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Almost every Sunday (please check our calendar) we offer a class on meditation instruction and practice. The class generally practices "calm abiding" (shiney/samatha) meditation, which is the art of calming the mind as taught in Tibetan Buddhism. We also investigate "insight" (lag-tong/vipashyana), the meditation practice that enables deeper insight into the nature of self and the world to positively transform our relationship with ourselves and with others. No experience is needed. All are welcome, including you.

We follow the teachings of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit our website at http://www.palyuldc.org/

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Upcoming events (5)

Discovering Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

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Today, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m., we talk about the basic practice of meditation, including a short meditation or two. There will be time for Q & A. At 9:45 a.m., we take a 15 min. break for informal chit-chat. At 10 a.m. we practice our usual Guru Yoga sadhana. All who are reading this message are warmly invited. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** NOTE: Our Fall 2020 program plan is to rotate the topic of the 'Introduction to Buddhism' portion of our sessions from week to week, from basic meditation, to sadhana practice, to our book study group. Our intent is to serve our newest members as well as our more senior members. Please let us know how this scheme works for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please join our group through the internet by using the Zoom application. You can download the Zoom application through your app store. To join our meeting, simply copy and paste the following link into your browser… https://zoom.us/join …When prompted, join the group using ID number & password: Meeting ID number:[masked] Password: Drubwang Please be sure to join a few minutes before the scheduled time! *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** PCD-DC (Palyul Changchub Dargyeling—D.C. Area) is a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma center affiliated with Palyul Ling International. Every Sunday morning (please check our calendar for occasional irregularities) we offer a class aimed at learning about Tibetan Buddhism. Each class includes an instruction on various aspects of the Buddhist practices, discussion of those instructions, and a short Guru Yoga practice. Classes are led by senior students of our Palyul spiritual lineage masters, including His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche. All who are interested, including beginners, are welcome; there are no prerequisites. Time for Q&A is available. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** “The Tibetan word 'jin-lab' is loosely translated as ‘blessings.’ Jin-lap transforms our whole being—our body, our speech, the way we think, how we understand phenomena, and the way we relate to ourselves and the world. Ultimately, however, what jin-lap does is to break the shell of our ego and force us to see the true nature of our minds. Among the many other causes and conditions, in the Vajrayana it is the guru who is considered the most important and indeed supreme cause for doing all of the above.” -Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, “Ocean of Blessings” (p. vii) “If we had pure perception from the beginning, we wouldn’t need to train in it. However, at present our mind is filled with disturbing emotions, our way of perceiving is very obscured, and we lack pure perception. Therefore, we need to train in pure perception.” -His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, “Ocean of Blessing” (pp. 9-11) May All Beings Benefit! Our website: http://www.palyuldc.org/ To sign up for our weekly email newsletter: https://www.palyuldc.org/Contact To make tax deductible donations to PCD-DC: https://palyuldc.org/Donate For info on the retreat, go to the retreat's web site: http://retreat.palyul.org/

Tibetan Buddhism Book Study Group

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Our monthly Book Study group happens today, Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. Our book is the popular "Start Where You Are," by Pema Chodron. This book explains bodhisattva mind training in seven points, which are antidotes to undesired mental habits that cause suffering. Today’s session, the last of four for this book, covers point number seven--chapter 19 to the end of the book. At 9:45 a.m., we take a 15 min. break for informal chit-chat. Finally, at 10 a.m. we end with our usual Guru Yoga practice. All who are reading this message are warmly invited. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** NOTE: Our Winter 2021 program plan is to rotate the topic of the 'Introduction to Buddhism' portion of our sessions from week to week, from basic meditation, to sadhana practice, to our book study group. Our intent is to serve our newest members as well as our more senior members. Please let us know how this scheme works for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please join our group through the internet by using the Zoom application. You can download the Zoom application through your app store. To join our meeting, simply copy and paste the following link into your browser… https://zoom.us/join …When prompted, join the group using ID number & password: Meeting ID number:[masked] Password: Drubwang Please be sure to join a few minutes before the scheduled time! *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** PCD-DC (Palyul Changchub Dargyeling—D.C. Area) is a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma center affiliated with Palyul Ling International. Every Sunday morning (please check our calendar for occasional irregularities) we offer a class aimed at learning about Tibetan Buddhism. Each class includes an instruction on various aspects of the Buddhist practices, discussion of those instructions, and a short Guru Yoga practice. Classes are led by senior students of our Palyul spiritual lineage masters, including His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche. All who are interested, including beginners, are welcome; there are no prerequisites. Time for Q&A is available. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** “The Tibetan word 'jin-lab' is loosely translated as ‘blessings.’ Jin-lap transforms our whole being—our body, our speech, the way we think, how we understand phenomena, and the way we relate to ourselves and the world. Ultimately, however, what jin-lap does is to break the shell of our ego and force us to see the true nature of our minds. Among the many other causes and conditions, in the Vajrayana it is the guru who is considered the most important and indeed supreme cause for doing all of the above.” -Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, “Ocean of Blessings” (p. vii) “If we had pure perception from the beginning, we wouldn’t need to train in it. However, at present our mind is filled with disturbing emotions, our way of perceiving is very obscured, and we lack pure perception. Therefore, we need to train in pure perception.” -His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, “Ocean of Blessing” (pp. 9-11) May All Beings Benefit! Our website: http://www.palyuldc.org/ To sign up for our weekly email newsletter: https://www.palyuldc.org/Contact To make tax deductible donations to PCD-DC: https://palyuldc.org/Donate For info on the annual Summer Retreat, go to the retreat's web site: http://retreat.palyul.org/

