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Special Events at Kagyu Thubten Chöling

In addition to special events, Kagyu Thubten Chöling also hosts an ongoing program of classes and events.

Celebrate Chökor Duchen after Monday Night Meditation Class

July 16, 2018

At the end of the Monday night Introduction to Buddhist Meditation class, please join us in lighting butter lamps in honor of Chökor Duchen, the day that Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha first turned the Wheel of Dharma, teaching the Four Noble Truths.

After the Buddha realized awakening beneath the Bodhi tree, he remained in contemplation. At first he was reluctant to teach, fearing that people would not understand his message. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he shared his discovery of the truth in his first teaching. 

This auspicious day is a “multiplying day” on which karmic results are said to be multiplied by one hundred million, so we make this a joyful opportunity to practice extra virtue. 

  

7:30-8:40pm | Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, followed by lighting of butterlamps

 

(Free of charge)

 

11:00am We also invite you to join us in chanting the Buddha Shakyamuni prayer. 

 

The Meaning of Dharma in Your Life: Q&A with Chonyi Rinpoche

July 21, 2018 (Saturday)

Chonyi Gyamtso Rinpoche was born in Yunnan province in 1978. He was recognized as the 14th incarnation of Orgyen Lungzin Chonyi Gyamtso by the 12th Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche in 2003. Rinpoche has taught all over China, in Vancouver and New York.

While keeping to traditional Dharma topics, Rinpoche uses modern colloquial language, examples from daily life, and humor in his own refreshing presentation of the Dharma. 

Rinpoche will be answering questions about the Buddhadharma. This session will be held in the Maitreya shrine room of the Maitreya Center.

 

 

2:00 pm | The Meaning of Dharma in Your Life: Q&A

Fee : $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.

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.

 

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding

July 29, 2018 (Sunday)

 

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Please join us for a series of guided meditation sessions led by graduates of the three year retreat program.  Held in the Maitreya Center, there will be two sessions and you are welcome to join one or both.  Each session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation and end with time for questions about the practice.


 

 

Session times: 10:00am & 1:30pm


There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

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

 

Fundamentals of Dharma - How to Build a Stable Meditation Practice

 

A Seminar with Lama Gyaltsen

September 7 - 9, 2018 (Friday - Sunday)  

LamaGyaltsen croppedLama Gyaltsen was born in 1968 in Darjeeling, India. He became a monk at the age of five 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 monastery and 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.

 

The schedule for the 5 session seminar is as follows:

Sept 7 (Friday) at 7:30 pm | Changing our Orientation: Introduction to the Dharma View

Sept 8 (Saturday) at 9:30am | Four Foundations : Appreciating your life, impermanence, the power of action and the defects of samsara

Sept 8 (Saturday) at 2:00pm | Meditation: Stabilizing awareness through calm abiding Pt. 1

Sept 9 (Sunday) at 9:30am | Meditation: Stabilizing awareness through calm abiding Pt. 2

Sept 9 (Sunday) at 2:00pm | Meditation: Developing insight and maintaining your practice, with Q&A

 

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

A 10% discount is offered to participants paying for and attending all 5 sessions.

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


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.