Activities & Events

Thursday, September 16: Coffee with Khenpo!

7:00 – 8:00 PM  Topic: TBD

If there is a topic you would like to see addressed in the future, send your suggestions to info@whitelotusdharma.org. Bring your questions, ideally written down, to the meeting.

This will be held at Khenpo Molam’s residence: 2350 Highland Ave and via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4309409550

Bring your questions (written down preferably) and own beverage. Engage in informal discussion with Khenpo and your Dharma brothers and sisters.

Sundays in September – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Prayers, Dharma Talk and Meditation

10:00 – 11:30AM Prayers, Dharma Talk, and Meditation with Frank Howard. Facebook Livestream. https://www.facebook.com/WhiteLotusBuddhistCenter

Khenpo Konchok Molam will join us for the practice after the Dharma Talk and answer questions from those present. This part is not live-streamed.

Tuesdays in September – 7, 14, 21 (no session 9/28)

In person or join via Zoom (until further notice): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82125999963

7:00-7:30 PM Khenpo Molam teaches on The Precious Garland of the Sublime Path by Gampopa

7:30-8:30 PM White Tara Practice

Wednesdays in September – 1, 8, 15, 22 (no session 9/29)

7:00-8:30 PM Vajrasattva Practice. This will not be available over Zoom.

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Special Programs

October 1-5 at White Lotus Buddhist Center

With Ven. Khenpo Konchok Molam and Ven. Lama Abao 

Vajrakilaya is known as the Swift Destroyer who dispels obstacles to the flourishing of Dharma and the development of authentic realization in practitioners. He embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas, and his practice is famous for destroying the forces hostile to compassion especially in this difficult era.

The positive energy gathered from reciting the mantra of the deity for five days as a group is one of the most efficacious and profound means for purifying negative karma and amassing merit and wisdom. Through the power of awareness the afflictive emotions collapse and this collapsing is revealing of their true nature, primordial wisdom. This collapsing or transformation is the wrathful deity. In addition, the benefits from engaging in this practice together are not limited to the participants of the retreat, but spread a positive influence over the entire physical locale as well as the inhabitants of the region, the country, and the whole world, becoming the cause for harmony, prosperity, joy and ultimately, liberation for all beings.

Vajrakilaya Retreat Program Details & Registration

We are happy to welcome Lama Abao back to Rochester for our annual Vajrakilaya retreat (drubpa).

Lama Abao has been one of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s attendants since they first came to the United States in 1997, traveling with him everywhere he goes around the world. An experienced meditator and shrine master, Lama Abao has been helping White Lotus sangha accomplish our annual Vajrakilaya retreats since 2012 when Gar Rinpoche instructed us to learn this powerful practice. Read more about Ven. Lama Abao HERE.

Schedule:

Friday 10/1:  2:00-4:00    Empowerment  /  5:00-7:00    Opening session

Saturday, Sunday, Monday:

9:00-11:30   Session  /  11:30-1:30   Lunch break  /  1:30-3:30    Session (tsok)

3:30-4:00     Tea break  /  4:00-5:00     Khenpo teaching  /  5:00-6:00    Final session of the day

Tuesday 10/5:  9:00–12:00   Final session (tsok offering)

Registration – advance registration required!

Whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom* please register ahead. This helps us with planning AND seating may be limited this year due to COVID. 
In order to bring Lamas and translators here for programs such as this, your support is necessary. Recognizing people have differing abilities to contribute, suggested offerings are on a sliding scale, please be as generous as you are able. Thank you! 
Entire program  $135-$195
One day  $60-$85
One session  $35-$70
* Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

 Select your level of contribution and use the Donate button below to register.  Please include a note stating what you are coming to. 

The White Lotus Building Fund

With a goal of establishing a Dharma Center accessible to all and with permanent accommodations for Resident Lama, Khenpo Konchok Molam, White Lotus is requesting the help of everyone committed to planting the Dharma in the West to contribute as they can.

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche has requested, in a letter posted HERE, “those of faith to make meaningful use of their financial resources to provide White Lotus with as much support as possible.”

PROGRAM INFORMATION - Click on the +

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche is Resident Teacher at Drong Ngur Jangchubling Buddhist Center near Tampa, Florida. His last visit to Rochester was in 2013 when he created the Chenrezig sand mandala and participated in a joint program with White Lotus and Immanuel Baptist Church on Compassion in Buddhism and Christianity. Warm and very approachable, read more about Drupon and his center Here.
Accompanying him will be his translator, Virginia Blum, a long time friend of White Lotus.

Friday, August 27,  7:00 PM Amitayus Empowerment
Amitayus is the Buddha of Infinite Life. The traditional Drikung Kagyu three-year retreat begins with Amitayus practice.
 
Saturday, August 28,  Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma.
10:00 AM-12:30 PM & 2:00-5:00 PM
The Four Thoughts make up the common or outer preliminaries and consist of teachings on precious human birth, impermanence, karma, and samsara.
 
Sunday, August 29,  Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem
10:00 AM-12:30 PM & 2:00-4:30 PM Teachings & Practice on Refuge
4:30-5:00 PM: Closing prayers and an opportunity to make offerings to our guests for bringing these profound teachings to White Lotus. 

 

Registration
Whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom* please register ahead. In order to bring Lamas and translators here for programs such as this, your support is necessary. Recognizing people have differing abilities to contribute, suggested offerings are on a sliding scale, please be as generous as you are able. Thank you! 
Entire program  $95-$150
One session  $25-$50
Empowerment only $30-$55
* Zoom and/or livestream info will be available soon. 

 Select your level of contribution and use the Donate button below to register.  Please include a note stating what you are coming to. 

Dzambhala Prosperity Vases – Blessed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche at White Lotus in 2018

These vases were filled according to traditional instructions by Khenpo Konchok Molam and White Lotus sangha members. They contain many preicous substances, were consecrated over two days at White Lotus Buddhist Center, then blessed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche when he visited in 2018.

Every purchase is a donation to benefit White Lotus Buddhist Center and its work. Thank you!

Read H.E Garchen Rinpoche's teaching on treasure vases:

So, now Khen Rinpoche (Khenpo Monlam) has prepared these prosperity vases for the Center. This is a really wonderful thing as they bring a lot of benefit, a lot of blessings.

There are three ways to understand what a prosperity vase is. First, it is a palace for the deity. Then secondly, it becomes the deity itself. And thirdly, it is an offering. It is a source of infinite offering goddesses who come and present whatever offerings are needed or wished for. These three qualities are shared by both vases and stupas. In addition, they have been consecrated according to Dzambhala and are embued with blessings from the deity. Having one of these vases in your home, you can play the Dzambhala mantra day and night. The vase will bring blessings both to the beings in your home and the outer environment. So it’s a really wonderful thing to have a vase like this.

When we talk about Dzambhala and wealth practices, basically we’re saying that we need love because the world can be full of material wealth and yet without love there’s no happiness. So, when we say prosperity or good fortune, what we’re talking about is love because that’s what brings happiness. Otherwise, without love you can have a hundred million dollars and just be a hungry ghost.

Please include a message (or send via info@whitelotusdharma.org) with your choice of color and to which address it should be sent. Thank you. Your support is appreciated. 

$140 includes shipping within the U.S.