“The Course in Buddhist Reasoning & Debate,” A Live Video Teaching Series with Venerable Chodron

Every Thursday | January–November 2019 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.  |  Online

Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches on The Course in Buddhist Reasoning & Debate by Daniel Perdue, showing us how to use age-old techniques of Tibetan Buddhist debate to think with clarity and cultivate the right view regarding ourselves and the world around us. Streamed live every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Watch the Livestream here.

Meditation Instruction by Allison Choying Zangmo

January 24, February 14 & 28, & May 2, 2019  |  Orgyen Khamdroling Buddhist Mediation Center | Denver, CO

Meditation Instruction from Allison Choying Zangmo available upon request this evening. Please email sarah@orgyenkhamdroling.org ahead of time. Please note instruction given at 6:40 p.m. on days when 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva teachings are being offered. On weeks with open meditation, meditation instruction will be offered during practice between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Niguma, Lady of Illusion Book Study with Lama Sarah Harding and Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

February 6-28, 2019 | 9:00–10:30 a.m. PT  |  Online Course

Please join Lama Sarah Harding, Polly Ryan and the Tara Mandala Northern Sierra Sangha in the exploration of the life and times of Niguma. Niguma, Lady of Illusion, translated with an introduction by Sarah Harding, provides a rare glimpse into feminine Buddhist history by bringing “to the forefront the life and teachings of a mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. The circumstances of her life and extraordinary qualities ascribed to her...

Spring Shedra Weekends with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

February 15–16 & March 8–9, 2019  |  Orgyen Khamdroling | Denver, CO

Anyen Rinpoche will present the Bodhisattva Path based on the profound teachings of The Way of a Bodhisattva, using the commentary written by the renowned scholar Khenpo Shenga. It was said that Patrul Rinpoche received the commentary on The Way of a Bodhisattva more than 30 times in his lifetime; and Anyen Rinpoche has requested that all of his students study this text at least once a year. Whether you are a beginning or a long-term practitioner, the importance of...

Polly Young-Eisendrath: Befriending the Enemy: Liberating Yourself from Shadow Projections

February 15, 2019—February 18, 2019  |  The Rowe Center | Rowe, MA

In difficult times, and in challenging relationships, do you label others as the enemy? Join Polly to discover how to work with your shadow energies and projections. How is it going in your family? Are you relating to and speaking with all of the people you love? Are you able to solve problems and conflicts with your partner and adult children? If it’s hard for you to avoid blaming someone, if you disavow your own aggressive motives and project them onto...

Mexico Tour with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

February 18–24, 2019  |  Casa Tibet Mexico | Mexico City, Mexico

Casa Tibet will host Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo for a Mexico tour. Tour includes public talks in Guadalajara and Mexico City and a Medicine Buddha Retreat in Tonalli. Please find more information and register at Casa Tibet Mexico.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

February 19, 2019  |  His Holiness Dalai Lama Main Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give a short teaching from the Jataka Tales in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Andrew Schelling presents Some Unquenchable Desire and Erotic Love Poems from India

Wednesday, February 20 | 7:30 p.m.  |  Boulder Book Store | Boulder, CO

Translator Andrew Schelling will speak about and sign his new books, Some Unquenchable Desire: Sanskrit Poems of the Buddhist Hermit Bhartrihari, and Erotic Love Poems from India: 101 Classics on Desire and Passion, on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off a featured book or any purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased now at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members...

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

February 20–24, 2019  |  Main Tibetan Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give five days of teachings on Bhavaviveka’s Essence of the Middle Way (Madhyamakahrdayakarika) (uma nyingpo) in the mornings at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Wendy Garling: An evening of stories and reflection about Buddhism’s first women

February 21, Thursday, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.  |  Boston Meditation Center | Cambridge, MA

Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha's Life, an evening of stories and reflection about Buddhism's first women

The Art of Mindful Communication with Oren Jay Sofer

Friday, February 22, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.  |  Center for Mindful Living | Omaha, NE

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our contemplative practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. The evening will include a guided meditation, lecture, and time for questions and answer. For those who...

Brazil Workshop with Kino MacGregor

February 22–24, 2019  |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Creating Meaningful Conversations Daylong Workshop with Oren Jay Sofer

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.  |  Center for Mindful Living | Omaha, NE

In this daylong, Oren will share the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. We will explore the how to bring more mindfulness and care to our communication — our listening, speaking, and thinking. Participants will learn the three steps to effective conversations, concrete tools to bring more ease to difficult conversations and to enhance relationships in meaningful, healthy ways. Drawing on mindfulness practice, the modern discipline of Nonviolent Communication, and perspectives of nervous system regulation and trauma healing,...

Where’s Buddha? Kid’s Story Time with Marisa Aragon Ware

Sunday, February 24 | 11:00 a.m.  |  Boulder Book Store | Boulder, CO

Marisa Aragon Ware will speak about and sign her new book, Where's Buddha? This is a FREE children's event, open to everybody!

Long Life Offering Ceremony in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

February 27, 2019  |  Main Tibetan Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will attend a Long Life offering prayer given to him by four separate groups in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.

37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Teachings with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

February 28, March 12, 14, 19, 21, & 26, 2019 | 7:00–8:30 p.m.  |  Orgyen Khamdroling Buddhist Mediation Center | Denver, CO

Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo will be offering drop-in teachings on the foundational text 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. There will be several scheduled teachings in early 2019, on many Tuesday and Thursday evenings in February/March from 7:00–8:30 p.m.: February 28 March 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 The cost for non-members is $20 per drop-in class or $100 for the full series. The online version and suggested donation for members is $75. Online registration coming soon, and registration available...

