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Tara Chanting Retreat 3:00 am
Tara Chanting Retreat
Sep 1 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am
This month we will hold a special 24 hour Tara Retreat where we perform a short prayer practice called ‘Liberation from Sorrow’ at regular intervals during 24 hours. Retreat times are: Sunday August 31 7:00pm, 11:00pm Monday September 1 at 3:00am, 7:00am, 11:00am, & 3:00pm Tara’s name means ‘rescuer’. She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon ...
Tara Chanting Retreat 7:00 am
Tara Chanting Retreat
Sep 1 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
This month we will hold a special 24 hour Tara Retreat where we perform a short prayer practice called ‘Liberation from Sorrow’ at regular intervals during 24 hours. Retreat times are: Sunday August 31 7:00pm, 11:00pm Monday September 1 at 3:00am, 7:00am, 11:00am, & 3:00pm Tara’s name means ‘rescuer’. She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon ...
Tara Chanting Retreat 11:00 am
Tara Chanting Retreat
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This month we will hold a special 24 hour Tara Retreat where we perform a short prayer practice called ‘Liberation from Sorrow’ at regular intervals during 24 hours. Retreat times are: Sunday August 31 7:00pm, 11:00pm Monday September 1 at 3:00am, 7:00am, 11:00am, & 3:00pm Tara’s name means ‘rescuer’. She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon ...
Tara Chanting Retreat 3:00 pm
Tara Chanting Retreat
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This month we will hold a special 24 hour Tara Retreat where we perform a short prayer practice called ‘Liberation from Sorrow’ at regular intervals during 24 hours. Retreat times are: Sunday August 31 7:00pm, 11:00pm Monday September 1 at 3:00am, 7:00am, 11:00am, & 3:00pm Tara’s name means ‘rescuer’. She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon ...
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Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Breathe 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Br... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
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Lunchtime Meditation – Stress Relief 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation – Stress Re... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 3 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
Public Talk: Happiness as a Lifestyle 7:00 pm
Public Talk: Happiness as a Life...
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
By learning to meditate we cultivate the inner causes of happiness—such as peace, balance, and beneficial intentions—that allow us to enjoy any situation we find ourselves in. We are also able to have a more positive approach to difficulties, leading to better relationships at home and work.Otherwise, it is easy to develop an exaggerated concern for the comforts of this ...
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Lunchtime Meditation – A Joyful Path 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation – A Joyful ... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
SM: Public Talk: Happiness as a Lifestyle 5:30 pm
SM: Public Talk: Happiness as a ...
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
By learning to meditate we cultivate the inner causes of happiness—such as peace, balance, and beneficial intentions—that allow us to enjoy any situation we find ourselves in. We are also able to have a more positive approach to difficulties, leading to better relationships at home and work.Otherwise, it is easy to develop an exaggerated concern for the comforts of this ...
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Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness 10:30 am
Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Often times we use meditation in moments of rest to help relax our minds and feel calm. What if we began to apply these same techniques throughout our day? By incorporating meditation into our daily lives we can feel that same calm and peace no matter where we are or what we do. This is Buddha’s ultimate intention. By training ...
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Tara Prayers 2:00 pm
Tara Prayers
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer service. At Kadampa Centers worldwide, the eighth of the month is Tara Day. Green Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means Rescuer; she is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and ...
Death and Dying: What is Death? 7:30 pm
Death and Dying: What is Death?
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
There is nothing more precious than our human life. Having been born as a human being we have immense freedom to accomplish almost anything we want. But what will make us truly happy? What will benefit others most? And when this life is over, what will help us then? All of us realize that our death is inevitable, but generally ...
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Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Breathe 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Br... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
Foundation Program 7:00 pm
Foundation Program
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This study program requires enrollment. We are studying The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to the Heart Sutra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book allows us to deepen our wisdom and compassion by presenting both the explicit and implicit meaning of the Sutras. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can deepen our understanding and insight ...
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Offering to the Spiritual Guide 9:00 am
Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Lunchtime Meditation – Stress Relief 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation – Stress Re... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 10 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
True Happiness: Six Views of Truly Happy People 6:30 pm
True Happiness: Six Views of Tru...
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In this 6 week series, we will begin to explore the first group of simple, but life-changing meditations called the Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. Each class will include guided meditation, teachings that directly relate to daily life and an opportunity to gain meditation experience and insight into our own mind. Drop in to any or ...
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Lunchtime Meditation – A Joyful Path 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation – A Joyful ... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
SM: True Happiness: Six Views of Truly Happy People 5:30 pm
SM: True Happiness: Six Views of...
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
In this 6 week series, we will begin to explore the first group of simple, but life-changing meditations called the Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. Each class will include guided meditation, teachings that directly relate to daily life and an opportunity to gain meditation experience and insight into our own mind. Drop in to any or ...
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Foundation Program 7:00 pm
Foundation Program
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This study program requires enrollment. We are studying The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to the Heart Sutra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book allows us to deepen our wisdom and compassion by presenting both the explicit and implicit meaning of the Sutras. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can deepen our understanding and insight ...
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Meditation for Kids 9:00 am
Meditation for Kids
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing ...
Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness 10:30 am
Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Often times we use meditation in moments of rest to help relax our minds and feel calm. What if we began to apply these same techniques throughout our day? By incorporating meditation into our daily lives we can feel that same calm and peace no matter where we are or what we do. This is Buddha’s ultimate intention. By training ...
Free How to Meditate Workshop 4:00 pm
Free How to Meditate Workshop
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm
Learning to meditate is the best way to overcome stress and keep a positive, relaxed attitude to life. Meditation enables us to reduce feelings of stress and unhappiness while increasing our natural sense of well-being. Learn how to meditate and how to use your experience of meditation to improve your daily life.Through following practical, down-to-earth instructions, everyone can learn to ...
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Precepts and Heart Jewel with Meditation 6:30 am
Precepts and Heart Jewel with Me... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 15 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer service. Using the sadhana A Pure Life, we do this puja (prayer service) once each month to take the eight Mahayana precepts–a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta motivation. Taking and keeping these precepts purely for 24 hours purifies our non-virtuous actions and encourages ...
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Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Breathe 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Br... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
Foundation Program 7:00 pm
Foundation Program
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This study program requires enrollment. We are studying The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to the Heart Sutra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book allows us to deepen our wisdom and compassion by presenting both the explicit and implicit meaning of the Sutras. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can deepen our understanding and insight ...
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Lunchtime Meditation – Stress Relief 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation – Stress Re... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 17 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
True Happiness: Six Views of Truly Happy People 6:30 pm
True Happiness: Six Views of Tru...
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In this 6 week series, we will begin to explore the first group of simple, but life-changing meditations called the Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. Each class will include guided meditation, teachings that directly relate to daily life and an opportunity to gain meditation experience and insight into our own mind. Drop in to any or ...
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Lunchtime Meditation – A Joyful Path 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation – A Joyful ... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
SM: True Happiness: Six Views of Truly Happy People 5:30 pm
SM: True Happiness: Six Views of...
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
In this 6 week series, we will begin to explore the first group of simple, but life-changing meditations called the Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. Each class will include guided meditation, teachings that directly relate to daily life and an opportunity to gain meditation experience and insight into our own mind. Drop in to any or ...
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Foundation Program 7:00 pm
Foundation Program
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This study program requires enrollment. We are studying The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to the Heart Sutra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book allows us to deepen our wisdom and compassion by presenting both the explicit and implicit meaning of the Sutras. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can deepen our understanding and insight ...
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Free How to Meditate Workshop 10:00 am
Free How to Meditate Workshop
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learning to meditate is the best way to overcome stress and keep a positive, relaxed attitude to life. Meditation enables us to reduce feelings of stress and unhappiness while increasing our natural sense of well-being. Learn how to meditate and how to use your experience of meditation to improve your daily life.Through following practical, down-to-earth instructions, everyone can learn to ...
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Meditation for Kids 9:00 am
Meditation for Kids
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing ...
Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness 10:30 am
Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Often times we use meditation in moments of rest to help relax our minds and feel calm. What if we began to apply these same techniques throughout our day? By incorporating meditation into our daily lives we can feel that same calm and peace no matter where we are or what we do. This is Buddha’s ultimate intention. By training ...
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Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Breathe 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Br... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
Foundation Program 7:00 pm
Foundation Program
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This study program requires enrollment. We are studying The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to the Heart Sutra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book allows us to deepen our wisdom and compassion by presenting both the explicit and implicit meaning of the Sutras. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can deepen our understanding and insight ...
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Lunchtime Meditation – Stress Relief 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation – Stress Re... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 24 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
True Happiness: Six Views of Truly Happy People 6:30 pm
True Happiness: Six Views of Tru...
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In this 6 week series, we will begin to explore the first group of simple, but life-changing meditations called the Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. Each class will include guided meditation, teachings that directly relate to daily life and an opportunity to gain meditation experience and insight into our own mind. Drop in to any or ...
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Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja (prayer service) 9:00 am
Offering to the Spiritual Guide ...
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer service. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but ...
Lunchtime Meditation – A Joyful Path 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation – A Joyful ... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
SM: True Happiness: Six Views of Truly Happy People 5:30 pm
SM: True Happiness: Six Views of...
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
In this 6 week series, we will begin to explore the first group of simple, but life-changing meditations called the Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. Each class will include guided meditation, teachings that directly relate to daily life and an opportunity to gain meditation experience and insight into our own mind. Drop in to any or ...
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Foundation Program 7:00 pm
Foundation Program
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This study program requires enrollment. We are studying The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to the Heart Sutra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book allows us to deepen our wisdom and compassion by presenting both the explicit and implicit meaning of the Sutras. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can deepen our understanding and insight ...
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Lompoc: Mindfulness, Meditation and Modern Life 10:00 am
Lompoc: Mindfulness, Meditation ...
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mindfulness is the art of bringing positive states of mind into the present moment. When we learn how to do this, all our daily activities become deeply satisfying and meaningful. By living in the present, we free ourselves from the mental burden of our worries and over-scheduled lives. We will reduce stress, anxiety and find peace in our heart. Meditation ...
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Meditation for Kids 9:00 am
Meditation for Kids
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing ...
Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness 10:30 am
Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Often times we use meditation in moments of rest to help relax our minds and feel calm. What if we began to apply these same techniques throughout our day? By incorporating meditation into our daily lives we can feel that same calm and peace no matter where we are or what we do. This is Buddha’s ultimate intention. By training ...
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Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Breathe 12:30 pm
Lunchtime Meditation ~ Simply Br... @ Mahakankala Buddhist Center
Sep 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Take a relaxing break during your day! During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to-day stress. These meditations are ...
Foundation Program 7:00 pm
Foundation Program
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This study program requires enrollment. We are studying The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to the Heart Sutra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book allows us to deepen our wisdom and compassion by presenting both the explicit and implicit meaning of the Sutras. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can deepen our understanding and insight ...