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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Daily Morning Services (Tue, May 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)

Daily Evening Service (Tue, May 01, 2012 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)

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, May 01, 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.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, May 08, 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, May 12, 2012

Commemoration of Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sat, May 12, 2012 9:30 am - 2:00 pm)

Kalu RinpocheLama Norlha Rinpoche and the Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery sangha will be commemorating the occasion of our root lama Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche's parinirvana -- the day he left his body and entered the Pure Realms.   We will be offering a full Tong Chö, consisting of 1,000 saffron water bowls, 1,000 butter lamps, incense and flowers, and chanting the Monlam Choga -- a special aspiration practice compiled by Kalu Rinpoche himself. Kalu Rinpoche’s tsok (feast) offering will also be included. Lama Norlha Rinpoche has remarked that there is no finer way to remember and venerate our precious root lama than through participating in these offering and aspiration practices. You may participate in this auspicious occasion by helping set up the offerings (8:30 am), and joining us in the shrine room to chant the Monlam Choga (9:30 am). Tibetan texts are available with English transliteration and translation. Vegetarian food items are welcomed to offer as part of the tsok.


8:30 am | Tong Chö

9:30 am | Chanting of Monlam Choga and Kalu Rinpoche's Tsok


There is no charge for attending the chanting but advance 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.

Teaching on The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 12, 2012 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Lama Dechi will review the sadhana of the 1000 armed Chenrezig that will be practiced during the upcoming 8 sets of Nyungne retreat. People who have made reservations to attend the retreat are urged to attend this informative teaching.

Pricing: $20 Non-members | $15 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Chanting of Green Tara (Sun, May 13, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the Kagyu Thubten Chöling sangha invite you to join us in honoring all mothers (past, present, and future!) through chanting the short practice of Green Tara, who is often referred to as “The Mother of Liberation.” The merit accumulated through participating in this inspiring practice will be dedicated to the countless beings who have been our mothers since beginningless time. The chanting text will be available with English and Chinese transliteration and translation -- so everyone can participate.

Lama Depa will be leading the chanting. Following that, she will offer a short introduction to the Green Tara practice.

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, May 15, 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.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, May 22, 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, May 23, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, May 29, 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, May 30, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, May 21, 2012 4:00 am - Wed, Jun 06, 2012 4:00 am)

May 21 - June 6, 2012    

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012.

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 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.

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 2  (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012.

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

We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

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

  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

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