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Special Events at Kagyu Thubten Chöling

In addition to special events, Kagyu Thubten Chöling also hosts an ongoing program of classes and events.

Healing Body and Mind: Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

  

CANCELED

January 13, 2018 (Saturday)

 

We regret that due to a difficult flu season, this weekend’s program Healing Body & Mind: Introduction to Tibetan Medicine will be canceled and rescheduled. May the Medicine Buddha bless all who are sick with a speedy recovery!

 

Join us for a weekend of exploring ancient Tibetan practices for both physical and spiritual health, according to traditional Tibetan Medicine and the meditation of Medicine Buddha. 

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Dr. Jinpa and his wife and translator, Lilly Atlihan, will be giving an introduction to Tibetan Medicine. Beginning with the view of Tibetan Medicine and its intimate connection to Buddhist Philosophy, they will cover the practical application of Tibetan medical principles for preventative care and health maintenance.

Dr. Jinpa began his studies as a monk at Mura Samtem Chökur Ling, a Nyingma monastery in Machu, Amdo, Tibet. Jinpa received a rigorous education in Buddhist philosophy, contemplative practice and the medical tantras that form the basis of Tibetan medical theory. He studied these together with astrology, which are traditional complements to each other.

When Jinpa was 18 he left Tibet and arrived in India a year later. While living in Dharamsala, India, Jinpa studied in an intensive apprenticeship under Dr. Tenzin Thaye, the current personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and head of the Pharmaceutical Department of the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute, or Men-Tsee-Khang. For three years, Dr. Thaye instructed Jinpa closely, especially focusing on the external therapies; acupuncture, moxabustion, and cupping. With two other physicians, Dr. Sinthar and Dr. Pema Dorje, he focused on the subtleties of pulse diagnosis, urinalysis, medical potencies and prescription. Jinpa’s primary teachers rigorously tested his competency and authorized Dr. Jinpa to begin practicing on his own in 2013.

Lilly Atlihan began studying Dharma at age 16, and seven years later began studying Tibetan language. Her language studies began at the University of Virginia in 2011 and continued that same year to Naropa University. In order to study in full immersion, she lived and studied in Dharamsala, India for three years. In 2014, she began translating full-time for Dr Jinpa, a doctor of Tibetan medicine.      

   

10:00 am & 2:00 pm| Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

 

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC below for details.  Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Please note: When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

 

Healing Body and Mind: Medicine Buddha Practice Instructions

 

CANCELED

January 14, 2018 (Sunday)

We regret that due to a difficult flu season, this weekend’s program Healing Body & Mind: Medicine Buddha Practice Instructions will be canceled and rescheduled. May the Medicine Buddha bless all who are sick with a speedy recovery!

 

LamaTseringDakpaResizedJoin us for a weekend of exploring ancient Tibetan practices for both physical and spiritual health, according to traditional Tibetan Medicine and the meditation of Medicine Buddha.

Lama Tsering Dakpa will be teaching on the practice of the Medicine or Healing Buddha. This essential practice can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering.

 

10:00 am | Medicine Buddha Practice Instructions

 

 

Fee : $25 Non-members | $20 Members

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC below for details.  Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Please note: When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

 

Healing Body and Mind: Medicine Buddha Empowerment

 

CANCELED

January 14, 2018 (Sunday)

We regret that due to a difficult flu season, this weekend’s program Healing Body & Mind: Medicine Buddha Empowerment will be canceled and rescheduled. May the Medicine Buddha bless all who are sick with a speedy recovery!

 

MedicineBuddhaJoin us for a weekend of exploring ancient Tibetan practices for both physical and spiritual health, according to traditional Tibetan Medicine and the meditation of Medicine Buddha.

Lama Tsering Dakpa will be bestowing the Medicine Buddha Empowerment.  In this age of rampant disease and difficulties, the Medicine or Healing Buddha, is a much needed practice that can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. The Medicine Buddha Empowerment is a powerful blessing for healing, dispelling sickness and awakening the innate healing wisdom within all beings.

 

2:00 pm | Medicine Buddha Empowerment

 

Fee : $25 Non-members | $20 Members

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC below for details.  Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Please note: When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

 

Lama Tsering Teaching on Impermanence

 

CANCELED

January 28, 2018 (Sunday)

We are happy to share that after a few months of rest, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje will be bestowing empowerments on Jan. 28 and Feb 4 in Queens, NY.

On Jan. 28, HH Karmapa will bestow Drupthop Thangtong Gyalpo Tsewang, a long life empowerment. Living to be 130 years of age, Thangtong Gyalpo is a manifestation of Guru Rinpoche in human form. This empowerment will be of particular benefit for those seeking longevity to strengthen their life-force to support spiritual practice in order to benefit others. Tickets must be bought at venue this weekend. For more event information, click here.

Because many of our residents and lamas will be attending this event, we will be rescheduling our teaching by Lama Tsering scheduled for Jan. 28.