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Online Instruction

WINTER 2021 . WEEKLY SCHEDULE

MONDAY:

Join Us for Meatless Mondays

We would like to invite our community to consider not eating meat on Mondays.  Meatless Monday is a global movement that encourages people to reduce meat in their diet for their health and the health of the planet. The campaign was started in 2003 by Sid Lerner, the Founder of  The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. 

Meditation and Dharma Discussion

Mondays

Meditation: 5:30–6:00pm
Dharma Discussion: 6:00-7:00


On Monday evenings we will join the sangha in Madison, WI on zoom.  There is a period for meditation, contemplation and discussion.  Right now we are discussing the 
A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path. You don’t need to have the book to join us!

We are so fortunate to have Khenmo Trinley, editor of A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path,  with us for this discussion!

TO JOIN THIS MEDITATION and DISCUSSION

 To join this zoom event click here.

Meeting ID: 828 1923 4189
Passcode: LJS

TUESDAY:

this meditation is great for beginners

Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesdays   7:00-7:30pm

Resting mind, calm-abiding, mindfulness –all these are names for the same type of meditation. This meditation provides relief from the daily pressures and anxieties of our busy lives.

 

Led by Gabriela Tobias

While working on spiritual and personal development, Gabriela finds joy in learning from different traditions that promote the practice of universal values. Gabriela is an Engineer with a multidisciplinary formation, she is currently studying a formal Buddhist training provided by The Dharmadatta Community, an international online Sangha guided by 4 nuns.

Gabriela thinks the best way to learn is practicing and sharing experiences with others, that is why she loves getting involved with community projects. Currently archiving a Yoga Teacher certification and working full time on the wind power industry, she is looking forward to facilitating silent meditation sessions.

TO JOIN THIS MEDITATION
Zoom information:
Topic: Milarepa Mindfulness Meditation

To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 872 4037 8545
Passcode: MeDitate21 

Book Discussion Group

Tuesdays   7:30-8:30pm

On Tuesdays we are discussing Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. You are welcome to join at any time! We will begin this week on page 75.

Suggested Donation: This discussion offered free of charge

 

 

HOW TO PURCHASE THE BOOK
TO JOIN THIS BOOK DISCUSSION
Zoom information:
Topic: Milarepa Buddhist Center Feb 8-14

To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

WEDNESDAY:

this study group is great for beginners

Exploring Buddhism
Small Group Study – Level 1

6 Wednesdays  7:00-8:00pm
Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Learning & Meditation:
This study group will provide a taste of Buddhist meditation and teachings. We will read two books and discuss them over six weeks.  In addition, we will watch two Buddhist teaching that are available online. With each session you will be introduced to mindfulness meditation as it is taught in the Buddhist tradition. This study group is perfect for those with little to no experience with Buddhist ideas.

Group size: Facilitator and 2-4 students
Suggested Donation: sliding scale – offer as you are able: $10-$35 for entire program

HOW TO PURCHASE THE BOOKS
REGISTER NOW

Suggested Donation: sliding Scale: $10-$35
REGISTER HERE

THURSDAY:

this meditation is great for beginners

Mindfulness Meditation

Thursdays   7:00-7:30pm

Resting mind, calm-abiding, mindfulness –all these are names for the same type of meditation. This meditation provides relief from the daily pressures and anxieties of our busy lives.

 

 

Led by Gabriela Tobias

While working on spiritual and personal development, Gabriela finds joy in learning from different traditions that promote the practice of universal values. Gabriela is an Engineer with a multidisciplinary formation, she is currently studying a formal Buddhist training provided by The Dharmadatta Community, an international online Sangha guided by 4 nuns.

Gabriela thinks the best way to learn is practicing and sharing experiences with others, that is why she loves getting involved with community projects. Currently archiving a Yoga Teacher certification and working full time on the wind power industry, she is looking forward to facilitating silent meditation sessions.

TO JOIN THIS MEDITATION
Zoom information:
Topic: Milarepa Mindfulness Meditation

To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 872 4037 8545
Passcode: MeDitate21 

Achi Chokyi Drolma Meditation Practice

Thursdays:  Feb 11, 18 & 25    7:30-8:10pm

Achi Chokyi Drolma is the great dharma protector of the Buddha’s teachings. Although she is revered by all lineages, she is the grandmother of Lord Jigten Sumgon and strongly associated with the Drikung Kagyu lineage.

Achi Chokyi Drolma promised to grant the ordinary and supreme siddhis to her followers. She composed a sadhana of herself and promised to protect the Buddha’s teachings in the future. When her activities came to an end, she flew up to the buddha-field on her blue horse depicted here. Her damaru and celestial songs could be heard by Lord Jigten Sumgon at Drikung Thel.

