Dear Dharma Friends,
Ven. Khenpo Choephel will be sharing Mandala Offering and Guru Yoga teachings on Saturday May 28, and the Medicine Buddha Empowerment on Sunday May 29, 2022. Following the teachings on Saturday there will also be a special opportunity for individuals to participate in a Refuge Ceremony led by Khenpo Choephel. The Saturday teaching will be shared on Zoom, the Empowerment and Refuge Ceremony are in-person only. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday May 28, 2022
9am-12pm: Teachings on Mandala Offering and Guru Yoga
Refuge Ceremony to follow teachings – Khenpo has indicated that aspirants should bring an offering for the Three Jewels (flowers, fruit, etc)
Sunday May 29, 2022
10am-12pm: Empowerment of Medicine Buddha
12-1:30pm: Sangha vegetarian potluck lunch
1:30pm-4pm: Medicine Buddha practice
In order to help us plan and prepare for the weekend, we ask that you please fill out this registration form and let us know which days you’ll attend. If you are able to bring a vegetarian dish or snack for lunch on Sunday, please indicate on the form. Thank you!
Suggested donation is $30 for one day or $50 for both days. Your donations will support TRTCC’s many teaching and cultural events year round. No one will be turned away from Dharma teachings for insufficient funds. Donations may be offered at the center in the donation box or via PayPal.
Important note: the Allegheny County COVID community transmission level has recently been updated to Medium by the CDC. In accordance with CDC guidelines for the Medium level of transmission, our precautions for in-person attendance are as follows:
- Only fully vaccinated individuals may attend in-person practice
- Masks are optional and very strongly recommended for high risk individuals. Your risk assessment is between your and your health care provider, so please adhere to their guidance.
- Improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces – we will run fans to provide air circulation, exhaust, and will be running a HEPA unit in the shrine room.
If the CDC raises the community transmission level to High, masks will be required.
If you come in for a practice, please be mindful of your neighbors and allow spacing between yourselves. If you do not feel well for any reason, please do not attend in person. Please see our Covid Policy on the website for details.