Discovering Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

Online event

We talk about the basic practice of meditation, including a short meditation or two, today, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. There will be time for Q & A. At 9:45 a.m., we take a 15 min. break for informal chit-chat. At 10 a.m. we practice our usual Guru Yoga sadhana. All who are reading this message are warmly invited. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** NOTE: Our Winter 2021 program plan is to rotate the topic of the 'Introduction to Buddhism' portion of our sessions from week to week, from basic meditation, to sadhana practice, to our book study group. Our intent is to serve our newest members as well as our more senior members. Please let us know how this scheme works for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please join our group through the internet by using the Zoom application. You can download the Zoom application through your app store. To join our meeting, simply copy and paste the following link into your browser… https://zoom.us/join …When prompted, join the group using ID number & password: Meeting ID number:[masked] Password: Drubwang Please be sure to join a few minutes before the scheduled time! *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** PCD-DC (Palyul Changchub Dargyeling—D.C. Area) is a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma center affiliated with Palyul Ling International. Every Sunday morning (please check our calendar for occasional irregularities) we offer a class aimed at learning about Tibetan Buddhism. Each class includes an instruction on various aspects of the Buddhist practices, discussion of those instructions, and a short Guru Yoga practice. Classes are led by senior students of our Palyul spiritual lineage masters, including His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche. All who are interested, including beginners, are welcome; there are no prerequisites. Time for Q&A is available. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** “The Tibetan word 'jin-lab' is loosely translated as ‘blessings.’ Jin-lap transforms our whole being—our body, our speech, the way we think, how we understand phenomena, and the way we relate to ourselves and the world. Ultimately, however, what jin-lap does is to break the shell of our ego and force us to see the true nature of our minds. Among the many other causes and conditions, in the Vajrayana it is the guru who is considered the most important and indeed supreme cause for doing all of the above.” -Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, “Ocean of Blessings” (p. vii) “If we had pure perception from the beginning, we wouldn’t need to train in it. However, at present our mind is filled with disturbing emotions, our way of perceiving is very obscured, and we lack pure perception. Therefore, we need to train in pure perception.” -His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, “Ocean of Blessing” (pp. 9-11) May All Beings Benefit! Our website: http://www.palyuldc.org/ To sign up for our weekly email newsletter: https://www.palyuldc.org/Contact To make tax deductible donations to PCD-DC: https://palyuldc.org/Donate For info on the annual Summer Retreat, go to the retreat's web site: http://retreat.palyul.org/

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

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Today, Feb. 14, the topic for our group talk/discussion is Tibetan Buddhist sadhana (spiritual practice) in theory and in practice. There will be time for Q & A. At 9:45 a.m., we take a 15 min. break for informal chit-chat. Then at 10 a.m. we end with our usual Guru Yoga practice. All who are reading this message are warmly invited. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** NOTE: Our Winter 2021 program plan is to rotate the topic of the 'Introduction to Buddhism' portion of our sessions from week to week, from basic meditation, to sadhana practice, to our book study group. Our intent is to serve our newest members as well as our more senior members. Please let us know how this scheme works for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please join our group through the internet by using the Zoom application. You can download the Zoom application through your app store. To join our meeting, simply copy and paste the following link into your browser… https://zoom.us/join …When prompted, join the group using ID number & password: Meeting ID number:[masked] Password: Drubwang Please be sure to join a few minutes before the scheduled time! *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** PCD-DC (Palyul Changchub Dargyeling—D.C. Area) is a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma center affiliated with Palyul Ling International. Every Sunday morning (please check our calendar for occasional irregularities) we offer a class aimed at learning about Tibetan Buddhism. Each class includes an instruction on various aspects of the Buddhist practices, discussion of those instructions, and a short Guru Yoga practice. Classes are led by senior students of our Palyul spiritual lineage masters, including His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche. All who are interested, including beginners, are welcome; there are no prerequisites. Time for Q&A is available. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** “The Tibetan word 'jin-lab' is loosely translated as ‘blessings.’ Jin-lap transforms our whole being—our body, our speech, the way we think, how we understand phenomena, and the way we relate to ourselves and the world. Ultimately, however, what jin-lap does is to break the shell of our ego and force us to see the true nature of our minds. Among the many other causes and conditions, in the Vajrayana it is the guru who is considered the most important and indeed supreme cause for doing all of the above.” -Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, “Ocean of Blessings” (p. vii) “If we had pure perception from the beginning, we wouldn’t need to train in it. However, at present our mind is filled with disturbing emotions, our way of perceiving is very obscured, and we lack pure perception. Therefore, we need to train in pure perception.” -His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, “Ocean of Blessing” (pp. 9-11) May All Beings Benefit! Our website: http://www.palyuldc.org/ To sign up for our weekly email newsletter: https://www.palyuldc.org/Contact To make tax deductible donations to PCD-DC: https://palyuldc.org/Donate For info on the annual Summer Retreat, go to the retreat's web site: http://retreat.palyul.org/

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