CALENDAR

Feb
10
Sat
2024
Tara Meditation Practice & Explanation
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Tara Meditation Practice & Explanation


Saturdays, 9:30–10:15am
This is a powerful ancient Buddhist meditation that allows us to take down our barriers and experience love and compassion for all beings. Through Green Tara meditation we can realize our own heart of compassion through the application of mantra recitation, mindfulness meditation and visualization. Newcomers welcome. Meditation led by Catherine D.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 | Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Exploring Buddhism Discussion
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Exploring Buddhism Discussion


Saturdays, 10:30–11:15am
Join us for an introduction to Buddhism through the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. Explore the path of lovingkindness and compassion as guided by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s The Heart of Compassion. Purchase of the book is optional. Discussion led by Stan R.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Feb
11
Sun
2024
‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna ~teachings by Khenpo Tamphel
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna ~teachings by Khenpo Tamphel


Sundays, 9:30-10:15am
Join us for profound teachings on Nagarjuna’s ‘In Praise of Dharmadatu,’ open to all—newcomers and experienced practitioners. This teaching will be held on zoom –but broadcast only at the Dharma Center. About Khenpo Tamphel.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 | Contributions to Khenpo Tamphel are very much welcome.

Meditation Practice
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Silent Meditation Practice


Sundays, 10:30-11:00am

Through meditation we begin a journey become the embodiment of loving-kindness and compassion.

Shinay meditation, also known as “calm abiding” is a Tibetan Buddhist mindfulness practice focused on cultivating a stable and focused mind. Practitioners aim for single-pointed concentration by directing attention to a chosen object, like the breath. The practice involves maintaining awareness and gently redirecting the mind from distractions. Valued for calming the mind, enhancing focus, and promoting inner peace, Shinay is a foundational practice in Tibetan Buddhism.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Contributions to Khenpo Tamphel are very much welcome.

Feb
12
Mon
2024
Calming Mind Discussion Group
Feb 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Calming Mind Discussion Group


Mondays, 6:00–7:15pm
Relax your mind and body with meditation, discussion, and contemplation. We will explore Pema Chodron’s Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World together. No book purchase necessary -we will read together little by little. Discussion is led by Joyce J.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Feb
15
Thu
2024
Mindful Meditation for Everyone Class
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mindful Meditation for Everyone Class


8 Thursday evenings, 6:00–7:00pm
Jan 18, 25 | Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Mar 7

Explore mindfulness meditation in a welcoming beginner’s class. Learn to cultivate present-moment awareness without judgment. Class is led by Sam B.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: Register online or at the door.
Fee: $40 for the full 8-week session or $10 per class

Feb
16
Fri
2024
Lunchtime Refuge –Silent Meditation
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Lunchtime Refuge –Silent Meditation


Fridays, noon–12:30
Drop-in for a silent sit. All levels welcome. Cushions & chairs provided. No food or beverages please. Meditation led by Joey B.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Feb
17
Sat
2024
Tara Meditation Practice & Explanation
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Tara Meditation Practice & Explanation


Saturdays, 9:30–10:15am
This is a powerful ancient Buddhist meditation that allows us to take down our barriers and experience love and compassion for all beings. Through Green Tara meditation we can realize our own heart of compassion through the application of mantra recitation, mindfulness meditation and visualization. Newcomers welcome. Meditation led by Catherine D.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 | Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Exploring Buddhism Discussion
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Exploring Buddhism Discussion


Saturdays, 10:30–11:15am
Join us for an introduction to Buddhism through the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. Explore the path of lovingkindness and compassion as guided by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s The Heart of Compassion. Purchase of the book is optional. Discussion led by Stan R.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Feb
18
Sun
2024
‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna ~teachings by Khenpo Tamphel
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna ~teachings by Khenpo Tamphel


Sundays, 9:30-10:15am
Join us for profound teachings on Nagarjuna’s ‘In Praise of Dharmadatu,’ open to all—newcomers and experienced practitioners. This teaching will be held on zoom –but broadcast only at the Dharma Center. About Khenpo Tamphel.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 | Contributions to Khenpo Tamphel are very much welcome.

Meditation Practice
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Silent Meditation Practice


Sundays, 10:30-11:00am

Through meditation we begin a journey become the embodiment of loving-kindness and compassion.

