Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chokyi Gyaltsen Center (CGC) by Ven. Osel

Chokyi Gyaltsen, or the Victory Banner of Dharma. The victory on defeating delusion and ignorance, and accomplish the temporal and ultimate everlasting happiness. The victory that reflect on the dignity and remarkable teaching of the Buddha.

Banner encompassed all qualities of all realizations. It overcomes negative forces and brings auspicious conditions for practitioner to realize the Dharma and thus become a holder of all Dharma teachings.

Mission of CGC
Chokyi Gyaltsen Center is devoted to the transmission of Mahayana Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our Spiritual Director and precious holy Guru, Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.

We provide integrated education through which people's minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefits of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.

Our Center is a government registered nonprofit Buddhist Center, affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international, non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by Lama Yeshe.

Vision of CGC
Chokyi Gyaltsen Center provides Mahayana Buddhism education in a step-by-step basis, through which people apply Buddhism principles to remove one’s suffering and the causes of suffering, and further cultivate compassion, develop loving kindness, peace and everlasting happiness within oneself, and ultimately contribute to the world and all sentient beings.

The Center offers opportunity for the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism through public events, publication of free Dharma materials, Buddhist study courses, meditation classes, pujas, animal liberation, community service, recreational activities, retreats and pilgrimages.

Motivated solely by the desire to work for the benefit of all sentient beings, the Center aspire to provide all activities free of charge to all at the soonest time when the Center is financially self-sustainable.

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