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Meditate for Peace

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 8am-1pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Come dedicate a small or large part of your day to the Peace within your heart. Set a foundation of peace inside and let that shine out into the world, in support of the United Nations Internationally Recognized Day of Peace.

ALL are welcome to drop in for anywhere from 5 minutes to the whole day!

A variety of meditation practices will be offered. Click here for details.

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Yoga for Peace with Shari Beard

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Community Arts Center, Truckee

Bring a yoga mat and join Shari for a yoga class.  Come with the intention of who you will make peace with! No charge.

Shari Beard has joyfully taught Hatha Yoga with Alignment emphasis for the last 10 years to this beloved community. For more info about her go to sharibeardyoga.com.

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Truckee Tahoe Peace Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Community Arts Center, Truckee

Join us for this fun filled family event which includes music, raffles, entertainment and exhibits for all ages as well as many creative activities, yoga, face painting, and a bouncy castle. Click here for details.

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“Cycles of Life, Death and Transformation”  
Public Lecture with Chagdud Khadro

Date: Friday, October 3rd 
Time: 7-8:30 pm 
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $15 – 20 per person
( no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Chagdud Khadro will begin by providing an overview of the six bardos, with emphasis on the moment of death and after-death states. She will also discuss special spiritual techniques for preparing for and easing the transition of death. Click here for details.

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P’howa Empowerment:  Weekend Retreat With Chagdud Khadro

Dates:
Saturday, October 4th and
Sunday, October 5th

Times: 9am - 5:30pm
Location: Truckee: location provided with registration
Cost: $125 - 225. ( no one turned away for lack of funds.)

The practice of p’howa, transference of consciousness at the moment of death, gives us confidence to live without dread of dying. The signs of accomplishment can be gained relatively quickly, without extensive retreat, and allow us to direct our minds toward a higher state of rebirth. Click here for details.

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis
 
Date: Friday, October 17th
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate….effortless and joyful.  The music does the work for you and no one cares what you sound like.  All voices merge to become one voice, creating a joyful journey through melody and rhythm toward oneness with the divine.

Click here for more info.

Truckee Tahoe Peace Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Community Arts Center, Truckee

This year the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project will be presenting the 4th Annual Peace Day Celebration on 20th of September 2014. Once again this will be a day to recognize International Peace Day, focus on peace and celebrate the message of peace around the world.

This family community event includes music, raffles, entertainment and exhibits for all ages as well as many creative activities, yoga, hula hooping, face painting, and a bouncy castle. Dance and sing along to music by local musicians, and enjoy performances by Inner Rhythms Dance Studio and choruses from SELS, Tahoe Expedition Academy and local preschools.

The third annual Tahoe Truckee Peace Prize will be presented to this year's winner. (click here for details on the Truckee Tahoe Peace Prize)

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“Cycles of Life, Death and Transformation”  
Public Lecture with Chagdud Khadro

Date: Friday, October 3rd 
Time: 7-8:30 pm 
Location: For Goodness Sake
Cost: $15 – 20 per person-|
( no one turned away for lack of funds.)

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We all circle and spin through countless cycles of birth, of death, of rebirth, cycles of coming together and falling apart, cycles of thoughts, emotions, activities, and relationships. Tibetan Buddhist masters describe the major cycles of existence as bardos, or intermediate states, three of which occur between the moment we are conceived and the moment our death becomes inevitable, three of which occur in the context of dying and after death.

 Chagdud Khadro will begin by providing an overview of the six bardos, with emphasis on the moment of death and after-death states. She will also discuss special spiritual techniques for preparing for and easing the transition of death.          

One of the most powerful preparations for death is the practice of p’howa, transference of consciousness at the moment of death. This practice of transference gives us both confidence to live with less fear of death and a method to direct our minds toward a higher state of rebirth at the time of death.     

**Please note:  You may attend just the Friday night lecture without committing to the entire weekend training. However, if you plan to attend the P’howa Empowerment Weekend retreat, it is highly recommended that the Friday night lecture be attended. ** 

Available in person and via streaming: Please call to register.

