News in brief...
* Ven Rene on Tuesday
* Ven Rita Riniker's teachings on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday
* Saka Dawa Duchen, June 14
* Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche's visit in Aug.
Here is our upcoming program for this week...
On Tuesday, June 3, 7pm, Ven Rene will be teaching at Land of
From next Tuesday onwards, Ven Rita will be teaching "Wise and
Compassionate Living", focusing on how we can bring the practice of
the six perfections into our life. 7pm. All are welcome
On Friday June 6, 7pm Ven Rita will introduce the series of talks
she will be giving at Sangralaya for June and July - Be your own
Therapist - Addictions, Anger, Fear, Depression
what to do about
them: Journeying into our Inner World with Courage and Compassion
Saturday, June 7, 2pm - Ven Rita will be talking on Mind, Morality &
Karma: Why we see the world the way we do!
The month of June is a very special month in the Buddhist Calendar,
known as Saka Dawa, as we celebrate the extraordinary activities of
the Buddha who manifested Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of
the Buddha, on the 15th day of the Fourth Tibetan month. The actual
day, 15th of the month, falls on June 14. We will be taking Eight
Mahayana Precepts in the morning and also recitating Praises to
Twenty Tara and also performing the Sanghata Sutra recitation.
These two practices are highly recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to
do especially for Maitreya Project - to clear obstacles and to
create much merit for the project to go smoothly. We thought this
will be a nice offering to Rinpoche as well as for Maitreya
Project. We will also be setting up extensive offerings. If you
are interested to help us set up the offerings, please let me know
More details of the day's programme will
And don't forget... our Medicine Buddha Festival Open Day on
June 21st and the Great Medicine Buddha Retreat starting on July
And more Good News...
Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche will be visiting the Bay Area teaching at
Land of Medicine Buddha in Aug and Vajrapani Institute in September,
blessing us with a rich Dharma celebration with precious teachings,
empowerments and oral transmissions...
Program at LMB:
Uttaratantra - Sublime Continuum of the Mahayana (Chapter One)
One of the most important teachings in all traditions of Tibetan
Buddhism, clarifying the meaning of our Buddha potential, in
particular the emptiness of the mind that allows evolution to a
state of complete enlightenment and an extensive explanation of the
meaning of the Three Jewels.
Aug 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 7- 9pm.
Ven George will be conducting review classes on Aug 13, 21, 28. 7pm,
Although this class is offered as part of the BASIC PROGRAM, anyone
is welcome to join...
REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL for everyone, for both the Teachings by
Rinpoche and Review Classes with Ven George. Please call the office
831 462 8383 to register.
Teaching on the King of Prayers:
Aug 22, 23, 24, 7 - 9pm
An inspiring prayer of Bodhisattva Samanthabadra on the Aspiration
of the Bodhisattvas.
Great 1,000 Armed Chenresig Initiation, Aug 16, 17, 7 - 9pm.
A prerequiste for participating in the Nyung Nay retreat.
Please see the web site for more details: www.medicinebuddha.org
And www.vajrapani.org for Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche's teachings at