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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Daily Morning Services (Thu, Feb 01, 2018 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 (Thu, Feb 01, 2018 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 (Thu, Feb 01, 2018 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, February 02, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Feb 02, 2018 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, February 03, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Feb 03, 2018 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, Feb 03, 2018 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, Feb 03, 2018 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, February 04, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Feb 04, 2018 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, February 05, 2018

Lama Jinzang Teaches Monday Meditation Night Class (Mon, Feb 05, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Lama Tsering will NOT be teaching tonight, as our translator is unable to take time away from the full time care of  Lama Norlha Rinpoche, who is terminally ill. Lama Tsering will still be teaching in the future, but this is a very unusual circumstance that demands the attention of many of our members here. Instead,  Lama Jinzang will be leading the 'Introduction to Buddhist Meditation' class.  Teachings include foundational Buddhist thought along with meditation instructions, which are 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. The class is free of charge.

 

7:30-8:30pm | Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Feb 06, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, 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 Maitreya Center.

 

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Feb 07, 2018 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, February 08, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Feb 08, 2018 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, February 09, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Feb 09, 2018 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, February 10, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Feb 10, 2018 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, Feb 10, 2018 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, Feb 10, 2018 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, February 11, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Feb 11, 2018 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, February 12, 2018

Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice) (All day)

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year) Schedule 2018: Year of the Earth Dog

We invite you to join the Sangha of KTC in prayers to clear obstacles in the coming year. The dates of the chanting practices are listed below. To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

February 12, 13 & 14 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) | Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice)
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles for the new year.  Bernachen swore an oath to protect the Buddha’s teachings.  As the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa has taught, Bernachen and the Karmapa are inseparable.

 

There are many ways to particpate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.


For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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 Choling or KTC.  For credit card payments (VISA or MasterCard), mail a credit card charge form to the above KTC address or fax it to (845) 297-5761.  For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

 

You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the donation form in Chinese and English.

 

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.

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Feb 12, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught 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, February 13, 2018

Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice) (All day)

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year) Schedule 2018: Year of the Earth Dog

We invite you to join the Sangha of KTC in prayers to clear obstacles in the coming year. The dates of the chanting practices are listed below. To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

February 12, 13 & 14 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) | Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice)
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles for the new year.  Bernachen swore an oath to protect the Buddha’s teachings.  As the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa has taught, Bernachen and the Karmapa are inseparable.

 

There are many ways to particpate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.


For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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 Choling or KTC.  For credit card payments (VISA or MasterCard), mail a credit card charge form to the above KTC address or fax it to (845) 297-5761.  For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

 

You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the donation form in Chinese and English.

 

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.

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Feb 13, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, 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 Maitreya Center.

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice) (All day)

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year) Schedule 2018: Year of the Earth Dog

We invite you to join the Sangha of KTC in prayers to clear obstacles in the coming year. The dates of the chanting practices are listed below. To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

February 12, 13 & 14 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) | Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice)
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles for the new year.  Bernachen swore an oath to protect the Buddha’s teachings.  As the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa has taught, Bernachen and the Karmapa are inseparable.

 

There are many ways to particpate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.


For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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 Choling or KTC.  For credit card payments (VISA or MasterCard), mail a credit card charge form to the above KTC address or fax it to (845) 297-5761.  For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

 

You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the donation form in Chinese and English.

 

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.

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Feb 14, 2018 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, February 15, 2018

Evening Fire Offering (Sür) (Thu, Feb 15, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year) Schedule 2018: Year of the Earth Dog

We invite you to join the Sangha of KTC in prayers to clear obstacles in the coming year. The dates of the chanting practices are listed below. To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

2:00 pm | Evening Fire Offering (Sür)
The evening fire offering averts obstacles and sickness, clears away karmic debts, and is dedicated to those who are dying and deceased.
 

There are many ways to particpate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.


For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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 Choling or KTC.  For credit card payments (VISA or MasterCard), mail a credit card charge form to the above KTC address or fax it to (845) 297-5761.  For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

 

You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the donation form in Chinese and English.

 

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.

Long Life Ritual (Chiblu) inserted inside Daily Protector Practice (Mahakala) (Thu, Feb 15, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year) Schedule 2018: Year of the Earth Dog

We invite you to join the Sangha of KTC in prayers to clear obstacles in the coming year. The dates of the chanting practices are listed below. To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).


Following Sür | Long Life Ritual (Chiblu) inserted inside Daily Protector Practice (Mahakala)
This vajrayana ritual is a profound means to avert obstacles to long life.


There are many ways to particpate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.


For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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 Choling or KTC.  For credit card payments (VISA or MasterCard), mail a credit card charge form to the above KTC address or fax it to (845) 297-5761.  For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

 

You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the donation form in Chinese and English.

 

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 (Thu, Feb 15, 2018 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, February 16, 2018

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year's Day) (All day)

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Year of the Earth Dog

 

6:00-8:00 am |  Daily Morning Services (Morning Tsokpa) 
Includes practices of the female bodhisattva Tara and Medicine Buddha.
9:00 am| Lighting of 500 Butterlamps
9:30 am
| Prayers for long life and auspicious conditions for the new year.
These include Shangpa Kagyu practices of White Mahakala (Gönkar) and Summoning Abundance (Yang Guk). 
1
:00 pm | Lunch

If you would like to join us for lunch, kindly RSVP to reservations@kagyu.com

 

There are many ways to particpate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.


