Almost every Sunday, we offer a beginner's class on meditation instruction and practice that begins at 10:00 am and lasts one hour.  The meditation techniques of shamatha (calm abiding) from Tibetan Buddhism tradition are taught in the beginner class.  This course is ideal for those new to meditation and for those who wish to develop a strong foundation before embarking on the vipashyana (clear seeing) techniques offered in the 11:30 am Intermediate class.  The practice of meditation can enable a deeper insight into the nature of self and of the world to positively transform our relationship with ourselves and with others.  No experience is needed  and all are welcome.  

Overview of the multi-week beginner's class:

The beginner class is an on-going course designed to provide a basic foundation in the calm abiding techniques. Each class offered at 10 am will be accessible to those with little to no background in meditation. The multi-week course repeats several times throughout a year. In each class we offer instructions in the meditation technique of shamatha and the topic if the day, two 10 minute meditation sessions, and time for questions and discussion. The multi-week course begins with a class on the benefits of meditation, a class on the basic techniques, and a class on the essential points of mindfulness and introspection. We also give an introduction to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as found in the Satipatthana Sutta, the Four Immeasurables and the Tibetan breathing technique tong-len (sending and receiving). The later portion of the multi-week series is designed to introduce the general concept of vipashyana and to explain its significance. The multi-week course usually spans eight to twelve weeks centered around the visits from the Rinpoches of the Palyul linage and other visiting lamas (monks).

Overview of the four sessions of the intermediate class:

After a 30 minute coffee/chat break, we offer an intermediate level meditation class at 11:30 am.  This class is based on "The Wheel of Analytical Meditation" by the 19th century meditation master and celebrated scholar Mipham Rinpoche.  All are welcome, but those who have never received meditation instruction in the past are encouraged to join the 10 am class.

The intermediate class will focus on one of the four topics from the Wheel of Analytical Meditation. The class begins with a brief recitation of traditional Tibetan auspicious prayers to set the tone for the meditations.  Afterward there will be a brief synopsis of the methods of Shamatha and Vipshyana, including the topic (see below) of the day. There will be two 15 minute meditation sessions. After which there will be time for questions and discussion. The class will close with traditional Tibetan dedication prayers.  Please note that the class will be 90 minutes in length.

The four topics from the Wheel of Analytical Mediation that are covered in this class are:

1. Multiplicity
2. Impermanence
3. Suffering
4. No-self


Details of our events are also posted on MeetUp.

Upcoming events

    • 03/24/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Yeshe.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

       This class will discuss afflictive emotions, Buddha Nature, the theory behind looking at the nature of emotions and resting using Sakyong Mipham’s steps

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 03/24/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class looks at "what's next for us?  Where do we go from here?"  It will be taught by Yeshe.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 03/24/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314

       Passing through the bardo (intermediate) state between this life and the next, you will be liberated from samsara if you recognize the beings you encounter as reflections of your Buddha nature. This recognition depends on the practice of the Hundred Dieties.  Please join us for this practice (with tsok), which begins this Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at our usual place, 316 Commerce St., in historic Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.  Please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverage or flowers to add to the tsok.

    • 03/31/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Christine.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 03/31/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines the Heart Sutra.  It will be taught by Yeshe.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 03/31/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
       Please join us as we celebrate Dakini Day with the Yumka practice and tsog (banquet).  This dakini practice is one of the three roots practices of the Longchen Nyingtik.  In 1774 the omniscient Jikme Lingpa saw wondrous signs and beheld the face of the Wisdom Dakini as he received this sadhana.  When you come, please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers to add to the tsog. We meet at our usual place in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria.
    • 04/07/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Geoff.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 04/07/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines the Heart Sutra.  It will be taught by Keith.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 04/07/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
       Join us for the practice known as LhadrubThigle Gyachen (with tsok). Be advised that, as this is the innermost secret lama practice in the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, attendance is restricted to those who have received an inner tantric empowerment.  Please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers to add to the tsog.  Our practice begins at 2 p.m. at our usual place, 316 Commerce St., in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
    • 04/14/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Mike.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 04/14/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines Ngondro Four Thoughts.  It will be taught by Yeshe.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 04/14/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    We invite new students who are curious about Tibetan rituals to participate in a food offering ritual in observance of Guru Rinpoche Day, a traditional Tibetan holiday commemorating the activity of the Indian master who brought Buddhism to Tibet. The Rigdzin Dupa tsog is a wonderful way to experience first hand the specialized meditation techniques of Tibetan Buddhism. Please note that this will be a two hour long ritual that primarily consists of chanting in Tibetan.

