Upcoming Events

Dependent Origination: Understanding the World as it Really is with Geshe Tenley

For the public talk Geshe Tenley will draw on traditional teachings about interdependence. This public talk is suitable for everyone. For the weekend teachings he will explain in a very clear and concise way the relationship between emptiness and dependent origination. Geshe-la’s teachings will open the door for those new to Buddhism while laying the groundwork for the in-depth weekend teachings.

Public Talk: Friday, September 22 from 7pm to 9pm
Weekend Teachings:
Saturday, September 23 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, September 24 from 1pm to 6pm

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Teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron

We rejoice to announce that Venerable Thubten Chodron will spend four days with our community! On October 5, Venerable will explore how the Buddha engaged in the society of his time and left a legacy of teachings on wisdom and compassion that continue to transform our world. From October 6 to 8 Venerable will teach from her latest book, Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Commentary on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland by Khensur Jampa Tegchok at Garrison Institute.

Public Talk: Thursday, October 5
Retreat at Garrison Institute: Friday, October 6- Sunday, October 8

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Tuesday Meditation Series: Introduction to Emptiness with Scott Tusa

Scott Tusa will lead this four-part meditation series on emptiness. He will guide us into exploring a variety of insight meditation techniques designed to help us navigate and transform our relationship to our inner world of thoughts and emotions, bringing greater efficacy in overcoming mental and emotional habits that cause us unnecessary suffering

Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10 from 7 to 8:30pm:

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Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path

Note: On September 27, teachings with Ven. Amy Miller via Skype.

In this module, we will study an overview of the path, including basics, such as the Three Principal Aspects of the Path, and seminal texts, such as The Foundation of all Good Qualities. This is the third of a series of 14 modules covering the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment. Even if you did not attend the first modules, you are very welcome to join, as each module is separate.

Wednesdays, Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 from 7pm to 9pm

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Medicine Buddha Puja

The Medicine Buddha puja purifies and heals on all levels — physical, mental, spiritual and environmental. It is considered particularly powerful for people who are sick or have recently died, and for bringing both temporary success and the ultimate success of Enlightenment. Come as an observer or participant in this beneficial practice within a supportive community!

Friday, September 29 from 7 to 9pm:

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