Lama Kathy Wesely

Santa Monica KTC & Los Angeles KTC are pleased to host Lama Kathy Wesely
November 7-9, 2014
(3 events at 3 different locations)

Friday, November 7th7:30pm – 9pm
Public Talk: Buddhism in the Real World
When we think of Buddhism, we might call to mind images of Shakyamuni Buddha, sitting peacefully on a lotus flower, and wonder how the teachings of such a person might help us in the busy “real world” we inhabit. This program will describe how Buddhist teachings apply to everyday situations, including the workplace, the home, and the classroom.

LOCATION: The Church at 1220 2nd Street,  Santa Monica. Parking in structures on 2nd Street. Enter through church courtyard.
Suggested donation: $5

Please RSVP: Daniel 323.424.7894
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Saturday, November 8th 
Compassion in Daily Life
12:00pm – 1:30pm, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
We all possess compassion, but sometimes it’s difficult to bring that compassion out in this modern world. This program will focus on quiet sitting meditation, compassion meditation and the mantra practice of Chenrezik, the bodhisattva of compassion. Through these three practices, we will find ways to actualize compassion in our daily lives.

LOCATIONSpirit Studio, 2601 Hyperion Avenue, LA 90027
(Enter at 3711 Evans Street. Behind Barbarella’s, street parking also available)
Suggested donation: $20
Please bring cushion if you have it.

Please RSVP: Terry 323.222.8269

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Sunday, November 9th10:00am – 12:00pm, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
7 Points of Mind Training
We all treasure the ideals of love and compassion, but may feel we lack the “how” instructions. “The 7-Point Mind Training,” was written by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje and tells us how to develop mindfulness and compassion in a logical, easy step-by-step format. This program will include a transmission of the root text as well as instructions on quiet sitting meditation.

LOCATION5655 Bowesfield Street, LA 90016. Plenty of parking on Clyde Avenue. Suggested donation: $20 each session

Please RSVP: Daniel 323.424.7894

Lama Kathy Wesley  (Lama Gyurme Chötsö) has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1977. She participated in the first three-year retreat led by Khenpo Rinpoche at Karmé Ling Retreat Center in upstate New York, and thus earned the title of ‘retreat lama.’ Now, as a Lama, Kathy serves at the Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling as its practice coordinator, and travels to other Buddhist centers throughout the country to teach. Kathy is a graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She lives in Newark, Ohio with her husband, Michael Wesley.

SantaMonicaKTC@gmail.com
If you have any interest, please come, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Lama Karma Drodhul

Santa Monica KTC & Los Angeles KTC are pleased to host Lama Karma Drodhul
August 15 -17, 2014
(3 events at 3 different locations)

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Friday, August 15th 7:30pm – 9pm
Public Talk and Refuge Vow: Buddha Nature and becoming a Buddhist
How to access our own Buddha Nature. Examine how we discover joy in our lives and carry it with us always.

LOCATION: The Church at 1220 2nd Street,  Santa Monica. Parking in structures on 2nd Street. Enter through church courtyard.
Suggested donation: $5

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Saturday, August 16th 
(two separate sessions may be attended individually)
Meditation Instruction
10am – 12noon
Calm Abiding meditation instruction and practice.  This is the core and essential meditation practice for all Buddhists
2pm – 4pm
Active Compassion meditation instruction, also called “Tong-Len”. Lama Karma will give instructions in these 2 profound practices so you will be able to begin a successful meditation practice.

LOCATION: 5655 Bowesfield Street, LA 90016. Plenty of parking on Clyde Avenue. Suggested donation: $20 each session

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Sunday, August 17th 2pm – 4pm
Practice of Compassion
Co-sponsored by LA KTC
Teachings on “Chenrezig”, the Bodhisattva of Compassion are the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Both simple and deeply profound, they reveal the heart of altruism and cultivate an awareness of mind’s true nature. The program will include meditation on compassion and mantra practice. It is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.

LOCATION: Spirit Studio, 2601 Hyperion Avenue, LA 90027
(Enter at 3711 Evans Street. Behind Barbarella’s, street parking also available)
Suggested donation: $20
Please bring cushion if you have it.
For information on the Sunday event, or LA KTC please call
Terry 323-222-8269

Lama Karma Drodhul is Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s principal attendant and assistant. He became a monk when he was nine years old and at twenty received both getsul (intermediate) and gelong (full) ordination from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Lama Karma excelled in all aspects of dharma study and completed his education in five years. In March 2004, Lama Karma completed his first and in February 2008 his second traditional three-year, three-month retreat under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center. He now is the Drubpon (retreat master) at Karme Ling.

Please RSVP in case there are changes
Call Daniel 323-424-7894
SantaMonicaKTC@gmail.com
If you have any interest, please come, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Loten Namling sings songs of Milarepa to His Holiness Karmapa

This is truly beautiful!

“Dear friends,

I was so fortunate to receive the blessings of HH the Karmapa in Delhi while on my to JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM. To honour Him as head of the KAGYU SCHOOL OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM I was privileged to sing for Him a song of Jetsun Mila Repa. Milarepa is one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints. In a superhuman effort, he rose above the miseries of his younger life and with the help of his Guru, Marpa the Translator, took to a solitary life of meditation until he had achieved the pinnacle of the enlightened state, never to be born again into the Samsara (whirlpool of life and death) of worldly existence. Out of compassion for humanity, he undertook the most rigid asceticism to reach the Buddhic state of enlightenment and to pass his accomplishments on to the rest of humanity. His spiritual lineage was passed along to his chief disciples, Gambopa and Rechung. It was Rechung who recorded in detail the incidents of Milarepa’s life for posterity. The narrative of his life has thus been passed down through almost a millennium of time and has become an integral part of Tibetan culture. In addition to Rechung’s narrative of his life, summarized below, Milarepa extemporaneously composed innumerable songs throughout his life relevant to the dramatic turns of events of himself and his disciples in accordance with an art form that was in practice at the time. These songs have been widely sung and studied in Tibet ever since and have been recorded as the Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa. His faithful devotion, boundless religious zeal, monumental forbearance, superhuman perseverance, and ultimate final attainment are a great inspiration today for all. His auspicious life illumined the Buddhist faith and brought the light of wisdom to sentient beings everywhere.

His Holiness the Karmapa is currently visiting Germany and spreading the profound teachings of Buddha Dharma in Europe for the first time. He is an amazing spiritual master as well as a great artist and a poet. I heard that He is also meeting artists and hope that western artist will benefit from this exceptional meeting. I met Him several times receiving His teachings illuminating the spirit of Art. His late teacher Kyab Je Bokar Rinpoche inspired me to sing the songs of Mila Repa and even gave me the empowerment to sing His Gurs. Karmapa Kheno!!!!!”

Loten Namling
2014-5-29

Chenrezig Practice, Dvd & H.H. 17Th Karmapa Birthday Celebration

A quick reminder that we have a special Birthday celebration after Chenrezig Puja. Hope to see you all there.

chenrezig 2Chenrezig Sadhana Practice Wednesday June 25th

6:00 pm DVD teaching by Lama Kathy about Chenrezig Puja by Lama Kathy

7:00 pm Chenrezig Puja in Tibetan

7:15 pm Celebration of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s BirthdayTo learn more about Chenrezig Practice, please click here: http://goo.gl/8HR3j

Instructions and practice will be lead by Ani Karma Sherab Khandro. Ani is a practitioner of many years, she is a Buddhist Nun and a student of Karma Thinly Rinpoche and the former Kabje Kalu Rinpoche. Beginners and Newcomers are welcome, bring Ani your questions and she will answer them.
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SANTA MONICA KTC

1008 11th Street in Santa Monica  Room #303

Corner of 11th and Washington Ave.

Park in ‘church parking’ underground parking, enter on 11th Street.
When you arrive at the Church, walk up the spiral ramp to the 3rd floor and we are in room #303.
For information on any event, call Daniel: 323-424-7894