SPECIAL EVENTS

DUE TO COVID-19, all on-site large events are on hold. The Wisdom Center follows the guidelines mandated by the County of Santa Cruz. We are currently permitted to have events at 25% capacity (approximately 20 persons).

Please watch our calendar for events as the county moves into Phase three.

SPECIAL EVENTS
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PAST EVENTS

The Wisdom Center is available to host your special event. Contact us for more information.

In November, 2018, the Wisdom Center was honored to invite Valentin Lopez, Chairperson of the local  Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, to speak of the tribe's history and efforts to protect and preserve Juristac, a sacred site of ceremonies for millennia in the Southern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Further information can be found at protectjuristac.org

2020

 

Monday, June 22nd Center for World Networking presents Many Voices, One Song

 

Tuesday, March 10th   Wisdom Center Film Series presents Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Saturday, February 8th   Year of the Rat: Chinese Astrology & Feng Shui Master Aelita Leto

Wednesday, February 5th   Vajrakilaya: A Powerful Purification Practice with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin and The Vajrayana Foundation

Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19 Guru Rinpoche Pith Instruction with Lama Lena Yeshe Kaytup

Tuesdays, December 3, 10, January 14, 21 Engaged Buddhism & Social Justice with Venerable Gyalten Chime (Lisa DuPont)

2019

Saturday, December 14  Emotional Balance in Turbulent Times  A Day-long Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB)-based Training with Aaron Joseph, M.Ed.

Saturday, December 2   Bardo Club: Support and Preparation for Death & Dying

Sunday, November 10  Sarah, Taj, Akemi and Nathan present Mystic Tiger: Original Spiritual Soul Singing

Friday, November 8   Feng Shui: Aligning with Natural Flow with Feng Shui Master Aelita Leto

Wednesday, November 6  Vajrayana Foundation presents Honoring & Recalling Our Dead with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

Monday, October 14 Center for World Networking presents an Interfaith Forum: Creative Exploration on the Approaches to Prayer

Saturday, October 12  Julie Rogers presents Transitional State Forum

Wednesday, October 2  Vajrayana Foundation presents Karma: Taking Responsibility for Your Own Happiness with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin

Friday-Sunday, September 27-29  Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche and the Odiyana Institute present Mantrathon for World Peace and Healing

Saturday, September 7  Lama Lena will give a teaching on Tilopa's 6 Words of Advice for Naropa.

Wednesday, September 4  Vajrayana Foundation presents  Healing Chod Ceremony with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin.

Wednesday, August 21  Chamtrul Rinpoche will give a teaching on Meditation to Open the Heart

Saturday, August 17
Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche and the Vajrayana Foundation presents Living a Spiritual Life: Advice on How to Meditate

Friday, August 2
First Friday at the Wisdom Center with Artist Johnny Moses, Tulalip Native American Storytelling at 6, 7 & 8 pm


Wednesdays 6-8 pm  Fully Alive, Pema Chödron Conversations with Denice Everham

Wednesday, June 5th  Vajrayana Foundation presents  Befriending Obstacles with Drupon Frederico Trancoso

Saturday, May 25th  Khandro Norlha  Wealth Sadhana and Medicine Ball Practice

Friday, May 24th  Wisdom Center Film Series presents Travellers & Magicians

Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 Soul Retreival & Long-Life Ceremony with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

Friday, May 10 Vajrayana Foundation presents  Start Where You Are: finding your way on the spiritual path with Drupon Frederico Trancoso

Saturday, April 27, 2019  Teachings & Conversation with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche, Odiyana Institute
Healing Chod Ceremony with Lama Rapjee Dronme Tsang

Friday, April 26, 2019
Wisdom Center Film Series and REELWORK Labor Film Festival present   Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Friday, April 19, 2019   Sounds of Wisdom presents   Sacred Sounds of the Crystal Healing Bowls with ValiAnna Divine´

Friday, April 12, 2019  Vajrayana Foundation invites you to attend  Tibetan Healing Chod Ceremony with Frederico Trancoso

Saturday, April 6, 2019   Mahamudra in the Karma Kagyu Tradition with Lama Lena

Friday, March 22, 2019   Wisdom Center Film Series presents  Damo Zu Shi: The Life of Bodhidharma 2019 Continuing Class


Wednesdays 6-8 pm   Pema Chödron Conversations (video class) with Denice Everham

Saturday, March 9, 2019  Sounds of Wisdom Series Whis Stem Men Knee - Walking Medicine Robe with Johnny Moses, Tulalip Native American

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm  Buddhahood without Meditation  with Tulku Tadral Rinpoche  Sponsored by the Vajrayana Foundation

Saturday, February 23, 2019   Sounds of Wisdom Series  Traditional Music of Bhutan with Jane Hancock, President Music of Bhutan Research Centre

Friday, February 22, 2019   Wisdom Center Film Series: WISDOMKEEPERS, Paqo Andino

Saturday, February 5, 2019  Sounds of Wisdom Series   LOSAR Celebration: Tibetan New Year with Geshe Dansong Namgyal

Friday, January 25, 2019   Wisdom Center Film Series: The Story of the Weeping Camel

Saturday-Sunday, Jan 19-20, 2019  Flight of the Garuda (part 2) with Lama Lena

Saturday, January 12, 2019  Sounds of Wisdom Series Healing Sounds of Crystal Bowls with ValliAnna Francis

NEW 6-WEEK CLASS Starts, January 9th, 2019  Wednesdays 2-4 pm  Brain Fitness with Denice Everham

