Dec
1
Sat
2018
Mahamudra Meditation Weekend Retreat
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm
Sat. & Sun., Dec. 1st-2nd,10am-5pm both daysMahamudra Meditation Weekend Retreat
Rinpoche will lead a weekend retreat at GC on the sublime meditation practice of Mahamudra or “Great Seal” – the art of using the mind to meditate on it’s own empty nature. These teachings will follow the format and express the content of Rinpoche’s new book on Mahamudra.
Suggested donations

Dec. 1st-2nd weekend packages: $40. Member / $50. Non-Member

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

 

Chod Guild – “The Practice of Mahamudra of Chod in the Gelugpa Tradition” – the Sacred Gaden Dakini Chod
Dec 1 @ 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.

For questions or more information, please contact Matthew & Cristina:

twilightdakini@gmail.com

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Ganden Ngamcho – Lama Tsongkhapa Day – Dec. 2nd
Dec 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Dear Gaden Choling Community,
We will be celebrating Ganden Ngamcho – Lama Tsongkhapa Day, the Pairnirvana and Enlightenment of the illustrious founder of our Gelugpa Tradition, with a Guru Puja Tsog Offering and Light Offering Puja with Rinpoche this coming Sunday, Dec. 2nd, at GC from 3:30pm-5pm.
Open to all.
Please bring a food and or drink offering
Yours in the Dharma,
Matthew

Dec
3
Mon
2018
Lamrim – The Stages of the Path class – Fall 2018
Dec 3 @ 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

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Teachings on Seven Limb practice
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 5th & 6th, 7pm-9pm: Teachings on Seven Limb practice
Both of these nights will be teachings of the foundational Buddhist practice of the 7 Limbs: Prostration, Offering, Confession, Rejoicing, Requesting Holy Beings and Teachers to teach, Requesting them to remain and Dedication.
Suggested donations

Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Teachings on Seven Limb practice
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 5th & 6th, 7pm-9pm: Teachings on Seven Limb practice
Both of these nights will be teachings of the foundational Buddhist practice of the 7 Limbs: Prostration, Offering, Confession, Rejoicing, Requesting Holy Beings and Teachers to teach, Requesting them to remain and Dedication.
Suggested donations

Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

Dec
7
Fri
2018
The Uncommon and Secret Empowerment of Long Life Deity White Heruka
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Initiation is rare, coming from the visionary Kadam Emanation Scripture, given in Spiritual Vision directly from the Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri directly to the founder of our Tradition, Je Tsongkhapa. An emanation of the Annutara Yoga version of the Buddha of Compassion – “Wheel of Bliss” Heruka Chakrasamvara – it is a healing and longevity practice.
Tantric Commitments:  Refuge Vows, Bodhisattva Vows, Tantric Vows, daily recitation of 21 Deity mantras and accepting Rinpoche as one of your Tantric Gurus.
Suggested donations

Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Teachings and practice on White Heruka
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm
Sat. & Sun., Dec. 8th-9th, 10am-5pm: Teachings and practice on White Heruka
On this weekend Rinpoche will give commentary and instruction and lead practice on the Deity White Heruka. For initiates.
Suggested donations

Dec. 1st-2nd & 8th-9th weekend packages: $40. Member / $50. Non-Member

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

 

Chod Guild – “The Practice of Mahamudra of Chod in the Gelugpa Tradition” – the Sacred Gaden Dakini Chod
Dec 8 @ 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.

For questions or more information, please contact Matthew & Cristina:

twilightdakini@gmail.com

Dec
10
Mon
2018
Lamrim – The Stages of the Path class – Fall 2018
Dec 10 @ 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