Programs

Osel Shen Phen Ling offers regular programs on meditation instruction and Buddhist studies, as well as traditional practices in the Gelug tradition, with regular visits from qualified traveling teachers throughout the year. In addition to our regular program below, we offer educational programs for beginning and intermediate students.  We also engage in special Dharma practice days to increase the positive potential of all sentient beings and remove obstacles on the path to enlightenment.

CURRENT Program

Exploring the truths – Exploring buddhism with Don Handrick: Tuesdays January 11 – March 1, 2022, 7 – 8:30pm:

Exploring Buddhism is a new program currently being developed by FPMT to serve as a bridge between Discovering Buddhism and The Basic Program. It is designed to help students of Buddhism delve more deeply into a broad array of topics that form a solid foundation for furthering one’s study and practice. The program will initially be run as a pilot program in FPMT centers to further test and refine the curriculum.


The next module of this program, Exploring the Truths, will be taught by Don Handrick and starts Jan 11th. Buddhism is based on fundamental truths that point to the principal levels of reality that the Buddha discerned and then taught throughout his life, including most notably the two truths and the four noble truths. In this module, we will explore the nature of these and other core truths of Buddhism, utilizing the Dalai Lama’s mode of presentation based in logic that establishes a framework for the path to enlightenment which is suitable for people with a modern rational outlook.


Exploring Buddhism: Exploring the Truths with Gen Don Handrick

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Mountain/6:00pm – 7:30pm Pacific January 11 – March 1, 2022. All sessions will take place via Zoom (link to be provided)
Each module in the Exploring Buddhism program is intended to stand alone. However, previous study of at least some modules of Discovering Buddhism, or an equivalent background, is highly recommended before enrolling in this program.

Please email us at oselshenphenling@gmail.com for login information or register via our Square Online Store.

guest teachers

Geshe Thubten Sherab – Wisdom in Compassion in an uncertain world – January 14-16, 2022

Our wonderful teacher Geshe Sherab returns to teach for three days on several exciting topics. First, on Friday, January 14, from 7pm – 8:30pm, Geshe-la will give a talk entitled Developing Compassion for those We Disagree With to help us continue to develop equanimity and a kind heart in these troubling times, especially for those who trouble us. On Saturday, January 15, Geshe-la will teach two sessions (10am-11:30am and 1pm – 2:30pm) on the Two Truths: Deciphering Conventional and Ultimate Reality. These sessions are intended to be an introduction to Don Handrick’s upcoming class, Exploring the Truths. Finally, on Sunday, January 16, Geshe will discuss the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and using Mind-Training as a means to develop more compassion and understanding for others. In light of COVID-19, teachings will be live streamed via Zoom and on our Instagram page, @oselshenphenling. Teachings are free of charge but donations are excepted via our Square Online Store or the link below. There is a suggested donation of $10 a class, but we don’t charge for teachings. Please email us at oselshenphenling@gmail.com for the login information or if you have any issues.

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upcoming teachers

check back as we plan MOre GUEST teachers for 2022.

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