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May 2017



Yamantaka Discussion

May 6, 20 Saturday 2 - 3:30 pm


Discussion of Khensur Rinpoche’s new book, “The Two Stages of Glorious Solitary Hero, Vajrabhairava,” which covers all the essential points of Yamantaka practice. As Khensur Rinpoche pointed out in India recently, practitioners need a "good study." in order to understand and practice Yamantaka well. Included will be short practice sessions as we progress through each section of the book. Please bring your own copy of the book.


Note: these study/discussions are open only to those who have received the Yamantaka empowerment previously.


Vajrasattva Practice

May 7, Sunday 2 - 3:30 pm


This is a tantric meditation practice done for the purification of karma. As a Mahayana practice, it is undertaken with a bodhichitta aim to purify all karma in order to reach enlightenment as quickly as possible in order to be best able to help all limited beings (sentient beings).


Center Cleaning

May 20, Saturday 3:45 - 5:00 pm


Buddha's Birthday Festival at Whittier Narrow Regional Park

May 21, Sunday 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Vesak Day - 2017 Celebration of the Buddha's Birthday
Whittier Narrows Regional Park
1600 Rosemead Blvd South El Monte, CA 91733


Guru Puja with Tsog

May 5, Friday 7:30 - 9 pm

May 21, Sunday 7:30 - 9 pm


Please join us for Guru Puja practice. Feel free to bring a tsog offering such as fruit, baked goods, or other individually wrapped edibles. For those students who do not have time to prepare offerings for Tsog, monetary offerings can be made for the Center to prepare on your behalf.


Meditation on Compassion and Bodhicitta

May 28, 29 Sunday and Monday 4:30 - 6:30 PM

by Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel


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 first give an explanation on the main points of compassion and bodhicitta followed by a short meditation.

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