In-Person and Online Practice
Sundays and Wednesdays

Join us Sundays from 8 - 9 am and Wednesdays from 7 - 8 pm either in-person at the Center or via Zoom video conferencing for practice and teaching with Michael.

We are studying A Dakini's Counsel by Sera Khandro (Dewai Dorje) as translated by Christina Lee Monson during the Wednesday night group. You do not need to have the text to attend the discussion.

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I was among a few local folks interviewed by Central Oregon Daily News for a segment on the benefits of gratitude. This is the kind of life affirming programming we need in the news sphere. I later spoke with the reporter, Scott Elnes, and expressed my gratitude that they would air a program on gratitude!

Gratitude unplugs our ears and opens our eyes to life. It helps us be present to the gift of every moment—even when it is difficult. When we appreciate whatever seems to be mirroring our perception, we have more flexibility in our response. After all, loving kindness moves in mysterious ways but always seeks to be of greatest benefit. Gratitude is the gateway to compassion.

Much Love,


Upcoming Events

First Monday Introduction to Buddhism

Monday, July 1, 7-8:30 pm

In-person only


Michael will present this brief introduction to Buddhism and the unique aspects of the Vajrayana tradition. This is a good class for beginners and a nice refresher for more seasoned practitioners.

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"Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression.

We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous.

We experience joy in the actual act of giving something.

And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given."

-Buddha Shakyamuni

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