What we're about

Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center is the Silicon Valley center affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, FPMT, hosting events in the San Jose, Santa Clara County area. We are Tibetan Buddhists in the Gelug lineage. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual inspiration for our organization and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director. Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center eg. GGBC conducts on-going courses in Buddhist philosophy and practice. We also host special events with authentic teachers in our tradition, including Tibetan lamas, qualified international monks and nuns, experienced Western Dharma students, and specialists in Tibetan arts and medicine. Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center is a registered non-profit religious corporation, 501(c)3, and donations are tax-deductible. A number of volunteers are involved in helping to organize our events and keep things going. Our support comes entirely from local contributions.

Upcoming events (5)

The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination — The Wheel of Life

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The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination — The Wheel of Life with Emily Hsu Why are we in our current situation? How did we get here, and where are we going? In this class on the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination, we will discuss the Wheel of Life, what samsara is, how we become trapped in and perpetuate the cycle of suffering, and how to become free once and for all. For more information, and to register, please visit https://www.gyalwagyatso.org/2020-11-01-emily-hsu-twelve-links.html

Sunday Morning Meditation

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Led by various instructors Sunday mornings 10:00-11:00am Join us for weekly Sunday morning meditations appropriate for all levels of practitioners. This is a peaceful way to start your Sunday, and a good opportunity to practice with a group and get your questions answered. The sessions will include a period of silent meditation followed by a guided meditation on a topic from the stages of the path. A short introduction to the topic and time for questions will also be included. There will also be periodic Dharma talks following the meditation at 11am. All are welcome! Offered free – donations appreciated. About the instructors: Sharon Allen has been teaching mindfulness meditation for many years, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Beth Dart is a life-long Buddhist who has led meditations and pujas for some years. Don Isaacson is an advanced Dharma student having followed the FPMT Basic Program courses (http://fpmt.org/education/programs/basic-program/) in person for many years, and the FPMT Masters Program (http://fpmt.org/education/programs/masters-program/) online, 2008 to 2013. Don currently serves on the Board of Directors at Land of Medicine Buddha (http://dharma.landofmedicinebuddha.org/) in Soquel.

Recovery Dharma

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For additional information please visit https://recoverydharma.org

Drop-in Mindfulness Meditation with various instructors

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Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm Since the time of the Buddha, people have practiced mindfulness meditation. Today, both neuroscience and medical research have studied the effects of meditation and discovered many benefits of this practice. These include stress reduction and an increase in our capacity for peace and happiness. These Wednesday evening mindfulness meditation classes are ongoing and a great place to start your own regular meditation practice or to deepen your current practice. All are welcome! Suggested donation: $5 – $15 Your generous donations are essential for the continuation of programs like this. No one turned away due to lack of funds — please contact us (http://www.gyalwagyatso.org/contact.html) to make arrangements.

Past events (3,356)

Yoga Basics with Lisa Konie on Saturdays

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