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Green Tara Sand Mandala & Dharma Art and Items


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


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

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 http://www.pragmaticcompassion.org/ 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.

Quetzalcoatl Citlalli Performs at Lions Roar Dharma Center2019-09-16T13:59:16-07:00

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 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 (Between 32nd and 33rd Street)

Ice Cream Social2019-09-12T13:28:41-07:00

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 be the framework for the next phase of the mural. Here are some pictures of where you will begin on Friday: See Phase I: Splash Off here. [...]

Mural Mandala, Phase III: “Filling In The Grid”2019-08-15T14:31:40-07:00

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 homeless population counted in the January 2019 point-in-time homeless census. There are now over 5,500 people living on the streets or in shelters in Sacramento County! Event [...]

Compassion In Our Community: Breakfast for the Homeless2019-08-14T20:07:35-07:00

Mural Mandala, Phase I: “Splash Off”


On June 30, 2019, the Lion's Roar Dharma Center community came together to initiate the outer temple wall where a mural will be brought to life. The effort is being led by Lindsay Parkinson, who described Phase I as, "Bringing community together, giving love & spontaneity to the wall and acknowledging “Samsara” pain & suffering in the world. By expressing ourselves with creativity and joy we are facing these negative constructs with the opposite and inviting positive energy and solutions in it’s place." When participants arrived, they found the wall as prepared by Lindsay: After a couple of hours [...]

Mural Mandala, Phase I: “Splash Off”2019-07-15T00:41:51-07:00

Mural Mandala, Phase II: “Placeholders”


Organically created by the splash off event, these Mandalas will serve as placeholders for future members of community (whether they identify as artists or not) to have their ideas painted on the wall. Sponsors who wish to have their ideas created or artists themselves who would like to contribute personally can donate to the mural project similar to the “Chalk it Up” event held here in Sacramento. These spaces may rotate year after year so that the Mural represents change and growth over time... Keeping “placeholders” in the circular Mandala spaces that will continue to change & evolve over [...]

Mural Mandala, Phase II: “Placeholders”2019-07-15T09:02:19-07:00