Events Calendar

Natural Mind Dharma CenterThe Buddhist Point of View
Thursdays, October 12 — November 16, 7—9pm

• Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop mental/emotional habits that overshadow our original nature. This six-week class will explore various Buddhist traditions and how they provide helpful ways to remember our true heart/mind of compassion.

Register through Central Oregon Community College, Community Learning. If you need assistance, call 541-383-7270 or email

Michael Stevens is the author of Being an Ordinary Buddha: Practicing the Natural Mind. This is an optional text available at class.

The Five Buddha Families: Five Aspects of Awareness
Sunday, December 3, 9:30 am—12:30 pm
$25 -$50, Suggested donation range

• The Five Buddha Families represent the natural display of the elements and aggregates; the outer world of phenomena and the inner world of personality. When we die, we experience the dissolving of elements and aggregates—arising as visions of our innate rainbow display. 

Becoming familiar with these five aspects of awareness allows us to be more skillful in life and ultimately, more skillful with the dying process. Join us for an exploration of color, sense, elements, and personality.