Friday, October 18: Public Talk on Meditation ~ An Ancient Practice to Help You Understand Your Own Mind

Khenpo Pema returns to Friday Harbor for the fifth time to explain familiar concepts from a Buddhist perspective. This time it is meditation that will be examined. Khenpo Pema will lead us through an explanation of Buddhist meditation practices, such as Calm Abiding, that help us understand the sources [...]

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Saturday, October 19: What It Means to “Take Refuge” with Khenpo Pema

Khenpo Pema will explain the meaning of  the Buddhist practice of "taking refuge" on Saturday morning, October 19, from 10 am to 12 noon. The teaching will include an opportunity to renew refuge vows or take them for the first time. Lunch follows at noon.  Suggested donation $20 at the [...]

October 19-25: Mind Training (Lojong) Retreat with Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Mind Training meditation, or Lojong as it is called in the Tibetan language, involves methods for transforming the mind by cultivating beneficial mental habits.  Khenpo Pema will give instructions and guide retreatants in the performance of the meditation. The meditation retreat is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced [...]

Weekly Sunday Practice & Meditation

Sunday Mornings: Green Tara Practice Please join us on Sundays for Green Tara Four Mandala Practice at 11:00 a.m. if you have met the prerequisites to perform the practice. Sunday Afternoons: Shamatha Meditation All are welcome for Shamatha Meditation at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday followed by tea/coffee and [...]

Recordings of the 2018 Classical Tibetan Language Course with Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe Are Available

Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe has made his 2018 Classical Tibetan language course available for a reasonable fee.  The 18 classes (27 hours) were recorded using Zoom and can be downloaded from a shared Google drive.  Printed class materials are included. At Kurt's request, the fees generated by the course [...]

Sakya Kachod Choling Makes the News

Blessings Emanate from Island Dharma Center Source: NW Dharma News (Fall 2017, Volume 30, #3), an online publication of the Northwest Dharma Association; for the original article, go to https://northwestdharma.org/2017/09/blessings-emanate-from-island-dharma-center/ Jetsun Kushok in the shrine room in July 2017 during the White Tara teachings. Thirty years ago [...]