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Nearly every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month, 7-8:30 pm. Tonglen Practice. The Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhist Center of Portland holds Tonglen Practice. Literally "sending and taking", Tonglen is the Buddhist practice of giving away all that is positive and good, and taking in all that is negative and harmful. Powerful in practice, Tonglen is used as a meditation technique for developing equanimity, compassion, and healing. Contact Linda Marshall, group leader, for more information. Location: Bodhi Tree Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206 (One block south of SE Foster, at 54th Ave. and Center St.). For more information about the Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhist Center, send email to "stbcportland" @ gmail.com or visit http://www.stbc-portland.org.

The Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhist Center was founded by Geshe Kalsang Damdul in 2003.

Venerable Geshe Kalsang Damdul studied at the Central School for Tibetans in Mussoorie, India. In 1973, he continued his education at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala where he studied all the major Buddhist texts. He received his Master of Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom Sutra) degree and was also awarded the Master of Mahdyamika degree. Since 1987, he has served as Assistant Director for the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics under the direct administration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1995, he received his geshe degree from Drepung Loseling Monastery in South India.

In August, 2006, Geshela visited the Sravasti Abbey and gave a talk on Compassion and World Peace, explaining the benefits of compassion for ourselves and others, talking about interdependence and compassion and also about translating compassion into action. (63 minutes, MP3.) The talk was followed by Questions and Answers, which included topics of social activism in Buddhist practice, how to counteract negative attitudes during social action, and generosity; also advice was given for working with a troubled child. (27 minutes, MP3.)

For more information about the Venerable monk Geshe Kalsang Damdul or events held by Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhist Center, call (503) 788-6465, send email to "stbcportland" @ gmail.com, or visit the STBC Website at http://www.stbc-portland.org.


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For more information about the Venerable monk Geshe Kalsang Damdul or events held by Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhist Center, call (503) 788-6465, send email to "stbcportland" @ gmail.com, or visit the STBC Website at http://www.stbc-portland.org.