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Ven Robina and Feb program

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  • lmbdharma <LMB@medicinebuddha.org>
    Hi there, Happy new year everyone… at Land of Medicine Buddha, it has been a very nice welcome to the new year with quite a few individuals coming, since the
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      Hi there,

      Happy new year everyone… at Land of Medicine Buddha, it has been
      a very nice welcome to the new year with quite a few individuals
      coming, since the new year's eve, to spin the Prayer Wheel, with
      one guy coming all the way from New York!

      Over the next few weeks, Ven Robina will continue to give talks:
      At Land of Medicine Buddha, Tuesday evenings, 7th, 14th, 21st at 7pm
      At Sangralaya, (111 Union Street, Santa Cruz), Friday evenings,
      10th, 17th at7pm.
      All are welcome!

      This year, we have an exciting lined-up of programs and hopefully,
      it will suit the different likings and dispositions of all of you
      out there… We welcome any feedback and suggestions!

      Here is the special program for February, apart from our regular
      Tuesday nights and Sangralaya Fridays. The rest of the year's
      program will be sent out in the next email… Keep a lookout!!!


      * The Four Noble Truths
      * Seeing the Hidden Potential of All Things
      * Introduction to Tantra

      The Four Noble Truths
      Ven George Churinoff
      Feb 7, Friday night, 7pm

      The Four Noble Truths – the truth of suffering, the truth of
      origin of suffering, the truth of cessation of suffering and the
      truth of the path leading to this cessation – was the first
      sermon taught by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. They
      are the very foundation of the Buddhist teachings. Happiness is
      something that we all aspire to achieve and suffering is something
      everybody wishes to avoid. How should we go about fulfilling this
      aspiration leads us to the teachings of the Four Noble Truths.

      Venerable George Churinoff is a senior and experienced American
      monk. A physics graduate from MIT, George also has a Masters degree
      in Buddhist studies from Delhi University, India. He took ordination
      in 1975 and after more than four years at Kopan Monastery in Nepal
      he then studied the Geshe Study Program at Manjushri Institute in
      England where he was also served as Spiritual Program Co-ordinator
      (SPC). Venerable George was instrumental in founding the Master's
      Program at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Italy where he was also SPC,
      studying and teaching for 8 years with an additional three year
      tenure at Tushita Delhi during that period. Then followed 3 years of
      working with Lama Osel Rinpoche, as his English curriculum tutor at
      Sera-Jhe Monastery in South India. Venerable George has done many
      retreats in the Sutra and Tantra traditions and taught extensively
      in America, Europe, India and Nepal, Russia, Mongolia, Singapore,
      Australia and, most recently, New Zealand. Following advice from
      Lama Zopa Rinpoche, he comes to Land of Medicine Buddha to begin
      teaching the Basic Program.

      Seeing the Hidden Potential of all Things
      -- Integrate your spiritual and Business Values
      One day workshop with Ernie Spears
      Feb 13, 9am - 5pm
      (Registration begins at 8.30pm)

      Discover the root causes of problems challenging your life and work;
      Uncover the surprising key to sustained results; Learn to see
      clearly how to transform the world around you into your perfect
      world; And along the way, find the one thing that we search for,
      answers to the deepest questions and clarity in all aspects of our

      Suggested donation of $100
      (The usual charge for this workshop is $239. As Ernie is offering
      his services free, your donation will help support Land of Medicine
      Buddha and a local non-profit organisation).

      Registration required.

      Introduction to Tantra
      By Jon Landaw
      Feb 21 – 23, Fri (7pm), Sat (10-4pm), Sun (10-12.30pm)

      Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works and why it is a
      powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes
      of tantra and learn how to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. In
      addition, find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lam-
      rim meditation for optimal results

      Jon Landaw was born in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1944. He received
      his A.B. degree in English Literature from Dartmouth College in 1965
      and spent three years teaching English as a Second Language with the
      Peace Corps in Iran (1966-69). He worked as English editor for the
      Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala,
      India at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (1972-77)
      producing numerous texts under the guidance of Geshe Ngawang
      Dhargyey. As a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche since
      the mid-1970's, he has edited numerous works for Wisdom
      Publications, including "Wisdom Energy" and "Introduction to
      Tantra." He is also the author of "Prince Siddhartha," a biography
      of Buddha for children, and "Images of Enlightenment," published by
      Snow Lion in 1993. As an instructor of Buddhist meditation, he has
      taught in numerous Dharma centers throughout the United States,
      Europe, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. He currently lives in
      Capitola, California with his wife and three children.

      Registration requested.

      For registration of courses, please call the office, 831-462 8383 or
      email lmb@... to register.

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