TRTCC Upcoming Practices, January 3-7, 2024

Dear Dharma Friends,

This week, Wednesday evening yidam practice is Majushri, the embodiment of perfect wisdom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice. Next Sunday, our practice will include Om Ah Hung practice and 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. All practices will be led by Ven. Lama Kalsang.

As we noted during the annual meeting we have set up a form to gather responses and feedback from those who are able to offer their time and energy in volunteering to help take care of the many tasks and chores that keep TRTCC alive and growing. There is no obligation required – your response will help us to understand and coordinate our volunteer efforts.


Volunteer Form


Please be advised: although the CDC is currently listing our community transmission level of COVID as low, there are growing concerns of a spike in hospitalizations in Allegheny County due to COVID, RSV, and the flu. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to act with caution. 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 to 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, January 3, 7pm. Manjushri PracticeOnline and in person. Manjushri is the embodiment of perfect wisdom. He is often depicted as wielding a flaming sword in the right hand which cuts through ignorance, attachment, and delusion, and holding in the left hand a lotus flower containing the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, the Sutra of the Perfection of (Transcendent) Wisdom. Join us on Zoom.

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


Thursday, January 4, 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, January 6, 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, January 7, 10 am. 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 led by Ven. Lama Kalsang. Achi, which means “Grandmother” in Tibetan, is revered as the great female dharma protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners. On the first Sunday of every month we will practice Jigten Sumgön’s Guru Yoga.  Join us on Zoom.