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June 2021

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Daily Morning Services (Tue, Jun 01, 2021 6:00 am - 8:00 am)

These services are held everyday, but their details are only listed on the first day of the month.

 

You are welcome to join us for all or part of our morning services, called "tsokpa", to sit in meditation. Chanting is in Tibetan, so for those interested in participating in the chanting, transliterated copies of the text are available for use in the shrine room. Morning Tsokpa includes Tara and Medicine Buddha.

(Free of charge)

Daily Evening Services (Tue, Jun 01, 2021 6:00 am - 7:30 am)

These services are held everyday, but their details are only listed on the first day of the month.

 

You are welcome to join us for all or part of our evening services, called "tsokpa", to sit in meditation. Chanting is in Tibetan, so for those interested in participating in the chanting, transliterated copies of the text are available for use in the shrine room. Evening Tsokpa includes the Mahakala Protector practices.

(Free of charge)

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 01, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, Jun 02, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which 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. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Jun 03, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

 

Friday, June 04, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, Jun 04, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Fri, Jun 04, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.

(Free of charge)

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, Jun 05, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.

(Free of charge)

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Monday, June 07, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 07, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 08, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, Jun 09, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which 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. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Jun 10, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, Jun 11, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Fri, Jun 11, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.

(Free of charge)

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, Jun 12, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.

(Free of charge)

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Gya Shi, "The Practice of the Four Hundred Offerings" (Sat, Jun 12, 2021 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

The resident sangha of PTC will be chanting Gya Shi, a practice involving four hundred offerings, which is done as a means to purify obstacles created by the 4 maras (mental afflictions; attachment to happiness; clinging to the 5 skandhas; death).  The four hundred offerings are described in the practice text below:

 

Shakyamuni Buddha (1)

Namo!
The vast offerings of Gya Shi are dedicated to the accumulation of merit and wisdom.
Through the blessings of offering 100 tsa-tsa, may all beings engage in the 10 virtues and give up the 10 non-virtues.
Through the merit of offering 100 butterlamps, may all beings clear away the darkness of ignorance so that the 5 wisdoms may be realized.
Through the merit of offering 100 tormas, may all beings be free from famine.
Through the merit of offering 100 chambu (effigies), may all beings purify all karmic debt which makes harmful hindrances.
Though the blessing of reciting the profound sutras, may all beings always turn the wheel of dharma. Through the roots of virtue of offering 400, may myself and all patrons and their loved ones repay all karmic debts. May we perfect the two accumulations and attain the precious level of unsurpassable enlightenment.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. 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:

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

 

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced. 

 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sherab Nyingpo, a practice based on the Heart Sutra (All day)

PrajnaParamitaResized

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

The resident sangha of PTC will still be chanting Sherab Nyingpo, a practice based on the Heart Sutra, an obstacle averting practice that dispels unfavorable circumstances and prompts good conditions. The Heart Sutra is recited repeatedly as a means to purify obstacles created by the 4 maras (mental afflictions; attachment to happiness; clinging to the 5 skandhas; death).  The practice invokes the blessings of Prajnaparamita, the Mother of all Buddhas.

 

 

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For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. 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:

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

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. 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.

 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 14, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 15, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Wed, Jun 16, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Wed, Jun 16, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.

(Free of charge)

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, Jun 16, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which 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. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Drolma Yuldok, a 3-Day Practice Based on the 21 Taras (Thu, Jun 17, 2021 9:00 am - Sat, Jun 19, 2021 12:00 pm)

June 17 - 19, (Thursday - Saturday) 

21Tara resized

This three-day practice, done to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions, is being dedicated to His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa as we pray for his long healthy life and freedom from obstacles.

 

 

Chanting Schedule:
Thursday & Friday | 9am & 2pm
Saturday | 9am

 

 

 

 

The Maitreya Shrine Room will be open to the public for this event.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • If you feel unwell and/or have a fever, please do not visit the monastery.
  • Tea will be served only to the monks and nuns. Guests are invited to bring their own thermoses of water or tea from home.
  • All other areas of the Maitreya Center as well as all other buildings remain closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.
  • Guests are welcome to bring lunch to eat outdoors on the grounds, or to enjoy our many local restaurants.
  • While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. 
  • No pets please.

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. 

 

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

 

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

 

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Chöling or PTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation.

 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.

 

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Jun 17, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Drolma Yuldok, a 3-Day Practice Based on the 21 Taras (Thu, Jun 17, 2021 9:00 am - Sat, Jun 19, 2021 12:00 pm)

June 17 - 19, (Thursday - Saturday) 

21Tara resized

This three-day practice, done to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions, is being dedicated to His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa as we pray for his long healthy life and freedom from obstacles.

 

 

Chanting Schedule:
Thursday & Friday | 9am & 2pm
Saturday | 9am

 

 

 

 

The Maitreya Shrine Room will be open to the public for this event.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • If you feel unwell and/or have a fever, please do not visit the monastery.
  • Tea will be served only to the monks and nuns. Guests are invited to bring their own thermoses of water or tea from home.
  • All other areas of the Maitreya Center as well as all other buildings remain closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.
  • Guests are welcome to bring lunch to eat outdoors on the grounds, or to enjoy our many local restaurants.
  • While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. 
  • No pets please.

