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Padmasambhava Meditation Center (PMC), founded and directed by His Eminence Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche, is a place for the study and practice of meditation in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. PMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring happiness and authentic engagement with the teachings of Buddhism.


ONGOING Practice Sessions


Every SUNDAY

Open Practice Session

10:00am to 12:00pm

Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Come participate in self-directed meditation practice alongside other members of our community. The center is a warm, welcoming space for practitioners of all experience levels. Sit for ten minutes or two hours—the door will be open and we look forward to seeing you!

Every THURSDAY

Introduction to Meditation

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Join us for teachings and basic meditation instruction with His Eminence Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche. The event is free and streamed live when Chhoje Rinpoche is in Denver. Everyone is welcome!


Upcoming Events


17dec6:00 pmShower of Blessings - TSOK Feast OfferingSet up begins at 6:00 pm

Event Details

Monday, December 17 is the tenth day of the lunar month in the Tibetan calendar. This day is also Guru Rinpoche day and the tsok (feast offering) practice is done to celebrate the special day in the calendar.

This is a free event, but we highly recommend bringing a clean, unopened food item to make a connection with the practice. Items like lunch meat, cheese, fruit, cookies, chips, and candy are good items to bring. You do not need to have previous experience with tsok practice to attend.

If you would like to make a donation, please donate online by clicking here, or send checks to “PMC” at PO Box 3734, Boulder, CO 80307 and email treasurer@pmctr.org with your donation amount.

Time

(Monday) 6:00 pm

Location

Padmasambhava Meditation Center

1900 South Cook Street

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18dec7:00 pm8:30 pmMindful Recovery Meeting - Open to allTuesday evenings 7:00 pm - Downstairs

Event Details

This Mindful Recovery meeting is open to those interested in the use of Buddhist teachings and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors and is open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths.

This meeting combines meditation, study, and group discussion of Buddhist teachings and Twelve Step literature. Our group is intended as a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, Twelve Step work. We strongly encourage you to fully work the Twelve Steps as part of your personal program of recovery.

Each Tuesday evening, we begin at 7:00 p.m. (note this is a new time effective 11/20/18)  downstairs in the community room at PMC. We will begin with meditation instruction and twenty minutes of meditation. We then introduce ourselves however we feel comfortable, followed by the week’s group leader sharing a topic and passing the Talking Stick. Our discussion lasts approximately one hour and we follow the Twelve Step tradition of respecting anonymity and refraining from cross-talk or advice-giving.

We close the meeting with a prayer for world peace and a dedication of merit following the Buddhist tradition of PMC. We encourage you to sign up on the calendar to lead future meetings and share your experience, strength, and hope.

The Padmasambhava Meditation Center generously allows us the use of this space and we ask that you reciprocate when we pass the donation basket.

 

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

Location

Padmasambhava Meditation Center

1900 South Cook Street

Announcing Great Wheel Day Practice with H.E. Chhoje RinpocheMark your calendar 2/19/19 - details forthcoming!

Event Details

Mark your calendar –  Rinpoche will  lead us in practice for the first full moon of the year (The first Great Wheel Day of the new lunar year) on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Details to follow!

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Padmasambhava Meditation Center

1900 South Cook Street

The Way of the Bodhisattva with Christina MonsonSun 1/6/19 and Monday 1/7/19 | 9:30 to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4:30 pm

Event Details

On behalf of H. E. Chhoje Rinpoche, we are delighted to announce Christina Monson will be at PMC on Sunday, January 6th and Monday, January 7th to teach on Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva.

Overview of Program :   

The great Indian master Shantideva (c.685-763) gifted the Buddhist tradition what may well be its most powerful teaching on how to make the spiritual path a personal experience in his famous treatise the Bodhicaryavatara, The Way of the Bodhisattva. Shantideva wrote this work for himself, based on what he actually saw and experienced in his own mind. His insights have proved timeless. The penetrating and inspiring verses of this, his master work, are as relevant today as ever before.  Beginning with an elucidation of bodhicitta – the heart of the Mahayana path – the Bodhicaryavatara invites us to uplift ourselves out of self-focused attitudes and embrace the true source of happiness: a motivation to awaken for the benefit of others. With this as the foundation, the teaching then takes us on a journey of developing the skills needed to engage this intention on a practical level, a discovery of what it means to be fully minded. Getting right down into the sneaky machinations of ego-fueled emotions, Santideva’s masterful verses leave no place for us to hold onto ordinary poverty-stricken thinking. Instead, the text, properly studied and contemplated, opens the door into the possibility of experiencing fully qualified meditation and an understanding of the true nature of all that appears to exist.

Over this two-day intensive retreat, we will focus on the first three chapters of the text through close study, contemplation, experiential activities and practice. Respecting the auspiciousness of the beginning of a new year, we will welcome forth aspirations for ourselves, for others, and for our world based upon our commitment to the bodhisattva path and the vision it unfolds. It may be helpful to have a copy of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva with you to reference during the program.

Introduction of Christina Monson:

Christina has been practicing and studying Buddhism since 1987. Her interest in the wisdom traditions of Asia began in high school and led her to devote her first two years of college to immersive study of the Zen and Chan Buddhist traditions of Japan and China. She first traveled to Nepal in 1989 and immediately met her root guru, Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, under whose guidance she studied and practiced for the next twenty- seven years. Her practice has focused on the treasure lineage of Sera Khandro Dewai Dorje, the great Tibetan female mystic and treasure-revealer whose collected writings Christina continues to translate. Extensive periods of solitary retreat in the sacred land of Yolmo, Helambu, where Chatral Rinpoche bestowed his heart teachings, brought a deepening of experience in the richness of the pith instructions of his practice lineage.

Christina has also studied with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Soktse Rinpoche, Katok Getse Rinpoche, Tengboche Rinpoche, Chhoje Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sogan Rinpoche, Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche, Yatse Khenpo, Khenpo Yeshe Gyaltsen, Khenpo Choying Dorje, and Khenpo Tashi Tseten.

Times for Teaching Sessions:

There will be four sessions, Sunday and Monday, each morning and afternoon.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The requested offering is $30 per session, or $120. Everyone is welcome to attend any one session or combination of sessions.

Members: please use the member discount coupon code when you check out to apply a 15% discount. If you do not have the discount code, please email treasurer@pmctr.org.

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Padmasambhava Meditation Center

1900 South Cook Street

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Announcing Meditation Retreat with H.E Chhoje RinpocheFeb. 13 - 18, 2019 Details forthcoming

Event Details

We are excited to announce that Chhoje Rinpoche will be returning to Denver in February 2019.

Rinpoche will be leading a five  day retreat from Wednesday, February 13 through  the morning of Monday, February 18th 2019 .

This  is  a meditation retreat.  Rinpoche has requested that  everyone who attends the retreat  maintain silence and not look at computers or phones for the duration of the retreat.

Details are still being worked out- Registration will open shortly but we wanted to get this information out to you so that you can plan accordingly.

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

dec(dec 31)10:00 amjan(jan 1)2:00 pmNew Year's Day - Open Sitting - Sangha Gathering - Please RSVPOpen Sitting 10 am - 2 pm | Snacks downstairs at 12 Noon

Event Details

Padmasambhava Meditation Center will be open on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019,  for open individual sitting practice.

Please come and join us any time from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the shrine room.

For those who wish to gather at 12:00 p.m. in the community room, there will be tea and some healthy snacks for all. (Please RSVP if you plan to join us for tea and snacks so that we know how much food to prepare.)

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Time

Month Long Event (december)

Location

Padmasambhava Meditation Center

1900 South Cook Street

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