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Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Daily Morning Services (Tue, Sep 01, 2020 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 (Tue, Sep 01, 2020 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)

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Sep 01, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, September 02, 2020

Commemoration of Buddha's Joyful Day (Wed, Sep 02, 2020 6:00 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.

 

AmitabhaKuanYinTaiShihChihResizedThe observance of Buddha’s Joyful Day on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month is based on the story of Maudgalyayana, a disciple of the Buddha, who discovered through his meditative powers that his mother had been reborn as a hungry ghost. Distressed, he approached the Buddha for help, who then advised him to make offerings to the Sangha, as the merit from doing so would help relieve the suffering of his mother and other beings in the lower realms. Buddha’s Joyful Day is observed by making offerings of necessities to monastics, reciting sūtras and performing acts of generosity. The merit from these deeds is dedicated to all beings, especially to relieve the suffering of the deceased.

 

We will be making prayers and offerings for our parents, ancestors, and the deceased through a special recitation of the Amitabha sadhana with tsok offerings, a fire puja for the deceased, and aspiration prayers for the well being of us and all other beings, especially those to whom we dedicate the practice by name, both living and deceased.

The practice entitled 'Jangchok' will be included within the chanting of the Amitabha sadhana.  Jangchok is done for the benefit of the recently deceased to achieve liberation.  For persons who may have passed away a long time ago the Jangchok practice will still bring great blessings to the deceased and create the causes and conditions for the liberation of the person.  For the living, it is said that once their karmic debtors are liberated through this practice, the person will have less obstacles.  For all beings, this practice will help to create favorable conditions and enhance their well-being.

It is said that, "no matter how long ago your deceased dear ones or relatives have passed away, it is still very vital to make prayers and offerings for them to increase their merit."

You may donate any amount and provide us with the names for dedication (both living and deceased).  To make these dedications, download the Amitabha Sadhana Dedication Form in Chinese and English.

6:00 am | Lighting of 500 butter lamps with the chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

9:00 am
 
| Chanting of Long Amitabha Sadhana with Tsok, Jangchok Sadhana, and Sür (special fire offering ceremony)

During the chanting of the Long Amitabha and Jangchok sadhanas all the names of the deceased will be blessed and burned to symbolize purification of their defilements, obscurities and negative karma by the fire of wisdom, ripening their merit to be reborn in Amitabha’s pureland of Dewachen. Also included will be a dedication of merit to all sponsors and their designated names for blessing.  As it is taught in the Ullambana Sūtra, the merit of making these offerings will bring excellent health, long life, removal of obstacles from the donor’s dharma practice and work, and rebirth of the deceased in Dewachen.  The merit will also be dedicated to world peace and the liberation of all sentient beings.  May the Dharma continue to flourish.

 

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Sep 02, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, Sep 03, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 05, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, Sep 05, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Sunday, September 06, 2020

What is Freedom, an Online Teaching with Guru Vajradara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa (Sun, Sep 06, 2020 7:30 am - 9:00 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.

 

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In response to numerous requests from Palpung Centers worldwide as well as requests from many other Dharma communities, Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa has agreed to transmit the precious Dharma monthly for the next 6 months.

 

Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa is the 12th in the Tai Situ line of Enlightened masters. Guru Vajradhara is holder of the Palpung Lineage. He is the head of Palpung Sherabling India, which is his seat in exile, as well as numerous Palpung monastic communities and Centers worldwide.

 

How to Receive the Teachings
For all English speaking participants please do not register.
All English speaking participants can access the teaching live on Palpung Ireland Buddhist Centre’s YouTube channel.  If you can not view the teaching live the recordings will be available for everyone's benefit on the same channel.


Translation 
The zoom platform will be used only for those needing translation.
Translation will be available in:French, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian , German, Chinese, Portuguese and Indonesian.

To register - all individuals who need translation should send an email to Orla. Participants should state what country they are from and what language they require. Please do not share the zoom links or passwords you receive on web sites or social media platforms.


Chat and Comments
To minimize distraction during the teachings, the chat and comments options will be disabled. Please email any questions to Orla. They will forwarded to Guru Vajradhara in plenty of time for the following month's teaching.


Donations
The teachings are free but if you would like to offer a donation, please click here and specify purpose for your payment.

 

Monday, September 07, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Sep 07, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Sep 08, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, September 09, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Sep 09, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, Sep 10, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 12, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, Sep 12, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Discussion About A Meaningful Life, a Teaching by Guru Vajradhara Tai Situpa Rinpoche, Led by Lama Jamdron and Lama Jinzang (Sun, Sep 13, 2020 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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Photograph by Kathi Rogers 


We invite you to participate in an online interactive discussion on this teaching given by Guru Vajradhara Tai Situpa Rinpoche. Before the session please view the video titled A Meaningful Life and prepare questions and/or comments to share with the group. We look forward to having an engaging discussion!

 

This session is being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Sep 14, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Sep 15, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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, September 16, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Sep 16, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, Sep 17, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

 

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)

 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 19, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, Sep 19, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting (Sun, Sep 20, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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

This class is being offered remotely on Zoom.  If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.

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, September 21, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Sep 21, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  Please note: The zoom link for all the monastery zoom sessions has been updated as of 9-20-20. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun for this information.

 

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)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Sep 22, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom. Please note: The zoom link for all the monastery zoom sessions has been updated as of 9-20-20. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun for this information.

 

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, September 23, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Sep 23, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  Please note: The zoom link for all the monastery zoom sessions has been updated as of 9-20-20. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun for this information.

 

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)

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal (Thu, Sep 24, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  Please note: The zoom link for all the monastery zoom sessions has been updated as of 9-20-20. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun for this information.

 

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)

 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Sep 26, 2020 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 is temporarily 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, Sep 26, 2020 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 is temporarily 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)

Monday, September 28, 2020

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Sep 28, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  Please note: The zoom link for all the monastery zoom sessions has been updated as of 9-20-20. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun for this information.

 

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)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Tue, Sep 29, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  Please note: The zoom link for all the monastery zoom sessions has been updated as of 9-20-20. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun for this information.

 

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, September 30, 2020

Chenrezig Practice (Wed, Sep 30, 2020 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.

 

This class is now being offered remotely on Zoom.  Please note: The zoom link for all the monastery zoom sessions has been updated as of 9-20-20. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun for this information.

 

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)

 

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