Friday, February 15 ~ 6:30pm – 8:00pm The Illusion of Loneliness

THE ILLUSION OF LONELINESS
Friday, February 15 ~ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Almost everyone experiences at some time the feeling of loneliness. Even if we have family, friends, and other good conditions, we can still feel as if we are an isolated individual and suffer from loneliness and a yearning to feel a sense of connection. The weight of loneliness can often feel immense and difficult to overcome.

Using Buddhist teachings and meditation, we can heal our feelings of loneliness by recognizing that the perception of ourselves as separate from others is an illusion. In truth, we are all naturally and profoundly interconnected. By learning to understand and feel this connection we will reduce our sense of isolation, allowing a natural closeness and authentic love for others to arise.

Join us for this uplifting Friday Night Lecture! The evening will include a guided meditation, a talk and time for questions and answers.

 Everyone is welcome. Class Fee: $15

Saturday, Feb. 16 ~ 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Amitayus Retreat with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Amitayus Retreat
with Resident Teacher Amy Peng
Saturday, Feb. 16   9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.​​​​​​​

We’d all like a long and healthy life but we need wisdom to see how to use our life in the most meaningful way, as well as merit (good fortune) so our mind has strength to support our spiritual development. We can develop these qualities by relying upon Amitayus, the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom, using this practice to help remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our close friends and family.

No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend this special event.
Drop into any session.
​​​​​​​Retreat Fee: $20 (free for DKBC members)

Schedule:
9:00am-10:00am    Introductory Talk
10:30am-11:45am  Session 1
1:00pm-2:15pm      Session 2
3:00pm-4:15pm      Session 3

Sat, Feb 23 ~ 10am-1:00pm ~ Learn to Meditate Workshop with Amy Peng

Learn to Meditate Workshop with Amy Peng
Sat., February 23| 10am-1:00pm

 

 

Learn the basic instructions on how to meditate so that you can start your own meditation practice at home. This course is beginner-friendly and includes teachings as well as short guided meditations so that you can practice the skills you learn on the course. There is also the opportunity to ask questions about your meditation practice.

This workshop is perfect for everyone wishing to improve the quality of their meditations.

Schedule

10:00am – 10:45am Session 1
11:00am – 11:45am Session 2

12:00pm – 1:00pm   Session 3

Class Fee $25 entire day | $10 per session

About the Teacher
Amy 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.  

Mondays 10 a.m.- noon ~ starting Feb. 18 ~ Heart Jewel Class with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Heart Jewel Class
The Essential Practices of Kadampa Buddhism
Mondays 10 a.m.- noon (starting Feb. 18)
with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Mahayana Buddhism that makes the path to enlightenment accessible to people of the modern world. The practice of Heart Jewel is at the heart of Kadampa Buddhism.
On this series, we will learn how to receive the profound blessings of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa and his powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden so as to increase our wisdom, compassion and spiritual power
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Everyone is welcome.  Class Fee $15 (Free for DKBC members)

Thursday Evenings 7- 8:30pm ~ Love, Desire & Attachment

Love, Desire & Attachment
A New Series With Resident Teacher Amy Peng
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm
February 7 through February 28


There is nothing wrong with desire, but uncontrolled desire is very painful.  In this course we will explore methods to increase our good heart of love, while reducing the jealousy, possessiveness and attachment that can wreak havoc on our relationships.

About the Teacher: Amy Peng has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 15 years and is a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyaso Rinpoche.  With warmth and sincerity, Amy shows us the joy of integrating Buddha’s teachings into daily life, and is an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner. 

 

 

 

Cost: $12
No charge to enrolled members