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Monday, June 01, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The 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, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

Daily Morning Services (Mon, Jun 01, 2020 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 (Mon, Jun 01, 2020 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)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 01, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The 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, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 02, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The 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, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Jun 03, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Please join us online as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The 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, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, Jun 04, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

Friday, June 05, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The 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, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, Jun 05, 2020 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

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, Jun 05, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

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)

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The 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, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The 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, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

Monday, June 08, 2020

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Sat, May 23, 2020 5:30 am - Mon, Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am)

                                                        May 23 - June 8, 2020

 

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The 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, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 23 (Saturday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 25 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 25 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 27 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 29 Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 29 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 31 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 31 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 2 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins June 2 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 4 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins June 4 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 6 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins June 6 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends June 8 (Monday) about 9:30 am.

 

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals or the tea served on non-fasting days. General contributions towards this special practice 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.  

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 08, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 09, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Jun 10, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Please join us online as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, Jun 11, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 13, 2020 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

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, Jun 13, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

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)

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting (Sun, Jun 14, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

JamgonKongtrulLodroThaye croppedIn light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public. 

This class is being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

Lama Norgyal will be teaching on and leading the 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.

 

 

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.

  

Monday, June 15, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 15, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 16, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Jun 17, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Please join us online as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, Jun 18, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Jun 20, 2020 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

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, Jun 20, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

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)

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Commemoration of Father's Day (Sun, Jun 21, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

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In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

This event is being shared remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

 

 

Please join us online in honoring all fathers through chanting the short practice of Chenrezig, the deity who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas, followed by recitation of Guru Rinpoche's Seven Line Prayer.  The merit accumulated through participating in these inspiring practices will be dedicated to the countless beings who have been our fathers since beginningless time. 

 

The chanting text will be screenshared and chanted at a comfortable pace.


1:30 pm 
|
 Chanting of Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche's Seven Line Prayer

 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 22, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 23, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Jun 24, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Please join us online as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, Jun 25, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Please join us online as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Commemoration of the Birthday of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa (Sat, Jun 27, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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In light of the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, 
Palpung Thubten Choling Monastery remains closed to the public.


To commemorate the birthday of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, we will create merit and auspiciousness by offering 1,000 butterlamps, bowls of saffron water, bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers, and chant prayers of auspiciousness for His Holiness’ long healthy life and freedom from obstacles. A traditional Body Speech & Mind ceremony (Ku Sung Tuk) will be included, along with the customary tea and ceremonial rice offering. Lunch (including a birthday cake!) will be dedicated to His Holiness as he turns 35 this Saturday.

 

 

You can help sponsor any of the above offerings for His Holiness’ long life and continued enlightened activity which is said to benefit all limitless beings purely and spontaneously. Please email a prayer for your family or friends to prayers@kagyu.com, which will be read aloud to the assembly. Being a sponsor creates an auspicious connection between the Gyalwang Karmapa and whomever you choose to dedicate your offering. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of our celebration of the life of a selfless Bodhisattva! Karmapa Chenno!

 

Donations in any amount towards sponsoring the chanting, offering of 1,000 lamps, bowls of saffron water and incense & flowers, Ku Sung Tuk Offering, tea and ceremonial rice, and/or lunch can be made online or by simply mailing your tax-deductible contribution to:

 

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

 

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC, with a note specifying the purpose of the donation. 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.

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Jun 29, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily closed to the public.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Jun 30, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

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