Teaching Tuesdays

Series of teachings involving mindfulness, buddhist practices and traditions, inclusive of all levels and open to everyone. Teachings are held the first and third Tuesdays of every month, and we have three series a year.

Upcoming Series

The Sutra Heritage: Inspiration for Everyone

First and Third Tuesdays 7:00- 8:30 September 6 to December 6 2022

The teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha are a treasure trove of guidance and inspiration for all traditions of Buddhism. This sequence will familiarize you with some highlights from the sutra world, including some only recently translated into English. You will also see how these ancient writings are absorbed into key aspects of Tibet’s foundational practices (Ngondro) Discussion and guided meditations! Join Lama Rigzin Drolma, Lama Namgyal Dorje, Dr. Nathaniel Rich and other popular Dawn Mountain instructors in exploring these early Indian texts. See for yourself how these help us bring spirituality into daily life.

This class will be presented by Lama Rigzin Drolma, Lama Namgyal Dorje, and Dr. Nathaniel Rich.

Current Series

Wonders of the Present Moment

First and Third Tuesdays 7:00- 8:30 June 7 to August 16 2022

The present moment offers us freshness and surprise. Drifting to the past and future, ordinary thinking plasters over everything with long-worn images, hopes, and fears. Same old, same old. One of the deep insights brought forward in Buddhist philosophy and practice is that the closer we can get to the present moment, the closer we are to being fully present to our lives, to our true nature, and to freedom from the same old habits that don’t work for us.

It’s summertime. Time to give ourselves space to be with ourselves and our experience. This series of practice and teachings coming this summer bring you a variety of ways of coming into the present moment. We are drawing on traditional Buddhist practice as well as modern insights in mind-heart science to bring you closer to what matters in your life. Because this is something we can find most vibrantly in the present moment.

These practices bring you fresh appreciation of your own living body, heart, and mind.

This class will be presented by Lama Rigzin Drolma, Lama Namgyal Dorje, Mark Yurewicz, and Dent Gitchell.