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P’howa Empowerment:
Weekend Retreat With Chagdud Khadro

Dates:
Saturday, October 4th and
Sunday, October 5th

Times: 9am - 5:30pm
Location: Truckee: location provided with registration
Cost: $125 - 225. ( no one turned away for lack of funds.)
Additional suggested Teacher dana: $45 - 90

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The practice of p'howa, transference of consciousness at the moment of death, gives us confidence to live without dread of dying. The signs of accomplishment can be gained relatively quickly, without extensive retreat, and allow us to direct our minds toward a higher state of rebirth. P'howa ensures that we won't die in a state of spiritual uncertainty and drift helplessly in the after-death bardo. Chagdud Khadro will explain the steps involved in P'howa training, the means of accomplishing p'howa at the time of death either for oneself or for others, and integrating p'howa into one's daily meditation practice. P'howa can be used by people of all faiths.

Please note this very important information about the P'howa training:

Please plan to participate for the entirety of both days if you wish to take Empowerment of P'howa (this enables you to do the practice). It is important to commit to the entire process due to the nature of the way empowerments are given and received. If, for some reason, you are unable to attend the entire weekend event, please come another time for this teaching.

About Chagdud Khadro

Khadro has trained in p'howa extensively under His Eminence Chagdud Tulku and her teachings have found a receptive audience not only among dharma students, but also among health professionals who are seeking new, more profound techniques to alleviate the pain and grief of those they work with. People of other faiths have likewise found the training of p'howa training valuable. The Amitabha Buddha empowerment required for p'howa will be offered. Chagdud Khadro compiled the teachings of the late master, H. E. Chagdud Rinpoche, into the P'howa Commentary. Since Rinpoche's Parinirvana in November 2002, Khadro serves as the spiritual director of the Chagdud Gonpa centers in Latin America. She lives in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she teaches and writes. Click here for more information.

Lunch break from 12 - 2:30 each day.  Please bring a sack lunch, or eat at nearby restaurant.  No food is allowed in the conference room; only water bottles with caps are allowed.

Practice texts and commentaries will be available for purchase the weekend of the empowerment.

There will be ample chair seating and some meditation cushions provided, or bring your own cushion.

Pre-registration is required.  Pre-registration is required as sitting space is limited, registration on the day is only allowed if space permits.  Please call For Goodness Sake to register. Pay by credit card, check or cash at FGS.  Payment via Paypal is also accepted at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online.   Enter suzannelippuner@yahoo.com in "Their email" window. (Please check "gift" option, or "send money to friends and family"). There will be no refunds after September 19th.

We have the opportunity to offer dana to Chagdud Khadro for the weekend retreat (suggested amount $45 - 90).  Dana is our personal offering in support of the teachings. The teacher donates time in the service of the Dharma, and only receives what the students offer. If you wish to make such an offering, you may give this to her in person at the end of the teaching.

**Please note: The Empowerment will only be available in person. **   However, Chagdud Khadro has offered that she will organize a section of the teachings to those who wish to stream in and these will be made available either Saturday or Sunday.  Details as to the topic, and the time and cost of the teachings will be available by early September. She is now in retreat and the information not yet available.

For more information about Chagdud Khadro visit: http://www.chagdud.org

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis
 
Date: Friday, October 17th
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Begun in India centuries ago,  Kirtan is simply singing and meditation.  With harmonium accompaniment we will chant together in English several spiritualized songs brought to this country nearly 100 years ago by Paramahansa Yogananda.

After a period of chanting with deeper and deeper attention and devotion, we will then sit in meditation, absorbing and internalizing the affirmation inherent in the chant.

Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate….effortless and joyful.  The music does the work for you and no one cares what you sound like.  All voices merge to become one voice, creating a joyful journey through melody and rhythm toward oneness with the divine.

About Leeds: Leeds Davis has been a resident of Truckee for nearly 25 years and has enjoyed the beauty and spirituality of the area as well as the bountiful activities that serve as a springboard for deepening meditative practices.  He is a Kriyaban with Self Realization Fellowship, which was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda  nearly a century ago. Together with Yogoda Santsanga Society in India, it is the spiritual home of the teachings of Yogananda with spiritual centers in all countries of the world.  He attends both the Grass Valley Meditation Group, where he conducts Sunday services, and the Reno Meditation Group.

Please call to register.

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Some Favorite Quotes:

1.  If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

2.  Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

3. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton

4.  For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.  ~William Faulkner

6. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

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