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Opening Of The Seventh Three-Year Retreat

Opening Of The Seventh Three-Year Retreat

Date: Sun, Apr 17, 2011 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Sun, Apr 17, 2011 9:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT)
Duration: 4 Hours

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Reservations Required

Please join Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling in celebrating the Opening of the Seventh Three-Year Retreat.

The opportunity to view the opening of a three-year retreat is considered to be extremely auspicious. The karmic connection made to the Dharma and to the Three Year Retreat reaps mountains of merit and creates the conditions for participation in a Retreat in this or future lifetimes.

10:00 am | Procession

10:15 am | Ceremony

  • Chanting of Offerings and Aspirations
  • Traditional Offering of Sweet Rice and Tea
  • Offering of Auspicious Symbols by the Graduates to the Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche
  • Address by Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche
  • Address by Graduates
  • Offering of Traditional White Scarves by Guests to the Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and Graduates (Packets of katas will be available at our bookstore.)
12:00 (noon) | Dinner in honor of Graduates, their Guests and Families

There is no charge for attending the ceremony or the dinner.  Please come as our guest, but you must register in advance by writing to yeshepalmo.mailbox@kagyu.com or phoning 845-297-4840. Please provide the following information:
  1. Number in your party who will attend the ceremony.
  2. Number in your party who will attend the celebratory dinner at noon.
It is often cool in April so please dress warmly.

If you require overnight accommodations, please note that most beds at KTC are already reserved for family members of the retreatants. There are a few dormitory beds at KTC available, plus there are a few private rooms available April 14, 15, and 16 ONLY at Mt. Alvernia, our Franciscan monastery neighbor. To reserve these, please phone 845-297-4840 or submit an on-line reservation at least one week in advance.  Otherwise, please see our visitor information page.

This is a very auspicious event to sponsor. For those who wish to sponsor the Opening of the 7th Three Year Retreat, the tent, tables & chairs rental, or the celebratory dinner, donations can be made. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling?
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.??

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

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