TRTCC: Practice & Teachings, June 4 and 5, 2022

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is traveling and will return for the teachings on June 11 and 12. Our schedule this week is slightly modified – there is no regular Wednesday yidam practice, Saturday morning Vajrasattva practice will be led by Ven. Khenpo Choephel, and regular Sunday morning practice will be replaced with Kenpho’s teaching on the foundational Guru Yoga practice. Our time ran short last Saturday and it is Khenpo’s generous wish to offer the teaching. Please let us know if you will be attending either day by registering here.

We’ll be sending another email soon with a registration link for the June 11 & 12 teachings and empowerment.

Saturday, June 4, 9am. Vajrasattva Practice.. Online and in person. Ven. Khenpo Choephel will lead this week’s Vajrasattva practice. This is a foundational and ongoing training to purify our negative actions, mental disturbances, harmful tendencies and mistaken views by invoking the yidam Vajrasattva in a meditative visualization practice.  Join us on Zoom.


Sunday, June 5, 10am – 1p. Guru Yoga teaching. Online and in person. Ven. Khenpo Choephel will share his knowledge and insight with us on the foundational practice of Guru Yoga. Join us on Zoom.

Important note: Allegheny County COVID community transmission level has been updated to High by the CDC. In accordance with CDC guidelines for the High level of transmission, our precautions for in-person attendance are as follows:

  • Only fully vaccinated individuals may attend in-person practice
  • Masks are required.
  • High risk individuals should adhere to their health care provider’s 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 you do 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.

May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!