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Sunday, April 01, 2018

Daily Morning Services (Sun, Apr 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 (Sun, Apr 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 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, Apr 01, 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.

 

Daily Evening Service (Sun, Apr 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 (Sun, Apr 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)

Monday, April 02, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Mon, Apr 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 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, Apr 02, 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, April 03, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Tue, Apr 03, 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, Apr 03, 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, April 04, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Wed, Apr 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 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, Apr 04, 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, April 05, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Thu, Apr 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 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, Apr 05, 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, April 06, 2018

49 Days of Chanting for Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (Fri, Apr 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 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, Apr 06, 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, April 07, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Apr 07, 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, Apr 07, 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, Apr 07, 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, Apr 07, 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, April 08, 2018

Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s 49th Day - Amitabha Chanting for Liberating the Deceased and Benefiting Beings (Qing Ming) (Sun, Apr 08, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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In addition to observing Lama Norlha Rinpoche's 49th day of chanting, Kagyu Thubten Chöling will be making prayers and offerings for our parents, ancestors, and the deceased through a special recitation of the Amitabha sadhana with tsok offerings, a fire puja for the deceased, and aspiration prayers for the well being of ourselves and all other beings, especially those to whom we dedicate the practice by name, both living and deceased.

 

Schedule for chanting of Long Amitabha Sadhana with Tsok, Jangchok Sadhana, and Sür (special fire offering ceremony):
 

10:00 am - noon
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

 

The practice entitled 'Jangchok' will be included within the chanting of the Amitabha sadhana.  Jangchok is done for the benefit of the recently deceased to achieve liberation.  For persons who may have passed away a long time ago the Jangchok practice will still bring great blessings to the deceased and create the causes and conditions for the liberation of the person.  For the living, it is said that once their karmic debtors are liberated through this practice, the person will have less obstacles.  For all beings, this practice will help to create favorable conditions and enhance their well-being.

 

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

 

During the chanting Lama Tsering Dakpa will bless and burn all the names of the deceased  to symbolize purification of their defilements, obscurities and negative karma by the fire of wisdom, ripening their merit to be reborn in Amitabha’s pureland of Dewachen. Also included will be a dedication of merit to all sponsors and their designated names for blessing.

 

Following this chanting we will offer the evening fire ceremony (Sür) which averts obstacles and sickness, clears away karmic debts, and is dedicated to those who are dying and deceased.

 

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Apr 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)

Monday, April 09, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Apr 09, 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, April 10, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Apr 10, 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, April 11, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Apr 11, 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, April 12, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Apr 12, 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, April 13, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Apr 13, 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, April 14, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Apr 14, 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, Apr 14, 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, Apr 14, 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, April 15, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Apr 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)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Apr 16, 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, April 17, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Apr 17, 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, April 18, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Apr 18, 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, April 19, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Apr 19, 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, April 20, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Apr 20, 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, April 21, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Apr 21, 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, Apr 21, 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, Apr 21, 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, April 22, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Apr 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)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Apr 23, 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, April 24, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Apr 24, 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, April 25, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Apr 25, 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, April 26, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Apr 26, 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, April 27, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Apr 27, 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, April 28, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Apr 28, 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, Apr 28, 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, Apr 28, 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, April 29, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Apr 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)

Monday, April 30, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Apr 30, 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)

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