Activities and Events at Shugden Centres Around the world – July 2014

July 2014 will be another busy month for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and Dharma Centers around the world that have Dorje Shugden lamas as their spiritual guides or heads.

Those who wish to discover, explore or study the teachings and tradition of Lama Tsongkapa need look no further. Here are some of the interesting and outstanding activities offered this summer in July 2014:

 

USA & CANADA

Trijang Buddhist Institute (TBI)

Vajrayogini Retreat


Requirement: Lamrim training and Highest Yoga Tantra initiation
Date: June 28th, 2014 to July 13th, 2014

For more information or to reserve a place in this retreat, visit https://www.tbiusa.org/retreats/2014/vajrayogini

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre, New York

Family Break Weekend


Requirement: Open to Public
Date: July 11th, 2014 to July 13th, 2014

Event Description: Life gives us so much to learn, but no knowledge is more important than how to be peaceful and happy and how to solve our problems through kindness and wisdom. This weekend will give the whole family a chance to relax and to learn how to enjoy life in the beautiful environment of Kadampa Meditation Center New York and its grounds.

The weekend will include teachings for both guardians and children, crafts, short meditations and fun outdoor activities. The weekend will be organized around simple themes that enable everyone to experience the confidence and happiness that arises from connecting with their good hearts. Recommended for children ages 4-12.

For more information or to reserve a place in this event, visit http://kadampanewyork.org/events/kids-family

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre, California

Dharma for Kids Day Camp

Requirement: Open to Public
Date: July 14th, 2014 to July 18th, 2014

Event Description: During this 5-day Summer Camp, our wish is to give children the opportunity to learn meditation and Dharma life lessons in a safe, kind and fun environment. Through a variety of creative, engaging activities and teachings, this unique Summer Camp is focused on teaching children how to reach their personal, social, emotional and academic potential.

All children ages 6-11 are welcome – including newcomers – to this special Summer Camp.

For more information or to reserve a place in this event, visit http://www.meditateinla.org/courses/kidscamp

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre, Texas

Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering Retreat

Requirement: Open to Public
Date: June 30th, 2014 to July 5th, 2014

Event Description: In this annual retreat we focus on the preliminary practices of accumulating merit, or positive energy, by making mandala offerings and receiving powerful blessings by engaging in the Guru Yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa.

Je Tsongkapa, whose ordained name was Losang Dragpa, was a great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist Master who promoted and developed the Kadampa Buddhism that Atisha had introduced three centuries earlier.

Mandala offering is n offering of the entire universe visualized as a Pure Land, with all its inhabitants as pure beings. See Guide to Dakini Land and Great Treasury of Merit.

For more information or to reserve a place in this event, visit http://www.meditationintexas.org/workshops-and-events/guru-yoga-and-mandala-offering-retreat/

 

Kadampa Buddhist Temple

Urban Retreat – Peace in a Hectic World

Requirement: Open to Public
Date: July 19th, 2014

Come escape from the stress and worries of the day into the stillness of your own mind. The retreat is excellent for beginners, and is a great opportunity for anyone to relax and become peaceful.

For more information or to reserve a place in this event, visit http://kadampa.ca/coursesevents/retreats/

 


EUROPE

Rabten Choeling, Switzerland

International Buddhist Children’s Week


Requirement: Open to Public
Date: July 13th, 2014 to July 20th, 2014

A great week for children and youngsters to learn Buddhist ethics and meditations for improving the mind’s precious qualities.

Under the care of the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche and many experienced helpers there are teaching and meditation sessions, as well as a great choice of workshops for various crafts, dances, printing of prayer-flags, Tibetan language and script, and much more!

There is also plenty of time for play, fun, and picnic!

For more information or to reserve a place in this event, visit http://www.rabten.eu/children_en.htm

 

Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre, Italy

Summer Retreat of the 84 Mahasiddhas: Spirituality in our daily life, The Bodhisattva’s Guide to the Supermarket of positive thinking – NgalSo Tantric Self Healing III


Requirement: Open to public
Date: July 5th, 2014 to July 20th, 2014

Lama Ganchen Rinpoche will confer these empowerments; Mahasiddha signifies ‘great realised one’ and refers in this instance to 84 great yogis and meditators of the past who have contributed to the spreading of tantric teachings. Following their example one may lead a spiritual life without changing one’s daily life.

For more information or to reserve a place in this event, visit http://ahmc.ngalso.net/events/ritiro-d%E2%80%99estate-gli-84-mahasiddha-la-spiritualita-nella-nostra-vita-quotidiana-guida-al-supermercato-del-pensiero-positivo-autoguarigione-tantrica-ngalso-3-e-i-voti-del-bodhisattva-2/?lang=en

 

Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre, Italy

A Week of Wellbeing


Requirement: Open to public
Date: July 21st, 2014 to July 27th, 2014

This is a week of practices dedicated to health and inner wellbeing. There will be teachings on Tai Chi Mui FA, Qi Gung ‘the jade spider’, reflexology, tibetan yoga (basic Trulkor), rebalancing exercises using Dro Drakpa stones, etc.etc.
(Please book before the 15 July)

For more information or to reserve a place in this event, visit http://ahmc.ngalso.net/events/a-week-of-wellbeing/?lang=en

 

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK

NKT – IKBU International Summer Festival 2014


Requirement: Open to public
Date: July 25th, 2014 to August 9th, 2014

Week 1: Conquering Adversity – The Power of Kadam Lamrim
with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

We all experience problems and adversity. Usually these make us feel frustrated or despondent, but through the power of Kadam Lamrim we can learn to confront them with a happy mind and transform them into positive experiences.

On this course, Gen-la Kunsang will teach practical scientific methods based on meditation and other practices to conquer adverse situations and use them to advance on the spiritual path. Through these methods we can become completely free from problems and experience only happiness.

Week 2 Buddha Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Teachings on Powa
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

One of the most compassionate acts we can do is to help others at the time of death. At death our mind separates permanently from our body of this life; but although our body dies, our mind never dies – it simply goes to another life.

On this course, Gen-la Dekyong will first grant the empowerment of the Compassion Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, and then teach transference of consciousness (powa) whereby with the blessings of Buddha Avalokiteshvara we can help the recently deceased, the dying and ourself to go to a Pure Land where there is only peace and happiness.

For more information or to reserve a place in this event, visit http://kadampafestivals.org/summer

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  1. Dear DS.com administration,
    Thank you for sharing! I will send to my friend who stay in different which I think they needed. It’s seem like very interesting and exciting program, good for us to participate. Appreciated it very much!

  2. If the CTA had done even half of what the current Dorje Shugden dharma centres are doing to promoting dharma and Buddhism. Tibet would not be in this state at all.

    Tibetans in exile will not be in a fix as they are now.

  3. Virtuous activities around the world in summer, we see Vajrayogini retreat at Trijang Buddhist Institute (TBI) from June 28th to July 13th, 2014. Here we see pictures of Fire Puja Offering on the the ground of TBI after the completion of the retreat.

    H.H. Trijang Rinpoche leading the Fire Puja Offering at Trijang Buddhist Institute.

    https://scontent-b-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10450553_697790913619845_7490077642836781909_n.png

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