2016 Fundraising Appeal

Dear Members, Participants and Friends of Guhyasamaja Center, Our center is in need of your help. Over the past couple of years, we’ve been providing a much wider range of classes and other programs than ever before at the center.  Our local teacher and facilitators are doing more and we’re also hosting a wider range […]

Word of the day: sentient being

There are at least 3 different ways of referring to what is usually translated in English as “sentient being”. སེམས་་ཆན་ – where སེམས means mind, consciousness, continuum (phonetics: sems chen)  སྲོག་ཆགས་་- where སྲོག་ mean life force or vitality and ཆགས means attachment, desire, craving, greed; together the term means living being (phonetics: sok chak) འགྲོ་བ -the verb འགྲོ […]

Gyumed Khensur Losang Jampa: Citizenship at Last

This is one of the things that makes America great! My good friend Betty Rogers drove to Connecticut from D.C. to be with Rinpoche at the naturalization ceremony. She wrote, “…the entire somber courtroom suddenly broke into clapping enthusiastically when the judge gave Rinpoche his citizenship certificate. That sound Caught  us all by surprise, Rinpoche […]

Geshe Rabten: On Renunciation

Once you have recognized the true nature of samsara and become sufficiently disillusioned with it, from the depths of your heart you will generate the spontaneous aspiration to liberate yourself from it. This pure, spontaneous, constant aspiration to be free of samsara is renunciation. ~ Geshe Rabten (http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/twelve-links-interdependent-origination)

Special Event: Living Confidently, Dying Peacefully: Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Life, Death, and Rebirth With Ven. Amy Miller

Lama Zopa Rinpoche says that every second of our human life is more precious than skies of wish-granting jewels. It is particularly in developing a deep awareness and appreciation of the fleeting nature of our life that we understand the importance of transforming those moments into causes for our own spiritual growth and development. Similarly […]