TRTCC Upcoming Practices, March 13 – 17

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is returning from his travels and we are going back to our regular practice schedule this week!

Wednesday evening yidam practice is Green Tara. Thursday is Evening Tea Break at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be Achi Chokyi Drolma.

On April 19, 20, and 21 TRTCC will be hosting teachings and an Amoghapasha Chenrezig transmission that will be given by Tulku Sherdor, a world-renowned teacher, scholar, and translator in Tibetan Buddhism and the founder of Blazing Wisdom Institute in New York. He has studied with many preeminent masters of the 20th century, including Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dung Say Trinley Norbu Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, and many others, and we’re excited to be welcoming him to our center!

 

Friday, 4/19 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Saturday, 4/20 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Sunday, 4/21 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Please be advised:  the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as low. This is based on data for the week ending March 2, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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, March 13, 7pm. Green Tara Practice. Online and in person. Green Tara, the meditation deity in female form, embodies the wisdom energies of compassionate fearlessness. This yidam practice helps us remove fears and obstacles, and cultivates the connection to her feminine energy of compassion and wisdom through visualization and chanting.  Join us on Zoom.

Thursday, March 14, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.


Saturday, March 16, 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, March 17, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice led by Ven. Lama Kalsang. Achi, which means “Grandmother” in Tibetan, is revered as the great female dharma protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners. Join us on Zoom.

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, Feburary 29 – March 3 & Save the Date for Tulku Sherdor in April!

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is still traveling this week and we will be running on a modified schedule until his return sometime in the beginning of March. Wednesday evening yidam practice is on hold. Thursday is Evening Tea Break at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hum.

Save the Date: on April 19, 20, and 21 TRTCC will be hosting teachings and an Amoghapasha Chenrezig transmission that will be given by Tulku Sherdor, a world-renowned teacher, scholar, and translator in Tibetan Buddhism and the founder of Blazing Wisdom Institute in New York. He has studied with many preeminent masters of the 20th century, including Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dung Say Trinley Norbu Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, and many others, and we’re excited to be welcoming him to our center!

We will send more details on the teaching weekend and links to a registration form sometime in the next few weeks, so please keep your eye out for that!

Please be advised:  the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as low. This is based on data for the week ending February 17, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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!

Thursday, February 29, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.


Saturday, March 2, 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, March 3, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hung practice and meditation. Join us on Zoom.

 

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices February 22 – 25

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is still traveling this week and we will be running on a modified schedule until his return. Wednesday evening yidam practice is on hold. Thursday is Evening Tea Break at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hum.

We have set up a form to gather responses and feedback from those who are able to offer their time and energy in volunteering to help take care of the many tasks and chores that keep TRTCC alive and growing. There is no obligation required – your response will help us to understand and coordinate our volunteer efforts.

Volunteer Form

Please be advised:  the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as low. This is based on data for the week ending February 10, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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!

Thursday, February 22, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.


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

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices February 15 – 18

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is still traveling this week and we will be running on a modified schedule until his return. Wednesday evening yidam practice is on hold. Thursday is Evening Tea Break at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hum.

Please be advised:  the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as low. This is based on data for the week ending February 3, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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!

Thursday, February 15, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.

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

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, February 8 – 11

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang will be traveling until mid-February, and we will be running on a modified schedule until his return. Wednesday evening yidam practice is on hold. Thursday is Evening Tea Break at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Lama Chöpa practice for Losar at 9am (see below). This Sunday at 10am our practice will be 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hum.

This Saturday, February 10, is Losar (Tibetan New Year 2151, Year of the Wood Dragon) and we will be doing Lama Chöpa practice for an auspicious start to the New Year. Following practice there will be a casual potluck, so please feel free to bring whatever healthy / vegetarian dish you may like!

As we noted during the annual meeting we have set up a form to gather responses and feedback from those who are able to offer their time and energy in volunteering to help take care of the many tasks and chores that keep TRTCC alive and growing. There is no obligation required – your response will help us to understand and coordinate our volunteer efforts.

Volunteer Form

Please be advised:  the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as low. This is based on CDC data for the week ending January 27, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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!

Thursday, February 8, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.


Saturday, February 10, 9am. Lama Chöpa Practice / Losar. Online and in person. Losar 2024 / 2151 is the Year of the Wood Dragon. Please join us for this special Lama Chopa practice to begin the New Year on an auspicious note! Practice will be followed by a potluck at the center. Please join us in person or Join on Zoom.

 

Sunday, February 11, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hung practice and meditation. Join us on Zoom.

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, February 1 – 4

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang will be traveling until mid-February, and we will be running on a modified schedule until his return. Wednesday evening yidam practice is on hold. Thursday is Vajrasattva Study Group at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hum.

Next Saturday, February 10, is Losar (Tibetan New Year) and we will be doing Lama Chöpa practice for an auspicious start to the New Year. Following practice there will be a casual potluck, so please feel free to bring whatever healthy / vegetarian dish you may like!

As we noted during the annual meeting we have set up a form to gather responses and feedback from those who are able to offer their time and energy in volunteering to help take care of the many tasks and chores that keep TRTCC alive and growing. There is no obligation required – your response will help us to understand and coordinate our volunteer efforts.

Volunteer Form

Please be advised:  the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as low. This is based on data for the week ending January 20, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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!

Thursday, February 1, 7pm, Vajrasattva Study Group. Online only. This class aims to deepen familiarity with Vajrasattva practice by opening it to study and contemplation. Join us on Zoom.


Saturday, February 3, 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, February 4, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hung practice and meditation. Join us on Zoom.

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, January 24 – 28

Dear Dharma Friends,

This week we are on our regular schedule. Wednesday evening yidam practice is Chenrezig at 7pm. Thursday is Evening Tea Break at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be Achi Chokyi Drolma.

As we noted during the annual meeting we have set up a form to gather responses and feedback from those who are able to offer their time and energy in volunteering to help take care of the many tasks and chores that keep TRTCC alive and growing. There is no obligation required – your response will help us to understand and coordinate our volunteer efforts.

Volunteer Form

Please be advised:  the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as low. This is based on data for the week ending January 13, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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, January 24, 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.

Thursday, January 25, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.


Saturday, January 27, 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, January 28, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice led by Ven. Lama Kalsang. Achi, which means “Grandmother” in Tibetan, is revered as the great female dharma protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners. Join us on Zoom.

 

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, January 17 – 21

Dear Dharma Friends,

This week we are back on our regular schedule. Wednesday evening yidam practice is Medicine Buddha at 7pm. Thursday is Evening Tea Break at 7pm on Zoom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice at 9am. This Sunday at 10am our practice will be Achi Chokyi Drolma.

As we noted during the annual meeting we have set up a form to gather responses and feedback from those who are able to offer their time and energy in volunteering to help take care of the many tasks and chores that keep TRTCC alive and growing. There is no obligation required – your response will help us to understand and coordinate our volunteer efforts.

Volunteer Form

Please be advised:  the CDC is currently listing our community hospital admission level of COVID as medium. This is based on data for the week ending January 6, 2024. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to please act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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, January 17, 7pm. Medicine Buddha Practice. Online and in person. This practice is for the benefit of those who are ill or in need of healing, purification, and general success.  Join us on Zoom.

Thursday, January 18, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.


Saturday, January 20, 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, January 21, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice led by Ven. Lama Kalsang. Achi, which means “Grandmother” in Tibetan, is revered as the great female dharma protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners. Join us on Zoom.

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, January 11-14

Dear Dharma Friends,

Lama Kalsang is traveling to Chicago this week to assist with an Achi Chokyi Drolma Puja, and our Wednesday evening yidam practice is paused. Thursday evening is Vajrasattva Study Group. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice. On Sunday, our practice will include Om Ah Hung practice and 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. 

As we noted during the annual meeting we have set up a form to gather responses and feedback from those who are able to offer their time and energy in volunteering to help take care of the many tasks and chores that keep TRTCC alive and growing. There is no obligation required – your response will help us to understand and coordinate our volunteer efforts.

Volunteer Form

 

Please be advised: although the CDC is currently listing our community transmission level of COVID as low, there are growing concerns of a spike in hospitalizations in Allegheny County due to COVID, RSV, and the flu. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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!

Thursday, January 11, 7pm, Vajrasattva Study Group. Online only. This class aims to deepen familiarity with Vajrasattva practice by opening it to study and contemplation. Join us on Zoom.


Saturday, January 13, 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, January 14, 10 am. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation. Join us on Zoom.

 

TRTCC Upcoming Practices, January 3-7, 2024

Dear Dharma Friends,

This week, Wednesday evening yidam practice is Majushri, the embodiment of perfect wisdom. Saturday morning is Vajrasattva practice. Next Sunday, our practice will include Om Ah Hung practice and 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. All practices will be led by Ven. Lama Kalsang.

As we noted during the annual meeting we have set up a form to gather responses and feedback from those who are able to offer their time and energy in volunteering to help take care of the many tasks and chores that keep TRTCC alive and growing. There is no obligation required – your response will help us to understand and coordinate our volunteer efforts.

 

Volunteer Form

 

Please be advised: although the CDC is currently listing our community transmission level of COVID as low, there are growing concerns of a spike in hospitalizations in Allegheny County due to COVID, RSV, and the flu. Masks remain optional for our in person practices at the center but we encourage you to act with caution. We do ask that only fully vaccinated people come in to the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent exposure to COVID, please ensure that you are negative with a home test before coming in or to 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, January 3, 7pm. Manjushri PracticeOnline and in person. Manjushri is the embodiment of perfect wisdom. He is often depicted as wielding a flaming sword in the right hand which cuts through ignorance, attachment, and delusion, and holding in the left hand a lotus flower containing the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, the Sutra of the Perfection of (Transcendent) Wisdom. Join us on Zoom.

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

 

Thursday, January 4, 7pm, Evening Tea Break. Online only. A time just to talk about dharma with dharma friends. Beginners are very welcome. Join us on Zoom.


Saturday, January 6, 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, January 7, 10 am. 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 led by Ven. Lama Kalsang. Achi, which means “Grandmother” in Tibetan, is revered as the great female dharma protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners. On the first Sunday of every month we will practice Jigten Sumgön’s Guru Yoga.  Join us on Zoom.