Fall Practice Period: Cultivating the Boundless Field

Southwest USA  

October 31, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

sun wheat (150x93)Upaya Zen Center

Shinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes lead this special time for deep practice in community. Read More »

Zazenkai Weekend

Southwest USA  

October 31, 2014toNovember 2, 2014

Buddha handsUpaya Zen Center

Led by Shinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes, this meditation retreat provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. There will be sitting and walking meditation throughout the day, one hour of work practice, three informal meals, and a dharma talk by the teacher. Read More »

A Footprint of the Buddha: Samatha/concentration retreat

Southwest USA  

November 1, 2014toNovember 18, 2014

Marcia editedNikki_headshotSan Geronimo Lodge, Taos, New Mexico
With Marcia Rose and Nikki Mirghafori

The Mountain Hermitage is taking applications from experienced practitioners for this two-week samatha/concentration retreat. Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

Northwest USA  

November 2, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »

Sesshin: Silent Illumination

Southwest USA  

November 4, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

Zazen in Upayas Circle of the Way Temple (112x150)Upaya Zen Center

Silent Illumination Sesshin, led by Sinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes,  gives participants the opportunity to practice long and frequent periods of silent meditation. We round out our exploration of silent illumination with the writings of Hongzhui, the Chinese master of “Cultivating the Empty Field,” and inspiration of Japanese Read More »

Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium 2014

Northeast USA  

November 6, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

Garrison, NY

Communication & Interpersonal Relationship within Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Meditation and mindfulness techniques are now the new best practices for palliative and end-of-life care practitioners to help their patients alleviate pain and suffering. Visionary medical leaders including Dr. Diane Meier, Dr. Ira Byock, and Dr. Rita Charon will join Buddhist teachers Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison Read More »

True Secret: Sit, Walk, Write

Southwest USA  

November 12, 2014toNovember 16, 2014

Mountain field (113x150)Upaya Zen Center

Natalie Goldberg and Wendy Johnson lead this retreat, which offers the opportunity to develop the active mind of writing with the contemplative atmosphere of silence, sitting, and walking. It is designed to place you solidly in your own experience, to develop a strong writing spine at the same time as to open a fresh Read More »

Nyung Ne Retreat, with Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

Northwest USA  

November 14, 2014toNovember 17, 2014

gelongmapalmoNewport, WA

The nun Bhikshuni Palmo originated the Nyung Ne practice in India many centuries ago, healing herself from leprosy and gaining a bodhisattva’s realizations. Nyung Ne is a purification retreat and a wonderful opportunity to deepen your refuge and strengthen your relationship with Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion. Read More »

Ven. Vajra Master Fo Fu Teaches: Closure of the Six Realms Special Tantra in Fremont, CA

November 17, 2014toNovember 23, 2014

Buddha Shakyamuni Closure of the Six Realms Special Tantra

This important Dharma is very special and wonderful.  Through the powerful blessing of   Buddha, this will close the six portals on the human body, which lead to the six realms,          and open the portal leading to the Western Land of Ultimate Bliss. This will ensure that you to get out of the suffering of transmigration within the six realms, and reborn in the Western Land of the Ultimate Bliss.

It is the first time that Lama Fo Fu will teach this precious Dharma in the US.

Master FoFu is a high level Vajra Master. Lama FoFu’s knowledge encompasses the treasures of the  Pureland, Zen, and Tantric practices. For many years, she studied with Vajra Master Fa Hai Lama and learned the precious essence of esoteric Tibetan Tantric techniques of both the Ningma (Guru Nuo Na) and Kagyu (9th Gangkar Rinpoche) lineages.

She founded the Tibetan Diamond Health Centre and The Universal HuaTsang Monastery in Vancouver. Lama FoFu is often invited to teach esoteric and exoteric Buddhism, and ways to nurture health and wellness in different parts of the world. She has taught countless number of students and empowered numerous disciples.

For more information, please visit www.masterfofu.org

Sacred pilgrimages to India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar, starting November 2014 through February 2015

International  

November 21, 2014toDecember 13, 2014
December 18, 2014toDecember 23, 2014
February 2, 2015toFebruary 15, 2015

Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International

Dear Friends in Dhamma: If you are interested in finding out more about joining our sacred pilgrimages to the holy sites where the Buddha walked and taught, to participate in the auspicious International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremonies, Read More »

The Ease and Joy of Mornings

Southwest USA  

November 23, 2014
9:30 amto12:30 pm

sunrise 2 - CopyUpaya Zen Center

Upaya offers (by donation only) a half-day of meditation practice led by Shinzan Palma, Upaya’s Head Priest and Dharma Holder: dwelling, contemplating and relaxing into silence. Read More »

Ven. Vajra Master Fo Fu Teaches: Therapeutic Fasting Workshop in Fremont, CA

December 1, 2014 9:00 amtoDecember 6, 2014 5:00 pm
December 7, 2014
6:30 amto10:30 am

Temple in ChinaTherapeutic Fasting Workshop

Fasting enables your spiritual conscientiousness improve to higher level. It helps to improve your spirituality. It’s the best time to meditate. It enables your meditation improves significantly.  It’s safe and effective, helping to remove or alleviate diseases and other ailments that have been accumulated over many years. It even saved many cancer patients. It reduces stress, improves wisdom and helps accumulate more fortune. No previous experience is needed to learn. Everyone can benefit, regardless of their religious background.

 Five Movements Workshop

 The five movements are the five moving forms and the composing actions of Tuo Luo Ni (Dharani). Once you practice the five movements well, you can quickly grasp the Dharani (Tuo Luo Ni) essentials (the second level). It purifies your body, and helps clear the three meridians and seven chakras very quickly. As we age, the bodily functions, meridians, energy and blood gradually deteriorate or become blocked. Through practicing the five movements, it uses the spine as an axis, massaging the entire body and internal organs. It helps promote spinal cord hematopoietic function in the spinal cord cavity, and clear the various acupuncture points on both sides of spine and in the body. It performs 3 tasks: 1) it enables the energy and blood flows well in all meridians, so that we’ll be healthy and become younger psychologically and physiologically; 2) muscle and joints are relaxed and flexible, easy to improve the skills of meditation, improves posture and helps you sit cross-legged with more ease; and 3) it enables the spirit to relax and reach into the emptiness, develop wisdom, and improve spiritual consciousness.

Master FoFu is a high level Vajra Master. Lama FoFu’s knowledge encompasses the treasures of the  Pureland, Zen, and Tantric practices. For many years, she studied with Vajra Master Fa Hai Lama and learned the precious essence of esoteric Tibetan Tantric techniques of both the Ningma (Guru Nuo Na) and Kagyu (9th Gangkar Rinpoche) lineages.

She founded the Tibetan Diamond Health Centre and The Universal HuaTsang Monastery in Vancouver. Lama FoFu is often invited to teach esoteric and exoteric Buddhism, and ways to nurture health and wellness in different parts of the world. She has taught countless number of students and empowered numerous disciples.

For more information, please visit www.masterfofu.org

Sharing the Dharma Day

Northwest USA  

December 7, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »