Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Lopon Dorje Khandro teachings

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Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life.  Lopon Dorje Khandro will give further teachings on Shantideva's views on Bodhicitta (Chapter 1) and on  specific methods for its development such as the purification of  negative karma and the accumulation of positive karma(Chapter 2). The teachings will also include methods for beginning to work with and through mental afflictions such as hatred, envy, pride, and doubt. The session will be preceded by a brief Shamatha meditation practice and followed by instructions and practice of the method of Exchanging Self with Other. 

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Khenchen Gyaltshen Teaching
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Khenchen Gyaltshen Teaching

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We will be fortunate to have Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche visiting DKC! Khenchen Gyaltshen will be giving teachings on the weekend of November 3rd and 4th on The Vajra Speech of the Essence of the Ultimate.

Saturday 10am - 5pm (potluck lunch break from NOON to 2pm)

Sunday 10am - 5pm (potluck lunch break from NOON to 2pm. Afternoon session Guru Yoga, Tsok offering)

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Welcome Ceremony for Khenchen Gyaltshen
Oct
29
to Oct 30

Welcome Ceremony for Khenchen Gyaltshen

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TIME TO BE DETERMINED (likely around 4:30pm)

KHENCHEN KONCHOG GYALTSEN RINPOCHE will be arriving for a visit to Drikung Kyobpa Choling on Monday, October 29th, 2018.  Please join us if you are able for a Traditional Welcome Ceremony.

Please wear your traditional dress if you have and bring a kata to offer, along with flowers if you like.

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

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Volunteer Day at DKC!
Oct
20
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 Saturday, October 20th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  in preparation for the upcoming visit of Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche.

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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Chod Practice
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Chod Practice

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We invite you to join us this Saturday evening, October 13th, 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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Dharma Movie Night!
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Dharma Movie Night!

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We invite you to join us for Dharma Movie Night this Saturday, October 6th at 7:00pm when we will be showing a wonderful documentary called Drikung Faith in Exile. A beautiful story about His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon in Ladakh.

Hope to see you there.

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A Guide to The Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

A Guide to The Bodhisattva's Way of Life

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Lopon Dorje Khandro (Dr. Lourdes Arguelles) is teaching a series based on "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life", a text written by the 8th century sage Shantideva. The text describes the steps that we can take to cultivate a compassionate, peaceful, and wise way of life and is remarkably relevant for our troubled times. HH the Dalai Lama has said : "If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text." 

The teaching sessions will be preceded by a brief Shamatha meditation practice and followed by guided contemplations based on the text.

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Buddha Vairochana
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Buddha Vairochana

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We invite you all to join with us this coming Saturday evening, September 22nd, at 7:00 pm when Drupon Samten Rinpoche will lead us in meditation and the practice of Buddha Vairochana. We hope you can be with us for this very important and beneficial teaching and practice.

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

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A Guide to The Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

A Guide to The Bodhisattva's Way of Life

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Lopon Dorje Khandro (Dr. Lourdes Arguelles) is teaching a series based on "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life", a text written by the 8th century sage Shantideva. The text describes the steps that we can take to cultivate a compassionate, peaceful, and wise way of life and is remarkably relevant for our troubled times. HH the Dalai Lama has said : "If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text." 

The teaching sessions will be preceded by a brief Shamatha meditation practice and followed by guided contemplations based on the text.

The next teaching in this series will be September 29th, 2018.

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One-Day Retreat with Ven. Khenpo Sönam Döndrub
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

One-Day Retreat with Ven. Khenpo Sönam Döndrub

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One Day Retreat with

Venerable Khenpo Sönam Döndrub

Venerable Khenpo Döndrub is visiting some friends in the US and we are pleased to have the opportunity to host him here at DKC to give Dharma teachings for a blessing connection with the center and our sangha.  We hope that everyone will have the opportunity to receive these teachings and make a connection with Khenpo.  We thank you for your kind support to flourish the teachings of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Program Details:

10am – 12pm     Khenpo will give teachings on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva 

12pm –  2pm      Lunch break with potluck lunch (**please bring something to share or bring you own lunch if you are on a special diet)

2pm – 5pm         Question and Answer and Medicine Buddha practice 

 

Suggested donation: $20  Donation offerings to cover Khenpo’s travel expenses and to make an offering to the lamas

   ~For the Benefit of All Sentient Beings

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Teachings on Patience with Drupon Samten and Khenpo Döndrub
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Teachings on Patience with Drupon Samten and Khenpo Döndrub

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Drupon Samten Rinpoche, as well as Venerable Khenpo Döndrub, will give teachings on Patience.

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Rinpoche and Khenpo will share with us how to develop wisdom and to think differently in order to obtain a calm mind and to bring serenity into our daily lives.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings

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37 Practices of Bodhisattvas
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas

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We invite you all to join us this coming Saturday evening, August 11th at 7:00 pm when our DKC nuns, Ani Dolma and Ani Tanzin, will be giving teachings on the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas. His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche places great emphasis on these extremely important and beneficial teachings, and we look forward to being able to study them here at DKC. Please join us !!

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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Guru Rinpoche Practice
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Guru Rinpoche Practice

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We invite you all to join us this coming Saturday evening, July 21st, at 7:00 pm when Drupon Samten Rinpoche will be leading meditation and giving teachings on Guru Rinpoche. "Guru Rinpoche" means "precious master" and is the Tibetan name for Padmasambhava or "lotus born" who is believed to have incarnated as a fully enlightened being. Through his form primordial wisdom manifests in the world for the benefit of all sentient beings.

