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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
December 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Daily Morning Services (Sat, Dec 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)

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Dec 01, 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, Dec 01, 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)

Daily Evening Service (Sat, Dec 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)

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, December 03, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Dec 03, 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, December 04, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Tue, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Dec 04, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod.

 

All three 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, downstairs dining room.

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Dec 05, 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, December 06, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Thu, Dec 06, 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) (Thu, Dec 06, 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)

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, December 07, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig - Empowerment, Teachings and Practice Led by Wangchen Rinpoche (Fri, Dec 07, 2018 7:30 pm - Mon, Dec 10, 2018 6:00 am)

The Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment is required for participation in the retreat.

 

December 7 - 10, 2018 (Friday - Monday)  

WangchenRinpoche

Wangchen Rinpoche is a highly respected master and lineage holder of the Shangpa Lineage. Rinpoche is the disciple of the late Enlightened master, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, who was the previous head of the Shangpa Lineage. He also considers H.H. 16 th Gyalwa Karmapa to be his Guru. Rinpoche was born in Darjeeling, India in 1963. He entered Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Monastery at the age of seven. From that time on he lived and traveled with his Guru until the age of sixteen, when he entered three-year retreat.


Wangchen Rinpoche oversees and is directly responsible for two monasteries and one nunnery in the area of ethnic Tibetans in Ganzi District, Sichuan, China. Rinpoche has students and followers all over the world and travels regularly to bestow teachings. Rinpoche is considered a master of the Nyungne practice, the yoga of fasting.

 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit. Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms.

 

Nyungne is gaining in popularity everywhere Rinpoche travels. He considers this to be his service to the Buddhadharma and his special gift to all beings who participate. He explains that this is a gift they can keep forever. Rinpoche’s book, Buddhist Fasting Practice, The Nyungne Method of Thousand Armed Chenrezig, provides comprehensive information about Nyungne.

 

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
December 7 (Friday) at 7:30 pm | Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment followed by Teaching on the Essential Points of Nyungne
December 8 (Saturday) approximately 7:30 pm | Questions & Answers with Wangchen Rinpoche
 

 

The dates and times for the nyungne are as follows:
Begins December 8 (Saturday) at 5:00 am. Ends December 10 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

 

 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing Lama Dechi or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you).

 

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation. 

 

The price for the Friday night empowerment and teaching and the nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations. Prices per person are:
 

  • Dorm: $105/ Non-Members   $80/Members
  • Double occupancy in Tashi Kang guest house: $125 /Non-Members   $100 /Members
  • Private room in Tashi Kang guest house: $150 /Non-Members   $120 /Members
  • Double occupancy in Maitreya Center: $155 /Non-Members   $140 /Member
  • Private room in Maitreya Center: $175 /Non-Members   $150 /Member 

 

If you plan to attend the Friday evening empowerment and teaching without participating in the nyungne practice the fee for that single session is: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

 

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

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig - Empowerment, Teachings and Practice Led by Wangchen Rinpoche (Fri, Dec 07, 2018 7:30 pm - Mon, Dec 10, 2018 6:00 am)

The Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment is required for participation in the retreat.

 

December 7 - 10, 2018 (Friday - Monday)  

WangchenRinpoche

Wangchen Rinpoche is a highly respected master and lineage holder of the Shangpa Lineage. Rinpoche is the disciple of the late Enlightened master, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, who was the previous head of the Shangpa Lineage. He also considers H.H. 16 th Gyalwa Karmapa to be his Guru. Rinpoche was born in Darjeeling, India in 1963. He entered Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Monastery at the age of seven. From that time on he lived and traveled with his Guru until the age of sixteen, when he entered three-year retreat.


Wangchen Rinpoche oversees and is directly responsible for two monasteries and one nunnery in the area of ethnic Tibetans in Ganzi District, Sichuan, China. Rinpoche has students and followers all over the world and travels regularly to bestow teachings. Rinpoche is considered a master of the Nyungne practice, the yoga of fasting.

