An Evening of Buddhist Study & Cultivation:
Shakyamuni Buddha's Teachings
& A Practice to Receive the Blessings of Shakyamuni Buddha
Weds July 23, 7pm – 9pm
See local address below
Please join us and let your mind practice the acquisition of dharma framework and dharma practice.
The Buddha’s teachings provide a framework for understanding all the causes and effects in the universe. We will learn more about these principles of causality and understand how they relate to our everyday life, and how one can start to reduce and then eliminate the compulsive interpretations and behaviors that serve to push us, impel us, drive us. By understanding truths that Buddha mastered and taught, we will learn how to begin to gain more freedom in our lives.
We will also have the opportunity to do a profound practice related to Shakyamuni Buddha that is unique to our lineage. Our lama Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche passed this practice to us for the first time one month ago. People reported feeling more energetic, more light and bright in their minds, more compassionate and close to the Buddha’s heart. Rinpoche anticipated this big effect that and then saw that it functioned that way. He is encouraging us to share this teaching broadly and to perform it several times a week. This will have a quick effect on our minds so the numb will be replaced with the vibrant mind. If you are curious about Buddhism you will be able to see how Buddhist study and practice can start to soften us and awaken us to the expansive mind that lays within you.
These classes are open and suitable to all people.
On Wednesdays we meet in several local bay area groups, so if you know of someone in another area let us know and we may be able to help connect you. Also, on Thursdays we meet by webcast, allowing a wider circle to participate. Study and practice is led by senior disciples under the direction of Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche. Interested students will have opportunities to attend classes with Rinpoche during his summer series.
About our Lama
Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche is the 68th lineage holder of Nagavara Raja Lineage. He has studied all forms of Buddhism from the three vehicles. He is very familiar with what present-day cultivators need, what we lack and how to best help us.
“Developing the qualities of humility, honesty, kindness, and purity is the first step towards successful cultivation.”
Rinpoche not only teaches us Buddha’s teaching or knowledge, but also leads students to do the practices that will help them the most. Methods that we learn are connected together and will become sets of special practices so our mind starts to transform in the direction of the Buddha’s mind. You will learn how to apply Buddha’s teachings effectively and efficiently in your daily life. Rinpoche will guide and ensure that you are able to enter Buddha's correct Dharma path.
It is hard nowadays to find a Guru who is responsible and fully committed but who also has the ability to flexibly apply the Dharma in his teaching, without incorporating worldly concerns. Rinpoche promotes recovering the pure Dharma and traditions of Buddha's time and also is committed to promote the old Kadampa tradition's spirit of Lama Atisha.
“Rinpoche is very skillful in arranging teachings and cultivations to correct and improve students’ attitude and ability quickly. It is very difficult to find a Dharma master like Rinpoche in the present time.”
Please Reply and RSVP if you plan to attend, thanks! -Manjushri Buddha Dharma Lineage
For questions, please text Zach at[masked] 2568.
How to find us
In the Aptos area, we meet in a private home at 91 Lilly Way, Watsonville, near La Selva Beach / Manresa Beach area. The house is 15-20 minutes south of Cabrillo college, or 10 minutes from the San Andreas freeway exit. It is easy to find using GPS or mapping software, just make sure it takes you via Zils Road. If you need help during your journey, please call the house phone at[masked] 3560. If this is your first time, we suggest you try to come 10 minutes early. Maybe bring a small flashlight or use the one on your phone. Parking is along the low green wooden fence.
If you don't have GPS:
• Take San Andreas Exit from highway 1, turn onto San Andreas towards ocean. After 4 miles (shortly after KOA campground), turn right onto Zils Rd. The small mile markers on the side of the road will show 4 miles.
• On Zils, turn right onto the private road called Lilly Way, which is the last possible turn from Zils road before Zils turns into a “Keep Out” / private driveway. Towards the end of Lilly, you will see a 2 story olive green house at a sharp bend in the road. Park at the low green fence and come to the front door, you will see a Welcome sign on the front door. See you there! -Karen