Category Archives: LSLK

March 26, 2017: LSLK Membership Meeting, 2:00 PM

Losel Shedrup Ling will have a membership
meeting on Sunday, March 26, at 2:00 PM

Members and friends are invited to join the LSLK board @ the center at 2PM on Sunday March 26th to discuss an opportunity to move to a larger location. Among other considerations, we will discuss how ownership in the building might strengthen our ability to continue offering space in Knoxville for the beautiful practices and gatherings that make up our sangha, as well as leverage LSLK’s resources in support of other opportunities for contemplative practice and arts in the city.

Please message me (Traci Black: traciwrightblack@gmail.com) if there are questions you would like addressed before the meeting and I’ll do my best to answer as specifics continue to come into place.

May the Buddha’s teachings flourish,
may all the teacher’s have long lives (and patience),
may the sangha always be in harmony,
and may all beings benefit!

Please join us!

March 18, 2017 – Letting Go: A Day of Mindfulness and Meditation with Janka

A Day of Mindfulness and
Meditation with Janka


Saturday, March 18, 2017
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Do everything with a mind that lets go.
Don’t accept praise or gain or anything else.
If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
If you let go completely,
you will have a complete peace”

- Ajahn Chah

In this world of plenty with constant opportunities for instant gratification the mind can conceive of many desirable things, and all that wanting can stir up a lot of agitation in the mind. Discerning what one actually needs at any given time within the range of wants and desirables is a helpful wisdom practice leading to inner peace. Through the practice of wise letting go, we begin to realize that the dissatisfaction and the sense of lack we feel will never go away through having or storing something up; and that true fulfillment and happiness comes from developing the mind and heart through meditation.

This half-day of practice will consist of guided meditations, walking meditations, instructive talks, group discussions and written homework suggestions.

To register, please follow this link to Facebook
and reply as GOING.

***Space is limited to 25, please only reply as GOING
if you are sure to attend***

There is no set fee. Donation/Dana for LSLK and the teacher
(traveling from Chattanooga) are encouraged.

It is recommended that participants have experience with meditative or contemplative practice.

Janka Livoncova has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2004. Her guiding dharma teacher is DaeJa Napier. See Facebook for more details.
Click HERE to visit Janka’s website

Location: Losel Shedrup Ling of Knoxville (www.lslk.org)
5415-F Kingston Pike in the Bearden area of Knoxville
(Click HERE for directions)

LSLK CLOSED ON DEC 25, 2016 & JAN 1, 2017

LSLK will be closed on

Christmas Day,
December, 25 2016,

and on

New Year’s Day,
January 1, 2017.

Nov 9, 2016: Foundations of Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation

Foundations of Buddhism
and Buddhist Meditation


Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you curious about Buddhism? Want to learn more about
meditation? If so, please join us on Wednesday, November 9th
from 6:30-8:30 at Losel Shedrup Ling Buddhist Center
for the Foundations of Buddhism class.

The class will cover the Foundations of Buddhism as well as provide
meditation instruction. The class is open to all and will be very
helpful for those who want to learn more about Buddhism
or who are beginners on the Buddhist path.

Location: Losel Shedrup Ling of Knoxville (www.lslk.org)
5415-F Kingston Pike in the Bearden area of Knoxville
(Click HERE for directions)

Suggested donation to Losel Shedrup Ling: $10.

Aug 21, 2016: LSLK Membership Meeting, 12:30 PM

Losel Shedrup Ling will have a membership
meeting on Sunday, Aug 21, at 12:30 PM

Snacks provided. Opportunities incalcuable.
Let’s talk about our beautiful mandala and
supporting the teaching and practice
of the Buddha Dharma in Knoxville!

Please join us!

June 25-26, 2016: Open Mindfulness Weekend

April 8-10, 2016: Khenpo Samdup on the Stages of Meditation


Teachings on the Stages of Meditation


~ Khenpo Samdup ~
A resident lama at Gar Drolma Buddhist Center in Dayton, Ohio
Founded by His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, a high lama
in the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

Losel Shedrup Ling of Knoxville (www.lslk.org)
5415-F Kingston Pike in the Bearden area of Knoxville
(Click HERE for directions)

Introduction to the Stages of Meditation
.
Friday, April 8
• 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Teachings from Khenpo Samdup’s
book “Stages of Meditation”

.
Saturday, April 9
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
• 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
.
Sunday, April 10
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open to everyone, regardless of background or experience.

You may make a donation for the event (the suggested donation is
$60 for all four sessions, or $20 per session) at our website.
Please indicate in the comments for the donation that the donation
is for Khenpo Samdup and the sessions you will attend.


Those who attend all the sessions will receive a complementary
copy of Khenpo Samdup’s book “Stages of Meditation.”
Others may purchase the book during the retreat.

Please note that space is limited!

For those familiar with our center, please park
in the adjacent parking lots to save space for
newcomers (especially on Friday night).

Hope to see you there!

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Khenpo Samdup was born in Kham, in the Nangchen region of Eastern Tibet, received the vows of Refuge from Garchen Rinpoche when he was seven years old, and became ordained as a monk at the age of twelve. While traveling extensively with his kind root lama, Garchen Rinpoche, to Amdo, he met another extraordinary and highly realized lama, the Revered Dzogchen master Khenpo Munsel, from whom he received direct pointing out instructions on the nature of mind.

Later, he traveled on foot for a month to the monastery of master Khenpo Jigme Puntsok in Amdo, in order to devote himself to study, contemplation, and meditation. While there for four years, he received many pith instructions, empowerments and teachings from Khenpo Jigme Puntsok and received teachings on almost all of the Twelve Great Scriptures from his main student Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro.

He also studied at Dzogsar Shedra for four years and then went to Kagyu College, where he received a graduate degree and taught for five years.

Khenpo Samdup learned that the main objective of Buddhism is to reach the state of liberation and complete omniscience and that the path that accomplishes that objective is the conduct of love and compassion, and bodhicitta, together with the view of emptiness and karmic interdependence.

Click HERE to read about Khenpo Samdup.

April 1-3, 2016: Lama Dudjom Dorjee, Mahamudra Teachings at LSLK


(Click HERE to see a larger version of this flyer)

Lama Rinpoche will be teaching from his books Stillness, Insight & Emptiness and Mahamudra Teachings.

Copies of the books will be available at the sessions.
Click HERE to learn more about Stillness, Insight & Emptiness
and HERE to learn more about Mahamudra Teachings.

Losel Shedrup Ling of Knoxville (www.lslk.org)
5415-F Kingston Pike in the Bearden area of Knoxville
(Click HERE for directions)

Please register for these important teachings by sending
an email to Tom Cleland at tmc37931@yahoo.com
(Indicate the sessions you plan to attend so we
can anticipate the attendance for this event.)

You may make a donation for the event (the suggested donation is
$60 for all four sessions, or $20 per session) at our website.
Please indicate in the comments for the donation that the donation
is for Lama Dudjom Dorjee and the sessions you will attend.


Please note that space is limited!

For those familiar with our center, please park
in the adjacent parking lots to save space for
newcomers (especially on Friday night).

Hope to see you there!