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  • Tsomo
    Contents: 1. Amitayus Long Life Initiation at Vajrapani Institute: Sept 3 2. Family Day: Sept 9 3. Yoga Classes 4. Media Lab September Monthly Special 5.
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 3, 2006
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      1. Amitayus Long Life Initiation at Vajrapani Institute: Sept 3

      2. Family Day: Sept 9

      3. Yoga Classes

      4. Media Lab September Monthly Special

      5. Essential Education Conference: October, 6 - 8

      6. Lama Zopa Rinpoche at GGBC: October, 14



      Amitayus Long Life initiation

      By Lama Zopa Rinpoche

      followed by Tsog offering

      Sunday, September 3, 8pm

      at Vajrapani Insitute, Boulder Creek



      The initiation is taken on the basis of Refuge

      No black food before the initiation - onions, eggs, garlic, radish, leek...


      Commitment:  To recite a few short mantras daily and perhaps no commitment at all.

      Rinpoche will give the option of taking Wishing Boddhistatva Vows, taking the Boddhisatva Vows, or taking a commitment to living a more compassionate life.


      Please note: The program is likely to go into the late night/early dawn. Please be prepared for that if you attend.




      Saturday,  September 9, 1pm

      at Land of Medicine Buddha


      All Are Welcome


      Family Day offers a precious opportunity to explore Tibetan Buddhism while bringing loving kindness, compassion and wisdom into your family’s daily life.  Whether you’ve been practicing Buddhism or are just curious, come learn the basics of meditation with your children and participate in wonderful art projects at our beautiful center in the redwoods of Soquel! Get to know Vajrapani, the Buddha of Power & Skillful Means, as well as tools for overcoming negative emotions.


      JOIN US FOR:

      •  Teaching & Meditation for parents

      •  Teaching & Craft activities for children of all ages

      •  Explore the land’s forest, meadows and Holy Objects

      •  Music and singing, Tibetan flute, guitars

      •  Please arrive no later than 1.15pm


      Donation:        Adults :  $15 - $5

                              Children are Free


      For registration, contact Sara Parker:

      Email: sara@...

      Phone no: 831-338 4095



      Yoga Classes

      Yoga classes have been cancelled for the month of September while Amey is away. They will resume on October 10.



      Media Lab September Monthly Special

      Tantric Grounds and Paths

      by Kirti Tsanshab Rinpoche, 2003.  20 DVD set.

      In this DVD set the great Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche teaches on Tantric Grounds and Paths by Ngawang Pelden. In order to be of maximum benefit to others, Buddha revealed both the common and uncommon paths to full enlightenment. The common path of sutra, as embodied in the lam-rim teachings, serves as the basis for the uncommon path of tantra, capable of guiding qualified practitioners to enlightenment in even one short lifetime. Following Ngawang Pelden's text on the The Tantric Grounds and Paths, the most venerable Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche presents a comprehensive explanation of the various elements making up the lightning vehicle of tantra. His teachings include an explanation of the three lower tantras as well as a more detailed explanation of the two stages of highest yoga tantra, the most profound of all four levels of tantric practice. 

      As these are normally secret and sacred teachings Rinpoche has requested that people wishing to watch this DVD set to have respect for Tantric Buddhism. This teaching was given at Vajrapani institute in 2003 and includes both Tibetan and English, exceptionally translated by Voula Zarpani. One DVD (lesson 7) has the audio and a photo slide show as the original video was lost for just that one disc.


      Normal Donation for this 20 DVD set is = $239.25  + Shipping (& Tax in CA) 

      Monthly Special Donation for this 20 DVD set is = $119.63 + Shipping (& Tax in CA) 

      To take advantage of the monthly special and order the DVD set at the discounted price you must email dorje@.... The monthly special orders cannot be made from this website. In your email please include your shipping address.   



      Lama Zopa Rinpoche at GGBC

      October 14th – Hold the date!

      We are excited to be hosting a teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in San Jose.

      The exact location is still to be determined.

      Rinpoche wants to give a transmission of the Ksitigarbha Sutra. Ksitigarbha is one of a group called the Eight Close Sons of the Buddha. He specializes in releasing beings from hell, those beings that have some connection with Ksitigarbha. His name, which means Earth Treasury, relates to the earth being a support, and that Ksitigarbha supports sentient beings; he holds them up from falling into the lower realms.






      at Land of Medicine Buddha, Santa Cruz, California

      6 – 8 October 2006





      “Barring some major unexpected thing, Rinpoche is definitely attending the EE Conference!” wrote Claire Isitt earlier this week. We are hoping this will include a keynote speech on his vision for Essential Education on Friday evening 6 October, as well as participation in the session on the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life on Saturday evening 7 October.





