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WEEKLY PROGRAMS

DHARMA CENTER HEALTH GUIDELINES

August 12, 2021 IMPORTANT COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE

Our first priority in 2021 is doing everything we can to hold our community events in a way that is as safe as possible for everyone. 

Now, with the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the rise we have revisited our Covid safety protocols.  We want you to know how we are making decisions as the next several months unfold.

On July 27 we consulted with Jennifer Miller, Disease Prevention Specialist with Johnson County Public Health.  Jennifer directed us to a rating system created by the CDC to easily look up the transmission status of our county.  This map tells us if a county currently has high, substantial, moderate or low levels of Covid. We will be using this map to determine our actions at Garchen Mila Meditation Center in 2021.

Each week – around Thursday – we will update our website and announce in our weekly email –  which protocol is in place as follows.

Thank you, 
The Board of Milarepa Buddhist Center


CDC DATA TRACKER LEVELS FOR JOHNSON COUNTY:

Low:   Please come to the Dharma Center only if you are fully vaccinated. Mask wearing is optional.

Moderate:  Please come to the Dharma Center only if you are fully vaccinated.  Mask wearing is optional.

Substantial:  Please come to the Dharma Center only if you are fully vaccinated. Mask wearing is mandatory inside the shrine room.

High:   All events will be held on Zoom until the numbers go down.

8/12/21 CDC data tracker level for Johnson County: HIGH

The Dharma Center is temporarily closed due to Covid-19 levels.

We will hold all of our actvities on Zoom until the spread of Covid in Johnson County subsides.

EVENT SCHEDULE

TUESDAYS:

Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesdays   6:00-6:30pm

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. This meditation is great for beginners!

 

This session is offered on Zoom.  Check this websites for updates- we will meet again in person as soon as Covid subsides.

HOW TO ATTEND ON ZOOM - NEW ID*

**Please note – zoom info has changed:

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Meditation Orientation & Discussion

Tuesdays   7:00-8:00pm

Tibetan Buddhism has a wide range of meditation practices. The intention of all of these practices is to actualize compassion and realize the nature of mind.  During this orientation time we will offer an informal introduction to the range of meditation practices done at Garchen Mila Center.  There will be plenty of time for question and answer.

 

 

This session is offered on Zoom.  Check this websites for updates- we will meet again in person as soon as Covid subsides.

HOW TO ATTEND ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

WEDNESDAYS:

Introduction to the Buddhism:
the Buddhist World View

a class taught by Khenpo Thupsang

Section 2 


a 7-week class taught by Khenpo Thupsang

August 4–September 15
7 Wednesdays, 7:30-8:40 ~central time


Topics to include:  The Three Jewels: Who was the Buddha? What is the Dharma? Who is the Sangha?

Understanding suffering: Pervasiveness of Suffering, Cause of Suffering, The Possibility of the Cessation of Suffering, the 8-fold Path.

Four central thoughts for contemplation:  Precious Human Birth, Impermanence, Defects of Samsara,  Karma Cause and Effect

Opening the Heart: The Four Immeasurables


Registration:  REGISTER to ATTEND ON ZOOM HERE


Download opening and closing prayers:
Short Opening and Closing Prayers


Class sessions on our YouTube channel:
Class 1: the Buddha   (begin at 5:00)
Class 2: The Four Immeasureables

This session is offered on Zoom.  Check this websites for updates- we will meet again in person as soon as Covid subsides.

HOW TO ATTEND ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

THURSDAYS:

Mindfulness Meditation
Thursdays   6:00–7:00pm

You are welcome to sit with us for either 30 minutes or the full hour.

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.  You are welcome to sit with us for 30 minutes (starting at either 6pm or 6:30)  or an hour.  We will have short break every 10 minutes or so during the meditation. 

This session is offered on Zoom.  Check this websites for updates- we will meet again in person as soon as Covid subsides.

HOW TO ATTEND ON ZOOM - NEW ID*

**Please note – zoom info has changed:

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Introduction to the Buddhism:
the Buddhist World View

a class taught by Khenpo Thupsang

July 29–September 16

8 Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 ~central time


Topics to include:  The Three Jewels: Who was the Buddha? What is the Dharma? Who is the Sangha?

Understanding suffering: Pervasiveness of Suffering, Cause of Suffering, The Possibility of the Cessation of Suffering, the 8-fold Path.

Opening the Heart: The Four Immeasurables

Four central thoughts for contemplation:  Precious Human Birth, Impermanence, Defects of Samsara,  Karma Cause and Effect


Registration:  REGISTER to ATTEND ON ZOOM HERE


Download opening and closing prayers:
Short Opening and Closing Prayers


Class sessions on our YouTube channel:
Class 1: the Buddha   (begin at 5:00)
Class 2: The Four Immeasureables

This session is offered on Zoom.  Check this websites for updates- we will meet again in person as soon as Covid subsides.

HOW TO ATTEND ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

SUNDAYS:

Sunday Session I    8:00-9:00am

Green Tara Meditation

We practice Green Tara meditation in order to cultivate loving kindness, compassion and mindfulness. This practice is great for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

This session is offered on Zoom.  Check this websites for updates – we will meet again in person as soon as Covid subsides.

HOW TO ATTEND ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Sunday Session II    9:30-10:30am

Om Ah Hung Meditation and Peaceful Abiding Meditation

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. This practice is great for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike. At the end of the Om Ah Hung meditaion we rest in peaceful abiding.

This session is offered on Zoom.  Check this websites for updates- we will meet again in person as soon as Covid subsides.

HOW TO ATTEND ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!

Sunday Session III   10:45-11:45

White Tara Meditation & Peaceful Abiding Meditation

We practice White Tara meditation in order to cultivate loving kindness, compassion and mindfulness. We will be using Garchen Rinpoche’s White Tara Sadhana. 

This session is offered on Zoom.  Check this websites for updates- we will meet again in person as soon as Covid subsides.

HOW TO ATTEND ON ZOOM

Zoom information:
Topic: 
Milarepa Buddhist Center Classes & Meditation
To join this zoom meeting click here
Meeting ID: 843 7803 3565
Passcode: Hung21!