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
Aug
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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

with

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
7:00am 7:00am

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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Medicine Buddha Empowerment
Jun
10
7:00am 7:00am

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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Vajrasattva Practice
May
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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

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.

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Chod Practice
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.
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General Meditation and Practice
Apr
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.
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Dzambala Drupchen 4-Day Retreat
Feb
23
to 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.

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Volunteer Day!
Feb
19
10:00am10:00am

Volunteer Day!

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.

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Jan
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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

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. 

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