Fridays, 10-11:00am ~ Prayers for World Peace ~ starts Friday, March 2

Prayers for World Peace
Fridays 10:00-11:00am
Starting March 2 with Allen Howe

“Our job is to pray for world peace – anytime, anywhere. With compassion, we make dedications and pray to develop and maintain inner and outer peace and harmony. We know there are so many dangers and problems arising right now, war and terrible things. We try to repair, to pacify, to cause all dangers and obstacles to cease through our prayers. With compassion, we pray every day for world peace, that the people of this world will experience peaceful and happy minds and meaningful lives. Through our pure intention, the power of our prayers and particularly through receiving blessings from enlightened beings, results will come, definitely. Our job is to pray.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, given at the opening of the US Kadampa World Peace Temple, October 2006

 There is no charge for these prayers, though donations are accepted gratefully.

Tuesday Evenings~ 6:30pm-8:00pm~Healing Anger

Healing Anger

Tuesday Evening Series with Craig Bruce  6:30~8:00pm

Anger can take many forms, from mild irritation to rage, but it is always painful and destructive.  Through Buddha’s teachings we can learn how it is possible to reduce the frequency and intensity of our anger and eventually eradicate it altogether.  Eventually, we can inspire those around us to do the same!

February 20     What is the Mind?                                                    
February 27     What is Meditation?
March 6            The Four Noble Truths?
March 13          What is Anger?
March 20          Why We Get Angry
March 27          Patience
April 3              Discovering the Nature of Our Pain
April 10            Who is to Blame?


February Special Workshops

Two special workshops in February with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio


Learn to Meditate
Saturday, February 17th
Registration: $15, no charge to enrolled supporters

Love without Pain

Friday, February 23rd
Registration: $10, no charge to enrolled supporters

Thursday Evening Series: What’s In Your Mind with teacher Allen Howe

Open to everyone! Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM. $10 per class
12 Classes January 4 through March 24

Happiness and suffering are states of our own mind. To have a happier and more peaceful life we need to replace negative non-virtuous thoughts with virtuous ones. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche tells us that “if a spoonful of sugar is stirred into a cup of tea, all the tea becomes sweet because sugar is by nature sweet. Similarly, when a virtuous mental factor is present in the mind, the entire primary mind and all its attendant mental factors become virtuous.”

This class, based on The Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors chapter in “How to Understand the Mind,” offers practical ways to “sweeten” our minds by identifying, understanding and applying the positive mental factors that lead to happiness.

Jan. 4 How Our Mind Works
Jan. 11 Relying on Faith
Jan. 18 Avoiding Actions that Harm Our Mind
Jan. 25 Consideration For Others
Feb. 1 A Mind of Non-Attachment
Feb. 8 Love and Non-Hatred
Feb. 15 The Wisdom of Emptiness
Feb. 22 Motivation and Effort
Mar. 1 Learning to Concentrate
Mar. 8 Delighting in Moral Discipline
Mar. 15 A Balanced Mind
Mar. 23 Doing No Harm

Save the Date: Wednesday, March 21

with Gen Kelsang Rigpa

March 21 ~ 6-7:30pm
Tantric Technology

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU. He is the Resident Teacher at the Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Palm Springs. His heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice.
Everyone welcome. $12