Saturdays 1:15 – 1:45pm & Sundays 9:00 – 9:30am ~ Meditation Classes

Two New Meditation classes. $5 per session, no preregistration needed.  Open to all who are interested in meditation from beginner to experienced. 

Saturday Mid-Day Meditations 1:15-1:45 pm
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a deep dive into the peace of meditation. Meditation connects us to a deeper level of joy, naturally improves our concentration, accelerates our spiritual development, and opens us to a profound and life-changing view of reality.

September 2- Meditations on Change

September 9- Meditations on Accepting

September 16- Meditations on Love

September 23- Clarity of the Mind

September 30- Meditations on Relaxations

October 7- Meditations on Compassion

October 14- Meditations Inner Peace

 Sunday Morning Meditations 9-9:30am
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

Join us on Sunday mornings for another deep dive into the peace of meditation. Meditation connects us to a deeper level of joy, naturally improves our concentration, accelerates our spiritual development, and opens us to a profound and life-changing view of reality.

September 3- Meditations on our Precious Human Life

September 10- Meditations on Love

September 17- Meditations on Self-Confidence

September 24- Healing Meditations

October 1-  Clarity of the Mind

October 8- Cooling the Heat of Anger

October 15- Meditations on Compassion

 

 

 

 

 

1st & 3rd Sundays 3:00 – 4:15 pm ~ Cravings, Addiction and Attachment

New class starting Sunday, September 3
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

First and Third Sundays – Cravings, Addiction and Attachment 3-4:15pm

Discover the inner peace and mental freedom that comes from learning how to let go of habits of craving, attachment and addiction. We all experience craving in our lives, whether its for people, food, smartphones, or unhealthy substances. If we don’t have skilful ways of dealing with this habit of craving, it can easily lead to strong attachment and addictive tendencies. In this way it can easily undermine our peace of mind, happiness and self-esteem.

Sept 3 & Sept 17
Oct 1 & Oct 15
Nov 5 & Nov 19
Dec 3 & Dec 17

No preregistration needed ~ everyone welcome!  Registration fee: $10 per class.

August Special Events at the DKBC

A series of special teachings with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio.     Join us for a great month of learning, meditation and practice while you deepen your understanding and experience of Buddhism.   Suitable for everyone, including people with no experience and experienced meditators.

 

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How to Transform Your Life Retreat
Saturday, August 12
11:00am-12:30pm    Session 1
1pm-2pm                    Session 2
2:30pm-3:45 pm       Session 3

Registration: $10 per session, no preregistration necessary

 

Pure Mind, Pure World Retreat
Saturday, August 19
9:30am-10:15am     Transforming Our Mind
10:30am-12pm        Session 1
12:30pm-2pm          Session 2
Sunday, August 20
10am-11:00am       Transforming Our World (Prayers for World Peace)
11:30am-1pm          Session 3
2pm-3:30pm          Session 4 

Registration: $5 per session, $10 per day No preregistration necessary.

 

Sunday, August 27
Healing Craving and Addiction
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Registration: $15, no preregistration necessary.

Saturdays ~ New Class Based on “How to Transform Your Life” ~ Starting August 12 ~ 2:30pm-3:45pm

New Class Based on “How to Transform Your Life”  by the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

 

with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

Starting Saturday, August 12  with How to Transform Your Life Retreat. Registration is $10 per class.  No preregistration needed.
Everyone welcome!                                    

Based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s text, How to Transform Your Life, this course will explore many meaningful topics that will help us improve our life. This text is a practical manual for daily life that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace, how we can reduce and stop our experience of problems, and how we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.

Aug 12- How to Transform Your Life – Retreat Session 3 2:30~3:45pm

Aug 19- Without Inner Peace, Outer Peace is impossible

Aug 26- What is the Mind?

Sept 2- Developing a Happy Future

Sept 9- No Time to Waste!

Sept 16- Ending Blame

Sept 23 Dealing with Life’s Challenges

Sept 30 Changing Our Life

A Special Present for Everybody

Free eBook~US Edition Now Available
How to Transform Your Life, a Blissful Journey

A special present for everybody from the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

“Inner peace, or mental peace, is the source of all our happiness. Although all living beings have the same basic wish to be happy all the time, very few people understand the real causes of happiness”.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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Finding Happiness

Excerpt from ‘How to Transform Your Life’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

“We should consider how our human life is precious rare and meaningful. Due to the limitations of their body and mind, those who have taken rebirth as animals, for example, have no opportunity to understand or to practice the spiritual path. Only humans are free from such hindrances and have all the necessary conditions for engaging in spiritual paths, which alone lead to everlasting happiness. This freedom and possession of necessary conditions are the special characteristics that make our human life so precious.

Although there are many humans in this world, each one of us has only one life. One person may own many cars and houses, but even the richest person in the world cannot possess more than one life. When that life is coming to an end here she cannot buy, borrow, or manufacture another. When we lose this life it will be very difficult to find another similarly qualified human life in the future. Our human life is therefore very rare.

If we use her human life to accomplish spiritual realizations, it becomes immensely meaningful. By using it in this way, we actualize our full potential and progress from the state of an ordinary, ignorant being to that of a fully enlightened being, the highest of all beings. When we have done this we will have the power to benefit all living beings without exception. Thus, by using our human life for gaining spiritual realizations we can solve all are human problems and fulfill all our own and others wishes. What could be more meaningful than this?

Contemplating these points, we will arrive at the determination, to engage in spiritual practice. This book, which I prepared for daily spiritual practice, is a collection of many important instructions from my other books. Its subject matter is profound, but because it’s presentation is simple, even if you’re a beginner you will not find it difficult to understand. If you put the instructions into practice, you can solve your daily problems and find true happiness. In particular I believe that for those who are already familiar with my other books the instructions presented here will provide a powerful method for gaining the deepest experience of both the stages of the path and training the mind. If you read this book with a positive mind free from negative views you will definitely receive great benefits.

I pray that everyone reads this book experiences inner peace it accomplishes the real meaning of human life.”

-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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