Buddhist Teachings

Buddhist Teachings in Los Angeles

Dechen has a regular program of Buddhist teachings in Los Angeles. The program includes public talks, textual teachings and  Vajrayana initiations from visiting Buddhist teachers. The best way to make progress on the Buddhist path is by hearing the traditional Buddhist teachings from a qualified teacher.

Buddhist Teachings

Date/Time Type Description
July 21, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teaching by Lama Jampa The Eight Dreamlike Experiences - Teaching by Lama Jampa Thaye
Sakya Buddhist Center
220 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
July 21, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Teaching by Lama Jampa Initiation of Mahachakra Vajrapani
Sakya Buddhist Center
220 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
July 29, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Special Events Teaching by His Holiness Sakya Trichen. Parting from the Four Attachments
Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club
1210 4th Street , Santa Monica , CA
July 29, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Special Events Initation by His Holiness Sakya Trichen of White Sarasvati
Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club
1210 4th Street , Santa Monica , CA

Visit of His Holiness Sakya Trichen – July 29th

Sakya Buddhist Center is delighted and honored to announce the forthcoming visit of His Holiness Sakya Trichen to Sakya Buddhist Center. His Holiness will give buddhist teachings in Los Angeles with Parting from the Four Attachments and the initiation of Sarasvati.

Please book tickets in advance 

10.30am   Please click here for tickets for ‘Parting from the Four Attachments’  

2.30pm      Please click here to buy tickets for the Initiation of White Sarasvati

Importance of Traditional Buddhist Teachings

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Some people think that Buddhist teachings should be changed and updated for modern Western audience.

While the intention may be to make them more accessible, this often reduces their ability to truly help us.

Dechen follows the traditional ways,  so people have an opportunity to receive and practice the teachings  as originally taught by the Buddha.

When teachings are explained carefully they can be fully understood.  That way they can be applied and have value in our day to day life.

The wisdom and depth of Buddha’s realization have been carefully transmitted in this way for over 2,000 years. When the Buddha’s teaching came to Tibet from India it took many generations for Buddhist teachings to become established.

The Tibetans were very careful in to learn the original teachings transmitted from India and followed the traditional approach to practice.