TRTCC Upcoming Practices, July 26-31

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our schedule this week includes Green Tara yidam practice on Wednesday July 27 at 7pm. Our Tuesday & Thursday classes and Saturday & Sunday practices remain as usual.

Please note: while the CDC has not raised the Allegheny County Covid transmission level recently, we are strongly encouraging those who come in for practice at the center to please wear a mask. We will be running the air purifier and ventilation fans in the common area.

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

Tuesday, July 26, 7pm, Introduction to Practice.  Online only. This is an informal class on the meaning of the invocations that are the foundation for all of the center’s practices.  Join us on Zoom.  It would be helpful to read this short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism before class.

Wednesday, July 27, 7pm. Manjushri Practice. Online and in person. The visualization of the deity and recitation of mantra help practitioners identify with the enlightened qualities of Green Tara, which can help overcome fears and obstacles in life. The benefit of achieving successes and happiness in life can be cultivated through this practice.  Join us on Zoom.

Thursday, July 21, 7pm, Shamatha Meditation. Online only. This class offers basic meditation instruction in our lineage. Join us on Zoom.

Saturday, July 23, 9am. Vajrasattva Practice. Online and in person. 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, July 24, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma Practice. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Join us on Zoom.