    • 04/21/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Yeshe.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

       This class will introduce the 3 marks of existence and the Wheel of Analysis.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 04/21/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class looks at "what's next for us?  Where do we go from here?"  It will be taught by Keith.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 04/21/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314

       The practice known as the One-HundredDeities not only purifies the mind, it also prepares one for the “intermediate state” (bardo) between death and rebirth.  We engage this practice on Sunday, March. 10, at 2 p.m.  A tsog (banquet) is included in the practice so please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers.  All practitioners are welcome.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce St. in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.

    • 04/28/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Christine.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 04/28/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines the Heart Sutra.  It will be taught by Yeshe.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 04/28/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
       Please join us as we celebrate Dakini Day with the Yumka practice and tsog (banquet).  This dakini practice is one of the three roots practices of the Longchen Nyingtik.  In 1774 the omniscient Jikme Lingpa saw wondrous signs and beheld the face of the Wisdom Dakini as he received this sadhana.  When you come, please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers to add to the tsog. We meet at our usual place in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria.
    • 05/05/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Geoff.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 05/05/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines the Wheel of Analysis.  It will be taught by Keith.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 05/05/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
       Join us for the practice known as LhadrubThigle Gyachen (with tsok). Be advised that, as this is the innermost secret lama practice in the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, attendance is restricted to those who have received an inner tantric empowerment.  Please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers to add to the tsog.  Our practice begins at 2 p.m. at our usual place, 316 Commerce St., in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
    • 05/12/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Mike.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 05/12/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines Ngondro Four Thoughts.  It will be taught by Yeshe.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 05/12/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

       We invite new students who are curious about Tibetan rituals to participate in a food offering ritual in observance of Guru Rinpoche Day, a traditional Tibetan holiday commemorating the activity of the Indian master who brought Buddhism to Tibet. The Rigdzin Dupa tsog is a wonderful way to experience first hand the specialized meditation techniques of Tibetan Buddhism. Please note that this will be a two hour long ritual that primarily consists of chanting in Tibetan.

    • 05/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Yeshe.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

       This class will introduce Ngondro and an introduction to Deity Yoga.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 05/19/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class looks at "what's next for us?  Where do we go from here?"  It will be taught by Keith.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 05/19/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
       The practice known as the One-Hundred Deities not only purifies the mind, it also prepares one for the “intermediate state” (bardo) between death and rebirth.  We engage this practice on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.  A tsog (banquet) is included in the practice so please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers.  All practitioners are welcome.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce St., in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
    • 05/26/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Christine.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 05/26/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines the Heart Sutra.  It will be taught by Keith.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 05/26/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
       Please join us as we celebrate Dakini Day with the Yumka practice and tsog (banquet).  This dakini practice is one of the three roots practices of the Longchen Nyingtik.  In 1774 the omniscient Jikme Lingpa saw wondrous signs and beheld the face of the Wisdom Dakini as he received this sadhana.  When you come, please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers to add to the tsog. We meet at our usual place in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria.
    • 06/02/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Geoff.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 06/02/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines the Wheel of Analysis.  It will be taught by Yeshe.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 06/02/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
       Join us for the practice known as LhadrubThigle Gyachen (with tsok). Be advised that, as this is the innermost secret lama practice in the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, attendance is restricted to those who have received an inner tantric empowerment.  Please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers to add to the tsog.  Our practice begins at 2 p.m. at our usual place, 316 Commerce St., in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
    • 06/09/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Mike.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 06/09/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class examines Ngondro Four Thoughts.  It will be taught by Keith.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 06/09/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

       We invite new students who are curious about Tibetan rituals to participate in a food offering ritual in observance of Guru Rinpoche Day, a traditional Tibetan holiday commemorating the activity of the Indian master who brought Buddhism to Tibet. The Rigdzin Dupa tsog is a wonderful way to experience first hand the specialized meditation techniques of Tibetan Buddhism. Please note that this will be a two hour long ritual that primarily consists of chanting in Tibetan.

    • 06/16/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

       Our Sunday morning beginner's class resumes our new series of teachings.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. All are warmly invited to join us!  This class will be taught by Yeshe.

       The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the Four Immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen).  Our meditation methods are based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in accordance with our teachers’ guidance.

