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September 2013

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Green Tara Retreat, led by Lama Samten Drolma (Sat, Aug 31, 2013 2:30 pm - Sun, Sep 01, 2013 3:30 pm)


Lama Samten Drolma

  1. Samten completed the traditional three-year retreat under the guidance of Lama Norlha Rinpoche in 2011. At Rinpoche's request, she helped establish our affiliated retreat center in the Smoky Mountains of TN (www.mocd.org) and also teaches at dharma centers in Asheville and Greensboro, NC as well as Washington, DC (www.kagyudc.org). She is currently a resident teacher at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge.

Join us for a retreat in which we can awaken to and nurture our qualities of wisdom, compassion, and loving kindness.

Tara the Liberator, an archetype throughout many Buddhist lineages and particularly cherished within Tibetan Tantra, is acknowledged for her swift activity to overcome obstacles. As a mirror into aspects we all have the potential to embody, the practice of Tara is a powerful tool to cultivate courage, insight, and the heart of awakening.

In this weekend retreat, Lama Samten Drolma will convey the tradition and lineage of Tara as well as provide practical guidance for how to integrate her qualities into our everyday lives.


Retreat begins: August 31 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
Retreat ends: September 1 (Sunday) at 3:30 pm

Price for 5 retreat sessions: $60 Non-members | $45 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.



Daily Morning Services (Sun, Sep 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 (Sun, Sep 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)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Sep 03, 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, September 07, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 07, 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, Sep 07, 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)

Teaching on the Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra, cont'd (Sat, Sep 07, 2013 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

LNRzenTibetResizedLama Norlha Rinpoche continues with his teaching on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. This prayer, composed by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, offers a concise teaching on the essential instructions of ground, path, and fruition Mahamudra, the ultimate realization of one's mind.

 

The teaching schedule is as follows:
September 7 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
September 8 (Sunday) at 10:30 am  

 

Seminar fees: $25 Non-members | $20 Members per session

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, September 08, 2013

Teaching on the Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra, cont'd (Sun, Sep 08, 2013 10:30 am - 12:30 pm)

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Lama Norlha Rinpoche continues with his teaching on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. This prayer, composed by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, offers a concise teaching on the essential instructions of ground, path, and fruition Mahamudra, the ultimate realization of one's mind.

 

The teaching schedule is as follows:
September 7 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
September 8 (Sunday) at 10:30 am  

 

Seminar fees: $25 Non-members | $20 Members per session

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.


Medicine Buddha Empowerment (Sun, Sep 08, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

MedicineBuddhaLama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Medicine Buddha Empowerment.  In this age of rampant disease and difficulties, the Medicine or Healing Buddha, is a much needed practice that can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. It is said that people who sincerely pray to the Medicine Buddha will be protected from the suffering of the lower realms.

Refuge is required for those participating in the empowerment and will be offered at the beginning of the empowerment.

2:00 pm | Medicine Buddha Empowerment

 


Pricing: $25 Non-members | $20 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, September 10, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Sep 10, 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, September 14, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 14, 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, Sep 14, 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, September 17, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Sep 17, 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, September 21, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 21, 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, Sep 21, 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)

Teaching Series by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche (Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

A Series of Monthly Teachings by

Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche

2013: April 6-7, May 4-5, June 15-16, July 20-21, August 24-25,
September 21-22, October 5-6, November 16-17, December 14-15

 

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Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery is happy to announce a series of monthly teachings by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche on The Ornament of Precious Liberation by Gampopa. These teaching will be live streamed* and are available only at participating Dharma Centers.

The Ornament of Precious Liberation, a foundation of Buddhist study and practice, is a primary text of the Kagyu Lineage that elucidates the stages of the Buddhist path. It includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding a spiritual master, impermanence, karma, the cultivation of bodhicitta, the development of the six perfections, the ten Bodhisattva Levels, achievement of Buddhahood, and the four major activities of a Buddha to benefit beings.

Gampopa said "Studying The Ornament of Precious Liberation and the Precious Garland of the Excellent Path is equivalent to meeting me in person."

The course is scheduled to be taught in monthly teachings over a two year period. Due to the time difference, Kagyu Thubten Chöling will present the teachings as weekend seminars once a month, at a time convenient for New York area residents. Anyone with a sincere interest in Buddhist philosophy and practice is welcome to participate and completing the full course is highly encouraged. English translation by Richard Barron (Lama Chokyi Nyima).

