PMC Blog and Announcements

  • PMC is delighted to announce a new teaching series on a foundational and classic text: Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, by Longchen Rabjam (b.1308 – d.1364).

    The first book of his Trilogy of Rest, Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind, contains thirteen chapters of beautiful and evocative verse that present the most important teachings from both sutra and mantra perspectives for the Buddhist practitioner interested in pursuing the goal of liberation.

    This introductory session will introduce this multi-year teaching, and students will begin by engaging the first four chapters of the text, which cover the four important “mind-turning” reflections: the freedoms and advantages of a human birth, impermanence, suffering, and karma.

    Continuing sessions will be held on Tuesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and future teaching blocks are anticipated in late fall 2021, and early spring, 2022, and will be announced progressively.

    Join us on Sunday June 20th at 9 am for this introductory discussion.

  • We are delighted that PMC has re-opened and we are full of gratitude to all that have joined us for practice this past week!

    Check out our Thursday evening program HERE

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 2:47 a.m. to 7:49 a.m. MDT

    To join us in person at PMC, from 4:00 am to the end of the eclipse, please RSVP at the bottom of the event HERE

    Saga Dawa, the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, began with the new moon on May 12. This month commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni, the Buddha of our time. On the fifteenth (full moon) day of this fourth month—Saga Dawa Duchen—Saga Dawa is celebrated and merit from wholesome acts is multiplied millions of times.

    This year, the full moon day falls on Wednesday, May 26. This period of time is an excellent opportunity to offer our practice, make donations, and engage in other actions that generate merit. This year’s Saga Dawa Duchen is a particularly special time because a lunar eclipse will occur on that day.

    Read more about the lunar eclipse here.