TRTCC Upcoming Practices, December 1 – 7

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our Green Tara practice on Wednesday this week will be our last opportunity for online practice with Lama Kalsang until he returns from Nepal in the Spring of 2022. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This week Saturday practice resumes and can be attended both at the center and online.  Saturday is also the day Lama Kalsang begins his travel back to Nepal.  So we’ll include wishes for his safe travel in our dedications this weekend.

Our Covid guidelines are still in place.  So please come to the center only if you’re fully vaccinated.  Also, we are still being mindful of the number of people who come in for practice to make sure there is good spacing for everyone.  So please email before you come to let the center know you would like to attend Saturday practice in person.  TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org.  If you have a cough or are sneezing, whether from allergies or illness, please continue to follow practice online until you’re feeling better.

Tuesday, December 7, 7pm, Introduction to Practice. Tuesday practice will resume next week, December 7.  This informal class offers an introduction to Buddhist practice in our lineage, including the invocations common to all of our practices and their meaning, and also an introduction to meditation practice in our lineage.  It would be helpful to read this short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism before class. Online only. To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85750699668?pwd=c1U2UHBDNndFQi9DOExSSkhWZUN0UT09

Wednesday, December 1, 7pm. Green Tara Practice, Online only. To join our Wednesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871083603?pwd=UnhMdFpVZ25DRWJLVFhMQ3d3cEJ2dz09

Saturday, December 4, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. At the center and online. We will be continuing study of The Four Noble Truths. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

Sunday, December 5, 10 am. Sunday practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice, and meditation. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09
 

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, November 23 – 28

Our Wednesday and Sunday practices will take place online only this week. Details for each are below.

May your practices be beneficial to all beings!

Tuesday, 7pm, Introduction to Buddhism. This class will resume in December.

Wednesday, November 24, 7pm. Manjushri Practice, Online only. To join our Wednesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871083603?pwd=UnhMdFpVZ25DRWJLVFhMQ3d3cEJ2dz09

Saturday, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. Saturday practice will resume in December.

Sunday, November 28, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09
 


 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, November 16 – 21

Our Wednesday and Sunday practices will take place online only this week. Details for each are below.

Have a good week!

Tuesday, 7pm, Introduction to Buddhism. This class will resume in December.

Wednesday, November 17, 7pm. Medicine Buddha Practice, Online only. To join our Wednesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871083603?pwd=UnhMdFpVZ25DRWJLVFhMQ3d3cEJ2dz09

Saturday, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. Saturday practice will resume in December.

Sunday, November 21, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, November 2 – 7

Dear Dharma Friends,

Over the weekend, Lama Kalsang helped Lama Sonam with the ceremonial opening of the new US Jokhang Temple in Danvers, MA. May their efforts be auspicious for all beings!

We will be taking a brief pause with our online Tuesday evening classes and Saturday practices for the month of November. Our Wednesday yidam practice will continue online over the next few weeks — Lama Kalsang will soon be traveling to Nepal, and we will pause the Wednesday zoom at that time. Our online Sunday practice will continue while Lama Kalsang is travelling.

With these breaks in the TRTCC schedule, it is an excellent time for us all to grow and deepen our individual relationship with the Dharma and our own practice. The TRTCC Prayer Book is included in the text links below, and you’re encouraged to use this in your practice at home.

Wishing you a very good week.

Tuesday, 7pm, Introduction to Buddhism. This class will resume in December.

Wednesday, November 3, 7pm. Green Tara Practice, Online only. To join our Wednesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871083603?pwd=UnhMdFpVZ25DRWJLVFhMQ3d3cEJ2dz09

Saturday, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. Saturday practice will resume in December.

Sunday, November 7, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, October 26 – 31

Dear Dharma Friends,

Saturday morning practice with Lama Kalsang was rich and joyful.  He was very happy to practice with us at the center before he began his travels.  Lama will continue to join us on Zoom for regular practices for the next month or so, but while he is away monthly lunar practices will not be on the practice schedule.

This week Saturday practice can again be attended both at the center and online, with Lama joining us on Zoom for opening prayers.  Our Covid guidelines are still in place.  So please come to the center only if you’re fully vaccinated.  Also, we are still being mindful of the number of people who come in for practice to make sure there is good spacing for everyone.  So please email before you come to let the center know you would like to attend Saturday practice in person.  TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org.  If you have a cough or are sneezing, whether from allergy or illness, please continue to follow practice online until you’re feeling better.

Wishing you a very good week.

