TRTCC Upcoming Practices December 21- 25

Dear Dharma Friends,

Practices this week are on a slightly different schedule. Our Wednesday evening yidam practice is Green Tara. Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th will both be Chenrezig / Mani practice, with Tsok included on Sunday only. The Saturday and Sunday Chenrezig practices coincide with the Annual Mani Drubchen at Rinchen Ling Monastery.

Looking ahead to 2023, on January 9th Lama Kalsang will travel to Chicago for an Achi Chokyi Drolma Fulfillment Ritual with H.E. Tritsab Rinpoche, then to Lama Sonam’s center in Boston on the 17th. On January 23rd he will depart for Nepal for approximately 6 weeks.

While Lama Kalsang is away, our Wednesday yidam practice will be on hiatus, and Sunday practice will not include Achi Chokyi Drolma.

Please note: the CDC has listed our community transmission level as low, and masks are optional for our in person practices at the center. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well, please join us online.

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

Wednesday, December 21, 7pm. Green Tara Practice. Online and in person. Green Tara, the meditation deity in female form, embodies the wisdom energies of compassionate fearlessness. This yidam practice is for us to cultivate the connection to this feminine energy of compassion and wisdom through visualization and chanting. Join us on Zoom.

Thursday, December 22, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.

Saturday, December 24, 9am. Chenrezig Practice. Online and in person. Chenrezig is the embodiment of universal compassion. This yidam practice focuses on the cultivation of compassionate qualities and activities in all of us. Join us on Zoom.

Sunday, December 25, 10 am. Chenrezig Practice. Online and in person. Practice will include Tsok offering. If you wish to participate in the tsok offering you are welcome to bring some fruit or cookies for the occasion. There are no prerequisites or prior experience required to participate.   Join us on Zoom.