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Hello, Friends of the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center

Quote of the Day "If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso                                

Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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Bookings for the 2016 International Kadampa Fall Festival, Toronto, are now open.
This will be the first time that the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini will have been granted in North America by a Kadampa teacher since Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche granted them in Toronto thirteen years ago .Don't miss this rare opportunity.

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Special Events Coming Up at the Center 

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Secrets of the Whispered Lineage

Saturday, September 24th, 9:30am – 3:00pm

with Kadam Michelle Gauthier 

During this retreat, Kadam Michelle will share teachings and guide meditations on the preliminary practices of refuge and purification given at the first week of Summer Festival based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s new book “The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra”. This is a precious opportunity to gain the tools to prepare our mind for meditation on the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra.

Saturday, September 24th
Session 1: 9:30am – 11am
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:45pm
Lunch Break ~ Vegetarian Lunch Provided
Session 3: 1:30pm – 3pm

Registration:  No experience is required.  The cost of the day retreat is $35. For more information call (800) 988-3396 or email info@meditationinpalmsprings.org
Please pre-register at Register

Members: Please email ad@meditationinpalmsprings.org for your discount code

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Karma & the Key to Happiness

Special Introductory Workshop
Saturday, October 1, 10:00am – 1:00pm

with Kadampa Teacher Allen Howe

The purpose of understanding and believing in Karma is to prevent future suffering and establish the basic foundation of the path to liberation and enlightenment.”
 ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Modern Buddhism

Everybody wants to be happy and free from problems – they are our two basic wishes. However, due to lacking the wisdom understanding karma, we mistakenly identify their actual causes and thus remain trapped in a cycle of pain and dissatisfaction.

Registration:  No experience is required.  The cost of the workshop is $20. Please pre-register at KARMA & KEY . For more information call (800) 988-3396 or email info@meditationinpalmsprings.org
Members: Please email ad@meditationinpalmsprings.org for your discount code

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Open House & Free Public Talk ~ October 18th & November 15th

Free Talk & Guided Meditation
October 18th & November 15th

If you are new to Buddhism and meditation and wish to find out what it is all about, you also welcome to attend our free monthly open house.

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Center Tour
7:00pm – 7:45pm:  Guided Meditation & Free Talk ~ Buddhism 101

The evening will start at 6:30 pm with tour of Dharmachakra Buddhist Center. At 7:00 pm there is a free public talk which includes a guided relaxation and breathing meditation,  a short talk on meditation and Buddhism, & an introduction to the Center’s programs.

Registration: No registration is necessary for Open House Events, just drop in.

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 Visions of the Pure Land ~

October 22nd

During this retreat, Kadam Michelle will share teachings and guide meditations on the preliminary practices of Guru yoga and mandala offerings given at the first week of Summer Festival 2016 and based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s new book “The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra”. This is a precious opportunity to gain the tools to prepare our mind for meditation on the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra.

Saturday, October 22nd
Session 1: 9:30am – 11am
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:45pm
Lunch Break
Session 3: 1:30pm – 3pm

Registration:  No experience is required.  The cost of the day retreat is $35 (light vegetarian lunch included). Please pre-register at PURE LAND VISIONS 

For more information email info@meditationinpalmsprings.org
Members: Please email ad@meditationinpalmsprings.org for your discount code.

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DOWNLOAD MODERN BUDDHISM FOR FREE

Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom: this eBook  is being distributed free of charge. The author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” 

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Dedication & Mission

Dharmachakra Buddhist Center is a non-profit spiritual organization established, organized, and operated only for spiritual purposes dedicated to the public benefit. The purpose of the Center is to promote the Buddhist Faith of the New Kadampa Tradition as the method to promote the human values of morality, compassion, and wisdom in all aspects of society. Our goal is to help individuals …

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