For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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 Choling or KTC.  For credit card payments (VISA or MasterCard), mail a credit card charge form to the above KTC address or fax it to (845) 297-5761.  For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

 

You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the donation form in Chinese and English.

 

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, Feb 16, 2018 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, February 17, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Feb 17, 2018 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, Feb 17, 2018 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, Feb 17, 2018 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, February 18, 2018

Morning Fire Offering (Sang) (Sun, Feb 18, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year) Schedule 2018: Year of the Earth Dog

We invite you to join the Sangha of KTC in prayers to clear obstacles in the coming year. The dates of the chanting practices are listed below. To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

10:00 am | Morning Fire Offering (Sang)
This special morning purification fire ceremony 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 are many ways to particpate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.


For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

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 Choling or KTC.  For credit card payments (VISA or MasterCard), mail a credit card charge form to the above KTC address or fax it to (845) 297-5761.  For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

 

You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the donation form in Chinese and English.

 

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.

Empowerment of Amitayus, the Buddha of Limitless Life (Sun, Feb 18, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Amitayus-resized


Lama Tsering Dakpa
will bestow the long life empowerment of Amitayus from Machik Drupai Gyalmo, an 11th century female siddha from India who was a teacher of Rechungpa.


 

 

2:00 pm | Amitayus Empowerment


 

 

 


Fee:
$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.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Feb 18, 2018 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, February 19, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Feb 19, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught 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, February 20, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Feb 20, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, 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 Maitreya Center.

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Feb 21, 2018 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, February 22, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Feb 22, 2018 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, February 23, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Feb 23, 2018 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, February 24, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Feb 24, 2018 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, Feb 24, 2018 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, Feb 24, 2018 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, February 25, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Feb 25, 2018 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, February 26, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Mon, Feb 26, 2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm)

February 20 - April 8, 2018 

Lama Norlha Rinpoche resized

 

Monday - Friday 9:30am to noon
Saturday 2pm
Sunday 9:30am and 2pm

 

We are currently chanting the Akshobya practice until March 10 (Saturday). More information about subsequent practices will follow.

 

Akshobya (Tib. Mitrugpa) is the fifth of the five dhyani or wisdom buddhas, who resides in the eastern direction. His name means “unshakable” or “imperturbable,” and he represents the perfection of patience, the antidote to the emotional poisons, especially anger and aggression. As a bodhisattva still on the path of awakening, he made the following aspirational vow: “Now that I have become a bodhisattva, I will never allow myself to get angry at any living being.”

 

Akshobya symbolizes the enlightened mind of the buddhas, unchanging dharmata, the true nature of reality. In the Kagyu tradition, Akshobya is often recited for the deceased. More information on Akshobya from the Karmapa’s official website.

 

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.

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Feb 26, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught 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, February 27, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm)

February 20 - April 8, 2018 

Lama Norlha Rinpoche resized

 

Monday - Friday 9:30am to noon
Saturday 2pm
Sunday 9:30am and 2pm

 

We are currently chanting the Akshobya practice until March 10 (Saturday). More information about subsequent practices will follow.

 

Akshobya (Tib. Mitrugpa) is the fifth of the five dhyani or wisdom buddhas, who resides in the eastern direction. His name means “unshakable” or “imperturbable,” and he represents the perfection of patience, the antidote to the emotional poisons, especially anger and aggression. As a bodhisattva still on the path of awakening, he made the following aspirational vow: “Now that I have become a bodhisattva, I will never allow myself to get angry at any living being.”

 

Akshobya symbolizes the enlightened mind of the buddhas, unchanging dharmata, the true nature of reality. In the Kagyu tradition, Akshobya is often recited for the deceased. More information on Akshobya from the Karmapa’s official website.

 

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.

 

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Feb 27, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, 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 Maitreya Center.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Wed, Feb 28, 2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm)

February 20 - April 8, 2018 

Lama Norlha Rinpoche resized

 

Monday - Friday 9:30am to noon
Saturday 2pm
Sunday 9:30am and 2pm

 

We are currently chanting the Akshobya practice until March 10 (Saturday). More information about subsequent practices will follow.

 

Akshobya (Tib. Mitrugpa) is the fifth of the five dhyani or wisdom buddhas, who resides in the eastern direction. His name means “unshakable” or “imperturbable,” and he represents the perfection of patience, the antidote to the emotional poisons, especially anger and aggression. As a bodhisattva still on the path of awakening, he made the following aspirational vow: “Now that I have become a bodhisattva, I will never allow myself to get angry at any living being.”

 

Akshobya symbolizes the enlightened mind of the buddhas, unchanging dharmata, the true nature of reality. In the Kagyu tradition, Akshobya is often recited for the deceased. More information on Akshobya from the Karmapa’s official website.

 

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.

 

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Feb 28, 2018 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)

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