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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Daily Morning Services (Tue, Oct 01, 2019 6:00 am - 8:00 am)

These services are held everyday, but their details are only listed on the first day of the month.

 

You are welcome to join us for all or part of our morning services, called "tsokpa", to sit in meditation. Chanting is in Tibetan, so for those interested in participating in the chanting, transliterated copies of the text are available for use in the shrine room. Morning Tsokpa includes Tara and Medicine Buddha.

(Free of charge)

Daily Evening Services (Tue, Oct 01, 2019 6:00 am - 7:30 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 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 (Tue, Oct 01, 2019 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, Oct 01, 2019 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, October 02, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Oct 02, 2019 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, Oct 02, 2019 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, October 03, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Oct 03, 2019 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, October 04, 2019

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, Oct 04, 2019 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Fri, Oct 04, 2019 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 (Fri, Oct 04, 2019 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, October 05, 2019

Teachings on Green Tara Practice and the 21 Praises - A Seminar with Lama Gyaltsen (Sat, Oct 05, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

LamaGyaltsenGreenTaraThanka

 

Green Tara is the embodiment of wisdom and compassion, beloved for her power to protect beings from fear and reverse unfavorable conditions. Meditating on Tara helpsawaken our innate enlightened qualities. Lama Gyaltsen will teach the meaning and visualizations of this profound practice.

  

Biography

 

Lama Gyaltsen was born in 1968 in Darjeeling, India. He became a monk at the age offive after his parents were advised by the great Nyingmapa Lama, Chadral Rinpoche. Lama Gyaltsen's root teacher is Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. He grew up in Kalu Rinpoche's monastery, Samdrup Darjay Ling in Sonada, as one of Rinpoche's first fifteen monk-students.

 

He completed the traditional Three Year Retreat in the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions at Kalu Rinpoche's monasteryand for some time after coming out of retreat extended his meditation practice, alone, in the solitude of the mountains behind the monastery.

 

Lama Gyaltsen represents the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. He is an exceptional teacher, accessible, articulate, artistic, humorous, a master story-teller, and keenly aware of the importance of mixing pure spiritual practice with the complexities of high-tech, modern every-day life.

 

Lama Gyaltsen is the Spiritual Director of the Maui Dharma Center in Hawaii.

 

 

Teaching Schedule:

October 5 (Saturday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
October 6 (Sunday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

 

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

 

Seminar will be live-streamed for a fee. Click here to open video link. In some browsers, you may have to right-click it and select "open link on new page"

 

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

 

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

 

Teachings on Green Tara Practice and the 21 Praises - A Seminar with Lama Gyaltsen (Sat, Oct 05, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

LamaGyaltsenGreenTaraThanka

 

Green Tara is the embodiment of wisdom and compassion, beloved for her power to protect beings from fear and reverse unfavorable conditions. Meditating on Tara helpsawaken our innate enlightened qualities. Lama Gyaltsen will teach the meaning and visualizations of this profound practice. 

 

 Biography

 

Lama Gyaltsen was born in 1968 in Darjeeling, India. He became a monk at the age offive after his parents were advised by the great Nyingmapa Lama, Chadral Rinpoche. Lama Gyaltsen's root teacher is Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. He grew up in Kalu Rinpoche's monastery, Samdrup Darjay Ling in Sonada, as one of Rinpoche's first fifteen monk-students.

 

He completed the traditional Three Year Retreat in the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions at Kalu Rinpoche's monasteryand for some time after coming out of retreat extended his meditation practice, alone, in the solitude of the mountains behind the monastery.

 

Lama Gyaltsen represents the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. He is an exceptional teacher, accessible, articulate, artistic, humorous, a master story-teller, and keenly aware of the importance of mixing pure spiritual practice with the complexities of high-tech, modern every-day life.

 

Lama Gyaltsen is the Spiritual Director of the Maui Dharma Center in Hawaii.

 

 

Teaching Schedule:

October 5 (Saturday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
October 6 (Sunday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

 

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

 

Seminar will be live-streamed for a fee. Click here to open video link. In some browsers, you may have to right-click it and select "open link on new page"

 

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

 

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

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Oct 05, 2019 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, October 06, 2019

Teachings on Green Tara Practice and the 21 Praises - A Seminar with Lama Gyaltsen (Sun, Oct 06, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

LamaGyaltsenGreenTaraThanka

 

Green Tara is the embodiment of wisdom and compassion, beloved for her power to protect beings from fear and reverse unfavorable conditions. Meditating on Tara helpsawaken our innate enlightened qualities. Lama Gyaltsen will teach the meaning and visualizations of this profound practice.

