September Teachings and Events

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Sunday, September 6
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Teaching on the meaning of AMIRTA, RAKTA, and TORMA 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tibetan monastery traditional arts TORMA making class Torma are butter and roasted barley flour sculptures, which are traditionally made by teams of monks in preparation for a religious festival. They are a dough made of barley flour and butter, and sculpted on a form of wood and leather. They are then painted in bright, symbolic colors, and given as offerings to the deities. After the ceremony tormas are destroyed, to remind us of the impermanence of things and help us overcome our attachments. (www.buddhanet.net/tibart.htm) Torma sculptures take many forms, looking like stupas, Penden Lhamo’s mule, mandalas, abstract floral offerings, or flaming daggers.

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Sunday, September 20
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Teaching on the correct pronunciation of Tibetan sounds (from prayer books) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Learning Dharma Music (damaru and bell, drum and cymbal, and conch)

Drigung Kagyu Art Exhibition at the Rubin

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Exhibition runs APRIL 24 – SEPTEMBER 7

“The Rubin Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, Art with Benefits: the Drigung Tradition, explores this notion by exhibiting 39 works of art and objects created by one of the most important schools of Tibetan Buddhism in the 13th Century, the Drigung Kagyu School”

If you can’t visit the museum in New York, visit the website for more information and audio tour and itineraries.

www.rubinmuseum.org/events/exhibitions/art-with-benefits

Click on SUGGESTED ITINERARIES at the bottom of the above Rubin Museum page for an audio tour and itineraries. (or here:http://rubinmuseum.org/events/itineraries/art-with-benefits-the-drigung-tradition-audio-tour)

Recent Teaching presented at TRTCC

Visit the Teachings page on our website for a downloadable .pdf of recent teachings offered at TRTCC by Ven. Khenpo Choephel. Thank you to Patrick for providing us with the beautiful presentation. Audio recording will be posted at a later date, so stop back!

The next special teaching, Great Protector, Drikung Achi Choedron will be on Sunday, April 12, from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. See the Events page for more information.

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