 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit. Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms.

 

Nyungne is gaining in popularity everywhere Rinpoche travels. He considers this to be his service to the Buddhadharma and his special gift to all beings who participate. He explains that this is a gift they can keep forever. Rinpoche’s book, Buddhist Fasting Practice, The Nyungne Method of Thousand Armed Chenrezig, provides comprehensive information about Nyungne.

 

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
December 7 (Friday) at 7:30 pm | Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment followed by Teaching on the Essential Points of Nyungne
December 8 (Saturday) approximately 7:30 pm | Questions & Answers with Wangchen Rinpoche
 

 

The dates and times for the nyungne are as follows:
Begins December 8 (Saturday) at 5:00 am. Ends December 10 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

 

 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing Lama Dechi or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you).

 

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation. 

 

The price for the Friday night empowerment and teaching and the nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations. Prices per person are:
 

  • Dorm: $105/ Non-Members   $80/Members
  • Double occupancy in Tashi Kang guest house: $125 /Non-Members   $100 /Members
  • Private room in Tashi Kang guest house: $150 /Non-Members   $120 /Members
  • Double occupancy in Maitreya Center: $155 /Non-Members   $140 /Member
  • Private room in Maitreya Center: $175 /Non-Members   $150 /Member 

 

If you plan to attend the Friday evening empowerment and teaching without participating in the nyungne practice the fee for that single session is: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

 

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

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig - Empowerment, Teachings and Practice Led by Wangchen Rinpoche (Fri, Dec 07, 2018 7:30 pm - Mon, Dec 10, 2018 6:00 am)

The Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment is required for participation in the retreat.

 

December 7 - 10, 2018 (Friday - Monday)  

WangchenRinpoche

Wangchen Rinpoche is a highly respected master and lineage holder of the Shangpa Lineage. Rinpoche is the disciple of the late Enlightened master, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, who was the previous head of the Shangpa Lineage. He also considers H.H. 16 th Gyalwa Karmapa to be his Guru. Rinpoche was born in Darjeeling, India in 1963. He entered Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Monastery at the age of seven. From that time on he lived and traveled with his Guru until the age of sixteen, when he entered three-year retreat.


Wangchen Rinpoche oversees and is directly responsible for two monasteries and one nunnery in the area of ethnic Tibetans in Ganzi District, Sichuan, China. Rinpoche has students and followers all over the world and travels regularly to bestow teachings. Rinpoche is considered a master of the Nyungne practice, the yoga of fasting.

 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit. Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms.

 

Nyungne is gaining in popularity everywhere Rinpoche travels. He considers this to be his service to the Buddhadharma and his special gift to all beings who participate. He explains that this is a gift they can keep forever. Rinpoche’s book, Buddhist Fasting Practice, The Nyungne Method of Thousand Armed Chenrezig, provides comprehensive information about Nyungne.

 

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
December 7 (Friday) at 7:30 pm | Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment followed by Teaching on the Essential Points of Nyungne
December 8 (Saturday) approximately 7:30 pm | Questions & Answers with Wangchen Rinpoche
 

 

The dates and times for the nyungne are as follows:
Begins December 8 (Saturday) at 5:00 am. Ends December 10 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

 

 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing Lama Dechi or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you).

 

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation. 

 

The price for the Friday night empowerment and teaching and the nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations. Prices per person are:
 

  • Dorm: $105/ Non-Members   $80/Members
  • Double occupancy in Tashi Kang guest house: $125 /Non-Members   $100 /Members
  • Private room in Tashi Kang guest house: $150 /Non-Members   $120 /Members
  • Double occupancy in Maitreya Center: $155 /Non-Members   $140 /Member
  • Private room in Maitreya Center: $175 /Non-Members   $150 /Member 

 

If you plan to attend the Friday evening empowerment and teaching without participating in the nyungne practice the fee for that single session is: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

 

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

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig - Empowerment, Teachings and Practice Led by Wangchen Rinpoche (Fri, Dec 07, 2018 7:30 pm - Mon, Dec 10, 2018 6:00 am)

The Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment is required for participation in the retreat.

