Buddha Amitabha Jang Chog Ritual with Ven. Lama Kalsang

TRTCC Teacher Ven. Lama Kalsang

Amitabha Jang Chog Ritual

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Amitabha Jang Chog puja (ritual) is a Vajrayana practice performed to purify the negative karma of the deceased, who passed away recently or in the distant past, to help them relinquish their clinging to the impermanent human world. It helps them by creating the causes and conditions for their liberation, furthering their journey to the peaceful Pure Land of Buddha Amitabha.
The puja also benefits the living friends or relatives of the deceased through the ritual blessings and accumulation of prayers, chanting, meditation and offering of food and merits on behalf of the deceased, purifying negativity, resolving karmic debts, which may be manifesting as obstacles in life.
This Jang Chog puja will be led by Ven. Lama Kalsang, who first came to Pittsburgh in November 2017 from Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, and came back again in April 2019. He was ordained in 1992 by H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche and the late Ven. Drubwang Rinpoche. Having studied under many Tibetan Buddhism masters, and trained in the ritual practices at Drikung Kagyu Jangchub Ling in India, Lama Kalsang has served for many years as a chant master, disciplinarian, and treasurer at Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Ling. From 2014-2016 Lama Kalsang was one of the three directors of the Rinchen Ling monastery, where our spiritual director Ven. Khenpo Choephel is serving as their current abbot. Lama Kalsang has traveled to European and Asian cities with his teachers to spread dharma teachings before coming to Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center as our resident teacher.


SATURDAY, May 18, 2019

10:00am-12:00pm The ritual of Buddha Amitabha Jang Chog
12:00pm-2:00pm — Vegetarian Lunch offered by TRTCC sangha
2:00pm-5:00pm — Amitabha Jang Chog practice continues

7:00pm-8:30pm — Full-moon day Medicine Buddha practice

 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Suggested donation for this Amitabha Jang Chog event is $50 for the whole day. Donations on behalf of your deceased loved ones are gratefully accepted. A simple vegetarian lunch will be offered by our sangha members. Your donations will support TRTCC’s teaching programs and cultural events year round. No one will be turned away from dharma teaching because of insufficient funds.

To help us better prepared for this event we request that you let us know you are attending, and, if appropriate, include the names of your deceased relatives or friends by emailing us at: threeriversdharma@gmail.com

To download a flyer please click here: Amitabha Jang Chog Ritual May18, 2019 flyer

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Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center is located at:

7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218

 

 

Drikung Kagyu Monlam Prayer Festival June 21, 22, 23rd, 2019

6th Annual Drikung Kagyu Monlam for World Peace
June 21, 22 & 23, 2019

at Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

Schedule of Events

Friday Afternoon, June 21st:

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, public talk

Saturday Morning, June 22nd:

White Tara Empowerment

Saturday Afternoon, June 22nd:

King of Aspiration and
World Peace Prayers

Sunday Morning, June 23rd:

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche teachings, Doha of the
Compassion Master, Uniting All Beings Through Love and Compassion

Sunday Afternoon, June 23rd:

Continue Monlam Prayer Festival and end with Tsok

For registration or more information about this annual Drikung Kagyu prayer festival event please go to this link:

https://www.drikungboston.org/2019-monlam

 

 

Ontül Rinpoche’s Teaching at TRTCC April 20, 2019

TRTCC Visiting Teacher Venerable Lho Ontül Rinpoche

The Empowerment and Teachings for the
Ruby Garland Buddha Amitabha

Saturday, April 20, 2019

11:00am – 1:00pm
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Venerable Drikung Lho Ontül Rinpoche, an eminent Drikung Kagyu lama and an engaging teacher who teaches regularly all over the world, will be at Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center to give a one-day empowerment and teaching on the Ruby Garland Buddha Amitabha practice.  Born in 1950 in Eastern Tibet, Ontül Rinpoche has received Mahamudra and Dzogchen teachings from many great masters and yogis: H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Yogi Pachung Rinpoche, Polu Khenchen Dorje, Ven. Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, Khenpo Khedrup Rinpoche and others.  Ontül Rinpoche’s great strength as a dharma teacher was described by H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche as being “like a mountain in the ocean.”  It is a rare opportunity to meet such a qualified spiritual teacher who is accessible to practitioners who wish to embark on the spiritual path.

SATURDAY, April 20, 2019
11:00am-1:00pmThe Empowerment for the Ruby Garland Buddha Amitabha practice of Rigdzin Nuden Dorge
1:00pm-3:00pm–Vegetarian Lunch offered by TRTCC sangha
3:00pm-6:00pm — Teachings on the Ruby Garland Amitabha practice continue

The Ruby Garland Amitabha practice is a pure vision of the 19th century master Nuden Dorje, with a concise daily practice, prayers, and multiple activity mantras to help the deceased and the living to reach the pure land of Dewachen, with a PHOWA practice that is associated with it.

ALL ARE WELCOME

No prerequisite is required.  Suggested donation is $50 for the whole day. A simple vegetarian lunch will be offered by our sangha members from 1pm-3pm. Your donations will support TRTCC’s teaching programs and cultural events year round. No one will be turned away from dharma teaching for insufficient funds.

To help us better prepared for this teaching event please let us know you are attending by emailing us at: threeriversdharma@gmail.com

To download a flyer please click here: Ontul Rinpoche Teaching April 20, 2019 flyer

 

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center is located at:

7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218

 

 

LOSAR Celebration Potluck Lunch Sunday, February 3rd at noon.

