Daily Practice in the Garchen Stupa (except during teaching events--please check Events schedule below)
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9:00-9:30 am:
"Light Amassment of Blessings"--H.E. Garchen Rinpoche's Guru Yoga Practice
Weekly Practice in the Garchen Temple (except during teaching and rental group events--please check Events schedule below)
- Sundays, 2pm-3pm:
White Tara Practice
Events at Garchen Institute 2015
April 25-27, 2015 (9am – 5pm): Chenrezig Million Mantra Accumulation.
Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, and is known by many different names, including Avalokiteshvara in India, Kuan-yin in China, and Kannon in Japan. It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in Chenrezig’s mantra, and it carries with it the power to purify our mind’s obscurations. We develop the enlightened quality of compassion through Chenrezig practice and mantra recitation as well as by compassionate conduct toward all beings.
The Thousand-Armed Chenrezig represents the fullest realization of the ability to generate compassion, with a thousand eyes to see suffering in all its forms, a thousand mouths to generate compassionate speech and recite the mantra, and a thousand limbs to offer assistance to limitless suffering sentient beings. By chanting Chenrezig’s mantra for many days at a time, practitioners acquire a vast amount of merit, which is then dedicated toward the enlightenment of all beings.
His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche has said that anyone who participates in the million mantra accumulation—no matter how many mantras they are able to recite—receives the full merit for a million. No prior experience is necessary to participate.
Please join us for this Chenrezig Million Mantra Accumulation, participating in all or part as your schedule permits, or recite the mantra at home and enter your daily totals into the counter on the garchen.net home page (the counter is now active). For more information or reservations, or to inquire about work-study opportunities or lodging, please call 928-925-1237 or email: email@example.com.
Other 2015 Events
Additional events for 2015, with the exception of the Vajrakilaya Drubchen & Teachings from November 14-21, have not yet been scheduled due to new staff hiring and training.
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche U.S./International Tour 2015
NOTE: All information available to Garchen Institute is provided below. We do not have any additional information about the centers or events.
March 29 - April 4: Drikung Rinchen Choling, Arcadia, CA – Yamantaka Drubchen
April 7 - 14: Drikung Rinchen Choling, Arcadia, CA – Grand Tenshug for H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
April 25 - 26: Garchen Retreat Center, New Taipei City, Taiwan – Opening Ceremony, Ushnisha Vijaya Initiation, Guru Yoga teaching
April 28 – May 5: Garchen Retreat Center, New Taipei City, Taiwan – Yamantaka Drubchen
May 7 - 17: Drikung Enlighten Dharma Teaching Institute, Taichung City, Taiwan – Vajrakilaya Drubchen
Contact information not known
May 23 - 24: Garchen Retreat Center, New Taipei City, Taiwan – Milarepa Initiation, Milarepa Songs Teachings
May 28 - 31: Garchen Dharma Institute, New Taipei City, Taiwan – 100 Million Amitabha Mantra Recitation, Shitro Initiation, Six Bardos Teachings
June 4 - 5: Drigar Thubten Dargye Ling, Singapore – Dzambala Wealth Vase Puja and Blessing
June 10: Drigar Thubten Dargye Ling, Singapore – White Dzambala Empowerment
June 11 - 14: Drigar Thubten Dargye Ling, Singapore – 100 Million Ami Dewa Retreat
June 26: Drikung Jamtse Choling Dharma Center, Denver, CO – Tsewang Dzinpa Empowerment
June 27 - 28: Drikung Jamtse Choling Dharma Center, Denver, CO – Prayer of Kuntuzangpo Teachings & Refuge (6/27)
July 3: Drikung Seattle, Seattle, WA – Public Talk
July 4 - 12: Drikung Seattle, Seattle, WA – Chakrasamvara, Five-Fold Path of Mahamudra, Red Chenrezig
July 14 - 20: Garchen Dharma Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada
July 23 - 26: Gar Drolma Center, Dayton, OH – The Essence of Mahayana Teachings
July 29 – August 2: Gar Drolma Center, Dayton, OH – The Essence of Mahayana Teachings
August 4 - 10: White Lotus Buddhist Center, Rochester, NY – Vajrakilaya Drubchen, Teachings
August 11 - 25: Drikung Dharma Surya Center, Centreville, VA
August 26 – September 7: Drikung Kagyu Ratna Shri, Moscow, Russia
September 7 - 14: Gar Jampa Ling, Haifa, Israel
September 9: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Public Talk
September 10 - 11: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Bodhisattva Vows Teachings
September 12: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Chod Empowerment & Teachings
September 13 - 15: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Red Chenrezig Empowerment with Drubchod
September 16: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Public Talk
September 17 - 18: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Bodhisattva Vows Teachings
September 19: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Chod Empowerment & Teachings
September 20 - 22: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Red Chenrezig Empowerment with Drubchod
September 25 - October 4: Garchen Dharma Institute, Munich, Germany – Yamantaka Drubchen
October 8 - 15: Milarepa Retreat Center, Schneverdingen, Germany
Email form: www.milareparetreat.org/index.php/en/kontakt?view=form
October [dates not firm]: Drikung Treloknath Ling, Spain
November 14 - 21: Garchen Institute, Chino Valley, AZ – Vajrakilaya Drubchen & Teachings