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Friday, November 01, 2013

Daily Morning Services (Fri, Nov 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, Nov 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)

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Milarepa Empowerment (Sun, Nov 03, 2013 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

MilarepaResizedLama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Milarepa Empowerment.  Milarepa, the most beloved yogi and poet of Tibet and one of the forefathers of the Kagyu lineage, is revered for his inspirational life story and profound songs of realization. The Guru Yoga of Milarepa is an essential practice of the Kagyu lineage in which the transmission of devotion becomes the basis of Mahamudra.

Refuge is required for those participating in the empowerment.  Refuge will not be given on day of empowerment.

Both Chinese and English translation will be provided.

 

2:30pm | Milarepa 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, November 05, 2013

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

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Tong Chö (Thu, Nov 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)


Monlam Choga, followed by Short Shitro Practice (Thu, Nov 07, 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Chanting of the Monlam Choga (Prayers of Auspiciousness), 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)

Friday, November 08, 2013

Base, Path, Fruition, a Teaching Seminar with Lama Karma Samten (Fri, Nov 08, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

LamaKarmaSamtenResized

Basis is the unity of the two truths.
Path is the unity of the two accumulations.
Fruition is the unity of the two Kayas.

Venerable Lama Samten will share with you - simply - how to practically develop an understanding of these three in our modern, hectic lives.

A Biography of Venerable Lama Samten

Venerable Lama Samten was born in West Tibet in 1944. He fled his homeland with his brothers, sisters and parents in 1959 when the Communists invaded Tibet. His entire family of 13 members died crossing the Himalayas, only Lama Samten survived.

He took his ordination in exile in India with the Very Venerable Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche and completed 10 years of solitary retreat under his guidance in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

In 1980 Lama Samten was sent to New Zealand by HH 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and spent 24 years there developing the Buddha Dharma. He retired in 2004 and now teaches internationally, guiding his many students in their practice and taking them on pilgrimage to holy Buddhist places around the world.

He is the author of many books on Dharma practice including Living with Death and Dying on the 6 Bardos. He was the creative force behind the 2004 Grammy Award winning music recording Sacred Tibetan Chant – the monks of Sherab Ling and has recorded a series of his own chanting CDs entitled Sounds of Liberation.

The teaching schedule is as follows:
November 8 (Friday) at 7:00 pm | Introduction to Meditation
November 9 (Saturday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar
November 10 (Sunday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar

Seminar fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.
Teaching Sessions
$25 Non-members | $20 Members
Please arrive 20 minutes before each session 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.


Saturday, November 09, 2013

Base, Path, Fruition, a Teaching Seminar with Lama Karma Samten (Sat, Nov 09, 2013 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

LamaKarmaSamtenResized

Basis is the unity of the two truths.
Path is the unity of the two accumulations.
Fruition is the unity of the two Kayas.

Venerable Lama Samten will share with you - simply - how to practically develop an understanding of these three in our modern, hectic lives.

A Biography of Venerable Lama Samten

Venerable Lama Samten was born in West Tibet in 1944. He fled his homeland with his brothers, sisters and parents in 1959 when the Communists invaded Tibet. His entire family of 13 members died crossing the Himalayas, only Lama Samten survived.

He took his ordination in exile in India with the Very Venerable Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche and completed 10 years of solitary retreat under his guidance in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

 

In 1980 Lama Samten was sent to New Zealand by HH 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and spent 24 years there developing the Buddha Dharma. He retired in 2004 and now teaches internationally, guiding his many students in their practice and taking them on pilgrimage to holy Buddhist places around the world.

 

He is the author of many books on Dharma practice including Living with Death and Dying on the 6 Bardos. He was the creative force behind the 2004 Grammy Award winning music recording Sacred Tibetan Chant – the monks of Sherab Ling and has recorded a series of his own chanting CDs entitled Sounds of Liberation.

 

The teaching schedule is as follows:
November 8 (Friday) at 7:00 pm | Introduction to Meditation
November 9 (Saturday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar
November 10 (Sunday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar

Seminar fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.
Teaching Sessions
$25 Non-members | $20 Members
Please arrive 20 minutes before each session 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.


Base, Path, Fruition, a Teaching Seminar with Lama Karma Samten (Sat, Nov 09, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

LamaKarmaSamtenResized

Basis is the unity of the two truths.
Path is the unity of the two accumulations.
Fruition is the unity of the two Kayas.

Venerable Lama Samten will share with you - simply - how to practically develop an understanding of these three in our modern, hectic lives.

A Biography of Venerable Lama Samten

Venerable Lama Samten was born in West Tibet in 1944. He fled his homeland with his brothers, sisters and parents in 1959 when the Communists invaded Tibet. His entire family of 13 members died crossing the Himalayas, only Lama Samten survived.

He took his ordination in exile in India with the Very Venerable Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche and completed 10 years of solitary retreat under his guidance in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

In 1980 Lama Samten was sent to New Zealand by HH 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and spent 24 years there developing the Buddha Dharma. He retired in 2004 and now teaches internationally, guiding his many students in their practice and taking them on pilgrimage to holy Buddhist places around the world.

He is the author of many books on Dharma practice including Living with Death and Dying on the 6 Bardos. He was the creative force behind the 2004 Grammy Award winning music recording Sacred Tibetan Chant – the monks of Sherab Ling and has recorded a series of his own chanting CDs entitled Sounds of Liberation.

The teaching schedule is as follows:
November 8 (Friday) at 7:00 pm | Introduction to Meditation
November 9 (Saturday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar
November 10 (Sunday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar

Seminar fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.
Teaching Sessions
$25 Non-members | $20 Members
Please arrive 20 minutes before each session 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, November 10, 2013

Base, Path, Fruition, a Teaching Seminar with Lama Karma Samten (Sun, Nov 10, 2013 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

LamaKarmaSamtenResized

Basis is the unity of the two truths.
Path is the unity of the two accumulations.
Fruition is the unity of the two Kayas.