 

December 7 - 10, 2018 (Friday - Monday)  

WangchenRinpoche

Wangchen Rinpoche is a highly respected master and lineage holder of the Shangpa Lineage. Rinpoche is the disciple of the late Enlightened master, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, who was the previous head of the Shangpa Lineage. He also considers H.H. 16 th Gyalwa Karmapa to be his Guru. Rinpoche was born in Darjeeling, India in 1963. He entered Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Monastery at the age of seven. From that time on he lived and traveled with his Guru until the age of sixteen, when he entered three-year retreat.


Wangchen Rinpoche oversees and is directly responsible for two monasteries and one nunnery in the area of ethnic Tibetans in Ganzi District, Sichuan, China. Rinpoche has students and followers all over the world and travels regularly to bestow teachings. Rinpoche is considered a master of the Nyungne practice, the yoga of fasting.

 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit. Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms.

 

Nyungne is gaining in popularity everywhere Rinpoche travels. He considers this to be his service to the Buddhadharma and his special gift to all beings who participate. He explains that this is a gift they can keep forever. Rinpoche’s book, Buddhist Fasting Practice, The Nyungne Method of Thousand Armed Chenrezig, provides comprehensive information about Nyungne.

 

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
December 7 (Friday) at 7:30 pm | Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment followed by Teaching on the Essential Points of Nyungne
December 8 (Saturday) approximately 7:30 pm | Questions & Answers with Wangchen Rinpoche
 

 

The dates and times for the nyungne are as follows:
Begins December 8 (Saturday) at 5:00 am. Ends December 10 (Monday) about 6:00 am.

 

 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing Lama Dechi or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you).

 

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation. 

 

The price for the Friday night empowerment and teaching and the nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations. Prices per person are:
 

  • Dorm: $105/ Non-Members   $80/Members
  • Double occupancy in Tashi Kang guest house: $125 /Non-Members   $100 /Members
  • Private room in Tashi Kang guest house: $150 /Non-Members   $120 /Members
  • Double occupancy in Maitreya Center: $155 /Non-Members   $140 /Member
  • Private room in Maitreya Center: $175 /Non-Members   $150 /Member 

 

If you plan to attend the Friday evening empowerment and teaching without participating in the nyungne practice the fee for that single session is: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

 

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

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Wangchen Rinpoche: The Key to Meditation (Mon, Dec 10, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

WangchenRinpoche

Wangchen Rinpoche will discuss the essential points of meditation, and how to make meditation a natural part of your day.

 

Wangchen Rinpoche is a highly respected master and lineage holder of the Shangpa Lineage. Rinpoche is the disciple of the late Enlightened master, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, who was the previous head of the Shangpa Lineage. He also considers H.H. 16 th Gyalwa Karmapa to be his Guru. Rinpoche was born in Darjeeling, India in 1963. He entered Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Monastery at the age of seven. From that time on he lived and traveled with his Guru until the age of sixteen, when he entered three-year retreat.

 


Wangchen Rinpoche oversees and is directly responsible for two monasteries and one nunnery in the area of ethnic Tibetans in Ganzi District, Sichuan, China. Rinpoche has students and followers all over the world and travels regularly to bestow teachings.

   

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

 

This class is free of charge, donations welcome.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Tue, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Wangchen Rinpoche: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Dec 11, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

WangchenRinpocheWangchen Rinpoche will give teachings based on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

Wangchen Rinpoche is a highly respected master and lineage holder of the Shangpa Lineage. Rinpoche is the disciple of the late Enlightened master, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, who was the previous head of the Shangpa Lineage. He also considers H.H. 16 th Gyalwa Karmapa to be his Guru. Rinpoche was born in Darjeeling, India in 1963. He entered Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Monastery at the age of seven. From that time on he lived and traveled with his Guru until the age of sixteen, when he entered three-year retreat.

