December 31st, 7:00 pm
Vajrasattva is the great purification practice of Vajrayana Buddhism. We purify our negative thoughts, words and deeds for the start of the new year. All are welcome.
January 1st, 8:00 am
Join us to make lamp offerings at the first light of the new year and offer prayers for world peace. Light refreshments follow. All are welcome.
December 12th, 7:00 pm
These sessions will include both study and actual meditation sessions on mahamudra. Various commentaries will be used but the main one is Mahamudra: the Quintessence of Mind and Meditation by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. Although you are not required to have a text for this, it can be helpful to read ahead. It is available at Amazon.
December 15th, 9:00 am
9:00 AM - doors open for silent meditation. 10:00 AM Sunday morning prayers, Dharma talk and meditation
December 17th, 7:00 pm
The wrathful form of Vajrasattva, Vajrakilaya practice is known for its power to remove obstacles to liberation.
White Lotus Buddhist Center is dedicated to the transmission of Buddha's teachings and realization to America and is committed to the support of those who seek to walk the Path together. This effort involves individuals gaining the confidence to commit to ongoing study, critical analysis - pounding the teachings as gold would be hammered in ancient India to prove its purity - and applying the teachings to the training of the mind. We practice in the tradition of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibet.
Our center, located in Rochester, New York offers weekly lectures on Tibetan Buddhism and meditation practice in a warm and friendly environment. The highlights of each year are programs by visiting Tibetan Lamas who teach on Buddhism, lead meditation retreats, and meet one on one with interested practitioners.
White Lotus Buddhist Center is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture as an invaluable resource for Americans. As such, we provide speakers to school groups and others interested in learning about Himalayan cultures and/or Buddhism.
We invite you to visit. Sunday mornings are a good place to start. Everyone is welcome! We are currently meeting at 815 Park Ave, Rochester, NY (on the 2nd floor of Immanuel Baptist Church. Use the Park Ave entrance.