|7:00 p.m. Silent sitting meditation followed by discussion.|
|11:00 a.m. Sunday Service: The 3 Yanas Sunday Service will feature a variety of meditation practices interspersed with short Dharma talks and instruction by Lama Nancy Burks, as well as group discussion.
The 3 Yanas, or 3 vehicles, are three approaches to the Buddhist path, Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Part of the name of our center, Thegsum, and of our parent monastery, Triyana, refer to the 3 Yanas in Tibetan and Sanskrit respectively.
This program will be appropriate for all levels of student, and each week will be different.
Free. Donations welcome.
|1:00 p.m. Sadhana Practice|
|1st Sunday of the month: Medicine Buddha practice. Medicine Buddha is the Buddha of healing and medicine. He is described as a doctor who cures suffering with enlightened activity.|
|2nd and 4th Sundays: Chenrezig/Amitabha practice. Chenrezig is a Bodhisattva whose principal quality is compassion. Amitabha is the Buddha of Boundless Light. On the 2nd Sunday we also read the English translation.|
|3rd Sunday of the month: Green Tara practice. Green Tara, also known as Jetsun Dölma in Tibetan, is said to be a female Buddha or feminine representation of enlightenment.|
|5th Sunday of the month: Silent sitting meditation. Short periods of sitting and walking meditation. Walking meditation helps us bring the awareness from sitting meditation into everyday activity.|
See our Events page for changes and additions to the weekly schedule.