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Yoga Haven

2507 Market St
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
https-theyogahaven-net

August 2018

25
August
11:00 am — 6:00 pm
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Creating a Sacred Space

Learn traditional supports to creating sacred space: setting up an altar, making offerings, and drumming.

September 2018

21
September
8:00 pm — 9:30 pm
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Heart Drops of the Dharmakaya

The nature of our own mind remains hidden behind clouds of thoughts and emotions until a master directly points out the source, the essence, the “heart drop.” This is the method of direct introduction to Dozgchen, the highest and most subtle path of medication in Bon. The Heart Drops of Dharmakaya teachings were composed by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, a Tibetan master who upon his death in 1935, achieved the rainbow body, in which his physical body dissolved into light. Shardza…

November 2018

10
November
Sat, November 10, 2018 10:00 am — Sun, November 11, 2018 3:30 pm
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Explore the Tibetan Culture with a Weekend Teaching of Music & Dance

Explore the Tibetan Culture with a Weekend Teaching of Music & Dance Geshe Denma Gyaltsen Resident Lama – Ligmincha Texas Saturday: Geshe Denma will teach us how to play the bell, the rolmo and the drum. These instruments have been used for centuries in the ancient religious and cultural practices of the Bon tradition. Sunday: We will continue our exploration by learning the dance associated with Sipe Gyalmo, and will combine the practices of dancing and making music together. Dates: …

December 2018

01
December
Sat, December 1, 2018 10:00 am — Sun, December 2, 2018 3:30 pm
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How to Draw a Bön Stupa

Taught by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, Resident Lama, Ligmincha Texas A Stupa, or Chorten in Tibetan, is a mound-shaped religious monument from the Buddhist tradition. It is said that its shape represents the mind of the Buddha. A stupa includes the five basic geometric shapes that correspond to the five elements. In the Bön tradition, there are 120 different specific designs that represent different manifestations of the Buddha’s mind. Each part of the design holds deep meaning. Geshe Denma will guide…

05
December
6:45 pm — 8:15 pm
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Wednesday Night Practice

Join us every Wednesday for this beautiful Bön Buddhist meditation practice. This weekly meditation practice is open to beginners, experienced practitioners and everyone in between. Our practice is based on the Bön Buddhist wisdom tradition that has been handed down from teachers to students for centuries. Join us and give yourself the gift of meditation with the support of a group.

12
December
6:45 pm — 8:15 pm
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Wednesday Night Practice

Join us every Wednesday for this beautiful Bön Buddhist meditation practice. This weekly meditation practice is open to beginners, experienced practitioners and everyone in between. Our practice is based on the Bön Buddhist wisdom tradition that has been handed down from teachers to students for centuries. Join us and give yourself the gift of meditation with the support of a group.

January 2019

30
January
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Cleansing Ransom – Preparation for Losar Celebration – Year of the Earth Pig

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the Center — There will be a cleansing ransom ceremony at our center instead of regular practice. At that time, we will use this opportunity to cleanse ourselves spiritually, to be ready for the New Year. Geshe Denma Gyaltsen will give blessing water. We will think about releasing all the negative things that happened in this year so they will not be carried into the new Earth Pig year. All are welcome to come and…

February 2019

09
February
10:30 am — 2:00 pm
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Losar Celebration – The Year of the Earth Pig

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 – 10:30 am at the Center — Losar celebration. We will use Tibetan traditions to greet the new year. Each person will light a candle on the altar and we will pray together. Geshe Denma will do the Chemar ritual, a traditional auspicious ceremony using roasted barley flour (called tsampa) mixed with butter. One person will hold a traditional container of tsampa and butter so each person can take a pinch, offer it lightly three times,…

10
February
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Celebrate the birthday of Nyame Sherap Gyaltsen

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 11:00 am Galveston – Celebrate the birthday of Nyame Sherap Gyaltsen (1356-1415), the first abbot and founder of Menri Monastery, the mother monastery of Bön in Tibet. There will be a sangcho fire ritual and a fish release ritual dedicated to Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche’s long life. These are special spiritual experiences that bring blessings and merit to those who participate. After the rituals, we will share a meal together. We will meet at the home…

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February
Fri, February 22, 2019 7:00 pm — Sun, February 24, 2019 5:00 pm
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The Six Bardos and the Nature of Mind

The Six Bardos and the Nature of Mind Menri Shedrup Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche The Bardo is a Tibetan Buddhist concept roughly translated as “thrown between.” Also called the Intermediate State, the Bardo arises between death and the next life.  It is said to be much like dream, sleep, and deep meditative states, when the edges of our reality blur, and forms, images, sounds, our sense of ourselves and duality diminish, yet presence remains. The Bardo presents both a…

March 2019

08
March
Fri, March 8, 2019 7:00 pm — Sun, March 10, 2019 5:00 pm
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The Five Warrior Syllables

The Five Warrior Syllables Tibetan Sound Healing Practice Marcy Vaughn When we rest our attention on the stillness of the body, inner silence, and the spaciousness of mind we connect with the source of healing and creativity within. During this weekend retreat, we will explore the sacred architecture of the channels and chakras within the body. Resting attention in each of five energetic center and chanting a sacred sound associated with that center is a powerful healing practice. This practice…

May 2019

26
May
11:30 am — 1:30 pm
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Opening the Door to Bön – Tsa Lung (Tibetan Yoga)

The practice for this month, May 29th, has been cancelled. Please join us next time on June 30th! With the Bon Buddhist practices of Tsa Lung, we explore the five Tsa Lung movements. In this practice we will deepen our inner connection by exploring the 5 five energy centers (chakras) with the movements of Tsa Lung. Tsa means channel and lung (chi or prana) means breath. These movements along with the visualization that accompanies them help us to clear what…

June 2019

02
June
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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The Great Mantra – known as the MA TRI – CANCELLED

This program has been CANCELLED for Sunday, June 2nd from 1-4p at Yoga Haven in Galveston, TX. Please check back on our website for more information on future teachings. Geshe Denma Gyaltsen is the resident lama of Ligmincha Texas. He arrived in Houston in January 2016 to serve as Ligmincha Texas’s first resident lama. Geshe Denma was born in northern Nepal. His father brought him to Menri Monastery, India, regarded as the mother Bon monastery in exile, in 1981 to…

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