First and Third Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm CST
Stories and Surprises on the Buddhist Path: Core Mahayana Counsel for Living Well
Compassion Cultivation Training™ – with Dent Gitchel
Thursdays September 23 – November 11, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00pm CDT
An eight-week evidence-based program developed by Thupten Jinpa and colleagues at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University and overseen by the Compassion Institute. CCT utilizes insights and techniques from psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative practice. The course integrates evidence-based meditation techniques, interactive discussions, and lectures as well as real-world exercises to put learning into practice.
Dzogchen Cycles: Embodying the Elements
Friday, October 1 – Sunday October 3 2021
In this retreat, we learn and experientially explore the specific qualities of each of the five elements, giving special attention to addressing situations in which elements are out of balance. This repairs imbalance and ultimately yields wisdom.
All Creating Majesty 2021- with Lama Tenzin Samphel
Friday, November 5 – Sunday November 7 2021
In this retreat, Lama Tenzin Samphel-la will continue his exquisite and practical teaching on Longchen Rabjam’s discussion of the All Creating Majesty (Kun byed rgyal po), the most important of the ancient Dzogchen Tantras on the Mind Class of Dzogchen teachings. This material articulates most precisely the intrinsic purity of mind, and explains how this is the majestic creator of everything. The meditations and descriptions it offers are a perfect bridge between Sutra/Tantric teachings and Dzogchen itself.