Upcoming Practices, July 13 – 18

Dear Friends,

Lama Kalsang is precious not just to us, but to many Drikung Kagyu centers who ask for his help.  This week he is traveling to Boston to honor a commitment to help with a new center there.  He will join us from Boston for Sunday practice on Zoom.  We will still have Sunday practice at the center while Lama is away.  We’re going to join him from the center on Zoom.

For the benefit of others, we ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center.  We’re still keeping attendance on the lower end to make sure there is comfortable spacing for practitioners who attend in person.  To attend in person, please send an email to TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org indicating the practice or practices you’d like to attend. We’ll only reply if there isn’t space left.  So no need to wait for a confirming email.

Tuesday, July 13, 7 pm. Introduction to Practice, online only. This class introduces the center’s practices and the philosophy they embody and also offers basic meditation instruction.  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, July 17, Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study, Saturday practice is being suspended for four weeks in deference to H.E. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s teachings on Samsara and Nirvana, which begin on Saturday, July 17.  For more information about these teachings please see our website at www.threeriverstivetancc.org.  Saturday practice at the center will resume on August 14.

 

Sunday, July 18, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang. At the center and online. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. At the center and online. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09


Upcoming Practices, July 6 – 11

Dear Friends,

We’ve been happy to see friends at the center again as we continue our reopening. We are still limiting attendance to provide enough space for practitioners who wish to attend in person.  To attend any practice at the center please see To Attend Practice In Person below.  Most but not all of the practices will also be online.  The listing for each of the week’s practices will tell you whether it is both at the center and online, at the center only, or online only. That may change from week to week depending on Lama’s schedule.  

Saturday, July 10, 10 am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study, at the center and online. The subject of study is Introduction to Vajrasattva Practice.  If you’re attending for the first time, there is a short introduction to the practice at 9:30. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

 

Sunday, July 11, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang. At the center and online. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. At the center and online. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09


To Attend Practice At The Center:

During this initial phase of the center’s reopening, attendance is limited to provide enough space for practitioners who wish to attend in person.  For the benefit of others we ask that only people who are fully vaccinated come in to the center. To attend practice in person, please send an email to TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org indicating the practice or practices you’d like to attend.  If there is still an open cushion, you’ll get a confirming email about coming in.  If you don’t get that confirmation, please follow the practices online.

Upcoming Practices, June 29 – July 4

Dear Friends,

Ven. Lama Kalsang returned to the center yesterday, after his auspicious travels to Chicago and Wisconsin.  We’re happy he’s back, but also very happy for his experience while he was away.  With Lama’s return, the center will resume its normal weekly schedule.

As we continue our joyful but mindful reopening of the center, we’re still limiting attendance to provide enough space for practitioners who attend in person.  To attend any practice at the center please see To Attend Practice In Person below.  Most but not all of the practices will also be online.  The listing for each of the week’s practices will tell you whether it is both at the center and online, at the center only, or online only.  That may change from week to week depending on Lama’s schedule.

Tuesday, June 29, 7 pm. Introduction to Practice, online only. This class introduces the center’s practices and the philosophy they embody and also offers basic meditation instruction.  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

Wednesday, June 30, 7 pm. Green Tara Yidam Practice, with Ven. Lama Kalsang, at the center only. Tara, the meditation deity in female forms, embodies the wisdom energies of compassionate fearlessness. This yidam practice is for us to cultivate the connection to this feminine energy of compassion and wisdom through visualization and chanting.

Saturday, July 3, 10 am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study with Ven. Lama Kalsang, at the center and online. The subject of study is Introduction to Vajrasattva Practice. If you’re attending for the first time, there is a short introduction to the practice at 9:30. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

Sunday, July 4, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang. At the center and online. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. At the center and online. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09


To Attend Practice At The Center:

During this initial phase of the center’s reopening, attendance is limited to provide enough space for practitioners who attend in person.  For the benefit of others we ask that only people who are fully vaccinated come in to the center. To attend practice in person, please send an email to TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org indicating the practice or practices you’d like to attend.  If there is still an open cushion, you’ll get a confirming email about coming in.  If you don’t get that confirmation, please follow the practices online.

Upcoming Practices – June 26 – 29, 2021

Dear Friends,

This week’s Wednesday yidam practice and Thursday Guru Rinpoche practices at the center are cancelled due to Lama Kalsang extending his stay with Chicago Ratna Shri to assist with opening their new center, and a visit with Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche. We will keep you informed of updates regarding his return to Pittsburgh.

