Group Practices at the Happy Garden of Practitioners


Buddha Puja

We gather to do a visualization and offering practice of Shakyamuni Buddha once a month on the new moon, unless we are out of town. This practice ws composed by Mipham Rinpoche and contains excerpts from Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva.  This practice is good for everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners.


White Tara

We gather to do a short group practice of Tara revealed by the wisdom Dakini Sera Khandro. This practice is good for everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners.


Short Guru Rinpoche Day Feast

Presently, we are inserting a short tsok offering and confession into General Visualization: Prayer to Guru Rinpoche practice compiled by Dudjom Rinpoche as our Guru Rinpoche Day feast practice on the tenth day of the lunar calendar. This practice is good for everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners. We we aspire to offer a full-length practice of Guru Rinpoche arranged by Dudjom Rinpoche call the Guru Deity Accomplishment (Guru Lha Drup.) 


Ritual training feast

We do an elaborate private Vajrakilaya feast once a month from the Dudjom Tersar tradition for Vajrayana practitioners who would like a more hands-on experience with Tibetan ritual, music and practice. Contact us if this interests you.


Throma Nagmo feast

We offer the short Throma Nagmo feast ceremony revealed by Dudjom Lingpa known as Thro Chung on each Dakini Day if we are in town. Dakini day is the twenty-fifth day of the lunar month. Everyone is welcome, but this group ceremony can be overwhelming for new-comers because of it’s complexity.


Shitro Feast

This feast practice of the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities is a rare terma by Terton Dorje Ngak Rabtsel, a great lama from Eastern Tibet. The ceremony is offered by his local group of students, Osel Thegchog Ling. Includes prayers for the dead. Everyone is welcome, but this group ceremony can be overwhelming for new-comers because of it’s complexity.