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Fundraising for Lama Lobtsul's dental health
As you may know, Lama Lobtsul's dental health is not the best. He is in need of an implant bridge for his four lower anterior teeth. Lama has a permanent partial but it does not function well due to his under bite. The under bite causes the partial to move which makes chewing apples, pizza and carrots impossible. The only way to restore his proper chewing function is with implants. The space is too large to support a conventional tooth supported bridge.
The oral surgeon Dr. Casey Howell and the prosthodontist Dr. Farr have generously donated time, services and material to a value of $6000. The normal cost for this procedure is $11000 witch leaves $5000 for us to raise.
Please help our Lama if you can, even the smallest amount will add up. Visit our Lama Smile page to donate.
Weekly Schedule Buddhist meditation and instructions with Q&A
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Ngondro (Preliminaries) Practice led by Lama Lobtsul
Ngöndro (Wyl.sngon ‘gro) — the preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. The ngöndro practices are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and transformation, at every level of our being. Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana and teachings of Dzogchen, but they also lead him or her gradually towards the experience of enlightenment.
(see calendar below for dates and times)
Guru Rinpoche Day - Puja Each month on the 10th day of the lunar calendar
Dakini Day - Puja Each month on the 25th day of the lunar calendar
Phowa Practice (new date) Each month on the 15th day of the lunar calendar
Medicine Buddha Practice (new date) Each month on the 30th day of the lunar calendar
Click HERE to read Gyatrul Rinpoche's Spring Teaching "On Pure Vision"
Click on these links to download recordings of public teachings.
This teaching on the meaning and benefits of virtuous offerings and, in particular, of butter lamp offerings was given at Palri Pema Od Ling on January 22. At the end of the session, Rinpoche led us in the Marme Monlam, a special butter lamp offering practice and aspiration prayer.
This teaching on the meaning and importance of the refuge vows — the entrance to and foundation of all Buddhist practices — and the bodhisattva vow — the commitment to achieve compete enlightenment solely for the sake of all other sentient beings -- was given Palri Pema Od Ling on January 23.