For the continuing benefit of all, attendance at the center is limited during this first stage of our reopening.  To attend any practice at the center please see To Attend Practice In Person below.  Most but not all of the practices will also be online.  The listing for each of the week’s practices will tell you whether it is both at the center and online, at the center only, or online only.  That may change from week to week depending on Lama’s schedule.  

Saturday, June 26, 10 am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study, at the center and online. The subject of study is The Wheel of Life.  If you’re attending for the first time, there is a short introduction to the practice at 9:30. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

 

Sunday, June 27, 10 am. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, World Peace Prayer; and dedication. Online only this week. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

Tuesday, June 29, 7 pm. Introduction to Practice, at the center and online. This class introduces the center’s practices and the philosophy they embody and also offers basic meditation instruction.  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


To Attend Practice At The Center:

During this initial phase of the center’s reopening, attendance is limited to 5 people.  For the benefit of others we ask that only people who are fully vaccinated come in to the center.  To attend practice in person, please send an email to TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org indicating the practice or practices you’d like to attend.  If there is still an open cushion, you’ll get a confirming email about coming in.  If you don’t get that confirmation, please follow the practices online.
 

 

 

Upcoming Practices – June 19, 20, 2021

Dear Friends,

Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Drupon Dorjee Rinchen Rinpoche have requested Lama Kalsang’s participation in rituals related to the opening of a new center. Because these responsibilities will keep Lama from being able to lead Wednesday evening yidam practice next week, we have cancelled that practice for June  23.

For the continuing benefit of all, attendance at the center is limited during this first stage of our reopening.  To attend any practice at the center please see To Attend Practice In Person below.  Most but not all of the practices will also be online.  The listing for each of the week’s practices will tell you whether it is both at the center and online, at the center only, or online only.  That may change from week to week depending on Lama’s schedule.  

Saturday, June 19, 10 am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study, at the center and online. The subject of study is The Wheel of Life.  If you’re attending for the first time, there is a short introduction to the practice at 9:30. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

Sunday, June 20, 10 am, online only this week. Practice will include opening prayers, recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, World Peace Prayer; and dedication. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

To Attend Practice At The Center:

During this initial phase of the center’s reopening, attendance is limited to 5 people.  For the benefit of others we ask that only people who are fully vaccinated come in to the center.  To attend practice in person, please send an email to TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org indicating the practice or practices you’d like to attend.  If there is still an open cushion, you’ll get a confirming email about coming in.  If you don’t get that confirmation, please follow the practices online.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

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Sunday, 5/16/2021, 10:00am, Vajrasattva Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang


This Sunday, 5/16, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Vajrasattva Practice online. This is a foundational and ongoing training to purify our negative actions, mental disturbances, harmful tendencies and mistaken views. As a way to support your practice we are including the links to our practice texts in this email and will also share with you when you join our meeting. Please join us on Sunday:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09
Saturday at 10 am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study  with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley, We will be studying The Wheel of Life, which is a a series of visual images arranged in an intricate diagram of concentric circles. The Wheel of Life is at the entrance to almost every Tibetan prayer hall, including ours, where a thangka painting hangs just inside the entry. To join our Saturday Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09
Tuesday at 7 pm. Introduction to Practice. This six-week class, led by Jonnie Viakley, will offer an explanation of the opening prayers of the center’s practices and the Buddhist philosophy they embody. Each session will also include meditation and basic meditation instruction. Below is a link to a short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, which would be helpful to read. To join our Tuesday Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09

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Sunday, 5/9/2021, Medicine Buddha Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 5/9/2021, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Medicine Buddha Practice online. As a spiritual support for all people affected by this global pandemic, this is a practice to connect us to the healing power of the Medicine Buddha.  Our weekly practice is an opportunity to reconnect as a group, quiet our mind, uplift our spirit, and strengthen our efforts especially during this difficult time.  Please join us.

