Sunday 10/11/2020, Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 10/11/2020, 10:00am Buddha Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

 

This Sunday, 10/11, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Buddha Amitabha Practice online.  Amitabha means “Infinite Light”, or “Boundless Illumination”.  This meditation deity’s prayers are often chanted for taking rebirth in Sukhavati (Dewachen), the pure land of great peace.  The sadhana text will be available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us this Sunday.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88903494683?pwd=T1EyeVhHcDVkVXdHeFI1SXBOaWlwZz09

Every Saturday at 10am, the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with the topic on the Paramitas. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, is the Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley. This six-week class is intended to give beginners the foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.  The next six-week series of classes will begin on 10/27.  To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Starting on 10/7, one of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09
Every Thursday at 7pm the Dharma Text Study meeting will start on Zoom. Led by Thomas Horn, participants will read from Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva and discuss the text. It is open to people of all levels.  To join any Thursday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87696879268?pwd=OFAweXRaaDhnUDI2S0lES1l1WS9IZz09

Sunday, 10/4, Chenrezig Practice Online with Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 10/4/2020, 10:00am Chenrezig Online Practice led by Ven. Lama Kalsang

 

This Sunday, 10/4, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Chenrezig Practice online.  Chenrezig is the embodiment of universal compassion.  This is a practice that focuses on the cultivation of compassionate qualities and activities in all of us.  The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82896888163?pwd=dGFXcHNGUG9DQTBtR29MdTl6ejJIUT09

Every Saturday at 10am, the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with their discussion of the Paramitas. Here is a list of the Paramita texts to be used. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, a new opportunity for beginners, Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley, will meet on Zoom. This meeting is informal and interactive that offers an introduction to practice, philosophy and meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, with the aim of providing a basic foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.
To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Thursday at 7pm the Dharma Text Study meeting will start on Zoom. Led by Thomas Horn, participants will read from Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva and discuss the text. It is open to people of all levels.
To join any Thursday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87696879268?pwd=OFAweXRaaDhnUDI2S0lES1l1WS9IZz09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Starting next Wednesday 10/7, one of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.
To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09

This Sunday, 9/27/2020, 10:00am Vajrasattva Online Practice led by Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 9/27/2020, 10:00am Vajrasattva Online Practice led by Ven. Lama Kalsang

 

This Sunday, 9/27 at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Vajrasattva Practice.  It is a powerful method for purifying our obscurations, confusion and negativity.  The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82662969251?pwd=VFl0WmxvaGV4K3BvcE9ONVdsYjJCdz09
Every Saturday at 10am, the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study class with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with their discussion of the Paramitas. Here is a list of the Paramita texts to be used. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, a new class for beginners, Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley, will meet on Zoom. This will be an informal and interactive class that will offer an introduction to practice, philosophy and meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, with the aim of providing a basic foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.
To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Thursday at 7pm the Dharma Text Study class will start on Zoom. Led by Thomas Horn, the class will read from Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva and discuss the text. No required reading to join this class, and it is open to people of all levels.
To join any Thursday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87696879268?pwd=OFAweXRaaDhnUDI2S0lES1l1WS9IZz09

Sunday 9/20, Achi Practice online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 9/20/2020, 10:00am Achi Chökyi Drölma Online Practice with smoke offering led by Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 9/20 at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Achi Chökyi Drölma Practice online with a smoke offering ritual. The name Archi means “Grandmother” in Tibetan.  She is revered as the great female dharma protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners.  The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82056676213?pwd=VU84Nkljd1lnRytjMzk4MjlXVXhnUT09
Every Saturday at 10am, the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study class with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with their discussion of the Paramitas. Here is a list of the Paramita texts to be used. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, a new class for beginners, Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley, will meet on Zoom. This will be an informal and interactive class that will offer an introduction to practice, philosophy and meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, with the aim of providing a basic foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.
To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Thursday at 7pm the Dharma Text Study class will start on Zoom. Led by Thomas Horn, the class will read from Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva and discuss the text. No required reading to join this class, and it is open to people of all levels.
To join any Thursday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87696879268?pwd=OFAweXRaaDhnUDI2S0lES1l1WS9IZz09