Story Time & Happier Hour with Marisa Aragón Ware

Thursday, February 28 | 4:30–5:30 p.m.  |  BookBar | Denver, CO

Children's story time + happy hour = Happier Hour. 1/2 off wine and kids' meals from 4-5. Story time at 4:30. Make everyone happier!

Atlanta Workshop with Kino MacGregor

March 1–3, 2019  |  Balance Yoga Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

Dzongsar Khyentse Bestowing Sera Khandro Wangs

March 2019

Sera Khandro at Bartsham in east Bhutan For more on Sera Khandro, see: https://www.shambhala.com/sera-khandro/

Non-Residential Retreat Weekend with Anam Thubten, Trudy Goodman, & Norman Fischer

March 2–3, 2019  |  Dhyana Hall | Pt. Richmond, CA

Anam Thubten, Trudy Goodman, and Norman Fischer will host a retreat weekend.

Phowa Retreat with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

March 2–5, 2019  |  Sarasota, FL

Anyen Rinpoche has been teaching westerners on the important topic of death and dying for many years and has developed this transformative series of Dying With Confidence trainings. With guidance, students have the opportunity to master all the skills necessary for a practitioner to use death as a cause for enlightenment and to help all sentient beings. The intensive phowa practice retreat is open to previously trained students and to those interested in learning about phowa and the Dying with...

Mary Gordon presents On Thomas Merton

Thursday, March 7 | 7:00 p.m.  |  Book Culture | New York, NY

Join us at Book Culture on 112th on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Mary Gordon to discuss her latest book, On Thomas Merton. Author Katheen Hill will be joining Mary in conversation.

The Challenge of Self-Love with Ralph De La Rosa

March 8–10, 2019  |  Spirit Rock | Woodacre, CA

The energy of self-love is full of paradoxes. Self-love is what makes genuine connection to others possible. Self-love often triggers our self-loathing, shame, hurt, rage, and fear–and this is no accident. True self-love is the antidote to narcissism and self-centeredness. Blending Tibetan Buddhism, trauma theory, Internal Family Systems therapy; neuroscience, and social justice; this will be a potent weekend of transformative exploration. Expect to gain a deeper understanding of self-love; clarity on your personal roadblocks to self-love; healing centered engagement;...

Michigan Workshop with Kino MacGregor

March 8–10, 2019  |  Hilltop Yoga | Lansing, MI

Chöd: The Sacred Teachings on Severance Book Study with Lama Sarah Harding

March 13–May 29, 2019  |  Online

Chöd: The Sacred Teachings on Severance compiled by Jamgön Kongtrul and translated by Lama Sarah Harding, will be the subject of the 10 week book study offered by Polly Ryan, MA, MFT, Lama Sarah Harding, and the Tara Mandala Northern Sierra Sangha. This course begins March 13, 2019 from 9:00–10:30 a.m. Pacific Time and will be held most Wednesdays through May 29, 2019. Lama Sarah Harding will be joining us on selected Wednesday mornings, dates to be determined. Lama Tsultrim...

Weekend Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

March 16–17, 2019  |  Hailey, ID

Anam Thubten will host a weekend meditation retreat.

Khandro Rinpoche in Wales, UK

March 16-17, 2019  |  Palpung Changchub Dargye Ling

A WEEKEND RETREAT WITH HER EMINENCE JETSUN KHANDRO RINPOCHE The View, Meditation and Action As Taught in The Aspiration Prayer of Kuntuzangpo Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 4pm The weekend retreat includes teachings and the reading transmission of The Aspiration Prayer of Kungtuzangpo (Tibetan), also known as the Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra (Sanskrit).

OmStars Miami Mysore Style Ashtanga Retreat with Kino MacGregor

March 18–23, 2019  |  Miami Life Center | Miami, FL

Join world renown yogi and Omstars founder for six days of Mysore practice and four afternoons workshops at Miami Life Center. Practice in a small, limited group of students for intimate connection and individual attention. Whereas most of Kino’s workshops and events number in the hundreds, this small practice group allows you to truly dive deeply with one of the brightest lights in the Ashtanga Yoga lineage in the world. Plus, you get to come to sunny, beautiful Miami Beach....

Khandro Rinpoche Teaching in London

March 20-21, 2019  |  Rigpa, London

Evening Teachings with Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Expansive Nature of Love with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

March 22–31, 2019  |  Shambhala Mountain Center | Red Feather Lakes, CO

Practicing the genuine dharma expands our wealth: our happiness, our generosity, our warmth, our community, and our overall sense of well-being. When we are contained within ourselves, unable to connect with others and feel the warmth of a loving heart, we prolong our own feelings of isolation, unhappiness, and loneliness. In this retreat, we will focus on the teachings of the lojong (mind training) masters of Tibetan Buddhism, and learn methods and techniques for expanding our hearts outwards.

Khandro Rinpoche in Amsterdam

March 23-24, 2019  |  Pieter Nieuwland College, Nobelweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A Half-Day Workshop with Wendy Garling

Saturday, March 23 | 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Boston Meditation Center, The Arlington Center | Arlington, MA

In this afternoon retreat we’ll explore several women’s stories in depth, learning more about the Buddha’s mother Maya, his stepmother Gautami, his wife Yasodhara, his harem wives, and others who helped shape the Buddha’s journey to awakening. Together we will read and discuss the stories, followed by periods of silent reflection. How do the stories reshape the roots of Buddhism? How are these first Buddhist women relatable in today’s world? Questions like these are bound to arise. Women and men...

