Classes and Events
Free Advanced Multi-year Meditation Program
Level 1: Basics and foundations
Level 2: Preliminary Studies and Practices: mindfulness meditation, compassion meditation, mantra meditation
Level 3: Shamatha (Calm Abiding) Meditation
Level 4: Vipassana Meditation: with a focus on emptiness and non-duality
Level 5: Great Perfection (Dzogchen) Meditation
Free Meditation Classes
5 week - In Search for Happiness
5 week - In On the path to happiness
6 week - Light of Wisdom
5 week - Health and Longevity
6 week - Success and Obstacles Removal
5 week - Purification of Body and Mind
8 week - Four Noble Truth
8 week - Four foundations of Mindfulness
5 Week - Meditation For Health, Happiness and Success
Register at De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
03/06 - 04/03/2019 7p - 9p
10/07 - 11/04/2018 3:30p - 5p
Register at Foothill College
12345 S El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA
3/4 - 4/1/2018 2p - 4p
5/7 - 6/11/2017 10a -12p.
06/29 - 06/30/2019
After Mindfulness Urban Retreat at UC Berkeley
We are a partner of this large 2 day Urban Retreat .
10% off partner promo code: LWMGCB
Midpen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto, CA
Special Event! 04/09/2018
Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro Public Talk at Stanford: Mindfulness Meditation and Wisdom Awakening.
Feel stressed and lost in this fast paced modern world? Khenpo will show us the path to the ultimate happiness, through ancient mind training — meditation which leads to profound wisdom awakening.
Special Event! 07/31/2017
Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro Public Talk at Stanford: Transcend Stresses and Negativities to Reach Full Innate Potential.
This event is open to public. Seating limited and ticket is required for admission.
Come and find out the root causes of stresses and negativities in our daily life, how to transcend them through right view and mind training, and our own mind’s hidden power awaiting us to discover.
The venerable Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö is one of the most influential Tibetan Buddhist scholars and meditation masters, and the Vice President of the Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy in eastern Tibet which is the largest Buddhist Academy in the world. Khenpo has given talks on various topics at Apple, Google, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia and other universities in the last 2-3 years.
H.E. Dagmola Sakya's Talk at Palo Alto on Meditation
Meditation in Daily Life
Sun 10/28 2-4p
Seating is Limited, Free RSVP Required
After Dagmola's talks at Apple and Google, she will give this talk to the public in Palo Alto at Sofia University. The talk will be in English.
Dagmola (Jamyang) Sakya was the first Tibetan woman ever to immigrate to America. Her full title reads Her Eminence Dag-Yum Kusho Sakya, which denotes her high-ranking status as the wife of one of the most eminent masters in the Sakya tradition, Dagchen Rinpoche. She is one of the very few senior Tibetan ladies who were born in pre-Communist Tibet, but are now recognized as outstanding teachers and live in America. A combination of the most unlikely circumstances enabled Dagmola to become one of the first Tibetan women to teach in the West. She is featured in the book titled "Dakini Power" as one of the "Twelve Extradinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Buddhism in the West".
Born 1936 in a tiny village in East Tibet, she was the only girl allowed to go to school. Instead of complying with the established system of arranged marriages, Dagchen Rinpoche fought for her hand. After escaping from Tibet with her family, she made a new home in Seattle with her five boys, while holding down a nine-to-five job at a blood bank. Her story is written in this book Princess in the Land of Snows.
Her experience as a working mother of five resonates with many students. When students ask her for advice on how to combine a spiritual path with the stress of modern life, she does not need to put herself in their shoes - she knows the challenges only too well. "Practice is in every day life, not just sitting on the cushion," Dagmola says. "Every move, every breath, every thought is practice.”
Dagmola will use her life experience to talk about meditation in general and specifically:
How to maintain a meditation practices with such a busy life
Benefits from her practices in daily life
Meditation in daily life
Teach some meditation techniques and guide the meditations.