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Thursday Evening Meditation

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Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Weekly evening meditation practice will be held at the Padmasambhava Meditation Center from 7-9 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, including beginners and more advanced practitioners.  Chhoje Rinpoche will provide meditation instruction whenever his schedule permits.  Meditation sessions will be led by senior students when Rinpoche is not available.  During these sessions, we will listen to recordings of Rinpoche’s teachings, do a session of meditation practice, and have a short discussion at the end.  See our calendar for updates. Attendance is free and no registration is required. We are pleased to announce live streaming of Rinpoche’s meditation instruction. Please click here for more information. A link to a video of the most recent teaching given by Rinpoche on our center can be accessed on the Thursday Meditation Livestream page.

Experiencing Your True Nature

with Meditation Master Brendan Kennedy

July 16 - 17, 2016
Denver Center

Awareness itself is the greatest gift and treasure which we all have right now. Actually, we are the awareness itself. It contains everything we could ever wish for. The importance of awareness is that nothing can exist without it, but the awareness itself can exist without anything. It is totally empty of anything but it pervades everything. In awareness practice we use the perceptible or the experienceable awareness to access the awareness itself, which is the source and the manifestation. We need to find or be introduced to the awareness so we can gain clarity and stability. Know that awareness is already perfect and complete and within the awareness, there is no practice. Only when it is not itself the practice is necessary. For most of us the awareness is muddied by the conceptual or the thinking mind, so we have difficulty in distinguishing the pure awareness from the impure deluded awareness. Then how can we experience the awareness which is devoid of any focusing and is innately perfect and complete? We will explore the different ways for the awareness to not focus or get lost in its object. So it can be itself.

The 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

with Taklung Matrul Rinpoche

July 29 - 30, 2016
Denver Center

Recognizing our true potential and letting go of everything which could hinder us on our spiritual journey, Bodhisattvas entrust ourselves to the path taught by the Buddha. Resisting disturbing emotions, we learn to respond to difficult situations in a constructive way. Fully understanding the nature of reality and the illusion-like nature of pleasure and pain, we overcome clinging attachment and aversion. In these ways, Bodhisattvas come to cherish living beings as the source of all happiness and are ultimately able to work solely for the good of all. Gyelsay Togmay Sangpo wrote The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas in the fourteenth century. His succinct and simple verses of advice summarize the quintessence of the Mahayana path to perfection. Taklung Matrul Rinpoche will provide oral teachings to elucidate these practices for the modern practitioner and show how we can transform our actions, feelings, and ways of thinking to become Bodhisattvas ourselves.