Two Movies NOT to Miss in April

April 21, 4:00 PM  Becoming Who I Was at the Little Theater’s Take One Film Festival,  240 East Ave, Rochester  –  Tickets & information White Lotus is partnering with the Little Theater’s One Take Film Festival for this film. Spread the word! See you there!


April 28, 7:00 PM  For the BENEFIT of All BEINGS  at Immanuel Baptist Church and White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave, Rochester – Free and open to the public.

Every thought, every word, every action . . . is for the benefit of all beings: The extraordinary life of HIS EMINENCE GARCHEN RINPOCHE

“The only cause of happiness is love. The only cause of suffering is self-grasping.”

http://www.forthebenefitofallbeings.com/

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche June 1-4

EMPOWERMENTS & TEACHINGS FROM THE HEART

White Lotus Buddhist Center is happy to announce a visit from our beloved teacher, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche.

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Garchen Rinpoche is one of the foremost Buddhist masters and accomplished Tibetan Lamas alive in this world today. His compassion, love, wisdom, and spiritual accomplishments are legendary. He is one of the highest Lamas of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is revered and respected by all the different lineages of Buddhism . . . read more about Rinpoche at  https://garchen.net/our-spiritual-director/

PROGRAM INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Sundays in January 2018

IMPERMANENCE

“To meditate persistently on impermanence is to be guided by all the Buddhas.”

Teachings by Khenpo Molam

Sundays, December 3, 10, & 17, 10:00-10:45 AM
followed by tea break and meditation
At White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave, Rochester NY

There is uncertainty at the heart of human beings, an anxiety that leads us down wrong paths of disappointment and dissatisfaction. This uncertainty is our perception of the pervasive impermanence of the apparent world.

Buddha taught that understanding the truth of impermanence is the most valuable teaching. Although we conduct ourselves as if we will live forever, temporarily cloaked in comforting ignorance, it is only by contemplating and penetrating deeply into the fact of impermanence that we begin to see things as they are. Through this insight, our frantic clinging and manipulations cease and the mind is prepared to realize one’s true nature.

“Impermanence” is one of the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind towards Truth. Khenpo will present an overview of the subject which will prepare students for deeper study and meditation.

Fearing death, I went to the mountains.

Over and over again I meditated on death’s unpredictable coming,

And took a stronghold of the deathless, unchanging nature.

Now I have lost and gone beyond all fear of dying!

                                 – Milarepa

    No charge, but donations are encouraged. Open to all.

 




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Sundays in December 2017

A Precious Human Life                                                                                             What is the meaning of a human life? What makes a human life “precious?”

Teachings by Khenpo Molam

Sundays, December 3, 10, & 17, 10:00-10:45 AM
followed by tea break and meditation
At White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave, Rochester NY


Sadly, we are reminded daily that life in our modern world is cheap. But, what IS the value of human life?

Buddha taught that human life is the most advantageous platform by which to obtain freedom and omniscience.
A human life is rare and precious.

It is precious when it presents the opportunity to attain liberation from suffering. Having a precious human body, one has the chance each moment to practice virtue, the means towards attaining enlightenment. The possibilities are boundless. But, one must first recognize this form, realize its great value and rarity, then use it accordingly to benefit oneself and others.

What are these precious qualities? How do we recognize, strengthen and use them?  

    No charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Open to all.

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