Venerable Lama Samten will share with you - simply - how to practically develop an understanding of these three in our modern, hectic lives.

A Biography of Venerable Lama Samten

Venerable Lama Samten was born in West Tibet in 1944. He fled his homeland with his brothers, sisters and parents in 1959 when the Communists invaded Tibet. His entire family of 13 members died crossing the Himalayas, only Lama Samten survived.

He took his ordination in exile in India with the Very Venerable Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche and completed 10 years of solitary retreat under his guidance in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

In 1980 Lama Samten was sent to New Zealand by HH 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and spent 24 years there developing the Buddha Dharma. He retired in 2004 and now teaches internationally, guiding his many students in their practice and taking them on pilgrimage to holy Buddhist places around the world.

 

He is the author of many books on Dharma practice including Living with Death and Dying on the 6 Bardos. He was the creative force behind the 2004 Grammy Award winning music recording Sacred Tibetan Chant – the monks of Sherab Ling and has recorded a series of his own chanting CDs entitled Sounds of Liberation.

 

 

The teaching schedule is as follows:
November 8 (Friday) at 7:00 pm | Introduction to Meditation
November 9 (Saturday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar
November 10 (Sunday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar

Seminar fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.
Teaching Sessions
$25 Non-members | $20 Members
Please arrive 20 minutes before each session 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.


Base, Path, Fruition, a Teaching Seminar with Lama Karma Samten (Sun, Nov 10, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

LamaKarmaSamtenResized

Basis is the unity of the two truths.
Path is the unity of the two accumulations.
Fruition is the unity of the two Kayas.

Venerable Lama Samten will share with you - simply - how to practically develop an understanding of these three in our modern, hectic lives.

A Biography of Venerable Lama Samten

Venerable Lama Samten was born in West Tibet in 1944. He fled his homeland with his brothers, sisters and parents in 1959 when the Communists invaded Tibet. His entire family of 13 members died crossing the Himalayas, only Lama Samten survived.

He took his ordination in exile in India with the Very Venerable Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche and completed 10 years of solitary retreat under his guidance in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

In 1980 Lama Samten was sent to New Zealand by HH 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and spent 24 years there developing the Buddha Dharma. He retired in 2004 and now teaches internationally, guiding his many students in their practice and taking them on pilgrimage to holy Buddhist places around the world.

He is the author of many books on Dharma practice including Living with Death and Dying on the 6 Bardos. He was the creative force behind the 2004 Grammy Award winning music recording Sacred Tibetan Chant – the monks of Sherab Ling and has recorded a series of his own chanting CDs entitled Sounds of Liberation.

The teaching schedule is as follows:
November 8 (Friday) at 7:00 pm | Introduction to Meditation
November 9 (Saturday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar
November 10 (Sunday) at 9:30 am & 2:00 pm | Base, Path & Fruition Seminar

Seminar fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.
Teaching Sessions
$25 Non-members | $20 Members
Please arrive 20 minutes before each session 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, November 12, 2013

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

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Teaching Series by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche (Sat, Nov 16, 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, November 17, 2013

Teaching Series by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche (Sun, Nov 17, 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, November 19, 2013

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezi (Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:30 am - Mon, Nov 25, 2013 6:00 am)

November 21 - 25, 2013  (Thursday - Monday)  

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 21, 2013.

 

Sunday November 24 is the auspicious occasion of Lhabap Duchen, commemorating Lord Buddha’s return from the Tushita realm, and is said to be a time when the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied.

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.

Guests are welcome to participate in either or both 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 Nov 21 (Thursday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 23 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 23 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 21, 2013.

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

Friday, November 22, 2013

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezi (Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:30 am - Mon, Nov 25, 2013 6:00 am)

November 21 - 25, 2013  (Thursday - Monday)  

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 21, 2013.

 

Sunday November 24 is the auspicious occasion of Lhabap Duchen, commemorating Lord Buddha’s return from the Tushita realm, and is said to be a time when the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied.

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.

Guests are welcome to participate in either or both 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 Nov 21 (Thursday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 23 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 23 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 21, 2013.

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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezi (Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:30 am - Mon, Nov 25, 2013 6:00 am)

November 21 - 25, 2013  (Thursday - Monday)  

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 21, 2013.

 

Sunday November 24 is the auspicious occasion of Lhabap Duchen, commemorating Lord Buddha’s return from the Tushita realm, and is said to be a time when the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied.

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.

Guests are welcome to participate in either or both 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 Nov 21 (Thursday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 23 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 23 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 21, 2013.

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

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezi (Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:30 am - Mon, Nov 25, 2013 6:00 am)

November 21 - 25, 2013  (Thursday - Monday)  

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 21, 2013.

 

Sunday November 24 is the auspicious occasion of Lhabap Duchen, commemorating Lord Buddha’s return from the Tushita realm, and is said to be a time when the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied.

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.

Guests are welcome to participate in either or both 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 Nov 21 (Thursday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 23 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 23 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 21, 2013.

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

Monday, November 25, 2013

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezi (Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:30 am - Mon, Nov 25, 2013 6:00 am)

November 21 - 25, 2013  (Thursday - Monday)  

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 21, 2013.

 

Sunday November 24 is the auspicious occasion of Lhabap Duchen, commemorating Lord Buddha’s return from the Tushita realm, and is said to be a time when the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied.

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.

Guests are welcome to participate in either or both 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 Nov 21 (Thursday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 23 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 23 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 21, 2013.

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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

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