The Bodhisattva Institute
A Kagyu Dharma Center 
Founded by H.E. Kalu Rinpoche,
Directed by Venerable Lama Lodu Rinpoche

714 N Desert Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85711 


Here is the Information on Lama Lodu Rinpoche's visit to Tucson September 5 - 11, 2015.
Saturday - Sept. 5
Morning 10:00 - 12:00 -How to have a pure Buddhist practice.  Enrich your life and the lives of others by having a good Buddhist practice
Afternoon 2:00 - 4:00 -Bringing Buddhist practice into the common world
Sunday - Sept 6
Morning 10:00 - 12:00 -How we can use our ego as our servant. Don’t allow your ego to be your master or guide. With this  training you will have more space, bliss and less stress.
Afternoon 2:00 - 4:00 -How to bring the mind to a calm and clean state thru Samatha Meditation

    Four Deity Yoga Empowerment and Teaching
Green Tara, Chenrezig, Mahakala and Vajrayogini in one practice. The main practice of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage. The transmission originated from India by the two streams of the Female Siddha Sukhasiddhi and the Male Yogi Rahula  . A higher Tantic practice of peaceful and wrathful deities to remove obstacles
Monday Sept 7 evening 7:00 - 9:00 - Empowerment of the Four Deities Transmission
Tuesday Sept 8 evening 7:00 - 9:00   Commentary on the actual practice of The Four Deities
Wednesday Sept 9 evening 7:00 - 9:00 -Verifying the Practice of the Secret Mantra - How to approach the practice without risk and increase the benefit
Thursday Sept 10 evening 7:00 - 9:00 - Continued from Wednesday evening, and Question and Answer
Suggested donation of $15 per session
Lama Lodu will be available for half hour interviews on Monday thru Thursday;
 please call for an appointment
Dharma Study Group:
Beginning August 5, the group will not be meeting for three weeks.  Group to resume August 27, 2015. See Activities page for details.

Green Tara Puja:
Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6:00-7:35 a.m. in the shrine room.  

Sundays at 10:00 am: Chenrezig Practice

Click here for more information on these activities

For more information please contact:
Peter Schlee  520-603-0547 or 
or to leave a message at the BI, call: 520-325-2272

Green Tara Practice

Tuesday and Friday mornings
6:00-7:35 a.m.

Green Tara is perceived as

giving powerful help to remove obstacles. These obstacles may be external or within our own mind - anything that causes us suffering or prevents us from being happy. People pray to Tara for help with worldly problems as well as for help with progress along the spiritual path. Images portray her as quick and fearless in her activity, for example, her outstretched right leg shows her readiness to spring into action whenever she is needed and she is often described as youthful, playful and dynamic. Green Tara is particularly associated with the quality of fearlessness and her special role lies in helping beings to overcome all kinds of fear and the suffering associated with fear.

Chenrezig Practice
Sundays 10:00- 11:00am 
in the Shrine Room
Beginners and seasoned practitioners are all welcome.  The Chenrezig sadhana is easy to practice, but profound, and has the potential to lead us to Buddhahood.

"May you, Chenrezig, hold all beings fast in your enlightened compassion until all sentient beings have established themselves in the state of Buddhahood."
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