Sogan Rinpoche in Oakland, 11/2/13
Shakyamuni Buddha Guru Yoga Practice Scheduled for May 14, 2017
TOC's next gathering for group practice is set for Sunday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. in El Cerrito.

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Sogan Rinpoche Animal Release 2016
Sogan Rinpoche accomplished his annual ransoming of animals' lives on May 31, 2016 in Tibet this year. The release was conducted by Sogan Rinpoche's brother on his behalf. With the support of students and friends from around the world, the lives of many birds and fowl were saved. The animals were transported to Segon Thupten Chokgyal Ling Monastery in Tibet.

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Students with Sogan Rinpoche, in Oakland on Nov. 2, 2013
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At three sessions in Oakland during the fall of 2013 Rinpoche continued teaching on Kunzang Pelden's commentary on Shantideva's Bodhisattvacaryavatara. Read more about these and other 2012/2013 teachings HERE >>
Animal Release, 2017
Rinpoche will be sponsoring and coordinating his annual freeing of captive animals in June.
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Sogan Rinpoche's New Year Greeting for 2016
Rinpoche's message to friends and students
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Editing the Complete Works of Longchenpa
Rinpoche and Khenpo Yeshe Gyaltsen work together on this important project.
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A message from Sogan Rinpoche
While I am away, I urge you to study and practice the Dharma diligently. I would also like to recommend that you make an effort to get together and discuss the teachings and do the practices that I have shown you:
1. Ngondro
2. Guru Yoga tsok
3. Shakya
muni Buddha
4. Chenrezig
5. Phowa
I would like you to alternate the practices. This will help you to build our Dharma community and support each other's practices so you can grow together as Dharma brothers and sisters.
– Sogan Rinpoche, 11/3/13
Oakland, CA
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