Dear Dharma Friends,
It was a joy to join Khenpo for practice at Rinchen Ling on Losar morning. It was just after 6 am their time when the Zoom stream opened, and the sun was just rising and coming into the prayer hall. It was beautiful and hopeful and a strong reminder about clearing away negativity and renewing positive intention, especially with all that’s going on in the world right now. Our prayers and dedications go out to all those suffering violence and hatred. May they be freed from suffering and meet happiness. By the power of our highest pure intention, may this aspiration be fulfilled.
Our practices remain online only this week. The board is watching the decreasing Covid numbers and formulating a plan for returning to in-person practice. When Lama Kalsang returns later this week we will discuss the reopening with him before moving forward — we will share the details with you after that meeting!
May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!
Tuesday, March 8, 7pm, Introduction to Practice. Online only. This informal class offers an introduction to the center’s practices and to meditation in our lineage. It would be helpful to read this short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism before class. To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87131667139?pwd=bWZhMFhsZCtuWjRETm12SDVheFN2Zz09
Saturday, March 12, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. Online only. The subject of study is action bodhicitta, in the form of The Six Paramitas. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89243184546?pwd=MWNkZmZHUk96bExGUXpleGUyUEhxZz09
Sunday, March 13, 10 am. Sunday practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Boddhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice, and meditation. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09
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Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center
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