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Special Vajrayana and Theravada education
1st and 2nd Saturdays – Mahayana teaching
3rd Saturday – Vajrayana teachings Khenpo Karten Rinpoche
4th Saturday – Theravāda teachings Ven. Bhante Patthago
- Once a month, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will give a Dharma talk from the perspective of the Vajrayana (Tibetan) branch of Buddhism.
- Once a month, Ven.Bhante Patthago will give a Dharma talk from the perspective of the Theravāda branch of Buddhism practiced in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
- The remaining services follow the Mahayana tradition practiced in China, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal, Malaysia, Taiwan and Bhutan.
All are welcome to be a part of our Saturday morning service. Experience not necessary. Those of any faith or lack thereof are welcome. All that is required is an open mind to learn how to promote wellness, happiness, love, and peace to oneself and all sentient beings. Typically a service will include the following:
- Check in at 8:30. (How you’re doing.)
- Silent meditation, seated on cushion, chair, or one of the pews.
- Dharma talk from either Thay Kozen or one of five other teachers. (Buddhist teaching on how to alleviate suffering and promote happiness and peace.)
- Metta practice. (Loving kindness.)
- Sutra recitation and discussion. (Sutras are the written Dharma teachings.)
- Much love and laughter.