Events

 


Women, Money, and Meditation (Parts 1-3)


Lama Karma Chötso and Susan Howell, the owner of FinReFinFree (Financial Responsibility = Financial Freedom) will be teaching Women, Money, and Meditation, Focus Classes.  On April 27, 2019, a Women, Money, and Meditation overview class was taught by Lama Karma Chötso and Susan.  In this upcoming 3-part series the topics listed below will be covered in more detail, to gain a greater understanding of how money works and how to ease the stress often caused by money-related issues, through meditation, knowledge, and understanding.  One of the first steps to gaining financial freedom is to understand how money works and to not be fearful of money related matters.  Lama Karma Chötso will lead meditation at the start of each class, to bring peace and calmness into our beings- a wonderful way to start the process of learning about money and financial responsibility.  (The April 27th class is not a pre-requisite for the below classes.)
Class Schedule: Morning session 9:45-11:45 AM; Lunch Break; Afternoon session 12:30-2:30 PM

Part 1 – Saturday, June 22:  Morning:  Relationships and Money & Abundance vs. Scarcity Thinking Regarding Money.  Afternoon:  Budgeting.

Part 2 – Saturday, July 13:  Morning:  Credit Score, Types of Income, and Multiple Streams of Income.   Afternoon:  Credit Cards, Spending, and Managing Debt.

Part 3 – Saturday, August 24:  Morning:  Taxes, and Various Loan and Insurances.  Afternoon:  Emergency Fund, Saving, Investing, Compound Interest, and Planning Ahead.

Money and meditation are not mutually exclusive; learn about financial responsibility and how to use meditation to improve your daily relationship with money.  This particular class is for women only and will focus on learning some of the key ways to control your money instead of it controlling you, how money can affect relationships, how to have equanimity regarding money, and how meditation can assist in bringing peace to money-related matters.  The individual classes will focus in more depth on each specified money-related subject.  Lama Karma Chötso will lead us in meditation before each class.  Lama will also provide teachings regarding how people (and woman in particular) attach themselves to certain, often times negative, ideas about money and how we can learn to let go of these preconceived or learned notions that often do not serve us.

Tea, water, and light snacks will be provided along with small notebooks and pens. Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

Recommended Donation:
OABC Members with Advanced Registration – $140 for the 3-part series or $50 per class.
Non-Members – $150 for the 3-part series or $60 per class.
Class size will be limited to 20 students. To register click the Donate button:




More about the teachers:

Lama Karma Chötso has studied and practiced Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition for 37 years and has been teaching for 21 years at the Open Awareness Buddhist Center in Miami, Florida.  Lama also teaches at other US Dharma Centers and in Peru where she and her students have built only the second Tibetan stupa in that country. Her main teachers include His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and T’ai Situ Rinpoche. Lama completed a three-year, three-month meditation retreat in strict seclusion in 1990, traveled on pilgrimages in Asia, and studied in India, Nepal, and Tibet. Lama meditates daily wherever she is but currently she resides in Miami, Florida with her dog and two cats.

Susan Howell worked for the federal government for 26 years, (IRS and the Department of Justice) and spent 22 of those years as a federal agent, often investigating financial-related crimes.  Susan has been practicing financial responsibility for many years and was able to retire at the young age of 50 because of her financial practices.  Upon retiring in 2017, she realized she wanted to make a positive difference in the area of financial literacy in society, so she created FinReFinFree to help fill the financial literacy gap by sharing her knowledge and passion about the subject.

Come join Lama Chötso and Susan on the journey of financial literacy and responsibility, abundance, and meditation.   Learn that money is neutral, it is not good or bad, but sometimes our beliefs and ideas about money give it power and control over us, which causes unnecessary suffering.



ON DEATH AND DYING

Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center
Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center

A 3-day seminar taught by Lama Karma Chötso

What is death? What does the mind experience when dying? How does one assist another person in their transition from this life? How do we prepare for our own death?

These and other questions on death and dying will be discussed in this seminar. Lama Karma Chötso will teach relevant sections from books such as The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Translation of Tibetan title: The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States), adding from her own experience as a hospice chaplain, and a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for the past 36 years.

The sessions will include teachings, discussions, meditations, and sessions for practicing dying.

This seminar is open to the public and recommended for anyone concerned with the above questions, who works and/or lives with the terminally ill. The Tibetan Buddhist view on death and dying can add new perspectives and practices that bring support, understanding and compassion to the last actions of this life.

Dates: August 31 – September 2, 2019 – Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Times: Morning 10-12, lunch break, Afternoon 2-5 with a bathroom/tea break

Cost: $180 for the weekend

$150 for Members of OABC

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Aug
25
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

Sep
1
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Sep
3
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

Sep
4
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Sep
10
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

Sep
11
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Sep
17
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

Sep
18
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

Sep
29
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Oct
8
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso