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April 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Apr 01, 2011 10:00 am - Sun, Apr 03, 2011 6:00 pm)

April 3-5 | The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.

There are many ways to participate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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

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.

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.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Apr 01, 2011 10:00 am - Sun, Apr 03, 2011 6:00 pm)

April 3-5 | The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.

There are many ways to participate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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

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.

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.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Apr 01, 2011 10:00 am - Sun, Apr 03, 2011 6:00 pm)

April 3-5 | The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.

There are many ways to participate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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

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.

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.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Amitabha Chanting for Liberating the Deceased and Benefiting Beings (Qing Ming) (Tue, Apr 05, 2011 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

On the occasion of Qing Ming, Kagyu Thubten Chöling will be making prayers and offerings for our parents, ancestors, and the deceased.  We will be performing the short Amitabha practice as well as offering 500 butterlamps and aspiration prayers for the well being of us and all other beings, especially those to whom we dedicate the practice by name, both living and deceased.  For all beings, this practice will help to create favorable conditions and enhance their well-being.

Lama Norlha Rinpoche has said that, "no matter how long ago your deceased dear ones or relatives have passed away, it is still very vital to make prayers and offerings for them to increase their merit."


You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the  Qing Ming Dedication Form.

 

1:00 pm | Lighting Of Butterlamps
1:30 pm | Chanting Of Short Amitabha Practice


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.

Ngöndro (Tue, Apr 05, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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

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

Please join us for torma making and preparations at 8:30 am.


There are many ways to participate in this auspicious activity. During this practice the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Please join us for torma making and preparations at 8:30 am.


There are many ways to participate in this auspicious activity. During this practice the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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

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.

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.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Gya Shi, "The Practice of the Four Hundred Offerings" (Thu, Apr 07, 2011 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Gya Shi is an obstacle averting practice involving four hundred offerings made to the Buddha Shakyamuni. It is a means to purify obstacles created by the 4 maras (mental afflictions; attachment to happiness; clinging to the 5 skandhas; death).

Please join us for torma making and preparations at 8:30 am.

There are many ways to participate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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

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.

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.

Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony (Thu, Apr 07, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

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


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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ngöndro (Tue, Apr 12, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Opening Of The Seventh Three-Year Retreat (Sun, Apr 17, 2011 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

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Reservations Required

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

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

10:00 am | Procession

10:15 am | Ceremony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ngöndro (Tue, Apr 19, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

Friday, April 22, 2011

KTC Staff Retreat (All day)

Once a month, the KTC staff will be engaged in a one-day silent retreat. This retreat will provide an opportunity for resident staff to spend time together in meditation and to rejuvenate.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ngöndro (Tue, Apr 26, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

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