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New Year’s Day 2022 Continuous Sutra Recitation: King of Prayers

2021-12-31T13:20:20-08:00

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"

New Year’s Day 2022 Continuous Sutra Recitation: King of Prayers2021-12-31T13:20:20-08:00

Tashi Delek from Sera Je Secondary School

2021-03-30T11:06:34-07:00

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.

Tashi Delek from Sera Je Secondary School2021-03-30T11:06:34-07:00

JM Knudsen Lends His Vision to the Kalachakra Mural

2021-01-27T08:55:29-08:00

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!

JM Knudsen Lends His Vision to the Kalachakra Mural2021-01-27T08:55:29-08:00

Andrew Smith: Meeting this Moment and Bringing it to the Dharma

2021-01-30T13:58:32-08:00

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.

Andrew Smith: Meeting this Moment and Bringing it to the Dharma2021-01-30T13:58:32-08:00

Dirk Johnson: Yeshe Tsogyal

2021-01-30T13:59:21-08:00

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.

Dirk Johnson: Yeshe Tsogyal2021-01-30T13:59:21-08:00
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