|7:00 p.m. Silent sitting meditation followed by discussion.|
|11:15 a.m. Sunday Service: The 3 Yanas Sunday Service features 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 is appropriate for all levels of student, and each week is different.
The Foundations of Buddhism course will be presented as the main body of the Sunday Service on the third Sunday of the month, starting on 3/15/20.
Free. Donations welcome.
|10:00 am 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.