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 in April with Lama Jampa Thaye

Date/Time Type Description
May 11, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Special Events Initiation of Guru Rinpoche with HH Sakya Trizin
Sakya Buddhist Center
220 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
May 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Special Events Public Talk with HH Sakya Trizin
Sakya Buddhist Center
220 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

Visit of His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trizin – May 11th

Sakya Buddhist Center is delighted and honored to announce the forthcoming visit of His Holiness Sakya Trizin to Sakya Buddhist Center. His Holiness will give buddhist teachings in Los Angeles on May 11th, the initiation of Guru Rinpoche and a public talk titled ‘Power of Buddhism’.

Please book tickets in advance if you wish to attend, capacity is limited and the events are advance ticket only. 

Born in 1974, His Holiness is the eldest son of His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (the 41st Sakya Trizin). He is considered one of the most highly qualified lineage masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Renowned for his erudition and the clarity of his teachings, His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Gongma Trizin belongs to the prestigious Khön family, whose successive generations have provided an unbroken lineage of outstanding masters.

3.00pm      Initiation of Guru Rinpoche 

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7.00pm      Public Talk – Power of Buddhism 

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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.