Tuesday, October 26, 7pm, Tuesday Evening Tea Break, an open space to get together to talk about dharma and share questions and experiences. Online only. To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85750699668?pwd=c1U2UHBDNndFQi9DOExSSkhWZUN0UT09

Wednesday, October 27, 7pm. Manjushri Practice, Online only. To join our Wednesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871083603?pwd=UnhMdFpVZ25DRWJLVFhMQ3d3cEJ2dz09

Saturday, October 30, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  At the center and online.  Study of The Four Noble Truths continues. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

 

Sunday, October 31, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, October 19 – 24

Dear Dharma Friends,

This Saturday Lama Kalsang will leave for Boston to help with the formal opening of the center there. He will then fly from Boston to Nepal to return to his monastery, Rinchen Ling and will stay there through February.  Lama wants to stay connected with our practices while he’s away, and over the next month he’ll be able to do that fairly regularly.  At Rinchen Ling, though, the internet connection isn’t strong, and being literally on the other side of the world means there is a big time difference.  So we’ll have to see what we’re able to arrange on Zoom.  It’s wonderful that he will finally be able to see his teacher, Nubpa Rinpoche, again.  Emaho.

A reminder about our COVID policy.  We ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. Before coming into the center for a practice, please email TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org to let the center know you would like to attend, since attendance will still be limited to make sure there is good spacing for everyone.

May our practices this week be fruitful and for the benefit of all beings!

Tuesday, October 19, 7pm, Tuesday Evening Tea Break, an open space to get together to talk about dharma and share questions and experiences. Online only. To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85750699668?pwd=c1U2UHBDNndFQi9DOExSSkhWZUN0UT09

Wednesday, October 20, 7pm. Medicine Buddha Practice, at the center and online. To join our Wednesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871083603?pwd=UnhMdFpVZ25DRWJLVFhMQ3d3cEJ2dz09

Saturday, October 23, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Vajrasattva practice at the center and online. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

 

Sunday, October 24, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09
 

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, October 12 – 17

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our teachers often talk about how important it is for us as students and practitioners to talk to each other about dharma, not as part of a teaching or class but as something more open and informal. So while the Tuesday class is between sessions, we’re going to use that time for Tuesday Evening Tea Breaks — an open space just to get together to talk about dharma and share experiences and questions, and to stay for as little or as long as you like. Beginners are very welcome. Maybe some evening we’ll talk about how to make butter tea.

This week there are two practices that can be attended at the center — Wednesday evening yidam practice, which will be at the center and online, and on Friday evening, Guru Rinpoche practice and tsok, which will be at the center only and will not be online.

A reminder about our COVID policy.  We ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. To attend either of these practices in person, please email TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org to let the center know you would like to come in for the practice, since attendance will still be limited to make sure there is good spacing for everyone.

May our practices this week be fruitful and for the benefit of all beings.

Tuesday, October 12, 7pm, Tuesday Evening Tea Break, an open space to get together to talk about dharma and share questions and experiences. Online only. To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85750699668?pwd=c1U2UHBDNndFQi9DOExSSkhWZUN0UT09

Wednesday, October 13, 7pm. Chenrezig Practice, at the center and online. To join our Wednesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871083603?pwd=UnhMdFpVZ25DRWJLVFhMQ3d3cEJ2dz09

Friday, October 15, 7 pm, Guru Rinpoche practice and tsok.  This is one of our lunar practices and will be at the center only.

Saturday, October 16, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Study of The Four Noble Truths continues this week. Online only. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

 

Sunday, October 17, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09
 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, October 6 – October 10

Dear Friends,

Practices on Saturday and Sunday will continue online only for now.

 

Tuesday, 7pm, Introduction to Practice. This class is currently between sessions.

 

Saturday, October 9, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  The topic of study is The Four Noble Truths. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

 

Sunday, October 10, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09
 


 

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, September 21 – 26th, 2021

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang returned to the center on Monday, happy to be with us again after finishing his work in Boston and also the sand mandala in Virginia.  He will be leading this week’s practices, which continue online only, from our center.

Tuesday, September 21. This class is currently between sessions.

Saturday, September 25, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. The topic is The Four Noble Truths, the first turning of the wheel of dharma.  To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

 

Sunday, September 26, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, September 7 – September 12

Dear Dharma Friends,

Practices continue online only this week, led by our treasured Lama Kalsang. As fall comes nearer, watching the changes in the garden and even the plants on the porch offers a good contemplation of impermanence. Our Khenpo always loved the fall, especially the colors of the trees.

Tuesday, September 7, 7 pm. Introduction to Practice, with a senior practitioner.  This class offers an explanation of the invocations that are the foundation for all practices at the center.  This short Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism  would be helpful to read before class.  To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85750699668?pwd=c1U2UHBDNndFQi9DOExSSkhWZUN0UT09

Saturday, September 11, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. The topic of study is The Four Noble Truths, the first turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Vajrasattva practice will also be revisited.  To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

 

Sunday, September 12, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09