Dear Dharma Friends,
Our practices this week will include the Phowa teachings, Bodhisattva Vow, and Empowerment on June 11 & 12. There is no Wednesday evening yidam practice this week. The Tuesday evening class, Introduction to Practice, is going to return on Tuesday, June 21, at 7 p.m.
Ven. Khenpo Choephel will be sharing Phowa teachings on Saturday June 11, and the Amitayus Empowerment on Sunday June 12. Following the teachings on Saturday there will also be an opportunity for individuals to take the Bodhisattva Vow with Khenpo Choephel. The Saturday teaching will be shared on Zoom, the Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony and Sunday Amitayus Empowerment are in-person only. Sunday afternoon Amitayus practice will be shared on Zoom. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday June 11, 2022
9am-12pm: Teachings on Phowa
Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony to follow teachings – Khenpo has indicated that aspirants should bring an offering for the Three Jewels (flowers, fruit, etc)
Sunday June 12, 2022
10am-12pm: Empowerment of Amitayus, the Buddha of Boundless Life
12-1:30pm: Sangha vegetarian potluck lunch
1:30pm-4pm: Buddha Amitayus 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 High by the CDC. In accordance with CDC guidelines for the Highlevel 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 the CDC lowers the Allegheny County community transmission level to Medium prior to June 11, masks will be optional.
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.