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Oct
1
Sat
“The Eight Verses of Mind Training” @ Tse Chen Ling Center
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“The Eight Verses of Mind Training” with guest teacher Ven. Tenzin Namjong

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The essence of Mahayana Buddhism is bodhicitta, the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. The Lojong or “Mind Training” genre of Buddhist practice literature is concerned with cultivating this great compassion and love that extends to all living beings. It overcomes self-cherishing so that true bodhicitta can be developed.
One such lojong text, “The Eight Verses of Mind Training” by the great twelfth century Tibetan Master, Geshe Langri Tangpa, contains all of the essential points of Mahayana practice. Centuries of Buddhist meditation masters have recommended this text as an effective means to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion and bodhicitta.

All are welcome.
Please RSVP to office@tsechenling.org if you will be
joining us. Thanks!
Born and raised in Hawaii, Venerable Tenzin Namjong has been living in India for 11 Years. He had studied and trained in Zen and Theravadin traditions before embracing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University and is now in the tenth year of the Geshe (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) study program at Sera Je Monastery in Bylakuppe, India. He is a registered teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and teaches regularly in Bangalore, India.

Suggested donation $20
(No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.)

Oct
3
Mon
Insight Meditation with Ven. Carol @ Tse Chen Ling Center
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Guided meditation is a way to obtain deeper realizations and expose our unconscious beliefs when it comes to our conventional views on life and the way things exist. Through it we can gain insight and develop mindfulness. This analytical meditation examines various topics of the graduated path to enlightenment. (Lamrim)

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Every class begins with basic techniques and breathing meditation.

Open to all levels. Donations appreciated.

Oct
6
Thu
Discovering Buddhism module #7 “Refuge in the Three Jewels” @ Tse Chen Ling Center
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Discovering Buddhism
Module #7
“Refuge in the Three Jewels”
Find out what it means to take refuge in the Three Jewels and the essential practices of refuge. Learn about the advantage of taking lay vows and their role in enhancing our spiritual growth.

Thursdays 7pm-9pm
Classes begin September 8th and continue for 5 weeks to October 6th

Practice Day date and time TBD

These classes are offered for free but donations are appreciated!
“The Dharma is priceless,
but running the center isn’t!”

Oct
8
Sat
Discovering Buddhism Practice Day
Oct 8 all-day

This is a closed event for the Discovering Buddhism students only.  No Contemplation Meditation today.

Geshe Dakpa teaching at South Bay Dharma Group @ South Bay Dharma Group
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Geshe Dakpa
teaching at
South Bay Dharma Group

Saturday Oct 8th
“Diamond Cutter Sutra one gatha”
Saturday Oct 22nd
“Slogans of Mind Training by Lord Atisha”

Classes start at 3pm. All are welcome!
Location:
13348 Via Ranchero, Saratoga, CA
(408)741-5159

Oct
9
Sun
Refuge Ceremony with Geshe Dakpa @ Tse Chen Ling Center
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Geshe Dakpa has kindly accepted to give the vows of Refuge.

Geshe-la has also agreed to give the vows of a layperson to any who may be interested.

All those seeking to take Refuge and/or lay vows are welcome to join and MUST RSVP before Oct. 7th.

Please RSVP to:
jthinley@tsechenling.org
if you will be joining us.

Oct
10
Mon
Center is closed for Columbus Day
Oct 10 all-day

The center is closed for the Columbus Day holiday.  No Insight Meditation tonight.

Cittimani Tara Puja with TCL Sangha @ Tse Chen Ling Center
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tara is the female manifestation of the buddha’s enlightened mind. At Tara puja we make offerings and recite prayers to overcome inner and outer obstacles to our practice and in our lives.

Open to all levels.
Donations appreciated.

Oct
11
Tue
Lama Chopa Tsog with Geshe Dakpa @ Tse Chen Ling Center
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lama Chopa Tsog Offering

A powerful practice to connect with our teachers and purify our samaya. This practice is Highest Yoga Tantra but is open to all.
Donations appreciated.

Oct
12
Wed
Middle Length Lam Rim w/ Geshe Dakpa @ Tse Chen Ling Center
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Geshe Dakpa will complete his commentary on the Middle Length Lam Rim on Wednesday October 12th, 7pm-9pm.  All are welcome.