       This class will introduce Ngondro and Deity Yoga.

    Everyone is invited to join us!

    • 06/16/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314
    Our Intermediate Meditation Group meets at 11:30 am (after the 30 minute tea break once the Beginner's Class ends).  This class looks at "what's next for us?  Where do we go from here?"  It will be taught by Keith.

    The Intermediate Group is about learning to look deeply into the mind and its processes using analytic (vipashyana) meditation. Vipashyana techniques lead to understanding how and why the mind does what it does.

    Please bring your questions. All are Welcome to join us at 316 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314

    • 06/16/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
    The practice known as the One-Hundred Deities not only purifies the mind, it also prepares one for the “intermediate state” (bardo) between death and rebirth.  We engage this practice on Sunday, June. 16 at 2 p.m.  A tsog (banquet) is included in the practice so please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers.  All practitioners are welcome.  We meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce St., in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
    • 06/30/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 316 Commerce St Alexandria VA 22314
       Please join us as we celebrate Dakini Day with the Yumka practice and tsog (banquet).  This dakini practice is one of the three roots practices of the Longchen Nyingtik.  In 1774 the omniscient Jikme Lingpa saw wondrous signs and beheld the face of the Wisdom Dakini as he received this sadhana.  When you come, please bring offerings of finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, or flowers to add to the tsog. We meet at our usual place in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria.
    • 07/07/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

       We invite new students who are curious about Tibetan rituals to participate in a food offering ritual in observance of Guru Rinpoche Day, a traditional Tibetan holiday commemorating the activity of the Indian master who brought Buddhism to Tibet. The Rigdzin Dupa tsog is a wonderful way to experience first hand the specialized meditation techniques of Tibetan Buddhism. Please note that this will be a two hour long ritual that primarily consists of chanting in Tibetan.

