On January 1, 2022, Lion's Roar sangha will continuously recite from 9 am to 5 pm the "Prayer for Good Conduct," also known as "The King of Prayers" and "The Prayer of Samantabhadra". We will be using a new (2021) translation of the prayer by Peter Alan Roberts under the auspices of "84,000: Translating the Words of the Buddha"
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Autumn Payne has created a documentary of the stages of the painting of the Kalachakra for World Peace mural in a 2021 video that she dedicated to Jhado Tuku Rinpoche and revealed publicly in the wake of the conferment of a Kalachakra Jenang by Jhado Tulku Rinpoche.
The Kalachakra Jenang to be bestowed by Jhado Rinpoche at Lion’s Roar Dharma Center is not a full Kalachakra Wangkur or Empowerment. It is a permission blessing that gives people an introduction to Kalachakra.
In Honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Tsewang Dorje and other dedicated members of Ngari Institute are working tirelessly to Preserve and Spread Dharma Teachings Throughout The World for Generations to Come.
On February 12, 2021, Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Geshe Damchoebaazar Gurjav celebrated Losar 2148, Year of the Female Iron Ox, with a few students at Do Nga Dargey Temple in Sacramento, California.
Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Lion's Roar Dharma Center of Sacramento, California, received Losar (Tibetan New Year) greetings for the Iron Ox Year 2148 from students of Sera Je Secondary School in Bylakuppe, India. You can visit their website at https://serajeschool.net/Home for more information and to support their objectives.
Jonny has been working on the Kalachakra mural and Autumn Payne captured some of it on video for your viewing pleasure. The lines are done in marker and will be painted over. The technique is an old one -- used for centuries by artists like Michelangelo. He used simple tools: a level and a ladder. Feel free to drive or walk by and see the progress!
January 17, 2021: We are unquestionably living through one of the most unstable times in modern memory. This is extracting a stressful toll on most of us while simultaneously many of our usual coping strategies aren't available. Sangha member Andrew Smith shares some thoughts on bringing this moment to the dharma.
On January 3, 2021, sangha member Dirk Johnson spoke about Yeshe Tsogyal (8th Century CE), whom many consider to be the first Tibetan, male or female, to achieve enlightenment. In one way or another, virtually all Dzogchen lineages trace back to her. Her importance to the establishment and continuation of Buddhism in Tibet is incalculable.
On December 20, 2020, sangha member Roberta Silveira shares her history on the Buddhist path, while intertwining a few mahasiddhi stories. Ultimately, her talk is on confidence, faith, and determination.