Activities & Events

All Sessions are now in person or via Zoom.

Sundays in September: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Prayers, Dharma Talk, Meditation

Dharma Talk (unless there is a special program scheduled):

1st Sunday of each month: Frank Howard.

All other Sundays: Khenpo Konchok Molam                      

(Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83911389863)

Tuesdays in September, 2022

 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Vajrakilaya. For the Zoom link, contact info@whitelotusdharma.org.

 

Saturday, September 24, 2022    Protector Practice:

 7:00-8:00 PM   Four-Armed   and Achi Chokyi Drolma  (Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4309409550)

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Special Programs


September 29-October 3

Vajrakilaya Drubchö

with Ven. Lama Abao

Vajrakilaya embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas. This practice is famous for destroying the forces hostile to compassion especially in this difficult era.

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.

Thursday 9/29: 2:00-5:00 PM Opening Session with Teaching from Lama Abao

Friday 9/30 – Sunday 10/2: 10:00am-7:30pm Practice (with breaks for meals and tea)

Monday 10/3: 9:00am-12:00pm Final session/Tsok Offering. 

** Please Note **  It is necessary to have Empowerment for doing this retreat. Lama Abao is asking everyone who has not yet had the Vajrakilaya Empowerment to please take it ONLINE from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche before the retreat begins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI_HcB82OEo

Full Retreat Details & Registration

Vajrakilaya, the wrathful emanation of Vajrasattva, 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. 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.

Lama Abao came from Tibet with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche back in 1997 and has traveled with Rinpoche all around the world, assisting him in establishing new Dharma centers. In 2013, Lama Abao was requested by Garchen Rinpoche to be the resident teacher of Drikung Seattle – https://drikungseattle.org.

DETAILS & COST

It is necessary to have Empowerment for doing this retreat. Lama Abao is asking everyone who has not yet had the Vajrakilaya Empowerment to please take it ONLINE from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche before the retreat begins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI_HcB82OEo

WHERE:  At White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave 2nd floor, Rochester NY

Please note: we ask that if you are sick or not feeling well, please do not come to the retreat in person. You are welcome to join by Zoom.

REGISTRATION

We are able to bring programs such as this to Rochester through the generosity of those who attend. But we also recognize people have different financial capacities. Therefore, a sliding scale of between $160-$225 is suggested for the entire retreat or $65-$100 per day. Please be as generous as you are able. Thank you!

To attend by Zoom, please register with a sliding scale donation of $108-$225. Include a note that you plan to Zoom and you will be sent the link. Thank you!

*** To Register Click HERE ***

 

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SCHEDULE

Thursday 9/29: 2:00-5:00 PM Empowerment and Practice

Friday 9/30 & Saturday 10/01:

10:00am-12:00pm Practice & Teaching (Lama Abao)

2:00-5:00pm Practice

6:00-7:30pm Practice

Sunday, October 2: 

10:00am-12:00pm Practice 

2:00-5:00pm Practice

6:00-7:30pm Practice

Monday, October 3: 

10:00 AM-12:00 noon Final Session/tsok offering

If you are coming from out of town, let us know if you need help with accommodations.

Lunch will be available for those who wish to purchase that option. You may also bring your own lunch or go out for lunch. 

Lunch $10 each day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Soup, sandwich, chips. Contact info@whitelotusdharma.org to order lunch.

Tea will be available at all times.