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Barchad Lamsel Practice for Losar and Lama Jinpa

2020-03-02T09:25:09-08:00

As part of our Losar practice commitment dedicated to our precious Lama Yeshe Jinpa, on Saturday, March 7, 2020, we will engage in the recitation and meditation of Barchad Lamsel in six 50-minute sessions, with a 10-minute break between sessions and a one hour potluck lunch. Noble silence will be maintained during breaks in order to extend the meditative power of the practice sessions into the post-meditation periods of the breaks.

Barchad Lamsel Practice for Losar and Lama Jinpa2020-03-02T09:25:09-08:00

Losar 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse 2147

2020-02-22T15:01:23-08:00

This Monday, February 24, at 7:00 PM, we will celebrate Losar, the arrival of the new Year of the Iron Mouse, the year 2147 of the Tibetan calendar!  The Zanabazar Dharma Center sangha will join with Lion’s Roar Dharma Center sangha at Do Nga Dargey Temple for our annual Losar Celebration. Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Geshe Damchoe Gurjav will lead us in the practice of a Windhorse meditation. Windhorse is a method that removes and dispels obstacles for ourselves and for all beings everywhere. 

Losar 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse 21472020-02-22T15:01:23-08:00

Xingyi Quan (Shing-ye) with Robert Nakashima

2020-02-19T15:18:16-08:00

Robert Nakashima, 3rd Degree Black Belt with over 30 years of martial arts experience, will be teaching a course in Xingyi in the dojo/community center, on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Xingyi Quan is the "Five Elements Form." Xingyi, means “mind intended,” and Quan translates as “form.” Together the slow, steady, controlled flow of movement and breath generates power and energy when needed. Students will begin to develop a connection to breath and body through this course. Beginners are encouraged!

Xingyi Quan (Shing-ye) with Robert Nakashima2020-02-19T15:18:16-08:00

Little Buddhas’ Kindness Quilt

2020-02-03T16:40:46-08:00

After reading the children’s story, “The Kindness Quilt,” by Elizabeth Wallace, our Little Buddhas spent a recent Sunday morning drawing pictures of themselves engaged in random acts of kindness. Hugging, giving high fives, helping others who are in need, picking up trash, sharing cookies and taking care of animals were a few of their ideas.. They were such an inspiration.

Little Buddhas’ Kindness Quilt2020-02-03T16:40:46-08:00

Lion’s Roar Dharma Center III, San Pancho, Jalisco, Mexico

2020-02-03T16:12:38-08:00

Our sangha member Yeshe Tsewang (aka Michelle) reports from Lion's Roar Dharma Center III in San Pancho,  Jalisco, Mexico: We have a beautiful space in a palapa at El Estar, a local yoga/therapy/wellness studio. Practice is every Monday at noon.

Lion’s Roar Dharma Center III, San Pancho, Jalisco, Mexico2020-02-03T16:12:38-08:00

Mt. Wanda and John Muir National Historic Site

2020-01-27T15:11:11-08:00

Mt. Wanda / John Muir Home Hike, Meditation, Lunch, and Tour Saturday May 9, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Mark your calendar! Lion’s Roar Dharma Center invites you for a field trip to Mt. Wanda and John Muir National Historic Site on Saturday, May 9, 2020, for: A hike/saunter (2 miles, 600 feet in elevation); Meditation under the fruit orchard (Bring your yoga mat if you have one); Lunch (will be provided); and A tour of John Muir’s family home. Please RSVP via email to Hollie Desouza at holliedesouza@yahoo.com by April 25, 2020.   Dana donation of $10 [...]

Mt. Wanda and John Muir National Historic Site2020-01-27T15:11:11-08:00

Arjia Rinpoche Teachings

2019-11-07T10:46:14-08:00

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 (www.tmbcc.org) is the former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery in Eastern Tibet, and author of Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama’s Account of 40 years of Chinese Rule. Rinpoche teaches in English.  His warm and open style provides a rich [...]

Arjia Rinpoche Teachings2019-11-07T10:46:14-08:00

Photos: Green Tara Sand Mandala

2019-10-31T14:43:32-07:00

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. [...]

Photos: Green Tara Sand Mandala2019-10-31T14:43:32-07:00

Green Tara Sand Mandala & Dharma Art and Items

2019-10-16T12:58:06-07:00

Green Tara Sand Mandala & Dharma Art and Items October 15-20, 2019 Viewing from 10 AM to 8 PM New East Bay Temple Lion’s Roar Dharma Center is hosting monastics from Sera Jey Foundation from October 15-20! They are here as part of larger fundraising campaign to acquire a new temple in the East Bay. As a part of their visit they are creating a beautiful Green Tara sand mandala and have many sacred dharma items and art available for you to add to your home on a donation basis. Witness A Mandala Growing In our peaceful gompa, you [...]

Green Tara Sand Mandala & Dharma Art and Items2019-10-16T12:58:06-07:00

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

2019-09-26T11:42:58-07:00

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 15 through Sunday, October 20, 2019. At the time of this writing, the schedule is as follows. Before attending any of the events associated with the Green [...]

Green Tara Sand Mandala with Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Monks from Sera Jey Monastery2019-09-26T11:42:58-07:00