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June 2017

 

 

Dear Dharma friends:

We are very happy to have our beloved Teacher Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel here from the end of May to June. Khensur Rinpoche has graciously accepted to give us teachings on Compassion, Bodhicitta, the Four Noble Truths, as well as the Heruka Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini empowerments.

 

 

Meditation on Compassion and Bodhicitta

May 28 - Sunday @ 4:30 - 6:30 PM

May 29 - Monday @ 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Teaching live broadcast at: http://www.livestream.com/lcb

 

In Bhāvaviveka's Heart of the Middle Way it states, "The seed of Buddhahood is bodhicitta, adorned with love and compassion and great wisdom; the wise therefore do not forsake it." Great compassion is the exceptional thought and strong wish that all sentient beings gain freedom from suffering and Bodhicitta is the thought of seeking complete enlightenment though the exceptional sense of responsibility to free all sentient beings from suffering. Both ensure our actions bring the greatest benefit to others and for the fulfillment of our own highest spiritual goals. Khensur Rinpoche will give first an explanation on the main points of compassion and bodhicitta followed by a short meditation.

 

Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths

June 2 - Friday @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM

June 7 - Wednesday @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Teaching live broadcast at: http://www.livestream.com/lcb

 

The Four Noble Truths were the first teachings given by the Buddha, and form the very basis of Buddhist philosophy because it explains how to gain freedom from the influence of disturbing emotions and karma.

A way to get a deeper understanding of the Four Noble Truths is to study the sixteen aspects, which are four aspects for all of the four noble truths. This is a way to enrich ones understanding of the Four Noble Truths and to help one understand why and how liberation is actually possible.

 

Khensur Rinpoche's Birthday Celebration

June 4 - Sunday @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Guru Puja/Tsog with Eight Auspicious Substances Offering and Long Life Puja

 

Khensur Rinpoche's Birthday Lunch Celebration

June 4 - Sunday @ 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Please RSVP to teachings@compassionbuddha.org

 

Saka Dawa - Guru Puja with Tsog

June 9 - Friday @ 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

This full moon day of Saka Dawa commemorates Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana (death). In Tibetan tradition, celebrations normally last the entire fourth Tibetan calendar month. Please join us for the Guru Puja to celebrate this auspicious date.

 

Heruka Chakrasamvara Empowerment

June 11 - Sunday @ 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel

Please RSVP to teachings@compassionbuddha.org

Heruka Chakrasamvara is a Highest Yoga Tantra deity. The Heruka Tantra is usually referred to as the King of the Mother Tantras and is one of the three main Highest Yoga Tantra deity practices in the Gelug tradition. The name ‘Chakrasamvara’ can be translated to mean "Wheel of Supreme Bliss". This profound practice is a powerful method for attaining the blissful realization of the empty nature of all phenomena.

Prerequisites:
Students wishing to take this initiation should be familiar with the Lam Rim, the Graduated Path To Enlightenment, and the Three Principle Aspects of the path: renunciation, bodhcitta, and emptiness. As a minimum, students must have generated stable faith in the Guru and the Three Jewels.

Commitments:

  • •  Keep all refuge, bodhisattva and tantric vows and commitments purely.
  • •  Daily recitation of the Six Session Guru Yoga in either the short or long forms six times a day.
  • •  Daily recitation of the Short Heruka Three Purifications.

 

Vajrayogini Empowerment

June 13 - Tuesday @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel

Please RSVP to teachings@compassionbuddha.org

 

Vajrayogini is a female Highest Yoga Tantra Deity who is the embodiment of indivisible bliss and emptiness. She is the same nature as Heruka. As the Wisdom Dakini she represents the essence of all Buddhas. Through her practice, all ordinary experiences considered as obstacles are transformed into the path of enlightenment.

Prerequisites:
Students must have received a prior mother Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment, such as Heruka Chakrasamvara, Cittamani Tara or Kalachakara Empowerment.

Vajrayogini Empowerment Commitments:

  • •  Keep all refuge, bodhisattva and tantric vows and commitments purely.
  • •  Daily recitation of the Six Session Guru Yoga in either the short or long forms six times a day.
  • •  Daily recitation of the Vajrayogini Short Sadhana.

 

 

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