An Opportunity to Give!

From Khenpo Monlam:

From the Lord Buddha’s time according to his instructions, Buddhist monks go on retreat for three months each summer. At Kagyu College in Dehra Dun, about 100 monks are now in retreat for another 36 days.

It is meritorious for anyone to sponsor meals for the monks during this time. If you would like to sponsor a lunch for the 100 monks, the cost is $120 for one lunch for all the monks. Alternatively, people can come together to share in the cost of one or more lunches. How can you give?                                                                                             

1) Bring a check or cash to the Dharma Center and put it in the offering bowl.                  

2) Mail a check made out to White Lotus Buddhist Center to PO Box 10384, Rochester NY 14610.                                                             

3) Go on-line and make a donation via Pay-pal. Be sure to note that this is for Retreat Lunches for the monks of Kagyu College. http://www.whitelotusdharma.org/

4) Click on this Paypal button and follow the prompts. Thank you!




Upcoming Programs 2017

August 25-27, 2017

Khenpo Konchok Monlam

Khenpo Molam continues his teaching on Chapter 5, Vigilance, of the:

Bodhicaryavatara, Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva, the famous text on the conduct of practitioners who follow the Bodhisattva Path.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said, “If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.”

Details and Registration: http://www.whitelotusdharma.org/teachings-on-the-bodhicaryavatara/


 

September 29-October 1: The Third Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

From Kunzang Palchen Ling in Red Hook, NY, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will give a Guru Rinpoche empowerment and teachings on White Lotus, by Mipham – a commentary on the Seven-Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche. Please check back for detailed information coming soon.

“Samsara is just emptiness experienced by a mind that is in state of delusion. Nirvana is just emptiness experienced by a mind that is free of delusion.”

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Khenpo Konchok Monlam

August 25-27, 2017

Khenpo Molam continues his teaching on Chapter 5, Vigilance, of the:

Bodhicaryavatara, Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva, the famous text on the conduct of practitioners who follow the Bodhisattva Path.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said, “If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.”

Details and Registration: http://www.whitelotusdharma.org/teachings-on-the-bodhicaryavatara/


Vajrakilaya

Vajrakilaya, the Swift Destroyer

March 24-28

Vajrakilaya – the Swift Destroyer who dispels obstacles to the flourishing of Dharma and the development of authentic realization in practitioners.

Details and Registration: http://www.whitelotusdharma.org/2017-vajrakilaya…t-with-lama-abao

Khenpo Konchok Monlam in Residence

11701217_10153137208234773_1858745001218705279_nWhite Lotus Buddhist Center is happy to announce that Khenpo Konchok Monlam will be in residence for approximately three months this year (2017) starting the end of January. A highly educated Lama in the Drikung Kagyu lineage, he received the title of Khenpo (Abbott) in 2009 from H.H. Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche.  Khenpo has been teaching for eleven years at Kagyu College in Dehra Dun, India. His main areas are Buddhist philosophy, Madhyamika, and Tibetan Grammar. In addition, Monlam has authored a book on basic Buddhist teachings for the young monks at Drikung Kagyu Institute. He has, in recent years, visited Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Germany teaching at Dharma centers there.

While in Rochester, Khenpo will lead our practices, teach ritual and basic Buddhist tenents and answer questions about practice as translation permits. In addition, he will teach on Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said, “If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.”

Teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara – The Way of the Bodhisattva:

February 17-19,  Chapter 1: The Excellence of Bodhicitta                                            March 17-19,  Chapter 2: Confession                                                                             April 21-23, Chapter 3: Commitment                                                                                    May 19-21, Chapter 4: Awareness

Cost of each weekend is on a sliding scale: $115-$150 per weekend.  Please choose the Donate button and enter the amount you are offering between $115-$150 for each weekend you plan to attend.  Add a note stating the dates you are registering for:




If you wish to come to just a few sessions (morning or afternoon or evening), the cost is $35/session. Be sure to add a note stating which sessions you plan to attend.


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More informal teachings will be added as time and translation permits. Please check back from time to time as we update the schedule – or, request to join our email list by sending us an email at info@whitelotusdharma.org.

This will be Khenpo’s first trip to the United States. Let’s give him a warm welcome at the first official event – a Sangha Potluck on Saturday, January 28, 6:00 PM at the Dharma Center, 815 Park Ave, (2nd floor of Immanuel Baptist Church), Rochester NY 14607.