Phende Shedrub Ling Buddhist Center

A Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies & Meditation


Dear Dharma friends,
Phende Shedrub ling Center is happy to announce that on April 28  we are going to have a Tsok event on the below mentioned location and please join the Tsok event.

Mindfulness Meditation
with Geshe Jampa
Tuesday August 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the  continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. There is more than one way to practice mindfulness, but the goal of any mindfulness technique is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by paying attention to thoughts and sensations without judgment. This allows the mind to refocus on the present moment. Mindfulness involves both concentration (a form of meditation) and openness.

It takes practice to become comfortable with mindfulness techniques.   Research suggests that mindfulness meditation may improve mood, decrease stress, and boost immune function.  

Geshe-la will lead the meditation.
All are welcome.



Location
 The meditations will take place on Tuesdays from 7pm-8:00 pm.  They will be held at  1901 E. Osborn Rd  Apt #130  Phoenix, AZ 85016.  The apartment number is 130.

Parking Information
There are many covered parking spots in front of the complex, outside of the main entrance gate.  Feel free to park in any of those spaces.  There is an unlocked pedestrian gate next to the main entrance gate through which you may walk in to the complex.

There are many visitor spots within the complex as well, and you may park in any parking space which doesn't have a number.  In order to enter the gate, you'll need the gate code.  We cannot put this code online, so please call the center phone number: 480 787 8726  and we'll give it to you.   After entering the main  gate,  follow the main road all the way around to the back where you'll see the exit gate.  Enter into the main courtyard and you'll find apt 130 located on your right.



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Silence, sound and breathing  Meditation with Geshe Jampa
Tuesday July 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

When the mind finds silence, we find ourselves touching the moment of this moment. The outer world makes much more sense when we have a big inner world of silence. Inner quietude is our anchor for a life overcoming the noise.

One specific method for practicing mindfulness of body sensations is to focus your attention on sounds. Sounds, like everything else, arise and pass away. Just by listening, you can experience the insight of impermanence, an understanding the Buddha's teaching as crucial for the development of wisdom.

Breathing meditation is one of the most popular forms of meditation because of its ease and simplicity, as well as its convenience (breathing is always occurring, so it's a convenient anchor for meditation).  Concentration on the breath is a doorway to deeper meditative practices.  By meditating on your breathing, you can enhance your calmness, improve your health, and clear your consciousness of extraneous thoughts and concerns.

Geshe-la will lead the meditation.

All are welcome.

Location

 The meditations will take place on Tuesdays from 7pm-8:00 pm.  They will be held at  1901 E Osborn Rd  Apt #130  Phoenix, AZ 85016.  The apartment number is 130.

Parking Information

There are many covered parking spots in front of the complex, outside of the main entrance gate.  Feel free to park in any of those spaces.  There is an unlocked pedestrian gate next to the main entrance gate through which you may walk in to the complex.

There are many visitor spots within the complex as well, and you may park in any parking space which doesn't have a number.  In order to enter the gate, you'll need the gate code.  We cannot put this code online, so please call the center phone number: 480 787 8726  and we'll give it to you.   After entering the main  gate,  follow the main road all the way around to the back where you'll see the exit gate.  Enter into the main courtyard and you'll find apt 130 located on your right.  

Because this is an apartment complex, please be sure to respect the neighbors and be quiet when coming and going.  Please do not congregate in the parking lot or in the complex.

Thank you.

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SEVEN POINT MIND TRAINING (LOJONG )
Geshe Jampa
Saturday  July 25,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Geshe Jampa will offer a teaching on the Seven Point Mind Training, Lojong.  The practice of mind training is based on the essential Mahayana teachings of impermanence, compassion, and the exchange of self and other that the eleventh-century master Atisha brought to Tibet from India. The Lojong teachings are a source of inspiration and guidance shared by masters of all Tibetan traditions.

Wisdom and compassion are equally essential in the pursuit of genuine happiness. The practice of lojong or “mind training” enables us to fully develop both of these qualities, to awaken our mind and to open our heart.

Using master Chekawa’s classic text, the Seven-Point Mind Training, this teaching will present methods for cultivating both wisdom (ultimate bodhicitta) and compassion (conventional bodhicitta).  In addition, this course will also focus on how to transform problems into opportunities for spiritual awakening and how to integrate all the various practices into our daily life along with extensive practical advice.

The teaching will be held at :   


The Royal Arcadia Hacienda


4203 E Hazelwood St


Phoenix AZ  85018

Suggested donation:  $ 20
No one is ever turned away  for lack of fund.
All are welcome


Tsok /Guru Puja
with Geshe Jampa
Tuesday April 28, 7:00- 8:20 pm

 
The Tsok is a gathering of spiritual practitioners coming together to look to the Dakas and Dakinis who are high level practitioners of the completion stage practices, for help in attaining the high spiritual qualities within ourselves that they have already achieved.  According to the lunar calendar, the Dakas and Dakinis are coming together to practice on certain holy days and so we also come together on these days to reach them. 


During the tsok, we make offerings of food and drink  to the Buddhas and the deities of the various levels, the masters of the lineage, the dakas and dakinis and to all mother sentient beings.  We also recite the Guru Puja where we’ll go through a very detailed version of the 7 limb prayer and hold a visualization of the lineage masters all the way back to Buddha Shakyamuni.  The Guru Puja also involves revision of all of the steps in the Lam Rim (Stages on the Path to Enlightenment).

The ceremony is an excellent method of accumulating merit, purifying negativity, and giving and receiving blessings. The Tsok offering is important for renewing commitments and averting obstacles.

The Center has arranged all the required edible items in offering for the tsok prayer. However, individually, you may also bring in cookies, fruits, flowers, etc  irrespective of quantity as a contribution and involvement on your behalf towards the tsok prayer ceremony.

