Saturday, April 21 ~ 10 am – 1 pm ~ The Union of Sutra & Tantra

The Union of Sutra & Tantra

Saturday, April 21, 10 am – 1 pm
with Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Commentary to the Request to the Lord of All Lineages Prayer; a blessed and rare opportunity to explore the Ganden Oral Lineage instructions that are the union of Lamrim and Highest Yoga Tantra with our Resident Teacher and Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU, Gen Kelsang Rigpa.

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk. 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.  Registration $18 ~ No charge to enrolled members.

Sundays 10-11:15 am

Advice from the Heart ~ series complete Sunday, April 1
Illuminating the Six Perfections ~ new series starts April 8

Sundays, 10-11:15am with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

 

Illuminating the Six Perfections 

The practices of engaging in giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, mental stabilization and wisdom are very virtuous and a source of great merit. However, when these actions are motivated by the precious mind of bodhichitta they become extremely powerful and are called the six perfections. This is the true pathway to enlightenment.

April 8– The Mind of Giving 

April 15– No class due to Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara Purification Ceremony

April 22– Learning Not to Harm 

April 29– Patience 

May 6– Effort 

May 13– Developing a Stable Mind

May 20– The Nature of Mind
 

 

 

Wednesdays, 6 -7pm ~ Introduction to Meditation Class

Wednesdays, 6-7pm    
Introduction to Meditation with Patric Dixon

This class explores meditations presented in The Living Meditation Series by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  Each week students learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.

Dec 6– Meditations for Inner Peace

Dec 13– Body of Light Meditations

Dec 20– Meditations on Cherishing Others

Dec 27– Pure Light Meditations

Jan 3– Clarity of Mind Meditations

Jan 10– Taking Suffering Meditations

Jan 17– Inspiration

Jan 24– Meditation on the Root Mind

Jan 31– Giving Happiness Meditations

 

 

Friday Night Lectures 6:30-8pm

Start your weekend off right. Once a month we will have a Friday night lecture suitable for everyone. With teachings on practical Buddhist philosophy and guided meditations, these lectures provide a welcome break from our busy lives, and leave us feeling refreshed and energized.

 

 

 

Feb 23rd Love without Pain

March 30th Healing Anger

May 18th Improving Relationships

June 22nd Mindfulness for Busy People

July 20th Buddhist Psychology

Registration $12, no charge to enrolled students.

 

Thursdays at 12 noon ~ Lunchtime Meditation ~ Join Us

Lunchtime Meditation
Thursdays, 12:00 to 12:30 pm

‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.’

Join us for 30 minutes of brief meditation instruction followed by guided meditation. The purpose of this class is to help people gain personal experience of inner peace through the practice of meditation, to overcome their daily problems, and to find real happiness in their hearts so they can be of benefit to those around them.

Registration
: $5. No charge for monthly members.  This class is suitable for people with entry level experience or experienced meditators.

No preregistration is required, all are welcome.

Become a Supporter

Would you like to become a regular supporter of the Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center?   Select a class, or several classes, to attend, then if you want to continue with your studies talk to the Assistant or Teacher at your class.   Your monthly pledge will be of great benefit to the DKBC, and also to you.

When you become a member of Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center you will receive discounts on classes, day courses and special events. In addition, your tax-deductible membership contributions will serve as the main source of income for the Center and help us to maintain and improve our facilities and spiritual programs for the benefit of people throughout the Coachella Valley.  We look forward to seeing you at the Center.

Our Pledge Levels
$75 month
Benefits: No-charge attendance at all General Program, meditation, retreat, day and special classes.

$100 month
No-charge attendance at all General Program, meditation, retreat, day and special classes, attendance at FP or TTP and 50% discount on Empowerments.

Please contact our Administrative Director at ad@meditationinpalmsprings.org if you would like to become a DKBC supporter.

Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization