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Friday, June 01, 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.

Daily Morning Services (Fri, Jun 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 (Fri, Jun 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)

Saturday, June 02, 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.

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 02, 2012 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 02, 2012 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)

Sunday, June 03, 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, June 04, 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.

Bestowal of Bodhisattva Vow (Mon, Jun 04, 2012 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

In honor of the sacred month of Sakadawa, Lama Norlha Rinpoche will give the Bodhisattva Vow.

During this auspicious month of Sakadawa, the merit of all virtue is multiplied. The Bodhisattva Vow is the heart of the Buddhist path. It is the affirmation that the root of true happiness and wisdom is bodhicitta, the intention to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others.

It is customary for those receiving the vow to make an offering directly to the Lama bestowing the vows after the ceremony to express their sincerity and commitment to cultivating bodhicitta.

There is no charge for attending 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.

 

Tuesday, June 05, 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, Jun 05, 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, June 06, 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, June 09, 2012

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 09, 2012 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 09, 2012 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)

Monday, June 11, 2012

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; chanting begins at 10:00 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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Jun 12, 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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Jun 15, 2012 10:00 am - Sun, Jun 17, 2012 6:00 pm)

The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling 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 this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

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 Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation. 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced. 

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, June 16, 2012

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Jun 15, 2012 10:00 am - Sun, Jun 17, 2012 6:00 pm)

The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling 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 this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

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 Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation. 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced. 

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.

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 16, 2012 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 16, 2012 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)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Jun 15, 2012 10:00 am - Sun, Jun 17, 2012 6:00 pm)

The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling 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 this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

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 Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation. 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced. 

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, June 19, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Jun 19, 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, June 20, 2012

Gya Shi, "The Practice of the Four Hundred Offerings" (Wed, Jun 20, 2012 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 (Wed, Jun 20, 2012 6:00 pm - 7:00 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.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony (Thu, Jun 21, 2012 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Sang is a special morning purification fire ceremony. It is an offering to all worldly gods and the 4 guests: Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. This practice pacifies war, encourages peace and averts sickness. It also creates merit and concludes the year-end chanting by purifying any remaining obstacles.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 23, 2012 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 23, 2012 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)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Jun 26, 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, June 30, 2012

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 30, 2012 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 30, 2012 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)

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