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TRIYANA PROGRAM SCHEDULE JUNE 2017 - SEPTEMBER 2017 JUNE 2017 June 7-9 July 14-16 August 19 AMITABHA CHOD RETREAT FAMILY DAY at Karme Ling Tsultrim Gyaltsen KTD and Annual Amitabha Puja and Jangchok Ceremony Chod (severance) is a practice in which visualizing the Children and parents enjoy the arts, storytelling and Through his pure intentions to bring (Purification and Liberation Ritual) at Karme Ling Retreat of one’s own body cuts through ego and engenders activities which convey the Buddha’s teachings in a way benefit and happiness to beings and Center (https://kagyu.org/karme-ling/). For information: a sense of fearlessness. Lama Tsultrim teaches chod based suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. the teachings, he has shown the karmeling@.org. on the Milam Lungten text by Karma Chakme Donations welcome. $10 per person for vegetarian lunch. example of being learned, venerable, and on the outline of the chod retreat given by His Holiness and good, and accomplished the June 7-10 the 17th . Open to all levels of chod practitioners, August 25-29 wishes of the Karmapa. May this NYUNGE (SAGA DUCHEN) including beginners. UTTARATANTRA - THE FIFTH incomparable master live long. Lama Karuna $120/$96 KTD members* POINT — His Holiness Karmapa’s Spontaneous Long-Life for Karthar Rinpoche, Nyungne is a profound 2 1/2 day fasting practice that July 25-29 Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin Kagyu Monlam, 2016 purifies negative karma through chanting, and NORTH AMERICAN KAGYU MONLAM TRANSLATOR: LAMA YESHE GYAMTSO guided visualizations of 1,000-Armed Chenrezik. Saga The Uttaratantra are the teachings on Buddha Nature Duchen is the single most holy day of Tibetan , at Karma Sonam Dargye Ling given to by Buddha . Asanga was TOURS commemorating the birth, enlightenment and death For information and registration: http://www.ksdl.org in retreat for 12 years in an attempt to meet Buddha of Buddha Shakyamuni. Teaching at 7 pm Maitreya, became discouraged, and left his retreat. Out July 25-28 Free guided tours are available to the the evening of the 7th; water-only fast begins after lunch of pure compassion, Maitreya then appeared to Asanga general public and monastery guests on on the 8th; full fast on the 9th; fast breaks after morning NYUNGNE (CHOKHOR DUCHEN) and gave him this teaching. The is the fourth in the series Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm. Meet practice on the 10th. focusing on the fifth Vajra Point on enlightenment. in the Gateway near the bookstore. On Lama Karuna $40 for Teachings* Saturdays, the tour is followed by a free The Nyungne is a profound 2 1/2 day fasting practice that $120/$96 KTD members* Introduction to class. June 16-25 purifies negative karma through chanting, mantras and 10 DAY TEACHINGS guided visualizations of 1,000-Armed Chenrezik. Chokor INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION Duchen celebrates the the Buddha’s teaching of the four noble truths. Teaching at 7 pm the evening of the 25th; SEPTEMBER 2017 On Saturdays from 2 - 3 pm, KTD offers TRANSLATOR: LAMA YESHE GYAMTSO water-only fast begins after lunch on the 26th; full fast on a free Introduction to Meditation class in Rinpoche will teach on the biography of the 27th; fast breaks after morning practice on the 28th. September 2-9 the Amitabha shrine room. Daily sitting $40 for Teachings* meditation is held in the main shrine room Rinpoche, one of the great patriarchs of both the Karma FOR CHINESE SPEAKERS Kagyu and lineages. Karma Chagme was a from 8:30 - 9:30 am. Contact: Jan Tarlin, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche 845-679-5906 x1012, [email protected] 17th century lama and from that formed a subschool of . TRANSLATORS: LAMA LODRO LHAMO AND TSUNMA MIAORONG $500/$400 KTD members For information, contact TSUNMA MIAORONG at June 18 [email protected] at Hwayue Foundation or OCEAN KHENPO KARTHAR RINPOCHE BIRTHDAY OF at [email protected] or 718-357-3616. CELEBRATION September 15-30 June 25 TIBETAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM HIS HOLINESS THE 17TH KARMAPA

STEPHANIE COLVEY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION KTD Khenpos, Lamas, and Staff 15-day daily intensive language program for a small