 

Biography 

 

Lama Gyaltsen was born in 1968 in Darjeeling, India. He became a monk at the age offive after his parents were advised by the great Nyingmapa Lama, Chadral Rinpoche. Lama Gyaltsen's root teacher is Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. He grew up in Kalu Rinpoche's monastery, Samdrup Darjay Ling in Sonada, as one of Rinpoche's first fifteen monk-students.

 

He completed the traditional Three Year Retreat in the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions at Kalu Rinpoche's monasteryand for some time after coming out of retreat extended his meditation practice, alone, in the solitude of the mountains behind the monastery.

 

Lama Gyaltsen represents the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. He is an exceptional teacher, accessible, articulate, artistic, humorous, a master story-teller, and keenly aware of the importance of mixing pure spiritual practice with the complexities of high-tech, modern every-day life.

 

Lama Gyaltsen is the Spiritual Director of the Maui Dharma Center in Hawaii.

 

 

Teaching Schedule:

October 5 (Saturday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
October 6 (Sunday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

 

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

 

Seminar will be live-streamed for a fee. Click here to open video link. In some browsers, you may have to right-click it and select "open link on new page"

 

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

 

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

 

Teachings on Green Tara Practice and the 21 Praises - A Seminar with Lama Gyaltsen (Sun, Oct 06, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

LamaGyaltsenGreenTaraThanka

 

Green Tara is the embodiment of wisdom and compassion, beloved for her power to protect beings from fear and reverse unfavorable conditions. Meditating on Tara helpsawaken our innate enlightened qualities. Lama Gyaltsen will teach the meaning and visualizations of this profound practice. 

 

Biography 

 

Lama Gyaltsen was born in 1968 in Darjeeling, India. He became a monk at the age offive after his parents were advised by the great Nyingmapa Lama, Chadral Rinpoche. Lama Gyaltsen's root teacher is Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. He grew up in Kalu Rinpoche's monastery, Samdrup Darjay Ling in Sonada, as one of Rinpoche's first fifteen monk-students.

 

He completed the traditional Three Year Retreat in the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions at Kalu Rinpoche's monasteryand for some time after coming out of retreat extended his meditation practice, alone, in the solitude of the mountains behind the monastery.

 

Lama Gyaltsen represents the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. He is an exceptional teacher, accessible, articulate, artistic, humorous, a master story-teller, and keenly aware of the importance of mixing pure spiritual practice with the complexities of high-tech, modern every-day life.

 

Lama Gyaltsen is the Spiritual Director of the Maui Dharma Center in Hawaii.

 

 

Teaching Schedule:

October 5 (Saturday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
October 6 (Sunday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

 

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

 

Seminar will be live-streamed for a fee. Click here to open video link. In some browsers, you may have to right-click it and select "open link on new page"

 

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

 

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

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Oct 06, 2019 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, October 07, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Oct 07, 2019 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, Oct 07, 2019 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, October 08, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Tue, Oct 08, 2019 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, Oct 08, 2019 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, October 09, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Oct 09, 2019 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, Oct 09, 2019 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, October 10, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Oct 10, 2019 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, October 11, 2019

Prayers in Honor of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche (Fri, Oct 11, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

KhenpoKartharRinpoche

 

We feel unspeakable sadness that our lineage has lost a great master, and we have lost a kind and caring spiritual friend. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche has been an unwavering source of support and inspiration to all of us at Kagyu Thubten Chöling for over 40 years. He was a remarkable example of untiring joyous enthusiasm for the practice of dharma. May we always receive Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s blessing and practice as he taught.

 

Please join the KTC sangha as we chant prayers in Rinpoche's honor. We will chant the King of Aspiration Prayers and Calling the Lama from Afar in the Maitreya Center shrine room.

 

We will also be offering 1000 butterlamps a week for seven weeks dedicated to Rinpoche.

