Shamata Meditation
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Shamata Meditation

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Please join us this Saturday evening when Drupon Samten Rinpoche will teach and lead us in the practice of Shamata Meditation.  

Shamata is the Buddhist practice of calming the mind.  Please join us for this extremely beneficial practice.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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White Dzambala Drupchen and Losar 4-Day Retreat
Feb
15
to Feb 18

White Dzambala Drupchen and Losar 4-Day Retreat

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

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

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

Saturday 9am-5pm -White Dzambala Drupchen Retreat

Sunday (4AM) Early Morning Monastic Ceremony that you are welcome to attend.

Sunday 8:30am-5pm -Long Life Prayers (Amitayus) for His Holiness Dalai Lama and HH Drikung Kyabgon; Tantric Lama Dances and Losar Celebration and raising the New Year’s prayer flags. Silent Auction.

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Volunteer Day at DKC!
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Day at DKC!

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We invite you to join us in in accumulating merit by participating in a Volunteer Cleanup Day this coming Saturday, February 10th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  in preparation for the upcoming White Dzambhala Drupchen Retreat and Losar Celebration February 15th-18th.

The monastery will provide pizza and salad for lunch.  If you cannot be with us for the entire day, please come for as much time as you can. There will be no evening program on Saturday, the 10th.

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Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying & Death
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying & Death

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LESSON: The Cycle of Life, Death, and the Afterlife: Buddhist and 21st Century Western Scientific Perspectives 

Lopon Dorje Khandro (Lourdes Arguelles) will continue her teachings on Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying and Death.

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To aid your study of these precious teachings, Lopon has recommended readings listed on the web page for this series lessons.

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.

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Chod Practice
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Chod Practice

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We invite you to join us this Saturday evening, January 27th, 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.
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Amitabha One-Day Retreat
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Amitabha One-Day Retreat

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Please join us for an Amitabha retreat with Drupon Samten Rinpoche.  Drupon will give the Amitabha empowerment and teachings.

The center will be offering lunch to everyone who attends. 

Suggested Donation:  $30   No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

We hope you can join us for this beautiful and beneficial practice.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings . . .

   10:00am - 12:00pm   Empowerment & Teachings

   12:00pm - 2:00pm     Lunch Break

   2:00pm - 3:30pm       Empowerment & Teachings

   3:30pm - 4:00pm       Tea Break  

   4:00pm - 5:00pm       Empowerment & Teachings

 

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No Program This Week
Jan
13
to Jan 14

No Program This Week

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DKC will be closed the weekend of Saturday, January 13th and Sunday, January 14th. DKC will be taking a little break after His Holiness' visit.  

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us Thursday or Saturday and for the kind offerings that we were able to contribute to His Holiness and for the nuns visit.

For the benefit of all sentient beings . . .

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His Holiness Chetsang Teachings and Special Blessing
Jan
6
7:00 PM19:00

His Holiness Chetsang Teachings and Special Blessing

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His Holiness Chetsang Teachings and Special Blessing

Please join us for this very rare and precious opportunity to receive teachings and a special blessing from His Holiness.

Suggested donation: $35-50.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Please arrive a little early

~For the benefit of all sentient beings . . . 

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Welcome Ceremony for His Holiness Chetsang
Jan
4
2:00 PM14:00

Welcome Ceremony for His Holiness Chetsang

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His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang will be arriving for a visit to Drikung Kyobpa Choling on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 for a much deserved rest.  Please join us if you are able for a Traditional Welcome Ceremony and receive Holiness’s Blessing.

Since we can't predict the exact time of arrival due to traffic, please plan to arrive around 2:00 pm to prepare to greet His Holiness around 3:00 pm..

Please wear your traditional dress if you have and bring a kata to offer, along with flowers if you like. We will update things as the time is finalized.  It is very auspicious to have the opportunity to Welcome His Holiness in the New Year at DKC.  His Holiness will be taking a short rest at DKC from his very busy travel schedule so it is a wonderful blessing to be in the presence of such a high lama; even if it is only for a brief period of time.

Please contact us for more details or any questions that you may have.

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Guru Yoga, Tsok Offering & Volunteer Day!
Dec
30
10:00 AM10:00

Guru Yoga, Tsok Offering & Volunteer Day!

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Celebrate the New Year with Drupon Samten Rinpochewho will lead us in Guru Yoga prayers and Tsok Offering.

This will be followed by a potluck lunch. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share or bring your own lunch if you prefer.