Residential Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

March 26–31, 2019  |  New Jersey

Anam Thubten will host a residential meditation retreat.

Engaging the Deep Heart: A Writing Retreat with Roger Housden

March 26–28, 2019  |  Spirit Rock | Woodacre, CA

This is a unique opportunity to explore our deep nature and to dive below the stories that so often entrance us. How have your losses touched and affected the way you move in the world? How do your personal relationships serve as mirrors for your connection with the dimension of spacious awareness in which we are an intrinsic part of a universe of love? We will investigate in writing our passions, our loves, our losses, and our deepest longings. Our...

Khandro Rinpoche in Spain

March 26 - 31, 2019  |  Spain

Tenemos el placer de anunciar el retiro del Ciclo de Minling Dorsem con S. E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoché en España. El retiro se llevará a cabo en Dag Shang Kagyu, Panillo (Huesca) del martes 26, al jueves 28 de Marzo de 2019. Será una continuación de las enseñanzas de Rinpoché sobre el Ciclo de Minling Dorsem, que desde hace diez años se vienen realizando en nuestro país. Estas enseñanzas estarán dirigidas a los estudiantes que siguen elCiclo de Minling Dorsem. Este Ciclo junto con un fuerte compromiso de práctica, conlleva un compromiso...

Annual Way of the Bodhisattva Retreat with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

March 28 - 31, 2019  |  Orgyen Khamdroling

Anyen Rinpoche will offer three and a half days of teachings and practice on one of the most important Buddhist texts, Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo will guide us through teachings and practice of The Way of the Bodhisattva in the tradition of Patrul Rinpoche. This practical application of the Way of the Bodhisattva includes contemplative meditation, recitation of prayers, and teachings.This is a very special opportunity, we hope that all of Rinpoche’s...

Australia Workshop with Kino MacGregor

March 29–31, 2019  |  Yoga Village | Potts Point, Australia

Way of the Bodhisattva Annual Retreat with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

March 29–31, 2019  |  Orgyen Khamdroling Buddhist Mediation Center | Denver, CO

Anyen Rinpoche will offer one evening plus three full days of teachings and practice on one of the most important Buddhist texts, The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva.

Women in Meditation with Christina Feldman

March 30–April 6, 2019  |  Insight Meditation Society | Barre, MA

Held within the classical context of silence and sustained insight meditation practice, a powerful sense of community is created that supports our capacity for deepening wisdom and compassion. This course is open to anyone who identifies as a woman–cis, trans, or genderqueer. Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, the retreat will feature daily talks, instructions, guided metta (boundless friendliness) practice and meetings with the teachers.

The First Buddhist Women with Wendy Garling

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  |  New York Insight Meditation Center | New York, NY

This daylong retreat will share little-known stories of the first Buddhist women, including the mother, stepmother, wife, and harem of the historical Buddha. Present from the beginning but long suppressed by patriarchy, these women’s stories are like carefully hidden termas, or teachings, emerging now to guide and inspire us in a challenging time. They offer a more engaged, emotionally alive and gender-balanced Buddhism, filling gaps we have sensed but haven’t named. Join Wendy Garling, author of Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories...

Khandro Rinpoche in Paris, France

April 3-4, 2019  |  Kagyu Dzong

Waking Up Together: The Practice of Wise Speech Retreat with Oren Jay Sofer

Thursday, April 4 7:00 p.m.—Sunday, April 7, 12:00 p.m.  |  Mid America Dharma | Kansas City, MO

Integrating meditation practice with our speech and communication is one of the main ways to bring deeply-held values into our daily lives and actions in the world. In this retreat, we will connect mindfulness and lovingkindness practice, the Buddha's teachings on Right Speech, relational awareness practices, and the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Collectively, these practices form a powerful foundation for cultivating insight, awareness, and empathy; develop our capacity to listen and speak from the heart; and strengthen our...

Auckland Workshop with Kino MacGregor

April 5–7, 2019  |  Auckland, NZ

Khandro Rinpoche in Normandy, France

April 4-11, 2019  |  Dachang Vajradhara-Ling, Le Château d'Osmont, Aubry-le-Panthou, France

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

April 11, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Fayetteville, AR

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

April 12, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Little Rock, AR

How to Make Wiser Decisions: A Dharma Guide Livestream with Oren Jay Sofer

April 12, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Online & Spirit Rock | Woodacre, CA

We make decisions every day—from seemingly inconsequential choices to larger ones that can affect the course of our life. How can the Dharma guide our choices to lead toward well-being and contentment? In this day retreat, we’ll explore a range of concrete, practical tools for making decisions that incorporate meditation, reflection, intuition, and inquiry. You’ll learn how to navigate the choices in your life with more confidence, clarity and ease, as well as how to find more balance with the...

Indianapolis Workshop with Kino MacGregor

April 12–14, 2019  |  Indianapolis, IN

Weekend Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

April 13–14, 2019  |  Little Rock, AR

Khandro Rinpoche on the Nine Yanas in Germany

April 13-14, 2018  |  Kamalashila Institute, Langenfeld

I.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche lehrt seit dem Frühjahr 2018 über die neun Yanas (Fahrzeuge) und ermöglicht damit eine fort-laufende intensive Beschäftigung mit einem ebenso umfassenden wie tiefgründigen Thema. Die neun Yanas stellen nichts Geringeres als das gesamte Spektrum des stufenweisen Pfades zur Buddhaschaft gemäß der tibetischen Nyingma-Tradition dar und umfassen sämtliche Aspekte der Lehre Buddhas. Die neun Yanas führen von den drei äußeren Fahrzeugen (Sutrayana) über die drei inneren hin zu den drei geheimen Fahrzeugen (Tantrayana). Die ersten drei...

