Sunday, November 11, Amitabha Practice

Kagyu Mila Guru Sangha is delighted to announce that Venerable Khenpo Jigme, from Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone CO, will lead us in a Tibetan Buddhist puja ceremony, to help those who have recently died. If there is someone you know who has recently passed whom you wish to include in these prayers, please bring a small photo of them or their name written on paper.

WHEN: Sunday, November 11, from 10 am to 1 pm
WHERE: Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM
COST: Suggested donation of $15-20, to compose a group offering from our center to Khenpo. If this amount is a hardship, please donate whatever you can. There will also be a chance to make your own personal offering to Khenpo if you wish.
CONTACT: For directions, or more details, please contact Gabrielle - gabrielle.herbertson (at) gmail.com; 575 586-1038

All are welcome. Texts will be provided. The tsok - a consecrated feast offering - is also included in the ceremony. Read more about the Tsok here. Sharing this together will bless our bodies as well as our spirits!

About the teacher: Born in 1968 in Bhutan, Khenpo Jigme entered Thrangu Rinpoche's main monastery, Tashi Choling in Boudanath, Nepal in 1983, later receiving full ordination as a monk. He enrolled in Namo Buddha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies in 1989, where he completed the five-year program of studies as well as traditional Kagyu three-year retreat. Highly skilled in Buddhist philosophy, ritual, and meditation, he was appointed by Thrangu Rinpoche to teach at Namo Buddha and Vajra Vidya Institutes. Rinpoche designated him “Khenpo,” i.e., master of Buddhist philosophy (similar to a PhD. in Theology). Khenpo Jigme is resident lama at Rinpoche's Vajra Vidya Institute in Crestone, Colorado. Much admired for his erudition and incisive intellect, he is loved by an increasingly wide number of students in the West for his gentle nature and charming good humor.

Thanks to Herman Rednick Trust and Earth Journey, Inc. whose existence make these activities possible.

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Dr. Fred Cooper to Teach on White Tara, Sunday Sept. 9

Dr. Fred Cooper will be teaching on the White Tara Sadhana. He will give lung for those who have not received either the lung or the empowerment.

NOTE: This teaching is open only for those who have taken refuge.

During this teaching, Dr. Cooper will go through the Torma offering, as well as the use of the instruments. He will explain the feast offering as well as the instruments and mudras in detail. He will be using the Jamgon Kongtrul text and various commentaries by Jamgon Kongtrul and Yongey Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche.

This day of teaching will be held at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.

Schedule:

First session 10 am to noon. Break for pot luck lunch at noon. Second session begins at 2 pm and will finish around 4 pm. Fred is available for interview/questions during lunch and at the end of the teaching.

Fred Cooper, PhD, is a close disciple of H.E. Kenting Tai Situpa and recipient of direct  
Mahamudra Transmissions from H.E. T'ai Situpa, H.E. Kalu Rinpoche and V.V. Mingyur Rinpoche. He has taught for over 20 years at Kagyu Centers in the U.S.  He has been Program Director for Theoretical Physics at the National Science Foundation and is currently associated with the Santa Fe Institute and Los Alamos National Labs. Fred is the President of KSK Buddhist Center in Santa Fe.

Suggested donation: $15 per session or $25 for the day.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate if you are able, as Fred can then receive a Center donation in gratitude for his kindness and efforts to come to Questa to teach. There is also the opportunity to make personal donations at the conclusion of each teaching.

For more information or directions, call Hilece at (575) 586-1454 or email Gabrielle at gabrielle.herbertson (at) gmail (dot) com.

Meeting your divine feminine wisdom aug. 24-26

Deadline is August 17.
REGISTER SOON IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!

We call this gathering "Meeting Your Divine Feminine Wisdom" because we all have wisdom to share on our journey as women. Woman's path has been laid out long ago, as archetypal energies that can guide us from birth to death.

In meeting these energies this weekend, we will use information and experiential exercises to help us contact the living energies within, identify them better, and then be able to use them consciously.

There are many systems the world over for identifying this wisdom: we have chosen to adapt the Greek system of the archetypal Goddess energies..

WHERE: Home of Maria Mikhailas, 12 Quintana Road (7 mi north of Questa)

WHEN: Friday evening, August 24 through Sunday lunch, August 26, 2018. Option to attend Full Moon Meditation on Saturday evening and Alice Bailey Study Group Sunday after we conclude.

SCHEDULE:

  • FRIDAY: First session begins with a potluck dinner at 6 pm. Close at 8:30 pm.
  • SATURDAY: Meet at 9 am and finish around 12:30 pm for a delicious provided lunch. Reconvene at 1:45 until 5 pm. Dinner provided: a simple supper. After-dinner option of joining in the EJ Full Moon Meditation at HRC at 7:30 pm.
  • SUNDAY: Final session begins at 9 am, event closes at 11:30 am.

COST: $135 for the entire weekend. Two meals included. Sorry, no drop-ins or partial attendance.

OVERNIGHTS: Not included (but we may have a cabin available, and Questa has a motel.)
 
MORE INFO: Maria at  (575) 586-2267 or mariamikhailasart (at) gmail (dot) com. Contact Maria to register and let her know any dietary restrictions. Checks can be mailed, made out to Earth Journey. Limited to 12 participants. DEADLINE AUGUST 17 for payment to hold your place.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS: Maria Mikhailas has assisted Marea Claassen, Jungian psychologist and analyst, and been an instrumental presence for over 20 years at a majority of Marea's Divine Feminine Archetype events. Martha Shepp facilitates depth creative experiences in her teaching and coaching practices. Both women are excited to activate the Divine Feminine stream that will become ongoing within Earth Journey with this retreat weekend.