      On the morning of Sunday 8 October, Yangsi Rinpoche will speak on “Integrating Buddhist Principles in present day secular society."  There will also be presentations from Rocio Arreola (working with children and young people in Mexico); Dekyi Lee Oldershaw (health and healing); Karuna Cayton (psychology); Pam Cayton (Tara Redwood School); Alison Murdoch (EE roots and vision) and Connie Miller (the EE Knowledge Base). Other speakers include Lois Greenwood-Audant, Lennie Kronisch, Richard Prinz and Barbara Vautier. You can view the programme and biographies of the main speakers and presenters on www.essential-education.org (available after Sept. 3rd)



      * An unforgettable human exchange around Lama Yeshe's wonderful vision

      * It's great to meet old friends and to find new ones, all connected by the wish to benefit others

      * I've come away not only with a better understanding of Essential Education, but also with useful ideas for my work and personal life.  I also met some truly lovely and inspiring people.

      * I came back home really motivated and inspired and look forward to making the dream come true

      * It has been a real gift in terms of inspiration, courage, joy



      A list of frequently asked questions with answers is here, please contact Pam Cayton for a copy:  pamcayton@....


      The final booking deadlines to attend the conference are:

      6 September (residential bookings)

      24 September (daytime attendance).

      To book, go to www.tararedwoodschool.org

      Tenzin Tsomo
      Spiritual Programme Coordinator
      Land of Medicine Buddha
      5800 Prescott Road
      Soquel, CA 95073, USA
    • Tenzin Tsomo
      Commemorating the First Turning of the Wheel - July 15 This Thursday, July 15, is the Special Buddha Day where Shakyamuni Buddha first turned the wheel of
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 12, 2010
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        Commemorating the First Turning of the Wheel - July 15
        This Thursday, July 15,  is the Special Buddha Day where Shakyamuni Buddha first turned the wheel of Dharma and taught the Four Noble Truths.
        It is an especially powerful day for engaging in virtue and doing practices.  We will be celebrating it in a number of ways as follow: 

        July 14 - 16:   Chenresig Nyung Nay Retreat / Venerable Steve
        Schedule is on the website. Please register by Tuesday if you intend to join any of the sessions. Thank you!

        July 15
        5am - Eight Mahayana Precepts / Gompa
        5 - 6pm - Medicine Buddha Puja / Gompa
        7 - 7.15pm - Wheel Turning Sutra / Pine Room
        7.15pm - Movie of "The Buddha" / Pine Room

        Gyuto Vajrayana Center is honored to host Holiness the Dalai Lama in San Jose - October 12.

        His Holiness will give a public teaching on the Eight Verses of Training the Mind  "Awakening the Heart of Compassion".
        On October 12, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

        Gyuto Center will be giving a private block to LMB so students can sit together in the same area.  If you would like to be part of this private booking - please email me asap - so we know how many tickets to request for. Thank you.

        Ticket Price: $40.00
             Student Price: $20.00
             Children 7 and under: free

        The office manager at Gyuto Center tells us:
        [regarding anyone who didn't receive this invitation directly...]

        "If they would like to receive an email themselves, they are welcome to subscribe to our newsletter on their own by visiting our website and clicking on the “Subscribe” button in the righthand column [http://www.gyutocenter.org/]. If they do this, they will receive their own email with presale ticket information."

        Here's the information from Gyuto Center sent out to subscribers:

        Dear Friends,

        We are pleased to announce today — on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday — that tickets for His Holiness' event on October 12, 2010 are about to go on sale.

        Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on the auspicious date of July 15, 2010 commemorating the day on which Buddha gave his first teaching after achieving enlightenment. Known as the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma, Buddha taught the fundamental basis of Buddhism - the Four Noble Truths; that everyone suffers, that suffering has a specific cause, that these causes can be removed, and that there is a clear path to reach this goal. 

        October 12th Topic
        His Holiness will give a talk on:
        The Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by Geshe Langri Tangpa
        Awakening the Heart of Compassion
        This classic text of Tibetan Buddhism is a favorite topic of His Holiness.

        2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

        Ticket Prices
        The Gyuto Vajrayana Center has budgeted for the lowest ticket prices possible to cover an event at the Convention Center.
             Ticket Price: $40.00
             Student Price: $20.00
             Children 7 and under: free

        Pre-Sale tickets
        As a friend and supporter of the Gyuto Vajrayana Center, and in acknowledgement of all your good wishes and generosity, we have arranged that you will have access to pre-sale tickets. 

        Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM on July 15, 2010 until 10:00 AM July 20, 2010. Pre-sale ticket holders will have priority seating at the event.

        Ticket sales to the public
        General ticket sales will begin at 10:01 AM on July 20, 2010. 

        San Jose Convention Center
        150 West San Carlos Street
        San Jose, CA 95110
        (408) 295-9600 

        Detailed ticket information will be released on July 15, 2010.

        *Note: Tickets are not available for purchase at the Gyuto Center, and we cannot reserve or "hold" tickets for any individuals, groups or organizations. 

        A sponsorship program will also be announced on July 15, 2010.

        More Information
        For current information on His Holiness’ event please go to:www.gyutocenter.org or call our information line at (408) 824-1376 

        For Tibetan audience information please go to: www.tanc.org 

        Tenzin Tsomo
        Land of Medicine Buddha
        Spiritual Programme Coordinator
        5800 Prescott Road, Soquel, CA 95073

        Project of LMB: 100,000 Stupa: www.peacestupa.org
        Affiliated with the FPMT: www.fpmt.org

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