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Special Events at Kagyu Thubten Chöling

In addition to special events, Kagyu Thubten Chöling also hosts an ongoing program of classes and events.

World Cleansing Smoke Offering (Dzamling Chisang)

June 24, 2021 (Thursday)

On this full moon day we will honor a vast mandala of local deities and protectors with a traditional morning fire ceremony (Sang) to bring renewed balance and energy to the world.

10:00 am | Chanting Fire Ceremony (Sang)

 

The Maitreya Shrine Room will be open to the public for this event.

 

You may also view this practice remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • If you feel unwell and/or have a fever, please do not visit the monastery.
  • Tea will be served only to the monks and nuns. Guests are invited to bring their own thermoses of water or tea from home.
  • All other areas of the Maitreya Center as well as all other buildings remain closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available.
  • Guests are welcome to bring lunch to eat outdoors on the grounds, or to enjoy our many local restaurants.
  • While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask indoors. 
  • Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. 
  • No pets please.

 

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting or tea served during the chanting, please be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

You can 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.

 

Prayers for America

July 4, 2020 (Sunday)

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

The July 4th Thousandfold Butterlamp Offering (Tong Chö) is dedicated to our nation, that wisdom and compassion increase during these uncertain times, and that mutual respect and good health extend throughout the world. Please join us by sponsoring butterlamps and prayers for the benefit of your family and friends, and for the welfare of all beings.

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 chantong which follows is 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.

 

For those who wish to sponsor butterlamps, the chanting, or the tea served during the chanting, please be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

Click here to to sponsor butterlamps. To sponsor the chanting and tea service 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.