lion's Roar Dharma Center Community Mural will be on-going for several weeks. Last week, on Friday, August 9, 2019, Lindsay with the help of some community members began creating the grid that will [...]

Compassion In Our Community: Breakfast for the Homeless

Monthly Activity Every month Lion’s Roar participates in feeding breakfast to homeless, hungry folks gathered in Friendship Park. We partner with Diamond Light Tibetan Buddhist Group. Lion’s Roar’s goal is to sponsor and provide what is needed for this one breakfast per month. In June 2019, the Friday morning breakfast fed 338 homeless people. The number of people needing breakfast has increased. This aligns with the 19% increase in the Sacramento County [...]