Sunday, 9/13/2020, 10:00am Medicine Buddha Online Practice

Sunday, 9/13/2020, 10:00am Medicine Buddha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 9/13 at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Medicine Buddha Practice online.  This is a good opportunity to connect with the healing power of the Medicine Buddha.  The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83081532913?pwd=OFl4WHpQTVViQ0VRQ2JYcm44WjQ4QT09
Every Saturday at 10am, the Beginners Class will continue with their discussion of the Paramitas.  Here is a list of the Paramita texts to be used.  To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, a new class for beginners, Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley, will meet on Zoom.  This will be an informal and interactive class that will offer an introduction to practice, philosophy and meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, with the aim of providing a basic foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC. To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Thursday at 7pm the Dharma Text Study class will start on Zoom. Led by Thomas Horn, the class will read from Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva and discuss the text. No required reading to join this class, and it is open to people of all levels.
To join any Thursday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87696879268?pwd=OFAweXRaaDhnUDI2S0lES1l1WS9IZz09
The Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh will host an outdoor event “Ceremony and Memorial for Community Well-Being and Healing “, on Saturday, 9/12, on the Zen Center of Pittsburgh grounds, with social distancing practices, limited to 50 participants. The starting time is around 1:00pm. To participate, please register ahead of time at their website, pittsburghbuddhist.org

Online Practices, New Class Offerings, & Weekend Event

Sunday, 9/6/2020, 10:00am Green Tara Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang


This Sunday, 9/6, at 10am
, Venerable Lama Kalsang will again lead the Green Tara Practice online.
The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89165996335?pwd=c1M0dHdnNHVDVFc2aC90RktCUHJKUT09

On Saturday,  9/5, the Beginners Class will continue their discussion of the Paramitas.   Here is a list of the Paramita texts to be used. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Starting on 9/8, a new class for beginners, Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley, will meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00 on Zoom.
This will be an informal and interactive class that will offer an introduction to practice, philosophy and meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, with the aim of providing a basic foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.  Here’s a 2-page overview of the contents of this class.
To join this upcoming Tuesday meeting and all following Tuesdays please use this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Starting anew on 9/10, the Thursday evening Dharma Text Study class will resume at 7:00pm on Zoom.  Led by Thomas Horn, the class will read from Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva and discuss the text.  No required reading to join this class, and it is open to people of all levels.
To join any of the Thursday evening practices please use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87696879268?pwd=OFAweXRaaDhnUDI2S0lES1l1WS9IZz09
The Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh will host an outdoor event “Ceremony and Memorial for Community Well-Being and Healing “, on Saturday, 9/12, on the Zen Center of Pittsburgh grounds, with social distancing practices, limited to 50 participants. The starting time is around 1:00pm. To participate, please register ahead of time at their website, pittsburghbuddhist.org 

Online Dharma Talks Offered By Guest Teacher Ven. Konchuk Lama Sonam

Online Dharma Talks Offered By Guest Teacher Ven. Konchuk Lama Sonam

Saturday & Sunday, 8/29, 8/30 10:00 a.m. to around noon

 

Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam  is the current resident spiritual director of Drikung Meditation Center in Arlington, Massachusetts. He began his Buddhist training at a young age in the Drikung Kagyu lineage in Tibet, and ordained as a monk at the age of 18. He has received teachings and blessing from many great scholars and masters in Tibetan Buddhism, and has been in the United States since 2003, giving teachings in fluent English.

Known for his warm and humorous, down-to-earth teaching styles, Lama Sonam has been a devoted dharma and meditation teacher and a tireless community service provider. He has come to TRTCC numerous times in the past years, offering a wide range of teaching topics including wisdom deity empowerments and practices, and the series on Omniscient Rigdzin Choedrak’s Mind-Training.  In a 5-day open event in February 2018, he and our resident teacher Ven. Lama Kalsang constructed a Chenrezig Sand Mandala at the Pittsburgh Center For The Arts, sending the blessings of peace and loving kindness of the mandala to all beings and everywhere in the world.

For this weekend’s online dharma talk, Lama Sonam will be sharing his wisdom with us on these topics, followed by Q&A at the end:

  • How to use our Dharma practice to deal with our current difficult circumstances, and
  • How we can use the difficult circumstances as a support for our Dharma practice.

