Explore Our Meditation Practices & Events

HE Jigme Lodro Rinpoche

January 3-9; 2-4 and 6-8 pm weekdays, 10-12 and 2-4 weekend

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)

 

HE Jigme Lodro is returning to Tucson to give afternoon and evening and weekend teachings on the very concise set of instructions on Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, for attaining enlightenment in this lifetime.

 

"Placing Buddhahood Within Reach: A Teaching Manual Forming Part of the Sadhana Cycle of the Peaceful Form of Manjushri" by HH Jigme Phuntsok. This brief text contains the complete understanding of the Dzogchen tradition. "If you understand, then you will understand all of Dzogchen in just a few pages. Every essence is here." Suggested donation is $20/session or $40/day, or $250 for the full set of teachings. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. PLEASE join us for these very precious teachings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Meditation & Yoga Opportunities at Awam

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)

 

We offer regular practice sessions suitable for a wide variety of people from beginners to advanced practitioners. We welcome everyone, regardless of religious or secular beliefs, who would like to experience the benefits of meditation and yoga.

 

Sunday Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Hour- Sundays, 11:00 - noon [no practice January 6 or 13]: Khenpo Dean leads a one-hour meditation practice including chanting, one of a variety of deity practices, a short dharma talk, and a ritual blessing. This is an opportunity for group practice in a convenient weekly format. The benefit of group practice is multiplied by the number of participants, so please join us! Everyone is welcome to attend. FREE (donations to support our Meditation Center gratefully accepted).

 

Tuesday Silent Meditation - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm [no practice January 1 or 9]: Come rest your mind with any form of silent meditation during all or any part of this hour. If you would like to learn basic meditation, please call us at 520-622-8460 for an appointment. We are happy to provide basic instructions and answer your questions. FREE (donations to support our Meditation Center gratefully accepted).

 

Tibetan Yoga Class meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am [no yoga class January 5 or 12 or 26] led by Patrick Flint, an experienced yoga practitioner and teacher. The 21 Tibetan Yogas are a form of yoga the Tibetan master Longchenpa that is particularly suitable as a preparation for meditation and is very adaptable to those with physical limitations that are a barrier to many other forms of yoga. A book by Khenchen Lama is available for $15. Suggested donation: $5 per session.

 

Meet with Khenpo Dean - You may schedule a personal session with Khenpo Dean to discuss your practice, Vajrayana, Buddhism in general, or how best to live the dharma in daily life. Send an email request to Khenpo.Drimed.Dawa@gmail.com FREE.

 

 

Third Friday Movie and Potluck Tsok

Inner World/Outer World

January 18th, 6-8:30 pm

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)

 

We are happy to share another Buddhist movie and potluck dinner.

 

It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial energy, OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy and a thousand other names throughout history.  The ancient teachers taught Nada Brahma, the universe is vibration.  The vibratory field is at the root of all true spiritual experience and scientific investigation.  It is the same field of energy that saints, Buddhas, yogis, mystics, priests, shamans and seers have observed by looking within themselves.

 

In today's society, most of humanity has forgotten this ancient wisdom.  We have lost our connection to our inner worlds.  This balance, what the Buddha called the middle way, is the birthright of every human being.

 

Please bring a friend and some food to share. The tsok begins at 6 pm and the movie at 6:30 pm. While there is NO CHARGE for attendance, we do appreciate donations of however much you can contribute toward our monthly rent for our beautiful Meditation Center. Thank you for your generosity and consideration.

 

 

Dakini Day Practice - Yeshe Tsogyal

4th Wednesday, January 23rd, 6-7 pm

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)

 

We honor Dakini Day on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Dakini Day practice and tsok, is based on a series of four practices from HH Dudjom Rinpoche's The Dakini Heart Essence: (1) Yeshe Tsogyal as the outer dakini, (2) Kurukulle as the inner dakini, (3) Simhamukha as the secret dakini, and (4) Troma as the innermost secret dakini. We rotate through these four practices over 4 months. The next practice will be Yeshe Tsogyal. Texts will be provided. You may bring a simple snack food to be included in our tsok offering. FREE. Donations gladly accepted

 

 

 Winter Retreat -

Guhyagarbha Tantra

January 26th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)

 

In-depth retreats have been shown to provide a significant improvement in your meditation practice and its benefits. The Guh the main Mahayana tantra of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This Secret Essence Tantra extracts the essence of the eight herukas and the eighteen classes of the great tantras. It is also considered to be the general tantra of enlightened mind. The central figures are Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri, along with the 100 peaceful and wrathful deities.

 

We will follow the sadhana practice developed by Khenpo Drimed Dawa from the tantra and commentary by Longchenpa. The day will be divided into 4 sessions with a break for lunch. As this is not a sealed retreat, you may bring a lunch or go to a local restaurant. You may also bring a small finger-food snack for the ganachakra "feast" near the end of the day.

 

Participants need to have the Guhyagarbha empowerment or at least a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment. Please bring your sadhana or send an email to Khenpo at lease two days in advance at Khenpo.Drimed.Dawa@gmail.com  to ensure that a copy will be available for you. There are pillows and trays for those who wish to sit on the floor, or you may bring your own cushion. There are also chairs available.

 

 

Other Upcoming Days & Events!

 

January

Tsultrum Allione talk and workshop, January 11-13, sponsored by the Arizona Friends of Tibet for more information ArizonafriendsofTibet.org

Guru Rinpoche Day, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Dakini Day, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

 

February

Vajrakilaya Practice, Monday, February 4, 6pm

LOSAR Puja and Tsok Feast, Tuesday, February 5, 6pm

Guru Rinpoche Day, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Dakini Day, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

 

March

Guru Rinpoche Day, good day for Guru Yoga practice and tsok

Dakini Day, good day for Dakini practice and tsok

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