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July 2017

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Daily Morning Services (Sat, Jul 01, 2017 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)

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jul 01, 2017 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, Jul 01, 2017 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)

Daily Evening Service (Sat, Jul 01, 2017 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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Jul 01, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jul 02, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, July 03, 2017

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jul 03, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Annual Summer Potluck Picnic (Tue, Jul 04, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

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The sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling invites you to our annual Summer Potluck Picnic. Bring a vegetarian dish as well your relatives and friends - all are welcome.


Please contact Lama Yeshe Rabsal and let him know if you are coming.  We look forward to seeing you here!!!


We are delighted to announce that the picnic will be followed by a teaching at 2:30pm by Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche.  Click here for the full details.


11:30 am
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Annual Summer Potluck Picnic


Reservations
(1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC below for details.

Enlightened Women of the Shangpa Kagyu - Life Stories and Songs of Sukhasiddhi and Niguma - Teachings by Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche (Tue, Jul 04, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Sukhasiddhi 72Niguma 72 

 

Sukhasiddhi and Niguma are the wisdom sources of the Shangpa lineage. Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche will share with us their inspiring life stories and profound songs of realization.

 

KhenpoDonyoRinpocheKhenchen Lodro Donyo Rinpoche is the main spiritual successor to Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and abbot of Bokar Ngedon Chokor Ling Monastery in Mirik, India. He received his title of Khenpo Rinpoche from HH the 16th Karmapa, and he received many tantric empowerments from Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. Khenchen Rinpoche is a renowned scholar and meditation master. To read more about Rinpoche click here.

The teaching schedule is as follows:
July 4 (Tuesday) at
2:30 pm
July 5 (Wednesday) at 7:30 pm

 

Fee per session: $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 need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


Please note:
 When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Enlightened Women of the Shangpa Kagyu - Life Stories and Songs of Sukhasiddhi and Niguma - Teachings by Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche (Wed, Jul 05, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Sukhasiddhi 72Niguma 72 

 

Sukhasiddhi and Niguma are the wisdom sources of the Shangpa lineage. Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche will share with us their inspiring life stories and profound songs of realization.

 

KhenpoDonyoRinpocheKhenchen Lodro Donyo Rinpoche is the main spiritual successor to Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and abbot of Bokar Ngedon Chokor Ling Monastery in Mirik, India. He received his title of Khenpo Rinpoche from HH the 16th Karmapa, and he received many tantric empowerments from Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. Khenchen Rinpoche is a renowned scholar and meditation master. To read more about Rinpoche click here.

The teaching schedule is as follows:
July 4 (Tuesday) at
2:30 pm
July 5 (Wednesday) at 7:30 pm

 

Fee per session: $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 need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


Please note:
 When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Jul 06, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, July 07, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Jul 07, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jul 08, 2017 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, Jul 08, 2017 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 Practice (Sat, Jul 08, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding (Sun, Jul 09, 2017 10:00 am - 11:45 am)

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Please join Lama Yeshe Rabsal for a day of calm abiding meditation in the main shrineroom of the new Maitreya Center. There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, and you are welcome to join us for one or both sessions. Each session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation, and end with time for questions about the practice. 

 

 

10:00am & 1:30pm | Calm Abiding Meditation 

 

There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

Reservations  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.

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding (Sun, Jul 09, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

LotusPhotograph


Please join Lama Yeshe Rabsal for a day of calm abiding meditation in the main shrineroom of the new Maitreya Center. There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, and you are welcome to join us for one or both sessions. Each session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation, and end with time for questions about the practice. 

 

 

10:00am & 1:30pm | Calm Abiding Meditation

 

There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

Reservations  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.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jul 09, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jul 10, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Jul 11, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Chödron, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the KTC library (first floor, to the right off the entryway). 

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Jul 12, 2017 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.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Jul 13, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, Jul 14, 2017 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) (Fri, Jul 14, 2017 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 Practice (Fri, Jul 14, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

What is Buddhism? A Teaching by Lama Tenam, Executive Secretary of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa (Sat, Jul 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

LTenamHt190Lama Tenam, Executive Secretary of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, will be visiting Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery.  Lama Tenam became a monk at the age of eight, training at a small monastery under the tutelage of Very Venerable Drubsing Rinpoche. He received his novice ordination from HH Sixteenth Karmapa and his bikkhu (full) ordination from the Second Jamgon Kongtrul. He studied many of the fundamental Tibetan Buddhist texts with the Very Venerable Khunnu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen Rinpoche -- one of the teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama--including Jewel Ornament of Liberation, Precious Garland of the Supreme Path, The Bodhisattva's Way of Life, and the Tibetan Grammar Situ Drelchen by the Eighth Tai Situpa.  Lama Tenam graduated first in his class in both his undergraduate and graduate Buddhist studies.

