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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. 

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!

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.

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 [...]

Venerable Thubten Chodron Teachings

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 [...]

Arjia Rinpoche Teachings

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 [...]

Photos: Green Tara Sand Mandala

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. [...]

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 [...]