August 13, 2016 New Release from KTD Publications: ESTABLISHING VALIDITY by the Seventh Karmapa Chodrak Gyatso, translated by David Karma Choephel The book comprises the first chapter of Karmapa Chodrak Gyatso’s Ocean of the Literature on Logic, which is his commentary on the first chapter of Dharmakirti’s Compendium of Validity. That is in turn an extensive […]Read more "KTD PUBLICATIONS Announces New Book “ESTABLISHING VALIDITY,” by the Seventh Karmapa Chodrak Gyatso, translated by David Karma Choephel"
August 6, 2016 In July, I had the great privilege of attending a week-long chöd retreat for Spanish speakers taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra. The retreat was a remarkably international gathering. The teachings were offered in three languages and attendees came from all over the world. Between Rinpoche, the retreatants, and […]Read more "Spanish-language Chöd retreat at KTD: A Remarkable International Gathering"
Lama Tsultrim Yeshe is a Lama of many accomplishments; among these is building furniture, in this case puja tables for use in Tibetan Buddhist prayer and chant practice. He lives and has the Karma Thegsum Choling dharma center in Ridgeland, Wisconsin. These photos show his process for building the sustainable puja tables that he donates […]Read more "Lama Tsultrim Yeshe: Building Sustainable Puja Tables From His Own Walnut Trees"
In many ways, I have become a chaplain as a result of the deaths of my first three teachers on the Dharma Path: Ani Zangmo (a Sikkimese nun who was my first teacher), Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, and Kyabje Pathing Rinpoche. There is something very firmly rooted in the Buddhist tradition about how difficulties, […]Read more "I have become a chaplain as a result of the deaths of my first three teachers"
Have you ever wondered what a Weekend Retreat at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery might be like? Well, these days, a retreat at KTD might include meditation, chanting – and Himalayan yoga, a walk in the woods, and even coloring sacred forms! Below, we write about KTD retreats through a description of the recent “Chenrezik, […]Read more "AN INTRODUCTION TO KTD WEEKEND RETREATS: MEDITATION AND ACTIVITY!"
KTC Live Webcast – April 1-3, 2016, at KTD “Like a family member who returns and tells the rest of their family about their adventures while away,” Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche began his weekend teaching on the teacher-student relationship by bringing the KTD family into his warm heart as he told, with characteristic humility, the story of […]Read more "Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche: The Teacher and Student Relationship"
This retreat is an opportunity for practitioners in the Karma Kagyu tradition to learn short, simple, profound practices they can do to help themselves and others grow spiritually through the experiences of impermanence, sickness, and death. It is also an opportunity to become deeply acquainted with the view that supports those practices. The leaders for […]Read more "Compassion at the Time of Illness and Death, at KTD August 5-10, 2016"