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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.

2019 Year-End Chanting Practices

December 27, 2019 - January 1, 2020

The KTC Sangha will be chanting practices for averting obstacles, sickness, war, and disasters, bringing all auspicious conditions for the coming year.  The dates are listed below.  To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).

December 27 - 29, Friday - Sunday (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, Tuesday (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, Tuesday (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, Wednesday (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.

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, 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. 

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 below for details. 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.

 

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.