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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
September 2021

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Daily Morning Services (Wed, Sep 01, 2021 6:00 am - 8:00 am)

These services are held everyday, but their details are only listed on the first day of the month.

 

You are welcome to join us for all or part of our morning services, called "tsokpa", to sit in meditation. Chanting is in Tibetan, so for those interested in participating in the chanting, transliterated copies of the text are available for use in the shrine room. Morning Tsokpa includes Tara and Medicine Buddha.

(Free of charge)

Daily Evening Services (Wed, Sep 01, 2021 6:00 am - 7:30 am)

These services are held everyday, but their details are only listed on the first day of the month.

 

You are welcome to join us for all or part of our evening services, called "tsokpa", to sit in meditation. Chanting is in Tibetan, so for those interested in participating in the chanting, transliterated copies of the text are available for use in the shrine room. Evening Tsokpa includes the Mahakala Protector practices.

(Free of charge)

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Sep 01, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Sep 02, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 04, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, Sep 04, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

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.

 

To join us via ZOOM, please click here

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, September 06, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Sep 06, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. This class is held in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

 


For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

(Free of charge)

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha (Tue, Sep 07, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will be exploring in depth Awakening the Sleeping Buddha written by the Twelfth Tai Situpa, Pema Donyo Nyinche. In this book, HE Tai Situ Rinpoche lucidly presents and explains very basic and important principles such as Buddha Nature, Bodhichitta, Reincarnation, Karma and Emptiness. In this class, which includes study, discussion and meditation, we will investigate these principles deeply, and also draw from the works of other Buddhist masters for further elucidation.

 

Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, The Twelth Tai Situpa, is a great meditation master, scholar, artist, and is the abbot of Sherab Ling Monastery in northern India, as well as the head of our own monastery, Palpung Thupten Choling.

 

We are very much looking forward to this new class and students of all levels are welcome to join. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Sep 08, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Sep 09, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 11, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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.



(Free of charge)


Remembrance of the Victims of the 9/11 Terror Attacks and Their Families (Sat, Sep 11, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

On Saturday September 11 we are dedicating the thousand butterlamps and offerings in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks and in honor of their families. May the victims be reborn in Dewachen, and may their loved ones be free of all suffering and quickly attain enlightenment. May all beings give rise to bodhicitta.

 

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10:00am | 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.

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

 

 To join us via ZOOM, please click here

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Chanting Chenrezig & Short Green Tara Sadhanas (Sun, Sep 12, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

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Please join us in chanting the practice of Chenrezig, the deity who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas, and the short practice of Green Tara, often referred to as “The Mother of Liberation,” and known for her swift activity in dispelling fears, obstacles and illness. These two liturgies are said to be both simple and profound practices with a strong connection to each other.

 

Lama Norgyal will lead us in this wonderful afternoon of comfortably paced chanting and meditation.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. The chanting texts will be screenshared. To join us via ZOOM, please click here.


 

2:00 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig and Short Green Tara

  

We welcome visitors to join us for lunch in the Maitreya dining room, and ask that you let us know in advance by emailing reservations@kagyu.com. We regret that the dining room will not be open for other meals at this time.

 

Overnight accommodations will also be available for fully vaccinated guests only. If you would like to stay at the monastery, please make reservations in advance using our online form.

 

If you need assistance with making your reservation, please email reservations@kagyu.com.

 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Sep 13, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. This class is held in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

 


For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

(Free of charge)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha (Tue, Sep 14, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will be exploring in depth Awakening the Sleeping Buddha written by the Twelfth Tai Situpa, Pema Donyo Nyinche. In this book, HE Tai Situ Rinpoche lucidly presents and explains very basic and important principles such as Buddha Nature, Bodhichitta, Reincarnation, Karma and Emptiness. In this class, which includes study, discussion and meditation, we will investigate these principles deeply, and also draw from the works of other Buddhist masters for further elucidation.

 

Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, The Twelth Tai Situpa, is a great meditation master, scholar, artist, and is the abbot of Sherab Ling Monastery in northern India, as well as the head of our own monastery, Palpung Thupten Choling.

 

We are very much looking forward to this new class and students of all levels are welcome to join. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Sep 15, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Sep 16, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 18, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, Sep 18, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

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.

 

To join us via ZOOM, please click here

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting (Sun, Sep 19, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

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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

 

For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

Click here to download English text of Calling the Lama from Afar.

 

  

As of July 1 we welcome visitors to join us for lunch in the Maitreya dining room, and ask that you let us know in advance by emailing reservations@kagyu.com. We regret that the dining room will not be open for other meals at this time.

 

Overnight accommodations will also be available for fully vaccinated guests only. If you would like to stay at the monastery, please make reservations in advance using our online form.

 

If you need assistance with making your reservation, please email reservations@kagyu.com.

 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Sep 20, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. This class is held in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

 


For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

(Free of charge)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha (Tue, Sep 21, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will be exploring in depth Awakening the Sleeping Buddha written by the Twelfth Tai Situpa, Pema Donyo Nyinche. In this book, HE Tai Situ Rinpoche lucidly presents and explains very basic and important principles such as Buddha Nature, Bodhichitta, Reincarnation, Karma and Emptiness. In this class, which includes study, discussion and meditation, we will investigate these principles deeply, and also draw from the works of other Buddhist masters for further elucidation.

 

Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, The Twelth Tai Situpa, is a great meditation master, scholar, artist, and is the abbot of Sherab Ling Monastery in northern India, as well as the head of our own monastery, Palpung Thupten Choling.

 

We are very much looking forward to this new class and students of all levels are welcome to join. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Sep 22, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Sep 23, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 25, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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.



(Free of charge)


Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, Sep 25, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

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.

 

To join us via ZOOM, please click here

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Private Event (Not Open to the General Public) (All day)

 

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Sep 27, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. This class is held in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

 


For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

(Free of charge)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha (Tue, Sep 28, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will be exploring in depth Awakening the Sleeping Buddha written by the Twelfth Tai Situpa, Pema Donyo Nyinche. In this book, HE Tai Situ Rinpoche lucidly presents and explains very basic and important principles such as Buddha Nature, Bodhichitta, Reincarnation, Karma and Emptiness. In this class, which includes study, discussion and meditation, we will investigate these principles deeply, and also draw from the works of other Buddhist masters for further elucidation.

 

Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, The Twelth Tai Situpa, is a great meditation master, scholar, artist, and is the abbot of Sherab Ling Monastery in northern India, as well as the head of our own monastery, Palpung Thupten Choling.

 

We are very much looking forward to this new class and students of all levels are welcome to join. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Sep 29, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

 

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Sep 30, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Masks are required indoors. 

 

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

 

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

 

 To join us via Zoom please click here.

 

(Free of Charge)

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