We are a practice and study group under the guidance of the Venerable Lama Lodu Rinpoche. His main dharma center Kagyu Droden Kunchab (KDK), is located in San Francisco. We are fortunate enough to practice the rare and precious teachings of the Kagyu lineage in this time and place due to the immeasurable compassion of our teacher and his root teacher His Eminence Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche. To find out about KDK's activities you can go to kdk.org.
Our practice group meets every Sunday at 6:00 pm at the Community Yoga Center located on the Arcata Plaza at 890 G Street. Our new Umdze or Chant Master is Ani Dechen Gyalmo. She leads the recitation of the Four-Arm Chenrezig sadhana, or practice text. (See "Events and Activities" for an open letter from Ani Dechen). This is followed by a study group and discussion. The Chenrezig practice is especially effective in purifying the mind of afflicted emotions, which is necessary to cultivate wisdom and compassion. All are welcome. You may call or email Henry and Mody Hollomon with any questions about the Sunday group at email@example.com or (707) 822-4756.
We recently completed our study of Luminous Mind by H.E. Kalu Rinpoche.
The current study text is:
It takes much effort to keep our Dharma Center functioning. We have to set up the room each Sunday at the Arcata Community Yoga Center. Help is needed with setting up the shrine, putting out chairs, meditation cushions and pictures. Much merit is gained in assisting our Dharma friends to practice. If you'd like to help, you can arrive early at 5:30 pm to volunteer.