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Great News!  Geshe Gelek’s teachings start tomorrow.

From Jan 8-10:  “Training Our Mind to be Happy”, “Eight Verses for Thought Transformation” and “How to Practice the Bodhisattva Vows”.
For more information and to register please visit:
http://bit.ly/1TELQyH

Attention Shantideva Members! We invite all Shantideva members to come this weekend as our guest for the teachings. If you are a member, register as usual and choose to pay "At the Door". At the door, we will have your name on our guest list. If you would like to become a member visit: http://shantidevameditation.org/become-a-member/
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In this module, we will study what it means to take refuge in the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, and the essential practices of refuge. We will also discuss the advantages of taking lay vows and the role such vows can play in enhancing our spiritual growth.


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First Discovering Buddhism study group for 2016!

Refuge in the Three Jewels- Starts tonight from 7-9pm

In this module, we will study what it means to take refuge in the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, and the essential practices of refuge. We will also discuss the advantages of taking lay vows and the role such vows can play in enhancing our spiritual growth.

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For those of you who took refuge on Tues, Nov 3, 2015 we will host a session on how to practice refuge on Thursday, December 10 from 7 to 9pm at Jewel Heart Center.

It will be an opportunity to discuss with those who have been practicing refuge for some time and be guided into the daily practices that Ven. Robina advised, such as water bowl offerings, prostrations, and purification.

For more information, please visit: http://conta.cc/1lCImRQ
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A short video interview with one of our recent visiting teachers, Ven. Robina Courtin.
 
Q: How does someone create karma, and how does karma ripen?

"Every action of body and speech is within this law (law of karma) and this runs the universe"-
Ven. Robina Courtin

Video by Edward Sczudlo

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Happy Holidays! Heart advice from His Holiness the Dalai Lama:
"One of the main conditions for us to allow our minds to relax is unquestionably the attitude of love and affection." To read more visit: http://bit.ly/1YvjGcg
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10% Happier: A Public Talk by Dan Harris of ABC News
Wednesday, December 16 from 7pm to 9pm

Dan Harris, ABC News correspondent and Nightline anchor, will talk about his personal journey towards greater happiness through meditation. In addition to sharing about his amusing and skeptical journey through the worlds of spirituality and self-help, Mr. Harris will speak about how meditation helped cultivate positive emotions and a happier life while maintaining his professional edge in a competitive industry.

For more information and register please visit: http://bit.ly/SMCHarris
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Thursday, October 29 from 7 to 9pm

Benefit Auction with Ven. Robina Courtin ! 

Join us for a delightful evening as we raise funds for sustaining Shantideva Meditation Center. Ven. Robina Courtin will celebrate with us as we auction off wonderful gifts donated by the wider community of friends.

The auction will be held at the critically-acclaimed New York hot spot, Fig. 19. We'll have live jazz by Piers Lawrence, delicious hors d'œuvres by Wild Ginger Restaurant, a complimentary selection of beer, wine, and Prosecco, and guest Ven. Robina Courtin.

To view selected auction items visit: http://bit.ly/1MLDlwv

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://bit.ly/1JfcO8H
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Teachings with Ven. Robina Courtin and Benefit Auction   

We've waited almost two years for Ven. Robina to come back and teach at the Center. Don't miss this rare opportunity to receive teachings on a wide variety of topics from Oct 27- Nov 8. For more information and to register for Ven Robina's teachings, please visit: http://bit.ly/1QZg9yB

Thursday, October 29 occasions Shantideva Meditation Center's first benefit auction.To support Shantideva Meditation Center, purchase an auction ticket at:  http://bit.ly/1JfcO8H
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