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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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May All Beings Benefit!

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Tibetan Buddhism Book Study Group

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Our monthly Book Study Group happens today, May 22, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). Our selection is Illuminating the Path, a book by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. In this book, the two Khenpo Brothers give clear and profound explanations on how to practice the path of Ngondro, the foundational set of practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This session is part 1 of 2 for this book. Part 2 happens on June 19.

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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!

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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.

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“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 Peace Prevail!

Our website: CLICK HERE

To sign up for our weekly email newsletter: CLICK HERE

To make tax deductible donations to PCD-DC: CLICK HERE

For info on the annual Summer Retreat: CLICK HERE

Tibetan Buddhism: Bodhichitta

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The topic for our group today, May 29, is Bodhichitta, the Altruistic Mind of Awakening. In Mahayana Buddhism, Bodhichitta is the beginning, the middle and the end of the path to enlightenment. We’ll talk about this awakened heart and how to cultivate it.

In our weekly classes, we explore the richly variegated jewel that is Tibetan Buddhist doctrine or liturgy, including a short meditation or two. There is plenty of time for Q-&-A. All who are reading this message are warmly invited.

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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 click on this link: ZOOM LINK
When prompted, join the group using ID number:
Meeting ID number: [masked]

Please be sure to join a few minutes before the scheduled time!
NOTE: Our program plan is to rotate the topic of the tutorial 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.

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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 instruction on various aspects of the Buddhist practices, or meditation, and discussion of those instructions. Classes are led by senior students of our Palyul spiritual lineage masters. Our teachers include His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, and others. All who are interested, including beginners, are welcome; there are no prerequisites. Time for Q&A is available.

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“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: CLICK HERE

To sign up for our weekly email newsletter: CLICK HERE

To make tax deductible donations to PCD-DC: CLICK HERE

For info on the annual Summer Retreat: CLICK HERE

Tibetan Buddhism Book Study Group

Needs a location

Our monthly Book Study Group happens today, June 19, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). Our selection is Illuminating the Path, a book by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. In this book, the two Khenpo Brothers give clear and profound explanations on how to practice the path of Ngondro, the foundational set of practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This session is part 2 of 2 for this book. Part 1 happened on May 22.

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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.

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“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 Peace Prevail!

Our website: CLICK HERE

To sign up for our weekly email newsletter: CLICK HERE

To make tax deductible donations to PCD-DC: CLICK HERE

For info on the annual Summer Retreat: CLICK HERE

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