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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Wed, May 31, 2017 5:30 am - Fri, Jun 02, 2017 6:00 am)

May 31 - June 2, 2017  (Wednesday - Friday)  

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is May 15, 2017.

 

1000armChenrezigResized During the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha, join the KTC Sangha as we participate in the practice of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). 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 (including any water, liquids and medications) and is 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.

Please note: it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before as the practice begins Wednesday at 5:30 am. The practice will end on Friday morning around 6:00 am.

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing Lama Dechi or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you).

 

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by May 15, 2017.

 

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set and per person are:

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy in Tashi Kang guest house: $100 /Non-Members   $80 /Members
  • Private room in Tashi Kang guest house: $125 /Non-Members   $100 /Members
  • Double occupancy in Maitreya Center: $130 /Non-Members   $120 /Member
  • Private room in Maitreya Center: $150 /Non-Members   $130 /Member

Daily Morning Services (Thu, Jun 01, 2017 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 Service (Thu, Jun 01, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

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)

Friday, June 02, 2017

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Wed, May 31, 2017 5:30 am - Fri, Jun 02, 2017 6:00 am)

May 31 - June 2, 2017  (Wednesday - Friday)  

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is May 15, 2017.

 

1000armChenrezigResized During the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha, join the KTC Sangha as we participate in the practice of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). 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 (including any water, liquids and medications) and is 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.

Please note: it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before as the practice begins Wednesday at 5:30 am. The practice will end on Friday morning around 6:00 am.

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing Lama Dechi or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you).

 

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by May 15, 2017.

 

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set and per person are:

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy in Tashi Kang guest house: $100 /Non-Members   $80 /Members
  • Private room in Tashi Kang guest house: $125 /Non-Members   $100 /Members
  • Double occupancy in Maitreya Center: $130 /Non-Members   $120 /Member
  • Private room in Maitreya Center: $150 /Non-Members   $130 /Member

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Jun 02, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 03, 2017 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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 03, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Jun 03, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

The Malleable Machinery of Me: Emerging Neuroscientific Understanding of Consciousness, Egoic Sense of Self, Empathy, and 'Voluntary' Behavior (Sat, Jun 03, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

JeffColombeResized03Mar2017 1We are pleased to welcome back Jeff Colombe, Ph.D, as part of an occasional series of supplementary talks regarding mind in the modern world.

 

What does it mean to be conscious? What does it mean to have an individual self, or ego? How do my (apparently) voluntary behaviors arise? How do I relate to others? These questions will be explored in terms of brain function studied from a third-person scientific point of view, as well as from a first-person perspective of direct experience, mental health, and spiritual practice. We will take a journey from sensing, to perceiving, to assigning value to what is perceived, to trained or spontaneous behavioral responses, everyday compulsions and inhibitions, and transcending the apparent boundary between self and other to discover compassion and empathy. Implications for mental health and well-being will be discussed.

 

Jeff Colombe has a B.S. in biomedical engineering and a Ph.D. in neurobiology, and works for a not-for-profit advising the federal government in science and technology issues in the public interest. He has over 20 years of study under teachers of Kashmir Shaivism and Dzogchen meditation.

 

Admission is free

 
 

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

 

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding (Sun, Jun 04, 2017 10:00 am - 11:45 am)

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Please join Lama Lhadrun for a day of calm abiding meditation in the main shrineroom of the new Maitreya Center. There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, and you are welcome to join us for one or both sessions. Each session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation, and end with time for questions about the practice. 

 

 

10:00am & 1:30pm | Calm Abiding Meditation 

 

There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

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

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding (Sun, Jun 04, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

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Please join Lama Lhadrun for a day of calm abiding meditation in the Mahayana Shrineroom inside the new Maitreya Center. There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, and you are welcome to join us for one or both sessions. Each session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation, and end with time for questions about the practice. 

 

 

10:00am & 1:30pm | Calm Abiding Meditation

 

There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

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

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jun 04, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, June 05, 2017

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 05, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays 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 06, 2017

Teaching on Mind Training by the Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche (Tue, Jun 06, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

GyaltonRinpocheFormal

The KTC sangha is pleased to welcome Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche, a tulku from Sherabling who will be touring North America in June. Rinpoche will be teaching on several topics as well as bestowing refuge and the Chenrezig empowerment.

