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September 2019

Study, Contemplate, Meditate. A Day with your Mind

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bodhi Path Natural Bridge, 12 Bodhi Path
Natural Bridge, VA 24578 United States
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It’s good, once in a while, to step back from our usual busy activity. Take a breather; give yourself a break, and tune into your mind. Come and join us for a different 9 to 5 in the beautiful environment of Bodhi Path Natural Bridge. Bring your lunch and comfy gear. 9:00 to 10:00 Guided silent meditation of Samatha 10:00 to 10:30 Pause, walking meditation 10:30 to 11:30 Guided silent meditation of Samatha 11:30 to 13:00 Lunch 13:00 to 14:30…

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October 2019

The Instruction of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path. Part Two

October 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Bodhi Path Washington DC Metro Area, 620 Hungerford Dr, Suite 28
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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In the words of Gampopa: “To all future individuals devoted to me who think they cannot meet me: Please read the treatises composed by me, such as Precious Garland and The Ornament of Precious Liberation. It will be no different from meeting me personally.” Since he has said this, you fortunate ones devoted to Lord Gampopa, please be diligent in the propagation of these texts. In the Precious Garland, Gampopa outlines in twenty-eight categories what practitioners of varying levels need to know…

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This Cushion Is Free. Are You? Sit, Walk, Share

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 6:00 pm
Bodhi Path Natural Bridge, 12 Bodhi Path
Natural Bridge, VA 24578 United States
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It is crucial to sit every day and become acquainted with one’s mind. This will become increasingly profound and simple if one can dedicate longer periods of time in a retreat situation. During the sessions we will explore the techniques to help settle the mind in itself, and how to uncover our own basic kindness and natural clarity. Moments of exchange with questions and answers will enable us to assist each other in developing a deeper experience of our mind.…

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Fall Meditation and Study Retreat. The Third Karmapa’s Mahamudra Prayer Part Three

October 30 @ 9:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm
Bodhi Path Natural Bridge, 12 Bodhi Path
Natural Bridge, VA 24578 United States
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We continue our exploration of the natural state of mind through meditation and the study of the Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje. The Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje is a short yet thorough and profound text, which presents all the essential points of Mahamudra teaching in terms of view, practice, and fruition. It is a classic that, especially in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, has been and is widely…

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November 2019

Laziness and Procrastination

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Tisbury Library, 1042 State Rd.
West Tisbury, MA 02568 United States
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How many of us have a sincere desire to progress on the spiritual path but get carried away by their daily activities and never approach the meditation cushion or contemplative reading? What we might call "too busy" is indeed a form of procrastination - active laziness. Some Tibetan masters like to compare different styles of sloth. In the East, they say jokingly, laziness consists of hanging out all day, chatting for hours while sipping tea and doing nothing. Our western…

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The Four Immeasurables (Brahmavihara) as Aspiration Bodhicitta. Part One

November 9 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 4:00 pm
Bodhi Path Martha’s Vineyard, 21 Laurand Drive
West Tisbury, MA 02568 United States
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Two Weekends about the Four Immeasurables  Saturday 9:   Equanimity  Sunday 10:    Love Saturday 16: Compassion Sunday 17:    Joy   Bodhicitta, the awakened mind, Is known in brief to have two aspects: First, aspiring, bodhicitta in intention; Then active bodhicitta, practical engagement. Bodhicaryavatara 1/15.   If the simple thought to be of help to others Exceeds in worth the worship of the Buddhas, What need is there to speak of actual deeds That bring about the weal and benefit…

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The Four Immeasurables (Brahmavihara) as Aspiration Bodhicitta. Part Two

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Bodhi Path Martha’s Vineyard, 21 Laurand Drive
West Tisbury, MA 02568 United States
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Two Weekends about the Four Immeasurables  Saturday 9:   Equanimity  Sunday 10:    Love Saturday 16: Compassion Sunday 17:    Joy   Bodhicitta, the awakened mind, Is known in brief to have two aspects: First, aspiring, bodhicitta in intention; Then active bodhicitta, practical engagement. Bodhicaryavatara 1/15.   If the simple thought to be of help to others Exceeds in worth the worship of the Buddhas, What need is there to speak of actual deeds That bring about the weal and benefit…

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Upcoming Events

  1. Study, Contemplate, Meditate. A Day with your Mind

    September 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. The Instruction of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path. Part Two

    October 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  3. This Cushion Is Free. Are You? Sit, Walk, Share

    October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 6:00 pm
  4. Fall Meditation and Study Retreat. The Third Karmapa’s Mahamudra Prayer Part Three

    October 30 @ 9:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm
  5. Laziness and Procrastination

    November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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