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Saturday, May 01, 2021

Daily Morning Services (Sat, May 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 (Sat, May 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)

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, May 01, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

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, May 01, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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.

 

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.

(Free of charge)

 

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

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 03, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 03, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 03, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, May 04, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

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

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, May 05, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

Please join us online 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.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, May 06, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

Please join us online 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.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

 

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, May 08, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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.

 

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.

(Free of charge)

 

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

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Cultivating a Calm Mind in Turbulent Times (Sat, May 08, 2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

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

 

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

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Led by Lama Depa, the session will include instruction and guided meditation, with time for discussion and questions. All levels of experience are welcome.

 

Session time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

 



Sunday, May 09, 2021

Commemoration of Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Parinirvana and Mother's Day (Sun, May 09, 2021 6:30 am - 2:30 pm)

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

 

The resident sangha of PTC will be commemorating the anniversary of our root lama Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche's parinirvana -- the day he left his body and entered the Pure Realms.

 

And to honor all mothers (past, present, and future!) we will be chanting the short practice of Green Tara, who is often referred to as “The Mother of Liberation,” and is known for her swift activity in dispelling fears, obstacles and illness. The merit accumulated through participating in this inspiring practice will be dedicated to the countless beings who have been our mothers since beginningless time.

 

Schedule of events:

6:30am | 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.

 

The next chanting sessions are being offered remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

 

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.

 

1:30 pm | Chanting of Green Tara 

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of these activities through sponsoring the chanting, the tea served during the chanting, meals, and the offering of butter lamps. 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:

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.

 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 10, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 10, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 10, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, May 11, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

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

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, May 12, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

Please join us online 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.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, May 13, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

Please join us online 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.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

 

Friday, May 14, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, May 15, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

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, May 15, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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.

 

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.

(Free of charge)

 

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

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 17, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 17, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 17, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, May 18, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

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

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, May 19, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

Please join us online 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.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, May 20, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

Please join us online 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.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, May 22, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

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, May 22, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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.

 

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.

(Free of charge)

 

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

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Refreshing Our Practice: During a Pandemic - a Discussion Led by Lama Chodron and Lama Jamdron (Sun, May 23, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)


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.

 

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In our May discussion, we will continue to explore how we keep our practice fresh and work with distraction and other challenges, what impact our formal practice has on situations that arise in daily life - and especially, how has the covid pandemic affected our practice over the past year? Lama Chodron and Lama Jamdron will lead the discussion, and we invite everyone at all levels of experience to join us to share your questions as well as what works for you.

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 24, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 24, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 24, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, May 25, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery is temporarily suspending public events and attendance by visitors.

 

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

 

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

We will be using two main books - Traveling the Path of Compassion by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse - as well as a supplementary book - Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. They are recommended but not required for participation.

 

Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. 

 

(Free of charge)

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Wed, May 26, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

Please join us online 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.

 

(Free of Charge)

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Tue, May 11, 2021 5:30 am - Thu, May 27, 2021 9:30 am)

                                                        May 11 - 27, 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. 

 

1000armChenrezigResizedThe resident sangha of PTC will be practicing 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times.

 

The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit.

 


Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.

 

The dates for each set are as follows:

Set 1   Begins May 11 (Tuesday) at 5:30 am.  Ends May 13 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins May 13 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 15 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins May 15 (Saturday at 5:00 am.  Ends May 17 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins May 17 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 19 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins May 19 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 21 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins May 21 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 23 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins May 23 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 25 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins May 25 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends May 27 (Thursday) about 9:30 am.

 

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this retreat through sponsoring the chanting, meals and the tea served during the chanting on non fasting days. 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:

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.

 

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, May 27, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

Please join us online 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.

 

(Free of Charge)

 

 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, May 28, 2021 6:30 am - 8:00 am)

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.

 

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers.

 

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) (Fri, May 28, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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.

 

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.

(Free of charge)

 

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

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) (Sat, May 29, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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.

 

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.

(Free of charge)

 

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

 

Click here to download full chanting text.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting - CANCELED (Sun, May 30, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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CANCELED

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

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

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.

  

Monday, May 31, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 31, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 31, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, May 31, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.



(Free of charge)

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