Cultivating the Holding Environment: Setting Up the Posture of Mindfulness with Bill Morgan

April 17–21, 2019  |  Barre Center for Buddhist Studies | Barre, MA

Caregivers understand the importance of creating a holding environment in which people can safely explore their inner lives. Similarly, our own mindfulness practice will benefit if we can establish an internal container that is akin to the safe external environment we offer to others. Throughout this course we will study and practice setting up the internal structures conducive for making progress in mindfulness meditation. We will offer many instructions and guided meditations designed to create a personally meaningful and enriching...

Khandro Rinpoche in Berlin

April 17-18, 2019  |  Rigpa Zentrum Berlin

Arizona Workshop with Kino MacGregor

April 19–21, 2019  |  Mesa, AZ

Khandro Rinpoche in Prague, Czech Republic

April 20-23, 2019  |  Tse Prague

Opening Space: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Meditation with Anne Cushman

April 24–26, 2019  |  Spirit Rock | Woodacre, CA

Take a few days to open up space in your body, your mind, your heart, and your busy life. Unplug your devices, unwind your nervous system, nourish your spirit, and realign yourself with your heart’s deepest values and intentions. This silent retreat offers a seamless flow of meditation in stillness and in motion. Each day includes gentle guided yoga; seated, walking, standing, and lying down meditation instruction and practice; and dharma reflections and discussion. You’ll go home with powerful, practical...

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

April 26, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Jackson Hole, WY

Weekend Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

April 27–28, 2019  |  Jackson Hole, WY

Relational Dharma: Waking up Together with Oren Jay Sofer

May 3–9, 2019  |  Barre Center for Buddhist Studies | Barre, MA

As social beings our lives are inextricably interwoven. The Buddha emphasized the immense power of social harmony and spiritual friendship as factors conducive to awakening. In this course, we will explore relational Dharma teachings that foster peace both internally and externally. The integral part of this six-day retreat will be the practice of Wise Speech, a skillful vehicle for expressing the Dharma fully into our whole lives. We will study, contemplate and practice the Buddha’s teachings using Insight Dialogue and...

The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path with Norman Fischer

Sunday, May 5 | 5:00–6:30 p.m.  |  Banyen Books & Sound | Vancouver, BC

Beloved Buddhist teacher, poet and author, Norman Fischer will speak at Banyen on the themes of his new book The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path.

Loving Awareness with Jack Kornfield

May 10–12, 2019  |  Spirit Rock | Woodacre, CA

Loving awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this 3-day non-residential meditation retreat, as experienced practitioners, we will join together to quiet the mind, open the heart, and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. This is a new retreat form which will alternate sitting, walking, guided meditations and frequent periods of dialogue and Q&A throughout each of the days. This program will be video and audio recorded for an online audience. By...

The Art of Mindful Communication: Living Your Values with Oren Jay Sofer

May 10, 2019 | 9 a.m.—4:00 p.m.  |  Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness | Boulder Creek Golf and Banquet Center

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how contemplative practice can deepen our relationships personally and professionally, bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our lives.  In this daylong workshop, we will explore the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. Drawing on the tools of mindfulness practice, and the modern discipline of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and the insights of trauma healing, this day will...

Weekend Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

May 11–12, 2019  |  The SMILE Station | Portland, OR

The Art of Mindful Communication with Oren Jay Sofer

May 12, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.  |  Vermont Insight Meditation Center | Bratteboro, VT

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and Dharma teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our spiritual practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. In this daylong program, we will explore the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. Drawing...

Uttaratantra & Sūtras of the Third Turning: The Highest Continuum with Karl Brunnholzl

May 14 - 19, 2019  |  Warsaw, Poland

Uttaratantra & Sūtras of the Third Turning: The Highest Continuum 9-intensive: May 4-11, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

May 15–22, 2019  |  Insight Meditation Society | Barre, MA

Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to have been taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love. This silent retreat, open to both...

The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path with Norman Fischer

May 16, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.  |  The Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

The Regulator welcomes Norman Fischer, author of The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path, for a reading and booksigning. In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. In this inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the “six perfections”—generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary...

A Weekend Retreat with Pema Chödrön

May 17–19, 2019  |  Omega Institute | Rhinebeck NY

Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one of today’s most prominent Buddhist teachers and hear her new insights, conveyed with her characteristic warmth, clarity, and humor. This year we explore and practice Buddhism’s six paramitas—or transcendent practices—of generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and wisdom as a way to see into the nature of reality and cultivate the compassionate intention to help...

May Benefit 2019 with Jack Kornfield

May 17–19, 2019  |  Spirit Rock | Woodacre, CA

On the weekend of May 19-21, a small group of Spirit Rock supporters will gather for an intimate three-day retreat with Spirit Rock Founder Jack Kornfield. Together, we will develop the heart quality of love, dwelling in kind awareness as we practice metta and cultivate our natural capacity for care and connection, towards ourselves and all other beings. This base of goodwill–combined with compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity–can transform our lives.

Boston Workshop with Kino MacGregor

May 17–19, 2019  |  Boston, MA

Norman Fischer discusses new book: The World Could Be Otherwise

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.  |  Book Passage | Corte Madera, CA

In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves. In The World Could Be Otherwise -- an inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching -- Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, or “six perfections”—generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, ethics, and consumption...