More dates will be announced in the future. We hope you can join us for this amazing opportunity to receive teachings directly from one of the foremost teachers of the Kagyu Lineage.

Seminar Times:
Saturdays:  2:00 pm 
Sundays: 1:30 pm

Seminar fee per day: $20 Non-members | $15 Members;
Full weekend: $40 Non-members | $30 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.

 

* Live Streaming: If you are interested in coming to view the live broadcast, the dates and times are as follows (individual sessions run for about 3 hours):  
                            

Sept 20,21  10pm                  
Oct 18,19    10pm                   
Nov 15,16    9 pm                 
Dec 13,14    9pm                    

 

We ask for a donation of $10 per session to help defray cost.

 

Please follow instructions as above for making reservations if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Teaching Series by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche (Sun, Sep 22, 2013 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

A Series of Monthly Teachings by

Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche

2013: April 6-7, May 4-5, June 15-16, July 20-21, August 24-25,
September 21-22, October 5-6, November 16-17, December 14-15

 

TSR72

Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery is happy to announce a series of monthly teachings by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche on The Ornament of Precious Liberation by Gampopa. These teaching will be live streamed* and are available only at participating Dharma Centers.

The Ornament of Precious Liberation, a foundation of Buddhist study and practice, is a primary text of the Kagyu Lineage that elucidates the stages of the Buddhist path. It includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding a spiritual master, impermanence, karma, the cultivation of bodhicitta, the development of the six perfections, the ten Bodhisattva Levels, achievement of Buddhahood, and the four major activities of a Buddha to benefit beings.

Gampopa said "Studying The Ornament of Precious Liberation and the Precious Garland of the Excellent Path is equivalent to meeting me in person."

The course is scheduled to be taught in monthly teachings over a two year period. Due to the time difference, Kagyu Thubten Chöling will present the teachings as weekend seminars once a month, at a time convenient for New York area residents. Anyone with a sincere interest in Buddhist philosophy and practice is welcome to participate and completing the full course is highly encouraged. English translation by Richard Barron (Lama Chokyi Nyima).

More dates will be announced in the future. We hope you can join us for this amazing opportunity to receive teachings directly from one of the foremost teachers of the Kagyu Lineage.

Seminar Times:
Saturdays:  2:00 pm 
Sundays: 1:30 pm

Seminar fee per day: $20 Non-members | $15 Members;
Full weekend: $40 Non-members | $30 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.

 

* Live Streaming: If you are interested in coming to view the live broadcast, the dates and times are as follows (individual sessions run for about 3 hours):  
                            

Sept 20,21  10pm                  
Oct 18,19    10pm                   
Nov 15,16    9 pm                 
Dec 13,14    9pm                    

 

We ask for a donation of $10 per session to help defray cost.

Please follow instructions as above for making reservations if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Sep 24, 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, September 28, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 28, 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, Sep 28, 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)

Teaching on the Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra, cont'd (Sat, Sep 28, 2013 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

LNRzenTibetResizedLama Norlha Rinpoche continues with his teaching on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. This prayer, composed by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, offers a concise teaching on the essential instructions of ground, path, and fruition Mahamudra, the ultimate realization of one's mind.

 

The teaching schedule is as follows:
September 28 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
September 29 (Sunday) at 10:30 am 


 

Seminar fees: $25 Non-members | $20 Members per session

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, September 29, 2013

Teaching on the Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra, cont'd (Sun, Sep 29, 2013 10:30 am - 12:30 pm)

LNRzenTibetResizedLama Norlha Rinpoche continues with his teaching on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. This prayer, composed by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, offers a concise teaching on the essential instructions of ground, path, and fruition Mahamudra, the ultimate realization of one's mind.

 

The teaching schedule is as follows:
September 28 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
September 29 (Sunday) at 10:30 am 


 

Seminar fees: $25 Non-members | $20 Members per session

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.


Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment (Sun, Sep 29, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Guru RinpocheLama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment.  Of the hundreds of long life empowerment termas (hidden Dharma treasures) discovered over the past 1300 years, The Long Life Empowerment (Tsewang) of Konchok Chidu, is said to confer Guru Rinpoche's most profound blessings for long life and freedom from obstacles.

 

Both Chinese and English translation will be provided.  Refuge is not required for those participating in the empowerment.

2:00 pm | Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment

 
Pricing:
$25 Non-members | $20 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.


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