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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.

2020 Year-End Chanting Practices

December 28, 2020 - January 1, 2021

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

 

December 28 - 30, Monday - Wednesday (9:00 am) | Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles.

December 31, Thursday (2:00 pm) | Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony
Sür (evening fire offering ceremony) is an offering to the 4 guests: the Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. It averts obstacles and sickness and is dedicated to those who are dying, beings in the Bardo, and to beings with whom we have karmic debts.

December 31, Thursday (following Sür) | Long Life Ritual (Chiblu) inserted inside Daily Protector Practice (Mahakala)
This vajrayana ritual is a profound means to avert obstacles to long life.

January 1, Friday (10:00 am) | Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony
Sang is a special morning purification fire ceremony. It 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. It also creates merit and concludes the year-end chanting by purifying any remaining obstacles.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of these activities through sponsoring meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

You may also simply mail 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. 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. 

General Information about Events at KTC

Note: We do not offer seminars every weekend. Please check the special events listings or contact us to find out about upcoming seminars.

Seminar fees are per session and do not include charges for meals or accommodations.

Seminars taught by the resident teacher: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)
Seminars taught by KTC retreat graduates: $20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students (with valid student ID)
Pricing for visiting teachers may vary and will be included in the description of individual events above.
 
Registration: Before every session, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.
 
Reservations (1 week in advance) are required for all meals and overnight stays.
Please use our online Reservation Form. If you need assistance or have to make a reservation closer to the event please email reservations@kagyu.com.
 
Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page.
 
Cash, checks, Visa, and MasterCard accepted.

Please Note: Schedule is subject to change. To confirm programs, please call (845) 297- 2500.