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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.

 

2019YearOfPig Red

 

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year) Schedule 2019
Year of the Earth Pig 
Clearing Obstacles for the New Year

February 1 - 5, 2019

We invite you to join the Sangha of KTC in prayers to clear obstacles in the coming year. The dates of the chanting practices are listed below. To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

February 1, 2 & 3 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

9:00 am Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice)
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles for the new year.  Bernachen swore an oath to protect the Buddha’s teachings.  As the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa has taught, Bernachen and the Karmapa are inseparable.

February 3 (Sunday)

Long Life Ritual (Chiblu) inserted inside Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring above)

This vajrayana ritual is a profound means to avert obstacles to long life.

February 4 (Monday)

6:30 am 
|
 Thousandfold Lamp Offering (Tong Chö)
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.
10:00 am | Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro)
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
2:00 pm Evening Fire Offering (Sür)
The evening fire offering averts obstacles and sickness, clears away karmic debts, and is dedicated to those who are dying and deceased.

February 5 (Tuesday)Losar Day - First Day of the Tibetan and Chinese New Year

5:30 am | 
Welcome in the New Year with the traditional playing of instruments and offering the white offering scarves (katas) to the shrines.
6:00 am | Morning Fire Offering (Sang)
This special morning purification fire ceremony is an offering to all worldly gods and the 4 guests: Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. This practice pacifies war, encourages peace and averts sickness.  

9:00 am | Lighting of 500 Butterlamps
9:30 am
| Prayers for long life and auspicious conditions for the new year. These include Prayers to the Sixteen Arhats, and the practices of Medicine Buddha, White Mahakala, and Green Tara (see descriptions below)Tea and ceremonial rice (dresi) will be offered to the assembly during the chanting.

  • The Sixteen Arhats vowed at the time of the Buddha’s parinirvana to remain in the world and maintain the Dharma until the time of the future Buddha Maitreya.

  • Medicine Buddha vowed to free all sentient beings from their mental and physical illnesses. 

  • White Mahakala is a powerful deity that emanated from the compassion of Chenrezi to dispel the spiritual and material poverty of sentient beings.

  • Green Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightened activity, is known for her power to reverse unfavorable conditions and protect beings from fear.

1:00 pm | Lunch
If you would like to join us for lunch, kindly RSVP to reservations@kagyu.com


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

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

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

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

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC.  For credit card payments (VISA or MasterCard), mail a credit card charge form to the above KTC address or fax it 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. 

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

 

Chanting of Kunchok Chidu

February 8, 2019 (Friday)

GuruRinpoche KunchokChidu enhancedThe KTC sangha will be chanting the practice of Kunchok Chidu - the Embodiment of the Three Jewels - for the long life of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa.

 

10:00 - 11:30 am | Chanting of Kunchok Chidu

 

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

 

Celebration of the 65th Birthday of Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

February 9, 2019 (Saturday)

TSR MC throne

 

All are invited to join us  as we celebrate the 65th birthday of Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa with guest of honor, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

9:30 am | Sequence of events is as follows:

• Offering of Sang fire puja (cleansing smoke offering)
• Tibetan Snow Lion Dance to bring auspicious conditions 
• Installation of Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche's official photograph on the throne
• Offering of traditional tea and dresi (Tibetan sweet rice) 
• Offering of a Ku Sung Tuk ceremony (the symbols of enlightened body, speech and mind)
• Birthday cake for all!

12 noon | Vegetarian Lunch

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

 

 

敬邀大家參加噶舉法林寺舉行的慶祝廣定大司徒仁波切65歲生日盛會。

此盛會將於2019年2月9日週六9:30am開始

堪布卡塔仁波切將在尊貴嘉賓之列

 

上午9:30開始慶生盛會的程序:

 “桑”火供法會(淨化煙供)
 帶來吉祥順緣的藏族雪獅舞蹈
 在法座上安放廣定大司徒仁波切的正式相片
 供茶和藏式甜米飯
 獻供身、語、意-證悟的象徵。
 大家享用生日蛋糕!

中午12時進午齋

 

用餐和住宿均需提前一周預訂. 請上網預訂 http://kagyu.com/ktc-reservations。若僅參加午齋,請發電子郵(務必英文)reservations@kagyu.com.

 

 

First Parinirvana Anniversary of Lama Norlha Rinpoche

February 19, 2019 (Tuesday)

LNR BW enhanced

 

Please join us in remembering Lama Rinpoche’s great kindness and blessings.

 

Schedule:

8:15 am | Lighting of Butter Lamps
9:00 am | Chanting of Pema Benza
12:00 noon | Vegetarian Lunch
2:00 pm | Chanting of Pema Benza
Dusk | Lighting of Butter Lamps

Pema Benza or Padmavajra is one of the three principal termas of Yongey Mingyur Dorje. The main visualization is Guru Rinpoche as Vajradhara surrounded by the eighty mahasiddhas as herukas. 

The practice of Jangchok performed for the benefit of the deceased will be included within the chanting of the Pema Benza sadhana. You may provide us with names of dedication for the deceased and these names will be included within the chanting. To make these dedications, please download the Pema Benza Sadhana Dedication form.

All are welcome to join in the day’s observances by visualizing Guru Rinpoche and reciting the Benza Guru mantra, or by doing your personal practice. This event will be either live-streamed or viewable over Zoom: please check back later for more details.

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only, if you need assistance or have to make a reservation closer to the event. Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page.

 

法林寺邀請您蒞臨
喇嘛諾那仁波切入涅週年紀念日

同我們一起緬懷喇嘛仁波切的大恩大德慈悲加被 2019年2月19日星期二,彌勒佛大殿

時間表

早上8:15: 點酥油燈
上午9:00: 修《忿怒蓮師岩藏法》
中午12點: 午齋
下午2點: 修《忿怒蓮師岩藏法》
黃昏: 點酥油燈

《忿怒蓮師岩藏法》是第一世詠給·明就·多傑取出的三個主要伏藏之一。它是蓮花生大士的一百部法本。蓮師化現為金剛總持,由八十位大成就者化現的赫魯嘎所環繞。

在修《忿怒蓮師岩藏法》時,將加修《將促》法。《將促》是專門超度亡者之法。閣下可以提供亡者名字,以便修法時囘向。

若需超度亡者,請下載  《忿怒蓮師岩藏法》Pema Benza Sadhana)中文或英文超度名單表。

歡迎大家參加此蓮師法會,一起持誦蓮師咒語,或做自己的功課。此活動將設現場直播或觀看:請稍後查看詳情。

用餐和住宿均需提前一周預訂
請使用線上預訂表格 http://kagyu.com/ktc-reservations。若僅參加午齋,或臨近法會前,預訂需要幫助,請發電子郵(務必寫英文)reservations@kagyu.com. 食宿費價格請閱訪客資訊http://www.kagyu.com/monastery/visitor-information