Dharma Teachings and Events

Gaden Choling offers teachings, meditation classes, and other special events throughout the year. These Buddhist teachings are based on the Gelukpa tradition of Je Tsongkapa. A detailed breakdown of upcoming events can been seen on the calendar.

Zasep Rinpoche's Upcoming Visit

Venerable Zasep Rinpoche is the resident teacher at Gaden Choling. Traveling throughout the year, he periodically visits Gaden Choling to offer extensive Dharma teachings. Do not miss out on his next visit!

Next Upcoming Events

Chod Guild – “The Practice of Mahamudra of Chod in the Gelugpa Tradition” – the Sacred Gaden Dakini Chod
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chod Guild – “The Practice of Mahamudra of Chod in the Gelugpa Tradition” - the Sacred Gaden Dakini Chod

Gaden Dakini Chod practice – for initiates of this sacred lineage.

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Lamrim – The Stages of the Path class – Fall 2018
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The best way to make the most of this life of leisure is to receive experiential instruction on all the stages of the path from the way to rely on a spiritual teacher up to calm abiding and special insight, and then to practice them each day…causing transformational experience of the stages of the path to arise.” The First Panchen Lama

Lamrim translates as “stages of the path” or “graduated path” and is a detailed and practical presentation of Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings for the sincere practitioner. There are many different versions of Lamrim taught in the various lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. All are based on Atisa’s 11th century root text “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment”. In this course, we will follow Je Tsongkhapa’s outline of the Lamrim from the “Lamrim Chenmo: The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment” and Pabongka Rinpoche’s commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa’s text, titled “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”. The classes will be led by student teachers Dan D’Agostino and Cristina Sanchez, and will involve guided meditations, teachings on the relevant topics, as well as time for discussion and questions. While the course is open-ended and people are welcome to attend at any time, it would be most beneficial for participants to attend the majority, if not all, of the classes as the topics build on one another

Now Monday nights – weekly, from 7pm-8:30pm

Hayagriva Sangdrup (“Secret Hayagriva”) Empowerment
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hayagriva Is an extremely wrathful emanation of the Buddhas of Compassion and Infinite Light – Chenrezig and Amitabha. His practice was brought to Tibet by Second Buddha and Saint, Guru Rinpoche. He is one of the powerful Buddhist Deities for Purification and Healing and is used with and as a supplement to healing practices like Medicine Buddha. Hayagriva is most efficacious in healing emotional, psychological, psychic and spiritual illnesses, obstructions and obstacles. “Secret” Hayagriva is the manifestation of this Deity most popular in the Gelug Tradition and is associated with Sera Monastery.
Tantric Commitments:  Refuge Vows, Bodhisattva Vows, Tantric Vows, daily recitation of 21 Deity mantras and accepting Rinpoche as one of your Tantric Gurus.
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Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event


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