Upcoming Programs

  • This practice is held on the 10th lunar day. It is an extended version of the feast (tsok) sadhana of Guru Rinpoche from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje. The tsok is primarily a practice of offering, but is also a very powerful method for [...]
  • Lama Nyima Tsering will provide hands-on instructions for making tormas. Tormas are offering sculptures made mostly of flour and butter and sometimes colored with dyes. They usually symbolize an offering, a mandala or a deity. Lama Nyima Tsering is [...]
  • Instructor Naomi Schmidt. Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started [...]
  • Introductory talk by Michael Harris. Michael will provide an overview of Buddhist concepts and practices. Free of [...]

Upcoming Classes

  • Taught by Michael Harris Cost: no charge This class meets at KPL from 7-8:30 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The KPL Study Group offers an opportunity to learn, share, support each other in our practice, and strengthen our [...]
  • Taught by Chime Chodon. Cost: $20 per class (sliding scale applies) This class meets every Wednesday. A beginner friendly class! Those with any amount of background, or interest, in Tibetan language study are welcome. For inquiries about this class [...]

Teaching Excerpts

  • Any practice you do that is motivated by the sincere desire to help all beings — whether it is Chenrezig meditation, Guru Rinpoche meditation, meditation on a peaceful deity or a wrathful deity — all will equally help because what makes them [...]
  • Because of the practice of imaginary offerings we tend to be a little skimpy on the practice of actual offerings. For example, if you can afford to make more offerings, you should not think that offering a single candle or a single stick of incense [...]
  • What is the nature of amrita? What is really meant by amrita? This is the key point: it’s not just that some things that exist, such as the five meats and five nectars, and so on, that have these special attributes. The view of amrita [...]