Residential Retreat with Anam Thubten

May 26–31, 2019  |  Montana

For more information, please contact Raquel Castellanos at (406) 370-0938 or raquel@dharmata.org.

Annual Medicine Buddha Monlam with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

May 31–June 3, 2019  |  Orgyen Khamdroling Buddhist Meditation Center | Denver, CO

The purpose of the Medicine Buddha Monlam is to gather as many spiritual practitioners together as possible for three days, and to use our combined motivation and act of reciting and praying Ju Mipham’s Condensed Sadhana of the Medicine Buddha: An Excellent Vase of Nectar as a way to bring healing energy to ourselves and to beings suffering everywhere. The idea behind a Monlam is, of course, that we are more capable of benefiting beings by gathering together, and that...

BuddhaFest

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  The Writers Guild Theater | Beverly Hills, CA

BuddhaFest embraces the principles of mindfulness and compassion through a unique mix of inspiring films, modern wisdom teachings, meditation and live music.

Finding Balance in Difficult Times with Oren Jay Sofer

June 2, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.  |  YogaWorks | Larkspur, CA

Equanimity is balance born of wisdom; it’s our heart and mind’s capacity to roll with the inevitable challenges and changes of life without taking it personally, without falling into despair or hopeless. Rather than a bland state of neutrality, or a cold state of indifference, equanimity gives us a wide space to feel the whole range of human experience, and the poise to act with wisdom and care rather than reactivity. Whether it’s personal loss and difficulty, challenges in relationship,...

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

June 5–7, 2019  |  Main Tibetan Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give three days of teachings in the mornings for Tibetan Youth at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

June 6, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Baton Rouge, LA

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

June 7, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  New Orleans, LA

Weekend Retreat with Anam Thubten

June 8–9, 2019  |  New Orleans, LA

Skillfully Offering Insight Dialogue with Gregory Kramer

June 8–17, 2019  |  Barre Center for Buddhist Studies | Barre, MA

Open to authorized and active Buddhist teachers across lineages, Vipassana teacher trainees, Community Dharma Leader (CDL) graduates, and people whose main or primary activity is teaching the Dharma for the last five years. A solid grounding in the Buddhadhamma is important. This intensive nine-day retreat is designed to provide a good working foundation for your relational offerings and teaching in general, including but not limited to Insight Dialogue (ID). The intention of this offering is to provide whatever practice and...

Dependent Origination with Leigh Brasington

June 15, 2019 | 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Cambridge Insight Meditation Center | Cambridge, MA

Long Life Offering Ceremony in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

June 19, 2019  |  Main Tibetan Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will attend a Long Life offering prayer given to him by two groups in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

June 21, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Santa Fe, NM

“Living An Open Hearted Life,” A Public Talk by Venerable Thubten Chodron

June 21, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Vajrayana Institute | Ashfield, Australia

A life overflowing with compassion. It sounds wonderful in theory, but how do we actually do it? Venerable Chodron shares practical methods for living with compassion drawn from Buddhism and psychology, based on her book, An Open-Hearted Life, co-written with psychotherapist Dr. Russell Kolts.

Portland Workshop with Kino MacGregor

June 21–23, 2019  |  Yoga Pearl | Portland, OR

Non-Residential Weekend Retreat with Anam Thubten

June 22–23, 2019  |  Santa Fe, NM

Jhanas and Dependent Origination with Leigh Brasington

June 26–July 9, 2019  |  Barre Center for Buddhist Studies | Barre, MA

This retreat will emphasize the application of the jhanas (meditative absorptions) in a regular sitting practice and is suitable only for experienced meditators with prior retreat experience. The jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. The retreat will focus on the teaching of this technique and the application of the jhanas for enhancing insight practice. The retreat will be held in noble silence with sitting and walking meditation and personal interviews.

Say What You Mean: Dharma Talk

June 26, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m.  |  River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind. This class includes 1/2 hour of Vipassana meditation instruction and guided meditation followed by an hour-long dharma talk. This is a large gathering of approximately 250-300 people. No registration is necessary. Classes are offered freely; there will be an opportunity to offer dana (a donation) at class to support the venue and teacher. Copies of Oren’s book will be...

Maine Workshop with Kino MacGregor

June 28–30, 2019  |  Portland, ME

Exploring Mindful Communication with Oren Jay Sofer

June 28, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.—9:00p.m.  |  Richmond, VA - TBD

Oren’s new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, synthesizes his nearly two decades of work exploring the intersection between mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, and trauma healing. In this evening program, Oren will share simple yet powerful tools and perspectives for clear, kind and effective conversations. The evening will include a guided meditation, lecture, and time for questions and answer. An optional book signing will follow the event.

Living Your Values: Mindful Practice with Oren Jay Sofer

June 29, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.  |  Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and Dharma teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our spiritual practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. In this daylong program, we will explore the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. Drawing...

“One-Week Manjushri Retreat” with Venerable Thubten Chodron

July 3, 5:00 p.m. – July 10, 2:00 p.m.  |  Sravasti Abbey

On the Manjushri Retreat, take a week-long vacation with the Buddha of Wisdom. The annual one-week retreat is a chance to really get a feel for meditation practice and to deepen in the Dharma. The retreat will include teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron as well as several daily practice sessions.

