Buddhist Mindfulness: Attention & the True You
Tuesdays September 26, October 10, and October 24, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm CT In-Person & Online
What does Buddhism offer beyond simple mindfulness practices? In this 3-session series, we’ll explore how cultivating attention to your lived experience forms the basis for spiritual practice. As you learn (or review) the foundational skills of calm abiding, insight, and loving-kindness, this series will also gently introduce the core Buddhist teachings on the assumptions that obscure our true, luminous nature.
This course is practice-focused and limited to 20 participants, so it provides an optimal setting for learning or deepening your meditation practice with plenty of time for discussion and questions. You’ll receive recordings of the guided meditations in the course so you can easily practice along at home between classes.
In Person at 4949 Caroline St. Houston, 77004 (Covenant Church Fellowship Hall) 2nd floor in the Adult Class Room
The Fullness of Refuge: Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen
Friday Sept 29 7-8:30PM, Saturday Sept 30 10-5PM , Sunday October 1, 10-3PM
This unique refuge from Jigme Lingpa opens the way to the fullness of sutra, tantra and Dzogchen. These amazing four lines lead us to the heart of the entire teaching, culminating in the heart of Dzogchen. They also provide us in this retreat with an exploration of the oral quintessential instructions which Lama Rigzin received from Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, as a process from Seeing to Being which, Rinpoche named Sems Nyid Rang grol, Naturally Free Mindnature. These essential guidelines illuminate the entire path.
Sustaining the Radiance of Dawn Mountain
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 1:30pm to 3:00pm Central Time
We will be having our first Dawn Mountain: Sustaining the Radiance event. This is a free hybrid event for all: students old and new and curious people everywhere to catch up on our latest offerings and celebrate together how Dawn Mountain sustains our lives for the better whether you are a Buddhist practitioner or curious to see how Tibetan Buddhism philosophy and practices can help us cope with the uncertainty of modern day living.
All Creating Majesty with Lama Tenzin Samphel
Friday November 3- Sunday November 5
How we see the world is an open door to the view of reality. In this retreat, we carefully, gently investigate our own way of seeing. This is an accessible, and unique method highlighted in Longchenpa’s distillation of the “All Creating Majesty”, and the first time it is taught in the West. Because of its special, accessible qualities, Lama Tenzin Samphel is opening it to all interested students. We invite you to share a liberating appreciation of your own experience.
Lama Tenzin Samphel has a gift for teaching Western students. Every year he includes meditations and observations that benefit both newer and more long-term students. For those starting in this year, year five, we will send a transcript of year one and encourage you to catch up on the prior years at your own pace.