July 3 & 17 • 2:30—3:30pm
Shantideva Study Group
Free of charge.
This study group is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
The study will focus on two books: The Way of the Bodhisattva (Shambhala Publications) and The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech (Kunzang Pelden and Padmakara Translation Group). It would be good for all participants to have copies but if that is not possible, books can be shared. Please always confirm before coming by contacting Lama Jim at email@example.com.
July 26 • 1:30—3:30pm
Tibetan Musical Instruments
Workshop with Tom Schmidt
Tom will teach techniques for playing Tibetan instruments including cymbals (silnyen & rolmo), hand drum (damaru), Tibetan horns (gyaling, congling, radoong) and drum. This program is particularly suitable for student who wish to acquire skills in order to play music in group and personal practice.
With his solid background in music, and many years of experience playing and teaching, Tom offers a rare opportunity for Western students to learn how to play Tibetan musical instruments in a graduated approach, from learning how to hold an instrument to gaining insight into techniques of generating the sound and musical forms.
July 27 • 10am—Noon
Instructor Naomi Schmidt
Free of charge
Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started with the practice of meditation.
July 27 • 1:30—2:30pm
Discovering Our Potential: The Four Immeasurables
Talk by Lama Jim Kukula
By cultivating boundless love, compassion, joy, and equanimity, one can cut through the habit of clinging to the distinction between mine and not mine, thereby releasing the knot that ties one to the vicious cycle of suffering and ignorance. Our true potential can only be discovered in the absence of ego-clinging and self-fixation.
Vision for KPL
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche established Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2003. He is offering this center to Western students in accordance with the wish of his root guru, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to disseminate the Dharma in general and transmission of the Barway Dorje lineage in particular. Read more about the history of KPL and Bardor Rinpoche's vision for our center.
From Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
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