Summer Session with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

 |  Willimette Univ, Salem, OR

Summer Institute 2019: the confirmed dates, the new location in beautiful Oregon & a new program combining Gomdra & Shedra! Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is scheduled to teach July 5–24, for all of 1st and 2nd 9-day programs. Enjoy a new Location in beautiful Oregon! We are very excited to announce that the Nitartha Summer Institute has found a new home for the summer: Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, about 1 hour south of Portland Oregon Airport and 3.5 hours (by...

Khandro Rinpoche in Norway

July 5-7, 2019  |  Karma Tashi Ling, Norway

Ven. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche vil undervise på Karma Tashi Ling 5.-7. juli 2019 Hun fortsetter undervisningen på tema «Taming the Mind» Mer detaljert informasjon kommer senere.

From Mindfulness to Insight Talk & Book Signing with Rob Nairn, Choden, & Heather Regan-Addis

July 5, 2019 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.  |  Kagyu Samya Dzong Scarborough | Scarborough, UK

Join authors, Rob Nairn, Choden and Heather Regan-Addis, as they share passages and practices from their forthcoming book, From Mindfulness to Insight. Price: £25

Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students with Christina Feldman

July 6–13, 2019  |  Insight Meditation Center | Barre, MA

Participants are required to have sat at least two retreats with Christina Feldman at IMS–please document this when registering. After almost 40 years of teaching at the Retreat Center, Christina will be retiring from her US commitments in early 2020. This is the last time she'll be offering this particular course. We honor her dedication to the Dharma! This insight meditation retreat will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna discourse given by the Buddha. It...

Long Life Offering Ceremony in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

July 6, 2019  |  Main Tibetan Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will attend a Long Life offering prayer given to him by former staff of the Central Tibetan Administration in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Insight Meditation Workshop & Book Signing with Rob Nairn, Choden, & Heather Regan-Addis

July 6, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Kagyu Samya Dzong Scarborough | Scarborough, UK

A workshop on Insight Meditation with Rob Nairn, Choden, & Heather Regan-Addis. A book signing of From Mindfulness to Insight will follow the workshop. Price: £125 (including free copy of From Mindfulness to Insight)

Khandro Rinpoche in Copenhagen

July 9, 2019  |  Stupa

Stup blessing.  Email aniea7@gmail.com

Khandro Rinpoche in Denmark

July 11-14, 2019  |  Samten Tse Denmark

The Complete Cold Mountain Workshop with Kazuaki Tanahashi & Peter Levitt

July 12–14, 2019  |  Upaya Zen Center | Santa Fe, NM

The workshop will be led by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt, translators of the newly published The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan, which collects the most complete assembly of Hanshan’s extant poetry translated into the English language. Participants will read Hanshan’s poetry, learn about his life, and explore the major themes most essential to Hanshan’s world view, including his awakening, life in retreat immersed in the natural world, and the expression of a clear but compassionate critique...

Nyingma Summer Seminar with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

July 13–21, 2019  |  Phuntsok Choling | Ward, CO

Kongtrul Rinpoche has often called this much-loved annual event our “Thanksgiving” as a community in Mangala Shri Bhuti, a time when we gather to appreciate the richness that Buddhadharma brings into our lives. The lovely outdoor setting of the seminar under a large shrine tent offers a perfect contemplative environment. We invite you to join us in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Enroll in the whole program or come for individual days. Each day consists of two talks,...

Cleveland Workshop with Kino MacGregor

July 19–21, 2019  |  Cleveland, OH

Residential Retreat with Anam Thubten

July 24–29, 2019  |  Dordogne, France

For more information, please contact dharmatafrance@gmail.com.

Evening Talk & Book Signing with Rob Nairn, Choden, & Heather Regan-Addis

July 26, 2019 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.  |  Kagyu Samye Dzong London | London, UK

Join authors, Rob Nairn, Choden and Heather Regan-Addis, as they share passages and practices from their forthcoming book, From Mindfulness to Insight. Price: £25

From Mindfulness to Workshop Workshop & Book Signing with Rob Nairn, Choden, & Heather Regan-Addis

July 27, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Kagyu Samye Dzong London | London, UK

A workshop on Insight Meditation with Rob Nairn, Choden, & Heather Regan-Addis. A book signing of From Mindfulness to Insight will follow the workshop. Price: £125 (including free copy of From Mindfulness to Insight)

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

July 31, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Leipzig, Germany

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

August 1, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Berlin, Germany

Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

August 2–3, 2019  |  Chester Beatty Library | Dublin, Ireland

Discover Compassion and Insight in Everyday Life with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche The MDB teachings address the pressing need for more people to approach life’s challenges from a platform of altruism, deep warmth, and caring support for others. The Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar offers practical methods to move beyond the barriers of our isolating self-concern by expanding our heart to care for the welfare of all beings. This is the heart of a bodhisattva, which is built on the practice of...

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

August 2, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Bremen, Germany

Boulder Workshop with Kino MacGregor

August 2–4, 2019  |  Boulder, CO

Weekend Retreat with Anam Thubten

August 3–4, 2019  |  Bremen, Germany

For more information, contact Joachim Habekost at joachim.habekost63@web.de.

Annual Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen: Seven Line Prayer Retreat with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

August 4–12, 2019  |  Orgyen Khamdroling Buddhist Meditation Center | Denver, CO

At this year’s summer program, Anyen Rinpoche will bestow seven days of teachings on the Seven Line Prayer of Padmasambhava, as well as give instructions and lead practice of Rigdzin Dupa Sadhana. Tsok will be offered each day during the sadhana practice. Preregistration REQUIRED, and is by application ONLY.

