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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.

Chanting of Chöd (Cutting Through the Illusion of Ego) 

September 21, 2019 (Saturday)

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Lama Norgyal will be leading the chanting of the profound practice of Chöd (Cutting Through the Illusion of Ego). Traditionally practiced in charnel grounds by wandering yogis, Chöd is a sacred meditation that dissolves fear and ego-clinging into the expanse of luminous awareness.

  


7:00 pm | Chanting of Chöd Practice

 

 

 

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations 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.

 

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

 

Calling the Lama from Afar - Teaching and Chanting

September 22, 2019 (Sunday)  

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Lama Norgyal will be teaching on and leading the KTC 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.

English and Chinese texts available.

 

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.  

There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com 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.

 

5K web 2019

 

Join us for our annual fundraising event benefiting the Maitreya Center, a sacred space in the Tibetan tradition dedicated to the study and practice of meditation as a path to compassion, unity, and peace. Bring your family and friends!

Sunday September 29, 2019 at 11:00am    

Race Day Registration: 10:00 - 10-45am, Race Starts: 11:00am (Rain, Shine or Snow)
Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery
245 Sheafe Road,
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR TO SPONSOR AN ATHLETE

  • Online Registration Fee: ADULT - $20 / KID’S Dash - $10 (plus $2.35 service fee)
  • Fee to Register On Site the day of the race (8:00am  - 9:00 am):  ADULT- $25 / KID’S Dash - $15  

For Donations only:

  • To make a donation online click here
  • To make a donation by check, please make check payable to KTC, note check memo “5K Run”.  Mail to KTC, 245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

For further questions, contact: 5KRUNWALKMC@gmail.com

Click here for more information on the Maitreya Center.

  

See you out there on the course!

 

Teachings on Green Tara Practice and the 21 Praises

A Seminar with Lama Gyaltsen

October 5 & 6, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)  

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Green Tara is the embodiment of wisdom and compassion, beloved for her power to protect beings from fear and reverse unfavorable conditions. Meditating on Tara helps awaken our innate enlightened qualities. Lama Gyaltsen will teach the meaning and visualizations of this profound practice.

Biography

Lama Gyaltsen was born in 1968 in Darjeeling, India. He became a monk at the age offive after his parents were advised by the great Nyingmapa Lama, Chadral Rinpoche. Lama Gyaltsen's root teacher is Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. He grew up in Kalu Rinpoche's monastery, Samdrup Darjay Ling in Sonada, as one of Rinpoche's first fifteen monk-students.

He completed the traditional Three Year Retreat in the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions at Kalu Rinpoche's monasteryand for some time after coming out of retreat extended his meditation practice, alone, in the solitude of the mountains behind the monastery.

Lama Gyaltsen represents the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. He is an exceptional teacher, accessible, articulate, artistic, humorous, a master story-teller, and keenly aware of the importance of mixing pure spiritual practice with the complexities of high-tech, modern every-day life.

Lama Gyaltsen is the Spiritual Director of the Maui Dharma Center in Hawaii.

 

Teaching Schedule:

October 5 (Saturday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
October 6 (Sunday) at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

 

Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student 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 need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com 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.