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December 2012

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Daily Morning Services (Sat, Dec 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 (Sat, Dec 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)

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Dec 04, 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, December 08, 2012

Chenrezig Retreat Weekend Led by Lama Chödrön (Sat, Dec 08, 2012 3:00 pm - Sun, Dec 09, 2012 11:00 pm)

ChenreziCustomDecember 8 (Saturday)
2:00 - 4:00 pm
| Teaching followed by chanting practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Extra practice session

December 9 (Sunday)
10:00 am - noon
| Teaching followed by chanting practice

Please join us for a weekend focusing on the practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva who embodies enlightened compassion, and accumulation of his mantra, om mani peme hung.

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

Each of the two main sessions will begin with a teaching on the meaning of the Chenrezig practice and the importance of cultivating compassion on the path to full awakening for the benefit of beings.  During the second half of each session, we will chant the practice of Chenrezig, allowing ample time for mantra recitation. Saturday night there will be an extra session for practice only.  Everyone is encouraged to count their mantras toward the million mani accumulation by the KTC sangha this month for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s long life and excellent health.

Chenrezig will be chanted in Tibetan one day and English the other. We haven’t yet determined which day is which, so please check again soon if you’d like that information.

All are welcome for the whole weekend, either session, or the Saturday night practice. Everyone is also welcome to come early on Saturday and help with the weekly Tong Chö butterlamp offering, followed by the chanting of Kalu Rinpoche’s Monlam Choga, aspiration prayers to benefit all beings; and to help prepare the next week’s butterlamps on Sunday morning after breakfast.

Pricing:
  • Saturday and Sunday teaching and practice sessions are $20 Non-members | $15 Members each.
  • Saturday night practice is free of charge.

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

Reservations
(1 week in advance) are required if you 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, December 09, 2012

Chenrezig Retreat Weekend Led by Lama Chödrön (Sat, Dec 08, 2012 3:00 pm - Sun, Dec 09, 2012 11:00 pm)

ChenreziCustomDecember 8 (Saturday)
2:00 - 4:00 pm
| Teaching followed by chanting practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Extra practice session

December 9 (Sunday)
10:00 am - noon
| Teaching followed by chanting practice

Please join us for a weekend focusing on the practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva who embodies enlightened compassion, and accumulation of his mantra, om mani peme hung.

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

Each of the two main sessions will begin with a teaching on the meaning of the Chenrezig practice and the importance of cultivating compassion on the path to full awakening for the benefit of beings.  During the second half of each session, we will chant the practice of Chenrezig, allowing ample time for mantra recitation. Saturday night there will be an extra session for practice only.  Everyone is encouraged to count their mantras toward the million mani accumulation by the KTC sangha this month for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s long life and excellent health.

Chenrezig will be chanted in Tibetan one day and English the other. We haven’t yet determined which day is which, so please check again soon if you’d like that information.

All are welcome for the whole weekend, either session, or the Saturday night practice. Everyone is also welcome to come early on Saturday and help with the weekly Tong Chö butterlamp offering, followed by the chanting of Kalu Rinpoche’s Monlam Choga, aspiration prayers to benefit all beings; and to help prepare the next week’s butterlamps on Sunday morning after breakfast.

Pricing:
  • Saturday and Sunday teaching and practice sessions are $20 Non-members | $15 Members each.
  • Saturday night practice is free of charge.

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

Reservations
(1 week in advance) are required if you 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, December 11, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Dec 11, 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, December 12, 2012

Sponsored Practices For Lama Norlha Rinpoche's Good Health and Long Life (Wed, Dec 12, 2012 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The KTC Sangha is making offerings and sponsoring chanting practices for Lama Norlha Rinpoche's good health and long life.

December 12
, Wednesday (10:00 am) | Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony
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.


December 16, Sunday (3:00 pm) | Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony
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.

 

If you would like to help sponsor these fire offerings, 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 in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sponsored Practices For Lama Norlha Rinpoche's Good Health and Long Life (Sun, Dec 16, 2012 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

The KTC Sangha is making offerings and sponsoring chanting practices for Lama Norlha Rinpoche's good health and long life.

December 12
, Wednesday (10:00 am) | Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony
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.


December 16, Sunday (3:00 pm) | Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony
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.

 

If you would like to help sponsor these fire offerings, 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 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, December 18, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Dec 18, 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, December 22, 2012

Chenrezig Chanting and Meditation (Sat, Dec 22, 2012 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

ChenreziCustomPlease join us for a weekend focusing on the chanting and meditation practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva who embodies enlightened compassion, and accumulation of his mantra, om mani peme hung.

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

December 22 (Saturday)
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of the full practice in traditional Tibetan
(Texts are transliterated so beginners are quite welcome.)

December 23 (Sunday)
11:00 am - noon
| Lama Chodron will be happy to provide some guidance as to the meaning as we chant, and the group will decide whether to do the practice in Tibetan or English. (We make traditional Tibetan butterlamps on Sunday mornings starting around 9:00am. All are welcome to join us for that as well, and we can always use extra help.)

We are continuing to accumulate recitations of OM MANI PEME HUNG for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s long life and excellent health. We are up to 800,000 already, so it’s looking possible we may be able to offer him an extra million by January 1!  So bring your mala beads if you have them, and we will have some available to borrow if you don’t.

Even though it’s the busy weekend right before Christmas, Chenrezig practice is a good way to take a break from your busy schedule and send some positive energy into the world at this sacred time of year. We hope you can join us.

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


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Chenrezig Chanting and Meditation (Sun, Dec 23, 2012 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

ChenreziCustomPlease join us for a weekend focusing on the chanting and meditation practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva who embodies enlightened compassion, and accumulation of his mantra, om mani peme hung.

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

December 22 (Saturday)
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of the full practice in traditional Tibetan
(Texts are transliterated so beginners are quite welcome.)

December 23 (Sunday)
11:00 am - noon
| Lama Chodron will be happy to provide some guidance as to the meaning as we chant, and the group will decide whether to do the practice in Tibetan or English. (We make traditional Tibetan butterlamps on Sunday mornings starting around 9:00am. All are welcome to join us for that as well, and we can always use extra help.)

We are continuing to accumulate recitations of OM MANI PEME HUNG for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s long life and excellent health. We are up to 800,000 already, so it’s looking possible we may be able to offer him an extra million by January 1!  So bring your mala beads if you have them, and we will have some available to borrow if you don’t.

Even though it’s the busy weekend right before Christmas, Chenrezig practice is a good way to take a break from your busy schedule and send some positive energy into the world at this sacred time of year. We hope you can join us.

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, December 25, 2012

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Dec 25, 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, December 29, 2012

Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice (Sat, Dec 29, 2012 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice (Sun, Dec 30, 2012 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles.

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.

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