Fall 2017 Program Schedule

Padmasambhava

Pad­masamb­ha­va

Our Fall Sched­ule is now avail­able at Orgyan Dzong fea­tur­ing instruc­tion and class­es for all lev­els from begin­ners to more expe­ri­enced and advanced prac­ti­tion­ers. The major­i­ty of our events are free, but dona­tions are always appre­ci­at­ed since we are a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that depends on the good­will of oth­ers.

Accom­mo­da­tion and Food: We do not have a res­i­dent cook and vis­i­tors should arrange to bring their own food unless it is includ­ed in the reg­is­tra­tion for an event.   Overnight accom­mo­da­tion in the retreat house is avail­able on a lim­it­ed basis at $30 (+HST) per night. Please con­tact us in advance to reserve a room to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. There’s also a num­ber of local accom­mo­da­tions avail­able in the vicin­i­ty.

Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 25

1:30 pm — Approach­ing Bud­dhism

When we prac­tice Bud­dhism, we need to clear­ly exam­ine our ideas and expec­ta­tions, our hopes and fears and see if what we are doing is actu­al­ly what the Bud­dha taught or just anoth­er way to cope with sam­sara but not let go. A dis­cus­sion giv­en by Lama Jigme for new and sea­soned prac­ti­tion­ers to exam­ine what prac­tic­ing Bud­dhism actu­al­ly means.

3:00 pm — Intro­duc­tion to Bud­dhist Med­i­ta­tion — Lama Jigme will give a talk on med­i­ta­tion fol­lowed by prac­tice.

5:00 pm — Vajrak­i­la Sad­hana, Dharma­pala prayers and Pra­j­na­parami­ta Sutra

6:30 pm — Pot Luck Din­ner

Sun­day Novem­ber 26

9:00 am — Morn­ing prac­tice includ­ing the Nying Thig Guru Yoga

11:00 am — Med­i­cine Bud­dha Prac­tice “A Sap­phire Riv­er”

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm — Ses­sions of sit­ting and walk­ing med­i­ta­tion

Sat­ur­day Decem­ber 2

This will be the final prac­tice week­end before Orgyan Dzong clos­es its pub­lic pro­gram for the win­ter, and will include prac­tices of offer­ing, purifi­ca­tion, remov­ing obsta­cles, and aspi­ra­tion.

11:00 am — Morn­ing prac­tice includ­ing the Nying Thig Guru Yoga

1:30 pm — Riwo Sang Cho (Moun­tain of burnt offer­ings). Please bring food­stuffs (cere­als, grains, cook­ies, sug­ar, whole grain flour, but­ter, milk pow­der, molasses, yogurt, hon­ey, etc.) to offer into the fire.

3:00 pm — Vajrasat­ti­va Purifi­ca­tion Prac­tice

4:30 pm — Vajrak­i­la Sad­hana includ­ing the Ganachakra and Dharma­pala Offer­ings

6:30 pm — Pot Luck Din­ner

Sun­day Decem­ber 3

9:00 am — Morn­ing prac­tice includ­ing the Nying Thig Guru Yoga

11:00 am - Riwo Sang Cho (Moun­tain of burnt offer­ings). Please bring food stuffs (cere­als, grains, cook­ies, sug­ar, whole grain flour, but­ter, milk pow­der, molasses, yogurt, hon­ey, etc.) to offer into the fire.

1:30 pm — Maha Sukha­vati Amitab­ha Sad­hana and Phowa prac­tice

3:30 pm — Pra­j­na­parami­ta Sutra, Aspi­ra­tion and Ded­i­ca­tion Prayers

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