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

August 15, 2019 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.  |  Northampton, MA

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

August 16, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Boston, MA

Jhana Retreat with Leigh Brasington

August 16–29, 2019  |  Oakwood Retreat Center | Selma, IN

The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called right concentration. Training in concentration leads to these states, each of which yields a deeper and subtler state of awareness than the previous one. The jhanas are not in themselves awakening, but they are a skillful means for stilling the mind in a way that leads in that direction, and they are attainable by anyone who devotes the...

Weekend Retreat with Anam Thubten

August 17–18, 2019  |  Boston, MA

“Gardenia Center Sunday Service” with Venerable Thubten Chodron

August 18, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  |  Gardenia Center

Venerable Thubten Chodron leads a short meditation and gives the Sunday Service at the Gardenia Center in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

August 19, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  St. Johnsbury, VT

Wise Speech Retreat with Oren Jay Sofer

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:00 a.m.—Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:00 p.m.  |  Sacred Streams | Berkeley, CA

Integrating meditation practice with our speech and communication is one of the main ways to bring deeply-held values into our daily lives and actions in the world. In this retreat, we connect mindfulness and lovingkindness practice, the Buddha's teachings on Right Speech, relational awareness practices, and the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Collectively, these practices form a powerful foundation for cultivating insight, awareness, and empathy; develop our capacity to listen and speak from the heart; and strengthen our ability...

Sangdrup Retreat with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

August 24–29, 2019  |  Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling | Vershire, VT

The Sangdrup Retreat combines the Rangjung Peme Nyingtik sadhana (a terma discovered by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche) and Riwo Sangcho (a practice for purifying karmic debts). During the six-day practice, the participants accumulate thousands of feast offerings. This practice of “great giving without holding back” reverses our habitual self-centered psychology and can thus enable practitioners to overcome even their most tenacious obstacles. This program is open to everyone who has gone through the MSB Lineage Ceremony. For questions about attendance, please...

Source of Mahamudra with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

August 31–September 1, 2019  |  Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling | Vershire, VT

Discover one of the great texts of the Mahayana with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche The Buddha taught that all sentient beings without exception possess enlightened nature. Nowhere is this crucial teaching more clearly and beautifully laid out than in the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra. In this weekend retreat, Rinpoche will give in-depth, accessible teachings on the early chapters of this text. An Essential Teaching on Enlightened Nature Lord Maitreya, the Buddha Shakyamuni’s regent, composed this text based on the Buddha’s “Ten Sutras that Teach the Sugatagarbha.”...

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 3–6, 2019  |  Main Tibetan Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give four days of teachings and continue last year’s topic on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (drel-pa Buddhapalita) in the mornings at the request of a group from Asia.

A Storytelling, Writing, and Practice Retreat with Wendy Garling

September 6–9, 2019  |  Tara Mandala Retreat Center | Pagosa Springs, CO

STARS AT DAWN: STORIES OF OUR BUDDHIST FOREMOTHERS AS GUIDES AND INSPIRATION As wisdom rises, women seek connection with each other and with inspiring stories of strong women who have gone before. Until recently, Buddhist women—particularly Buddhist laywomen—have had few role models to turn to for inspiration and guidance. This retreat will open a window to our foremothers: the “first” Buddhist women (Maya, Mahaprajapati Gautami, Sujata, Yashodhara, Mrigi, Sundarinanda, Siddhartha’s harem wives), and others, including goddesses or yakshis who embody...

Copenhagen Workshop with Kino MacGregor

September 6–8, 2019  |  Copenhagen, Denmark

MSB Shedra with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

September 7–8, 2019 & September 14–15, 2019  |  Phuntsok Choling | Ward, CO

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will teach the revered ninth chapter of Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavatara in Mangala Shri Bhuti's Shedra, which takes place over two weekends in September. Each weekend includes five talks, question and answer sessions with Rinpoche, and discussion groups.

The World Could be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path with Norman Fischer

September 7, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  Santa Monica Meditation Center

We can all be bodhisattvas: We and the world could be otherwise. Join us for a day of teachings and practice with Norman and Kathy Fischer to highlight the publication of Norman Fischer's new book, "The World Could be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path." In this daylong retreat we'll sit, walk, listen to teachings by Norman and Kathie, and discuss the bodhisattva path of the six paramitas (perfect virtues): generosity, ethical conduct, patience, energy, meditation, and transcendent wisdom. These six practices define...

Susan Moon: A Writers’ Workshop in Maine

September 9-13, 2019

Our Workshop How do we write about what we care about? How do we express ourselves with courage during these challenging times? We’ll spend five full days together, in the beautiful surroundings of Sunset Lodge. We’ll have a morning and afternoon writing session each day, along with free time to swim or canoe or stare at the sky. In a supportive setting, we’ll find and tell our stories. We’ll use meditation and informal writing exercises to help get the creative...

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

September 13, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Washington, D.C.

Munich Workshop with Kino MacGregor

September 13–15, 2019  |  MahaShakti Yoga Studio | Munich, Germany

Weekend Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

September 14–15, 2019  |  Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Mary Varney at 603-321-7741 or ww56mv@gmail.com.

Prague Workshop with Kino MacGregor

September 20–21, 2019  |  Prague, Czech Republic

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

September 26, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Maui, HI

Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

September 27–28, 2019  |  Maui, HI

For more information, contact Loralee Machabe at 808-446-5458 or mauidharmata@gmail.com.

London Workshop with Kino MacGregor

September 27–28, 2019  |  London, UK

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

October 2–5, 2019  |  Tibetan Main Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give four days of teachings at the request of Taiwanese.

