Schedule Of Events

Upcoming Events - KTP
May-June 2017

Sunday, May 7, 9-12 PM, Calm Abiding meditation. A progressive series of sitting and walking meditations to settle and clarify the mind. Suitable for beginners or experienced meditators. Suggested donation $10.

Tuesday, May 9, 10 AM, Lha Zhi puja. Empowerment required.

Sunday, May 21, 10:30 AM, Board of Directors meeting, following the Green Tara puja. No discussion group.

Thursday, May 25, 5 PM, Medicine Buddha puja. Following Chagdrupa puja (at 4:30) we will perform the Medicine Buddha puja instead of Chenrezik. Send the names of those in need of healing to Lama Damtsik, damtsik@gmail.com prior to the puja.
Empowerment required.

Sunday, June 4, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, Workday. Following Green Tara puja we will have a workday to prepare for Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing's visit. If not attending puja please arrive as close to 10:30 as you can.

Sunday, June 11, 10:00 -11:00 AM, Refuge and Empowerment in the Vajrayana of Tibetan Buddhism. Refuge is the entrance to the Buddhist path and Empowerment is the entrance to the yidam or deity practices of the Vajrayana. Join us for a discussion of the Refuge vow, Empowerment and Deity practice.
At 11:00 AM, the Refuge Vow will be given by Lama Damtsik. In order to attend the upcoming Empowerments you must have taken the vow of Refuge.

Friday, June 16, 5 PM(arrive by 4:45 PM), Chenrezik Empowerment, bestowed by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing. Chenrezik is the principal deity in Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, whose essence is love and compassion. This Empowerment is a blessing ceremony that authorizes one to do the meditation practice of Chenrezik by which one develops love and compassion for all. Chenrezik is one of the main practices at KTP.

Saturday, June 17, 2 PM(arrive by 1:45 PM), White Tara Empowerment, bestowed by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing. White Tara is one of the main long-life deities. White Tara's practice is imbued with many blessings and is easy to accomplish. With the White Tara Empowerment one may also practice Green Tara. White Tara practice and instruction occurs bimonthly at KTP. Green Tara is a weekly practice at KTP.

Sunday, June 18, 3 PM(arrive by 2:45 PM), Chöd Empowerment, bestowed by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing at Sukhasiddhi Foundation in Fairfax, CA. Go to www.sukhasiddhi.org for further information.

All events are held at KTP unless otherwise stated. The suggested donation for each Empowerment at KTP is $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members of KTP.  It is also customary to make a donation to the Empowering Lama.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the Empowerments
 Late arrivals will not be admitted

Weekly Schedule (unless otherwise noted)
*There will be no pujas or discussion group on Sunday June 11, Thursday, June 15 or Sunday, June 18*

 

Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing at KTP
Schedule of Events
June 2017

We are very pleased to announce that Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will be coming to Kagyu Takten Puntsokling(KTP) in June to bestow Empowerment. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing is a meditation master in the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and is the spiritual director of KTP.  Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing has received these Empowerments from an unbroken lineage of High Lamas and has maintained the lineage with pure, unbroken samaya. An Empowerment introduces us to the Deity and authorizes us to do the practice of that Deity. An Empowerment provides a special blessing that cannot be obtained elsewhere and is a supreme method of purification. We are encouraged to take Empowerment at every available opportunity. This is a precious opportunity and we hope you will attend. One must have received the vow of Refuge to attend an Empowerment.

Sunday, June 11, 10:00 -11:00 AM, Refuge and Empowerment in the Vajrayana of Tibetan Buddhism. Refuge is the entrance to the Buddhist path and Empowerment is the entrance to the yidam or deity practices of the Vajrayana. Join us for a discussion of the Refuge vow, Empowerment and Deity practice.
At 11:00 AM, the Refuge Vow will be given by Lama Damtsik. In order to attend the upcoming Empowerments you must have taken the vow of Refuge.

Friday, June 16, 5 PM(arrive by 4:45 PM), Chenrezik Empowerment,  bestowed by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing. Chenrezik is the principal deity in Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, whose essence is love and compassion. This Empowerment is a blessing ceremony that authorizes one to do the meditation practice of Chenrezik by which one develops love and compassion for all. Chenrezik is one of the main practices at KTP.

Saturday, June 17, 2 PM(arrive by 1:45 PM), White Tara Empowerment, bestowed by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing. White Tara is one of the main long-life deities. White Tara's practice is imbued with many blessings and is easy to accomplish. With the White Tara Empowerment one may also practice Green Tara. White Tara practice and instruction occurs bimonthly at KTP. Green Tara is a weekly practice at KTP.

Sunday, June 18, 3 PM(arrive by 2:45 PM), Chöd Empowerment, bestowed by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing at Sukhasiddhi Foundation in Fairfax, CA. Go to www.sukhasiddhi.org for further information.

All events are held at KTP unless otherwise stated. The suggested donation for each Empowerment at KTP is $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members of KTP. It is also customary to make a donation to the Empowering Lama.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the Empowerments
Late arrivals will not be admitted

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June Empowerments at KTP by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing

Weekly Schedule

(unless otherwise noted)

Sundays:

9-10:30am, Green Tara Puja and Fire Puja
(Empowerment required).

10:30-11:30 am, Discussion Group.

Thursday Evening:

3:30-4:30 Tibetan Language Independent Study

4:30-5pm, Chadrupa Puja (Empowerment required).

5-6pm, Chenrezik Puja
(open to all).

 

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