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March 2013

Friday, March 01, 2013

Daily Morning Services (Fri, Mar 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 (Fri, Mar 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)

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 02, 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, Mar 02, 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, March 05, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Mar 05, 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.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Mar 06, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 09, 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, Mar 09, 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)

Bringing Procrastination and Indecision to the Path, a Seminar with Lama Jamdron (Sat, Mar 09, 2013 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

jamdronResizedLama Jamdron, a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat at Kagyu Thubten Chöling and Lama Norlha Rinpoche's translator for the past 18 years, will be teaching on how to bring procrastination and indecision to the path.

As followers of the Buddha, most of us have a sincere wish to realize the true nature through meditation. But that inner call to practice is too often drowned out by endless responsibilities and distractions.

In this two-part seminar, we will look at how to identify and overcome what is blocking us from progressing in our practice, drawing on advice and prayers Lama Norlha Rinpoche relied on during his two three-year retreats.


The teaching schedule is as follows:

March 9  (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
March 10 (Sunday) at 10:00 am


Seminar fees per session:
$20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students (with valid ID)
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, March 10, 2013

Bringing Procrastination and Indecision to the Path, a Seminar with Lama Jamdron (Sun, Mar 10, 2013 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

jamdronResizedLama Jamdron, a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat at Kagyu Thubten Chöling and Lama Norlha Rinpoche's translator for the past 18 years, will be teaching on how to bring procrastination and indecision to the path.

As followers of the Buddha, most of us have a sincere wish to realize the true nature through meditation. But that inner call to practice is too often drowned out by endless responsibilities and distractions.

In this two-part seminar, we will look at how to identify and overcome what is blocking us from progressing in our practice, drawing on advice and prayers Lama Norlha Rinpoche relied on during his two three-year retreats.


The teaching schedule is as follows:

March 9  (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
March 10 (Sunday) at 10:00 am


Seminar fees per session:
$20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students (with valid ID)
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, March 12, 2013

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Mar 13, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 16, 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, Mar 16, 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)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Reversal of Negative Influences, a Teaching by Lama Dechi (Sun, Mar 17, 2013 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

DechiResizedLama Dechi is a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat at Kagyu Thubten Chöling and serves as one of the resident Lamas at KTC. She will be offering an overview of the twice-yearly obstacle-averting practice based on the Heart Sutra, known as Sherab Nyingpo Dudok. The program will include explanations of visualizations, offerings, the practice mandala and aspiration prayers, as well as time for questions.

2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching on the Reversal of Negative Influences



Pricing:
$20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students (with valid ID)
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, March 19, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Mar 19, 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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Mar 20, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 23, 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, Mar 23, 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)

Living and Dying with Compassion in the Modern World, a Seminar with Lama Rod Owens (Sat, Mar 23, 2013 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Living and Dying with Compassion in the Modern World: The Intergration of Western and Tibetan Buddhist Practice in Preparing for Death

RodResized
Lama Rod Owens is a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, and the resident lama of Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong in Washington DC.

This seminar will explore the ways in which we can integrate traditional practices in Tibetan Buddhism with those of western approaches. Some of these integral practices include establishing a daily "death preparation" practice, choosing a spiritual caretaker to organize practices for you upon your death and dying, learning to communicate your wishes to those who might care for you during your passing like hospice, and creating crucial documents like advanced directives and spiritual directives to help minimize obstacles during your dying.

The teaching schedule is as follows:

March 23 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
March 24 (Sunday) at 10:00 am

Seminar fees per session:
$20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students (with valid ID)
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, March 24, 2013

Living and Dying with Compassion in the Modern World, a Seminar with Lama Rod Owens (Sun, Mar 24, 2013 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Living and Dying with Compassion in the Modern World: The Intergration of Western and Tibetan Buddhist Practice in Preparing for Death

RodResized
Lama Rod Owens is a graduate of the traditional 3 Year Retreat at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, and the resident lama of Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong in Washington DC.

This seminar will explore the ways in which we can integrate traditional practices in Tibetan Buddhism with those of western approaches. Some of these integral practices include establishing a daily "death preparation" practice, choosing a spiritual caretaker to organize practices for you upon your death and dying, learning to communicate your wishes to those who might care for you during your passing like hospice, and creating crucial documents like advanced directives and spiritual directives to help minimize obstacles during your dying.

The teaching schedule is as follows:

March 23 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
March 24 (Sunday) at 10:00 am

Seminar fees per session:
$20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students (with valid ID)
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, March 26, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Mar 26, 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.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Mar 27, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 30, 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, Mar 30, 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)

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