Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thought
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
in the infinite ocean of samsara
-Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
Guru Rinpoche Days & Dakini Days (Tsog): 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. Beginners are encouraged to learn through participation of these Vajrayana pujas. Please bring food or drink to share.
Evening Sitting Meditation: Every other Wednesday or Thursday (please check our calendar), 7-9pm. Lama Les Collins, a long time student of Gyatrul Rinpoche, leads a sitting meditation practice based on the text Natural Liberation. The class is appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners alike and includes practice and instruction.
Evening Vajrasattva Practice: Every other Thursday, 7-9pm. Please check ODD’s calendar to confirm dates. Pujas are led by Lama Jigme or Lama Les. Beginners are encouraged to learn through participation of this Vajrayana puja. All are welcomed!
Life Release led by Lama Drimed: 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. If you would like to participate, please click here for monthly updates.
Chod Study and Practice of Troma Nagmo: Beginning and advanced students of chod are invited to ongoing practice and study sessions focused on the Troma Nagmo cycle of Dudjom Lingpa, authorized by Sangye Khandro and Gyatrul Rinpoche and led by Julie Rogers. There will be time for discussion, questions and answers. During the coming months, in addition to practicing Troma ngondro and the various feasts, DVD teachings by chod masters will be shown. The group will also gather to learn torma making on dates when the concise sadhana is practiced. The texts needed for these sessions are: the Troma Ngondro, The Four Feasts, and the Concise Sadhana arranged by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, titled ‘The Quintessential Accomplishment in Accordance with the Lineage of the Vajra Essence’. All are available online from Light of Berotsanahttps://www.berotsana.org/. Please bring your texts, instruments (bell, dorje, drum and kangling) if you have them, and healthy food and drink for tsogs when we practice the sadhana. There is no charge to attend and one is not required to have received the empowerment. Donations to ODD are welcomed. For further info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.