With the blessing of Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche, Lama Tenam joined the Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat of Palpung congregation in 1983 after completing his graduate school studies at Varanasi Sanskrit University. In 1985, Lama Tenam spent 6 months with the Very Venerable Saljay Rinpoche who is the teacher of many great high lamas and the retreat master of Palpung Sherabling Monastery. Since then, Lama Tenam has served as personal executive secretary to Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche, who is regarded as a great living bodhisattva and an emanation of the next Buddha, Maitreya. He received complete transmissions of the eight major lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism and detailed instructions on the three main Mahamudra  texts by the 9th Karmapa from Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche. He also served and received many personal instructions from His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, from 2000 to 2002.

Lama Tenam relies on Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche as his root lama and guide for his personal dharma practice.


2:00 pm | What is Buddhism?
We may identify as Buddhists, but miss ways in which we think, act and live that hinder our awakening. Lama Tenam will point out how to authentically practice the Buddhist path.

  

Fee per session: $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 need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


Please note:
 When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Jul 15, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

How to Deal with Emotions A Teaching by Lama Tenam, Executive Secretary of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa (Sat, Jul 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

LTenamHt190Lama Tenam, Executive Secretary of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, will be visiting Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery.  Lama Tenam became a monk at the age of eight, training at a small monastery under the tutelage of Very Venerable Drubsing Rinpoche. He received his novice ordination from HH Sixteenth Karmapa and his bikkhu (full) ordination from the Second Jamgon Kongtrul. He studied many of the fundamental Tibetan Buddhist texts with the Very Venerable Khunnu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen Rinpoche -- one of the teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama--including Jewel Ornament of Liberation, Precious Garland of the Supreme Path, The Bodhisattva's Way of Life, and the Tibetan Grammar Situ Drelchen by the Eighth Tai Situpa.  Lama Tenam graduated first in his class in both his undergraduate and graduate Buddhist studies.

With the blessing of Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche, Lama Tenam joined the Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat of Palpung congregation in 1983 after completing his graduate school studies at Varanasi Sanskrit University. In 1985, Lama Tenam spent 6 months with the Very Venerable Saljay Rinpoche who is the teacher of many great high lamas and the retreat master of Palpung Sherabling Monastery. Since then, Lama Tenam has served as personal executive secretary to Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche, who is regarded as a great living bodhisattva and an emanation of the next Buddha, Maitreya. He received complete transmissions of the eight major lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism and detailed instructions on the three main Mahamudra  texts by the 9th Karmapa from Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche. He also served and received many personal instructions from His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, from 2000 to 2002.

Lama Tenam relies on Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche as his root lama and guide for his personal dharma practice.


7:00 pm | How to Deal with Emotions
Emotions are a fundamental part of our experience. How we understand and respond to our emotions can make the difference between happiness and suffering, insight and ignorance.
 

Fee per session: $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 need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


Please note:
 When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jul 16, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jul 17, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Jul 18, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Chödron, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the KTC library (first floor, to the right off the entryway). 

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Jul 19, 2017 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.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Thu, Jul 20, 2017 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) (Thu, Jul 20, 2017 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 Practice (Thu, Jul 20, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Drolma Yuldok, a 3-Day Practice Based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Jul 21, 2017 3:00 pm - Sun, Jul 23, 2017 5:00 pm)

July 21 - July 23, 2017 (Friday - Sunday)

21Tara resizedThe Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.


There are many ways to participate in this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

 

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 Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation.

 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.


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

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Jul 21, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Drolma Yuldok, a 3-Day Practice Based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Jul 21, 2017 3:00 pm - Sun, Jul 23, 2017 5:00 pm)

July 21 - July 23, 2017 (Friday - Sunday)

21Tara resizedThe Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.


There are many ways to participate in this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

 

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 Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation.

 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.


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

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Jul 22, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Drolma Yuldok, a 3-Day Practice Based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Jul 21, 2017 3:00 pm - Sun, Jul 23, 2017 5:00 pm)

July 21 - July 23, 2017 (Friday - Sunday)

21Tara resizedThe Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.


There are many ways to participate in this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

 

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 Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation.

 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.


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

Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony (Sun, Jul 23, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

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.


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.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jul 23, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony (Mon, Jul 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

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.

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.

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jul 24, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Jul 25, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Chödron, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the KTC library (first floor, to the right off the entryway). 

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Jul 26, 2017 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.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Jul 27, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Jul 28, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jul 29, 2017 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, Jul 29, 2017 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 Practice (Sat, Jul 29, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding (Sun, Jul 30, 2017 10:00 am - 11:45 am)

LotusPhotograph


Please join Lama Depa for a day of calm abiding meditation in the main shrineroom of the new Maitreya Center. There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, and you are welcome to join us for one or both sessions. Each session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation, and end with time for questions about the practice. 

 

 

10:00am & 1:30pm | Calm Abiding Meditation 

 

There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

Reservations  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.

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding (Sun, Jul 30, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

LotusPhotograph


Please join Lama Depa for a day of calm abiding meditation in the main shrineroom of the new Maitreya Center. There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, and you are welcome to join us for one or both sessions. Each session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation, and end with time for questions about the practice. 

 

 

10:00am & 1:30pm | Calm Abiding Meditation

 

There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

Reservations  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.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Jul 30, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, 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.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jul 31, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions. Taught by Lama Norlha Rinpoche one Monday a month (check our special events page for the next date) and on other Mondays by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

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