Osel Shen Phen Ling Schedule
Center Schedule

The following events take place at the Center
441 Woodworth Ave - Missoula
Anyone is welcome to attend any of our programs.


Mondays
Text & Meditation
7:00 pm
Reading and Mediation
Led by Bob Jacobson
Suggested Donation $5


Thursdays
Book Study
7:00 pm

August 27, 2015
Last night for Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Video Night
Digital Dharma
One Man's Mission to Save a Culture

When ancient writings of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts vanish during the political turmoil of the 1950s and 1960s, the history of a whole society – its beliefs, customs and sense of enlightenment – is in danger of disappearing. Enter destiny in the form of American pacifist E. Gene Smith, a Mormon from Utah, the unlikely leader of an effort to rescue, preserve and share these early insights of mankind’s consciousness, from the medical to the mystical.

Crossing multiple borders – geographic, political and philosophical – Digital Dharma is an epic story of a cultural rescue and how one man’s mission became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people.

Digital Dharma website

Beginning September 10, 2015
A Fearless Heart:
How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives

by Thupten Jinpa

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more.

Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world.

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Led by Group Members
Suggested Donation $5


Fridays
Tara Practice
12:00 Noon
Practice followed by light vegetarian lunch.
Led by Deanna Sheriff
Suggested Donation $5


These activities are open and free to the public. (Donations are gratefully accepted and recommended for visiting Teachers and retreats.) Osel Shen Phen Ling operates completely on donations; it is only through generosity that we are able to offer courses and bring visiting teachers to Missoula.

For information, please contact:
Bob Jacobson, Center Director
(406) 543-2207
E-mail