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January 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Daily Morning Services (Tue, Jan 01, 2013 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, Jan 01, 2013 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, Jan 01, 2013 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, January 05, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jan 05, 2013 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, Jan 05, 2013 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)

Chenrezig Chanting and Meditation (Sat, Jan 05, 2013 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.”

January 5 (Saturday) 7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting in traditional Tibetan led by Lama Depa
(Texts are transliterated so beginners are quite welcome.)

January 6 (Sunday) 11:00 am - noon | Chanting in English led by Lama Chödron
(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.)

Both the Tibetan and English chanting are beginner-friendly, and we will provide a little orientation for beginners.  For anyone participating in the KTC Million Mani Club (individuals accumulating a million recitations of Chenrezig’s mantra of compassion, OM MANI PEME HUNG), this is a good chance to accumulate some mani’s!

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, January 06, 2013

Chenrezig Chanting and Meditation (Sun, Jan 06, 2013 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.”

January 5 (Saturday) 7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting in traditional Tibetan led by Lama Depa
(Texts are transliterated so beginners are quite welcome.)

January 6 (Sunday) 11:00 am - noon | Chanting in English led by Lama Chödron
(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.)

Both the Tibetan and English chanting are beginner-friendly, and we will provide a little orientation for beginners.  For anyone participating in the KTC Million Mani Club (individuals accumulating a million recitations of Chenrezig’s mantra of compassion, OM MANI PEME HUNG), this is a good chance to accumulate some mani’s!

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, January 08, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Jan 08, 2013 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, January 12, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jan 12, 2013 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, Jan 12, 2013 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, January 15, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Jan 15, 2013 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, January 19, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jan 19, 2013 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, Jan 19, 2013 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)

The Buddhist View of Non-Duality, a Seminar with Lama Karma (Sat, Jan 19, 2013 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

KarmaResizedLama Karma, a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, and a resident lama of Milarepa Osel Chödzong in Happy Valley, TN, will be teaching on the Buddhist view of non-duality.

In our ordinary experience, we perceive ourselves as individuals interacting with a world of objects and other beings. This basic subject/object split that defines our experience was taught by the Buddha to be an illusion that causes continual suffering. Through meditation we come to recognize that the true nature of reality is non-dual.

This two part seminar will look at the history of how non-duality was understood and practiced in classical India and Tibet.  The second session will discuss the transmission of the Buddhist view of non-duality in the West and investigate the challenges and promises of practicing these profound teachings in the modern world. 

The teaching schedule is as follows:

January 19  (Saturday) at 3:00 pm
January 20 (Sunday) at 10:00 am

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

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Buddhist View of Non-Duality, a Seminar with Lama Karma (Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

KarmaResizedLama Karma, a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, and a resident lama of Milarepa Osel Chödzong in Happy Valley, TN, will be teaching on the Buddhist view of non-duality.

In our ordinary experience, we perceive ourselves as individuals interacting with a world of objects and other beings. This basic subject/object split that defines our experience was taught by the Buddha to be an illusion that causes continual suffering. Through meditation we come to recognize that the true nature of reality is non-dual.

This two part seminar will look at the history of how non-duality was understood and practiced in classical India and Tibet.  The second session will discuss the transmission of the Buddhist view of non-duality in the West and investigate the challenges and promises of practicing these profound teachings in the modern world. 

The teaching schedule is as follows:

January 19  (Saturday) at 3:00 pm
January 20 (Sunday) at 10:00 am

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

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Jan 22, 2013 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, January 26, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jan 26, 2013 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, Jan 26, 2013 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, January 29, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Jan 29, 2013 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.

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