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Ongoing Events at Kagyu Thubten Chöling

 

In-person classes have resumed as well as being accessible remotely. Masks are required indoors. To join us via ZOOM, please click here

Monday Evenings

7:30-8:30pm | Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
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. 

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Tuesday Evenings

7:30-8:30pm | Study Group on Awakening the Sleeping Buddha

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

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Wednesday Evenings

7:30-8:30pm |  Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal
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.

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Thursday Evenings

7:30-8:30pm | Chenrezig Practice
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.

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We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Some of the practices being performed by resident monastics include the daily chanting of the Medicine Buddha sadhana and the weekly chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga). See description below. Butterlamp offerings (Tongchö) will continue as usual, so please feel free to send in your prayers. 

Saturday Mornings - Day subject to change - please check our Event Calendar

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.

10:00am | Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro)
Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.

Click here to download full chanting text.

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One Sunday/Month - please see our Special Events pages for the exact dates

10:00am-12 noon |  Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting

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.

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

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