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Tibetan Buddhist Center For Universal Peace

Do Ngak Kunphen Ling

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Something for Everyone

A variety of classes to suit all levels of interest and experience.

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Teachers

Qualified instructors Venerable Abbot Emeritus Lobsang Jampa and Geshe Lobsang Dhargey.

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Special Events

Special guest speakers, programs, retreats, and animal blessings.

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Community Activities

A variety of activities, such as yoga, book club, movie nights, special talks, and charitable fundraisers.

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Programs for Children

Open to the community: games, songs, and guided meditations to support the practice of compassion and kindness.

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Practicing Generosity

Support our center by offering your time, resources and involvement.

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Classes & Special Events

See Our Full Calendar Rinpoche Calendar

 
  • Rinpoche was born during the second Kalachakra Empowerment by His Holiness The Dalai in Bodhgaya, India.

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  • Coat and Food Drive

    We will be doing our annual coat and food drive. Please bring gently used or new coats to DNKL and leave in a plastic bag at the front door. We are also collected non-perishable food items until February 2022.
  • Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche has kindly starting teaching via zoom. For complete list of teachings and zoom links please see his updated calendar.

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  • Inspired by Mr. Harrison’s song, “I Me Mine,” in this course also called, I Me Mine, we’ll explore ancient wisdom that informs us about who we actually are, which then opens the door to a clear awareness that, as Mr. Harrison puts it, “everything you see and do and touch and smell isn’t real.”

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  • The Buddha's teachings are extensive and profound and it can be difficult to know where to get started. In this short, four-class series, Ven. Losang Tendrol, an American nun ordained in the Tibetan tradition, gives a high level overview of the teachings.

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  • Are you thankful that the Dharma has flown into our lives on the wings of the Tibetan Language? In its current endangered state, this precious, holy language could soon become extinct in a very few years if we don’t take some action to try to keep it alive. How can we do that?

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I Me Mine Discover - How We Mistakenly Experience Ourselves and the World And in the Process Find Real and Lasting Happiness

From February 20, 10:00 am until 12:00 pm

Overview: 

“Everything you see and do and touch and smell isn’t real.”

–George Harrison (from the 1980 book, I Me Mine)

Further, Harrison says about writing the song, “I Me Mine,” (listen here – I ME MINE)

“Having LSD was like someone catapulting me out into space. The LSD experience was the biggest experience that I’d had up until that time…

Suddenly I looked around and everything I could see was relative to my ego, like ‘that’s my piece of paper’ and ‘that’s my flannel’ or ‘give it to me’ or ‘I am’. It drove me crackers, I hated everything about my ego, it was a flash of everything false and impermanent, which I disliked…Who am ‘I’ became the order of the day…

The truth within us has to be realized. When you realize that, everything else that you see and do and touch and smell isn’t real, then you may know what reality is, and can answer the question, ‘Who am I?’

So how do we answer the questions, Who Am I? What is the truth within us? How do we realize it? All questions Mr. Harrison urges us to explore because as he so insistently says, “the truth within us has to be realized.”

Inspired by Mr. Harrison’s song, “I Me Mine,” in this course also called, I Me Mine, we’ll explore ancient wisdom that informs us about who we actually are, which then opens the door to a clear awareness that, as Mr. Harrison puts it, “everything you see and do and touch and smell isn’t real.”

And once we gain that awareness, using specific methods contained in this ancient wisdom, just maybe discover the answer to the question, Who Am I?

Further, in I Me Mine, our exploration and discovery of these methods will give us the ability to transform our daily ordinary moment-by-moment ego centered dualistic experiences into true, lasting, and extraordinary happiness. And in the process lift the vail of our mistaken perception of ourselves and all things, revealing their true nature.

Sounds interesting, right?

So, join me for the I Me Mine course, which will be held in four sessions, starting Sunday, February 6 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, then on February 20, March 6, and finally March 20.

All sessions are free so make some time to attend. I promise you it will be fun to peel back our mistaken understanding of how we experience thing and, in the process, discover how to be truly happy.

I Me Mine is presented by John Cerullo.

John has studied and practiced Buddhism for 40 years, including Zen Buddhism with Philip Kapleau and Tibetan Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, and currently with Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa and Geshe Lobsang Dhargye.  Additionally, he holds certification in the Asian Classics Institute’s 18 Foundation Courses series which is a seven-year formal study program, that parallels the same core information taught at Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

John also has in-depth formal training in Yoga texts, including Master Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Yogi Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Professionally, John has been in the book business for over 40 years, publishing books on performing arts, Buddhism, and Yoga.

Authoritative Texts

The formal texts used for this course will be forthcoming and posted at the DNKL website page about this course.

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Do Ngak Kunphen Ling

We've loosely translated it as "Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace": A place where sutra and tantra are combined for the good of all. But there is much more to the meaning and where it comes from.