Achi is invoked to remove obstacles and to create positive conditions in spiritual and worldly activities. His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche has instructed everyone to do this practice during this time of Coronavirus pandemic. 

Get the text and more information
TO JOIN THIS MEDITATION
Zoom information:
Topic: Milarepa Buddhist Center Feb 8-14

To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

SATURDAY:

this teaching is great for beginners

Opening the Treasure of the Profound Teachings

3 Saturdays:  Jan 30, February 6 & 13
9am–noon ~CST

Khenchen Konchok Gyaltshen Rinpoche will teach for three Saturdays in January and February.

Rinpoche will be teaching in English. There is no fee to attend these teachings.  Please make a love offering as you are able.  Sponsored by the Drikung Dharma Circle of Wisconsin and Milarepa Buddhist Center of Iowa

 

February 13:
The Eight Bardos by Milarepa

Purchase the Book
How to join this Zoom event:

Join the Zoom Meeting Here

Meeting ID: 815 7675 1954
Passcode: Mila21

Love offerings

MAKE YOUR OFFERING HERE>


OR you can send a check made out to “Khenpo Konchog Gyaltshen” and mail it to:

Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle
1722 Washington St.
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572-2713

 

SUNDAY:

these discussion and meditation sessions are great for beginners

Sunday Meditation and Discussion

9:30-11:45am

On Sunday mornings we have a series of meditation practices and discussion. You are welcome to join us for any portion of the morning.

9:30-10:00am: Community Discussion

Our Community Discussion is a time for our community to come together to discuss questions and thoughts about meditation and study.

10:00-10:30am: Om Ah Hung - Guided Meditation

Om Ah Hung Meditation Practice
Commentary by Khenchen Konchok Gyaltsen Rinpoche

This practice will introduce you to a Tibetan Buddhist guided meditation – using the mantra Om Ah Hung – that can be used by anyone to achieve compassion and lovingkindness. Everyone is welcome.


Download Om Ah Hung Practice>

10:30-11:00am: Vajrasattva Purification Meditation

At the beginning of this year we will lead the sangha in Vajrasattva practice.  This short practice is a wonderful opportunity to reset our intentions, cleanse our motivations, and purify the obstacles that we create for ourselves.  We will be doing this practice until the Tibetan New Year – Losar – the week of Feb 12th.

11:15-noon: Dharma Discussion

On Sundays we have a a period for contemplation and discussion.  Right now we are discussing the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva – and Garchen Rinpoche’s commentary on this.

37 PRACTICES OF A BODHISATTVA
Commentary by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

Complete 37 Practices here & commentary here

TO JOIN ANY OF THESE SESSIONS
Zoom information:
Topic: Milarepa Buddhist Center Feb 8-14

To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

SPECIAL EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

Opening the Treasure of the Profound Teachings

3 Saturdays:  Jan 30, February 6 & 13
9am–noon ~CST

Khenchen Konchok Gyaltshen Rinpoche will teach for three Saturdays in January and February.

Rinpoche will be teaching in English. There is no fee to attend these teachings.  Please make a love offering as you are able.

Sponsored by the Drikung Dharma Circle of Wisconsin
and Milarepa Buddhist Center of Iowa

 

January 30:
Distiguishing Happiness from Suffering by Milarepa

February 6:
Song that Clarifies recollection by Lord Jigten Sumgon

February 13:
The Eight Bardos by Milarepa

Purchase the Book
How to join this Zoom event:

Join the Zoom Meeting Here

Meeting ID: 815 7675 1954
Passcode: Mila21

Love offerings

MAKE YOUR OFFERING HERE>

OR you can send a check made out to “Khenpo Konchog Gyaltshen” and mail it to:

Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle
1722 Washington St.
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572-2713

 

Teachings from Our Living Masters Series

One Sat each month    10:00-11:30am
next discussion: Saturday, February 20

The Drikung Kagyu lineage is blessed to have many living masters who are recording precious teachings online. Once a month we will suggest a recorded teaching from a living master and then we will discuss that teaching on a Saturday morning.

Saturday, February 20 | Discussion of Khenchen Rinpoche's teaching

On Saturday, Jan 16 we will discuss the teachings which Garchen Rinpoche will offer on Saturday, Jan 9th.

Teaching: 
Teacher:  Khenchen Konchok Rinpoche
Original Teaching:
Milarepa Sangha Dicussion:
  January 20 |  10:00-11:30am ~central time

TO JOIN THIS DISCUSSION