Wake-Up Time: Establishing a Path to Peace and Contentment in Challenging Times
In November we’ll be hosting a delightful retreat with Venerable Amy Miller. Experience and explore a variety of guided meditations that will enhance your happiness, wholeness, and peace of mind. Meditations on the graduated path to enlightenment will be included. This retreat is especially recommended for Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path and a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in developing a meditation practice or deepening an already existing one. Open to all levels of practitioners.
Saturday, November 11 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, November 12 from 1pm to 6pm
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 10 and 17 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path
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, September 6 – October 25 from 7pm to 9pm
New: Meditation 101, An Experiential Approach to Learning Meditation
Join Meditation 101, an introductory course designed by experienced and knowledgeable teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The five sessions will consist of guided meditations that can be used by anyone to create more peace and happiness in daily life. Each participant, whether completely new or somewhat experienced, will acquire solid foundations of meditation, such as a correct sitting posture and how to overcome obstacles.
Tuesdays, October 24- November 21 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Cittamani Tara Puja
Cittamani Tara, the highest yoga tantra manifestation of the deity Tara, can lead to liberation and enlightenment within this single lifetime. Cittamani Tara is called upon to bring success, including for situations involving family, relationships, business, career, and protection from all negativities and fears. Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche has specifically advised that the Cittamani Tara Puja be practiced by Shantideva Meditation Center. All are welcome!
Friday, October 27 from 7pm to 9pm
Lhabab Duchen with Venerable Amy Miller
Join us as we celebrate Lhabab Duchen with Venerable Amy Miller. Lhabab Duchen commemorates Lord Buddha’s descent from heaven and is a 100 million multiplying day, creating bucketloads of merit! Based on the advice of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche for Buddha multiplying days, the center is offering an extensive array of meritorious activities for Lhabab Duchen. You are welcome to come as an observer or participant in these beneficial practices within a supportive community.
Friday, November 10 from 6:30pm to 9pm
New: Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher
The “guru-disciple” relationship is essential for making progress on the path in Tibetan Buddhism, yet for many students this most important relationship can often seem mysterious. This course will explore the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. This is the fourth of a series of 14 modules covering the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment. Even if you did not attend the previous modules, you are very welcome to join, as each module is separate.