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August 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Daily Morning Services (Thu, Aug 01, 2013 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 Service (Thu, Aug 01, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

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)

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Aug 03, 2013 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, Aug 03, 2013 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)

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Aug 06, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Path to Buddahood by Ringu Tulku is a concise and friendly guide to the most comprehensive handbook of Buddhist practice in our lineage, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation written by the twelfth-century teacher Gampopa.  The text, available at the KTC bookstore, will be taught by graduates of the Three-year retreat.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time without attending previous sessions and there is no charge for participating.  This group meets in the KTC library in the main monastery building.  If you have any questions, please email Lama Chodron at chodron.mailbox@kagyu.com.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Aug 07, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Aug 10, 2013 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, Aug 10, 2013 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)

Teaching on the Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra (Sat, Aug 10, 2013 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

LNRzenTibetResizedLama Norlha Rinpoche will be teaching on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. This prayer, composed by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, offers a concise teaching on the essential instructions of ground, path, and fruition Mahamudra, the ultimate realization of one's mind.

The teaching schedule is as follows:
August 10 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
August 11 (Sunday) at 10:30 am

 


Seminar fees:
$25 Non-members | $20 Members per session

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required 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, August 11, 2013

Teaching on the Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra (-)

LNRzenTibetResizedLama Norlha Rinpoche will be teaching on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. This prayer, composed by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, offers a concise teaching on the essential instructions of ground, path, and fruition Mahamudra, the ultimate realization of one's mind.

 

The teaching schedule is as follows:
August 10 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
August 11 (Sunday) at 10:30 am

 

Seminar fees: $25 Non-members | $20 Members per session

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required 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.


Thousand Armed Chenrezig Empowerment (-)

1000ArmedChenrezigVenerable 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.  

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 (1 week in advance) are required 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, August 13, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Aug 13, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Path to Buddahood by Ringu Tulku is a concise and friendly guide to the most comprehensive handbook of Buddhist practice in our lineage, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation written by the twelfth-century teacher Gampopa.  The text, available at the KTC bookstore, will be taught by graduates of the Three-year retreat.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time without attending previous sessions and there is no charge for participating.  This group meets in the KTC library in the main monastery building.  If you have any questions, please email Lama Chodron at chodron.mailbox@kagyu.com.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Aug 14, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Aug 17, 2013 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, Aug 17, 2013 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)

Exchanging Self and Other, a Workshop with Lama Chönam (-)

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Lama Chönam completed the three-year retreat under the guidance of Lama Norlha Rinpoche at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, and is currently the resident teacher at Kagyu Shenpen Tarchin in Richmond, VA.


Sessions for this workshop will include contemplation on Four Immeasurables, calm abiding meditation and guided meditation on tonglen, the sending and receiving practice that is the foundation of Mind Training.

The teaching schedule is as follows:

August 17 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
August 18 (Sunday) at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Workshop fees per session: $20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students (with valid ID)

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required 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, August 18, 2013

Exchanging Self and Other, a Workshop with Lama Chönam (-)

LamaChonamResized

Lama Chönam completed the three-year retreat under the guidance of Lama Norlha Rinpoche at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, and is currently the resident teacher at Kagyu Shenpen Tarchin in Richmond, VA.


Sessions for this workshop will include contemplation on Four Immeasurables, calm abiding meditation and guided meditation on tonglen, the sending and receiving practice that is the foundation of Mind Training.

The teaching schedule is as follows:

August 17 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
August 18 (Sunday) at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Workshop fees per session: $20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students (with valid ID)

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations (1 week in advance) are required 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, August 20, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Aug 20, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Path to Buddahood by Ringu Tulku is a concise and friendly guide to the most comprehensive handbook of Buddhist practice in our lineage, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation written by the twelfth-century teacher Gampopa.  The text, available at the KTC bookstore, will be taught by graduates of the Three-year retreat.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time without attending previous sessions and there is no charge for participating.  This group meets in the KTC library in the main monastery building.  If you have any questions, please email Lama Chodron at chodron.mailbox@kagyu.com.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Aug 21, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Aug 24, 2013 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, Aug 24, 2013 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)

Teaching Series by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche (-)

A Series of Monthly Teachings by

Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche

2013: April 6-7, May 4-5, June 15-16, July 20-21, August 24-25,
September 21-22, October 5-6, November 16-17, December 14-15

 

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Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery is happy to announce a series of monthly teachings by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche on The Ornament of Precious Liberation by Gampopa. These teaching will be live streamed and are available only at participating Dharma Centers.

The Ornament of Precious Liberation, a foundation of Buddhist study and practice, is a primary text of the Kagyu Lineage that elucidates the stages of the Buddhist path. It includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding a spiritual master, impermanence, karma, the cultivation of bodhicitta, the development of the six perfections, the ten Bodhisattva Levels, achievement of Buddhahood, and the four major activities of a Buddha to benefit beings.