All are welcome.

The Tsok event will be held at:
The Royal Arcadia Hacienda
4203 E Hazelwood St
Phoenix AZ  85018
 
Thank you
www.phendeshedrubling.org
Ph: 480 787 8726


"The stages and Techniques of Meditation"

Dear Dharma friends,
We are happy to announce that Geshe Jampa will teach on the below topic on June
20th. Meditations with Geshe Jampa Every Tuesday starting July 14th, 2015 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
(Mindfulness Meditation, Love and Compassion Meditation, Wisdom Meditation, and Bodhicitta Meditations will be available each week in rotation).

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. There is more than one way to practice mindfulness, but the goal of any mindfulness technique is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by paying attention to thoughts and sensations without judgment. This allows the mind to refocus on the present moment. Mindfulness involves both concentration (a form of meditation) and openness.

It takes practice to become comfortable with mindfulness techniques.   Research suggests that mindfulness meditation may improve mood, decrease stress, and boost immune function.  Geshe -la will lead the meditation.


NEW - Meditations with Geshe Jampa
Every Tuesday starting July 14th, 2015 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
(Mindfulness Meditation, Love and Compassion Meditation, Wisdom Meditation, and Bodhicitta Meditations will be available each week in rotation).



Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. There is more than one way to practice mindfulness, but the goal of any mindfulness technique is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by paying attention to thoughts and sensations without judgment. This allows the mind to refocus on the present moment. Mindfulness involves both concentration (a form of meditation) and openness.

It takes practice to become comfortable with mindfulness techniques.   Research suggests that mindfulness meditation may improve mood, decrease stress, and boost immune function.  Geshe -la will lead the meditation.

 All are welcome.

Location
The meditations will take place on Tuesdays from 7pm-8:00 pm.  They will be held at  1901 E Osborn Rd  Apt #130  Phoenix 85016.  The apartment number is 130.


The stages and Techniques of Meditation
Geshe Jampa
Saturday June 20, 10:30 am - 12:30pm

Ven. Geshe Jampa will offer teachings on the Buddhist techniques of meditation such
as nine stages of meditation, mindfulness meditation, single pointed meditation
(shamatha) and analytical meditation(vipassana). One of the main factors of a calm and
happy mind within ourselves is understanding of how to meditate and experiencing the
essence of  meditation.

Meditation is the art of living in the present moment. There are many different
meditation techniques, including those that calm our minds, those that help us analyze
different situations, and those that help us identify with our potential to experience an
enlightened world.

The teaching will be held at :    The Royal Arcadia Hacienda
                                                          4203 E Hazelwood St
                                                           Phoenix AZ  85018
                                                          
Suggested donation:  $ 20
No one is ever turned away for lack of fund.
All are welcome




Love and Compassion Meditation
with Geshe Jampa
Tuesday July 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Love and compassion meditation is a practice of cultivating understanding, love, and
compassion by looking deeply, first for ourselves and then for others.  Once we love and take care of ourselves, we can be much more helpful to others.  Metta (love) meditation can be practiced in part or in full.  Just saying one line of the metta meditation will already bring more compassion and healing into the world.

To love is, first of all, to accept ourselves as we actually are.  That is why in this love meditation, “Know thyself” is the first practice of love.  When we practice this, we see the conditions that have caused us to be the way we are.  This makes it easy for us to accept ourselves, including our suffering and our happiness at the same time.

 We all have the seeds of love and compassion in our minds, and we can develop these fine and wonderful sources of energy.  Geshe-la will lead the meditation.

All are welcome.

Location

 The meditations will take place on Tuesdays from 7pm-8:00 pm.  They will be held at  1901 E Osborn Rd  Apt #130  Phoenix, AZ 85016.  The apartment number is 130.

Parking Information
There are many covered parking spots in front of the complex, outside of the main entrance gate.  Feel free to park in any of those spaces.  There is an unlocked pedestrian gate next to the main entrance gate through which you may walk in to the complex.

There are many visitor spots within the complex as well, and you may park in any parking space which doesn't have a number.  In order to enter the gate, you'll need the gate code.  We cannot put this code online, so please call the center phone number: 480 787 8726  and we'll give it to you.   After entering the main  gate,  follow the main road all the way around to the back where you'll see the exit gate.  Enter into the main courtyard and you'll find apt 130 located on your right.  

Because this is an apartment complex, please be sure to respect the neighbors and be quiet when coming and going.  Please do not congregate in the parking lot or in the complex.

Thank you.



Buddha Nature  (Tathagatagarbha )
Geshe Jampa

Saturday  January 10,  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Geshe Jampa will offer a teaching on the Buddha Nature , known also as the Tathagatagarbha.
All sentient beings without exception have buddha nature—the inherent purity and perfection of the
mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit in deeming
oneself better than others nor any reason for self-contempt, thinking of oneself as inferior and unable to
reach enlightenment. This seeing is obscured by veils which are removable and do not touch the
inherent purity and perfection of the nature of the mind as such.

Although we are in samsara, we can still see proof of the existence of buddha nature permeating all
living beings.  [One] way  in which we can discern whether beings have buddha nature is rik (Tib) , in
other words the quality we perceive in one who possesses this buddha nature. [...]  All beings have
buddha nature because all  beings have within themselves what we call the essence of the Buddha, this 
ju (Skt. hetu), this seed, which can blossom into a buddha and which constitutes our potential for
enlightenment.  


The teaching will be held at :   

The Royal Arcadia Hacienda
4203 E Hazelwood St
Phoenix AZ  85018
                                                                            
Suggested donation:  $ 20

No one is ever turned away  for lack of fund.

All are welcome

Phende Shedrub Ling