Lion’s Roar Dharma Center is committed to a path of awakening that is open and transparent which follows in the tradition of the historical Shakyamuni Buddha and the many Bodhisattvas who have carried his teachings forward. We are a living embodiment of the truth that it is possible to have a vibrant, sangha without power trips, without alcohol and drugs and without money issues. We believe that we can run a clean clear program and are dedicated to having a stand up organization that serves our entire community and our world.
We are a group of devoted Vajrayana practitioners who value staying true to our Teachers Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Geshe Damchoebaazar Gurjav’s vision of serving others through sharing the dharma. We are committed to creating a warm, safe, and welcoming atmosphere where all levels of practitioners, from all walks of life are free to practice in a supportive, authentic environment.
We value harmony but welcome challenges because we understand challenges are necessary for our growth. And we value independence while simultaneously understand the need for cooperation. Both qualities are nurtured and encouraged. We are not just here to see the teacher, grab some techniques and go. Lion’s Roar is heart centered. This means we value really knowing one another which happens through human connection, teacher to student, warm hand to warm hand, warm heart to warm heart.
Lion’s Roar Refuge Members and Teachers are committed to following the five precepts. Sometimes this can be very challenging practice but for the benefit of ourselves, our sangha and our community, we support one another in keeping these promises.
- To abstain from taking a life
- To abstain from taking what is not given
- To abstain from sexual misconduct
- To abstain from false speech
- To abstain from intoxicants