TRTCC Upcoming Practices, October 3 – 9

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is traveling from October 2nd through the 18th.  Our center’s practices this week are on pause.

From Oct. 3rd – 7th, Lama Kalsang is assisting in the creation of a Chenrezig Sand Mandala at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Florida, for the school’s Peace Week. Sessions are being streamed on Zoom beginning at 9:30 am each day, with dissolution scheduled for 12:30 pm on Friday. More information is available on Drong Ngur Jangchubling’s Facebook post.

From Oct 6th – 9th, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche will bestow teachings on Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön’s Gongchig (the Single Intent). Lama Kalsang has said that it would be very beneficial for our sangha to participate in these teachings.

The Gongchig schedule is as follows:

Thu. Oct 6 & Fri. Oct 7:  7 to 9pm EDT
Sat. Oct 8 & Sun. Oct 9: 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm EDT

Please visit Drikung Dharma Surya Center for more information and to request the Zoom link for the Gongchig teachings.

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, September 28 – October 2

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our practices this week are on the regular schedule, both online and in person.

Please note: the CDC has listed our community transmission level as Low as of last Thursday. Masks will be optional for our in person practices at the center. We will be running the air purifier and ventilation fans in the common area. If you are not feeling well, 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!

Wednesday, September 28, 7pm. Manjushri Practice. Online and in person. Manjushri is the embodiment of perfect wisdom, which helps us cut through our ignorance, attachment, and delusion. Join us on Zoom.

Saturday, October 1, 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, October 2, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma Practice. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Join us on Zoom.

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, September 21-25

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our practices this week are on the regular schedule, both online and in person. Sunday the 25th is the new moon and in the evening we will be doing the 35 Buddhas purification and prostration practice.

Please note: the CDC has listed our community transmission level as Medium as of last Thursday. Masks will be optional but recommended for our in person practices at the center. We will be running the air purifier and ventilation fans in the common area. If you are not feeling well, 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!

Wednesday, September 21, 7pm. Medicine Buddha Practice. Online and in person. 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. Join us on Zoom.

Saturday, September 24, 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, September 25, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma Practice. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Join us on Zoom.

 

Sunday, September 25, 7pm. 35 Buddhas New Moon purification practice. Online and in person. Also known as The Sutra of the Three Heaps, this is a purification and prostration practice. Join us on Zoom.

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, September 14-18

Dear Dharma Friends,

Some great news this week – Lama Kalsang has returned from Boston and will be leading our practices on the regular schedule, both online and in person.

Please note: the CDC has listed our community transmission level as low. Masks will be optional for our in person practices at the center. We will be running the air purifier and ventilation fans in the common area. If you are not feeling well, 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!

Wednesday, September 14, 7pm. Chenrezig Practice. Online and in person. Chenrezig is the embodiment of universal compassion. This yidam practice focuses on the cultivation of compassionate qualities and activities in all of us. Join us on Zoom.

Saturday, September 17, 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, September 18, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma Practice. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Join us on Zoom.
 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, September 11

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang has been requested to remain in Boston for one more week but will be returning to Pittsburgh on the 12th. He will join our Sunday practice on the 11th online. On Saturday we can practice Vajrasattva individually and use the time to deepen our familiarity with the practice.

May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!

Sunday, September 11, 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. Join us on Zoom.

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, September 2 – 4

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang has requested that our practices for this week be centered on the Achi Dharma Tara Retreat, September 2 – 4, to be led by H.E. Tritsab Gyabra Rinpoche, Lama Sonam, and Lama Kalsang.

The Achi Dharma Tara is a special terma practice of Guru, Yidam and Dakini.  Historicaly, Achi Chokyi Drolma was the great grandmother of Kyopa Jigten Sumgon (1143-1217), the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage.  She is considered a manifestation of the diety Tara and an 8th bhumi protector of  all Buddhist lineages.  We rejoice in the opportunity to receive this special practice from terton H.E. Tritsab Gyabra Rinpoche.

The retreat schedule is as follows (all times EST):

Friday, September 2: 7pm – 9pm: Empowerment
Saturday, Sept. 3: 6am – 7:30am
9am – 12pm
2pm – 5pm
Sunday, Sept. 4: 9am – 12pm
2pm – 5pm Tsok Offering

To join on Zoom: Meeting ID: 875 7629 2251     Pass code: 108

If you would like to make katag offering to Rinpoche and the Lamas please Click Here

May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, August 20 – 21

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is still in Boston assisting Lama Sonam – our Saturday and Sunday practices this week will be online only. Our Tuesday and Thursday classes are on break for a while.

May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!

Saturday, August 20, 9am. Vajrasattva Practice. Online only. 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, August 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. Join us on Zoom.
 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, August 13

Our Saturday Vajrasattva practice this week is cancelled. Lama Kalsang will be supporting the US Jokhang Temple First Anniversary Celebration with Lama Sonam and H.E. Tritsab Rinpoche in Danvers, MA.

The event is Saturday August 13, 10am – 4pm and you are warmly invited to join on Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/9428285317  Pass code; 359737

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, August 14

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is still traveling, and our Sunday practice will be online only. Our Tuesday and Thursday classes are also on pause for a while. Last week the CDC raised the Allegheny County Covid transmission level to High, so this is a good time for a short break with in-person activities.

May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!

Sunday, August 14, 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. Join us on Zoom.

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, August 2 – 7

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang will be traveling until mid-August. While he is away, Wednesday evening yidam practice will not be on the schedule. All other practices will be online only until his return. Last week the CDC raised the Allegheny County Covid transmission level to Medium, so this is a good time for a short break with in-person activities.

May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!

Tuesday, August 2, 7pm, Introduction to Practice. Online only.The topic this week will be purification praction, or the practice of clearing away, including confession with the four powers complete. Join us on Zoom. It would be helpful to read this short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism before class.

Thursday, August 4, 7pm, Shamatha Meditation. Online only. This class offers basic meditation instruction in our lineage. Join us on Zoom.

Saturday, August 6, 9am. Vajrasattva Practice. Online only. 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, August 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. Join us on Zoom.