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Until Further Notice the 'Wheel of Sharp Weapons' Teachings will be done through YouTube 'live streaming' only ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTiaOGRY2qpEV9zHWGMhgEA).  The Jorchoe & Meditation classes are cancelled until further notice, due to concerns about the covid-19 virus.  We will not meet in person until it is clear that the spread of the virus has been safely contained. 

 Direct link to YouTube Khacholing Channel live-streaming Sunday March 29th:

      Teaching March 29 livestreaming

 PowerPoint Slides for March 29 2020 Teaching:

     March-29 Slides

 

Overview

Khacholing Center offers programs in Buddhist thought and meditation as well as special programs throughout the year. The special programs are offered in a retreat setting where students have the opportunity to engage in intensive study and practice on a chosen topic.

Classes are held on Sunday mornings at 10 AM.  You can attend via telephone with the below number.  Soon we will be live-streaming the teachings.

Consultation and Puja Requests

Drupa Rinpoche is available for consultation and counseling on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  To arrange a time to speak with him, please feel free to contact him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dharma Teachings Winter and Spring 2020

We are very happy to announce that Drupa Rinpoche, our resident teacher has received his visa to remain in the US, and he has planned a teaching schedule, with a curriculum for semesters of study, with a short retreat at the end of each semester.  Note that the text for the second semester, "The Wheel of Sharp Weapons,"

in print:

amazon Wheel-Sharp-Weapons-Dharmarakshita

 or on-line:

http://www.fpmt-osel.org/teachings/wheel.pdf

We will provide photocopies  to share at classes for those who can't obtain a copy elsewhere. 

 

Note that we meet at the new address:


5821 Arthur St NE Fridley, MN  55432

Note that although there is access at the rear of the house, the drive and path to the back are icy and not safe for foot travel right now, so please enter from the main door in the front of the house. 

 

NOTE  A call-in line is available for those who wish to call in: call 605-475-5900, access code 542483#

 

DATE - TIME    TOPIC
29nd March 2020
10am – 12noon
The wheel of sharp weapons
5th April 2020
10am – 11:30am
Jorchoe & Meditation
12th April 2020
10am – 12noon
No Class
19th April 2020
10am -12noon
The wheel of sharp weapons  
26th April 2020
10am – 12noon
Heart Sutra - Part 1
3rd May 2020
10am -12noon
Jorchoe & Meditation
10rd May
10am -12noon
Heart Sutra - Part 2
17th May
10am -12noon
Jorchoe & Meditation (Last day to sign up for the retreat)
24th May 2020
10am -12noon
Heart Sutra - Part 3
30th & 31st May
9:30am – 5:30pm
Two-day Vajrasattva Retreat
Month of June Semester Break
5th July 2020 Classes resume
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The Wheel of Sharp Weapons – This is a lojong (mind training) text whose principal aim is to guide the practitioner to realizing conventional and ultimate bodhicitta which are pivotal to attaining enlightenment. The text is in verse form and adopts a forceful tone. The verses point to many of our current predicaments which are explained as the corresponding consequences of our past negative deeds: the sharp wheel-weapon of our negative karma turns back upon us, inflicting hardship and difficulty. The verses appeal to us to use our lives to alter our behavior from selfishness to altruism, to overcome the afflictions and thereby accomplish liberation.
 
**Jorcho – These are the stages of practice within the six reparatory practices that focus on preparing and developing the mind to remove obscurations and gain realizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PowerPoint Slides for March 29 2020 Teaching:

 March-29 Slides

 

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