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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.

Chenrezig Practice Seminar

June 24 - 25, 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)

ChenreziCustomPlease join us for a weekend focusing on the practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva who embodies enlightened compassion. This seminar is open to beginners who want to become familiar with the sadhana. It will also benefit experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and enjoy the benefits of group practice.

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.”

June 24 (Saturday)
2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching and Practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana

June 25 (Sunday)
10:00 am - noon | Teaching and Practice
2:00 - 4:00 pm | Teaching and Practice
7:30 - 8:30 pm | Chanting of Chenrezig Sadhana


Lama Depa and Lama Lhadrun will lead the teaching sessions each of which will include instructions, Q&A, and practice of the Chenrezig sadhana. You are welcome to attend the entire weekend or join us for individual sessions. Everyone is also welcome to come early on Saturday and help with the weekly Tong Chö butterlamp offering, followed by the chanting of Kalu Rinpoche's Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga) and the short practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro).
 

Pricing:

  • Saturday and Sunday teaching and practice sessions are $20 Non-members | $15 Members each.
  • Evening chanting sessions are free of charge.


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

 

Annual Summer Potluck Picnic

July 4, 2017 (Tuesday)

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The sangha of Kagyu Thubten Chöling invites you to our annual Summer Potluck Picnic. Bring a vegetarian dish as well your relatives and friends - all are welcome.


Please contact Lama Yeshe Rabsal and let him know if you are coming.  We look forward to seeing you here!!!


We are delighted to announce that the picnic will be followed by a teaching at 2:30pm by Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche.  Click here for the full details.


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Annual Summer Potluck Picnic


Reservations
(1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC below for details.

 

Enlightened Women of the Shangpa Kagyu

Life Stories and Songs of Sukhasiddhi and Niguma

 

Teachings by Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche

 July 4 - 5, 2017 (Tuesday -  Wednesday)

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Sukhasiddhi and Niguma are the wisdom sources of the Shangpa lineage. Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche will share with us their inspiring life stories and profound songs of realization.

 

KhenpoDonyoRinpocheKhenchen Lodro Donyo Rinpoche is the main spiritual successor to Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and abbot of Bokar Ngedon Chokor Ling Monastery in Mirik, India. He received his title of Khenpo Rinpoche from HH the 16th Karmapa, and he received many tantric empowerments from Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. Khenchen Rinpoche is a renowned scholar and meditation master. To read more about Rinpoche click here.


The teaching schedule is as follows:

July 4 (Tuesday) at 2:30 pm
July 5 (Wednesday) at 7:30 pm

 


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 need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. 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.

 

Settling the Mind - the Practice of Calm Abiding

July 9, 2017 (Sunday)

 

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Please join us for a series of guided meditation sessions led by graduates of the three year retreat program.  The sessions will be held in the main shrine room of the new Maitreya Center.  There will be two sessions each day and you are welcome to join one or both.  Each session will begin with meditation instruction, include both sitting and walking meditation and end with time for questions about the practice.


 

 

Session times: 10:00am & 1:30pm


July 9 – Lama Yeshe Rabsal

 


There is no charge for the sessions but donations are welcome.

 

Reservations  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.