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Thursday Evening Meditation

Open Dates
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.  The next dates when Rinpoche will provide meditation instruction in person will be on November 20th & 25th, and December 4th.  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 meditation practice, and have a short discussion at the end.  See our calendar for updates.  Attendance is free and no registration is required. (Please note: There will be no meditation session on Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving.) We are pleased to announce live streaming of Rinpoche’s meditation instruction. Please click here for more information.

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Ngondro Study Group

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

Open Dates
to be announced

The class reviews the practice of the Short Dudjom Tersar Ngondro by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. Although technically Ngondro is a preliminary practice, the discipline actually contains the wisdom and skillful means for the entire Vajrayana path. The practice of Ngondro can be undertaken daily to give us the foundation we need to succeed on the path to enlightenment.

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An Introduction to Buddhism

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 6, 2014
Grand Junction, Colorado

Rinpoche will review the principles of Buddhism as it relates to our everyday lives and the pursuit of happiness.

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The Importance of Mindfulness in Meditation

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 7, 2014
Grand Junction, Colorado

Rinpoche will give a Dharma talk reviewing the practice of meditation. He will discuss how to bring the benefits of meditation into the post meditation state through the practice of mindfulness.

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Transforming Negative Emotions to Your Benefit

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 11, 2014
Ridgway Town Hall

Rinpoche will discuss how to work with afflictive emotions and connect to basic goodness.

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Mindfulness and Ethics

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 12, 2014
Montrose Library

Rinpoche will lead us in a discussion of mindfulness, meditation and compassion to promote ethics and basic sanity. As Rinpoche states “A strong foundation of ethics is the basis of the spiritual path.”

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Mindfulness Meditation

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 13, 2014
Cobble Creek Golf Community, Montrose, CO
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Transforming Negative Emotions to Your Benefit

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 19, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center, Denver, CO

Rinpoche will discuss how to work with afflictive emotions and connect to basic goodness.

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Vajrayana Empowerments: Vajra Kilaya & Dorje Trollo

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 29, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Vajrakilaya and Dorje Trollo empowerment: As Chhoje Rinpoche states “Vajra Kilaya and Dorje Trollo in union is a very sacred teaching as it is mentioned in all the tantric texts. The Yidam Vajra Kilaya is able to vanquish all of our outer, inner, and secret obstacles. This empowerment will give you the blessing to overcome emotional distress and anxiety, and will lead you to realize innermost compassion and wisdom nature. This is particularly important in these decadent times when there are so many external negative forces and internal afflictive emotions that are not easy to subdue and liberate.  A person who is willing to practice this sacred deity will be able to overcome outer, inner, and secret obstacles and will achieve the body of compassion and wisdom, transcending from dualistic conflicts.”

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Winter 2014/2015 Urban Retreat

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

If you would like to register for the entire retreat with both Rinpoches, please register here. Click here for the link to information on accommodations.

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Vajrayana Empowerment: Dudjom Troma

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 30, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

This is the secret-most nature of the Dakini principle, the feminine enlightened essence which represents basic goodness or the fundamental enlightened quality which pervades every being.  This practice is so sacred that 13 great students of Dudjom Lingpa achieved rainbow body – meaning that their body dissolved into light at the time of death, and they achieved total exhaustion of all dualistic obscurations of gross and subtle phenomena.  Countless practitioners over the centuries have achieved the enlightened state through this practice. Rinpoche explains that this is a very important empowerment to receive, particularly for those that want to do the Troma Dakini practice.

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The Meaning of the Seven Line Prayer & the Practice of the Shower of Blessings Tsok Offering

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

December 31, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

This will be a tremendous blessing from Padmasambhava from the Seven Line Prayer of Mipham Rinpoche’s translation.  Both Rinpoches will give an explanation of the Seven Line Prayer, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) and the Tsok (food) offering practice. The transmission for the tsok offering practice, and the supplemental prayers from our lineage will be given. Please feel free to bring a delicious food offering to contribute to the ceremony.  This event is free of charge.  We will also have a New Year’s Eve party that evening that all are welcome to attend.

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Meditation Teachings

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

January 1, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center of the Rockies

A rare detailed and profound explanation on the practice of meditation.

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Meditation Teachings

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

January 2, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center of the Rockies

Full day meditation teaching: We will provide a description of the specifics at a later date, however it is sure to be a profound teaching on mediation with both Rinpoches, so it’s not to missed.

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Long Life Empowerment

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

January 3, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center of the Rockies

This Long Life Empowerment will be a Thangtong Gyalpo initiation, a manifestation of Padmasambhava.

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Denver Center Statue Consecration and Vajrasattva Blessing

January 4, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center of the Rockies

The blessing ceremonies on the full moon will be conferred through the practice of Vajrasattva.  You are welcome to attend this event free of charge.