Sept. 18 teaching: Meeting the buddha

Meeting the Buddha in the Four Hallmarks of His Teachings


Day 1: Impermanence

Hosted by the Kagyu Mila Guru Sangha

Attendance: In-person only.

Schedule & Location
Sept. 18, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm MDT (four sessions including breaks) at Kagyu Mila Guru Stupa, North Star Rd., Questa, NM 87556, USA

Session Details
•  8:30 – 10 am (1 hour 30 minutes)

•  10:30 am – 12 pm (1 hour 30 minutes)

LUNCH BREAK, noon to 1:30 pm*

•  1:30 – 3 am (1 hour 30 minutes)

•  3:30 am – 5 pm (1 hour 30 minutes)

Four Hallmarks of the Buddha’s Teachings
All that is composite is impermanent. Everything defiled is suffering. All phenomena are empty and non-self. Nirvana is peace

Join us for the first in-person Dharma offering since the pandemic, the first of a four-part series bringing fresh encounters with the Buddha in our lived experience. Attendance at all four sessions is highly recommended.

This Silent Daylong Practice Intensive will focus on meeting the Buddha through his teachings on impermanence, through guided and individual practice centered on Listening, Contemplating, and Meditating, as described in Lama Yeshe’s recent article in Buddhadharma: The Practitioners’ Guide and our online journal, Prajna Rising. Preparatory readings, listenings, and practices are an integral part of the program and will be distributed beforehand. Silence is required in the teachings/practice space, and highly recommended throughout the day between sessions in practitioners’ homes.

This will by an in-person-only retreat observing COVID precautions including masking and social distancing. Shaded outdoor seating provided. Warm layers and sunscreen recommended.

*No group lunch, to hold space for silence and observe pandemic safety. Please bring your own meal or make alternative plans that best preserve your space of silent practice.

Recordings will not be available as part of this program.

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER. For more info and to register, contact Vicki Duncan: or (505) 692-0400, or visit

Suggested donation $15/session or $60/day.
No one turned away for lack of funds. This event is sponsored by Earth Journey and the Kagyu Mila Guru sangha. Please donate as you are able; if you can give more, it will help those who cannot give so much. In addition, a donation directly to the teachers at the end of the teachings is traditional and welcome, if wished. If you are using a credit card, please visit Prajna Fire here. To donate to Earth Journey, visit here.