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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Daily Morning Services (Tue, Nov 01, 2011 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)

Ngöndro (Tue, Nov 01, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Nov 05, 2011 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, Nov 05, 2011 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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, November 06, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Ngöndro (Tue, Nov 08, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Nov 12, 2011 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, Nov 12, 2011 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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)

Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment (Sat, Nov 12, 2011 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment.  The embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas, Chenrezig, manifested in the form of Eleven-Faced Thousand-Armed Chenrezig with the vow to liberate all sentient beings.  


Please note: Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha are currently participating in 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne - the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.  A practice session for those taking part in this retreat will begin soon after the empowerment ends.


Both Chinese and English translation will be provided.  Refuge is not required for those participating in the empowerment.

2:00 pm
|
Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment

Pricing: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

Reservations are required by November 10 if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.
Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Ngöndro (Tue, Nov 15, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:00 am - Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:00 pm)

PLEASE NOTE:  THE RETREAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO START ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

THE NEW DATES ARE: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is October 18, 2011.
Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in another 8 consecutive sets 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.

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

Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat.  The dates for each set are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates for individual nyungne sets have been rescheduled as below:

Set 1   Begins Oct 31 (Monday) at 5:30 am.  Ends Nov 2 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 2   Begins Nov 2 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 4 (Friday) about 6:00 am.
Set 3   Begins Nov 4 (Friday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 6 (Sunday) about 6:00 am.
Set 4   Begins Nov 6 (Sunday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 8 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am.
Set 5   Begins Nov 8 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 10 (Thursday) about 6:00 am.
Set 6   Begins Nov 10 (Thursday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 12 (Saturday) about 6:00 am.
Set 7   Begins Nov 12 (Saturday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 14 (Monday) about 6:00 am.
Set 8   Begins Nov 14 (Monday) at 5:00 am.  Ends Nov 16 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am.

Reservations are required.  Please submit an on-line reservation by October 18, 2011.  This will help us to ensure that the proper number of texts are available as well as to ensure proper meal planning. 

Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice.  Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat.  For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above.

The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations.  Prices per set are:
  • Dorm: $80/ Non-Members   $60/Members
  • Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members   $80 per person/Members
  • Private room: $110/Non-Members    $90/Members
  • Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free.

Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony (Wed, Nov 16, 2011 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be chanting Sür (evening fire offering ceremony).  This practice includes an offering to the 4 guests: the Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. It averts obstacles and sickness and is dedicated to those who are dying, beings in the Bardo, and to beings with whom we have karmic debts.


There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lhabab Duchen - Three-Year Retreats Commence (All day)

Lhabab Duchen is one of the four main Buddhist holidays, commemorating the Buddha Shakyamuni's return to the human realm after having taught his mother in the Tushita gods' realm. It is a powerful day in which the results of all actions are multiplied 100 million times.

Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will perform the traditional ceremonies and procession for guiding the new retreatants into the retreats. This usually takes place in the late afternoon.  It is considered extremely auspicious to accompany the retreatants as they are inaugurated into the three-year retreat. Attending the ceremonies accumulates great merit, makes a strong karmic connection to the Dharma and creates the conditions for participating in a retreat in this or future lives.

9:00 am | Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony
Sang is a special morning purification fire ceremony. It is an offering to all worldly gods and the 4 guests: Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. This practice pacifies war, encourages peace and averts sickness.

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Nov 19, 2011 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, Nov 19, 2011 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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, November 21, 2011

Gya Shi, "The Practice of the Four Hundred Offerings" (Mon, Nov 21, 2011 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Gya Shi is an obstacle averting practice involving four hundred offerings made to the Buddha Shakyamuni. It is a means to purify obstacles created by the 4 maras (mental afflictions; attachment to happiness; clinging to the 5 skandhas; death).

Please join us for torma making and preparations at 8:30 am.

There are many ways to participate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made towards meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. General contributions towards these special practices are also welcome. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC. 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.

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ngöndro (Tue, Nov 22, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Nov 25, 2011 10:00 am - Sun, Nov 27, 2011 6:00 pm)

The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.

There are many ways to participate in this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn:  Office
245 Sheafe Road,  Wappingers Falls, NY  12590

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation. 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, 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. 

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Nov 25, 2011 10:00 am - Sun, Nov 27, 2011 6:00 pm)

The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.

There are many ways to participate in this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn:  Office
245 Sheafe Road,  Wappingers Falls, NY  12590

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation. 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, 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. 

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Nov 26, 2011 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, Nov 26, 2011 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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, November 27, 2011

Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras (Fri, Nov 25, 2011 10:00 am - Sun, Nov 27, 2011 6:00 pm)

The Sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery will perform the three-day practice based on the 21 Taras known as 'Drolma Yuldok'  to remove obstacles and bring auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers. 

Preparations for the practice will take place Friday morning and chanting will begin that afternoon and continue for the next two days.

There are many ways to participate in this auspicious activity. The shrine room is open to the public and everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Transliterated and translated versions of the text will be available to guests.  It is also very beneficial to recite the mantra of Tara in the shrine room on one's own while the ceremony is being performed.  Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.

For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, you may sponsor prayers, tea offerings, and meals, as well as make general donations to the ceremony. Prayer requests will be read aloud to the assembly. You may wish to bring small trinkets, candies and cookies to add to the Tara mandala in order to create an auspicious connection with the practice and its vast benefits.

You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn:  Office
245 Sheafe Road,  Wappingers Falls, NY  12590

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Chöling. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard only), along with expiration date and signature, to (845)297-5761. Be sure to include a prayer request with your donation. 

For your protection, please do not email your credit card number. 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, 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. 

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony (Mon, Nov 28, 2011 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Sang is a special morning purification fire ceremony. It is an offering to all worldly gods and the 4 guests: Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. This practice pacifies war, encourages peace and averts sickness.  It also creates merit and concludes the year-end chanting by purifying any remaining obstacles.

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ngöndro (Tue, Nov 29, 2011 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Preliminary practices chanted in both English and Tibetan

(Free of charge)

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