Gyalton Rinpoche was recognized in 1983 by Kenting Tai Situpa as an incarnation of the previous Gyalton Rinpoche, the religious head of Chungpo Monastery in Kham and a student of the previous Karmapa and Situ Rinpoche.  The previous Gyalton Rinpoche had been one of the present Tai Situpa's teachers, along with Thrangu Rinopoche, Kalu Rinpoche and the previous Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.

In the year 1989 the young Rinpoche came to Palpung Sherab Ling and remained under the guidance of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa and other gurus such as the Very Venerable Salshey Rinpoche for about two years. He also attended English medium schools for about ten years and studied science and different languages such as English, Hindi and Nepali.

In February 2002, he once again returned to Palpung Sherab Ling to undergo higher Buddhist studies of ritual, philosophy, lama dance and music.  For the past four years, he has been the Vajra Master of Palpung Sherab Ling and has has travelled to different parts of India and  Bhutan as the representative of His Eminence the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa.

June 6 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm | Teaching on Mind Training (Lojong)
Mind Training, or Lojong, is the quintessential teaching on the path of the awakened heart of great compassion, combining recognition of the ultimate nature of mind and the world with detailed practical advice on how to bring every aspect of our everyday lives onto the path.

     

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


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

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Jun 07, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Jun 08, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, June 09, 2017

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, Jun 09, 2017 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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 09, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Jun 09, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Teaching on Creation and Completion based on the Chenrezig Sadhana by the Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche (Sat, Jun 10, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

GyaltonRinpocheFormal

The KTC sangha is pleased to welcome Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche, a tulku from Sherabling who will be touring North America in June. Rinpoche will be teaching on several topics as well as bestowing refuge and the Chenrezig empowerment.

Gyalton Rinpoche was recognized in 1983 by Kenting Tai Situpa as an incarnation of the previous Gyalton Rinpoche, the religious head of Chungpo Monastery in Kham and a student of the previous Karmapa and Situ Rinpoche.  The previous Gyalton Rinpoche had been one of the present Tai Situpa's teachers, along with Thrangu Rinopoche, Kalu Rinpoche and the previous Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.

In the year 1989 the young Rinpoche came to Palpung Sherab Ling and remained under the guidance of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa and other gurus such as the Very Venerable Salshey Rinpoche for about two years. He also attended English medium schools for about ten years and studied science and different languages such as English, Hindi and Nepali.

In February 2002, he once again returned to Palpung Sherab Ling to undergo higher Buddhist studies of ritual, philosophy, lama dance and music.  For the past four years, he has been the Vajra Master of Palpung Sherab Ling and has has travelled to different parts of India and  Bhutan as the representative of His Eminence the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa.

June 10 (Saturday) at 10:00am & 2:00pm | Teaching on Creation and Completion based on the Chenrezig Sadhana
The meaning of the vajrayana methods of creation and and completion stages based on the Chenrezig Sadhana.  Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, "Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature."

 

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


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

Teaching on Creation and Completion based on the Chenrezig Sadhana by the Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche (Sat, Jun 10, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

GyaltonRinpocheFormal

The KTC sangha is pleased to welcome Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche, a tulku from Sherabling who will be touring North America in June. Rinpoche will be teaching on several topics as well as bestowing refuge and the Chenrezig empowerment.

Gyalton Rinpoche was recognized in 1983 by Kenting Tai Situpa as an incarnation of the previous Gyalton Rinpoche, the religious head of Chungpo Monastery in Kham and a student of the previous Karmapa and Situ Rinpoche.  The previous Gyalton Rinpoche had been one of the present Tai Situpa's teachers, along with Thrangu Rinopoche, Kalu Rinpoche and the previous Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.

In the year 1989 the young Rinpoche came to Palpung Sherab Ling and remained under the guidance of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa and other gurus such as the Very Venerable Salshey Rinpoche for about two years. He also attended English medium schools for about ten years and studied science and different languages such as English, Hindi and Nepali.

