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Special Events at Kagyu Thubten Chöling

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

The Perfection of Merit: A Day of Dharma Activity

October 15, 2017 (Sunday)

prayer Flags resizedCircumambulatingStupa resizedBuddhahood is the state in which one spontaneously and effortlessly benefits oneself and all beings without exception. In order to attain this state, we must perfect the accumulations of merit and wisdom. Through the perfection of the two accumulations, we purify our notions of self and other and realize the true nature of mind.

Join us as we participate in various merit gathering activities such as the chanting of the Chenrezig and Seven Branch Prayer practices, offering butterlamps, making stupa circumambulations, hanging prayer flags, liberating fish and offering a fire ceremony.

 
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The schedule is as follows:


10:00 am| Chanting of Chenrezig practice followed by a teaching by Lama Tsering on the Accumulation of Merit, lighting of butterlamps, hanging of prayer flags, and circumambulation of stupa.


12:00 noon | Vegetarian lunch followed by a fish release (animal liberation) and Sür, the evening fire offering ceremony 
Sür is 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 attendance. Suggested donation for lunch is $10.
 

There will be the opportunity to sponsor lamps, prayer flags, liberating fish & fire offerings. All donations for the merit of all are graciously accepted!

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.   Please send an email to [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only. Please see General Information about Events at KTC below for details.

 

The Words of My Perfect Teacher

October 22, 2017 (Sunday)

LamaTseringDakpaResizedLama Tsering Dakpa, the new retreat master at KTC will continue his series of teachings on Patrul Rinpoche’s The Words of My Perfect Teacher.  A favorite of Tibetans—and of the Dalai Lama himself— The Words of My Perfect Teacher is a practical guide to the spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Patrul Rinpoche makes his subject accessible through a wealth of stories, quotations, and references to everyday life.

 

1:30 pm |  Teaching on The Words of My Perfect Teacher

 

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 below for details.  Please send an email to [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

 

The Words of My Perfect Teacher

October 29, 2017 (Sunday)

LamaTseringDakpaResizedLama Tsering Dakpa, the new retreat master at KTC will continue his series of teachings on Patrul Rinpoche’s The Words of My Perfect Teacher.  A favorite of Tibetans—and of the Dalai Lama himself— The Words of My Perfect Teacher is a practical guide to the spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Patrul Rinpoche makes his subject accessible through a wealth of stories, quotations, and references to everyday life.

 

1:30 pm |  Teaching on The Words of My Perfect Teacher

 

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 below for details.  Please send an email to [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.

 

The Words of My Perfect Teacher

November 5, 2017 (Sunday)

LamaTseringDakpaResizedLama Tsering Dakpa, the new retreat master at KTC will continue his series of teachings on Patrul Rinpoche’s The Words of My Perfect Teacher.  A favorite of Tibetans—and of the Dalai Lama himself— The Words of My Perfect Teacher is a practical guide to the spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Patrul Rinpoche makes his subject accessible through a wealth of stories, quotations, and references to everyday life.

 

1:30 pm |  Teaching on The Words of My Perfect Teacher

 

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 below for details.  Please send an email to [email protected] if you are joining us for meals only.