 


Wangchen Rinpoche oversees and is directly responsible for two monasteries and one nunnery in the area of ethnic Tibetans in Ganzi District, Sichuan, China. Rinpoche has students and followers all over the world and travels regularly to bestow teachings.

 

   

7:30-8:30pm | Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

 

This class is free of charge, donations welcome. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Dec 12, 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, December 13, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, December 14, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Dec 15, 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, Dec 15, 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)

What We Care About: Value Judgements and Political Orientation (Sat, Dec 15, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

JeffColombeResized03Mar2017 1We are pleased to welcome back Jeff Colombe, Ph.D, as part of an occasional series of supplementary talks regarding mind in the modern world.

 

Humans are intensely social, and as a result face challenges in learning to establish trust, fairness, and to navigate mutually beneficial outcomes with each other. This talk will examine themes of competition, cooperation, values, moral norms, altruism, empathy, and compassion. I will present recent science on what have been called "moral foundations" or shared values that different people place very different emphasis upon when deciding how to act and how to regard others. These foundations shed light on political orientations that include liberal/progressive, conservative/traditional, and libertarian, and why people today might not easily relate to each others' ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. Despite these challenges, the shared nature of our core values provides a basis for people to understand each other and learn to live together, and even to find happiness together.

 

Jeff Colombe has a B.S. in biomedical engineering and a Ph.D. in neurobiology, and works for a not-for-profit advising the federal government in science and technology issues in the public interest. He has over 20 years of study under teachers of Kashmir Shaivism and Dzogchen meditation.

 

Admission is free

 

Reservations are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC  for details.  Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, December 17, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Dec 17, 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, December 18, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Tue, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Dec 18, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod.

 

All three 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, downstairs dining room.

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Dec 19, 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, December 20, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, December 21, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Dec 22, 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, Dec 22, 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)

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, December 24, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Dec 24, 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, December 25, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Tue, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice (All day)

The KTC Sangha will be chanting practices for averting obstacles, sickness, war, and disasters, bringing all auspicious conditions for the coming year.  The dates are listed below.  To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

December 27 - 29, Thursday - Saturday (9:00 am) | Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles.

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

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

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

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.

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, December 28, 2018

Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice (All day)

The KTC Sangha will be chanting practices for averting obstacles, sickness, war, and disasters, bringing all auspicious conditions for the coming year.  The dates are listed below.  To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

December 27 - 29, Thursday - Saturday (9:00 am) | Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles.

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

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

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

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.

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice (All day)

The KTC Sangha will be chanting practices for averting obstacles, sickness, war, and disasters, bringing all auspicious conditions for the coming year.  The dates are listed below.  To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

December 27 - 29, Thursday - Saturday (9:00 am) | Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles.

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

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

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

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.

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sun, Dec 30, 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) (Sun, Dec 30, 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)

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony (Mon, Dec 31, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The KTC Sangha will be chanting practices for averting obstacles, sickness, war, and disasters, bringing all auspicious conditions for the coming year.  The dates are listed below.  To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

December 31, Monday (2:00 pm) | Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony
Sür (evening fire offering ceremony) is an offering to the 4 guests: the Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. It averts obstacles and sickness and is dedicated to those who are dying, beings in the Bardo, and to beings with whom we have karmic debts.

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

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

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

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

Long Life Ritual (Chiblu) inserted inside Daily Protector Practice (Mahakala) (Mon, Dec 31, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

The KTC Sangha will be chanting practices for averting obstacles, sickness, war, and disasters, bringing all auspicious conditions for the coming year.  The dates are listed below.  To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

December 31, Monday (following Sür) | Long Life Ritual (Chiblu) inserted inside Daily Protector Practice (Mahakala)
This vajrayana ritual is a profound means to avert obstacles to long life.

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

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

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

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.

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Dec 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 session takes place in the main house (yellow house) upstairs shrine room.

 

(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Dec 31, 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)

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