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Monday, October 25, 2021

Friday, October 01, 2021

Daily Morning Services (Fri, Oct 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 (Fri, Oct 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) (Fri, Oct 01, 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) (Fri, Oct 01, 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, October 04, 2021

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Oct 04, 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, October 05, 2021

Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha (Tue, Oct 05, 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, October 06, 2021

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Oct 06, 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, October 07, 2021

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Oct 07, 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, October 09, 2021

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Oct 09, 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, Oct 09, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person). 

 

 

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, October 10, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Oct 11, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 12, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha (Tue, Oct 12, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 13, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Oct 13, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 14, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Oct 14, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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)

Friday, October 15, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Oct 16, 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, Oct 16, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 17, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Oct 18, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 19, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha (Tue, Oct 19, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 20, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Oct 20, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 21, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Oct 21, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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)

Friday, October 22, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Oct 23, 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, Oct 23, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 24, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Monday, October 25, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Oct 25, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 26, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

The Perfection of Merit for Lhabap Duchen (Tue, Oct 26, 2021 5:00 am - Thu, Oct 28, 2021 8:00 am)

October 26 - 28, 2021 (Tuesday - Thursday)   

Because of heightened covid rates in the area, this event is closed to the public. Please see details below for how you can still share in the merit!

1000ArmedChenrezig 2021 EnhancedBuddhahood is the state in which one spontaneously and effortlessly benefits oneself and all beings without exception. In order to attain this state, we must perfect the accumulations of merit and wisdom. Through the perfection of the two accumulations, we purify our notions of self and other and realize the true nature of mind.


The resident sangha of PTC will be participating in the practice of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). 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.


The fasting day for this Nyungne falls on October 27, the auspicious occasion of Lhabap Duchen, commemorating Lord Buddha’s return from the Tushita realm. It is said to be a time when the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied.

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this event through sponsoring the chanting, the tea served during the chanting, and the lunch

You may also simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
Palpung Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

Please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced. 

 

Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha (Tue, Oct 26, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 27, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

The Perfection of Merit for Lhabap Duchen (Tue, Oct 26, 2021 5:00 am - Thu, Oct 28, 2021 8:00 am)

October 26 - 28, 2021 (Tuesday - Thursday)   

Because of heightened covid rates in the area, this event is closed to the public. Please see details below for how you can still share in the merit!

1000ArmedChenrezig 2021 EnhancedBuddhahood is the state in which one spontaneously and effortlessly benefits oneself and all beings without exception. In order to attain this state, we must perfect the accumulations of merit and wisdom. Through the perfection of the two accumulations, we purify our notions of self and other and realize the true nature of mind.


The resident sangha of PTC will be participating in the practice of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). 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.


The fasting day for this Nyungne falls on October 27, the auspicious occasion of Lhabap Duchen, commemorating Lord Buddha’s return from the Tushita realm. It is said to be a time when the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied.

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this event through sponsoring the chanting, the tea served during the chanting, and the lunch

You may also simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
Palpung Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

Please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced. 

 

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Wed, Oct 27, 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) (Wed, Oct 27, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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.

 

Today's chanting will not be available remotely.

 

(Free of charge)

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness (Wed, Oct 27, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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, October 28, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

The Perfection of Merit for Lhabap Duchen (Tue, Oct 26, 2021 5:00 am - Thu, Oct 28, 2021 8:00 am)

October 26 - 28, 2021 (Tuesday - Thursday)   

Because of heightened covid rates in the area, this event is closed to the public. Please see details below for how you can still share in the merit!

1000ArmedChenrezig 2021 EnhancedBuddhahood is the state in which one spontaneously and effortlessly benefits oneself and all beings without exception. In order to attain this state, we must perfect the accumulations of merit and wisdom. Through the perfection of the two accumulations, we purify our notions of self and other and realize the true nature of mind.


The resident sangha of PTC will be participating in the practice of Nyungne (the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig). 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.


The fasting day for this Nyungne falls on October 27, the auspicious occasion of Lhabap Duchen, commemorating Lord Buddha’s return from the Tushita realm. It is said to be a time when the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied.

Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of this event through sponsoring the chanting, the tea served during the chanting, and the lunch

You may also simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
Palpung Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.

Please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced. 

 

Chenrezig Practice (Thu, Oct 28, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling reopened as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. However, because of heightened covid rates in the area, we will no longer be allowing people to come in person to the monastery classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The classes will continue on Zoom as usual, they just will not be hybrid (combining both online and in person).

 

 

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)

Friday, October 29, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace (Sun, Oct 10, 2021 10:30 am - Mon, Nov 01, 2021 5:00 pm)

October 10 - November 1, 2021

5K Virtual 2021

 

You are invited to join us for our virtual 5K Run/Walk for Global Peace. The aspiration for Global Peace is very important to everyone on the planet. This year we hope you will join us in wishing for Global Peace with every step we take. Whether you plan to participate yourself or want to sponsor one of the Lamas, together we can help make this event succeed! 

Click here for more information

 

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting (Sun, Oct 31, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Because of heightened covid rates in the area, all buildings will be closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.


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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.