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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Daily Morning Services (Thu, Mar 01, 2018 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, Mar 01, 2018 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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 01, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Milarepa Day (Thu, Mar 01, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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Please join the KTC sangha as we chant the Guru Yoga of Milarepa to commemorate the occasion of his paranirvana-- the day he left his body and entered the Pure Realms. Milarepa is the most beloved yogi and poet of Tibet. One of the forefathers of the Kagyu lineage, he is revered for his inspirational life story and profound songs of realization. The Guru Yoga of Milarepa is an essential practice of the Kagyu lineage in which the transmission of devotion becomes the basis of Mahamudra.

 

 

7:30pm - 8:30pm | Chanting of Milarepa Practice

 

 

 

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 [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Commemoration of Chotrul Duchen (Fri, Mar 02, 2018 6:30 am - 12:00 pm)

In honor of the full moon of the Month of the Buddha's Miracles, Chotrul Duchen, when, for fifteen days the Buddha displayed miracles, we will be offering butterlamps (as part of our weekly Tong Chö) and chanting the Buddha Shakyamuni prayer.  On this very auspicious day your merit will be multiplied 10 million times, which happens only 4 times per year.  Please join us for the chanting and/or sponsoring the chanting.

 

6:30am | Thousandfold Lamp Offering (Tong Chö)
A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.

 

9:30am | Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro) and the Buddha Shakyamuni Prayer
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.

 

You may make your donations on-line via PayPal 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.

 

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the 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 (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 [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 02, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 03, 2018

POSTPONED - Krishna Das - Yogini Benefit Concert (Sat, Mar 03, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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We regret that due to the grave illness of KTC Monastery’s founder, Lama Norlha Rinpoche, the March 3 Krishna Das concert at KTC must be cancelled at this time. The concert will be rescheduled, and we will keep you posted about the date once it’s confirmed.

 

All advance ticket purchases will be refunded this week. You will receive an email notice as soon as your refund is issued. The time for the credit to appear in your card account will vary depending on your card. Any further questions can be directed to the Kirtan Wallah Foundation.

 

For those who inquired about how to send support for the women’s retreat, you can do so on our website by clicking here. Then click on the link that reads  "Support the Retreats."

 

Our apologies for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your understanding and support.

 

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 03, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Mar 04, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, March 05, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Mar 05, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Mar 06, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the Maitreya Center.

 

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Mar 07, 2018 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.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 08, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, March 09, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 09, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 10, 2018 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, Mar 10, 2018 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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 10, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lama Tsering Teaching on Impermanence (Sun, Mar 11, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

LamaTseringDakpaResizedLama Tsering Dakpa, the new retreat master at KTC will continue his series of teachings on traditional Buddhist philosophy and tranquility meditation, using classical texts such as Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher; a favorite of Tibetans and of the Dalai Lama himself.

 

 

1:30 pm |  Teaching on Impermanence

 

 

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 [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Mar 11, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, March 12, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Mar 12, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Mar 13, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the Maitreya Center.

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Mar 14, 2018 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.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 15, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 16, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 17, 2018 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, Mar 17, 2018 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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 17, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Mar 18, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Mar 19, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Mar 20, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the Maitreya Center.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Mar 21, 2018 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.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 22, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Fri, Mar 23, 2018 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) (Fri, Mar 23, 2018 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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 23, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Healing Body and Mind: Introduction to Tibetan Medicine (Sat, Mar 24, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

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Join us for a weekend of exploring ancient Tibetan practices for both physical and spiritual health, according to traditional Tibetan Medicine and the meditation of Medicine Buddha.

 

Dr. Jinpa and his wife and translator, Lilly Atlihan, will be giving an introduction to Tibetan Medicine. Beginning with the view of Tibetan Medicine and its intimate connection to Buddhist Philosophy, they will cover the practical application of Tibetan medical principles for preventative care and health maintenance.

 

Dr. Jinpa began his studies as a monk at Mura Samtem Chökur Ling, a Nyingma monastery in Machu, Amdo, Tibet. Jinpa received a rigorous education in Buddhist philosophy, contemplative practice and the medical tantras that form the basis of Tibetan medical theory. He studied these together with astrology, which are traditional complements to each other.

 

When Jinpa was 18 he left Tibet and arrived in India a year later. While living in Dharamsala, India, Jinpa studied in an intensive apprenticeship under Dr. Tenzin Thaye, the current personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and head of the Pharmaceutical Department of the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute, or Men-Tsee-Khang. For three years, Dr. Thaye instructed Jinpa closely, especially focusing on the external therapies; acupuncture, moxabustion, and cupping. With two other physicians, Dr. Sinthar and Dr. Pema Dorje, he focused on the subtleties of pulse diagnosis, urinalysis, medical potencies and prescription. Jinpa’s primary teachers rigorously tested his competency and authorized Dr. Jinpa to begin practicing on his own in 2013.

