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11 Oct 2016 1 Comment
Khaydroup and Cesar gave a Dharma talk focusing on “The Four Thoughts That Turn The Mind From Samsara.”
23 Jul 2015 Leave a comment
in Uncategorized Tags: 35 Buddhas, Bodhi Path, Bodhisattva, Buddhism, Chenrezig, Gendun Rinpoche, Heart of Practice, Meditation, Meditation Retreat, Pasadena, Pasadena Bodhi Path, Seven Circles Retreat Center in Badger, Shamarpa
Some photos of our Summer Retreat at the Seven Circles Retreat in Badger CA.
22 Jul 2015 Leave a comment
During our adventures of “Taking the Retreat on the Road” Lama Khaydroup led us in the recitation of “The King of Aspiration Prayers of Noble, Excellent Activity”.
I must admit, I was hesitant to join the excursion due to ideas of maintaining the retreat mind-set and sacred atmosphere by not leaving the grounds. Lama Khaydroup emphatically informed me that I would be attending and taught me that we need to maintain the retreat community, wherever we are. Conditions change, but we carry the retreat attitude wherever we go. It was a wonderful reminder. And I was very happy that I did make the trip.
Verses from the prayer:
May I always be accompanied by those friends
whose practice and conduct resemble my own.
With regard to our body, speech, and mind,
may all of our actions and prayers be as one.
May I always encounter companions
who exemplify Excellent Conduct
and have my well-being at heart.
May I never let these teachers down.
21 Jul 2015 Leave a comment
We’re back from retreat! We’ll be posting more photos and a round up of a week of study, reflection, meditation, and some fun in the sun. For now, here’s a lovely group photo of the sangha on a day we took the retreat on the road and visited the Sequoia National Park. Cheers!
22 Jun 2015 Leave a comment
in Uncategorized Tags: 14th Kunzig Shamarpa Rinpoche, 17th Karmapa, 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, Bodhi Path, Karma Kagyu, Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, Pasadena Bodhi Path, Red Hat Lama, Shamarpa, Tibetan Buddhism
07 May 2015 Leave a comment
In this dispatch, VICE news visits Bhaktapur, where the Nepal Buddhist Federation is cleaning up the area, while international aid is yet to arrive. In Kathmandu, we speak with Kunda Dixit, editor of the Nepali Times, about how Nepalis are responding to the earthquake’s aftermath, and how they feel about the government’s response.
Watch “The Area Hardest Hit (Dispatch 4)” – http://bit.ly/1dKrt3T
Watch “The Search for Survivors (Dispatch 3)” – http://bit.ly/1zEsB3f
In Photos: The Youngest Victims of Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake – http://bit.ly/1Jofi6N
In Photos: Funeral Pyres, Anger, and Slow Recovery in Nepal – http://bit.ly/1DSMLTd