Michael Erlewine remembers the history of heart Center KTC Where have I been of late? I have been right here, doing this, putting together some 36 boxes of material ready to travel to KTD (Karma Triyana Dharmachakra) our monastery in the mountains above Woodstock, NY. For years we were a publishing arm for KTD, translating and […]Read more "The Heart Center KTC: A Reminiscence"
KTD Spring 2017 Program Schedule here KTD Spring 2017 Program Schedule Biographies hereRead more "KTD Spring 2017 Program Schedule, February – May 2017"
10 December 2016 c Dear dharma friends: c Greetings from the Monastery! KTD is just finishing its Vajrayogini Drupchod, and is preparing for its annual Amitabha Retreat in late December and First Light prayers for World Peace on January 1. c As you know, KTD experienced an Internet difficulty this week when its www.kagyu.orgwebsite went offline due […]Read more "First Light prayers for World Peace January 1, 2017"
We wanted to share some news about His Holiness’s next book, called Interconnected: Embracing Life in our Global Society. c Interconnected: Embracing Life in our Global Society is based on a second series of interactions with American university students, and the book is now available for pre-order from Wisdom Publications. c The book will be published on February 28, […]Read more "Interconnected: Embracing Life in our Global Society, A Brand New Book By His Holiness 17th Karmapa"
Good fortune abounded at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in November. After years of dreaming and months of planning, the first Thrangu Tsedrup (“Tsedrup” means “long-life practice”) was conducted at KTD. More than 40 lamas from all over the world participated. Principal among them was Lodro Nyima Rinpoche from Thrangu Monastery in China, where the Thrangu Tsedrup […]Read more "After Years of Dreaming and Months of Planning, the First Thrangu Tsedrup was Conducted at KTD"
— Michael Erlewine The “Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind” made an indelible impression on me on contact, but they were really driven home to me by the time I spent as chauffeur for the Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. What can I say; meeting Trungpa Rinpoche was a profound experience, an island of sanity in […]Read more "THE ADVICE OF CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA"
— Michael Erlewine Karma is the result of our previous intentions and actions that is ripening. And karma trumps genes, the accidental, and circumstantial. To use an analogy, karma is like rolling a pair of loaded dice, where karma is the “load.” When the dice are rolled, the tendency will be determined by the load. […]Read more "The tiny actions (cringes, shocks, reactions, prejudice, etc.) we perform hundreds of times a day, accumulate beyond our imagination."