June 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Gankyil Tashi Palbar Ling, 1406 View Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577, USA
Saga Dawa Düchen
Lamp Offering Ceremony with Jataka Story Sharing
Saga Dawa Düchen,the 'Festival of Vaishakha' — one of the four major Buddhist holidays. It occurs on the full moon (the 15th day) of the fourth Tibetan lunar month, which is called Saga Dawa in Tibetan. It celebrates Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment and parinirvana. At the age of thirty-five Buddha attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. This day also marks the anniversary of his parinirvana at Kushinagara.
On this day the effects of positive or negative action are multiplied ten million times.
June 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Jikoji Zen Center, 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95033, USA
2017 Gankyil Meditation Retreat at Jikoji
Our weekly teachings have completed in May. There will be a Gankyil Meditation Retreat event in June! No previous experience required!
We will have a half-day retreat with Rinpoche on Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation, which is capable of transforming your mind and bring you openness, resilience, and joyful peace. Rinpoche will give another Dharma talk the next day.
Please fill out our registration form by visiting our event link below. Contact us at (510) 877-0836 for questions. Remember to wear comfortable and warm clothing.
Retreat schedule on Saturday, June 10, 2017:
1:30 pm: Register in Jikoji
2:00-5:00 pm: a combination of walking meditation, sitting meditation, dharma talk, and Q&A.
5:00 pm: Conclusion and dedication
• Website: http://www.jikoji.org/
• Address: 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95033
• Phone: (408) 741-9562
• If you plan to stay overnight, please make a reservation through Jikoji online booking system. http://www.jikoji.org/reservations/