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    This Sunday, Oct 8 * Note change in time & venue: Attendees of the Meditation class, Emptiness teachings & Conference: * Please car-pool * Try to come early
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 5, 2006
      This Sunday, Oct 8
      * Note change in time & venue:
      Attendees of the Meditation class, Emptiness teachings & Conference:
      * Please car-pool
      * Try to come early and park your vehicle up at the Memorial Shrine or Meadow.
      Meditation for Everyone, 9am
      with Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi
      In the Pine Room
      Insight into Emptiness, 11am
      by Khensur Jampa Tegchog
      October 6-8, 2006

      * Lama Zopa Rinpoche will attend the conference: 
      A keynote speech on His vision for Essential Education on Friday evening Oct 6, 7.30
      As well as participation in the session on the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life on Saturday evening Oct 7, 7.30
      * Yangsi Rinpoche will give a talk on Sunday morning, Oct 8, 9am
      For more information: www.essential- education. org
      Manjushri Jenang
      by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
      at Land of Medicine Buddha
      Oct 11, 7pm
      Regarding taking of the Bodhisattva Vows, on the basis of Refuge in the Three Jewels, there are three options:
      1. Those who have previously taken bodhisattv vows, have the chance to renew them
      2. Those who haven't taken bodhisattva vows, have the opportunity to take wishing vows
      3. Those who are not willing to take wishing vows, Rinpoche gives the option for you to promise to practice more compassion in your life.
      * This cannot be taken as a blessing.  However, you are welcome to sit through the teachings & initiation, but you are not allowed to practice it if you did not receive it as an initiation.
      * As this practice belongs to the Kriya Tantra, please make sure you do not eat any black food - eggs, onion, garlic, radish, meat - before the initiation.
      * Be prepared for a late night session.

      Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center


      Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

      in San Jose,California


      Chod Initiation

      October 13, 6.30pm

      Chod, a fierce method for destroying the self-cherishing habit, is a restricted practice.

      Please do not try to attend if you do not have the pre-requisites.


      Pre-requisites for the Chod Iniitation (all of these have to be fulfilled)

      * Have previously received a highest yoga tantra initiation (maha-anuttara yoga tantra)

      * Have taken bodhisattva & tantric vows

      * Currently doing the Six Session Guru Yoga practice daily


      Transmission of the Ksitigarbha Sutra

      October 14, 6.30pm

      Open to all.

      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.


      Location: Sheraton Hotel, 1801, Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035-7419


      Registration: Space is limited for both events, so please register by emailing your name to: ggbc@...



      Use the Mind to Heal the Mind
      Meditation as a Therapeutic Approach
      With Karuna Cayton (LMFT)
      A psychotherapist, who has conducted numerous workshops on integrating Buddhist & western psychology.
      Oct 18, 24, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22
      Wednesdays, 7pm
      9 CEUs available
      This class is designed to offer a means to the new student to become their own therapist. You will be introduced to the theory and methodology of Tibetan Buddhist meditation as a psychological intervention to cut through one's own personal struggles. The class will be instructive and experiential. In addition, discussion and dialogue will be an integral component of each class.
      This is not a repeat of this year’s seminar (in Feb 06) of the same name. Instead it is an evolution of the same topic.  However, this six week course will be different in that:
      * Each one and half hour session will be equally divided into information delivery, meditation & discussion
      * It is requested that participants come with the intention to attend all 6 sessions. However, if you are not able to, you are still welcome to come for sessions
      * The class will have an experiential focus
      * Buddhist psychological theory will be taught, but with less emphasis than earlier classes
      * Participants will be encouraged to use the class to resolve a personal conflict with which they have struggled
      Suggested Donation: $30 - 150 (for 6 weeks)
      Registration: Please call 831-462 8383 or Reply to this email: tsomo@...
      Becoming the Compassionate Buddha
      The Complete Path to Enlightenment
      Dec 8 - 16, 2006 - Full retreat
      With Venerable Robina Courtin
      Dec 14 - 16, 2006 - Silent lam rim retreat
      With Venerable Robina & Venerable Drimay
      Registration required: 831-462 8383 or office@...
      New Mp3 CD!
      (available in the bookstore)
      Heart Sutra Weekend
      with Teachings by Yangsi Rinpoche
      Review by Venerable Steve Carlier
      Meditation led by Venerable Rita Riniker
      Oct Media Lab Special!
      Lam Rim Chen Mo: The Great Exposition on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment - Explanation of Refuge
      by Kyabje Choden Rinpoche
      16 DVD set.
      In this DVD set the great Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Choden Rinpoche teaches on Lama Tsong Khapa’s Text, the Lam Rim Chenmo. Unrivalled in its scope and clarity, Je Tsong Khapa's presentation of the Buddhist path is the mainstay of Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of the most renowned works
      of spiritual practice and philosophy. Choden Rinpoche started on the seminal Lama Tsong Khapa text at Land of Medicine Buddha in year 2001 and continues teaching from the chapter on “Going for Refuge” in Oct 2004. This teaching was given at Land of medicine Buddha in 2004 and includes both Tibetan and English, exceptionally translated by Venerable Yeshe Gyatso.  12 DVDs of Choden Rinpoche's Lectures plus 4 DVDs of review classes led by senior monk, Venerable George Churinoff. 
      Normal Donation for this 20 DVD set is = $191.40  + Shipping (& Tax in CA) 
      Monthly Special Donation for this 20 DVD set is = $95.70 + 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 can not be made from this website. In your email please include your shipping address.


      Maitreya Project Relic Tour is looking for a suitable home for the beautiful, blessed Relic Tour vehicle that has been carrying the holy Relics around USA and Canada for the past few years. It is a 1997 Dodge RAM passenger van in sangha red color. It can carry 6 of your kind mothers (plus driver). It has quotes from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and His Holiness Dalai Lama on each side as well as images of Buddha, Tara, Maitreya, Medicine Buddha & Chenrezig. The seats inside are customised luxury seats for maximum bliss. There is a functioning stereo for mantras and chants. Your very own pure land awaits you!! Proceeds from the sale go to Maitreya Project. Contact relictour@... or call 831 462 1487.

      Would you like to be part of the Extensive Offerings
      at Land of Medicine Buddha gompa & offer  water bowls?
      Dear friends,
      According to the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, we make extensive offerings in our gompa daily.  This helps to create merit for the success of the Dharma work we try to do at Land of Medicine Buddha. 
      Thea, who offers the water bowls in our gompa daily -- she must have offered over 100,000 bowls in total!  -- has Saturdays & Sundays off.
      So we are looking for volunteers to help offer the water bowls on the weekends.
      There are 242 bowls in total.  It usually take one person about 3 hours to do.  If you could arrange to come with a friend or two, it will take between 1 - 2 hours.   And if you have water bowl offering as one of your preliminary practices, this will be a fantastic way to help fulfill it! 
      So if you would like to help offer water bowls - on weekends especially, or on any weekdays,
      please contact me:  tsomo@...
      With thanks...
      Tenzin Tsomo
      Spiritual Programme Coordinator
      Land of Medicine Buddha
      5800 Prescott Road
      Soquel, CA 95073, USA
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