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Venerable Thubten Chodron Teachings

2020-01-11T16:02:08-08:00

Special Three-Day Event! Ven. Thubten Chodron Public Talk: Creating Compassionate Community Friday, April 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Suggested Donation: $25 2-Day Workshop: Skillful Compassion in Difficult Times" Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Suggested Donation: $120 weekend / $60 one day No one will be turned away due to lack of funds Register now on Eventbrite Venerable Chodron has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, and Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and is currently co-authoring with His Holiness the [...]

Venerable Thubten Chodron Teachings2020-01-11T16:02:08-08:00

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

Quetzalcoatl Citlalli Performs at Lions Roar Dharma Center

2019-09-16T13:59:16-07:00

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

2019-09-12T13:28:41-07:00

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”

2019-08-15T14:31:40-07:00

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

2019-08-14T20:07:35-07:00

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