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afternoon DHARMA TALK WITH LAMAS YESHE AND ZOPA, aug. 3

A dharma talk will be held in the afternoon of Friday, August 3, at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.

Please gather at 3 pm with snacks to share. Hot beverages will be provided. The teachings will begin at 4 pm.

Dharma discussion format will be that each speaks briefly to set the stage for the topic, then opening up to attendees for questions and dialogue.

Suggested donation: $15 for the day. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please donate if you are able, as our teachers can receive a Center donation in gratitude for their kindness and efforts to come to Questa to teach.

Karma Zopa Jigme and Karma Yeshe Chodron are students of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, and have been full time practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism for over fifteen years. Since 2005, they have been teaching and translating Dharma texts and oral teachings from Tibetan to English for Rigpe Dorje Institute at Pullahari Monastery in Nepal. In 2016, they successfully completed the traditional Karma Kamtsang three-year retreat at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado, under the supervision of Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche, with Khenpo Jigme and Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin as their retreat and philosophy masters.

For more information call Lou McCall at (575) 586-2058; lou@pixelcircus.org.

DR. FRED COOPER TEACHES ON 4 NOBLE TRUTHS, SUNDAY, JULY 15

Dr. Fred Cooper is returning to continue to share the teachings on the Four Noble Truths as taught by H.E. T'ai Situpa Rinpoche. This day of teaching will be held at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.

These teachings are appropriate for non-practitioners as well as seasoned Dharma students.

Fred Cooper, PhD, is a close disciple of H.E. Kenting Tai Situpa and recipient of direct  
Mahamudra Transmissions from H.E. T'ai Situpa, H.E. Kalu Rinpoche and V.V. Mingyur Rinpoche. He has taught for over 20 years at Kagyu Centers in the U.S.  He has been Program Director for Theoretical Physics at the National Science Foundation and is currently associated with the Santa Fe Institute and Los Alamos National Labs. Fred is the President of KSK Buddhist Center in Santa Fe.

Schedule:

First session 10 am to noon. Break for pot luck lunch at noon. Second session begins at 2 pm and will finish around 4 pm. Fred is available for interview/questions during lunch and at the end of the teaching.

Suggested donation: $15 per session or $25 for the day.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate if you are able, as Fred can then receive a Center donation in gratitude for his kindness and efforts to come to Questa to teach. There is also the opportunity to make personal donations at the conclusion of each teaching.

For more information or directions, call Hilece at (575) 586-1454 or email Gabrielle at gabrielle.herbertson (at) gmail (dot) com.

save the dates!

Kalu Rinpoche will visit KGMS somewhere between Oct. 23 - 31. In 1996, when he was only 5 years old, he helped consecrate our stupa.

POSTPONED — Hilece Rose will offer a weekend retreat in November, later in the month, date still to be determined. The topic is mindfulness/stress reduction (previously taught at the  Mandala Center very successfully) with gleanings from her recent Upaya studies and work with Herman's Path of Love. The retreat will go from supper Friday evening until 3 pm Sunday, by donation, with meals provided.

Dr. Fred Cooper will teach on Sunday Dec. 9 on Dzogchen View, Meditation, and Action, at the Herman Rednick Center in the usual two-session and potluck lunch format.

Earth Day - Work Day at the Labyrinth Sunday April 22

Let's get our special Labyrinth weeded and beautiful again after winter, and to prepare for summer visitors.

Meet up at the Labyrinth at 2 pm with your gardening tools, some water to drink  and gardening garb. We'll work until 4 pm and have a Pot Luck meal afterward.

So bring a favorite dish to share, too.

Call or text Maria for details at (575) 770-2635.

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VENERABLE Khenpo LobZang to JOIN US mARCH 1

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Khenpo Lobsang will kindly join us from Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. 

He will  lead us in a morning fire puja at the Kagyu Mila Guru Stupa on this auspicious day of Mila Repa's Parinirvana day. If interested, please join us at 9:30 am. Thursday, March 1, at the stupa, just east of 19 Northstar Road.

We will then have a potluck lunch at the Herman Rednick Center with Khenpo-la at noon.

If there is time before or after lunch, Khenpo Lobsang will give us lo-jung teachings that he recently received from H.H. the 17th Karmapa.

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Khenpo Lobsang Tenzin was born in Bhutan in 1969. He entered the monastery at the age of 9.  At 22 he entered shedra, completed the 5-year course of study, became Khorpon, then Lopon, and in 1996 Khenpo. He received full ordination in 1985 from Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche. For ten years he was Director of Vajra Vidya Institute in Asia. He has studied in all four lineages, is a Rime scholar, and teaches warm-heartedly from the synthesis of Buddhist lineages. In 2004, Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him as the principal Professor and Director of all his monastic colleges.  He teaches at all Thrangu Rinpoche's centers worldwide. In 2009 he went to England where he studied English at Oxford. For a full biography of his many accomplishments please visit this link.

Having attended shedra with Khenpo Jigme, he and Khenpo Jigme have known each other for 30 years.  We are so fortunate that they are the resident Khenpos at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone CO, and that they come to share the Dharma with us.

For more information:

Call Hilece (575) 586-4641

E-mail Gabrielle (dot) Herbertson (at) gmail (dot) com

Suggested donation: $15.00.  No one turned away for lack of funds.

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