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Khangser Rinpoche Teaches on “Philosophy of Tantra”


Khangser Rinpoche will be joining the Buddha Dharma Study Program. Rinpoche will be teaching every other Thursday at 7:30pm PST beginning on July 16, 2020. Khangser Rinpoche will be teaching on the Philosophy of Tantra. Currently, no text is assigned. These lectures are targeted to the Buddha Dharma Study Program students, but anyone with a sincere interest is free to attend.

Khangser Rinpoche Teaches on “Philosophy of Tantra”2020-07-13T13:36:30-07:00

Barchad Lamsel Practice for Losar and Lama Jinpa


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


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


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


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


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


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
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