Romania Workshop with Kino MacGregor

October 4–6, 2018  |  Romania

Residential Retreat with Anam Thubten

October 8–13, 2019  |  Maine

For more information, contact Chip Carpenter at 207-643-2746 or yurthhollow@juno.com.

Five Tenets of a Whole Life Path with Gregory Kramer

October 11–20, 2019  |  Barre Center for Buddhist Studies | Barre, MA

The Buddha provided extensive and specific guidance for monastics as to how to live a life inclined toward awakening. Ethics were meticulously spelled out; how to engage with the requisites of food, lodging, robes, and medicine was made clear; and community life that supported wisdom, generosity and compassion was variously described and inspired. The monastic life evolved to successfully carry the Buddhadhamma forward while providing conditions for the development in sangha members of meditative qualities and liberating wisdom. For laypeople,...

Athens Workshop with Kino MacGregor

October 11–13, 2019  |  House of Yoga | Athens, Greece

Norman Fischer and Ruth Ozeki: The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

October 11, 2019—October 13, 2019  |  Garrison Institute | Garrison, NY

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available in support of this program.  The human imagination is one of planet earth’s greatest untapped natural resources. Join Zen priests and writers Norman Fischer and Ruth Ozeki (Norman is a poet, Ruth is a prize-winning novelist) for a weekend of cultivating the imagination. We will practice writing, sitting and walking meditation, and contemplate the bodhisattva path of compassion and caring. Based on Norman’s book by the same title, discussion will focus...

Khandro Rinpoche at Lerab Ling in France

Oct 12-13, 2019  |  Lerab Long

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

October 14, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Brunswick, ME

Khandro Rinpoche in Switzerland

October 15-16, 2019  |  Ganden Chökhor, Pradaschier, Churwalden, Switzerland

Milan Workshop with Kino MacGregor

October 18–20, 2019  |  Urban Arena - Athletes Club | Milan, Italy

Khandro Rinpoche in Germany

October 18-21, 2019

Dechen Gyalmo Drupcho with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

October 26–November 2, 2019  |  Phuntsok Choling | Ward, CO

In the Dechen Gyalmo drupcho, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and MSB members practice the dakini sadhana from the Longchen Nyingthik tradition. The focus of these practice intensives is on accumulating 100,000 tsok offering prayers. The merit, or positive intention and action, of the drupcho is dedicated to world peace, the longevity of masters who are teaching in the world, greater compassion towards all beings, genuine spiritual progress on the path, and harmony both within the sangha and the larger community of...

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

November 1, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Long Island, NY

Daylong Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

November 2, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  New York, NY

For more information, contact Anu at dharmatasanghanyc@gmail.com.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

November 4–6, 2019  |  Main Tibetan Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give three days of teachings at the request of Koreans.

Emotional Resilience: Learning from the Life Story of the Buddha

November 7–10, 2019  |  Barre Center for Buddhist Studies | Barre, MA

The life story of the Buddha stands out in religious literary history as a powerful example of how one human being transformed his relationship to dukkha and discovered a way to live sourced with boundless compassion, love, and wisdom. This course will guide participants through the life story of the Buddha as a paradigm for exploring how to be in a relationship with those reactive emotional forces, both internal and external, that keep us from accessing and responding from our...

Salt Lake City Workshop with Kino MacGregor

November 8–10, 2019  |  Salt Lake City, UT

Vajra Assembly with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

November 9–10, 2019  |  Sangdo Palri Temple | Crestone, CO

In the Vajra Assembly, Rinpoche discusses deep and subtle Vajrayana topics, such as devotion, pure perception and the sacred world, the power of our sixth consciousness or thoughts, and the importance of bodhicitta practice in post-meditation. While it is undoubtedly of great importance to understand these topics on their own, the connection we each have with Rinpoche, and the bond we share as vajra brothers and sisters, combine to bring them fully to life during this seminar. The strength of...

Weekend Retreat with Anam Thubten

November 9–10, 2019  |  Austin, TX

Fore more information, contact David Daily at daviddaileycooks@gmail.com.

Jhanas, Metta, and Dependent Origination with Leigh Brasington

November 9–22, 2019  |  Southern Dharma Retreat Center | Hot Springs, NC

This retreat will emphasize the application of both the Jhanas (Meditative Absorptions) and Metta (Lovingkindness) as part of a regular sitting practice. The Jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. Metta is the first and foundational practice of the four wholesome mind states known as the Brahma Viharas (Divine Abodes). The retreat will focus on teaching the Jhanas for the purpose of enhancing insight practice. Several topics for insight practice will be discussed, including...

Public Talk with Anam Thubten

November 15, 2019 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Los Angeles, CA

Birmingham Workshop with Kino MacGregor

November 15–17, 2019  |  Life Time Fitness | Vestavia, AL

Daylong Meditation Retreat with Anam Thubten

November 16, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Los Angeles, CA

For more information, contact Joanie at yasmine@usinter.net.

Toronto Workshop with Kino MacGregor

November 22–24, 2019  |  Toronto, ON

Retreat with Anam Thubten

December 5–10, 2019  |  Hong Kong

For more information, contact Wincy Wong at wise83@gmail.com.

Teaching in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

December 28–31, 2019  |  Bodhgaya, Bihar, India

On December 28 and 29 mornings, His Holiness will teachings on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug). On December 30 morning, His Holiness will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang). On December 31 morning, His Holiness will attend a Long Life offering prayer to him.