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Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center

1501 Pacific Ave S., Tacoma, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-754-7787

Website:
www.meditateinolympia.org/tacoma

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Overcoming Anger: The Power of Patience

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Education

Patience is a virtue. So, what does that make anger? Anger is a cause of suffering, for both ourself and for others. Because of this simple understanding Buddha said we need to abandon anger. Although anger sometimes seems useful, careful reflection reveals that anger always leaves us burned in one way or another. Patience, on the other hand, leads to peace and happiness. We will never be disappointed that we practiced patience. In fact, we will find that the greater our patience, the happier we are. In this series of 8 classes, there will be an opportunity to learn precisely what is anger, how it arises, and why we should abandon it as well as the nature of patience, its benefits and how to practice being patient.

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• Thu 3/21/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Blessing Empowerment of Prajnaparamita

Class/Workshop, Community Event, General, Religious, Social Event

Prajnaparamita is the female Buddha of profound wisdom. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive wisdom blessings directly from Prajnaparamita’s enlightened mind, empowering us to experience deep healing and real inner progress. In the empowerment and ensuing commentary, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will teach the Buddhist tantric practice known as self-generation. Applying this brief practice to our own life will draw us ever closer to the enlightened qualities of wisdom, love, compassion, and joy. We all have the potential for these enlightened qualities. To fulfill our potential we need to develop profound wisdom that realizes the true nature of things. We also need to receive the inspiring blessings of the enlightened beings, the Buddhas. The meditations of this blessing empowerment will help us to transform in this meaningful way. Typically we view ourselves in a very fixed way, relating to this sense of self as if it were our true nature. This view can make us feel that we can’t change, improve, or become a better person. Our limitations seem an intrinsic part of our nature (“it’s just who I am”). Buddha’s teachings reveal that all our suffering and unhappiness arise because of this completely mistaken view. Following the profound wisdom we gain in the empowerment and corresponding self-generation practice we can discover our true nature and realize that the only limitations we have are the ones created by our minds of confusion. Our limitations are illusory and self-imposed. Training in Prajnaparamita’s wisdom clears this confusion, allowing us to discover and experience our true nature – an enlightened nature.

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• Sat 3/23/19 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM1:30 PM5:00 PM

Overcoming Anger: The Power of Patience

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Education

Patience is a virtue. So, what does that make anger? Anger is a cause of suffering, for both ourself and for others. Because of this simple understanding Buddha said we need to abandon anger. Although anger sometimes seems useful, careful reflection reveals that anger always leaves us burned in one way or another. Patience, on the other hand, leads to peace and happiness. We will never be disappointed that we practiced patience. In fact, we will find that the greater our patience, the happier we are. In this series of 8 classes, there will be an opportunity to learn precisely what is anger, how it arises, and why we should abandon it as well as the nature of patience, its benefits and how to practice being patient.

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• Thu 3/28/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

The Buddhist Way of Loving-Kindness

Talks/Lectures

Love is the supreme medicine. In Buddhism, love is a mind that wishes others to be happy, a mind that has immense good qualities, a mind that is perfected with practice both in and out of meditation. By relying on the instructions of the great Geshe Langri Tangpa, who explained how to easily train in loving-kindness, we will strive to improve our own experience of this supreme medicine. Join us as we navigate the path that leads to personal and universal freedom and happiness. We will learn how to tap into our love, overcome obstacles to our love, and increase our capacity to love more deeply and broadly. We can all benefit from these teachings. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

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• Thu 4/4/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 4/11/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Death and Dying: A Buddhist Perspective

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Education, Religious

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. We can balance the days in our life with a healthy understanding of death and we will find more meaning and happiness arising from our decisions. We will be looking at Death and Dying over the course of 3 classes, each class being held on the 3rd Monday of the month. Each class will look at a different aspect of death and dying from the Buddhist perspective. In this class, we will look at what is death and what we need to do if we want to be prepared. The dates in Tacoma are, Mondays, February 18, March 18 & April 15 from 7 – 8:30 pm.

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• Mon 4/15/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Buddhist Way of Loving-Kindness

Talks/Lectures

Love is the supreme medicine. In Buddhism, love is a mind that wishes others to be happy, a mind that has immense good qualities, a mind that is perfected with practice both in and out of meditation. By relying on the instructions of the great Geshe Langri Tangpa, who explained how to easily train in loving-kindness, we will strive to improve our own experience of this supreme medicine. Join us as we navigate the path that leads to personal and universal freedom and happiness. We will learn how to tap into our love, overcome obstacles to our love, and increase our capacity to love more deeply and broadly. We can all benefit from these teachings. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 4/25/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 5/2/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 5/9/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 5/16/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 5/23/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 5/30/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 6/6/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 6/13/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 6/20/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
• Thu 6/27/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM