Sunday, 4/11/2021, Chenrezig Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 4/11/2021, 10:00am Chenrezig Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 4/11, at 10am, Lama Kalsang will lead our Chenrezig practice online.  Chenrezig is revered in Tibetan Buddhism as the bodhisattva who looks upon all sentient beings with the eye of compassion.  The six-syllable mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, which means “jewel in a lotus”, symbolizes the altruistic intention of the great bodhisattva to become enlightened in order to liberate all beings from the mire of suffering.  Please join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

 

Recurring weekly:

Every Tuesday at 7 pm. Introduction to Practice. This six-week class, led by Jonnie Viakley, will offer an explanation of the opening prayers of the center’s practices and the Buddhist philosophy they embody. Each session will also include meditation and basic meditation instruction. Below is a link to a short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, which would be helpful to read. To join our Tuesday Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Our Saturday practice will be returning in May – while we are on spring break, we continue to encourage you to attend Saturday morning teachings by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, a high master in our lineage and the center’s founding Spiritual Director.  Even though these teachings are not at an introductory or beginning level, anyone with an open mind and true interest in dharma will benefit from hearing this master.  This Saturday, 4/10, at 10a (EST) he will be giving a public talk on What the Buddha Taught. https://dkdharmacircle.org

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Bodhisattva Vow Bestowed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, early morning, on his 85th birthday

Bodhisattva Vow Bestowed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, early morning, on his 85th birthday

9 am – 12 pm (PDT)
12 – 3 pm (Pittsburgh time)

His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is offering the Bodhisattva Vow on his 85th birthday early tomorrow morning.  Rinpoche is a very high master in the Drikung Kagyu lineage and among the last generation of masters trained in Tibet.  This is a very precious opportunity to receive this vow from one of our greatest living masters.

The Garchen Institute website explains the vow this way:

The Bodhisattva Vow can only be taken after you have taken the Refuge Vow.  This vow represents our commitment to the altruistic intent; to the courageous heart which places others before self and seeks enlightenment to benefit all sentient beings.  In taking this vow, we commit to love and compassion as our path.”

For information about the zoom link:

https://garchen.net/annual-events/

For a list of Garchen Rinpoche’s Teaching Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm_XG1NSjPoPc8ruERVlG2Q

 

Sunday, 4/4/2021, Medicine Buddha Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 4/4/2021, 10:00am Medicine Buddha Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 4/4/2021, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Medicine Buddha Practice online. As a spiritual support for all people affected by this global pandemic, this is a practice to connect us to the healing power of the Medicine Buddha.  Our weekly practice is an opportunity to reconnect as a group, quiet our mind, uplift our spirit, and strengthen our efforts especially during this difficult time.  Please join us.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

 

Starting in April:

While Saturday practice at the center is on spring break, we continue to encourage you to attend Saturday morning teachings by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, a high master in our lineage and the center’s founding Spiritual Director.  Even though these teachings are not at an introductory or beginning level, anyone with an open mind and true interest in dharma will benefit from hearing this master. https://dkdharmacircle.org

Tuesday, 4/13, at 7pm:

The Tuesday evening class, Introduction to Practice, will begin a new session on Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m.  This six-week class will provide an introduction to the opening prayers of the center’s practices and the Buddhist philosophy embodied in those prayers.  Each session will also include meditation and basic meditation instruction.  Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09

Download Opening Prayers : TRTCC-Opening-and-Dedication-Prayers with Long-Life Prayers

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Sunday, 3/28/2021, Tara Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 3/28/2021, 10:00am Tara Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 3/28/2021, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Tara Practice online.  Tara, the meditation deity in female forms, embodies the wisdom energies of compassionate fearlessness.  This deity yoga practice is for us to cultivate the connection to this feminine energy of compassion and wisdom through visualization and chanting.  Please join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

Some new changes in our weekly online practice:

Sunday practice is going to involve a team of practitioners to participate in the practice with lama by taking turns to read the English text.

We will bring back the Introduction to Practice class.  This six-week class offers an introduction to the opening prayers and provides a foundation for the center’s regular practices.  Each session will also include a period of meditation and basic instruction.

Saturday practice, Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study will be on spring break starting March 27th through the month of April. We encourage you to join Ven. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche‘s online teachings on Saturday morning.  Khenchen founded TRTCC and was our first spiritual director.  His teachings are not on a beginning level, but listening to teachings from an authentic master can bring down a shower of blessings on any mind that is open to it.  We had sent a notice of these teachings with a Zoom link in an earlier email.  For more information on Khenchen Rinpoche’s teachings please click here.

We have been looking farther ahead to when the center will be able to open again.  We will first get Lama vaccinated and then figure out when and how we can, with benefit to all people involved, safely begin to reopen the center.

Thank you for all your supports during this difficult time.

 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

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TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org

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7313 Florence Ave.
Swissvale, PA, 15218

 

Sunday, 3/21/2021, Buddha Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 3/21/2021, 10:00am Buddha Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 3/21, at 10am,  Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Buddha Amitabha Practice online.  Amitabha means “Infinite Light”, or “Boundless Illumination”.  The chanting of the Amitabha mantras and prayers to help the deceased to swiftly go through bardo to reach the Pure Land of Great Happiness (Sukhavati in Sanskrit, and Dewachen in Tibetan) is practiced by buddhists of many traditions all over the world.   May this practice benefit all sentient beings.  The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

 

Recurring weekly:

Every Saturday at 10am.  Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Lama Kalsang and Toby Horn will be discussing chapters of The Way of the Bodhisattva. No prior knowledge or preparation is required. To join our Saturday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175943593?pwd=L2NhZlZqbnNyMWdTb3JHdEtleGh0UT09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Silent meditation open to anyone with any level of experience, with sangha member Keith Romig.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09