 

All Are Welcome!  Please join us!

 

Link for Zoom Meeting 8/29: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83276935726?pwd=dTJMcFJuYk92OVVKT0NXRHEybVBCZz09

Link for Zoom Meeting 8/30  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82280028309?pwd=QTRlVlM4K2MxaFdzWjlZQVFuaGdqQT09

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Lama Sonam and the Drikung Meditation Center community have been working on raising funds to purchase a new facility to provide greater space and accommodation for more dharma services, for large gatherings of practice groups, retreats and guest housing. Lama Sonam has offered many open teachings and empowering practices online through their website:

https://www.drikungboston.org/

As a way for us to show our gratitude for Lama Sonam’s kind and determined efforts to spread the dharma and teachings, we would like to give a donation to Lama Sonam to show our appreciation. This is a great opportunity for our sangha to create the positive karma connecting with Lama Sonam’s aspirations and his sangha group in the Boston area. Our two centers have had a close relationship ever since our spiritual director Ven. Khenpo Choephel came to Pittsburgh in 2011, and it is good for us to support each other.

Please give what you can.  No amount is too great or too small.  If you are making a donation to TRTCC via PayPal please specify the amount you would like to be sent to Lama Sonam and DMC, or send it directly to their website.

Here is a link to a Youtube video that Lama Sonam’s group has produced about the future Jokhang Temple:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=7-wQzgTnTV8&feature=emb_logo

 

Thank you for your generosity supporting Lama Sonam’s vision.

May this benefit all.

 

Sunday, 8/23/2020, Vajrasattva Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 10 a.m. 8/23/2020, Vajrasattva Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang


This coming Sunday morning, our resident teacher Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead Vajrasattva practice online at 10:00 am. 
To join the Sunday Online Practice please use this link:
This Saturday, 8/22/2020 at 10am: Basic Buddhism practice and study, with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie. They will continue with their study of the Paramitas. Please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information for Saturday.

 

Sunday, 8/16/2020, Buddha Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 8/16/2020, Buddha Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

at **11:00AM**


Our resident teacher Ven. Lama Kalsang will continue to lead Buddha Amitabha practice online this coming Sunday, 8/16/2020, at **11:00 am**
This new starting time, only for this week, is to accommodate another online dharma event.
To join the Sunday Online Amitabha Practice please use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469705621?pwd=ck81N3NwTVJqWEdsTWNLeXdnblBNQT09
This Saturday, 8/15/2020 at 10am: Basic Buddhism practice and study, with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie. They will  continue with their study of the Paramitas. Please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information for Saturday.

 

Medicine Buddha Virtual Retreat

Medicine Buddha Virtual Retreat Led by H.E. Tritsab Gyabra Rinpoche

August 14, 15, 16

Register at: udharmanc.com/yutokmenla

SCHEDULE (New York Time)
Friday, 8/14, 9:30–11:30 PM OPENING SESSION: His Eminence gives the reading-transmission (lung) for the Medicine Buddha Sadhana, Treasury of Siddhis.
Saturday, 8/15, 1:00–3:00 AM SECOND SESSION: Mantra-recitation
Saturday, 8/15, 4:30–6:30 AM THIRD SESSION: Mantra-recitation & Torma-offering
Saturday, 8/15, 8:00–10:00 AM FOURTH SESSION: Self & Front Generations & Mantra-recitation
Saturday, 8/15, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM FIFTH SESSION: Mantra-recitation
Saturday, 8/15, 2:30–4:30 PM SIXTH SESSION: Mantra-recitation & Torma-offering
Saturday, 8/15, 5:30–7:30 PM SEVENTH SESSION: Mantra-recitation
Saturday, 8/16, 9:30–11:30 PM EIGHTH SESSION: Self & Front Generations & Mantra-recitation
Sunday, 8/16, 1:00–3:00 AM NINTH SESSION: Mantra-recitation
Sunday, 8/16, 4:30–6:30 AM TENTH SESSION: Mantra-recitation & Torma-offering
Sunday, 8/16, 8:00–10:00 AM CLOSING SESSION: Tsok-Offering & Dedication