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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: 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 welcome.

 

Wednesday Meditation - Wednesdays*, 6:00 pm: Come rest your mind with any form of silent meditation during all or any part of this hour. We are happy to provide basic instructions and answer your questions. FREE. Donations welcome.

 

*Fourth Wednesday is Dakini Day practice - see below.

 

Tibetan Yoga Class meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am 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. Donations welcome.

 

 

3rd Friday Movie and Potluck Tsok

The Wheel of Time (Kalachakra)

August 16, 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.

 

The Wheel of Time is acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog's gorgeously photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India.  It is said that the Buddha found enlightenment under a tree in Bodh Gaya and today, Buddhist monks are ordained in this holy place.  Herzog magically captures the the pilgrimage (which for some is over 3000 miles). The monks creation of the beautiful and intricate sand mandala (the wheel of time) along with many secret rituals that have never been seen before on film.  He delivers a personal and introspective look at what Buddhism really means to its most ardent followers, as well as giving outsiders an intimate look into a fascinating way of life.

 

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 - Troma

4th Wednesday, July 28, 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'sThe 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 Troma, "The Black Wrathful Mother" - a wisdom dakini, is a feminine embodiment of wisdom. Tröma Nakmo is the innermost secret aspect of the khandro practice in the Dudjom Tersar lineage. Her wrathful aspect skillfully overcomes and subdues violent negative energies.

 

Texts will be provided. You may bring a simple snack food to be included in our tsok offering. FREE. Donations gladly accepted.

 

 

May all beings be happy!