Recurring weekly:

Every Saturday at 10 am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley, We will be studying The Wheel of Life, which is a a series of visual images arranged in an intricate diagram of concentric circles. The Wheel of Life is at the entrance to almost every Tibetan prayer hall, including ours, where a thangka painting hangs just inside the entry. To join our Saturday Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

TRTCC Prayer Book with long life prayer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C70BWpGwEsLTtgmBYU5Zh0TZkZS7hYXB/view?usp=sharing


Every Tuesday at 7 pm. Introduction to Practice. This six-week class, led by Jonnie Viakley, will offer an explanation of the opening prayers of the center’s practices and the Buddhist philosophy they embody. Each session will also include meditation and basic meditation instruction. Below is a link to a short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, which would be helpful to read. To join our Tuesday Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

TRTCC Prayer Book with long life prayer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C70BWpGwEsLTtgmBYU5Zh0TZkZS7hYXB/view?usp=sharing

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Sunday, 4/25/2021, Buddha Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 4/25, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Buddha Amitabha Practice online.  Amitabha means “Infinite Light”, or “Boundless Illumination”.  The chanting of the Amitabha mantras and prayers to help the deceased to swiftly go through bardo to reach the Pure Land of Great Happiness (Sukhavati in Sanskrit, and Dewachen in Tibetan) is practiced by buddhists of many traditions all over the world.   May this practice benefit all sentient beings.  The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

Recurring weekly:

Every Tuesday at 7 pm. Introduction to Practice. This six-week class, led by Jonnie Viakley, will offer an explanation of the opening prayers of the center’s practices and the Buddhist philosophy they embody. Each session will also include meditation and basic meditation instruction. Below is a link to a short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, which would be helpful to read. To join our Tuesday Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Our Saturday practice will be returning in May – while we are on spring break, we continue to encourage you to attend Saturday morning teachings by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, a high master in our lineage and our center’s founding Spiritual Director.  Even though these teachings are not at an introductory or beginning level, anyone with an open mind and true interest in dharma will benefit from hearing this master.  This Saturday, 4/24 at 10a (EST) he will be giving a teaching on How to Transform Individualism into Altruism & How to Maintain a Positive Mind in Difficult Times. https://dkdharmacircle.org

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Sunday, 4/18/2021, 10:00am Vajrasattva Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 4/18, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Vajrasattva Practice.  This is a foundational and ongoing training to purify our negative actions, mental disturbances, harmful tendencies and mistaken views.  The sadhana text will be available when you join our Zoom meeting.  Please join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

Recurring weekly:

Every Tuesday at 7 pm. Introduction to Practice. This six-week class, led by Jonnie Viakley, will offer an explanation of the opening prayers of the center’s practices and the Buddhist philosophy they embody. Each session will also include meditation and basic meditation instruction. Below is a link to a short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, which would be helpful to read. To join our Tuesday Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Our Saturday practice will be returning in May – while we are on spring break, we continue to encourage you to attend Saturday morning teachings by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, a high master in our lineage and our center’s founding Spiritual Director.  Even though these teachings are not at an introductory or beginning level, anyone with an open mind and true interest in dharma will benefit from hearing this master.  This Saturday, 4/17, at 11a (EST) he will be giving a teaching on Guru Yoga Vajradhara: Relaxing the Mind in its Natural State https://dkdharmacircle.org

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Sunday, 4/11/2021, Chenrezig Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 4/11, at 10am, Lama Kalsang will lead our Chenrezig practice online.  Chenrezig is revered in Tibetan Buddhism as the bodhisattva who looks upon all sentient beings with the eye of compassion.  The six-syllable mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, which means “jewel in a lotus”, symbolizes the altruistic intention of the great bodhisattva to become enlightened in order to liberate all beings from the mire of suffering.  Please join us:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89232396210?pwd=MGpGZ1Rab2VYNVd1OVZYdlY0anBKdz09

 

Recurring weekly:

Every Tuesday at 7 pm. Introduction to Practice. This six-week class, led by Jonnie Viakley, will offer an explanation of the opening prayers of the center’s practices and the Buddhist philosophy they embody. Each session will also include meditation and basic meditation instruction. Below is a link to a short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, which would be helpful to read. To join our Tuesday Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Our Saturday practice will be returning in May – while we are on spring break, we continue to encourage you to attend Saturday morning teachings by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, a high master in our lineage and the center’s founding Spiritual Director.  Even though these teachings are not at an introductory or beginning level, anyone with an open mind and true interest in dharma will benefit from hearing this master.  This Saturday, 4/10, at 10a (EST) he will be giving a public talk on What the Buddha Taught. https://dkdharmacircle.org

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ALL ARE WELCOME