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Tonglen Practice

Sunday Tonglen Practice

Each Sunday, Taylor Quilty will be leading a weekly Tonglen practice at 6 PM. The sessions will last about an hour and are open to all.

For those not familiar with Tonglen

         གཏོང་ལེན་

Pema Chodron says :

“Tonglen practice, also known as ‘taking and sending,’ reverses our usual logic of avoiding suffering and seeking pleasure. In tonglen practice, we visualize taking in the pain of others with every in-breath and sending out whatever will benefit them on the out-breath. In the process, we become liberated from age-old patterns of selfishness. We begin to feel love for both ourselves and others; we begin to take care of ourselves and others.”

Taylor says :

“I will borrow from metta meditations I have done in the past. Being present with one’s own suffering and sending light, then to a loved one, acquaintance, enemy, and finally all beings.”

Join us for this pure expression of bodhicitta!

Sangha Visioning April 7

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche Memorial

Please join us at Milarepa Ösel Chö Dzong

Sunday March 11

11 am – 4 pm

For a Memorial and Celebration of the Life of

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche

All are invited to come, offerings are welcome to sponsor the butter lamps.
Please bring food to share

Click Here for Directions

(No practices at Losel Shedrup Ling this Sunday)

Sunday Practices at Losel Shedrup Ling will resume Sunday March 18

Sangha Building

MOCD Spring Retreat 2018

Please contact  karma@mocd.org  for registration or if you are willing to prepare lunch for the retreat on any day.

JamYang PhünTsok 2018

This event is canceled due to the passing away of

The Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche

Namo Bhagavate Akshobhaya
Tathagataya Arhate Samyaksambuddhyaya

Seeding Conscious Intentions for the New Year

Retreat Within Reach

Retreat Within Reach

Live Webcast Meditation

with Lama Karma

Milarepa Retreat Center is happy to restart the Retreat Within Reach video conference meditation program.

Sessions will be offered every Tuesday at 7 pm through subscription. 

Starts January 16

(After you subscribe Lama Karma will send instructions on how  to connect)

The program will explore different aspects of meditation—calming and clarifying the mind; compassion and self-compassion; the wisdom of the body; relating  with  emotions;  open  awareness;  groundlessness  and  courage—with thorough instruction for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Click here to go the MOCD website for more information