Following the lunch will be an afternoon volunteer cleanup period so we invite you to stay and help out if you can. We need to prepare for His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon’s January 4tharrival (and Welcome Ceremony) in the afternoon. Your help is greatly appreciated to get everything tidy and in order for His Holiness to have some quiet rest at DKC from his very busy travel schedule.

We may need additional help on other days, so please let us know if you have time to help out.  We look forward to seeing you!  

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37 Practices of Bodhisattva & Lead Chenrezig Dharma Practice
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

37 Practices of Bodhisattva & Lead Chenrezig Dharma Practice

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Please join us for Ani Dolma and Ani Tanzin's teachings on the 37 Practices of Bodhisattva and Lead Chenrezig Dharma practice (Buddha of loving kindness and compassion).   

We  look forward to sharing with you this very beneficial practice.  Please join us!

 For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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Green Tara Practice
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Green Tara Practice

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Due to the current devastating fires, Drupon Samten would like us to practice Green Tara.

Rinpoche and the DKC monastics will lead us int he practice, meditation and mantra recitation of Green Tara.  You can see her mantra below.  

Please join us for this very important and beneficial practice.

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

For the benefit of all . . . 

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800th Maha Parinirvana in Dehradun, India
Oct
19
to 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. 

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Tara Meditation and Practice
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Tara Meditation and Practice

Please join us for an evening of Tara  practice led by Drupon Samten Rinpoche.

This very important practice is done done regularly at DKC, and this is a chance for all to participate.  We  look forward to sharing with you this very beneficial practice.  Please join us!

 For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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Prayers and Butter Lamp Offering for those in Distress
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Prayers and Butter Lamp Offering for those in Distress

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Our beloved Drupon Samten Rinpoche this evening will lead us in prayers and butter lamp offerings for all of those impacted by the recent earthquakes and hurricanes across the world.

Please join us for this important night focused on benefiting so many people in distress.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings

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Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying & Death
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying & Death

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LESSON: Compassion and Mindfulness

Lopon Dorje Khandro (Lourdes Arguelles) will continue her teachings on compassion for self and others. The teaching will be based on the Tibetan Buddhist Mind Training tradition as well as on recent research in Western neuroscience and cognitive psychology.  Please plan to join us then.

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To aid your study of these precious teachings, Lopon has recommended readings listed on the web page for this series lessons.

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.

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Tara Meditation and Practice
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Tara Meditation and Practice

Please join us for an evening of Tara  practice led by the DKC Ani's.  

This very important practice is done done regularly at DKC, and this is a chance for all to participate.  We  look forward to sharing with you this very beneficial practice.  Please join us!

 For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Sickness & Healing, Grief & Joy, Dying & Death:  The Wheel of Life
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

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

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Lesson 3: Conceptions of Health

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

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Lopon Dorje Khandro will be teaching on Conceptions of Health.

To aid your study of these precious teachings, Lopon has recommended readings listed on the web page for this series lessons.

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.

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Dharma Protectors Ceremony
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dharma Protectors Ceremony

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We invite you to join us this coming Saturday evening, when Drupon Samten Rinpoche and the DKC Monastics will lead us in a Dharma Protectors practice. 

This very important practice is done done regularly at DKC, and this is a chance for all to participate.  We  look forward to sharing with you this very beneficial practice.  Please join us!

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

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Private Event
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Private Event

DKC will not be holding public teachings on Saturday July 29th or Sunday July 30th in order to host a private event.

We will continue teachings on August 5th. Please check the website or email for more details on upcoming teachings.

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Weekend Teachings Retreat withh Ven. Dr. Thich Tam Duc
Jul
8
to Jul 9

Weekend Teachings Retreat withh Ven. Dr. Thich Tam Duc

Weekend Teachings Retreat

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Venerable Dr. Thich Tam Duc

We hope that you can attend these profound teachings, meditation instruction and practice with this precious teacher who will be visiting us from Vietnam. 

If you are able, we are asking you to bring food for a potluck lunch or bring your own lunch if you are on a special diet. We do not have on site room accommodations for this event due to the visiting guests.

The program is FREE, but a donation to help cover the costs and to make an offering to the Venerable is greatly appreciated..

Please register in advance on the website or by email or phone so we can plan accordingly.

 

   ~For the Benefit of All Sentient Beings

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Annual World Peace Ceremony
Jul
1
to 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

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Medicine Buddha Empowerment
Jun
11
7:00 AM07:00

Medicine Buddha Empowerment

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.

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