Samden Ling Newsletter for June 2018
In this issue:
- June Practice Dates: Dakini Day and Guru Rinpoche Day
- Saga Dawa – Tuesday, May 29th
- Portland Buddhist Festival This Weekend
- Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche Registration Open
- Green Tara Empowerment with Khenpo Lodro Rinpoche
- Lama Tsultrim Allione Teaching at Whidbey Island
Integrate the Blessings of Guru Rinpoche & Tara
Friday, June 8th: Dakini Day is celebrated by food offerings (tsok) and practice on the 25th day of each lunar month. The Dakini principle, associated with the feminine energies, is the dynamic activity and accomplishment of wisdom. After a guided mindfulness meditation, we will celebrate Dakini Day with Green Tara Secret Treasures of the Luminous Vajra practice followed by a brief tsok. Green Tara practice beckons freedom from fear and obstacles. Please bring the Green Tara text if you have one. Learn more about Dakinis here.
Saturday, June 23rd: Guru Rinpoche displayed innumerable miraculous deeds to benefit beings on the 10th lunar day of the month. The blessings of Guru Rinpoche are quite close on this day. We will start with mindfulness meditation and finish with a brief tsok. All meritorious actions of practice and generosity of tsok are multiplied. This accumulated merit brings swift accomplishment of practice.
June 8: Green Tara (Dakini) Day
Tabor Space, Room 05
from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
June 23: Guru Rinpoche Day
Tabor Space, Room 05
from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tabor Space is located at:
5441 SE Belmont Street
Portland, Oregon 97215
Please Bring: Green Tara texts. A few copies will be available if needed. Please bring small, wrapped packaged food or beverage to share.
Suggested Donation: $10.
No one turned away for financial reasons.
This Tuesday, May 29, is one of the four major holy days for Buddhists, celebrating Shakyamuni’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. Karmic results from actions done on this day are said to be multiplied 100,000,000 times. It is a good time for meditation, taking the eight Mahayana precepts, chanting mantras and practicing generosity. Learn more about Saga Dawa.
Please consider Samden Ling on this auspicious day to help Jacqueline continue to offer Dharma insights and connectedness reflective of the wisdom that is possible for all of us.
May you have a blessed Saga Dawa!
15th Annual Portland Buddhist Festival
Saturday, June 2nd 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Colonel Summers Park, Portland at SE 17th and Taylor. There will be workshops, a Dharma talk at 1:30, activity/art booth for children, and Obon Festival dances in the afternoon. We’ll be there!…along with many other Buddhist communities in the greater Portland area. Each Buddhist group has a booth and instructs the curious on their particular practices. A very nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the park. www.PortlandBuddhistFestival.com
Registration Now Open
for Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche’s 5-day, in-town retreat August 4-8th.
This year he will teach on “The Wish-Fullfilling Treasure” by Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa). This text is one of seven commentaries by Longchenpa which synthesizes more than 600 years of spiritual transmissions originating from Guru Padmasambhava. Longchen Rabjam was one of the greatest scholars and realized sages of Tibet from the 14th Century.
Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche is one of the primary teachers at Shechen Monastery in Nepal which is home to approximately 1,000 monastics. He is a lineage holder of the Longchen Ngingthig Ngondro, and studied under Dzogchen master, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Rinpoche will be available for a few private interviews, and he can converse in English.
Register by July 1 for early-bird pricing. Contact Jacqueline if you would like to sponsor meals or flowers, or if you would like to schedule an interview with Rinpoche.
Green Tara Empowerment
Offered by Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche
Meet the essence of the Buddhas’ protection with Khenpo Lodro Rinpoche and the Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC) Sangha. Empowerment will be held on Tuesday, June 12th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at their new urban center 4936 NE Skidmore, Portland.
Visit their website for information and registration: www.kcc.org
Lama Tsultrim Allione Returns to Whidbey Island
Lama Tsultrim will be giving a public talk, book signing of her recent work, Wisdom Rising: A Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine, followed by a 2-day weekend retreat. Friday, July 6th – Sunday, July 8th. This event is hosted by the Whidbey Island Sangha. Contact Shanti at email@example.com for information and registration. www.taramandala.org
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