Shinay meditation, also known as “calm abiding” is a Tibetan Buddhist mindfulness practice focused on cultivating a stable and focused mind. Practitioners aim for single-pointed concentration by directing attention to a chosen object, like the breath. The practice involves maintaining awareness and gently redirecting the mind from distractions. Valued for calming the mind, enhancing focus, and promoting inner peace, Shinay is a foundational practice in Tibetan Buddhism.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Contributions to Khenpo Tamphel are very much welcome.

Feb
19
Mon
2024
Calming Mind Discussion Group
Feb 19 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Calming Mind Discussion Group


Mondays, 6:00–7:15pm
Relax your mind and body with meditation, discussion, and contemplation. We will explore Pema Chodron’s Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World together. No book purchase necessary -we will read together little by little. Discussion is led by Joyce J.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Feb
22
Thu
2024
Mindful Meditation for Everyone Class
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mindful Meditation for Everyone Class


8 Thursday evenings, 6:00–7:00pm
Jan 18, 25 | Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Mar 7

Explore mindfulness meditation in a welcoming beginner’s class. Learn to cultivate present-moment awareness without judgment. Class is led by Sam B.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: Register online or at the door.
Fee: $40 for the full 8-week session or $10 per class

Feb
23
Fri
2024
Lunchtime Refuge –Silent Meditation
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Lunchtime Refuge –Silent Meditation


Fridays, noon–12:30
Drop-in for a silent sit. All levels welcome. Cushions & chairs provided. No food or beverages please. Meditation led by Joey B.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Feb
24
Sat
2024
Tara Meditation Practice & Explanation
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Tara Meditation Practice & Explanation


Saturdays, 9:30–10:15am
This is a powerful ancient Buddhist meditation that allows us to take down our barriers and experience love and compassion for all beings. Through Green Tara meditation we can realize our own heart of compassion through the application of mantra recitation, mindfulness meditation and visualization. Newcomers welcome. Meditation led by Catherine D.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 | Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Exploring Buddhism Discussion
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Exploring Buddhism Discussion


Saturdays, 10:30–11:15am
Join us for an introduction to Buddhism through the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. Explore the path of lovingkindness and compassion as guided by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s The Heart of Compassion. Purchase of the book is optional. Discussion led by Stan R.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Feb
25
Sun
2024
‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna ~teachings by Khenpo Tamphel
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

‘In Praise of Dharmadatu’ by Nagarjuna ~teachings by Khenpo Tamphel


Sundays, 9:30-10:15am
Join us for profound teachings on Nagarjuna’s ‘In Praise of Dharmadatu,’ open to all—newcomers and experienced practitioners. This teaching will be held on zoom –but broadcast only at the Dharma Center. About Khenpo Tamphel.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 | Contributions to Khenpo Tamphel are very much welcome.

Meditation Practice
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Silent Meditation Practice


Sundays, 10:30-11:00am

Through meditation we begin a journey become the embodiment of loving-kindness and compassion.

Shinay meditation, also known as “calm abiding” is a Tibetan Buddhist mindfulness practice focused on cultivating a stable and focused mind. Practitioners aim for single-pointed concentration by directing attention to a chosen object, like the breath. The practice involves maintaining awareness and gently redirecting the mind from distractions. Valued for calming the mind, enhancing focus, and promoting inner peace, Shinay is a foundational practice in Tibetan Buddhism.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Contributions to Khenpo Tamphel are very much welcome.

Feb
26
Mon
2024
Calming Mind Discussion Group
Feb 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Calming Mind Discussion Group


Mondays, 6:00–7:15pm
Relax your mind and body with meditation, discussion, and contemplation. We will explore Pema Chodron’s Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World together. No book purchase necessary -we will read together little by little. Discussion is led by Joyce J.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: No registration, drop-in
Fee: $0 |  Regular visitors are invited to become a member to sustain the Center.

Feb
29
Thu
2024
Mindful Meditation for Everyone Class
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mindful Meditation for Everyone Class


8 Thursday evenings, 6:00–7:00pm
Jan 18, 25 | Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Mar 7

Explore mindfulness meditation in a welcoming beginner’s class. Learn to cultivate present-moment awareness without judgment. Class is led by Sam B.


Location: 209 East Washington Street, Suite 200, in downtown Iowa City.
Registration: Register online or at the door.
Fee: $40 for the full 8-week session or $10 per class