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June 2019

Saga Dawa Duchen

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

This day marks the enlightenment of the Buddha at Bodhgaya and the anniversary of the Buddha's parinirvana at Kusinagara.   On this day the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times.

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Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche: Guru Rinpoche Empowerment, Long Life Blessing and Guru Yoga Teaching

June 23 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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"There is no more effective way to purify your disturbing emotions than to devote yourself to the practice of Guru Yoga."               - HH Penor Rinpoche The practice of Guru Yoga is the surest and fastest way to reach the goal of enlightenment. Khenchen Rinpoche will teach on the practice of Guru Yoga based on the seven line prayer to Guru Rinpoche. The empowerment of Guru Rinpoche as revealed by Terton Migyur Dorje will also be conferred along with the long…

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Receiving the Lama’s Guidance During Transition, taught by Lama Tsering Gyaltsen

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

When death comes, many westerners count on their teachers to assist them with prayers and practice, yet we may not have had a chance to talk with them about this. Perhaps we understand the process of transition, but not how and what the lama actually does, and what we can do for ourselves. Here is an opportunity to clarify our questions about the most profound experience of our lifetime, and to hear how other contemporary practitioners have successfully died “as…

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August 2019

Chokhor Duchen

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

This day marks the anniversary of the Buddha's first turning of the Wheel of Dharma.   For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, teaching the Four Noble Truths:   The truth (or reality) of suffering which is to be understood, The truth (or reality) of the origin of suffering which is to be abandoned, The truth (or reality) of…

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November 2019

Lha Bab Duchen

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

This day marks the anniversary of the Buddha's Descent from Heaven.  

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February 2020

Losar Celebration: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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On this Losar (New Year of the Iron Mouse, Lama Drimed will lead us in a Shower of Blessings puja and tsog. All are welcome! Please bring healthy food and drink to share.

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