Phowa Retreat, with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and Lama Tashi Dondup

Northeast USA  

October 10, 2014toOctober 15, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

This very special retreat on the transference of consciousness at the time of death can only be attended by those who have accumulated 600,000 recitations of the Amitabha mantra, received the Amitabha empowerment, and received the reading transmission for the short or long Amitabha puja. Read More »

The Buddha’s Path to Freedom: The Second Foundation of Mindfulness

Northern California  

October 11, 2014
9:30 amto5:00 pm

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Woodacre, CA (Marin County)

A Study and Practice Series of Four Daylongs (Part 2 of 4)
Prerequisite: Beginning meditation class or the equivalent

During this daylong, the second in the series on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, we will explore the bare nature of our experience and discover that every moment is colored by a feeling-tone of pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. Read More »

Real Leadership: Inspiration from the Life of the Buddha

Northern California  

October 12, 2014
9:30 amto4:30 pm

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Woodacre, CA (Marin County)

The Buddha was a great leader whose realization and awakening have inspired thousands of people for over 2,600 years.  Read More »

Walk-a-thon for Sangdo Palri Temple

October 12, 2014

temple-three-quarterThe Sangdo Palri Temple is being constructed for the sake of promoting peace, compassion, and wisdom in the world. For practitioners of all Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and especially for those who practice Dzogchen, the Sangdo Palri Temple Read More »

Teaching Meditation: 2015 Yearlong Training Program

October 15, 2014toDecember 1, 2014

New York City
Application fee is waived if received by December 1

Applications are now being accepted for the Interdependence Project’s 2015 Yearlong Meditation Teacher Training. This program is a rigorous cycle of study and practice of the principles of secular Buddhism and its contemplative practices. Read More »

Naropa University hosts Radical Compassion Symposium, with Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Bernie Glassman, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Melvin McLeod, and more

Southwest USA  

October 16, 2014toOctober 19, 2014

Boulder, Colorado

Join Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod, and other international activists, contemplatives, and scientists for this gathering focused on one of the most dynamic and critical topics of our time: compassion Read More »

Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour

Northeast USA  

October 17, 2014toOctober 19, 2014

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On October 17-19 at Tibet House, Shantideva Meditation Center will host the​ ​Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free public exhibition of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and many other great Buddhist masters from India, Tibet, Korea, and China. Read More »

Walk to Feed the Hungry 2014 – San Jose

Northern California  

October 19, 2014
9:00 amto2:00 pm
9:00 amto2:00 pm

Walk to Feed the Hungry

This year Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, founder and chairman of Buddhist Global Relief, will lead this 4.6 mile Walk of compassion. Please join us for as we visit places where the Dharma is shared and practiced, enjoy time with spiritual friends, and learn how our acts of generosity are helping relieve suffering locally and globally.

Check-in will begin at 8:15 AM. Please arrive early so we can start walking promptly at 9 AM.
This 4.6 mile walk will start at the San Jose Friends Meeting House, the oldest Quaker meeting house in California, and the home of three Buddhist groups: San Jose Dharma Punx, San Jose Insight Meditation, and Floating Zendo. We will walk first to a Sri Lankan temple, Buddhi Vihara at 402 Knowles Ave., Santa Clara, to receive blessings and pay respects to the Bodhi Tree and the venerable monks. Then, we will walk to the San Jose Rose Garden at the corner of Naglee and Dana Ave., arriving around 11:30am. The San Jose Rose Garden is an official Display Garden for the All-America Rose Selections (AARS) and in 2010 was named “America’s Best Rose Garden.” We will enjoy lunch together in the Rose Garden and listen to inspiring words about the work, locally and globally, that is being carried out with the help of Buddhist Global Relief, before returning to the Friends Meeting House.

Again this year, Hong Truong and her friends have generously offered to provide a lunch for everyone who walks. Please check the box when you register to let us know that you want lunch. If you do not sign up for lunch, then please bring a packed lunch (which will be transported by car to the picnic area). Also, be sure to bring a sun hat, and water bottle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Recovery Café San Jose.

For more details, visit www.karunabv.org/san-jose-walk-2014.html
Please join us by registering, raising funds, donating or volunteering!
Please contact Ayya Santussika at (650) 556-6427 or santussika@karunabv.org for details.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Vancouver, BC

October 23, 2014

HHDL_visit_400pxHis Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will present a one-day teaching at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (formerly the Thunderbird Arena) on the UBC campus.  The teaching is open to all.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

The Dalai Lama will present the “Avalokiteshvara Empowerment,” an empowerment teaching on compassion. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist deity of compassion, is an incarnation of infinite compassion, mercy, and altruism. This beloved deity Read More »

Walk to Feed the Hungry – Escondido

Southern California  

October 23, 2014
9:00 amto1:00 pm
9:00 amto1:00 pm

Walk

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, Chairman of Buddhist Global Relief, and about 45 Monks and Nuns will be leading the BGR 1.8-mile Escondido Walk to Feed the Hungry on Thursday, October 23, 2014 including all Buddhist denominations.
This is not only a great way to support BGR in its compassionate efforts to help feed those who are suffering from chronic hunger, but also a positive way to spread compassion to the local community by harmoniously gathering together. Mindful walking, generosity, listening to Dhamma talks, and making spiritual friends are great ways to heal, brighten, and develop the mind as taught by the Buddha. Everyone is invited to attend this uplifting event.

People are encouraged to join-in or depart as they need during the 1.8-mile walk. Everyone is encouraged to set a personal intention before walking, and those who wish to walk mindfully in silence may do so but it is not required. Feel free to walk at your own pace. It will be a time for practice, mindful walking, spreading loving kindness, making spiritual friends, and exercise. The walk will begin and end in Escondido’s Grape Day Park, as we raise awareness about world hunger on the sidewalks of Escondido’s City Center area.

BGR will give part of the walk proceeds to Escondido’s Interfaith Community Services Food Program which serves about 174,000 meals a year.

Many groups will help support the event such as: Deer Park Monastery, The Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering, Aloka Vihara and Karuna Buddhist Vihara.

People can do the entire walk, or just part of it as they wish. It is fine to just walk for one mile!

After the walk, the monks and nuns will eat lunch in the park. Participants are welcome to bring their bag lunch and join-in. This is a chance for conversation and photos.

Date of Event: October 23, 2014
Check-in Time: 8:15 a.m.
Walk Starting Time: 9 a.m.
Start Location: Grape Day Park, Escondido, CA
For more details, visit www.karunabv.org/escondido-walk-2014.html

For more information, please contact Ayya Santussika at (650) 556-6427 or santussika@karunabv.org.

Social Resilience Model (SRM), Level II

Southwest USA  

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

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With Laurie Leitch, PhD, and Loree Sutton, MD

Open only to those who have completed SRM Level 1. Read More »

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: October weekend retreat at The Interdependence Project

Northeast USA  

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

New York City

The Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is a foundational teaching from the Buddha from which all modern practices of mindfulness are derived. The instructions given in this teaching on the practice of mindfulness meditation are presented systematically in a clear and comprehensible way that requires no special knowledge or prior experience. Read More »

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche: Confusion Arises as Wisdom — Gampopa’s Heart Advice on the Path of Mahamudra

Northeast USA  

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

According to the Mahamudra view, confusion arises as wisdom when we are able to perceive the emptiness of all phenomena. This teaching is based on “Gampopa’s Great Teachings to the Assembly,” a 12th-century text with clear, precise instructions on realizing the true nature of reality. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche Read More »