When developing a Buddhist practice there are three important components to the path.  Of course, understanding the principles of right view and developing a meditation practice are essential parts of any practice.  In addition, at Lion’s Roar we believe that Meditation in Action, taking what we have learned into the real world to help others is the fruition of our practice.

As Bodhisattvas, or ‘awakening beings,’ we are showing up in the world to say “How can I help?”  In Tibetan, Bodhisattva can also be translated as ‘heroic being’.  It’s not just about sitting on a cushion.  Dharma practice means we work with the impossible situations, responding with compassion and sharing our happiness and wisdom with others.

Buddhist Chaplaincy

Lion’s Roar’s lamas and monks are here to offer the community transition ceremonies, prayers, and perform offerings for many different purposes in our lives. We may need a new home blessed, a thangka or Buddha statue consecrated, obstacles removed for a business venture and the like.

We offer prayers and ceremonies to pacify the mind and decrease fear for those who are ill, in mental or physical pain or dying. We are available to joyfully officiate at weddings, auspicious birthdays and anniversaries.

Our ordained sangha and lamas hold everything in strictest confidence. You can request that any of the ceremonies, rites or prayers be performed for yourself, for family and friends, or for all sentient beings. They can be performed in your home or at another location of your choosing. All services are based on donations and your donations are tax deductible.

For more information, please contact Lama Jinpa at (916) 224-2163 or email lamajinpa.lrdc@gmail.com.

Compassionate Service

Lion’s Roar has a strong interest in supporting and generating projects that benefit the overall welfare of the community including health, safety, food and shelter.  We support active investigation into how we can help heal the community, sharing wisdom and joy.

For more information, please contact Dana at info@lionsroardharmacenter.org

Community Partnership

At Lion’s Roar we believe that developing relationships with the community is an essential aspect of widening the circle of Bodhisattva activities and helping others.  We invite guest teachers and develop relationships temples, churches, dharma centers.  We invite partnerships with other community groups that share our common interest and vision for an enlightened community.

For more information, please contact Melanie at info@lionsroardharmacenter.org