While the teachings will be offered freely, participants are invited to offer “dana,” an ancient Pali word, meaning generosity, giving, or gift.
Sunday Dharma 10 am ID 842 3024 9579 Password 050114 Cultivate compassion through a weekly Dharma talk, short meditation and discussion. Currently Khenmo is drawing inspiration form the Way Of the Bodhisattva, a universal guide to a fearless open heart. Designed for all: Buddhists and non buddhists, experienced and not.
Morning Meditation Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 – 8 am ID 829 1773 8042 Password 2121
Vast As The Ocean Aug 21st (rain date Aug 22) , 3-5pm; Bailey Island Maine
We have chartered the Maine Schooner Alert for a meditation sail. Join Khenmo for an afternoon sail (3-5 pm). Khenmo will lead a meditation on the elements as our link to compassion for all life during the sail. The boat leaves from Bailey Island, Maine which is an hour north of Portland. After greetings, safety instructions and a shourt tour, Khenmo will lead a 40 minute meditation (approximately) .
To reserve a seat register above. Cost: $55 plus teaching gift (this covers direct cost, paypal fees and Khenmo’s passage) . Your registration is complete only when payment is received. You can use the one time donate button on our support page to send a payment thru paypal, or mail a check directly with the address on our support page. Reserve with your payment We are beginning with 18 seats to be reserved by July 20th. Should there be more interest we will begin a wait list of an additional 10 seats. If we reach 28, we can change to a private charter which can then hold additional passengers. The seating on the boat is spacious and follows recommended COVID precautions.
When your registration is accepted you will receive a letter with full details regarding what to bring and what to expect onboard. Bailey Island has seafood restaraunts and is one of the most senic areas of Maine. We invite you to explore camping and local B&Bs.
2021 Shravasti Online Curriculum: Dharma Talk Series and Retreat
Thursday Dharma talks are 7- 8:30 PM
- Sept 16 Foundation Perspective
- Sept 23 Mahayana Perspective
- Sept 30 Mahamurdra Perspective
- Oct 7 – Oct 12 Six day retreat (Thurs sunset – Tues dawn)
- Nov 6th One Day retreat (Fri sunset – Sunday dawn)
The retreats will explore Calm Abiding Meditation, Insight Meditation and Bodhicitta (Loving Kindness and compassion) practice using the Sutra on Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati Sutra) as taught by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche in a system he designed for 21st century practitioners. With the framework of the Sutra on Mindfulness of Breathing and supported by Tibetan Yogas, Tai Chi and Qigong this system of practice incorporates body mind understandings of all the traditions Buddhism. Named Shravasti, after the sacred site where Buddha transmitted most of the Sutras; this teaching is as close as we can know of what the Buddha taught and practiced, unifying Buddhism and inviting practitioners from all Turnings of the Wheel.
As we make our life rich in continuous practice, our peace of mind deepens. Glorious Kagyu Lineage Master Phagmodrupa held a tradition of emphasizing silent retreat during the waxing moon. Khenmo Drolma leads a series of monthly retreats following this wonderful tradition so we can build a more contemplative life, incorporating regular periods of retreat and silence. “It is in silent retreat that Dharma becomes a lived experience and insights take root.”
During the retreat, Khenmo gives an introduction to each session with an overall focus on a specific Dharma area or meditation training each month. We work with training videos of HH Drikung Kyabgon teaching the Six Yogas with subtle instructions. Each retreat builds new Dharma skills and supports confidence in our experiential understanding practice. The structure is four two hour meditation sessions a day with a generous break for meals and walking practice. We begin the evening before and conclude in the early morning. Full details follow registration.
After this initial training you are welcome to a weekly 2 hr Shravasti practice 6:30- 8:30 am on Friday mornings.
First Evening (Thurs or Fri):
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Session 1: 6:30 –8:00 AM
Session 2: 10:00-12:00 AM
Session 3: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Session 4: 6:30- 8:00 PM
6:30- 8:00 AM
Sunday 10:00- 11:00 AM (Optional) Joining with Sunday Dharma
While the teachings will be offered freely, participants are invited to offer “dana,” an ancient Pali word, meaning generosity, giving, or gift. Dana is not at all like paying for a class. Rather, it is understanding that we treasure and benefit from the Dharma, and desire to bring the same benefit to others. Thus, we support monastics who dedicate their lives to teaching the Dharma. Further, when we offer dana to Abbesses, Rinpoches, and other teachers, our donations are not to an individual person. Instead, our donations support nunneries and monasteries, the resident monastics, and all their future programs, activities, and Dharma offerings. This carries immeasurable be blessings as we become a part of offering the healing medicine of the Dharma.
You may donate through PayPal, on the Vajra Dakini Nunnery website
OR, by mailing a check/money order to:
Vajra Dakini Nunnery
PO Box 6135
Falmouth, ME 04105