In February 2002, he once again returned to Palpung Sherab Ling to undergo higher Buddhist studies of ritual, philosophy, lama dance and music.  For the past four years, he has been the Vajra Master of Palpung Sherab Ling and has has travelled to different parts of India and  Bhutan as the representative of His Eminence the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa.

June 10 (Saturday) at 10:00am & 2:00pm | Teaching on Creation and Completion based on the Chenrezig Sadhana
The meaning of the vajrayana methods of creation and and completion stages based on the Chenrezig Sadhana.  Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, "Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature."

  

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


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

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Jun 10, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Teaching on the Meaning of Vajrayana Empowerment, with focus on the Chenrezig Empowerment by the Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche (Sun, Jun 11, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

GyaltonRinpocheFormal

The KTC sangha is pleased to welcome Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche, a tulku from Sherabling who will be touring North America in June. Rinpoche will be teaching on several topics as well as bestowing refuge and the Chenrezig empowerment.

Gyalton Rinpoche was recognized in 1983 by Kenting Tai Situpa as an incarnation of the previous Gyalton Rinpoche, the religious head of Chungpo Monastery in Kham and a student of the previous Karmapa and Situ Rinpoche.  The previous Gyalton Rinpoche had been one of the present Tai Situpa's teachers, along with Thrangu Rinopoche, Kalu Rinpoche and the previous Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.

In the year 1989 the young Rinpoche came to Palpung Sherab Ling and remained under the guidance of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa and other gurus such as the Very Venerable Salshey Rinpoche for about two years. He also attended English medium schools for about ten years and studied science and different languages such as English, Hindi and Nepali.

In February 2002, he once again returned to Palpung Sherab Ling to undergo higher Buddhist studies of ritual, philosophy, lama dance and music.  For the past four years, he has been the Vajra Master of Palpung Sherab Ling and has has travelled to different parts of India and  Bhutan as the representative of His Eminence the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa.

June 11 (Sunday) at 10:00am | Teaching on the Meaning of Vajrayana Empowerment, with focus on the Chenrezig Empowerment
Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, "Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature."

 

Chinese translation will be provided during this session. 

 

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


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

Bestowal of Refuge and Chenrezig Empowerment by the Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche (Sun, Jun 11, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

GyaltonRinpocheFormal

The KTC sangha is pleased to welcome Venerable Chungpo Gyalton Rinpoche, a tulku from Sherabling who will be touring North America in June. Rinpoche will be teaching on several topics as well as bestowing refuge and the Chenrezig empowerment.

Gyalton Rinpoche was recognized in 1983 by Kenting Tai Situpa as an incarnation of the previous Gyalton Rinpoche, the religious head of Chungpo Monastery in Kham and a student of the previous Karmapa and Situ Rinpoche.  The previous Gyalton Rinpoche had been one of the present Tai Situpa's teachers, along with Thrangu Rinopoche, Kalu Rinpoche and the previous Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.

In the year 1989 the young Rinpoche came to Palpung Sherab Ling and remained under the guidance of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa and other gurus such as the Very Venerable Salshey Rinpoche for about two years. He also attended English medium schools for about ten years and studied science and different languages such as English, Hindi and Nepali.

In February 2002, he once again returned to Palpung Sherab Ling to undergo higher Buddhist studies of ritual, philosophy, lama dance and music.  For the past four years, he has been the Vajra Master of Palpung Sherab Ling and has has travelled to different parts of India and  Bhutan as the representative of His Eminence the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa.

June 11 (Sunday) at 2:00pm | Bestowal of Refuge and Chenrezig Empowerment
Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, "Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature."

 

Chinese translation will be provided during this session.

  

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


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

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jun 11, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 12, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays 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 13, 2017

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Jun 13, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Chödron, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the KTC library (first floor, to the right off the entryway). 

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Jun 14, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Jun 15, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Jun 16, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 17, 2017 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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 17, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Jun 17, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding (Sun, Jun 18, 2017 10:00 am - 11:45 am)

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Please join Lama Drolma for a session of calm abiding meditation in the main shrineroom of the new Maitreya Center.  The session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation, and end with time for questions about the practice. 

