Dear Dharma Friends,
Lama Kalsang will be traveling until mid-February, and we will be running on a modified schedule until his return. Wednesday evening yidam practice is on hold. Thursday is Vajrasattva Study Group at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hum.
Next Saturday, February 10, is Losar (Tibetan New Year) and we will be doing Lama Chöpa practice for an auspicious start to the New Year. Following practice there will be a casual potluck, so please feel free to bring whatever healthy / vegetarian dish you may like!
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.
Please be advised: the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as low. This is based on data for the week ending January 20, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please 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!
Thursday, February 1, 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, February 3, 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, February 4, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hung practice and meditation. Join us on Zoom.