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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.

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting

January 17, 2021 (Sunday)  

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

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


Lama Norgyal will be teaching on and leading the sangha in the chanting of Calling the Lama from Afar. Written by the great master Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, this text is a powerful supplication to invoke the blessings of the lama and the great masters of all four Tibetan Buddhist lineages.  A combination of profound meditation instruction and plain-spoken reminders about the way we can delude ourselves on the path, this melodiously sung devotional prayer is an inspiration for practitioners of all levels.

  

10:00 am | Teaching on Calling the Lama from Afar
11:00 am | Chanting of Calling the Lama from Afar

 

Click here to download English text of Calling the Lama from Afar.  

 

Discussion About Living Well with Pain, a Teaching by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Led by Lama Jinzang and Lama Jamdron

January 24, 2021 (Sunday)

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

 

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We invite you to participate in an online interactive discussion on this teaching given by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Before the session please view the video titled Living Well with Pain and prepare questions and/or comments to share with the group. We look forward to having an engaging discussion!

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

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Discussion Living Well with Pain

 

2021 IronOx

 

Losar (Tibetan and Chinese New Year) Schedule 2021
Year of the Iron Ox
Clearing Obstacles for the New Year

February 8 - 12, 2021

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

The resident sangha of PTC will be participating in a variety of chanting events to dispel obstacles and bring about auspicious conditions.  The dates are listed below. 


 

February 8, 9 & 10 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

9:00 am Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring, the extended version of the Protector Bernachen practice)

February 10 (Wednesday)

Ritual to Reverse Impending Death (Chiblu) inserted inside Mahakala Chanting (Tsendring above)

February 11 (Thursday)

2:00 pm Evening Fire Offering (Sür) and Special Medicine Buddha Chanting and Blessing

February 12 (Tuesday)Losar Day - First Day of the Tibetan and Chinese New Year

5:30 am | 
Welcome in the New Year with the traditional playing of instruments
6:00 am | Morning Fire Offering (Sang)
 

9:00 am | Lighting of 500 Butterlamps
9:30 am
 | Prayers for long life and auspicious conditions for the new year. 

 HOW TO PARTICIPATE FROM HOME 

To view the 2/8-10 Mahakala chanting and the 2/12 9:30am Losar chanting via Zoom, please email Lama Lhadrun by February 7th.

 

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.

It is customary to make “changbu” (squeezing a small slice of bread in your left hand, leaving imprints) to place in the Chiblu box. You may mail a changbu, along with pieces of fingernails, stands of hair and loose change to be placed inside the Chiblu box. YOUR CHANGBU MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE FEBRUARY 8TH.

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


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

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

Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. 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 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. 

 

Third Anniversary of Lama Norlha Rinpoche's Passing

February 19, 2021 (Friday)

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

 

 

Please join us online in remembering Lama Rinpoche’s
great kindness and blessings.

 

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6:30 am 
|
 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 accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.

We are praying for everyone to be safe and healthy. Please feel free to sponsor the offerings and send in your prayers.

 

 

The next chanting sessions are being offered remotely on Zoom. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun. 

10:00 am  & 2:00 pm | Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro)

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