All scheduled practices are open to the public. Most special events are also open to the public, although attending an Empowerment generally
requires that you will have Taken Refuge in the Three Jewels of Buddhism.
Medicine Buddha Meditation
Tuesday Evenings 7:30 p.m.
Stimulates the benefit of natural healing influences for
the health and well-being of oneself and others, especially
those suffering from physical and mental afflictions.
Thursday Evenings 8:00 p.m.
Cultivates mindfulness and awareness in a simple practice
which allows the busyness and speed of habitual mind to subside
so that intrinsic peace and clarity may manifest naturally.
Green Tara Meditation
Saturday and Sunday Mornings 9 a.m.
Invokes the feminine aspects of enlightened wisdom in the form
of Green Tara and nurtures the development of compassion.
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S P E C I A L E V E N T S
Vajrakilaya Ceremony - Phurba Drum Cho
Monday, October 1, 2018 — Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 10am to 4pm
Vajrakilaya is the wrathful form of Vajrasattva. This practice is famous for being the most powerful in
removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion, and for purification.
In the Riwoche lineage, Vajrakilaya is very important. Traditionally, on the 12th month of the Tibetan calendar, the Riwoche monastery
in Tibet holds a Vajrakilaya drupchen for three weeks. Drupchen is a form of intensive group practice drawing together the entire range
of its skillful methods – mystical, ritual, and artistic. The practices include: creation of the mandala house; the complete sadhana
practice with visualization, mudra, chant, and music; continuous day and night practice of mantra; the creation of tormas and offerings
with sacred substances and precious relics; the tsok feast; the sacred dance of Cham; and the construction of a sand mandala. The accomplishments
of the Vajrakilaya practice in Riwoche monastery have been seen in the dancing of the phurbas to the spontaneous chanting of
the Vajrakilaya mantra from the mandala.
Attendance for the full week is not required. A simple vegetarian lunch will be served daily to all practitioners. We do require all practitioners
attending to notify in advance of their participation to help kitchen staff. People attending will need to bring their own plate, cup, and utensils.
We are making an effort to be more environmentally responsible and to reduce the amount of waste produced.
If you cannot attend, any donation to help defray the cost of tsok and food for all practitioners would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Translation at most Riwoche Temple events is generously provided by , an
accomplished Tibetan interpreter and fully qualified Emchi, or physician of Tibetan medicine,
a student of the eminent physician the late .