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Archive of 2010 News & Events

Sunday, February 14, 10 am — Tibetan Losar (New Year)

Join us for prayer service and potluck lunch. The public is welcome.

Late March to early May

Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche visit and weekend teachings. More details to be announced.

May 15 & 16 — Khentrul Rinpoche

Weekend meditation retreat on the teachings of Terton Tsogyal, Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok. More details to be announced.

Sundays in April

Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche in Residence

Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche

Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche is in residence at Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling in Wood Valley through the month of April. Every Sunday (except April 18) there will be Tara practice from 10 am to 11:30 am. Following the Tara practice, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm there will be a teaching explaining the outline of the practice and a focus on some of the main aspects of Buddhist meditation.

There is no charge for these events, though donations are requested to help cover the airfare and other expenses of the Rinpoche's visit. For those attending the morning and afternoon sessions, please bring something to share for lunch.

Sunday, May 2

Join us for a Tsok offering and potluck lunch before Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche leaves for India.

Saturday & Sunday, May 15 & 16

Weekend Retreat with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

Weekend meditation retreat with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche on the Heartfelt Advice of Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche.

Jigmed Phuntsok Rinpoche was one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the 20th century. In 1987 he led a historic trip to the five–peaked mountain of Wu Tai Shan, a sacred pilgrimage place associated with Manjushri, the embodiment of the Wisdom of all Buddhas. Here he gave his most famous mind treasure teachings, and Heartfelt Advice is one of these, representing his most essential advice covering the entire spiritual path from basic contemplations that turn the mind toward spiritual practice to the profound approach of Dzogchen.

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche was present and received this wisdom directly from his teacher. He will share it with us at Wood Valley Temple, where Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche himself visited on his only trip to the United States in 1995.

The retreat will be held 10 am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Cost is $125 for the weekend or $100 if pre–registered before May 1.

To view a flyer for this event, please download the flyer pdf file.

Every Sunday 10 am - 11:30 am

Four Mandala Tara Practice

This practice is cancelled when there is a teaching program.

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Events are located at the Wood Valley Temple.

Donations are greatly appreciated. May the merit of giving and receiving benefit all Beings!