ALL ARE WELCOME

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Email:
TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org

Address:
7313 Florence Ave.
Swissvale, PA, 15218

 

Sunday, 3/14/2021, Chenrezig Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 3/14/2021, 10:00am Chenrezig Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 3/14, at 10am, Lama Kalsang will lead our Chenrezig practice online.  Chenrezig is revered in Tibetan Buddhism as the bodhisattva who looks upon all sentient beings with the eye of compassion.  The six-syllable mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, which means “jewel in a lotus”, symbolizes the altruistic intention of the great bodhisattva to become enlightened in order to liberate all beings from the mire of suffering.  Please join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

 

Recurring weekly:

Every Saturday at 10am.  Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Lama Kalsang and Toby Horn will be discussing chapters of The Way of the Bodhisattva. No prior knowledge or preparation is required. To join our Saturday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175943593?pwd=L2NhZlZqbnNyMWdTb3JHdEtleGh0UT09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Silent meditation open to anyone with any level of experience, with sangha member Keith Romig.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09

To receive our weekly updates of upcoming teachings or special events please click subscribe to join our mailing list.

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Sunday, 3/7/2021, 10:00am Vajrasattva Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 3/7/2021, 10:00am Vajrasattva Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 3/7, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Vajrasattva Practice.  This is a foundational and ongoing training to purify our negative actions, mental disturbances, harmful tendencies and mistaken views.  The sadhana text will be available when you join our Zoom meeting.  Please join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

 

Recurring weekly:

Every Saturday at 10am.  Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Lama Kalsang and Toby Horn will be discussing chapters of The Way of the Bodhisattva. No prior knowledge or preparation is required. To join our Saturday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175943593?pwd=L2NhZlZqbnNyMWdTb3JHdEtleGh0UT09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Silent meditation open to anyone with any level of experience, with sangha member Keith Romig.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09
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Tuesday, 3/9, at 7pm:

Tibetan Prayers in Tibetan: Lama Kalsang will give an oral transmission and demonstrate the Tibetan pronunciation of our Refuge Prayer and the Bodhicitta Vow from our center’s Prayer Book.  He will also explain the special meanings of the words in these prayers.  Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81430934229?pwd=RTFBUnVuUEZDV012UVl6OU9zZWdKdz09

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Sunday, 2/28/2021, 10:00am Medicine Buddha Practice Online with Ven. lama Kalsang

Sunday, 2/28/2021, 10:00am Medicine Buddha Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 2/28/2021, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Medicine Buddha Practice online. As a spiritual support for all people affected by this global pandemic, this is a practice to connect us to the healing power of the Medicine Buddha.  Our weekly practice is an opportunity to reconnect as a group, quiet our mind, uplift our spirit, and strengthen our efforts especially during this difficult time.  Please join us.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

 

Recurring weekly:

Every Saturday at 10am.  Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Lama Kalsang and Toby Horn will be discussing chapters of The Way of the Bodhisattva. No prior knowledge or preparation is required. To join our Saturday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175943593?pwd=L2NhZlZqbnNyMWdTb3JHdEtleGh0UT09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Silent meditation open to anyone with any level of experience, with sangha member Keith Romig.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09
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Tuesday, 3/9, at 7pm:

Tibetan Prayers in Tibetan: Lama Kalsang will give an oral transmission and demonstrate the Tibetan pronunciation of our Refuge Prayer and the Bodhicitta Vow from our center’s Prayer Book.  He will also explain the special meanings of the words in these prayers.  Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81430934229?pwd=RTFBUnVuUEZDV012UVl6OU9zZWdKdz09

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Sunday, 2/21, Tara Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 2/21/2021, 10:00am Tara Practice Online

with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 2/21/2021, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Tara Practice online.  Tara, the meditation deity in female forms, embodies the wisdom energies of compassionate fearlessness.  This deity yoga practice is for us to cultivate the connection to this feminine energy of compassion and wisdom through visualization and chanting.  Please join us:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

Recurring weekly:

Every Saturday at 10am.  Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Lama Kalsang and Toby Horn will be discussing chapters of The Way of the Bodhisattva. No prior knowledge or preparation is required. To join our Saturday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175943593?pwd=L2NhZlZqbnNyMWdTb3JHdEtleGh0UT09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Silent meditation open to anyone with any level of experience, with sangha member Keith Romig.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Email Us:
TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org

Write to us:
7313 Florence Ave.
Swissvale, PA, 15218

 

Happy Tibetan New Year ལོ་གསར Losar Celebration 2021 at TRTCC

Happy Tibetan New Year ལོ་གསར

Losar Celebration 2021 at TRTCC

Milarepa Guru Yoga Practice Online
with Tsok (Food Offering)

Friday, February 12, 2021, 7pm

 

 

Friday, 2/12/2021   First Day of the New Iron Ox Year

We wish you a very happy Losar, full of  joy, successes, prosperity, good health, love for one another, and peace.  Lama Kalsang has been working on decorating the center with traditional Losar food, flowers, drinks, incense, lights, water, and especially his colorful tormas, ceremonial butter cakes for offering.

7:00 PM

To mark the beginning of Losar, Lama Kalsang will do a Milarepa Guru Yoga practice with food offering.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89225867588?pwd=aU5QeTJhL1J0OGVvVHBncStabE1Pdz09

 


On the third day of Losar, this Sunday, February 14, Lama Kalsang will lead the Achi Practice at 10 a.m. with a traditional smoke offering.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

 

 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME