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Thursday Night Sitting Meditation Practice

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Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Weekly evening meditation practice will be held at the Padmasambhava Meditation Center of the Rockies from 7-9 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, including beginners and more advanced practitioners.  Rinpoche will provide meditation instruction when he is in Denver. Meditation sessions will be led by senior students when Rinpoche is travelling, and we will listen to recordings of Rinpoche’s teachings on those evenings. Attendance is free and no registration is required.

Death & Dying: How to Prepare and How to Invoke the Blessings of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig), the Bodhisattva of Compassion to Guide Us

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

August 15 - 17, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

The cycle of life and death and rebirth can be an endless wheel of suffering from one lifetime to the next without beginning or end.  But if one understands how this cycle works, there are many opportunities to transform this natural cycle into the path to liberation.  The cycle is considered to be a succession of “intermediate states”.  There are various traditions of enumerating these states, but they can all be condensed into these four: the natural intermediate state of this life, the painful intermediate state of dying, the luminous intermediate state of the actual nature, and the karmic intermediate state of becoming. During this series of teachings, Chhoje Rinpoche will introduce the four intermediate states and explain how to use the practice of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who embodies the compassion of all the Buddhas, to transform this cycle into the path of liberation.  Compassion is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings.  A good heart is important as an escort and a guide on the path of life, on the path in between life and death, and on the path of our future life experience. The practice of Avalokiteshvara can be summoned to guide us at the moment of our death and through the subsequent intermediate states, so we can navigate the darkness and fear, cross the ocean of suffering, and gain a positive rebirth and eventually complete awakening.

CELEBRATION CONCERT with Peter Rowan for PMC

August 28, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

We are delighted to announce that PETER ROWAN, acclaimed bluegrass musician and Grammy winning artist, will be playing an acoustic concert at our center. Join us for an exciting evening of music and cheer. Cruise our silent auction, with a variety of great items. Proceeds from the evening will be used to help us complete the construction of the 1st floor of the building. Tickets must be purchased for this event. (Our generosity policy applies for all of our other events.)