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Thanks to the generosity of our members, volunteers, and benefactors, Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center has been growing in the desert,  providing practical refuge and a path to enlightenment for the people of the Coachella Valley.  This year-end is a special time to help support peace and harmony in the world,  You can make your tax-deductible contribution by check or credit card in person at the Center, by mail to 923 Crossley Rd., Palm Springs CA 92264 or by clicking on the DONATE button above.  Ultimately, our aim is nothing short of world peace. Your support will make a difference in the world during these difficult times.

.Join us in our year-end campaign and help us advance our education programs as we continue to serve thousands of people seeking refuge in their busy modern lives. 

 

Saturday, December 15, 8am ~ 3pm ~ Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

 Vajrasattva Purification Retreat
Saturday, December 15, 8am ~ 3pm

 

Vajrasattva is the Buddha of purification. When we develop a basic understanding of the laws of karma, we begin to avoid negative actions and naturally wish to remove the seeds of sufferings in our own mind planted by past negative actions. During this retreat we have the opportunity to purify our negativity by engaging in the purification practice of Buddha Vajrasattva. Through this practice we can remove the inner causes of our problems and sufferings, and create the cause for peace and happiness.
 
SCHEDULE
6:30am – 7am Mahayana Precepts (24 hour fasting purification practice) – optional
8am – 9:30am Introductory Talk and Session 1
10am – 11am    Session 2 with guided meditation
12pm – 1pm     Session 3 with guided meditation
2pm – 3pm       Session 4 with guided meditation

 

RETREAT FEE
$25 entire retreat | $10 for Introductory Talk & Session 1 | $5 per Session
Retreat fee included in DKBC membership
Everyone is welcome.   No experience necessary.
 
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Amy Peng is a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2003. Amy presents meditation and Buddhism in practical and accessible way directly relevant to people of our modern society. With warmth and sincerity, Amy shows us the joy of integrating Buddha’s teachings into daily life and is an inspiring example of modern Kadampa Buddhist practitioner.
 

Saturday, December 22 ~ 10am-12pm Gratitude & Joy Workshop with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

We can often be so focused on what we don’t have, we forget to appreciate and feel grateful for what we already have.

Discover for yourself the experience of inner peace, joy and positive energy that come from meditating on gratitude. Learn to integrate this new found sense of gratitude and appreciation into every aspect of our life with work, family, friends, and live a life of genuine happiness, fulfillment and inner purpose.

Class Fee $15

Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Amy Peng is a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2003. Amy presents meditation and Buddhism in practical and accessible way directly relevant to people of our modern society. With warmth and sincerity, Amy shows us the joy of integrating Buddha’s teachings into daily life and is an inspiring example of modern Kadampa Buddhist practitioner.

 

December 23 ~ 12-2pm Holiday Potluck

      HOLIDAY POTLUCK!
      Sunday, December 23 ~ 12-2pm     

Bring Your Favorite Vegetarian Dish or Dessert
To Share
Everyone is welcome!

 

                                                                                           

 

  

Sundays 10 -11:15am LEARNING TO BE HAPPY with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction.

In this engaging series, we will learn step-by-step meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and discover the methods through which we can bring about positive changes in our life or lives.
Cost: $10

Thursday Evenings 7- 8:30pm ~ Understanding the Mind

Understanding the Mind: Key to Peace and Happiness
A Series With Resident Teacher Amy Peng
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm

A new series based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s extraordinary book, How to Understand the Mind. What is the mind? How does it work to cognize objects? Where do negative minds come from? How can we improve our concentration and other peaceful minds? What is an enlightened mind? We will answer these questions, and many more, all while learning to meditate in depth on the beautiful and blissful nature of our pure mind.

Nov 29   Why We Need to Understand the Mind

Dec 6      Introduction to the Mind

Dec 13   The Clarity of the Mind

Dec 20   Peaceful Mind, Peaceful Holiday

Registration Fee: 12
No charge to enrolled members