Special notice – Vajrayogini Tsok and Vajrapani Bhutadamara are for for initiates only. They are practiced once a month and the date varies based on the Tibetan Lunar Calendar. When either Tsok or Vajrapani fall on a regular scheduled practice day it will pre-empt the scheduled practice for that day. The upcoming Tsok and Vajrapani Bhutadamara practice dates are listed below.
DAILY PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Daily practices are open to everyone, unless otherwise stated.
|Monday||7:00 p.m.||How to meditate|
|Monday||7:30 p.m.||Book club|
|Tuesday||7:00 p.m.||Shakyamuni puja and meditation|
|Wednesday||7:00 p.m.||Chenrazig puja and meditation|
|Thursday||7:00 p.m.||Teaching by Lama Jampa--$5 suggested donation|
|Friday||7:00 p.m.||Dharma discussion|
|Sunday||1:00 p.m.||Manjushri puja--initiates only*|
|Sunday||2:00 p.m.||Green Tara puja and meditation|
*Lama Jhampa will give permission for the Manjushi Puja upon request.
THURSDAY NIGHT TEACHINGS
The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva
These classes run every Thursday. If a special event is happening on a Thursday then that pre-empts and cancels the teaching for that evening. Teachings will pick up and resume the Thursday after.
THE PRACTICES BELOW ARE FOR INITIATES ONLY
|VAJRAYOGINI TSOK @ 7:00 p.m.||VAJRAPANI BHUTADAMARA @ 7:00 p.m.|
|May 10||Thursday||May 23||Wednesday|
|June 9||Saturday||June 22||Friday|
|July 8||Sunday||July 21||Saturday|
|August 6||Monday||August 19||Sunday|
|September 5||Wednesday||September 18||Tuesday|
|October 4||Thursday||October 18||Thursday|
|November 2||Friday||November 16||Friday|
|December 2||Sunday||December 16||Sunday|
|December 31||Monday||January 15, 2019||Tuesday|
|January 30, 2019||Wednesday||February 14||Thursday|
|March 1||Friday||March 15||Friday|
When Tsok or Vajrapani fall on a regular scheduled practice day it will pre-empt the scheduled practice for that day.
THE PRACTICES BELOW ARE FOR OPEN TO EVERYONE
HOLY DAYS ACCORDING TO THE LUNAR CALENDAR
|2-12||Parinirvana Day of Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen|
|9-14||Parinirvana Day of Sachen Kunga Nyingpo|
|11-11||Parinirvana Day of Lopon Sonam Tsemo|
|11-14||Parinirvana Day of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen Pal Sangpo|
|11-22||Parinirvana Day of Drogon Chogyal Phagpa|
When a Holy Day falls on a regular scheduled practice day it will pre-empt the scheduled practice for that day.
FESTIVAL DAYS ACCORDING TO THE LUNAR CALENDAR
|1.||1-15||Lord Buddha's Miracle Day|
|2.||4-15||Lord Buddha's Enlightenment Day|
|3.||4-6||Lord Buddha's First Sermon|
|4.||9-22||Lord Buddha's Descent to the Earth|
When a Festival Day falls on a regular scheduled practice day it will pre-empt the scheduled practice for that day.
TIBETAN LOSAR (NEW YEAR’S DAY ) ACCORDING TO THE LUNAR CALENDAR
On the first day of the first lunar month we will make a special offering to local spirits and transworldly protectors so they will protect the environment and all of us.
It is also the first day of Buddha’s miracles and there will be an evening prayer for the Buddha and meditation.
AUSPICIOUS BIRTHDAYS ACCORDING TO THE WESTERN CALENDAR
|July 6||HH the 14th Dalai Lama|
|September 7||HH the 41st Sakya Trichen|
|November 19||HH the 42nd Sakya Trizin|
When an Auspicious Birthday falls on a regular scheduled practice day it will pre-empt the scheduled practice for that day.
DEPARTURE DAYS ACCORDING TO THE WESTERN CALENDAR
|September 7||Late Geshe Tashi Namgyal|
When a Departure Day falls on a regular scheduled practice day it will pre-empt the scheduled practice for that day.