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April 2012

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Daily Morning Services (Sun, Apr 01, 2012 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)

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Apr 03, 2012 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Path to Buddahood by Ringu Tulku is a concise and friendly guide to the most comprehensive handbook of Buddhist practice in our lineage, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation written by the twelfth-century teacher Gampopa.  The text, available at the KTC bookstore, will be taught by graduates of the Three-year retreat.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time without attending previous sessions and there is no charge for participating.  This group meets in the KTC library in the main monastery building.  If you have any questions, please email Lama Chodron at chodron.mailbox@kagyu.com.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Chanting for Liberating the Deceased and Benefitting Beings (in Commemoration of Qing Ming) (Wed, Apr 04, 2012 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

Chanting for Liberating the Deceased and Benefitting Beings (in Commemoration of Qing Ming)

April 4, 2012 (Wednesday)

Kagyu Thubten Chöling will be making prayers and offerings for our parents, ancestors, and the deceased, by performing both the short Amitabha and Shitro practices.  Included will be the offering of 500 butterlamps and aspiration prayers for the well being of our families 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 attached Dedication Form in English or Chinese.

12:30 pm | Offering of 500 Butterlamps
1:00 pm | Chanting of Short Amitabha and Shitro Sadhanas

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 10, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Path to Buddahood by Ringu Tulku is a concise and friendly guide to the most comprehensive handbook of Buddhist practice in our lineage, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation written by the twelfth-century teacher Gampopa.  The text, available at the KTC bookstore, will be taught by graduates of the Three-year retreat.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time without attending previous sessions and there is no charge for participating.  This group meets in the KTC library in the main monastery building.  If you have any questions, please email Lama Chodron at chodron.mailbox@kagyu.com.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Teaching on The Short Prayer to Vajradhara (Sat, Apr 14, 2012 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Lama Norlha Rinpoche will teach on The Short Prayer to Vajradhara.  This profound prayer to the Kagyu lineage masters was composed in a clear state of meditation by Bengar Jampal Zangpo, and contains pith instructions for the Vajrayana path from beginning to end.

2:30 pm | Teaching on The Short Prayer to Vajradhara

Pricing: $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 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 15, 2012

Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment (Sun, Apr 15, 2012 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment.  Of the hundreds of long life empowerment termas (hidden Dharma treasures) discovered over the past 1300 years, The Long Life Empowerment (Tsewang) of Konchok Chidu, is said to confer Guru Rinpoche's most profound blessings for long life and freedom from obstacles.


Both Chinese and English translation will be provided.  Refuge is not required for those participating in the empowerment.

2:00 pm
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Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment

Pricing: $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 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 17, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Apr 17, 2012 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Path to Buddahood by Ringu Tulku is a concise and friendly guide to the most comprehensive handbook of Buddhist practice in our lineage, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation written by the twelfth-century teacher Gampopa.  The text, available at the KTC bookstore, will be taught by graduates of the Three-year retreat.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time without attending previous sessions and there is no charge for participating.  This group meets in the KTC library in the main monastery building.  If you have any questions, please email Lama Chodron at chodron.mailbox@kagyu.com.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Teaching on Short Powa Practice (Sat, Apr 21, 2012 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be teaching on the Short Powa practice, teaching on the visualization for the transference of consciousness at the time of death.

2:30 pm | Teaching on Short Powa Practice

Pricing: $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 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 22, 2012

Lha Shi (Four Deities) Empowerment (Sun, Apr 22, 2012 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Lha Shi (Four Deities) Empowerment.  The 'Combined Practice of the Four Deities' is a guru yoga from the Shangpa tradition that groups Mahakala, Vajrayogini, Chenrezig and Tara into one practice.

Both Chinese and English translation will be provided.  Refuge is required for those participating in the empowerment and will be offered at the beginning of the empowerment.

2:00 pm
|
Lha Shi (Four Deities) Empowerment

Pricing: $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 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 24, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Apr 24, 2012 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Path to Buddahood by Ringu Tulku is a concise and friendly guide to the most comprehensive handbook of Buddhist practice in our lineage, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation written by the twelfth-century teacher Gampopa.  The text, available at the KTC bookstore, will be taught by graduates of the Three-year retreat.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time without attending previous sessions and there is no charge for participating.  This group meets in the KTC library in the main monastery building.  If you have any questions, please email Lama Chodron at chodron.mailbox@kagyu.com.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dorje Sempa Empowerment (Sat, Apr 28, 2012 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Lama Norlha Rinpoche will bestow the Dorje Sempa Empowerment. Dorje Sempa is the deity for purifying negative actions and obscurations, and is the second of the Four Preliminary Practices (Ngöndro).

Both Chinese and English translation will be provided.  Refuge is required for those participating in the empowerment and will be offered at the beginning of the empowerment.

2:30 pm | Dorje Sempa Empowerment


Pricing: $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 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.

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