Wednesday
Nov302016

Celebrate New Year's Day at DKC 

Join Drupon Samten Rinpoche and DKC monastics and sangha on New Year's Day (Sunday January 1st 2017) to bring in the New Year !

10am - Noon Guru Yoga and Tsok (food) offering

Potlunck lunch 

Afternoon  VajraVidirahan Empowerment given by Drupon Samten Rinpoche

   Suggested donation $25

Vajra Vidharan is a very important practice in Tibetan Buddhism and was taught by Lord Buddha Shakaymuni in order to cure the King Maskeda from an unknown disease. King Maskeda was an evil King who did many negative deeds, from the forest to the village, that caused much suffering from his negative influence and energies.  Eventually the king got a disease that could not be cured.  Then the four Dharma Kings asked the Buddha to please protect all sentient beings.  Buddha said “If karma has been ripened to subdue the negative king and restore the peace and harmony on the earth”.  Then Buddha immediately went into the state of meditation called the Essence of Vajra and at that time, the Buddha spoke the words of the VajraVidharan practice.  Eventually the king was blessed by the Buddha and through the Buddha’s great compassion, the king’s negative thoughts turned positive.  The Buddha gave this practice to the king and told him that he should practice this and wash your body with saffron water.  And he said, by this, not only you will be cured, but it will restore the peace and happiness to each and every sentient being.  At the Tibetan Meditation Center Drupon Samten gives this cleansing ceremony before every meditation. 

This practice was translated by the Indian scholar Shri Lake-kara and translated from Tibetan by Lotsawa Shontsen Dorje Gyaltsen.  For both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, this is a very important practice to prevent cancer, healing cancer as well as heart attack, stroke, brain injury, vein or chakra damage.

The Vajra Vidharan practice is a special antidote to purify contaminated environments of the universe and sentient beings.  Through this practice we will cleanse the contaminants of the air we breathe, food we eat, clothes we wear and any other types of poisons or contamination.  It helps to cleanse the charkas, re-energize the life force and brings both physical and mental strength.  It helps to pacify frustration, depression and anxiety.  It helps dispel bad dreams and other unfavorable conditions.  It brings a healthy, happy long life and success in your practice.  This healing ceremony for has been practiced for centuries in Tibet, India and the Himalayan region of Ladakh.  Participation in this ceremony brings benefit to both oneself and other. 

Sunday
Nov062016

November and December 2016 at DKC 

No programs the weekend of December 24th and 25th.  Join us on New Years Day Jan. 1st starting at 10am.

December 17th 7:00pm  Lopon Dorje Khandro continues teachings from the Jewel Ornament of Liberation

December 10th  7:00pm  Lopon Dorje Khandro continues teachings from the Jewel Ornament of Liberation

December 3rd   7:00pm  Ani Tanzin and Ani Dolma lead Green Tara Dharma practice; chanting and meditation

November 26th 7:00pm Drupon Samten Rinpoche  continues the teachings about the Enlightend Mind 

November 19th 7:00pm Dharma movie at DKC with Drupon Samten Rinpoche and DKC Sangha

November 12th 7:00pm Drupon Samten Rinpoche teaches about the Enlightend Mind 

November 5th 7:00pm Amitabha prayers and practice with Drupon Samten Rinpoche and DKC monastics 

Friday
Sep022016

October schedule at DKC 

Saturday October 29th 7pm - 8:30pm  Lopon Dorje Khandro teaches from the Jewel Ornament of Liberation.  

Saturday October 22nd 7pm - 8:30pm  Drupon Samten Rinpoche teaches from the Jewel Ornament of Liberation.  Continuation of teachings on Buddha Nature.

Saturday October 15th 7pm - 8:30pm  Join Drupon Samten Rinpoche and DKC monastics for Guru Yoga and Tsok offering.  Please bring something to share for the Tsok.

No public programs the weekend of October 7th - 9th.  Closed for a private group retreat.

Saturday October 1st 7pm - 8:30pm  Drupon Samten Rinpoche teaches from the Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Saturday Sept. 24th 7pm - 8:30pm  Drupon Samten Rinpoche teaches from the Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Saturday Sept. 17th 7pm - 8:30pm  Lopon Dorje Khandro teaches from the Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Saturday Sept. 10th 7pm - 8:30pm  ACHI Chokyi Dolma practice with Drupon Samten and DKC monastics and sangha

Saturday Sept. 3rd 7pm - 8:30pm  CHOD practice with Drupon Samten and DKC monastics and sangha

 

 

Wednesday
Aug242016

Prayer request for Khenpo Tsultrim 

Dear sangha and friends, Khenpo Tsultrim from our Maryland center, recently under went heart surgery in India.  He is stable and doing well now.  Drupon Samten Rinpoche requests Long Life prayers for our dear Khenpo Tsultrim.  If you can please recite the Amitayus mantra / practice that would be deeply appreciated. 

 

Here is the short Amitayus (Buddha of Long Life) mantra

OM A-MA-RA-NI-ZE-WAN-TE YEH-SO-HA

 

 

Thursday
Aug112016

HHDK at DKC May 2016 World Peace Ceremony and Lama Dances