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!

Divine Feminine Gathering  August 24-26, 2018

Lama Lodu Teachings  September 17-24, 2018, a shared visit, joining with Tres Orejas Sangha KDC, across the gorge, and our sangha of KMGS. Contact us on the Contact Page to request details, which are still in the planning stage. 

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.

Rounik Ghosh