Saturday, January 5 ~ Monday, January 28 ~ 2019 Lamrim Retreat

2019 Lamrim Retreat
(based on Modern Buddhism)


Path to Happiness – January 5, 6

Path to Liberation and Love – January 12, 13

Path of Compassion – January 19, 20, 21

Emptiness Retreat – January 26, 27, 28


—————-   RETREAT FEE  —–————-

$30 for January 5, 6
$30 for January 12, 13
$45 for January 19, 20, 21
$45 for January 26, 27, 28
($15 per day, $5 per session, included for DKBC members)

—————-   RETREAT SCHEDULE ——————

Saturday Jan 5    

8am      Introductory Talk
10am    Precious Human Life
1pm      Death and Impermanence
3pm     Wishfulfilling Jewel

Sunday Jan 6  

8am    Lower Rebirth
10am   GP – Refuge
1pm    Karma
3pm    WFJ


Vajrayogini Day 1/10

Saturday Jan 12

8am     What We Should Know
10am    What We Should Abandon
1pm    What We Should Practice
3pm    Heart Jewel  – What We Should Attain

Sunday Jan 13

8am     Training in Affectionate Love
10am    GP – Kindness of Living Beings
1pm     Equalizing Self and Others
3pm    Wishfulfilling Jewel

Saturday, Jan 19

8am      Contemplating Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
10am    Contemplating the Advantages of Cherishing Others
1pm     Exchanging Self with Others
3pm     Wishfulfilling Jewel

Sunday, Jan 20

8am     Training in Wishing Love
10am   Training in Universal Compassion
1pm    Training in Actual Bodhichitta
3pm    Wishfulfilling Jewel

Monday, Jan 21

8am    Training in the Six Perfections
10am   Taking in Conjunction with Six Perfections
12pm   Giving in Conjunction with Six Perfections
3pm    Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog


Heruka Day 1/25

Saturday, Jan 26

8am      What is Emptiness
10am     Emptiness of Our Body
1pm      Emptiness of Our Mind
3pm      Powa

Sunday, Jan 27

8am    Emptiness of Our I
10am    GP – A Simple Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta – Emptiness of Our Body
1pm    A Simple Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta – Emptiness of Our Self
3pm    WIshfulfilling Jewel

Monday,  Jan 28

8am        A Simple Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta – Emptiness of All Phenomenon
10am      Relying Upon a Spiritual Guide
1:30pm    Long Protector Puja










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Making a Donation to the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center

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.

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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

Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays – Fridays 12:00-12:30 Lunchtime Meditation

Lunchtime Meditation – Palm Springs
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 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.

: $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.

The Mirror of Dharma

 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.