Buddhist Teachings

Buddhist Teachings in Santa Monica

Dechen has a regular program of Buddhist teachings in Santa Monica. This includes Vajrayana initiations and public talks 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.

This can clear up your assumptions so you can put the teachings into practice and apply them in your day to day life.

Upcoming Buddhist Teachings in Santa Monica

Date/Time Type Description
April 01, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teaching by Lama Jampa Buddhist Teaching - Rain of Clarity
Buddhist Center, Santa Monica
1240 Franklin St, Apt 7, Santa Monica, CA
April 01, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Teaching by Lama Jampa Initiation of White Mahakala
Buddhist Center, Santa Monica
1240 Franklin St, Apt 7, Santa Monica, CA
April 08, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teaching by Lama Jampa Buddhist Teaching - Rain of Clarity
Buddhist Center, Santa Monica
1240 Franklin St, Apt 7, Santa Monica, CA
April 08, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Teaching by Lama Jampa Initiation of Chenrezik - Mahamudra
Buddhist Center, Santa Monica
1240 Franklin St, Apt 7, Santa Monica, CA

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.