 

10:00 am | Chanting of the King of Aspiration Prayers and Calling the Lama From Afar

 

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

 

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

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Oct 11, 2019 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, October 12, 2019

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Oct 12, 2019 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, Oct 12, 2019 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, Oct 12, 2019 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, October 13, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Oct 13, 2019 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, October 14, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Oct 14, 2019 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, Oct 14, 2019 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, October 15, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Tue, Oct 15, 2019 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, Oct 15, 2019 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, October 16, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Oct 16, 2019 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, Oct 16, 2019 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, October 17, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Oct 17, 2019 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, October 18, 2019

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, Oct 18, 2019 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Fri, Oct 18, 2019 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 (Fri, Oct 18, 2019 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, October 19, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Oct 19, 2019 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, October 20, 2019

CANCELED - Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting (Sun, Oct 20, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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CANCELED

Lama Norgyal will be teaching on and leading the KTC sangha in the chanting of Calling the Lama from Afar. Written by the great master Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, this text is a powerful supplication to invoke the blessings of the lama and the great masters of all four Tibetan Buddhist lineages.  A combination of profound meditation instruction and plain-spoken reminders about the way we can delude ourselves on the path, this melodiously sung devotional prayer is an inspiration for practitioners of all levels.

 

English and Chinese texts available.

 

 

 

10:00 am | Teaching on Calling the Lama from Afar
11:00 am | Chanting of Calling the Lama from Afar

 

Click here to download English text of Calling the Lama from Afar.

  

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

 

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

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Oct 20, 2019 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, October 21, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Oct 21, 2019 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, Oct 21, 2019 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, October 22, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Tue, Oct 22, 2019 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, Oct 22, 2019 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, October 23, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Oct 23, 2019 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, Oct 23, 2019 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, October 24, 2019

Vast Mind, Courageous Heart: Cultivating Boldness, Connection and Presence - A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa (Thu, Oct 24, 2019 8:00 am - Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 pm)

October 24 - 29, 2019 (Thursday to Tuesday) 

 

A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa will be taking place but weekly evening classes and the Thousandfold Lamp offering (Tongchö) and chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) will go on as scheduled.  Please see the event calendar for details.

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Oct 24, 2019 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, October 25, 2019

Vast Mind, Courageous Heart: Cultivating Boldness, Connection and Presence - A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa (Thu, Oct 24, 2019 8:00 am - Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 pm)

October 24 - 29, 2019 (Thursday to Tuesday) 

 

A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa will be taking place but weekly evening classes and the Thousandfold Lamp offering (Tongchö) and chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) will go on as scheduled.  Please see the event calendar for details.

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Oct 25, 2019 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, October 26, 2019

Vast Mind, Courageous Heart: Cultivating Boldness, Connection and Presence - A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa (Thu, Oct 24, 2019 8:00 am - Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 pm)

October 24 - 29, 2019 (Thursday to Tuesday) 

 

A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa will be taking place but weekly evening classes and the Thousandfold Lamp offering (Tongchö) and chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) will go on as scheduled.  Please see the event calendar for details.

 

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Oct 26, 2019 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, Oct 26, 2019 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, Oct 26, 2019 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, October 27, 2019

Vast Mind, Courageous Heart: Cultivating Boldness, Connection and Presence - A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa (Thu, Oct 24, 2019 8:00 am - Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 pm)

October 24 - 29, 2019 (Thursday to Tuesday) 

 

A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa will be taking place but weekly evening classes and the Thousandfold Lamp offering (Tongchö) and chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) will go on as scheduled.  Please see the event calendar for details.

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Oct 27, 2019 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, October 28, 2019

Vast Mind, Courageous Heart: Cultivating Boldness, Connection and Presence - A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa (Thu, Oct 24, 2019 8:00 am - Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 pm)

October 24 - 29, 2019 (Thursday to Tuesday) 

 

A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa will be taking place but weekly evening classes and the Thousandfold Lamp offering (Tongchö) and chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) will go on as scheduled.  Please see the event calendar for details.

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Mon, Oct 28, 2019 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, Oct 28, 2019 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, October 29, 2019

Vast Mind, Courageous Heart: Cultivating Boldness, Connection and Presence - A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa (Thu, Oct 24, 2019 8:00 am - Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 pm)

October 24 - 29, 2019 (Thursday to Tuesday) 

 

A Five Day Practice Intensive led by Scott Tusa will be taking place but weekly evening classes and the Thousandfold Lamp offering (Tongchö) and chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) will go on as scheduled.  Please see the event calendar for details.

 

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Tue, Oct 29, 2019 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, Oct 29, 2019 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, October 30, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Wed, Oct 30, 2019 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, Oct 30, 2019 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, October 31, 2019

Daily Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Oct 31, 2019 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)