The Completed Chenrezig Sand Mandala before dissolution

The Completed Chenrezig Sand Mandala by Ven. Khenpo Choephel before the dissolution ceremony on April 10th, 2017

UPCOMING practices:  Full-moon day Medicine Buddha practice will be on Tuesday April 11th at 7pm.  Amitabha Buddha practice will be on Wednesday April 12th at 7pm.

Khenpo’s special teaching on Vipassyana Meditation will be on Sunday, April 16th and May 7th, 10am – 4:30pm.



Chenrezig Sand Mandala at RMU April 3-10, 2017

April 3-10, 2017 at the Robert Morris University Library

This Chenrezig Sand Mandala is being built at the library of Robert Morris University by ven. Khenpo Choephel, spiritual director of Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center. The dissolution ceremony will be at 12pm Monday, April 10.  (please note the time for the dissolution ceremony has been moved from 1pm to noon.) Between now and then, it is open for public to see and it is free.

Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion. Prayers and meditation will be led by ven. Khenpo Choephel in the morning of April 10, before the dissolution ceremony.   It is the wish of khenpo Choephal that peace and harmony will be brought to every part of the world through the spreading of mandala sand carried by the water.

The Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Patrick Henry Center and can also be accessed from the Nicholson Center. Parking is free and plenty.

Here’s a link to the campus map:

Instructions On Vipasyana Meditation, April 16th and May 7th

Instructions on Vipasyana Meditation

by Venerable Khenpo Choephel

Sunday, April 16 and Sunday, May 7, 2017 10am-12pm, 1:30-4:30pm

VIPASYANA is a meditation method that cultivates special insight or excellent seeing.

According to Ven. Khenpo Choephel, Vipasyana Meditation is the concentrative method that can conquer wild mind, overcome afflictive emotions and uproot sorrow.  One can find ultimate inner peace and realize perfect wisdom with this practice, so it is most important to take on this practice again and again until the ultimate accomplishment of seeing one’s true nature is reached.

The teachings will take place on two separate Sundays, April 16 and May 7. 


To download a flyer:  Vipasyana Meditation flyer

TRTCC is located at: 7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218