Guru Rinpoche Days & Dakini Days (Tsog)
See the calendar for scheduled tsog practice days and times.
On the 10th and 25th days of the Lunar calendar, the sangha gathers to renew our samaya commitments through meditation on Guru Rinpoche and Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. All are welcome to join these practices from the Dudjom Tersar. Please bring food or drink to share.
Om Mani Padme Hung Recitation & Compassion Meditation
On the 1st, 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month unless otherwise noted.
Please check the ODD calendar to confirm dates.
Lama Drimed will give teachings on the development of compassion and lead guided meditations including the recitation of the six syllable mantra Om Mani Padme Hung. New students, experienced practitioners and people just curious about meditation are all encouraged to attend.
Evening Sitting Meditation
Every other Wednesday (unless otherwise noted), 7-9pm.
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Les Collins, a long time student of Gyatrul Rinpoche, leads a sitting meditation practice based on the text Natural Liberation. The program is open to all and includes practice and instruction.
Evening Vajrasattva Practice
Every other Thursday, 7-9pm. Please check ODD's calendar to confirm dates.
We alternate between the Vajrasattva sadhanas Dorsem Lama Chodpa and Ka-Ter Dorsem. Pujas are led by Lama Drimed, Lama Jigme, or Lama Les. All are encouraged to participate!
Life Release led by Lama Drimed
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Lama Drimed leads the Buddhist practice of life release, or saving the lives of animals who were previously designated to be slaughtered. This practice is an active means of cultivating compassion and generosity. Donations of any amount can be made to help purchase the fish and other marine animals that will be released. Bring your donation to the life release or mail to:

STTCC Post Office Box 45 Pinole, CA 94564

Chod Study and Practice of Troma Nagmo
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Julie Rogers leads sessions dedicated to studying and practicing the Troma Nagmo cycle of Dudjom Lingpa. Areas of focus include the Troma ngondro, the various Feasts, the concise sadhana, and other aspects of the cycle. To attend these sessions one must have received the Dudjom lineage Troma Nagmo empowerment.
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