TRTCC Upcoming Practices, June 28 – July 2

Dear Dharma Friends,

On Sunday July 2, our practice will be the Jigten Sumgon Guru Yoga practice that was taught to our sangha by Venerable Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche during his visit to Pittsburgh. This Guru Yoga will replace the Achi Chokyi Drolma practice on the first Sunday of each month regularly.

Starting on July 6, a Vajrasattva Study Group will begin meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 7 pm.  This class will aim to deepen familiarity with Vajrasattva practice by opening it to study and contemplation. Evening Tea Break will continue on the other Thursdays of the month.

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 or have had a recent exposure to Covid, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or 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, June 28, 7pm. Medicine Buddha Practice. Online and in person. This practice is for the benefit of those who are ill or in need of healing, purification, and general success.  Join us on Zoom.

Thursday, June 29, 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, July 1, 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 2, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Jigten Sumgon Guru Yoga practice led by Ven. Lama Kalsang. This practice cultivates a deep connection with Jigten Sumgon, the founder of our Drikung Kagyu tradition, through visualization, mantra recitation, and devotion.  Join us on Zoom.