Annual World Peace Ceremony
Jul
1
Jul 2

Annual World Peace Ceremony

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Please join Drupon Samten Rinpoche as he leads us on two days of prayer and ceremonies dedicated for world peace under the Bodhi Tree. 

His Holiness the Drikung Kyobgon Chetsang has requested that we continue this annual prayer ceremony that was started in 2016 with His Holiness's visit.

Saturday 7/1/17 10:00am - 5:00pm  & Sunday 7/2/17 10:00am-5:00pm

Save the Date! Weekend Teachings Retreat
Jul
8
Jul 9

Save the Date! Weekend Teachings Retreat

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Weekend Teachings Retreat

with

Venerable Master Tam Duc

who will be visiting us from Vietnam, July 8th & 9th, 2017

Please Save the Date!  More details to come.

   ~For the Benefit of All Sentient Beings
800th Maha Parinirvana in Dehradun, India
Oct
19
Oct 25

800th Maha Parinirvana in Dehradun, India

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India Trip to attend The Commemoration of the Lord JIgten Sumgon's 800th Maha Parinirvana with HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and Drupon Samten. 

Celebration will be conducted from 19th-25th October, 2017 at Drikung Kagyu Institute, Jangchubling, Dehradun, India organised by International Drikung Kagyu Council. 

Please contact us if you are interested. To find out more details and how to make a reservation.  Email: info@drikungkc.org. 


Medicine Buddha Empowerment
Jun
11
7:00 am07:00

Medicine Buddha Empowerment

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Medicine Buddha Empowerment, Teachings and Ceremony 

June 10-11, 7:00am-6:30pm  

at the SAIGON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

with Most Venerable Kim Trieu, Drupon Samten Rinpoche, Venerable Thich Tue Giac, Venerable Dong chau and The Most Venerable Thich Quang Man.

For more details, please visit www.chuabodeus.net 

Note:  There will be no public program at DKC while Drupon Samten is in L.A.

Medicine Buddha Empowerment
Jun
10
7:00 am07:00

Medicine Buddha Empowerment

  • Tai Saigon Performing Arts Center

Medicine Buddha Empowerment, Teachings and Ceremony 

June 10-11, 7:00am-6:30pm  

at the SAIGON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

with Most Venerable Kim Trieu, Drupon Samten Rinpoche, Venerable Thich Tue Giac, Venerable Dong chau and The Most Venerable Thich Quang Man.

For more details, please visit www.chuabodeus.net

Note:  There will be no public program at DKC while Drupon Samten is in L.A.

Special Bodhicitta Practice
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Special Bodhicitta Practice

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Please join us when the DKC Monastics will lead us in the Special Bodhicitta Practice. 

We hope you can be with us for this most important and beneficial practice.

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

Vajrasattva Practice
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Vajrasattva Practice

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We invite you all to join us when the DKC monastics will lead us in meditation and the practice of Vajrasattva. Vajrasattva is an extremely powerful purification practice and is beneficial for purification of the three poisons that were the focus of last week's teaching session: greed/attachment, hatred/aversion and delusion/ignorance.  Please don't miss the opportunity to participate in this powerful and beneficial practice.

We hope to see you.

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying & Death:  The Wheel of Life
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying & Death:  The Wheel of Life

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Lesson 1: The Wheel of Life

Please join us for the next session in the on going program regarding the Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying & Death.

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Lopon Dorje Khandro will be teaching on The Wheel of Life.  She will focus on the overall significance of these teachings for practice and for leading a meaningful life. The session will be preceded by a short shamatha meditation and followed by a visualization practice.Please join us for this auspicious and precious teaching.

Diligently practicing and deepening our understanding of the teachings of the path can help us cultivate Bodhicitta and attain the realization of Buddhahood. 

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla) Practice
Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla) Practice

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Please join us this Saturday when Drupon Samten Rinpoche and the DKC monastics will lead us in a Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla) practice and mantra recitation.  