2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018   Sounds of Wisdom Series  India Music Hawaii Band with Laurie Kalli & Doug Brettin

Friday, December 21, 2018  Wisdom Center Film Series   Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa

Saturday, December 8, 2018  Sounds of Wisdom Series: Songs of a Tibetan Yogi with David Molk

Friday, December 7, 2018  First Friday at the Wisdom Center  Artists Rachel Van Dessel, Breige Walbridge, Pemo Tsultrim, Cellist Isaac Tayrien

Wednesday, December 5, 2018  The Practice of the View, Meditation, and Action with Lama Sonam Rinpoche and the Vajrayana Foundation

Friday, November 30, 2018  Wisdom Center Film Series: Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

Friday, November 16, 2018  Healing with Tibetan Medicine with Frederico Trancoso and the Vajrayana Foundation

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7pm  Ancient Sources, Contemporary Voices | Sounds of Wisdom Series
Local Indigenous Wisdom: Protecting Sacred Lands Benefit for Project Juristac with Valentin Lopez

Friday, October 26, 2018  Wisdom Center Film Series: The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Friday-Sunday, October 19, 20 & 21, 2018  Dakini Heart Essence with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok


Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7pm  Ancient Sources, Contemporary Voices | Sounds of Wisdom Series
with Moses Yao: Spiritual Practice of West Ghana Creation of the Togodoo • Rhythm • Drumming • Storytelling

Wednesday, October 3, 2018   Introduction to the Vajrayana Preliminary Practice: Ngondro with Vajrayana Foundation

Friday, September 28, 2018   Wisdom Center Film Series: Talking Story

Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018  The Six Lamps with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

Wednesday, September 5, 2018  The Practice of the View, Meditation and Action with Lama Tsering Sonam Rinpoche

Friday, August 24, 2018  Wisdom Center Film Series: The Good Lie

Thursdays, starting August 16, 2018 NEW! Bright Spirit Kung Fu class with Greg Hanle

Saturday, August 11, 2018  Dream Yoga with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

Wednesday, August 1, 2018  Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism  Vajrayana Foundation

Wednesday, July 25, 2018  The Dhamma Brothers Film on transformative meditation program in Alabama prison.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018  Wisdom & Skillful Means: A filmed teaching with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Friday, July 6, 2018     Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration with Geshe Namgyal Rinpoche

Friday, June 29, 2018  Wisdom Center Film Series: Pushing Hands First feature film by director Ang Lee

Saturday & Sunday, May 26 - 27, 2018  Lama Lena comes to teach on The Flight of the Garuda

Friday, May 25, 2018  Wisdom Center Film Series: The Horse Boy  Amazing story of healing for autistic child and family

Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20, 2018  Retreat with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok for a day of Nyung Nay and a day of Meditation

Saturday, May 12, 2018 Four Noble Truths with Geshe Namgyal

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Dharma Talk on Khandro Norhla with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Friday, April 27, 2018  The Cup  Wisdom Center Film Series

Saturday, April 21, 2018   Earth Day with Geshe Namgyal and Kunsang Gar at San Lorenzo Park

April 14, 2018             Khandro Norhla Sahdana & Treasure Ball Rolling

April 7, 2018                The Changeless 12 Sentences Bon Dzogchen Root Text with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

April 2, 2018                 Khandro Norlha: wealth and prosperity practice with empowerment with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

Tuesday Evening         Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Living; Northern Treasure teachings with Michael Burroughs

March 31, 2018            Heart of Recovery with Denice Everham

March 30, 2018            Wisdom Center Film Series Inaugural Night showing of Zen Noir

March 16-18, 2018       Transcending Madness with Bill Scheffel


Fri. Mar 16, 2018           Free Public Talk Wednesday Night Series Interested in Buddhism?
                                         Discussions with Elaine Jackson of the Vajrapani Institute & Ven. Drimay of Land of Medicine Buddha

March 9, 2018                Pure Dzogchen Book Signing with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

March 5, 2018                Great Mother Transcendent Wisdom with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche

February 17-18, 2018    Death Yoga Teaching & Meditation for the Time of Death with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

February 16, 2018          LOSAR Tibetan New Year Sang (Smoke) Offering Ceremony
                                          & Celebratory Pot Luck with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal of Kunsang Gar

February 9-10, 2018      How to Meditate While Thinking with Lama Lena (Yeshe Kaytup)

February 7, 2018            Medicine Buddha Teaching with Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation

January 19-20, 2018       Northern Treasures with Michael Burroughs

January 17, 2018             Medicine Buddha Empowerment with Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation

2017

December 8-10, 2017     Transcending Madness with Bill Scheffel

December 6, 2017           Tibetan Buddhist Healing Techniques and Remedies with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

November 10-12, 2017   7th Annual Mantra-thon for World Peace & Healing with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche

November 5-6, 2017        Bon SOUL RETRIEVAL with Geshe Kunchap

November 1, 2017           The Wrathful Black Dakini Chod with Vajrayana Foundation

October 27, 2017             Wisdom Center Open House   All our affiliates participating

October 14-15, 2017        MAHAMUDRA: Nature of Mind with Lama Dudjom Dorgee

October 8, 2017                Naga Healing Ceremony with Geshe Namgyal

October 2, 2017                Empowerment of the Dakini Heart Essence of Yeshe Tsogyal with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

September 22-23, 2017   Bodhisatva Vows & Chenrezig with Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche

September 16-17, 2017   Three Words that Strike to the Heart of the Esential Point with Lama Lena

September 9, 2017           12 LINKS OF DEPENDENT ORIGINATION with Geshe Namgyal

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