The FOUNDATION PROGRAM Sundays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
with Resident Teacher Amy Peng
The New Heart of Wisdom by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is an explanation of the Heart Sutra, probably Buddha’s best known discourse. It reveals an aspect of his teaching–the ultimate truth, emptiness–that is one of the most difficult to realize.
In this extraordinary book, Geshe Kelsang takes us line by line through the Sutra and explains its hidden meaning with remarkable clarity. Sincerely studying this book lays a firm foundation for meditation on ultimate truth, emptiness, which will lead to the complete eradication of the ignorance of self-grasping and the experience of permanent inner peace.
Benefits of studying on Foundation Program ( FP ):
To develop our wisdom
To cultivate a good heart
To maintain a peaceful state of mind
To study systematically according to a specially-designed program
To connect and enjoy discussion with a supportive spiritual community
Membership in the DKBC’s Foundation Program is $100 per month
Benefits:Attendance at all General Program and General Program Meditation classes, plus attendance at Foundation Program or Teacher Training Program classes and four retreats:
Members at at all levels also receive a discount of $10 on attendance at workshops and other classes
How To Join: Please email email@example.com if you would like to observe the class. Enrollment and regular attendance at FP are required for membership.
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 a 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.
Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
In this half-day course, you will learn meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. Everyone is welcome!
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
Understanding the Mind: Key to Peace and Happiness A New 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
Current Thursday Evening Series
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. We will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.
In this series, we will learn to cultivate inner peace and restore our mental clarity.By integrating this peace of mind into all our life, we will experience the joyful and meaningful life the we long for.
Lunchtime Meditation – Palm Springs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 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.
Dharma means the teachings of enlightened beings. This book, ‘The Mirror of Dharma‘, gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful. For more information: THE MIRROR OF DHARMA
Or visit your Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center Book Store.