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July 2018

Clarifying the Natural State, Part 3

July 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Bodhi Path Natural Bridge, 12 Bodhi Path
Natural Bridge, VA 24578 United States
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Meditation Retreat with Talks by Karma Trinlay Rinpoche on Mahamudra the first two days. The Supreme Accomplishment of Mahamudra   A Buddhist Classic A practical manual for both teacher and student alike, Clarifying the Natural State covers the path from mindfulness to complete enlightenment, simply and methodically. Presenting the profound and ultimate instructions of Mahamudra, it embodies the realization of India and Tibet’s greatest masters. The words of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal are unique. Adorned with plenty of pithy advice out of his…

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October 2018

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

October 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 4, 2018 @ 11:30 am
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 2018

The Boundless Creativity of Change. Public Lecture

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Tisbury Library, 1042 State Rd.
West Tisbury, MA 02568 United States
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The Boundless Creativity of Change Appreciating the whole cycle of impermanence We usually appreciate only half of the cycle of impermanence. We can accept birth but not death; accept gain but not loss. True liberation comes from appreciating the whole cycle and not grasping onto those things that we find agreeable. By remembering the changeability and impermanence of causes and conditions, both positive and negative, we can use them to our advantage. Wealth, health, peace, and fame are just as…

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Clarifying the Natural State, Part Two. Vipashyana and the Wisdom of Emptiness.

November 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Bodhi Path Martha’s Vineyard, 21 Laurand Drive
West Tisbury, MA 02568 United States
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Vipashyana and the Wisdom of Emptiness. Winter Meditation Retreat.  Clarifying the Natural State Text by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal (1511-87). Essential instructions on mind’s nature and silent meditative discovery of it.   Saturday and Sunday 10/11 and 17/18

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December 2018

Wisdom, Merit, and Purification Through the Blessing of the Thirty-five Buddhas.

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Bodhi Path Natural Bridge, 12 Bodhi Path
Natural Bridge, VA 24578 United States
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"Buddha Shakyamuni gave the 35 Buddhas Sutra as the most effective and expedient method for purifying negativities and accumulating merit. The practice was very widespread in Buddhist India, especially during the time when the Mahayana and Vajrayana– the paths of the Bodhisattva– were flourishing there. Many Buddhists– tantric yogis, scholars, monks and nuns, householder practitioners– chose this sutra among all the available Mahayana sutras and tantras as their preliminary practice or daily practice. Indeed, the great Tibetan master Marpa Lhodrakpa…

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The Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje

December 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bodhi Path Washington DC Metro Area, 620 Hungerford Dr, Suite 28
Rockville, MD 20850 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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January 2019

Ecology of Body, Speech and Mind. Public Talk

January 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bodhi Path Miami c/o Maria Angelica, 2965 SW 16th st.
Miami, 33145 United States
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The Source of all of our problems as well as the source of all our solutions is to be found in the mind. Our capacity or incapacity to adapt to the world depends on our ability to connect with our own resources. Through discovery and introspection into the true nature of our mind we come to know how to heal our deep wounds and relate to the outer world from a posibion of altruism and wisdom.  

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Excerpts from the Mahamudra Prayer

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bodhi Path Miami c/o Maria Angelica, 2965 SW 16th st.
Miami, 33145 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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How Lazy Can You Go?

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bodhi Path Miami c/o Maria Angelica, 2965 SW 16th st.
Miami, 33145 United States
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How many of us have the genuine wish to progress on the spiritual path but get swept away by our daily activities and never make it near the meditation cushion or the contemplative reading? What we might call "too busy" is indeed a form of procrastination - the laziness of activity. Some Tibetan masters like to compare Eastern and Western different styles of laziness. In the East, they jokingly say, laziness consists of hanging out all day, chatting hours on…

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February 2019

The Sevenfold Prayer as an Ideal Lifestyle

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NRV Bodhi Path, New River Valley Meditation Group ​117 Phlegar Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073 United States
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The Sevenfold Prayer as an Ideal Lifestyle   Shantideva recommends that his readers should practice the Supreme Worship as laid out in a text known as the Vow of Good Conduct (Skt. Bhadracarya-pranidhana), which forms part of the Array of Stalks Sutra. This preparation is described through the sevenfold prayer (Skt.Anuttara Puja, a Sanskrit term that translates as “supreme worship.” In the first three chapters of his Bodhicaryavatara, Shantideva shows the eminence and the transcendence of the Mind of Awakening (Skt. Bodhicitta). He shows us how to prepare the…

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