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Online Instruction

Weekly Practices & Class via Zoom

Parnashavari Meditation Practice

Mondays:  7:00-8:00pm

On Monday evenings we will be offering the practice suggested by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, “The Parnashavari Sadhana from the Collected Works of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon.”

His Holiness has instructed everyone to do this practice during this time of Coronavirus pandemic. This includes Lord Jigten Sumgon’s special Tara practice for times of epidemic disease, and practices of Parnashavari. She is is the 20th of the 21 Taras (connected with the wisdom of Amoghasiddhi). She is attired in the green leaves of medical plants, and is the one who protects us from contagious diseases.

 

 

TO JOIN THIS EVENT

Please RSVP by contacting admin@milarepaiowa.org in order to receive further information to join this practice session. You can email at any point - even right up to the beginning of the session. You will be given the Zoom ID and password once you contact us. Everyone is welcome to join any of these classes or practices - whether near or far or experienced in Buddhist practice or not. 

If you are having problems text: 937-244-1961

Please state your name and where you are joining from.

Resources

Parnashavari Sadhana
from the Collected Works of Jigten Sumgon

Download Parnashavari Sadhana (text)

Learning Buddhism Study Group with Khenpo Samdup

Tuesdays: 4:00-5:00pm ~central time

In partnership with Garchen Meditation Centre –Vancouver, British Columbia:

Garchen Meditation Centre – Vancouver, British Columbia is hosting Learning Buddhism with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche by zoom. This class is open to everyone!  We encourage our sangha to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from Khenpo.

The learning Book is available on Amazon.com as a Kindle Book.  Click here to go to Amazon

About Khenpo Samdup

Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche was born in Tibet and is a long time student of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. He studied the philosophy of the four schools of Tibetian Buddhism under numerous khenpos, such as Khenpo Munsel and Khenpo Jigme Phunsok. He taught for five years at Kagyu College in India founded by His Holiness Drikung Kabgyon Chetsang, from whom he received the vast teachings and transmissions of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. He has written a commentary on Jigten Sumgon’s Gong Chik – one of the significant philosophical texts of the Kagyu Lineage. He is currently the Dharma teacher at Gar Drolma Choling in Dayton Ohio, USA. more>

TO JOIN THIS EVENT

Please RSVP by contacting Marilyn at info@garchenmeditationcentre.com in order to receive further information to join this practice session. 

Mindful Awareness Meditation Class

Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30pm

with TIM MULLANEY, PhD

This Spring  Tim will offer an introduction to meditation via Zoom.  This class can be really helpful for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of meditation to help calm the mind during this difficult time.   We are offering this class free of charge. Everyone Welcome.


8 Tuesdays:  Mar 24, 31 | Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 | May 5, 12

TO JOIN THIS EVENT

Please RSVP by contacting admin@milarepaiowa.org in order to receive further information to join this practice session. You can email at any point - even right up to the beginning of the session. You will be given the Zoom ID and password once you contact us. Everyone is welcome to join any of these classes or practices - whether near or far or experienced in Buddhist practice or not. 

Questions or problems connecting?: text Ellen Marie at 937-244-1961

Please state your name and where you are joining from.

About Tim

Tim Mullaney, PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, has been a meditator and practitioner in the Karma Kagyu lineage for nearly 40 years. His teachers include Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche and Tai Situ Rinpoche. Tim is also a psychologist and has extensive background working with mindfulness training in professional, non-religious settings.

Silent Meditation & Foundational Teachings with Khenpo Samdup

Wednesdays: 5:00-6:30pm ~central time

In partnership with Gar Drolma Learning & Meditation Center –Dayton, Ohio:

Gar Drolma Learning & Meditation Center in Dayton, Ohio is hosting Silent Meditation and  with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche by zoom. These events are open to everyone!  We encourage our sangha to take advantage of this opportunity to learn and practice and ask questions with Khenpo.

5:00—5:30pm~central time Open Silent Meditation
5:30—6:30pm~central time:  Foundational Teachings in Buddhism

About Khenpo Samdup

Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche was born in Tibet and is a long time student of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. He studied the philosophy of the four schools of Tibetian Buddhism under numerous khenpos, such as Khenpo Munsel and Khenpo Jigme Phunsok. He taught for five years at Kagyu College in India founded by His Holiness Drikung Kabgyon Chetsang, from whom he received the vast teachings and transmissions of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. He has written a commentary on Jigten Sumgon’s Gong Chik – one of the significant philosophical texts of the Kagyu Lineage. He is currently the Dharma teacher at Gar Drolma Choling in Dayton Ohio, USA. more>

TO JOIN THIS EVENT

To participate in any of our scheduled Virtual Dharma activities, simply visit Zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID and password.

Please contact info@gardrolma.org for the required information for the meeting.

Mindfulness Meditation

Thursdays: May 7, 14, 21, 28
7:00-8:00pm

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.

Facilitated by Gabriela Tobias

 

TO JOIN THIS EVENT

Please RSVP by contacting admin@milarepaiowa.org in order to receive further information to join this practice session. You can email at any point - even right up to the beginning of the session. You will be given the Zoom ID and password once you contact us. Everyone is welcome to join any of these classes or practices - whether near or far or experienced in Buddhist practice or not. 

If you are having problems text: 937-244-1961

Please state your name and where you are joining from.

Family Dharma Hour

Saturdays:  9:00-10:00am

May 9, 16, 23, 30

Recommended for kids 5-10 years. Morning will include story time, sharing time, art project, kids meditation.  This is a pilot program. RSVP required by May 8 to let us know you are interested.

led by Naomi

TO JOIN THIS EVENT

Please RSVP by contacting admin@milarepaiowa.org in order to receive further information to join this practice session. Please let us know at least a day before the event if you are interested in attending.

If you are having problems text: 937-244-1961

Please state your name and where you are joining from.

Meditation Practices & Discussion

Sundays: 9:30-11:45am

Sunday Schedule

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

TO JOIN ANY OF THESE EVENTS

Please RSVP by contacting admin@milarepaiowa.org in order to receive further information to join this practice session. You can email at any point - even right up to the beginning of the session. You will be given the Zoom ID and password once you contact us. Everyone is welcome to join any of these classes or practices - whether near or far or experienced in Buddhist practice or not. 

If you are having problems text: 937-244-1961

Please state your name and where you are joining from.

9:30-10:00am: Newcomers Orientation

Our Newcomers Orientation is a relaxed introduction to our to the ideas and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

10:00-10:30am: 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: Green Tara Meditation

At 10:30 we practice Green Tara meditation in order to cultivate  loving kindness, compassion and mindfulness. This is a guided meditation.

 Resource:   Opening & Closing Prayers and many Sadhanas including Tara Sadhana .(160 pages) Download the Practices>

11:15-11:45am: 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