Gampopa said "Studying The Ornament of Precious Liberation and the Precious Garland of the Excellent Path is equivalent to meeting me in person."

The course is scheduled to be taught in monthly teachings over a two year period. Due to the time difference, Kagyu Thubten Chöling will present the teachings as weekend seminars once a month, at a time convenient for New York area residents. Anyone with a sincere interest in Buddhist philosophy and practice is welcome to participate and completing the full course is highly encouraged. English translation by Richard Barron (Lama Chokyi Nyima).

More dates will be announced in the future. We hope you can join us for this amazing opportunity to receive teachings directly from one of the foremost teachers of the Kagyu Lineage.

Seminar Times:
Saturdays:  2:30 pm 
Sundays: 1:30 pm

Seminar fee per day: $20 Non-members | $15 Members;
Full weekend: $40 Non-members | $30 Members

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations. Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required 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 onl

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Teaching Series by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche (-)

A Series of Monthly Teachings by

Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche

2013: April 6-7, May 4-5, June 15-16, July 20-21, August 24-25,
September 21-22, October 5-6, November 16-17, December 14-15


 

TSR72

Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery is happy to announce a series of monthly teachings by Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche on The Ornament of Precious Liberation by Gampopa. These teaching will be live streamed and are available only at participating Dharma Centers.

The Ornament of Precious Liberation, a foundation of Buddhist study and practice, is a primary text of the Kagyu Lineage that elucidates the stages of the Buddhist path. It includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding a spiritual master, impermanence, karma, the cultivation of bodhicitta, the development of the six perfections, the ten Bodhisattva Levels, achievement of Buddhahood, and the four major activities of a Buddha to benefit beings.

Gampopa said "Studying The Ornament of Precious Liberation and the Precious Garland of the Excellent Path is equivalent to meeting me in person."

The course is scheduled to be taught in monthly teachings over a two year period. Due to the time difference, Kagyu Thubten Chöling will present the teachings as weekend seminars once a month, at a time convenient for New York area residents. Anyone with a sincere interest in Buddhist philosophy and practice is welcome to participate and completing the full course is highly encouraged. English translation by Richard Barron (Lama Chokyi Nyima).

More dates will be announced in the future. We hope you can join us for this amazing opportunity to receive teachings directly from one of the foremost teachers of the Kagyu Lineage.

Seminar Times:
Saturdays:  2:30 pm 
Sundays: 1:30 pm

Seminar fee per day: $20 Non-members | $15 Members;
Full weekend: $40 Non-members | $30 Members

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations. Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required 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 onl

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Study Group on The Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku (Tue, Aug 27, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Path to Buddahood by Ringu Tulku is a concise and friendly guide to the most comprehensive handbook of Buddhist practice in our lineage, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation written by the twelfth-century teacher Gampopa.  The text, available at the KTC bookstore, will be taught by graduates of the Three-year retreat.  Anyone is welcome to join at any time without attending previous sessions and there is no charge for participating.  This group meets in the KTC library in the main monastery building.  If you have any questions, please email Lama Chodron at chodron.mailbox@kagyu.com.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Aug 28, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our weekly open practice hour consists of sitting meditation guided by an experienced meditator.  It is an opportunity for individuals to work with meditation methods they have learned during KTC's Monday night class or on their own.  There is no formal teaching or questions and answers. This practice session takes place in the Maitreya Center, Mahayana shrine room.

(Free of charge)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Aug 31, 2013 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, Aug 31, 2013 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)

Green Tara Retreat, led by Lama Samten Drolma (Sat, Aug 31, 2013 2:30 pm - Sun, Sep 01, 2013 3:30 pm)


Lama Samten Drolma

  1. Samten completed the traditional three-year retreat under the guidance of Lama Norlha Rinpoche in 2011. At Rinpoche's request, she helped establish our affiliated retreat center in the Smoky Mountains of TN (www.mocd.org) and also teaches at dharma centers in Asheville and Greensboro, NC as well as Washington, DC (www.kagyudc.org). She is currently a resident teacher at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge.

Join us for a retreat in which we can awaken to and nurture our qualities of wisdom, compassion, and loving kindness.

Tara the Liberator, an archetype throughout many Buddhist lineages and particularly cherished within Tibetan Tantra, is acknowledged for her swift activity to overcome obstacles. As a mirror into aspects we all have the potential to embody, the practice of Tara is a powerful tool to cultivate courage, insight, and the heart of awakening.

In this weekend retreat, Lama Samten Drolma will convey the tradition and lineage of Tara as well as provide practical guidance for how to integrate her qualities into our everyday lives.


Retreat begins: August 31 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm
Retreat ends: September 1 (Sunday) at 3:30 pm

Price for 5 retreat sessions: $60 Non-members | $45 Members

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required 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.



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