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. (The previous link was old – A new one will be posted ASAP)

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.

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