Offering Meditation, Yoga, Dharma, Wisdom, Inter-Faith and Buddhist Study Classes and events for the Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe residents.0
Thank You Lama Marut and Cindy Lee for your Teachings in Reno!!! Please come back next year!
Check out Lama Marut’s interview with Lama Surya Das… Fun, informative and far-reaching! Watch, Listen or Read the interview now >
The “Global, Inclusive and Practical Buddhism” talks are now all available online at Lama Marut’s website.
Download These Talks as MP3 Files Here >
New Class Starting September 26th
(Asian Classics Institute) Course XIII The Art of Reasoning, Level 2 of Buddhist Logic and Perception
Course created by Geshe Michael Roach based on his training in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries over a twenty year span.
This course presents the structure of Buddhist logic and a bit of Buddhist psychology. Subjects include: the value of logic, how logic leads to perceiving emptiness, correct reasons, different kinds of relationships (identity, cause and effect), material causes and contributing factors, valid perception, changing and unchanging things, an outline of all existing things, the concept of time, and why suffering has an end. Put on your thinking caps and get ready to explore how our minds are working and how we can harness our natural mental faculties to help realize our highest spiritual goals.
Open to all who are interested – no previous experience required!
11 Thursday evenings, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m
Starts September 26, 2013 at Diamond Heart Center
(We will not meet on Halloween or Thanksgiving)
Suggested donation per class is $10 – no one turned away due to lack of funds.
Course materials are available at acidharma.org for free, or you may order a printed binder (approx.. $20) of the optional materials by contacting me, the instructor, Beverle Deerfoot, at 775-848-2158, before September 16. Call with any questions or to chat – I would love to hear from you.
Ongoing Meditation / Discussion / Social Group
… sponsored by Diamond Heart!
Looking for ways to achieve more contentment with your life?
Trying to get to a happier place or work with the “challenges” in your life?
Great! Join us for “The Reno Wisdom Discussion & Meditation Group“
If you want to learn about meditation within a group setting while exploring the wisdoms from various traditions or scientific research, or just stop by for a little meditation recharge and the opportunity to meet new people, join us! Whatever your path, faith or tradition, you are welcome to this respectful group!
This group is for curious individuals looking to add a little more happiness and fulfillment to their lives, while also enjoying what our contemporary culture has to offer. The group is starting to offer different options for meeting every week with our regular Saturday 11am meeting at Diamond Heart remains an anchor gathering time.
Some of the activities we are enjoying and planning now:
- Reno Labyrinth Walks
- One-off talks on topics of interest to the group
- Book and Movie Reviews
- Group Mediations
- Meditation Classes
- Discussions about life, science, ethics, spiritual traditions, contemporary culture, health, families and other topics as needed or seem interesting.
- Share food (pot lucks, coffee, tea)
- And other outings
To “Join” this free Meet-up group (75 members currently) and get regular updates about topics, or learn about the schedule, please visit the group online at:
Cost: Free (but donations are gladly accepted to help with cost of Meet-up)
Gatherings are primarily led by Blair and have a great group of people regularly attending!
Hope You Can Join Us!
Vinyasa Slow Flow with Jole
Come join Jole, for a slow and meditative vinyasa flow that can incorporate challenging poses. Jole emphasizes building strength and flexibility together, using the breath as a tool to observe internally. Please come for an adventure inside where we can all grow together.
Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm $12 drop-in
A Special Monthly Yoga
Yoga Nidra - The Yoga of Deep Relaxation
First Monday of the Month 5:30pm to 6:45pm
It’s a once-a-month class–it will be the first Monday evening of each month.
You’ll be in savasana, the relaxation posture, for just over an hour. A guided meditation will take your mind and deep consciousness into deeper and deeper states of relaxation, all the while your awareness is present, not sleeping. It’s delicious. Please bring a blanket. Maybe a pillow if you’d if like.
Classes in the Planning Stage Listed Below
Study Group ”Spiritual Renegade”
“A Spiritual Renegades Guide to the Good Life” Book Study Group Getting Started! Have you read Lama Marut’s new book from last summer? Have you read it and want to explore the implications with others? Join Sara Johnson, Kimberly Hoole and Jenna O’Neil in an informal group setting to explore and discuss the topics put forward in the book and look at relevant application in our lives. One chapter from the book will be reviewed each week (9 chapters = 9 weeks) Here is a link for the book: “A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life”Details:
- Dates and Times TBA
- Location: The New Diamond Heart Center
- By donation
For more information please contact Jenna at this email address (replacing AT with @ and DOT com with .com): ladyjbo AT gmail DOT com
Heart to Heart Sewing
(On Hold for the Summer) Meets every other Sunday at Diamond Heart, from 1:00 to 3:00. Diane with the help of others will be sewing britches and sundresses for children in Africa. If you would like to join us, please bring your own portable sewing machine, an extension cord, and a folding card table. If you do not know how to sew there will be other duties available, such as cutting out material from patterns, pressing, and hand stitching. For more dates and more information please see the Diamond Heart Calendar use the contact form or call (775-857-6745) and leave a message.
Local Community Group Needs Our Help
Amber Dobson feeds the homeless of Reno every Monday through Thursday at 7:15 pm in the parking lot of the Community Assistance Center at 4th and Record Streets. She cooks and provides a hot meal with her own resources along with donations from the Reno volunteer community. There are at least 200 hungry souls each night and often the number climbs to over 300 during the summer months. There is now a food collection bin at Diamond Heart in hopes that our Sangha can fill it up with some of the many items that she needs. Since Connie Klooster helps out once a week, it is easy for her to deliver these donations to Amber. If you prefer a cash donation, that is always welcome as well. Thank you for your contribution!!
For more information contact Connie Klooster at 775-830-5118
Visit We Care Volunteers Online >
Non-perishable food items for drop off at Diamond Heart include but are not limited to:
- Canned Vegetables, Fruits
- Dry Noodles or Rice (bulk or packages)
- Beans / Legumes (bulk or packages)
- Spaghetti Sauce in a Jars / Cans
- Canned Soups, Chili
- Bottled Salad Dressing
You can also show up at Record St., and help out in any way you can (M-TH 7:15pm).
This is not only a great way to give, but you can observe the making of a real-life Bodhisattva.
To quote Lama Marut “Don’t be a Buddhist… Be a Buddha!”
Retreat Facilities Now Available to all Lineage Students
Recognizing that retreat time is essential for spiritual health and spiritual progress, our sister sangha Wisdom’s Heart in Cape Ann, MA, is sponsoring two retreat houses specially selected for their suitability as quiet refuges.
The Diamond Heart center of Reno is a volunteer organization founded in the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism in the Gelugpa tradition while engaging studies of other traditions’ wisdom texts.
Our spiritual director is Venerable Sumati Marut. Thank you for your support and interest and please feel free to contact us with any questions!