Saka Dawa is the most sacred of all Tibetan months. On the full moon day of this month, Buddhists observe three sacred events in one: the birth, enlightenment and death (parinirvana) of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. At KTD Monastery, Saka Dawa is a time for prayer, reflection and industrious dharma practice, study and work. It […]Read more "Saka Dawa, the Most Sacred of all Tibetan Months"
Emily McNutt very kindly documented the stages of making Tsa Tsas for us. KTD Protector Lama Thendup demonstrates the process while making tsa tsas to be placed in the eight small KTD small stupas. Karmapa Khyenno! The Process of Making Tsa Tsas for the Stupas Tsa tsa assembly line in full swing! The first step: make the mix […]Read more "The Stages of Tsa Tsa Making: Emily McNutt"
“Karmapa: 900 Years” has been updated and produced as a new e-book under the Guidance of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. This beautifully illustrated authoritative guide to the Karma Kagyu lineage (and Tibetan Buddhism in general) was first published by KTD Publications on the 900th anniversary of the birth of the first Karmapa Dusum […]Read more "“Karmapa 900 Years” is Now Available as an Online e-Book"
Healing Emotional Trauma has been a heartfelt exploration of how we can benefit from Buddhist wisdom, no matter how dark and difficult our history. Retreatants have shared their stories of both pain and peace, challenge and courage. Lama Yeshe has brought his usual mix of wise methods to heal and lots of humor. Trish Malone […]Read more "Healing Emotional Trauma: Heartfelt Exploration of Buddhist wisdom"
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 2017"
At the conclusion of the 2017 Mikyo Dorje Retreat at KTD in March, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche addressed the assembled dharma students regarding the difficulties being faced by KTD affiliate center Karma Thegsum Choling of Columbus, Ohio. Khenpo Rinpoche spoke briefly and movingly regarding his concern for the Columbus KTC. His remarks were translated by Lama […]Read more "Transcript of Khenpo Rinpoche’s remarks at the conclusion of the Mikyo Dorje Retreat at KTD in March, 2017"
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"