• Unchanging Friend – Reliance Upon the Spiritual Guide

    Saturday, June 4th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • About This Event

    Unchanging Friend – Reliance Upon the Spiritual Guide

    Saturday Workshop

    The root of our spiritual life is the practice of learning how to rely upon a spiritual guide. A deep understanding of this practice empowers us to protect ourselves and others from suffering and to experience true happiness.

    This workshop is designed to help define what true reliance is and what are the correct objects of that reliance. In this way we find within ourselves a special type of wisdom that becomes our unchanging friend and helps us to navigate the uncertainties of modern life and gain authentic spiritual realizations.

    This workshop is suitable for all levels of practitioners

    “Our mind is like a field, our Spiritual Guide’s instructions are like seeds sown in that field, and our faith in our Spiritual Guide is like water that germinates these seeds. If these three come together we will quickly and easily harvest a rich crop of Dharma realizations. If we do not have these conditions at the moment we should pray that we will find them in the future.”

    – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Great Treasury of Merit 

    On June 4th—so-called Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day—Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche will be turning 91! Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will look at the life and deeds of Venerable Geshe-la. Everyone is welcome to join us for a special celebration with cake after this workshop in honor of Geshe-la’s birthday!

    Walk Ins Welcome!

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  • Event Schedule

    The schedule for this events is as follows:

    10:00 - 11:15 am : Teaching & Meditation
    11:15 am – 12:00 pm : Break
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm : Teaching & Meditation
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm : Geshe-la's Birthday Celebration
  • The Teacher

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    This event is taught by Gen Dorje. Gen Dorje has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Gen Dorje is admired for his warmth and humor in making Buddha’s teachings relevant to the modern world. He is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a joyful life.

  • Cost

    $35 per person ($17.50 for Temple Members )
    (find out how to become a Temple Member)


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