The Buddha’s First Teaching: The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths are common name of the Buddha’s first teaching after enlightenment. When the Indian prince, Siddhartha Gautama, (circa 563-483 BCE) sat under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya,…

$15.00

Enlightened Art: Learning to Read a Thangka, Level I

A thangka painting is traditionally a portable scroll painting, painted on cotton or silk, framed in brocade, intended to be used either for personal meditation or in order to instruct…

$30.00

Intro To Buddhism

Especially designed for those new to Buddhism (and required for students in the Vajra Heart Program) this class will include teaching on the life of Buddha and a quick survey…

$50.00

When Bad News Is Good News: Nurturing The Heart Of Fearlessness

Great Vow Zen Monastery 79640 Quincy Mayger Road, Clatskanie, OR

The mind states of fear, anger, and negativity are pervasive in difficult times. In this retreat, following the practice-heart of Machig Labdron, the great female yogini of Tibet, we’ll learn a handful of precise and memorable instructions for fearlessness in the worst of times.
This weekend retreat will be held in the delightful natural environment of Great Vow Zen monastery, in Clatskanie, Oregon, or join us by Zoom.

Intro To Tibetan Buddhism

This course continues our look at the development of the Tibetan tradition, examining how Buddhism initially rooted in India eventually migrated to Tibet and elsewhere. We’ll look at the development…

$50.00

Learning to Give it All – Making the 8 Auspicious Offerings

Learn to make the most basic of altar offerings in a short practice ritual that increases generosity, discipline and good fortune. Anyone can do this beautiful practice. It's especially good for those who can't meditate, and for children. With this knowledge and skill, you can begin to learn to be an altar keeper at Dekeling.

$30.00

The Structure of a Sadhana

A sadhana is a liturgical text that forms the basis of many of the daily practices done in Tibetan Buddhism. The sadhana is a kind of ritualized mediation, practiced in…

Free – $15.00

Preparing to Take the Vow of Refuge

Themselves captives in the prison of samsara, Whom can even the greatest worldly ones protect? Therefore, seek refuge in that which does not deceive—The Three Jewels— This is the practice…

Free

Shamatha Practice: Review of Methods for Daily Practice

All students at Dekeling can take instruction in shamatha (calm abiding) practice. We offer classes, retreats, and study of this important meditation method. This class is for those who have…

Free – $50.00

Refuge Vow Ceremony

REFUGE CEREMONY - Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple and on Zoom 6401 NE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 9721110:00 - 12:30 PM (Pacific Time) start - til done, probably 2 hours…

Free

Tonglen in Tough Times – Zoom

When life is chaotic or scary, disappointing, or unnerving, it’s sometimes hard to muster the will to practice. If your plate is full to overflowing and your emotions are running…

Free – $20.00

Light Offering Ritual Instruction

In many spiritual paths, including Tibetan Buddhism, offerings of light have great significance. In our tradition, we use light offering rituals to dispel the darkness of ignorance and the resultant…

Free – $20.00

Approaching the Vajrayana

(Note:  If you are enrolled in the Green Tara series, this class is free and you are pre-registered!) This course will give you a deeper sense of the practices known…

Medicine Buddha Retreat—FULL—

Medicine Buddha is an excellent practice for those whose heart lies in healing and well-being. This retreat will meet in an intentionally intimate small group group format with no more…

$715.00

Shamatha Half-day Group Sit

Doing a slightly longer meditation session from time to time will help extend your skill set and is beneficial in many ways. If you have done Buddhist meditation elsewhere, attended…

Learning Green Tara Practice

DATES Saturday November 12th and Sunday November 13th TIMES 10 AM to 2 PM on Zoom (both sessions are required) TUITION $60 (or by offering) REGISTRATION FORM BELOW Green Tara…

Free – $60.00

ONGOING DROP IN – Sitting & Moving in Awareness

Sometimes we need stability. Sometimes we need flexibility. They’re both available, and can be cultivated. This is an ongoing, hands-on meditation and movement class, offered from Seattle, Washington via Zoom,…

4-CLASS SERIES: Foundations of Buddhism

This class includes 4 sessions streamed on Zoom:  January 26th, February 2nd, February 9th and February 16th 6:30 - 8:30 PM PT While every school of Buddhism aims for freedom…

Get Tickets Free – $30.00

PRACTICE: Monthly Tonglen Hour

On the second Saturday of each month, we gather on Zoom to practice Tonglen, also known as 'taking and sending' practice. Tonglen is a meditation practice that uses altruistic intention…

Get Tickets Free – $45.00

SHORT CLASS: Introduction to Lojong

Do you like structured methods of learning? Would you like guidance in how to apply the practice of wisdom and compassion to situations in daily life? Take this two-hour overview…

Get Tickets Free – $50.00

RETREAT: The Four Immeasurables

Buddhist teacher Anne Klein writes: "Buddhism teaches that there is no such thing as the self as we think we know it: a separate, bounded self, strictly cordoned off from…

Free – $25.00

HANDS-ON CLASS: Learning a Concise Chenrezig Practice

As one of the Buddha Shakyamuni's eight close disciples, Chenrezig—Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit—was present when the Buddha gave teachings on the Bodhisattva path. Chenrezig is a tenth-level bodhisattva: one whose realization…

Get Tickets Free – $25.00

*RETREAT – Green Tara at the Temple

Tara is known as the “Mother of all Buddhas.” She acts as an unconditional guide and protector whose purpose is to help all sentient beings find liberation from the churn…

RETREAT – Sitting and Moving in Awareness

Join us for a contemplative workshop that combines two simple but profound ways to boost mental, emotional, and physical health: sitting meditation and mindful movement. Sitting meditation (shamatha, “evenly abiding”)…

*RETREAT – Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The practice of meditating on the Four Foundations—mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind, and phenomena—is recommended for people at every stage of the spiritual path. To help increase your stability…

*Home to the Heartland: November Pilgrimage to Asia

Watch this space for more information, dates and registration links. Pilgrimage is both an outward and an inward journey of a religious or spiritual nature. The journey to sacred sites…

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