A weekend with Tulku Damcho Rinpoche

Damcho croppedSept. 25-27, 2015
ICAN Hall, 3450 W. Hill Rd
Four Thoughts: Core Buddhist Teachings that Overcome Spiritual Obstacles
(Chenrezig Empowerment/ Blessing)

Key details here: Damcho – fall 2015

Tulku Damcho Rinpche, is a retreat master and scholar at the Thrangu Monastery in Nepal, under the guidance of Thrangu Rinpoche. From an early age Tulku Damcho has shown tremendous intellect, compassion and quick progress with the Dharma. He has distinguished himself as a scholar, a gifted teacher and spiritual friend. For more info, contact BIBScenter@yahoo.com, or call Dan at 371-0614. Sponsored by Treasure Valley Dharma Friends and the Mahamudra Sitting Group.

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Bonni Ross to Teach in Boise

The Open Path welcomes Bonni Ross back to Boise for teachings, workshops and retreat from September 1 to 17. Details are here.Bonnie Ross

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Dharma Seeds Everywhere, Forecast for Good Growing Season

Zen Master Returns to Boise 

Zen Master Bon Soeng returns to Boise on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m., in the BIBS Shrine Room. And on Saturday, on Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, he will lead a ½ -day retreat. He is the Guiding Teacher of Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, Calif., and the Boise Sitting Group; has practiced Zen since 1975 and was given teaching authority in 2001 from Zen master Seung Sahn. More info: 2015 Meditation Retreat.

Meditation, Lightly Guided

with Dan Black returns for the next three months. Held in the Shrine Room, we start with basic technique for stabilization, then progress on to other Buddhist topics such as impermanence, compassion, love and wisdom. Dan shares the techniques learned from his Tibetan Buddhist masters.

Mindfulness Camping Trip

On Aug. 28 & 29, Treasure Valley Dharma Friends’ will hold a mindfulness and nature camping trip at the Upper Payette Campground. Details will be posted at TVDF’s Facebook page.

Tulku Damcho Returns to Boise

On Sept. 25 – 27, a shining star among a new generation of Tibetan masters from Nepal and India, returns to Boise. Tulku Damcho Rinpoche is again hosted by the Treasure Valley Dharma Friends. There will be a Chenrezig initiation ceremony on Sunday. He will teach the “Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind.” He is a senior lama under Thrangu Rinpoche, More information will be announced later in the summer.

Lessons on How to Die with Robina Courtin

Venerable Robina Courtin – A powerful voice of the Dharma returns to Boise upon the completion of her new book project, “How to Help Your Loved Ones Enjoy Death and Go Happily to Their Next Rebirth: A Handbook by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, which can be downloaded for Free. Mark your calendar for a three-part workshop that will advise us on “How to Die,” over three successive evenings, Oct. 13, 14, 15. Location announced soon.

Dalai Lama in Salt Lake City

Also, Check for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s schedule for events in Salt Lake City on Oct. 17 & 18. http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/schedule

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In the Shrine Room …

“Meditation, Lightly Guided” with Dan Black returns on Sundays at 11 a.m. in the Shrine Room and continues until November. We start with the most basic techniques. Dan repeats key instructions he has learned from Alan Wallace, Khenpo Tsultrim Gymatso, Thrangu Rinpoche, Khensur Rinpoche, Tenzin Palmo, and others.

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Mandala in Baker City

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness Tibetan Buddhist monks create the Beautiful Chenrezig Mandala, July 17-26, in Baker City, Oregon. This is a sand painting associated with the Buddha of Compassion. The monks’ stay will include several talks and events. Check out the flier here: Mandala list of events2

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Ani Zamba Chozom

Heart of Dharma Presents a Special Weekend with the Venerable Master Ani Zamba Chozom, a Western nun in the Vajrayana tradition.

7 p.m. Friday, June 19 – 2015

Making Sense of the Confusion in Our Life

10 to noon, 2 to 5 p.m. , Saturday, June 20, 2015

Utilizing Appearances in Daily Life as the Path to Awakening

Download the flier HERE. or check www.heartofdharma.org/retreat

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Groundbreaking for New Vietnamese Temple

The entire Buddhist community is welcome to attend the Wesak Celebration and Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new Linh Thuu Temple on Sunday, June 14, at 8813 Ardene Street, Boise, Idaho. (West of intersection of Overland and Maple Grove).

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m – Introduction of Vietnamese monastic community
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Commemorative service of Lord Buddha’s 2559 Anniversary
  • Noon – Groundbreaking ceremony
  • 1 p.m. – Vegetarian lunch and entertainment
  • 4 p.m. – Service for hungry ghosts

All are welcome!

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