Annual Appeal: Please Help Us Flourish in 2018!
We’ve had another amazing year at Shantideva Meditation Center, including the astounding good fortune to begin establishing a home of our own. Please help us flourish in 2018! Consider becoming a member, or offering a one-time donation. Sustaining contributions to fully or partially guarantee our rent are a uniquely meritorious opportunity. We are deeply grateful for all of your contributions, each of which has helped make Shantideva Meditation Center a vibrant Buddhist community.
Thursday, November 16 – Sunday, February 18
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
Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher
Note: Venerable Amy Miller will be joining us on Dec. 13. Dec. 20 will be a teaching via Skype.
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.
Wednesdays, November 8 -January 3 from 7pm to 9pm
New Tuesday Meditation: Seeing the Glass Half Full (or Even Completely Full)
Our next meditation series will expand on Thanksgiving’s theme of gratitude. This new series provides tools to rewire our minds, developing gratitude for our infinite potential. According to science, gratitude is a powerful boost to happiness and health, and according to Buddhism, it’s powerful fuel for our spiritual practice.
Tuesdays, November 28, December 5 and 19 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Medicine Buddha Puja
The Medicine Buddha Puja purifies and heals on all levels – physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental. It is especially powerful for people who are sick or have recently died, and for bringing about temporal success and the ultimate success of enlightenment.
Following the wishes of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, this practice is preceded by the Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas. You may prostrate physically, or, if you prefer, mentally during the recitation.
Friday, December 1 from 7pm to 9pm
Celebrating Lama Tsongkhapa Day
We will join our friends at Jewel Heart to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day with a special Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa) and Tsog, to honor our lineage gurus. All merit (positive potential) accumulated on this day is multiplied 100,000 times.