TRTCC Upcoming Practices, January 18 – 23

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our practices this week will remain online only as we continue to monitor the Covid situation.  May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!

Tuesday, January 18, 7pm, Introduction to Practice. Online only. This informal class offers an introduction to the center’s practices and to meditation in our lineage. It would be helpful to read this short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism before class. To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87131667139?pwd=bWZhMFhsZCtuWjRETm12SDVheFN2Zz09

Saturday, January 22, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Online only. This week will wrap up study of The Four Noble Truths. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89243184546?pwd=MWNkZmZHUk96bExGUXpleGUyUEhxZz09

Sunday, January 23, 10 am. Sunday practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Boddhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice, and meditation. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, January 11 – 16

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our practices this week will remain online only as we continue to monitor the Covid situation.  May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!

Tuesday, January 11, 7pm, Introduction to Practice. Online only. This informal class offers an introduction to the center’s practices and to meditation in our lineage. It would be helpful to read this short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism before class. To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87131667139?pwd=bWZhMFhsZCtuWjRETm12SDVheFN2Zz09

Saturday, January 15, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Online only. Study of The Four Noble Truths continues. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89243184546?pwd=MWNkZmZHUk96bExGUXpleGUyUEhxZz09

Sunday, Januay 16, 10 am. Sunday practice. Online only. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Boddhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice, and meditation. To join our Sunday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, January 4-9, 2022

Dear Dharma Friends,

HAPPY 2022! Our practices this week will remain online only.

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

Tuesday, January 4, 7pm, Introduction to Practice.  Online only. This informal class offers an introduction to the center’s practices and to meditation in our lineage. It would be helpful to read this short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism before class. To join our Tuesday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87131667139?pwd=bWZhMFhsZCtuWjRETm12SDVheFN2Zz09

Saturday, January 8, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. Saturday practice will not meet this week to allow interested sangha members to join a weekend program from Gar Drolma on the profound songs of Milarepa. From 11am to 1pm Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche will share Milarepa stories and teachings from the Songs of Realization, and some of the songs will be sung. Details are available on the Gar Drolma website:
https://gardrolma.org/spontaneous-songs-of-milarepa/

Sunday, January 9, 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

 

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Please support us by donating to our center. Any help that you are able to give will support our center’s many cultural and educational activities and benefit our community of practitioners. Your generosity is much appreciated here.  To donate online please click on the button:

If you would like to donate by mailing us a check, please mail to:

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center

7313 Florence Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

 

Peace, Joy and a Prosperous 2022 to you all!

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, December 28 – January 2, 2022

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our practices this week will remain online only. Have a great week and a happy new year!

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

Tuesday, December 28, 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

Saturday, January 1, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. Online only. Study of The Four Noble Truths continues. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

Sunday, January 2, 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

 

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Please support us by donating to our center. Any help that you are able to give will support our center’s many cultural and educational activities and benefit our community of practitioners. Your generosity is much appreciated here.  To donate online please click on the button:

If you would like to donate by mailing us a check, please mail to:

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center

7313 Florence Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

 

May all beings be healthy and happy, loved and fulfilled.  

May poverty and violence be ended with our concerted compassionate actions.  

May all diseases be vanquished at their very roots.  

Peace, Joy and a Prosperous New Year to you all!

 

The 19th Mani Drupchen Retreat Dec.23-29, 2021

The 19th Mani Drupchen Retreat Dec.23-29, 2021

 

Dear Friends,

TRTCC spiritual director Ven. Khenpo Choephel sent us a flyer early this morning about the Mani Drupchen at Rinchen Ling Monastery in Nepal, and we would like to share the information with you.  All login information is on this flyer.

Kathmandu is 10 hours and 45 minutes ahead of Eastern Standard Time.  It will actually be 8 o’clock Saturday morning at Rinchen Ling when Nubpa Rinpoche is giving his teaching.  In the United States EST, the starting time will be at 9:15 p.m. this evening, Dec 24.

It’s a joyful thing and a blessing that we’re able to join this retreat at Rinchen Ling.

 

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center
https://www.threeriverstibetancc.org

 

Here’s a photo of our beloved Khenpo Choephel at Rinchen Ling, from their Facebook posts:

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, December 21 – 26

Dear Dharma Friends,

Our practices this week will remain online only. Have a great week! May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!

Tuesday, December 21, 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

Saturday, December 25, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. Online only. Study of The Four Noble Truths continues. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

Sunday, December 26, 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

 

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Please support us by donating to our center. Any help that you are able to give will support our center’s many cultural and educational activities and benefit our community of practitioners. Your generosity is much appreciated here.  To donate online please click on the button:

If you would like to donate by mailing us a check, please mail to:

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center

7313 Florence Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

 

May all beings be healthy and happy, loved and fulfilled.  

May poverty and violence be ended with our concerted compassionate actions.  

May all diseases be vanquished at their very roots.  

Peace and Joy to you all!

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, December 8 – 15

Dear Dharma Friends,

We received word today that Lama Kalsang has safely arrived in Nepal and will be heading to the monastery in a few days. This is fantastic news!

Sunday, December 12th:  TRTCC will hold its Annual Meeting at 11:30am, following morning practice.  At this meeting the board will discuss what we have accomplished over the last very challenging year and what we hope to accomplish in the times to come.  There will then be an opportunity for feedback from attendees and general discussion. Everyone is welcome, so please attend if you are able.  Your feedback matters to us and will help to set the direction for the future of our center. Please join on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84777900653?pwd=KzVrYWxGK2lvVlFXOGxwbUZpL0tLQT09

Tuesday, December 14, 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

Saturday, December 11, 10am. Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study. Online only. Study of The Four Noble Truths continues. To join our Saturday Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87271901269?pwd=Y1MzRzlYaWNYNGozUFpiOHNwUmpudz09

Sunday, December 12, 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, 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
 

 

Tibetan Nuns Project 2022

The Tibetan Nuns Calendars 2022

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center has again ordered The Tibetan Nuns calendars 2022 as our way to continue supporting nuns’ education in the Himalayan regions. The sale of these calendars is Tibetan Nuns Project’s major annual fundraiser.  The calendar contains both the Western and Tibetan lunar calendars with special Buddhist ritual dates listed. Each month shows a photo of nuns’ activities from various nunneries taken by the nuns, with inspirational quotes included. You can find out more at: http://www.tnp.org

These calendars are great gifts for your friends and family.  If you would like to contribute to this effort please reply to TRTCC@threeriverstibetancc.org   and let us know how many you would like to have. We can either mail the calendar to you, or put them on our center’s front porch for you to pick up at a designated time.  If you want it to be mailed to you please add $2 for postage. The calendars cost $12 each and 100% goes to support Tibetan Nuns Project.

Options for payment: 

  • Make a check out to our center, TRTCC, and send it to 7313 Florence Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15218. Please write “Nuns calendar” on the memo line.
  • Use PayPal (click on the “donate” button on the sidebar) to pay; please add a dollar to cover their fees. Add a note to designate this as payment for a calendar.
  • Put cash or check in an envelope that says “Nuns calendar” and put this in our mailbox when you pick it up.

We hope you can support the Tibetan Nuns Project to help empower nuns to become future teachers and leaders.

 

 

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