LOSAR Celebration Potluck Lunch
Sunday, February 3, 2019

This year, the Tibetan lunar new year LOSAR is on February 5th.  TRTCC wishes you a very peaceful, fruitful, and happy new year coming up.  To celebrate, we are going to have a vegetarian potluck lunch on:

Sunday, February 3rd, after our morning practice, around noon to 1:30pm.

We will provide the staple food.  Please help us with more variety by bringing some favorite food you’ll like to share with the sangha.  This is again an informal gathering and is open to all friends of TRTCC.  Everyone is welcome.

To help us prepare for the right amount of food please let us know you are coming.

Email us at: threeriverstibetancc2017@gmail.com

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center is located at:

7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218

 

An Informal Gathering for Lotus Origami January 13, 2019

An Informal Gathering
Sunday January 13

Ever wonder how many sheets of paper it takes to make this lotus origami?  The answer is: 66 for the petals plus 12 for the sepals.  If you would like to learn how to make one here’s the chance–

Sunday, January 13, after our morning practice, around 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

The time is flexible.  You don’t need to stay for the whole 2 hours.  We will provide all the materials you need plus printed instructions.  To make sure that we have enough for everyone please let us know you are coming.  Bring your friends or family too if they like origami.  We have other simpler origami craft that they will enjoy making too.

This gathering is free for everyone.  Donations are always welcome.

Email us at:  threeriverstibetancc2017@gmail.com

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center is located at:

7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218

 

Ven. Khenmo Drolma’s teaching February 22-24, 2019

Ven. Khenmo Konchog Nyima Drolma’s Public Teaching on

Befriending Your Mind

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm

At the Sixth Presbyterian Church

Peace and contentment are within us. Yet we are too restless to allow the stillness for them to be revealed.  Fear manifests as agitation and longing for something to be different distracts us.

Using timeless Dharma wisdom, Khenmo Drolma guides us to become a steadfast friend to our mind rather than a wary combatant. Building habits of gentle acceptance for whatever arises, you can relax into the peace of mind that has always been present. Learn how to connect to your inner peace and allow that peace to ripple out to all whom you love and the world.

Ven. Khenmo Konchog Nyima Drolma is the abbess of Vajra Dakini Nunnery in Maine, U.S.A.

In 1997, she took her novice ordination with H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and received many circles of Drikung empowerments and transmissions during her annual trips and solitary retreats to India. In 1999 she received monastic training at Gampo Abbey guided by Ven. Pema Chödrön in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2002 she took full ordination as a Buddhist nun in Taiwan.

Formerly, Khenmo Drolma was a sculptor and professor at the University of Maine and the Maine College of Art in the United States.
Using her experience and skills in this field, in 2002-3 Khenmo served as the art director during the construction of Songtsen Library in India, a research resource center with a mission to study and preserve the culture and artifacts of Tibet and the Himalayans. She created the statue of King Songtsen Gampo while supervising all the thangka paintings and statues created by a team of international artists for the library.

In 2004 in Lumbini, Nepal, she was installed as a Khenmo (Abbess) in the Drikung lineage, becoming the first woman and first westerner in her lineage to officially hold this responsibility.  Since then she has worked continuously to establish Vajra Dakini Nunnery and teach the Dharma internationally.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Suggested donation is $10 for this Friday public teaching. Your generous donations will support TRTCC’s many teaching and cultural events year round.  No one will be turned away from dharma teaching for insufficient funds.  Tea will be served at this teaching event.  Please bring your friends or family who are interested in this teaching.

To help us spread the word please download a flyer of this event: Khenmo Drolma Befriending Your Mind flyer

 

 

The Sixth Presbyterian Church is located at:

1688 Murray Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 

 

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Ven. Khenmo Konchog Nyima Drolma’s Teaching on

Buddha’s Breath; Practice for the 21st Century

Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23, 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm

On the same weekend Khenmo Drolma is offering four sessions of the teaching on Buddha’s Breath; Practice for the 21st Century on Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24 morning and afternoon at Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center.

H.H. Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche has developed a new curriculum based on the Anapanasati Sutra that turns to the root of Buddha’s earliest teaching on mindfulness of breath.  Khenmo Drolma will give an introduction to this practice system, teaching Buddha’s pith instructions.  This new curriculum unifies all of Theravada, Zen and Mahamudra philosophies.  The emphasis will be on the practice of Shamatha / Vipassana meditation which is considered both the foundation and the fruition of all practice.  Students of all levels are welcome.  You will build your meditation skills and learn techniques to sustain your practice as obstacles arise.

SATURDAY, February 23, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm–Buddha’s Breath, Practice for the 21st Century
12:00pm-1:30pmLunch
1:30pm-4:00pm — Teaching and Practice on Buddha’s Breath

SUNDAY, February 24, 2019
10:00am-12:00pmBuddha’s Breath, Practice for the 21st Century
12:00pm-1:30pmLunch
1:30pm-4:00pm — Teaching and Practice on Buddha’s Breath

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Suggested donation is $30 each day and $50 for both days for this weekend teaching.  A simple vegetarian lunch will be offered by our sangha members on both days.  Your generous donations will support TRTCC’s many teaching and cultural events year round.  No one will be turned away from dharma teaching for insufficient funds.

To help us spread the word please download a flyer of this event: Khenmo Drolma Buddha’s Breath flyer

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center is located at:

7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218