Please join us in sharing the beneficial effects of this powerful healing practice.

For the benefit of all sentient beings.......

Chod Practice
Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Chod Practice

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We invite you to join us this coming Saturday evening, April 22nd, at 7:00 PM when Drupon Samten Rinpoche and the DKC monastics will lead us in the practice of Chod.  

Chod is the Tibetan Buddhist tantric practice to facilitate cutting through the ego.  In Tibet, Ladakh, and India Chod has traditionally been practiced in charnel grounds.  Please join us for Drupon Samten's explanations and guidance through this very important practice.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings.
General Meditation and Practice
Apr
15
7:00 pm19:00

General Meditation and Practice

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Green Tara Practice

Please join us for an evening of Shamatha Meditation and Green Tara practice with mantra recitation lead by Ani Chodron.

Green Tara is a compassionate protector who comes to our aid to help relieve suffering of body, mind, or spirit.  

Her comforting mantra is:

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

Please join us for this very important and beneficial practice 

~For the benefit of all sentient beings.
Garchen Rinpoche at DKC
Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

Garchen Rinpoche at DKC

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Please join us for a very special evening with His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche.

Medicine Buddha essential teachings and practice

Plus traditional welcome and kata offering ceremony for His Eminence’s arrival.

 

 

Volunteer Day!
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Day!

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Indoor and outdoor help needed to prepare for HE Garchen Rinpoche's visit.

Please bring something for a potluck lunch.

General Meditation and Practice
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

General Meditation and Practice

Please join us for an evening of general meditation and practice.  

Diligently practicing and deepening our understanding of the teachings of the path can help us cultivate Bodhicitta and attain the realization of Buddhahood. 

We hope to see you.  

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

General Meditation and Practice
Mar
18
7:00 pm19:00

General Meditation and Practice

Please join us for an evening of general meditation and practice.  

Diligently practicing and deepening our understanding of the teachings of the path can help us cultivate Bodhicitta and attain the realization of Buddhahood. 

We hope to see you.  

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

General Meditation and Practice
Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

General Meditation and Practice

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Please join us for an evening of general meditation and practice.  

Diligently practicing and deepening our understanding of the teachings of the path can help us cultivate Bodhicitta and attain the realization of Buddhahood. 

We hope to see you.  

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

Dzambala Drupchen 4-Day Retreat
Feb
23
Feb 26

Dzambala Drupchen 4-Day Retreat

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Please join Drupon Samten Rinpoche, the DKC monastics and Sangha for this precious 4-Day event.

Thur 9am-5pm -White Dzambala Drupchen Retreat & Chod practice after dinner.

Fri 9am-5pm -White Dzambala Drupchen Retreat & Chod practice after dinner.

Sun 9am-5pm -White Dzambala Drupchen Retreat

Saturday 8:30am-5pm -Long Life Prayers; Tantric Lama Dances and Losar Celebration and silent auction.

(4AM) Early Morning Monastic Ceremony that you are welcome to attend on Saturday morning.

For a more detailed description of this event,  click HERE.

Volunteer Day!
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Day!

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It's Volunteer Day at DKC!  Come join the monastics and your Sangha friends this Sunday as we work to make the center as shiny as possible in preparation for the upcoming Dzambala Drupchen 4-Day Retreat.

If you can, please bring a food dish for lunch to share with the other participants.

Jan
21
7:00 pm19:00

No Teachings Due to Rain

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Dear Sangha and Friends,

We are working on the new floor in the shrine-room and it is looking beautiful, but won’t be ready for us by tomorrow night (the 21st).

We will resume our regular schedule on Saturday January 28th at 7:00pm.  

With all the rain, it’s good for meditating inside.  May the rain of blessings from the glorious root and lineage lamas fall upon you.

New Years Day at DKC!
Jan
1
10:00 am10:00

New Years Day at DKC!

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Join Drupon Samten Rinpoche, DKC monastics and sangha on New Year's Day (Sunday January 1st 2017) to bring in the New Year !

10am - Noon

Guru Yoga and Tsok (food) offering
Potlunck lunch

After lunch:

A very rare and precious empowerment of VajraVidirahan given by Drupon Samten Rinpoche

Suggested donation $25 (sliding scale based on your financial situation)

Vajra Vidharan is a very important practice in Tibetan Buddhism and was taught by Lord Buddha Shakaymuni in order to cure the King Maskeda from an unknown disease. King Maskeda was an evil King who did many negative deeds, from the forest to the village, that caused much suffering from his negative influence and energies.  Eventually the king got a disease that could not be cured.  Then the four Dharma Kings asked the Buddha to please protect all sentient beings.  Buddha said “If karma has been ripened to subdue the negative king and restore the peace and harmony on the earth”.  Then Buddha immediately went into the state of meditation called the Essence of Vajra and at that time, the Buddha spoke the words of the VajraVidharan practice.  Eventually the king was blessed by the Buddha and through the Buddha’s great compassion, the king’s negative thoughts turned positive.  The Buddha gave this practice to the king and told him that he should practice this and wash your body with saffron water.  And he said, by this, not only you will be cured, but it will restore the peace and happiness to each and every sentient being.  At the Tibetan Meditation Center Drupon Samten gives this cleansing ceremony before every meditation. 

This practice was translated by the Indian scholar Shri Lake-kara and translated from Tibetan by Lotsawa Shontsen Dorje Gyaltsen.  For both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, this is a very important practice to prevent cancer, healing cancer as well as heart attack, stroke, brain injury, vein or chakra damage.

The Vajra Vidharan practice is a special antidote to purify contaminated environments of the universe and sentient beings.  Through this practice we will cleanse the contaminants of the air we breathe, food we eat, clothes we wear and any other types of poisons or contamination.  It helps to cleanse the charkas, re-energize the life force and brings both physical and mental strength.  It helps to pacify frustration, depression and anxiety.  It helps dispel bad dreams and other unfavorable conditions.  It brings a healthy, happy long life and success in your practice.  This healing ceremony for has been practiced for centuries in Tibet, India and the Himalayan region of Ladakh.  Participation in this ceremony brings benefit to both oneself and other. 

Happy Holidays!
Dec
24
Dec 25

Happy Holidays!

We wish all of you a Happy Holidays. DKC will not be hosting any activities during this time.

Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Please join us this evening as Lopon Dorje continues her precious teachings on the Jewel Ornament of Liberation.

If you were able to join us for her previous lesson on this chapter, don't forget your homework assignment ;-)

Hope to see you then.

For the benefit of all . . .

Green Tara Practice
Dec
3
7:00 pm19:00

Green Tara Practice

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Ani Tanzin and Ani Dolma will lead Green Tara practice with chanting and meditation.

Be sure to not miss this wonderful evening.

For the benefit of all . . .

Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Nov
26
7:00 pm19:00

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Please join us this evening as Lopon Dorje continues her precious teachings on Chapter 21 of the Jewel Ornament of Liberation.

If you were able to join us for her previous lesson on this chapter, don't forget your homework assignment ;-)

Hope to see you then.

For the benefit of all . . . 

Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Drupon Samten Rinpoche will be teaching on the Qualities of Enlightened Mind.  There will also be translation of the Dharma teachings into Spanish, as needed, for the benefit of some sangha members visiting from Mexico.

Amitabha Practice & Prayers with butter lamp offerings
Nov
5
7:00 pm19:00

Amitabha Practice & Prayers with butter lamp offerings

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Drupon Samten Rinpoche and the DKC monastics will be leading a special session of Amitabha practice and prayers, along with butter lamp offerings on behalf of a sangha member from San Francisco who recently passed away and also for a sangha member's family  member in Mexico who recently passed away.

Please join us for this beautiful and beneficial practice.

For the benefit of all beings . . .