Opening Of The Ninth Three-Year Retreat

Opening Of The Ninth Three-Year Retreat

Date: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Duration: 4 Hours

Reservations Required

Please join Lama Tsering and the sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling in celebrating the Opening of the Ninth 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.

We apologize that the livestream for this event will not be available.


10:00 am | Procession

10:15 am| Ceremony

  • Chanting of Offerings and Aspirations
  • Offering of Auspicious Symbols by the Retreatants to the throne of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa
  • Traditional Offering of Sweet Rice and Tea
  • Video address by Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa
  • Offering of Traditional White Scarves by Guests to the Lama Tsering, Lama Norgyal and Retreatants (Packets of white scarves (katas) will be available at our bookstore). The kata is used for the traditional Tibetan greeting and blessing. The custom is to unfold the kata and place it around the recipient’s neck. Some people also give an envelope with a monetary offering while offering the katas. This is optional. There are 11 retreatants and two lamas (total of 13) if you wish to make a monetary offering to each one. 

12:00 (noon) | Dinner in honor of Retreatants, 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 reservations@kagyu.com.  Please provide the following information:

  • Number in your party who will attend the ceremony.
  • Number in your party who will attend the celebratory dinner at noon.

<>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.  Otherwise, please see our visitor information page for local hotels.

This is a very auspicious event to sponsor. For those who wish to sponsor the Opening of the 9th 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 (please specify purpose of payment) 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.








上午10:00 |列隊出關
上午10:15 |出關典禮




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

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