 

 

 

10:00am | Calm Abiding Meditation (morning session only)

 

There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

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

Commemoration of Father's Day (Sun, Jun 18, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

 

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The Kagyu Thubten Chöling sangha invites you to join us 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.  To pray for our fathers' good health, we will follow with the chanting of Medicine Buddha.

 

The merit accumulated through participating in these inspiring practices will be dedicated to the countless beings who have been our fathers since beginningless time.  Chanting texts will be available with English and Chinese transliteration and translation -- so everyone can participate.

 

1:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig, Guru Rinpoche's Seven Line Prayer, and Medicine Buddha

 

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jun 18, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 19, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays 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 20, 2017

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Jun 20, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Chödron, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the KTC library (first floor, to the right off the entryway). 

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Jun 21, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Jun 22, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Jun 23, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 24, 2017 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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 24, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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)

Chenrezig Practice Seminar (Sat, Jun 24, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

ChenreziCustomPlease join us for a weekend focusing on the practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva who embodies enlightened compassion. This seminar is open to beginners who want to become familiar with the sadhana. It will also benefit experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and enjoy the benefits of group practice.

 

Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words: “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

 

 

 

 

June 24 (Saturday)
2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching and Practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

 

June 25 (Sunday)
10:00 am - noon | Teaching and Practice
2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching and Practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

 

Lama Depa and Lama Lhadrun will lead the teaching sessions each of which will include instructions, Q&A, and practice of the Chenrezig sadhana. You are welcome to attend the entire weekend or join us for individual sessions. Everyone is also welcome to come early on Saturday and help with the weekly Tong Chö butterlamp offering, followed by the chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga) and the short practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro).
 

Pricing:

  • Saturday and Sunday teaching and practice sessions are $20 Non-members | $15 Members each.
  • Evening chanting sessions are free of charge.


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

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Jun 24, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Chenrezig Practice Seminar (Sun, Jun 25, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

ChenreziCustomPlease join us for a weekend focusing on the practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva who embodies enlightened compassion. This seminar is open to beginners who want to become familiar with the sadhana. It will also benefit experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and enjoy the benefits of group practice.

 

Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words: “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

 

 

 

 

June 24 (Saturday)
2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching and Practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

 

June 25 (Sunday)
10:00 am - noon | Teaching and Practice
2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching and Practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

 

Lama Depa and Lama Lhadrun will lead the teaching sessions each of which will include instructions, Q&A, and practice of the Chenrezig sadhana. You are welcome to attend the entire weekend or join us for individual sessions. Everyone is also welcome to come early on Saturday and help with the weekly Tong Chö butterlamp offering, followed by the chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga) and the short practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro).
 

Pricing:

  • Saturday and Sunday teaching and practice sessions are $20 Non-members | $15 Members each.
  • Evening chanting sessions are free of charge.


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

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Chenrezig Practice Seminar (Sun, Jun 25, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

ChenreziCustomPlease join us for a weekend focusing on the practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva who embodies enlightened compassion. This seminar is open to beginners who want to become familiar with the sadhana. It will also benefit experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and enjoy the benefits of group practice.

 

Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words: “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

 

 

 

 

June 24 (Saturday)
2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching and Practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

 

June 25 (Sunday)
10:00 am - noon | Teaching and Practice
2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching and Practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

 

Lama Depa and Lama Lhadrun will lead the teaching sessions each of which will include instructions, Q&A, and practice of the Chenrezig sadhana. You are welcome to attend the entire weekend or join us for individual sessions. Everyone is also welcome to come early on Saturday and help with the weekly Tong Chö butterlamp offering, followed by the chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga) and the short practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro).
 

Pricing:

  • Saturday and Sunday teaching and practice sessions are $20 Non-members | $15 Members each.
  • Evening chanting sessions are free of charge.


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

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jun 25, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 26, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays 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 27, 2017

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Chödron, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the KTC library (first floor, to the right off the entryway). 

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Jun 28, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Jun 29, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Jun 30, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

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

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

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