Upcoming Dates for Winter/Spring 2015 Retreats and Programs
Please join Karma Trinlay Rinpoche for a weekend of extraordinary teachings at one or more of our Bodhi Path Centers in California.
San Luis Obispo: January 3-4, 2015
Santa Barbara: January 10-11, 2015
Pasadena: January 17-18, 2015
Heart Sutra: Rinpoche will be teaching from the Heart Sutra, the second of the three major teachings that Buddha Shakyamuni gave in his lifetime and one of most profound teachings in Buddhism. The Heart Sutra explains the meaning of ultimate view, as well as the profound path that leads one to complete Buddhahood. This teaching directly leads one to the perfect understanding of the meaning of emptiness. Once understood, The Heart Sutra then helps one gain the realization of emptiness, which frees one from all attachment which is the source of suffering. The realization of emptiness is the source of ultimate happiness and joy, and is the ultimate weapon to destroy the source of suffering from its root. Rinpoche will also guide meditation as part of this program.
Menlo Park: January 24-25
35 Buddha Practice/Karma: Trinlay Rinpoche will be at the Menlo Park Bodhi Path teaching on Karma, and the 35 Buddhas Daily Practice text.
February 14 - 27, 2015: Practicing in the Footsteps of the Buddha: Dawa Tarchin Phillips, resident teacher at the Bodhi Path Center in Santa Barbara, will lead a pilgrimage to Nepal and India.
January 30-February 1, 2015: Heart Sutra
Professor Lara Braitstein will teach the Heart Sutra at the Bodhi Path Center in Chicago the weekend of January 30-February 1, 2015.
NATURAL BRIDGE, VIRGINIA
March 1-7, 2015:
A week-long retreat
combining the teaching of Professor Lara Braitstein
, and a meditation intensive led by Dharma Teacher Tsony
The Poetry of Realization: From the time of the Buddha Shakyamuni to the present day, in every culture that has adopted Buddhism, accomplished masters have expressed their paths and realizations through poetry. Through closely reading inspiring translations of the work of Buddhist poets such as Ashvaghosha, Saraha, Milarepa, and others, Professor Lara Braitstein will lead us in exploring some of the many styles and goals of expressing the hardships of the path and the bliss of awakening.
Dharma Teacher Tsony's meditation program will be based on and drawn from the Songs of Realization
of Gendun Rinpoche.
NORTH AMERICA NATIONAL TOURS
will teach at four Bodhi Path Centers in the USA this Spring, 2015. Tentative dates:
Please visit our website for more details.
- April 11-12: Washington DC
- April 18-19: Miami
- April 25-26: Menlo Park
- May 2-3: Chicago
Lama Jampa Thaye will teach at Bodhi Path Centers in the USA throughout 2015. This visit was requested specially by Shamar Rinpoche, and we are delighted that Lama Jampa Thaye has accepted our invitation.
- April 11-12: Pasadena, CA
- April 13-17: Santa Barbara, CA
- April 18-19: San Luis Obispo, CA
- July 10-12: Chicago, IL
- October 2015: Martha’s Vineyard, DC, Natural Bridge, NYC (details TBD).
Chumba Lama will travel to Bodhi Path Centers in the USA to teach a special Tibetan breathing yoga practice. We are currently scheduling Chumba's visits to six BP centers in North America. Look for the dates and details on our website.
Bodhi Path Renchen-Ulm is building a reliquary stupa in the center's garden, honoring Shamar Rinpoche, and have asked that you consider participating.
Likewise, the Natural Bridge Bodhi Path Center has also received relics, and plans for building a reliquary stupa have started there as well. This is another wonderful project to generously consider offering to, in honor of Rinpoche.