Opening Saturday Practice & Sunday, Amitayus Practice for HH Dalai Lama’s 85th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, 7/5/2020, Amitayus Practice Celebrating H.H. Dalai Lama’s 85th Birthday


On this coming Sunday, July 5, at 10 am, Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center will have Amitayus practice, the Buddha of Boundless Life,  led by Ven. Lama Kalsang, to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday,
We will open the center for up to 8 people to attend in person, and we will not be able to serve any food or drinks. To reserve your place please email threeriversdharma@gmail.com.  To attend online please use this link.  https://us02web.zoom.us /j/83397021367?pwd=RW01NkF2bGljNnNVbnNIckhUSG5BUT09″
In order for us to maintain a safe environment for all coming to practice we ask everyone to observe social distancing of at least 6 feet of space between individuals.  Everyone is required to wear a face mask and to refrain from hugs and handshakes.  If you have any symptoms, feel unwell, or have any underlying medical conditions, please participate online until you feel confident you are not contagious to others or you feel safe coming to the center.
Here is a link to our new policies regarding practicing during the pandemic.  Please review them before attending practices in person.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U4XqoZqqNjijSZnStp1_zqbvWWF9ldmH/view?usp=sharing
Thank you for your continual support during this difficult time.
**If you are planning to attend our Saturday practice please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to reserve your spot in person or get the zoom information.

Sunday, 6/28/2020, Green Tara Practice

Sunday, 6/28/2020, Green Tara Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang


This
Sunday, June 28, at 10am, Venerable Lama Kalsang will again lead the Green Tara Practice.  The text to be used for this sadhana will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting.  Please join us.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84230267211?pwd=Sllxcmx3OTRpcWZ1Ulg4SXROSDlndz09
Meeting ID: 842 3026 7211 Password: 732206

TRTCC Statement On Racial Justice

Dharma Guidance
Regarding Racial Justice

June 16, 2020

To our beloved community,

We grieve the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery which were extremely disturbing. They are only the latest victims in a long line of deaths of African Americans at the hands of police or racist whites; and there are many more whose deaths have not been publicized. These three incidents shine a clear light on the prejudice and danger that our Black Communities are forced to face on a daily basis. For hundreds of years Black Americans have been made to live as second class citizens and denied full participation in American society. For many of us, it’s hard to fathom the pain that they go through on a daily basis.

The Buddha taught that just as the sun shines on all beings without discrimination, so should we shine our loving kindness and compassion on all without any exceptions or qualifications. The Buddha also taught that we should always equip our compassion with wisdom. To develop wisdom, we must train our mind to see through our own concealed biases, hatred, and fear. Being able to see them clearly enables us to take responsible actions to amend them.

The way forward must be guided by loving kindness towards all.  Life is precious.  Black lives matter.

Our condolences go to the families and friends of all who have lost a loved one to racist violence, including the family of Antwon Rose who lived less than a mile from our center. This violence impacts us all and needs to end. We grieve and stand with you all in this struggle for equality and dignity.

We strive to work together with all our might towards the goals that all beings live in peace and happiness, that all be free from suffering.

With loving kindness,
TRTCC Board

 

 

Sunday, 6/21/2020, Medicine Buddha Practice

Sunday, 6/21/2020, Medicine Buddha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center online practice this coming Sunday, June 21st, will start at 10am.
The text to be used for this sadhana will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting, which will begin at 9:30am.
Our resident teacher Ven. Lama Kalsang will again lead the Medicine Buddha practice.

Reminder: Drikung Kagyu Monlam Online Sunday, 6/14/2020

Drikung Kagyu Monlam Online
Sunday, 6/14/2020

11:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
(Eastern Daylight Time)

Led By His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will give teachings in between prayer sessions.

To download the practice materials please click here: http://www.rinchencholing.org/Text/Monlamtextbook.pdf

To watch the event: https://www.youtube.com/user/rinchencholing/videos  (During the event, please go to LIVE.)

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

 

 

Saga Dawa Special Practice Friday 6/5/2020 at 7pm

Saga Dawa Special Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Friday, 6/5/2020, at 7:00pm

Saga Dawa is a sacred month in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, celebrating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of the Buddha.  As a tradition to observe this sacred occasion, people refrain from eating meat, meditate on the welfare of others, and take actions to extend their meritorious deeds to benefit all beings.

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center will be holding a special practice session this Friday, June 5th, the full moon day of the month, at 7:00 pm, with Ven. Lama Kalsang leading the Buddha Shakyamuni practice and the recitation of the King of Aspiration Prayers of Noble Samantabhadra’s Deeds.

TRTCC will make this occasion available on Zoom.  Information to join will be sent to our sangha group in an email.  If you are not on our mailing list you can join by subscribing to our list: https://www.threeriverstibetancc.org/subscribe/

We will also make it available to a limited number of people who would like to attend in person.  We can only accommodate about 10 people at our center so please send us an email to threeriversdharma@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

Even during this difficult time, we hope you can participate and continue to practice, in whatever form that is available to you, to rejoice in the enlightenment of great beings, develop great virtues, and experience peace and happiness.

 

Sunday, 5/31/2020, Chenrezig Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 5/31/2020, Chenrezig Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang


Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center will continue to offer online practice with our sangha this coming Sunday, May 31st, at 10am.
Our resident teacher Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Chenrezig practice.
The text to be used for this sadhana will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting, which will begin at 9:30am.