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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.
On December 6, 2020, sangha member James Meyer explored motivation to practice. Whether we are trying to go on an exciting vacation, looking for a new job, helping a family member thru college or trying to liberate our mind from mental afflictions and confusion, motivation is key to maintaining ongoing effort and accomplishing our goals.
Arjia Rinpoche sent a letter of thanks to Lion's Roar Dharma Center for the Center's donation in support of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC). You can visit the TMBCC shop and support their activities on their website: https://www.tmbcc.org/
As part of our Kalachakra Mural project, located on the back wall of Lion’s Roar Dharma Center, the center piece was recently installed: a 5f-oot by 5-foot printed Kalachakra mandala. The image was given to us by Namgyal Monastery. The upper part of the mural is in the works, and we eagerly await its completion! Below is a photo record of the day it was mounted.