His Holiness Visits Urban Dharma NC

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Date: May 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Place: 29 Page Avenue Asheville, North Carolina 28801 USA

Saturday, May 9th 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Arousing the Altruistic Mind
Transmission of the Bodhisattva Vow

Sunday, May 10th 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Blessings of Vajra Sow
Initiation into the Uncommon Drikung Kagyü Practice of Vajravārāhī


Arousing the Altruistic Mind presents Buddhist teachings on living a compassionate life guided with clear-seeing wisdom. This is also known as “the way of the bodhisattva.” His Holiness will give these teachings in the context of a traditional liturgy for the transmission of the Bodhisattva Vow. This program is appropriate for those new to Buddhist teachings and advanced students alike.

Blessings of Vajra Sow is most suited for those who have embarked on Buddhist practice and are seeking to further deepen their spiritual lives through engaging in a formal sadhana (spiritual discipline) that carries the special magnificent blessings of a living lineage of teachers and disciples, connecting the individual to centuries of realized teachers, all the way to the Buddha. This program is a ritual initiation into the practice of the feminine buddha, Vajra Sow (Vajravārāhī).

Urban Dharma NC’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the teachings of the Buddha (Dharma), build meaningful community, and integrate contemplative teachings into everyday, ordinary life by providing a welcoming and educational space in downtown Asheville. We are committed to the growing of Dharma locally, on the soil of these Appalachian mountains. We believe that Buddhist teachings have much to offer – not only to those who self-identify as “Buddhist” but more fundamentally to all who seek to live intentional, compassionate, and balanced lives.

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Christine Hale

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