Lhabab Duchen celebrates Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s return from the god realm Thirty-Three after teaching Dharma for several months to his mother, who has been reborn there, along with other gods. As a Buddha Multiplying Day, the karmic results of actions done on this day are multiplied 100 million times. This amazing result is sourced by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.
6:30am Eight Mahayana Precepts*
10am Sixteen Arhat Puja followed by lunch.
2pm Sutra Reading -- Note time change!
*Please email email@example.com to attend Precepts.
Save the Date!
Long Life Lama Choepa Puja for Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Saturday, Dec 8
10am - 1pm
Please join us as we honor our dear Geshe Ngawang Dakpa. Geshe-la has taught the students of Tse Chen Ling with endless kindness and unsurpassed wisdom since 1999.
Manifesting Compassion in
Widening our compassion to others and
creating a better world
Ven Tenzin Chogkyi and Sunil Joseph
Saturday, 2/9, 2019
10am - 4:30pm
Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
The Life of Lama Tsongkhapa
Monday, November 19
7pm - 9pm
Thursday Practice Instruction
with TCL Sangha
October 18 -- How to Offer Water Bowls
November 1 -- Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas
November 15 -- Introduction to Vajrasattva
November 29 -- The Practice of Extensive Refuge
All classes are 7pm - 9pm.
Ven. Jampa Sangmo
Introduction to Vipassana Meditation Continues!
Mondays 7pm - 8pm:
October 22, and
November 12 and 26
Vipassana can be translated as “Insight,” a clear awareness of exactly what is happening as it happens. In Vipassana mediation, the meditator uses his concentration as a tool by which his awareness can chip away at the wall of illusion that cuts him off from the living light of reality. It is a gradual process of ever-increasing awareness into the inner workings of reality itself.
--Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Discovering Buddhism - Practices
How to Make Water Bowl Offerings
7pm - 9pm
Setting up an altar and making offerings are an integral part of the preliminary practices taught by Buddha to enable us to engage in successful meditation. By doing this practice daily, our minds become ripe for realizations. This short text provides a complete explanation of how to set up a personal altar, how to make water bowl offerings, and how to offer them in the most extensive and beneficial way.
Tibetan Buddhist Practices
Who We Are: Tse Chen Ling Center is dedicated to cultivating compassion and wisdom. Inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, we provide teachings and practices in the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
We offer meditation and a wide-range of Buddhist and secular programs as well as other basic life improvement classes.
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302 Jules Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Tse Chen Ling Center is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
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