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April 2019

Understanding the Neydren Ritual for the Deceased w/ Khenpo Paljor Gyatso

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

Neydren གནས་འདྲེན། is the ritual that guides those in the intermediate state to the Realm of Great Bliss, Sukhavati, and higher rebirth. Khenpo Paljor will explain this essential practice in steps easy to understand, which includes locating & relaxing the consciousness, gathering accumulations & purifying obscurations, instructions, empowerment, transference to the pure realm, cremation, and dedication and aspirational prayers. There will be time for Q & A and a  break mid-way through the program when refreshments will be served. Back…

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Searching for the Lotus-Born Master: A Film by Laurence Brahm

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Orgyen Dorje Den, 2244 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

In 2018, a documentary expedition team followed the historic journey of the "Lotus-Born Master" (also known as Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche), who lived in the Himalayas during the Eighth Century. Shrouded in myth and mystery, the Lotus-Born Master is recognized as the founder of Vajrayana or Tibetan Buddhism. In "Searching for the Lotus-Born Master," documentary film director Laurence Brahm beckons to ask: was the founder of Tibetan Buddhism also the father of quantum physics? For more details, please click here.

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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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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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