INFORMATION FOR THOSE ATTENDING (registration required - see links above):
We are very happy to be hosting so many of you, and from near and far! We hope this additional information will be helpful.
Practice Sessions: Yangsi Rinpoche invites you all to a series of practice sessions in the Jokhang (Meditation Hall) at Maitripa, Friday - Monday. Please see the complete schedule above.
What to bring: You are welcome to bring your own khatag (scarf), practice manuals, and mala, but if you are in need of these, we will have them and some other items available for sale. If you are able to bring a meditation cushion, please do. We do not have enough for all the people planning to attend. There will also be chairs. Please dress modestly but be prepared for fluctuations in room temperature; bring a shawl or jacket. Please inform us in advance of disability accommodations you may require.
Doors Open: Doors will open at 6pm to the Maitripa lobby. Please enter our building from the SE Market St. door, which is between SE 11th and 12th Ave. Here you will be able to check in at registration, make donations, store your shoes, learn about Maitripa College, purchase dharma items, and relax. The doors to the Jokhang Meditation Hall will not open at 6 pm, but will open as soon as possible after Lama Zopa Rinpoche has completed preparations inside. We thank you for patiently maintaining a quiet and peaceful environment during this time.
Directions: For Driving Directions, click the link on the left. For public transportation, go to trimet.org (or m.trimet.org on a mobile device) and use the Trip Planner to map your routes. If you are visiting for the first time, do note that the "SE" in SE Market St. is critical to navigating Portland.
Parking: Parking is available on the streets in our surrounding neighborhood, and on Saturday and Monday nights only, in the first parking lot just south of us on SE 11th Avenue, on the left.
Sponsorship: Sponsors & donations are still urgently needed to make these events with Lama Zopa Rinpoche possible. Maitripa College is offering these events by donation only with the trust that those of you who can give will give to facilitate this opportunity for all. We anticipate the total expenses for this event to be around $7000 at minimum. To make a donation online, please click here. You may also donate at the door, or write to Namdrol for sponsorship opportunities.