Dear Dharma Friends,
This week we remain on a modified schedule. Lama Kalsang is in Boston assisting Lama Sonam, and will be away for several weeks. Wednesday evening yidam practice is paused until his return. He will join our weekend practices via Zoom as he is able.
Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice. This Sunday our practice will include Achi Chokyi Drolma practice and 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva.
Our Annual Sangha Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 10th. We will be having a potluck lunch following a short break after practice. At the meeting the board will talk about what we have accomplished over the last year and what we hope to accomplish in years to come. There will be time for feedback from attendees and open discussion. Everyone is welcome. If you are able to bring a vegetarian dish, fruit, or healthy snack for lunch on Sunday December 10th, please take a moment and let us know on the sign up sheet.
Please note: the CDC has listed our community transmission level as low, and masks are optional for our in person practices at the center. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to Covid, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or join us online.
May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!
Thursday, December 7, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.
Saturday, December 9, 9am. Vajrasattva Practice. Online and in person. This is a foundational and ongoing training to purify our negative actions, mental disturbances, harmful tendencies and mistaken views by invoking the yidam Vajrasattva in a meditative visualization practice. Join us on Zoom.
Sunday, December 10, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice led by Ven. Lama Kalsang. Achi, which means “Grandmother” in Tibetan, is revered as the great female dharma protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners. Join us on Zoom.