Past events

03/17/2019 Guru Rinpoche Day Celebration ***CANCELLED***
03/17/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group ***CANCELLED***
03/17/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - Four Immeasurables
03/10/2019 Hundred Deities Tsog
03/10/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group - Wheel of Analysis
03/10/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - Mindfulness and Introspection
03/06/2019 Monthly Book Club - "Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence"
03/03/2019 Dakini Day with the Yumka Practice and Tsog (banquet)
03/03/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group - Heart Sutra
03/03/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - How to Meditate
02/24/2019 Thigle Gyachen Tsog
02/24/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group - Next Steps
02/24/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - Vipashyana
02/17/2019 Guru Rinpoche Day Celebration: Rigdzin Dupa Tsog
02/17/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group - Ngondro Four Thoughts
02/17/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - Four Immeasurables
02/10/2019 Hundred Deities Tsog
02/10/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group - Wheel of Analysis
02/10/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - Mindfulness and Introspection
02/06/2019 Monthly Book Club - "Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence"
02/03/2019 Dakini Day with the Yumka Practice and Tsog (banquet)
02/03/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group - Heart Sutra
02/03/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - How to Meditate
01/27/2019 Lhadrub Thigle Gyachen Practice with Tsog
01/27/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group - The Heart Sutra and the Wheel of Analysis
01/27/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - Discovering Meditation
01/20/2019 Sadhana of Twenty-One Taras with Tsog
01/20/2019 Intermediate Meditation Group - Intro to Heart Sutra, Part II
01/20/2019 Beginner's Meditation Group - New Year’s Resolution Part II
01/18/2019 Khenpo Kunsang - Lessons on The Heart Sutra
12/16/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Where to Go From Here
12/16/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Where to Go from Here?
12/09/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Deity Yoga - Part 2
12/09/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Introduction to Deity Yoga
12/02/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Deity Yoga - Part 1
12/02/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Guided Meditation on Suffering
11/18/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Emptiness - Part 2
11/18/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Introduction to Vipashyana - Part 2
11/11/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Emptiness - Part 1
11/11/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Introduction to Vipashyana - Part 1
11/04/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Suffering - Part 2
11/04/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Four Immeasurables - Part 2
10/28/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Suffering - Part 1
10/28/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Four Immeasurables - Part 1
10/21/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Guided Meditation
10/21/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Guided Meditation on Clarity of Mind and Continuity of Mind
10/14/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Guided Meditation
10/14/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Introduction to Mindfulness and Introspection - Part 2
10/07/2018 Sadhana of Vajrakilaya with Tsog
10/07/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Impermanence - Part 2
10/07/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Introduction to Mindfulness and Introspection - Part 1
09/30/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Impermanence - Part 1
09/30/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Guided Meditation on the Breath
09/23/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Multiplicity - Part 2
09/23/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - What is Meditation?
09/19/2018 Monthly Book Club - "The Lost Art of Compassion"
09/16/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Vipashyana
09/16/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Shamatha Meditation
09/04/2018 Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche's Teaching - "Stairway to Akanishta"
09/02/2018 Green Tara with Tsog
09/02/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Vipashyana
09/02/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Shamatha Meditation
08/26/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Vipashyana
08/26/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Meditation on Buddha
08/19/2018 Rigdzin Dupa with Tsog
08/19/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Vipashyana
08/19/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Meditation on Buddha
07/29/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Meditation on Buddha
07/22/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Inner Heat Meditation
07/15/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Meditation on Avalokiteshvara
07/08/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Meditation on Tara (Feminine Buddha)
06/24/2018 Guru Rinpoche Day Celebration: Shower of Blessings
06/17/2018 Lopon Damchoe Wangmo - Sunday Morning
06/16/2018 Lopon Damchoe Wangmo - Saturday Afternoon
06/16/2018 Lopon Damchoe Wangmo - Saturday Morning
06/15/2018 Lopon Damchoe Wangmo - Friday Evening
06/15/2018 Lopon Damchoe Wangmo; All Four Sessions (Fri-Sun)
06/10/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Sadhana, Part II
06/10/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Healing Buddha
06/05/2018 Monthly Book Club - "Ngondro Commentary"
06/03/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Uncommon Preliminaries
06/03/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Visualizations
05/27/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Bodhicitta and Tonglen
05/27/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Dealing with Negative Energy
05/20/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Four Immeasurables
05/20/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Compassion and Tonglen
05/13/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Sadhana, Part I
05/13/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Suffering, Equanimity and Love
05/06/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Samsara
05/06/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Death Awareness
05/02/2018 Monthly Book Club - "Gesture of Balance"
04/29/2018 Thigle Gyachen Tsog
04/29/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Karma
04/29/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Establishing a Meditation Practice
04/22/2018 Guru Rinpoche Day Celebration: Shower of Blessings
04/22/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Impermanence
04/22/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Breath
04/15/2018 Hundred Deities Tsok
04/15/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Investigation of Vipashyana Meditation
04/15/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Shamatha Meditation
04/08/2018 Dakini Day Celebration: Green Tara Practice and Tsog
04/08/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Recap of Khenpo's Teachings
04/08/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Part One: Four Immeasurables
04/01/2018 Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche - Sunday Morning
03/31/2018 Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche - Saturday Afternoon
03/31/2018 Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche - Saturday Morning
03/30/2018 Khenpo Tenzin Norgay; All Four Sessions (Fri-Sun)
03/30/2018 Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche - Friday Evening
03/25/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Part Four: No-Self/Emptiness
03/25/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Part Four: Introduction to Vipashayna Part 2
03/18/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Part Three: Suffering
03/18/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Part Three: Introduction to Vipashayna Part 1
03/11/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Part Two: Impermanence
03/11/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Part Two: Tonglen
03/07/2018 Monthly Book Club - "Good Life, Good Death"
03/04/2018 Lhadrub Thigle Gyachen practice with Tsog
03/04/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Part One: Multiplicity
03/04/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - Part One: Four Immeasurables
02/25/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Topic four: no-self/emptiness
02/25/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - multi-week series part 4 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
02/18/2018 Losar (New Year) Celebration: Shower of Blessings Tsog with Mipham's Shakyamuni Prayer
02/18/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Topic three: Suffering
02/11/2018 Dakini Day Celebration: Yumka Tsog
02/11/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class - Impermanence
02/11/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class - multi-week series part 2 Basics of Sitting, Basics of
02/07/2018 Monthly Book Club
02/04/2018 Hundred Deities Tsok
02/04/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class
01/28/2018 Guru Rinpoche Day Celebration: Rigdzin Dupa Tsog
01/28/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class
01/28/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class
01/21/2018 Tsog Practice celebrating Ladrub Thigle Gyachen
01/21/2018 Intermediate Meditation Class
01/21/2018 Beginner's Meditation Class
01/14/2018 Dakini Day Celebration: Yumka Tsog
01/07/2018 Hundred Deities Tsog
01/07/2018 Intermediate Meditation
01/07/2018 Beginner Meditation
09/28/2017 Tulku Dawa

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