You will not want to miss this extremely important teaching.

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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37 Practices of Bodhisattvas
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas

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We invite you all to join us this coming Saturday evening, July 14th, at 7:00 pm when our DKC nuns, Ani Dolma and Ani Tanzin, will be giving teachings on the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas. His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche places great emphasis on these extremely important and beneficial teachings, and we look forward to being able to study them here at DKC. Please join us !!

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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HH Dalai Lama & HH Drikung Kyabgon's Birthday Celebration
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

HH Dalai Lama & HH Drikung Kyabgon's Birthday Celebration

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  We invite you to join us Sunday morning, July 8th, at 10:00 AM to share in our annual celebration of the birthdays of H.H. Dalai Lama and H.H. Drikung Kyabgon.  Beginning at 10:00 AM Drupon Samten  and the DKC monastics will lead the sangha in traditional Amitayus Long Life Prayers and Tsok offering.  

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After those ceremonies we will continue with a potluck lunch around noon. You are welcome to bring a favorite dish to share for the potluck meal, or feel free to bring your own food if you have dietary restrictions. 

Also, please bring something for the Tsok offering (cookies, juice, nuts, candy, crackers, etc.) 

We look forward to having you join us for this auspicious event !   For the benefit of all beings.......

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Dharma Protectors and White Dzambhala
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dharma Protectors and White Dzambhala

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We invite you to join us this coming Saturday evening, June 30th, at 7:00 pm when Drupon Samten Rinpoche will lead us in the practices of Dharma Protectors and White Dzambhala.

You won't want to miss the opportunity to share in these auspicious and beneficial practices.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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Three Layers of Protection
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Three Layers of Protection

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We invite you to join us this Saturday evening, June 16th, at 7:00 PM when Drupon Samten Rinpoche will offer teachings, meditation and Dharma practice of the Three Layers of Protection.

Please join us for Drupon Samten's explanations and guidance of this very important practice.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings.
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No Program This Week
Jun
9
to Jun 10

No Program This Week

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This weekend there will be NO PROGRAMS AT THE CENTER as Drupon Samten Rinpoche will be giving the Medicine Buddha Empowerment and Meditation for Healing in Santa Ana on June 9th and June 10th.  Everyone is welcome to attend the program in Orange County if they would like.

Here are the program times and location. Both days the day-long program is from 7:30am to 6:30pm.

The sections where Drupon Samten Rinpoche will be teaching and giving empowerment is as follows:

Saturday June 9th              10:30am – NOON            Medicine Buddha Empowerment

Saturday June 9th               3:15pm – 4:30pm            Meditation for Healing

Sunday June 9th                   3:15pm – 5:15pm           Medicine Buddha Empowerment

Saigon Performing Arts Center  --- 16149 Brookhurst Street ---  Fountain Valley, CA 92708

For the benefit of all sentient beings . . .

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Annual World Peace Ceremony
May
26
to May 27

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.

Please visit the Event Info page for full details on this beneficial and auspicious event

Saturday 5/26/18 10:00am - 5:00pm  & Sunday 5/27/18 10:00am-5:00pm

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No Program This Week
May
5
to May 6

No Program This Week

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This weekend there will be NO PROGRAMS AT THE CENTER as we will be attending a public program in Orange County that everyone is also welcome to attend.

Special Buddha’s birthday program (Vesak Festival) on Sunday May 6th at Miles Square Park in Fountain Valley in Orange County sponsored by the Vietnamese American United Buddhist Congregation and the Southern Vietnamese Buddhist Community in dedication of World Peace.

The monastics program begins at 10AM on Sunday.  All participants are requested to join starting at 8AM on Sunday.

Food will be offered on Sunday.  DKC monastics will be there for the monastic program on Sunday.

For the benefit of all sentient beings . . .

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White Tara Meditation and Practice
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

White Tara Meditation and Practice

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Please join us this Saturday evening when the DKC monastics will lead us in the practice, meditation, and mantra recitation of White Tara.

His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche has taught extensively on the benefits of White Tara practice. Practiced by all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, White Tara has been the main deity practice of many well-known Buddhist scholars and siddhas in both India and Tibet, foremost among whom were Nagarjuna and Atisha. White Tara’s special function is to promote long life, peace, prosperity, and health through her enlightened activities, both for the practitioner and for others.

Please join us for this very important and beneficial practice.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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Chod Practice
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Chod Practice

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We invite you to join us this Saturday evening, April 21st, 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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White Tara Meditation and Practice
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

White Tara Meditation and Practice

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Please join us this Saturday evening when Drupon Samten Rinpoche and the DKC monastics will lead us in the practice, meditation, and mantra recitation of White Tara.

His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche has taught extensively on the benefits of White Tara practice. Practiced by all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, White Tara has been the main deity practice of many well-known Buddhist scholars and siddhas in both India and Tibet, foremost among whom were Nagarjuna and Atisha. White Tara’s special function is to promote long life, peace, prosperity, and health through her enlightened activities, both for the practitioner and for others.

Please join us for this very important and beneficial practice.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings.

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Chenrezig Practice and Meditation
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Chenrezig Practice and Meditation

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Please join us this Saturday evening when Ani Dolma and Ani Tanzin will lead us in the practice, meditation and recitation of Chenrezig.  Chenrezig (Avolokiteshvara), is the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion whom His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the current incarnation.  

Please join us for this extremely important and beneficial practice.

~For the benefit of all sentient beings

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