According to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the Four Great Occasions (holy days related to events in the life of the historical Buddha), the solar and lunar eclipse days and the days called Drubjor (Attainment of Success) are excellent days for performing virtuous actions, as the merit of those actions multiplies a great deal on those days. […]Read more "Auspicious Days for Performing Virtuous Action, 2016"
At KTD December 11-13, Lama Jinpa will be leading a weekend Chöd Retreat, based on the Milam Lungten text by Karma Chakme Rinpoche and on the outline of the Chöd retreat given by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. Open to all levels of Chöd practitioners, including beginners. More information here. What is Chöd? Chöd is a unique […]Read more "What is Chöd?"
Let Us Pray for your Family and Friends this December Offer special blessings for family and friends at KTD’s Amitabha Ceremony Each December, KTD concludes the year with its annual Amitabha Retreat. Dharma practitioners come from near and far to chant the Amitabha Sadhana with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and the KTD lamas, and to pray […]Read more "Let Us Pray for your Family and Friends this December"
Editor’s note: In 2015 His Eminence Gyaltsap Rinpoche bestowed the empowerment of Chenrezig Gyalwa Gyamtso at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. His opening remarks revealed the deep connection between Chenrezig and the Gyalwang Karmapas. We reproduce it here for your interest and inspiration. Karmapa Chenno! We are each born endowed with a precious human life due […]Read more "Gyalwa Gyamtso and Chenrezig’s Connection to the Gyalwang Karmapa"
Yushu, Kham (Quinghai/ Tibet) I wanted to share some moments of special times where it became so clear how blessed we are by perfect gurus, completely offering and upholding the perfect precious dharma. Photo credits to Jangchub Grg, Tenzin Song, and Johnny Norbuu Barnhill.Read more "The Dedication of Thrangu Monastery – Johnny Norbuu Barnhill"
Lama Tom Broadwater: Dedication of the New Thrangu Monastery in Qinghai, China August 14 Lama Kathy Wesley writes: People from around the world are rejoicing at the dedication of the new Thrangu Monastery in Qinghai. Pilgrims, including Athens KTC‘s Lama Tom Broadwater from Ohio, sent back stunning pictures from this remote Himalayan region. These photos by Lama Tom […]Read more "Returning to the Source: KTD Pilgrims in Tibet"