Mind & Its Potential
Exploring the Buddha's map of how the mind functions, its nature, and its greater potential
Tuesdays, July 5 - 26 at 7pm
What is mind? The Buddha discovered and taught that the mind is not limited to the brain, is beginningless, vast and pure at its essence. Its potential is without limit.
But how do we sort through our mental hangups - our habits, fears and destructive emotions, to find inner peace, strength and freedom?
This course will look at what we call "mind", how it functions, its deeper nature and potential, and consider the implications of having a mind that has no beginning or end.
Open to all. Single night drop-ins welcome throughout course.
Taught by FPMT Teacher Justin Jenkins
Intro to Tantra
Tuesdays at 7pm, beginning August 9
This Discovering Buddhism course will explore the meaning of tantra - the elaborate tradition with its deities, mantras and visualizations - and get into how it actually works as a transformative practice.
We will look at the four levels of tantra and deity yoga, and cover the general differences between the sutra and tantra paths. It will also be a chance to learn how to integrate lam-rim meditations with tantra practice for the best results.
Later 2016 Programs
How to Meditate,
meditating on the clarity of mind itself
Thursdays in July at 7pm - see calendar
The practice of Mahamudra is a tradition that takes the mind itself, with it's natural clarity, as our focus of meditation in order to realize the emptiness of self. While being a profound method of meditation, it's simplicity and directness can be a very beneficial counter to our overly complicated and busy minds.
These sessions will include traditional preparatory practices, calm abiding meditation and finally mahamudra practice.
Open to all with some previous meditation experience.
The Buddha Within
A retreat on our Buddha Nature, based on the classic text by Maitreya, titled, Sublime Continuum (Uttaratantra)
With Visiting Teacher Don Handrick
Public talk Friday 7pm, Sept 16
Retreat Sat & Sun 10-4 Sept 17-18
We are very honored to host Thubten Norbu Ling Buddhist Center's own Don Handrick for another visit to Denver. Don will lead a retreat on the topic of Buddha Nature, which elucidates the basis of what the Buddha found to be our truest and innermost potential: to become fully enlightened. The retreat will be centered on the most famous text on the subject, called the Sublime Continuum, or Uttaratantra in Sanskrit.
Our resources page has audio and video recordings of recent teaching retreats with visiting teachers Geshe Thubten Sherab and Ven. Robina Courtin.
This page will be updated throughout the year with new teachings and featured links.
We follow the same spiritual tradition of H.H. the Dalai Lama, and particularly take our guidance and inspiration from Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, teachers in the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa in the fifteenth century. More...
Unmistaken Child -
Tuesday August 2nd, 7pm
All our welcome to join us to watch the documentary Unmistaken Child, a film documenting the search for the reincarnation of the great yet humble yogi Geshe Lama Konchog, who had passed away in 2001. His attendant and closest heart-student Tenzin Zopa, now a Geshe himself, was given the task to find his guru's reincarnation on his own, and the documentary follows the monk on his search through Nepal.
Watch the trailer here.
Lama Yeshe House is a study group of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in Denver, Colorado.
All meetings take place at People House community center in Denver, in the Highlands neighborhood, unless otherwise specified
3035 W 25th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Cross Streets: Between Federal Blvd & Grove St.
Parking: There is a parking lot available behind People House with an access door.