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. 

 

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

 

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

 

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Chöling or PTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation.

 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.

 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Drolma Yuldok, a 3-Day Practice Based on the 21 Taras (Thu, Jun 17, 2021 9:00 am - Sat, Jun 19, 2021 12:00 pm)

June 17 - 19, (Thursday - Saturday) 

21Tara resized

This three-day practice, done to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions, is being dedicated to His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa as we pray for his long healthy life and freedom from obstacles.

 

 

Chanting Schedule:
Thursday & Friday | 9am & 2pm
Saturday | 9am

 

 

 

 

The Maitreya Shrine Room will be open to the public for this event.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • If you feel unwell and/or have a fever, please do not visit the monastery.
  • Tea will be served only to the monks and nuns. Guests are invited to bring their own thermoses of water or tea from home.
  • All other areas of the Maitreya Center as well as all other buildings remain closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.
  • Guests are welcome to bring lunch to eat outdoors on the grounds, or to enjoy our many local restaurants.
  • While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. 
  • No pets please.

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. 

 

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

 

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

 

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Chöling or PTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation.

 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.

 

Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, Jun 19, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.

(Free of charge)

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony (Sat, Jun 19, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The resident sangha of PTC will be chanting Sür (evening fire offering ceremony), an offering to the 4 guests: the Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. It averts obstacles and sickness and is dedicated to those who are dying, beings in the Bardo, and to beings with whom we have karmic debts.

 

The Maitreya Shrine Room will be open to the public for this event.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • If you feel unwell and/or have a fever, please do not visit the monastery.
  • Tea will be served only to the monks and nuns. Guests are invited to bring their own thermoses of water or tea from home.
  • All other areas of the Maitreya Center as well as all other buildings remain closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.
  • Guests are welcome to bring lunch to eat outdoors on the grounds, or to enjoy our many local restaurants.
  • While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. 
  • No pets please.

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. 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:

">Palpung Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

 

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced. 

 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony (Sun, Jun 20, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The resident sangha of PTC will still be chanting Sang, a special morning purification fire ceremony. It is an offering to all worldly gods and the 4 guests: Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. This practice pacifies war, encourages peace and averts sickness.  It also creates merit and concludes the year-end chanting by purifying any remaining obstacles.

 

The Maitreya Shrine Room will be open to the public for this event.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • If you feel unwell and/or have a fever, please do not visit the monastery.
  • Tea will be served only to the monks and nuns. Guests are invited to bring their own thermoses of water or tea from home.
  • All other areas of the Maitreya Center as well as all other buildings remain closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.
  • Guests are welcome to bring lunch to eat outdoors on the grounds, or to enjoy our many local restaurants.
  • While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. 
  • No pets please.

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. 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:

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

 

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

 

Commemoration of Father's Day (Sun, Jun 20, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

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padmasambhavaResizedPlease join us online in honoring all fathers through chanting the short practice of Chenrezig, the deity who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas, followed by recitation of Guru Rinpoche's Seven Line Prayer.  The merit accumulated through participating in these inspiring practices will be dedicated to the countless beings who have been our fathers since beginningless time. 

 

 

The chanting text will be screenshared and chanted at a comfortable pace.

 


1:30 pm 
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 Chanting of Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche's Seven Line Prayer

 

The Maitreya Shrine Room will be open to the public for this event.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • If you feel unwell and/or have a fever, please do not visit the monastery.
  • Tea will be served only to the monks and nuns. Guests are invited to bring their own thermoses of water or tea from home.
  • All other areas of the Maitreya Center as well as all other buildings remain closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.
  • Guests are welcome to bring lunch to eat outdoors on the grounds, or to enjoy our many local restaurants.
  • While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. 
  • No pets please.

 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 21, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 22, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, Jun 23, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which 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. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, June 24, 2021

World Cleansing Smoke Offering (Dzamling Chisang) (Thu, Jun 24, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

On this full moon day we will honor a vast mandala of local deities and protectors with a traditional morning fire ceremony (Sang) to bring renewed balance and energy to the world.

The Maitreya Shrine Room will be open to the public for this event.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • If you feel unwell and/or have a fever, please do not visit the monastery.
  • Tea will be served only to the monks and nuns. Guests are invited to bring their own thermoses of water or tea from home.
  • All other areas of the Maitreya Center as well as all other buildings remain closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.
  • Guests are welcome to bring lunch to eat outdoors on the grounds, or to enjoy our many local restaurants.
  • While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. 
  • No pets please.

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting or tea served during the chanting, please be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

 

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

 

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

 

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. 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.

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Jun 24, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 26, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, Jun 26, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.

 

Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.

(Free of charge)

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 28, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 29, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, Jun 30, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to visitors.

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which 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. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

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