Mondays: April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15, 22
Buddhist Study Group
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: See below

This will be a 7 week class series using the video "Understanding Emptiness: The Wheel of Life with its Twelve Links of Dependent Origination" with Ven. Tenzin Palmo. The suggested text for the study group is "The Meaning of Life," by HH Dalai Lama. The class will meet every Monday evening from April 10 to May 22, at the following address: 7816 Heritage Circle, Manlius, NY 13104. Please call Babette at 315-480-1088 or email menla108@yahoo.com for directions. The class is free, but donations for Thekchen Choling Temple are greatly appreciated.

Sunday, April 9
Vajrasattva Purification Practice
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 206 Greenwood Place, Syracuse, NY

Sunday, April 23
Amitabha Practice
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 206 Greenwood Place, Syracuse, NY

Sunday, April 30
Incense Smoke Offering
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 206 Greenwood Place, Syracuse, NY

Saturday, April 29
Essential Topics in Tibetan Buddhism, Class 2
Teacher/Facilitator: Sidney Piburn
Time: TBA
Location: The Synergy Center, 4500 Pewter Lane, Manlius, NY

This is the second class in a series of teachings that will meet once a month in the Syracuse area, generally on a Saturday or Sunday.

This course of meetings will present the key points of Tibetan Buddhist thought, practice, and culture with a special emphasis on the integration of Buddhist methods into our lives as contemporary Westerners. It will cover a great deal of material; however, classes will be somewhat informal in nature, and will include lectures, presentations, and informal discussion, along with meditation practices and exercises. The material will be tailored to the needs of the students attending the class and will be suitable for beginners and experienced students as well.

About the teacher:
Sidney Piburn is a co-founder of Snow Lion Publications and Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies as well as being a founding member of The Dalai Lama Foundation. A long-time student and practitioner, he has studied with many teachers in Asia and the United States, and has completed numerous retreats. He has taught at a number of Buddhist centers and lectured at various universities, museums, and galleries in North America.