Sundays 9-9:30am ~ Transforming Life’s Difficulties ~ Oct 15 thru Nov 26

Sundays  9-9:30am ~ Transforming Life’s Difficulties ~ October 15 through November 26
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

Transforming difficult conditions is vital because we are constantly surrounded by difficulties. We cannot avoid difficult situations but if we can change our attitude to them they will no longer be problems. We can even use the difficulties to train our mind. In this series we will learn how to use the difficulties we face in life to develop great inner strength.

10/15 Where is my pain coming from?

10/22 Changing our actions

10/28 Developing a Stable Practice

11/5 Reducing Bias

11/12 Relying on Our Inner Strength

11/19 Inappropriate Expectations

11/26 Developing Good Motivations

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

Download the FREE eBook


 

 

 

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

Please Enjoy these new videos on attaining daily happiness

Melodious Drum (Kangso)

Held on a date near the 29th of each month and lasting 3 hours and 45 minutes. Check our on-line calendar for exact dates and  times. 

The extensive fulfilling and restoring ritual of the Dharma Protector, the great king Dorje Shugdän

A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. Beings in this present time have a strong karmic link with Dorje Shugdän, and so he is the Dharma Protector who is most able to help us.   During this puja we make extensive offerings and perform other practices:

No preregistration needed: Everyone is welcome to join in this meritorious ritual.