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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Daily Morning Services (Thu, Mar 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)

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Thu, Mar 01, 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.

 

Daily Evening Service (Thu, Mar 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, Mar 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, March 02, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Fri, Mar 02, 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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 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, March 03, 2018

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

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sat, Mar 03, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 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, March 04, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sun, Mar 04, 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.

 

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sun, Mar 04, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Mar 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, March 05, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Mon, Mar 05, 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, Mar 05, 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. This class is held in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Tue, Mar 06, 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, Mar 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, March 07, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Wed, Mar 07, 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, Mar 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. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, March 08, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Thu, Mar 08, 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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 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, March 09, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Fri, Mar 09, 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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 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, March 10, 2018

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

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sat, Mar 10, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 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, March 11, 2018

Visit by His Holiness Sakya Trichen Dorje Chang (All day)

 

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We are honored that His Holiness Sakya Trichen Dorje Chang will be visiting KTC Monastery to perform a ceremony for Lama Norlha Rinpoche's Parinirvana. 

 

Please arrive by 9:00am.  The event will continue throughout the day.

 

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, Mar 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, March 12, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Mon, Mar 12, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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. This class is held in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Tue, Mar 13, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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, March 14, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Wed, Mar 14, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Thu, Mar 15, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 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, March 16, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Fri, Mar 16, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 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, March 17, 2018

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

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sat, Mar 17, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

February 20 - April 8, 2018 

Lama Norlha Rinpoche resized

 

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

 

We completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 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, March 18, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sun, Mar 18, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sun, Mar 18, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

February 20 - April 8, 2018 

Lama Norlha Rinpoche resized

 

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

 

We completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Mar 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, March 19, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Mon, Mar 19, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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. This class is held in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Tue, Mar 20, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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, March 21, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Wed, Mar 21, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Thu, Mar 22, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 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, March 23, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Fri, Mar 23, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 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, March 24, 2018

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

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sat, Mar 24, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

February 20 - April 8, 2018 

Lama Norlha Rinpoche resized

 

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

 

We completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 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, March 25, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sun, Mar 25, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Memorial Service for Lama Norlha Rinpoche (Sun, Mar 25, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

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Please join us in remembrance of Lama Norlha Rinpoche. The Sangha will gather in the Maitreya Center. Along with a program of speakers and videos recalling Rinpoche's life story and accomplishments, we will be creating a display of memories written by his students and friends. If you would like to share a fond memory of Rinpoche with KTC, please fill out this form and submit by March 21. 

 

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, Mar 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, March 26, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Mon, Mar 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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. This class is held in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Tue, Mar 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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, March 28, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Wed, Mar 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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, Mar 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. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Thu, Mar 29, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 29, 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, March 30, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Fri, Mar 30, 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 completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 30, 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, March 31, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 31, 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, Mar 31, 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)

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Sat, Mar 31, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

February 20 - April 8, 2018 

Lama Norlha Rinpoche resized

 

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

 

We completed 3 weeks of chanting the Akshobya practice. Subsequent practices for the duration of the 49 days include Red Chenrezig, Dorje Sempa and Amitabha.

 

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.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 31, 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)

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