header-logo

Special Events at Kagyu Thubten Chöling

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

The Art of Letting Go: How to Cultivate Healthy Relationships, an Online Teaching with His Eminence Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

August 15, 2020 (Saturday), New York (EDT) 5:15am -7:15am 

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

 

YMRwithCandleOnThrone

 

His Eminence Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is the Heart Son of Guru Vajradhara and an important lineage holder. He possesses a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner. His profound yet accessible teachings and playful sense of humor have endeared him to students around the world. Most uniquely, Rinpoche’s teachings weave together his own personal experiences with modern scientific research, relating both to the practice of meditation.

 

How to Receive the Teachings
For all English speaking participants please do not register. 
All English speaking participants can access the teaching live on Palpung Ireland Buddhist Centre’s YouTube channel.  If you can not view the teaching live the recordings will be available for everyone's benefit on the same channel.


Translation 
The zoom platform will be used only for those needing translation.

Translation will be available in:
French, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian , German, Chinese, Portuguese and Indonesian.

To register - all individuals who need translation should send an email to Orla. Participants should state what country they are from and what language they require. Please do not share the zoom links or passwords you receive on web sites or social media platforms.


Chat and Comments
To minimize distraction during the teachings, the chat and comments options will be disabled. Please email any questions to Orla. They will forwarded to Guru Vajradhara in plenty of time for the following month's teaching.


Donations
The teachings are free but if you would like to offer a donation, please
click here and specify purpose for your payment.

 

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting

August 23, 2020 (Sunday)  

JamgonKongtrulLodroThaye cropped

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 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.  

 

Commemoration of Buddha's Joyful Day

September 2, 2020 (Wednesday)

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

 

AmitabhaKuanYinTaiShihChihResized


The observance of Buddha’s Joyful Day on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month is based on the story of Maudgalyayana, a disciple of the Buddha, who discovered through his meditative powers that his mother had been reborn as a hungry ghost. Distressed, he approached the Buddha for help, who then advised him to make offerings to the Sangha, as the merit from doing so would help relieve the suffering of his mother and other beings in the lower realms. Buddha’s Joyful Day is observed by making offerings of necessities to monastics, reciting sūtras and performing acts of generosity. The merit from these deeds is dedicated to all beings, especially to relieve the suffering of the deceased.

We will be making prayers and offerings for our parents, ancestors, and the deceased through a special recitation of the Amitabha sadhana with tsok offerings, a fire puja for the deceased, and aspiration prayers for the well being of us and all other beings, especially those to whom we dedicate the practice by name, both living and deceased.

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

It is said that, "no matter how long ago your deceased dear ones or relatives have passed away, it is still very vital to make prayers and offerings for them to increase their merit."

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

6:00 am | Lighting of 500 butter lamps with the chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

9:00 am
 
| Chanting of Long Amitabha Sadhana with Tsok, Jangchok Sadhana, and Sür (special fire offering ceremony)


During the chanting of the Long Amitabha and Jangchok sadhanas all the names of the deceased will be blessed and burned to symbolize purification of their defilements, obscurities and negative karma by the fire of wisdom, ripening their merit to be reborn in Amitabha’s pureland of Dewachen. Also included will be a dedication of merit to all sponsors and their designated names for blessing.  As it is taught in the Ullambana Sūtra, the merit of making these offerings will bring excellent health, long life, removal of obstacles from the donor’s dharma practice and work, and rebirth of the deceased in Dewachen.  The merit will also be dedicated to world peace and the liberation of all sentient beings.  May the Dharma continue to flourish.

 

What is Freedom, an Online Teaching with Guru Vajradara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa 

September 6, 2020 (Sunday), New York (EDT) 7:30am -9am

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

 

TSR onThrone

 

In response to numerous requests from Palpung Centers worldwide as well as requests from many other Dharma communities, Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa has agreed to transmit the precious Dharma monthly for the next 6 months.

Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa is the 12th in the Tai Situ line of Enlightened masters. Guru Vajradhara is holder of the Palpung Lineage. He is the head of Palpung Sherabling India, which is his seat in exile, as well as numerous Palpung monastic communities and Centers worldwide.

How to Receive the Teachings
For all English speaking participants please do not register. 
All English speaking participants can access the teaching live on Palpung Ireland Buddhist Centre’s YouTube channel.  If you can not view the teaching live the recordings will be available for everyone's benefit on the same channel.


Translation 
The zoom platform will be used only for those needing translation.

Translation will be available in:
French, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian , German, Chinese, Portuguese and Indonesian.

To register - all individuals who need translation should send an email to Orla. Participants should state what country they are from and what language they require. Please do not share the zoom links or passwords you receive on web sites or social media platforms.


Chat and Comments
To minimize distraction during the teachings, the chat and comments options will be disabled. Please email any questions to Orla. They will forwarded to Guru Vajradhara in plenty of time for the following month's teaching.


Donations
The teachings are free but if you would like to offer a donation, please
click here and specify purpose for your payment.