Category Archives: LSLK

Introduction to Buddhism

 Lama Karma teaches this Sunday, July 21

 

Tashi Kyil Tour

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Geshe Dadul Namgyal teaches on Madhyamaka

Madhyamaka Through Metaphors

Geshe Dadul Namgyal returns to Knoxville November 17-18 for teachings on “Madhyamaka Through Metaphors”.  presentation will be over three sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Saturday, November 17

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and  2:00 – 4:00 PM

 

Sunday, November 18

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday we will begin with a Short Form and Heart Sutra practice and conclude Geshe Dadul’s presentation.

 

Madhyamaka (Sanskrit, middle way) refers to the tradition of Buddhist philosophy and practice founded by the Indian philosopher Nāgārjuna (c. 150-250 CE) whose primary work, Fundamental Verses of the Middle Way, addresses the ultimate nature of reality.

In these sessions, Geshe Dadul will address the fundamental view of Madhyamaka which has at its core the concepts of the empty nature of all phenomena and their dependent origination.

 

Geshe Dadul Namgyal is the senior resident teacher for Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta. He helped us start Losel Shedrup Ling here in Knoxville 25 years ago and came to consecrate our new space in May. It is always a happy occasion when he visits!

Lama Inge Returns!

After more than seven years, Lama Inge will finally return to Losel Shedrup Ling for extended Red Tara teachings and retreats!

 

October 5-11

at Lotus Light and MOCD

 

 

 

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Weekend Red Tara empowerment at Lotus Light

Extended Red Tara retreat at MOCD

1000 Armed Chenrezig Practice

 1000 Armed Chenrezig Practice

Each Sunday at 6:30 PM we are adding a weekly 1000 Armed Chenrezig practice

This is a bodhicitta, or heart-opening practice to develop the compassionate wish that all beings be alleviated from suffering.

The sessions will last about an hour and are open to all.

Essence of the Heart Sutra

Join us Tuesday nights as we explore the

Heart of Wisdom Sutra

in

Essence of the Heart Sutra

by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

7:45 PM

Everyone is Welcome!


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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!