 

Lilly Atlihan began studying Dharma at age 16, and seven years later began studying Tibetan language. Her language studies began at the University of Virginia in 2011 and continued that same year to Naropa University. In order to study in full immersion, she lived and studied in Dharamsala, India for three years. In 2014, she began translating full-time for Dr Jinpa, a doctor of Tibetan medicine.      

   

10:00 am & 2:00 pm| Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

 

Fee per session: $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 [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

 

Please note: When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

Healing Body and Mind: Introduction to Tibetan Medicine (Sat, Mar 24, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

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Join us for a weekend of exploring ancient Tibetan practices for both physical and spiritual health, according to traditional Tibetan Medicine and the meditation of Medicine Buddha.

 

Dr. Jinpa and his wife and translator, Lilly Atlihan, will be giving an introduction to Tibetan Medicine. Beginning with the view of Tibetan Medicine and its intimate connection to Buddhist Philosophy, they will cover the practical application of Tibetan medical principles for preventative care and health maintenance.

 

Dr. Jinpa began his studies as a monk at Mura Samtem Chökur Ling, a Nyingma monastery in Machu, Amdo, Tibet. Jinpa received a rigorous education in Buddhist philosophy, contemplative practice and the medical tantras that form the basis of Tibetan medical theory. He studied these together with astrology, which are traditional complements to each other.

 

When Jinpa was 18 he left Tibet and arrived in India a year later. While living in Dharamsala, India, Jinpa studied in an intensive apprenticeship under Dr. Tenzin Thaye, the current personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and head of the Pharmaceutical Department of the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute, or Men-Tsee-Khang. For three years, Dr. Thaye instructed Jinpa closely, especially focusing on the external therapies; acupuncture, moxabustion, and cupping. With two other physicians, Dr. Sinthar and Dr. Pema Dorje, he focused on the subtleties of pulse diagnosis, urinalysis, medical potencies and prescription. Jinpa’s primary teachers rigorously tested his competency and authorized Dr. Jinpa to begin practicing on his own in 2013.

 

Lilly Atlihan began studying Dharma at age 16, and seven years later began studying Tibetan language. Her language studies began at the University of Virginia in 2011 and continued that same year to Naropa University. In order to study in full immersion, she lived and studied in Dharamsala, India for three years. In 2014, she began translating full-time for Dr Jinpa, a doctor of Tibetan medicine.      

   

10:00 am & 2:00 pm| Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

 

Fee per session: $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 [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

 

Please note: When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 24, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Healing Body and Mind: Medicine Buddha Practice Instructions (Sun, Mar 25, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

LamaTseringDakpaResizedJoin us for a weekend of exploring ancient Tibetan practices for both physical and spiritual health, according to traditional Tibetan Medicine and the meditation of Medicine Buddha.

Lama Tsering Dakpa will be teaching on the practice of the Medicine or Healing Buddha. This essential practice can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering.


10:00 am | Medicine Buddha Practice Instructions

 

Fee : $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 [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

 

Please note: When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

Healing Body and Mind: Medicine Buddha Empowerment (Sun, Mar 25, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

MedicineBuddhaJoin us for a weekend of exploring ancient Tibetan practices for both physical and spiritual health, according to traditional Tibetan Medicine and the meditation of Medicine Buddha.

 

Lama Tsering Dakpa will be bestowing the Medicine Buddha Empowerment.  In this age of rampant disease and difficulties, the Medicine or Healing Buddha, is a much needed practice that can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. The Medicine Buddha Empowerment is a powerful blessing for healing, dispelling sickness and awakening the innate healing wisdom within all beings.

 

 

2:00 pm | Medicine Buddha Empowerment

 

Fee : $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 [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

 

Please note: When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sun, Mar 25, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Monday, March 26, 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Mon, Mar 26, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the KTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday. 



(Free of charge)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Study Group on The Great Path of Awakening (Tue, Mar 27, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences. Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa. Both books are available in the KTC bookstore. They are recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Tuesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement. The study group meets in the Maitreya Center.

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sitting Meditation (Wed, Mar 28, 2018 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.

(Free of charge)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Thu, Mar 29, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Fri, Mar 30, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö) (Sat, Mar 31, 2018 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, Mar 31, 2018 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)

Chenrezig Chanting Practice (Sat, Mar 31, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Our root lama, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, emphasized the practice of Chenrezig for his western students. In his own words, “Chenrezig represents the union of love and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Meditation on Chenrezig develops that love and compassion in practitioners, thus leading to the realization of emptiness, the ultimate nature. That is why I chose this deity for Western students.”

The liturgy is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

This practice is also chanted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday earlier in the day.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Propper.

 

(Free of charge)

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