TRTCC Upcoming Practices, August 2 – 6

Dear Dharma Friends,
With Lama Kalsang’s return our practices this week have returned to the regular schedule. Wednesday evening will be Green Tara yidam practice. Because it is the first week of the month, Thursday evening will be Vajrasattva study group, and our Sunday practice will be Jigten Sumgon Guru Yoga.

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, August 2, 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, August 3, 7pm, Vajrasattva Study Group. Online only. This class aims to deepen familiarity with Vajrasattva practice by opening it to study and contemplation. Join us on Zoom.

Saturday, August 5, 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, August 6, 10 am. Jigten Sumgon Guru Yoga practice. 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.