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  • 30 Nov 2015 10:04 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    One of our sangha members would like to find a ride to and from meditation group on Tuesday evenings in Costa Mesa. They live near UCI, but are not comfortable driving far at night. If you are willing to help, please contact us and we will put you in touch. Thanks!


  • 15 Oct 2015 9:12 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)


    We will be offering a one-day Dzogchen meditation retreat in Irvine, CA on Saturday, November 14th:

    Subtle Discernment - Distinguishing between Mind and Awareness

    This day of teachings, guided meditation and Q&A is suitable for anyone, whether new to meditation or wishing to deepen their practice, and regardless of spiritual or religious affliation (or disinclination).

    There is no charge for the teachings or this event, but there will be an opportunity to contribute in support of the teachers, teachings and the group. Suggested donation: sliding scale $40-$95 or more. Please give what you can. Even if you are only able to donate a small amount, or nothing at all, you are nonetheless welcome to attend.

    Space is quite limited at this venue, so please register (free) in order to reserve a space.

  • 20 Aug 2015 6:53 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    Dualism is the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts. All our concepts and beliefs, no matter how profound they may seem, are like nets which trap us in dualism. When we discover our limits we have to try to overcome them, untying ourselves from whatever type of religious, political or social conviction may condition us.

    ~ Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State


  • 30 Jul 2015 9:34 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    "Although we appear to be separate from others, we’re actually very close, The modern world is bringing that reality even more into the fore – our world is becoming smaller and we’re becoming even closer to everyone else we share the planet with. We’re sharing others’ experiences of happiness and suffering even more."


    His Holiness the XVII. Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
    Stanford Lecture 2015


  • 30 Jun 2015 6:30 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)


    We are no longer sending out email announcements for regular weekly meditation group teachings, to avoid filling your mailbox with unnecessary messages.

    The calendar on this site is always kept up to date and shows all the meetings taking place. If a date is not listed, there is no meeting scheduled that day.

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  • 30 May 2015 11:41 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    InsightLA EventPublic Workshop with Lama Surya Das, sponsored by InsightLA:
    MAKE ME ONE WITH EVERYTHING
    Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation

    For more information and/or to register for this, visit InsightLA's event page.


    Note venue: Lama Surya's teaching will be at:

    Crossroads Elementary School Community Room, 1634 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


  • 29 May 2015 5:44 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    MMOWE on Amazon

    Lama Surya's great new book, Make Me One With Everything, comes out officially today in bookstores everywhere.

    He will be on national book tour during May and June, including the following dates in Southern California:

    Tuesday, June 23rd at 7 pm: 
    Book Soup, Los Angeles

    Friday, June 26th at 7 pm:
    Vromans Bookstore, Pasadena

  • 27 Apr 2015 7:28 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Our dear root teacher Lama Surya Das was at Bardor Tulku Rinpoche's dharma center, Kunzang Palchen Ling, for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's teaching on Medicine Buddha on Friday, April 24th.

    You can watch the event, which includes extensive footage of Lama Surya with Tulku Sherdor Rinpoche before His Holiness's arrival, here on YouTube.

  • 24 Apr 2015 10:36 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    The Sunday afternoon Heart-Mind Training (Lojong) group at the Shala in Dana Point will not meet on Sunday, May 10th due to Mothers' Day. Regular weekly meetings will resume on Sunday, May 17th.

    The group will be meeting as usual on Sundays April 26th and May 3rd.

    See the event calendar for more details

  • 09 Mar 2015 6:40 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    His Holiness The 17th Karmapa will be visiting the US during March, April and May 2015

    He will be giving numerous public talks and teachings during that time.

    Live and archived video streams for most of his appearances are available here for viewing.

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