INTRODUCTORY CLASSES of the sixth guide of this fortunate AMBER RONIGER group of participants. Teachings will include reading, and of the , writing, and speaking in Tibetan from qualified Tibetan Our free INTRODUCTION TO Seventeenth body of Dusum Khyenpa. teachers. More information and pricing to come. class takes May your lotus feet be stable and your activity flourish. place from 7:30 - 8:30 pm on Wednesday -Compoased by HH Trizin nights in the Amitabha shrine room. AUGUST 2017 September 22-24 The classes explain the history, practices June 30 HIMALAYAN MEDITATION AND and principles of the Kagyu Tibetan MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT 102 Buddhist tradition. Arrive at 7 pm for August 5-11 a half-hour of sitting meditation before Khenpo Karma Tenkyong Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche LONG LIFE DRUPCHOD - THABSHEY the class begins. In addition, a free $20 for Empowerment The cultivation of a peaceful mind centers around DHARMA BOOK STUDY CLASS is KHAJOR meditation, which relies on the foundation of a flexible offered from 7:30-8:30 pm Thursday June 30-July 5 Drupchods are the practice offerings to major Kagyu body. Simple Himalayan yoga movements, meditation nights in the Amitabha shrine room, MEDICINE BUDDHA RETREAT preceded by a half-hour of sitting to consecrate the environment, accumulate merit, purify techniques, and breathing techniques help open your meditation beginning at 7 pm. Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin negativities, and benefit beings. This puja is special for long body and prepare you for meditation, stimulate the life and good health. You may observe the puja, do your TRANSLATOR: TRACY DAVIS nervous and circulatory systems, improve breathing, own practice, contribute toward offering lamps or food for increase flexibility, and open energy centers. In this PRIVATE INTERVIEWS Medicine Buddha is the practice of physical and spiritual the daily tsok feasts, and receive daily blessings. Offerings, retreat, Khenpo Tenkyong will deepen the practice from healing and helps accumulate the causes of healing. This During teachings, and particularly to the , are welcome and appreciated. previous retreats. All levels are welcome. Buddha of Healing has the power to see the true cause of lamas sometimes give private audiences Donations welcome. $120/$96 KTD members* to discuss questions related to practice any affliction whether spiritual, physical or psychological and spiritual life. Please request and alleviate it. August 18-20 September 29-October 1 an interview when you make your $120/$96 KTD members* NGONDRO RETREAT WHITE AND GREEN TARA reservation, as availability is limited. STORIES AND BENEFITS Lama Karma Drodhul JULY 2017 Ngondro is the foundation practice for the Karma Kagyu Lama Lodro Lhamo July 8-9 and gives all subsequent practice, including Tara is the mother of all Buddhas and acts for the benefit ESSENCE OF SHAMATHA AND VIPASSANA mahamudra, its substance and strength. Practitioners of all who pray for her with the swiftness of wind. In receive support, question and answer sessions, and group this teaching, we will learn the stories of White Tara and Khenpo Lodro Donyo practice. Green Tara as well as understand the benefits of their practice. TRANSLATOR: NGODUB TSERING $120/$96 KTD members* $120/$96 KTD members*

BETH KEENAN Meditation is very important for our daily life. Khenpo

PERSONAL RETREATS Lodro Donyo will teach the essence of shamatha and vipassana as the traditional practices of meditation.. It is Rooms with woodland views, said that shamatha (tranquility) perfectly endowed with comfortable beds and private baths vipashyana (insight) conquers all mental afflictions. provide a serene, peaceful setting for $150/$120 KTD members spiritual practice and retreats. When accommodations are available, medi- tators may do a personal retreat, con- sulting with KTD’s resident lamas TYPICAL TEACHING SCHEDULE TSOK OFFERINGS to develop a daily practice schedule. FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Please submit a personal retreat - A tsok or feast gathering is one of the most important practices of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a powerful plication form at least two weeks in 7-8:30 pm: 10 – 10:30 am: 10 – 10:30 am: Teaching Meditation method of purification, representing a gathering advance. The application is reviewed Meditation of fortunate individuals, offerings, , merit, by KTD lamas for approval. Contact 10:30 – Noon: 10:30 am – noon: and wisdom. All are welcome to attend these ritual Guest Services at [email protected] Note: Teaching Teaching practices, which feature chanting and food offerings. to obtain the application form. Individual 3 – 3:30 pm: 2 – 2:30 pm: KUNCHOK CHIDU OR SHOWER OF BLESSINGS STEPHANIE COLVEY 6:30PM retreats may Meditation Meditation RINPOCHE TSOK GETTING TO KTD vary. JUNE 4, JULY 3, AUGUST 2, AUGUST 31, SEPTEMBER 30 3:30 – 5 pm: 2:30 – 4 pm: FULL MOON CHENREZIK The 10th day of the lunar calendar is connected with 335 Meads Mountain Road, Teaching Teaching Guru Rinpoche () who is revered as Woodstock, New York 12498 U.S.A. Chenrezik is a who embodies the compassion the Second Buddha. Practice will alternate monthly. All air: Stewart International Airport in DAILY SCHEDULE we seek to develop in ourselves. The Chenrezik puja are invited. Newburgh & Albany County Airport is practiced every night at KTD, but the full moon is Please call 845-679-5706, ext. 37 to confirm. considered an especially powerful time to practice. in Albany. train: The nearest station is 6:00 am: Green Tara KARMA PAKSHI TSOK 6:30PM Rhinecliff, about 18 miles from KTD. 7:30 am: Breakfast FULL MOON CHENREZIK PUJA 7 – 8 PM JUNE 19, JULY 19, AUGUST 17, SEPTEMBER 15 Taxis are available. bus: Adirondack 8:30 - 9:30 am: Sitting and This practice is done once a month at KTD as Trailways from Albany or NYC Noon: Lunch JUNE 9, JULY 9, AUGUST 7, SEPTEMBER 6 per request of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche on the connects in Kingston to Woodstock. 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Protector Prayers 25th lunar calendar day. All Sangha members are Taxis are available (call ahead to 6:00 - 6:45 pm: Supper encouraged to attend. arrange pickup). car: Please consult 7:00 pm: Chenrezik Prayers PROGRAMS CAN CHANGE. CONTACT US TO Please call 845-679-5706, ext. 37 to confirm. CONFIRM SCHEDULE & TO REGISTER: the website for detailed driving All practices are voluntary. Sitting meditation is held instructions. Do not park in the in the main shrine hall. Green Tara and Chenrezik 845-679-5906 EXT. 3 OR VISIT KAGYU.ORG CHÖD PRACTICE trailhead parking lot across from the are held in the Green Tara Shrine Room. Mahakala is CHÖD 6:30PM JUNE 3, JULY 3, AUGUST 3, monastery or on the road. Parking at held in the Mahakala Shrine Room. *Two full or partial scholarships are available; KTD’s lower parking lot is available. for details, contact [email protected] SEPTEMBER 3