TRTCC Upcoming Practices, July 2 – 7

Dear Dharma Friends,

This Tuesday is our monthly Introduction to Practice at 7pm. Our Wednesday evening yidam practice is Manjushri at 7pm. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be Jigten Sumgon Guru Yoga. 

Reminder: registration is open for Lama Sonam’s teachings and a Vajrasattva empowerment from July 12 – 14, 2024. Details may be found on our event page. We will also be sending a reminder email out in a few days.


Please be advised: 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!

Tuesday, July 2, 7pm, Introduction to Practice. Online only. This introduction to the center’s practices and to the meaning of the invocations that are part of every practice is offered monthly. Newcomers may find this short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism helpful. Join us on Zoom.


Wednesday, July 3, 7pm. Manjushri Practice. Online 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.

Saturday, July 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, July 7, 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.