fundamentals of buddhism

Emaho's student-led discussions have been powerful tools of learning for Rinpoche's students. By exploring a topic taken from the teachings of Buddhism, students gain a valuable opportunity to dive deeply into a subject and then share their knowledge with others.

Students have commented that this practice has been both challenging and rewarding. Bringing together a presentation for others adds a new dimension to one's study. The richness and depth of Buddhism's often complex philosophy is challenging, yet it rewards the student willing to explore the teachings in this different way.

The discussions follow the popular Wednesday evening meditation sessions. We are fortunate that we can learn together in this time-honored manner.

2014 schedule

Practicing morality, identifying the scope of suffering

January 15


Practicing morality, discovering how trouble starts and stops

February 12
Moderator: Donna Tash


Practicing morality, refraining from harm

March 19
Moderator: Deb Morgaina


Practicing morality, discovering how trouble starts

April 16
Moderator: Donna Tash


Practicing morality, aspiring to enlightenment

May 21
Moderator: Lou Ann Behringer


Practicing concentrated mediation

June 18
Moderator: Denise Viall


Practicing concentrated mediation, focusing the mind

July 16
Moderator: Ira Pettit


Practicing wisdom

August 20
Moderator: Melissa Smith


Practicing wisdom, examining how beings and things exist

September 17


Practicing wisdom, the middle way

October 15
Moderator: Daniella Pedroso


Practicing wisdom, mind and the deep nature of mind

November 19


Overview of the path to enlightenment

December 17

2013 schedule

Right understanding

Sian Behnfelt
February 27, 8:00 pm



Right thoughts

Chris Young
March 27, 8:00 pm


Right speech

Donna Tash
April 24, 8:00 pm


Right action

June 26, 8:00 pm
Karl Jones


Right effort

August 28, 8:00 pm
Ira Pettit


Right mindfulness

September 25, 8:00 pm
Chad Woodland


Right concentration

October 30, 8:00 pm
Derek Rogers

topics and schedule for 2012

Why Meditate?

with Daniella Penrose
July 25, 8-9 pm


Calm Abiding

with Ira Pettit
August 29, 8-9 pm


Mahamudra [CANCELLED]

with Lou Ann Behringer
September 26, 8-9 pm


Training the Mind [CANCELLED]

with Martha Christy
October 24, 8-9 pm


Practicing Wisdom [CANCELLED]

with JoAnn Goodwin
November 28, 8-9 pm


Mindfulness Meditation

with Sian Behnfeldt
December 19, 8-9 pm


 

2011 SCHEDULE

Discouragement - Self Confidence

with Regula Stewart
February 2, 8-9 pm


The Two Truths

with Donna Tash
March 2, 8-9 pm


Mantras and the Power of Speech

with Greg Sandoval
March 16, 8-9 pm


Taking Refuge

with Terri Register
April 6, 8-9 pm


Five Enemies to Meditation

with Steve Ullman
April 20, 8-9 pm


Mindfulness Meditation in Therapy

with Gabbie Ciuca
May 18, 8-9 pm


Atisha's Seven Point Cause and Effect for Generating Bodhicitta

with Chad Woodland
August 3, 8-9 pm


Shaping Motivation

with Regula Stewart
August 17, 8-9 pm


Emptiness

with Jan Tatman
September 14, 8-9 pm


Tonglen

with Ernie Stewart
October 19, 8-9 pm


Vajrasattva

with Denise Viall
November 9, 8-9 pm


Diety Meditation Practice

with Marie Blanche
December 7, 8-9 pm


 

2010 SCHEDULE

Understanding Key Buddhist Terms

Explaining key concepts that help us to better understand the Dharma

with Donna Tash
February 24, 8-9 pm


Beginning the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism

How to integrate this practice into our everyday lives

with Sian Behnfeldt
March 17, 8-9 pm


Cultivating Compassion - Connecting with Others

Meditations & visualizations that help us connect with our love & compassion

with Steve Ullman
April 21, 8-9 pm


Seven-Point Turning the Mind

Understanding the Seven Point Turning the mind to develop Bodhicitta, the practice of exchanging oneself with others and the 10 deeds of a Bodhisattva.

with Gabbie Ciuca
May 26, 8-9 pm


Compassion in Action - TO BE RESCHEDULED

“It is not enough to just meditate and pray, we also must take positive actions in this world” (His Holiness The Dalai Lama). How to put compassion into action.

with Jackie Sepulveda
June 16, 8-9 pm


Bringing more compassion into our lives

The practice of Chenrezig and the mantra Oh Mani Padme Hum.

with Greg Sandoval
July 21, 8-9 pm


Purification In Tibetan Buddhism

What is purification from a Buddhist point of view and how can we purify.

with Sian Behnfeldt
August 18, 8-9 pm


Happiness

with Denise Viall
September 15, 8-9 pm


Mind of Anger - Mind of Patience

with Ernie Stewart
October 20, 8-9 pm


Discouragement/Self-Confidence

Shaping self confidence and courage by working with the discouragement that sometimes comes up in spiritual practice.

with Regula Stewart
February 2, 2011, 8-9 pm