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Past Events

Book of the DeadFriday, October 26
Wisdom Center Film Series: The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Heart EssenceFriday-Sunday, October 19, 20 & 21
Dakini Heart Essence
with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok

Ancient Sources Premiere Event!
Saturday, October 13, 7pm
Ancient Sources, Contemporary Voices | Sounds of Wisdom Series
with Moses Yao: Spiritual Practice of West Ghana Creation of the Togodoo • Rhythm • Drumming • Storytelling

NgondroWednesday, October 3
Introduction to the Vajrayana Preliminary Practice: Ngondro

Talking StoryFriday, September 28
Wisdom Center Film Series: Talking Story

Six LampsSaturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16
The Six Lamps
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal
Essential Bön teaching details the principle of luminosity through the channels of the body.

Lama TseringWednesday, September 5
The Practice of the View, Meditation and Action
with Lama Tsering Sonam Rinpoche

Good LieFriday, August 24
Wisdom Center Film Series: The Good Lie

Bright SpiritThursdays, starting August 16
NEW! Bright Spirit Kung Fu class
with Greg Hanle

Dream YogaSaturday, August 11
Dream Yoga with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal
Traditional Bön practice of dream yoga; training to recognize that all appearances are illusory.

Vajrayana IntroductionWednesday, August 1
Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism
Vajrayana Foundation presents an exploration of the view and practices in Vajrayana.

Dhamma BrothersWednesday, July 25
The Dhamma Brothers
Film on transformative meditation program in Alabama prison.

Skillful MeansWednesday, July 11
Wisdom & Skillful Means
A filmed teaching with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Dalai Lama BirthayFriday, July 6
Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration
with Geshe Namgyal Rinpoche

Pushing HandsFriday, June 29
Wisdom Center Film Series: Pushing Hands
First feature film by director Ang Lee

Flight of the GarudaSaturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27
Lama Lena comes to teach on
The Flight of the Garuda

Horse BoyFriday, May 25
Wisdom Center Film Series: The Horse Boy
Amazing story of healing for autistic child and family

Nyung NaySaturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20
Retreat with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok
for a day of Nyung Nay and a day of Meditation

Four Noble TruthsSaturday, May 12
Four Noble Truths
with Geshe Namgyal

Dharma TalkWednesday, May 2
Dharma Talk on Khandro Norhla
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

The CupFriday, April 27
The Cup
Wisdom Center Movie Night

Earth DaySaturday, April 21
Earth Day
Geshe Namgyal and Kunsang Gar at San Lorenzo Park

Khandro NorhlaApril 14, 2018
Khandro Norhla
Sahdana & Treasure Ball Rolling

12 SentencesApril 7, 2018
The Changeless 12 Sentences
Bon Dzogchen Root Text
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

Khandro NorlhaApril 2, 2018
Khandro Norlha
A wealth and prosperity practice with empowerment
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Ordinary Life Tuesday Evening Class (on break)
Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Living
Northern Treasure teachings with Michael Burroughs

Heart RecoveryMarch 31, 2018
Heart of Recovery
with Denice Everham

Zen NoirMarch 30, 2018
Wisdom Center Movie Series
Inaugural Night showing of Zen Noir

Transcending MadnessMarch 16-18, 2018
Transcending Madness
with Bill Scheffel
Fri. Mar 16 Free Public Talk

Interested in Buddhism? Wednesday Night Series
Interested in Buddhism?
Discussions with Elaine Jackson of the Vajrapani Institute
& Ven. Drimay of Land of Medicine Buddha

Pure Dzogchen March 9
Pure Dzogchen Book Signing
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

Great Mother March 5
Great Mother Transcendent Wisdom
with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

Death Yoga TeachingFebruary 17-18, 2018
Death Yoga Teaching & Meditation for the Time of Death
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

LosarFebruary 16, 2018
LOSAR Tibetan New Year Sang (Smoke) Offering Ceremony
& Celebratory Pot Luck
with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal of Kunsang Gar

Meditate While ThinkingFebruary 9-10, 2018
How to Meditate While Thinking
with Lama Lena (Yeshe Kaytup)

Meditate While ThinkingFebruary 7, 2018
Medicine Buddha Teaching
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation

Northern TreasuresJanuary 19-20, 2018
Northern Treasures
with Michael Burroughs

Medicine BuddhaJanuary 17, 2018
Medicine Buddha Empowerment
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation

Transcending MadnessDecember 8-10, 2017
Transcending Madness
with Bill Scheffel
Friday evening - FREE Public Talk
Saturday & Sunday - Workshop

Tibetan Healing TechniquesDecember 6, 2017
Tibetan Buddhist Healing Techniques and Remedies
with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Mantra-thonNovember 10-12, 2017
7th Annual Mantra-thon for World Peace & Healing
with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche

12 LinksNovember 5-6, 2017
with Geshe Kunchap

Black Dakini ChodNovember 1, 2017
The Wrathful Black Dakini Chod
with Vajrayana Foundation

Open HouiseOctober 27, 2017
Wisdom Center Open House
All our affiliates participating

MahamudraOctober 14-15, 2017
MAHAMUDRA: Nature of Mind
with Lama Dudjom Dorgee

12 LinksOctober 8, 2017
Naga Healing Ceremony with Geshe Namgyal

Dakini Heart EssenceOctober 2, 2017
Empowerment of the Dakini Heart Essence of Yeshe Tsogyal with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Tulku OrgyenSeptember 22-23, 2017
Bodhisatva Vows & Chenrezig with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche

12 LinksSeptember 16-17, 2017
Three Words that Strike to the Heart of the Esential Point with Lama Lena

12 LinksSeptember 9, 2017

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