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Friday, May 01, 2020

Daily Morning Services (Fri, May 01, 2020 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 (Fri, May 01, 2020 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)

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, May 01, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, May 01, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Monday, May 04, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 04, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, May 05, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, May 05, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, May 06, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, May 06, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, May 07, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, May 09, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, May 09, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Anniversary of Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Parinirvana and Commemoration of Mother's Day (Sun, May 10, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

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

 

This event is being shared remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

The resident sangha of PTC will be commemorating the anniversary of our root lama Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche's parinirvana -- the day he left his body and entered the Pure Realms -- by offering 500 butterlamps.

 

And to honor all mothers (past, present, and future!) we will be chanting the short practice of Green Tara, who is often referred to as “The Mother of Liberation,” and is known for her swift activity in dispelling fears, obstacles and illness. The merit accumulated through participating in this inspiring practice will be dedicated to the countless beings who have been our mothers since beginningless time.

 

1:30 pm | Lighting of butterlamps and Chanting of Green Tara 

 

Monday, May 11, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 11, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, May 12, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, May 12, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, May 13, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, May 13, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, May 14, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, May 16, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, May 16, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Cultivating a Calm Mind in Turbulent Times (Sat, May 16, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

 

This session is being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

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Led by Lama Depa, the session will include instruction and guided meditation, with time for discussion and questions. All levels of experience are welcome.

 

Session time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

 



Sunday, May 17, 2020

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting (Sun, May 17, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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

This class is being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

Lama Norgyal will be teaching on and leading the sangha in the chanting of Calling the Lama from Afar. Written by the great master Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, this text is a powerful supplication to invoke the blessings of the lama and the great masters of all four Tibetan Buddhist lineages.  A combination of profound meditation instruction and plain-spoken reminders about the way we can delude ourselves on the path, this melodiously sung devotional prayer is an inspiration for practitioners of all levels.

 

10:00 am | Teaching on Calling the Lama from Afar
11:00 am | Chanting of Calling the Lama from Afar

 

Click here to download English text of Calling the Lama from Afar.

  

Monday, May 18, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 18, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, May 19, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, May 19, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, May 20, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, May 20, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, May 21, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, May 22, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, May 22, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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, May 24, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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.  

Monday, May 25, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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.  

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 25, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, May 26, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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.  

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, May 26, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, May 27, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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 (Wed, May 27, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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.  

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, May 28, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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, May 30, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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.  

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, May 30, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, May 30, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

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

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 

Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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:

 

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.

 

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.  

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