This Sunday and Monday (Feb. 26 and 27) the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center will be celebrating Losar, the Tibetan New Year. Click here for the details.
Dharma Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo will be presenting an interactive teaching and discussion on Shamar Rinpoche’s book “The Path to Awakening” via web meeting during our regularly scheduled morning meditation and discussion on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
This initial session will provide an introduction to the book’s topic, The Seven Points of Mind Training (Lojong), and how it can benefit our everyday lives and our practice.
10:00 – 10:30: Group Meditation
10:30 – 10:45: Tea Break
10:45 – approx. 11:30: Interactive web teaching with Khaydroup
11:30 – 12:00: Group Meditation
“Mind training, or lojong, is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students. It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person’s background or sectarian affiliation. Put into practice diligently, it is enough to lead you all the way to awakening.” – Shamar Rinpoche
Bodhi Path Dharma Teacher Bart Mendel is involved in developing a meditation app called Mindworks. Here’s a message from Bart describing the project.
Here is an amazing project I’ve been working on with a small team for the last two years—announcing the free Mindworks Meditation App!
Mindworks’ (a 501c3 non-profit) mission is to foster greater happiness and well-being by making meditation relevant for today’s challenges and accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere. The app content is purposely designed to create a bridge for newcomers to cross over into the genuine dharma. There’s lots of free content in the app and subscriptions will support insightful new content and our growing international team of awesome Mind Trainers. We ask everyone’s help in spreading the word and encouraging families, friends, sanghas and anyone else in the six realms to download the free app and become subscribers!
More information and links to download the app for iOS or Android are available at the Mindworks web site.
Khaydroup Zangmo is teaching a series of live webcasts on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva to the New York City Bodhi Path Center. Khaydroup will be teaching another interactive webcast on Jan. 22 and has graciously invited members of the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path community to participate.
“We are currently studying The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo) and so far have covered the seven topics of preparation (verses 1-7), three types of practitioners (verses 8-10) and have begun to look at the application of Relative Bodhicitta using the practice of “Tong Len” or “Sending and Taking” to train a mind of loving kindness and compassion through meditation. Next the text, in verses 11-21, will present opportunities to train the mind through all types of difficult situations encountered in daily life. In this up coming session, we will look at this set of verses and what they mean to our own practice of developing Bodhicitta.”
Download a PDF copy of “The Thirty-seven Practices of a Conqueror’s Child” by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo
Bodhi Path New York City invites you to the scheduled online Zoom meeting. Here is the information needed to join the webcast.
Jan 22, 2017 7:30 AM (PST), 10:30 AM (EST)
Use this link to join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/106665429
Or using iPhone one-tap (US Toll):
+14086380968, 106665429# or +16465588656, 106665429#
Or by telephone (US Toll):
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656
Enter meeting ID: 106 665 429
$50,000 MATCHING CAMPAIGN THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2017
Relics of the 14th Shamarpa (1952-2014) are being placed in golden stupas in a few locations around the world. In the U.S., a golden stupa will be housed inside a reliquary stupa structure at the retreat center founded by Shamar Rinpoche in Natural Bridge, VA.
A site has been chosen on the same hill as the timber-framed pavilion called the Buddha Shelter. Visitors can take dedicated, landscaped paths up to the reliquary stupa site and the shelter.
The reliquary stupa structure will be about 1,000 sq. ft. of enclosed space. Including required site improvements, the estimated budget need is $185,000.
Donate now through January 31, 2017, to double the power of your donation through the matching campaign!
Check out these options:
- Visit www.bodhipath.org/giving-usa for donating using a credit card or PayPal account.
- Send a check via postal mail to: Wisdom Foundation, 12 Bodhi Path, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
More information is available about the golden reliquary stupa and, in Shamar Rinpoche’s own words, about the Natural Bridge, Virginia, retreat center at virginiaretreatcenter.weebly.com/golden-stupa.
Wisdom Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization supporting Bodhi Path; donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.