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The group practices mindfulness meditation based on the Buddha's teachings. Shambhala promotes the inherent goodness of all human beings. Free. Donations are welcome. The quote this month is from Pema Chodron: The natural warmth that emerges when we experience pain includes all the heart qualities: love, compassion, gratitude, tenderness in any form. It also includes loneliness, sorrow, and the shakiness of fear. Before these vulnerable feelings harden, before the storylines kick in, these generally unwanted feelings are pregnant with kindness,…Find out more »
Emchi Shakya Dorje, Tibetan Medicine Physician of the Chagpori School, will hold a clinic at Ann Arbor KTC. Appointments usually begin about 4:30 p.m. For appointments please contact Debbie via email firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 626 9231 (text or voice mail only). For more information you can call Debbie at the number above, visit www.shakyadorje.org or call the center 734-678-7549.Find out more »
Help us usher in the Year of the Iron Rat! In celebration of Losar (Tibetan New Year), we will do the practice of Green Tara to remove obstacles for the coming lunar year. Green Tara is a protectress who embodies compassion. By visualizing her and chanting her praises and mantra, we can clear away obstacles and develop our own enlightened qualities. This practice is chanted in Tibetan. Free, donations welcome.Find out more »
Ann Arbor KTC has cancelled all public events at the center until further notice to help avoid spreading COVID-19. In this unprecedented situation, our first priority is for the safety of all of our members and visitors. Recovery Dharma and The Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness, local groups that rent our space, have also elected to cancel their meetings for the immediate future. We all continue to pray for those directly affected by this outbreak. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience…Find out more »
We are sorry to announce that Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin will be postponing his visit to the Ann Arbor KTC. We will update the calendar when we have a new date. A native of Bhutan, Khenpo Ugyen was born in 1955 and became a monk at the age of 19. He received the Acharya (Master's) degree in Buddhist Studies in Rumtek, Sikkim, at the age of 25, and soon after was appointed a khenpo (professor). He then taught Buddhist philosophy…Find out more »
Starting March 15, 2020 and continuing throughout the Year of the Rat, the Ann Arbor KTC will host a Foundational Buddhism course. This series of talks, one each third Sunday of the month (as part of our regular Sunday Service), will progressively introduce the foundations of Buddhism as presented in the traditional Sutras. Concepts from both the Theravada and Mahayana schools will be introduced in ways that encourage us to develop a compassionate and mindful way of living. Whether you…Find out more »
Join us for a fragrant smoke offering practice accompanied by prayers and mantras for the health of the Earth and the humans, animals, and plants it sustains. By reciting this Sadhana, written in English by Lama Zoe DeBray, we celebrate the Earth who sustains us and pledge our help in protecting her. There will be the opportunity to make your own prayers silently or aloud. Free, donations welcome.Find out more »
Session 1: Developing compassion and opening our hearts: Bodhicitta and Tonglen.
Guided Tonglen meditation on Peace and Justice.
Session 2: Connecting with our ground: Touching Earth Practice
Calm Abiding meditation and Touching the Earth Practice.
Session 3: Self-reflection on our internalized biases and unconscious motivations.
Self-reflection on race, internalized bias, and microaggressions through guided meditation.