Every year, those KTD students who have finished their Mahamudra Preliminary practices (called “Ngöndro”) gather to perform the Guru Sadhana of the 2nd Karmapa, Karma Pakshi. This special practice removes obstacles and accumulates virtue toward to accomplishment of Mahamudra, and also is dedicated to the longevity of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa and all the […]Read more "Blessings of the Guru: The 21st Annual Karma Pakshi Retreat"
ccc 1.cA Feast For the Fortunatec(His Holiness 17th Karmapa) ccc Om, Swasti! Dharmakaya, unchanging unity of appearance and Emptiness, Vast expanse of youthful great bliss, Sky of spontaneously present joy, free of defilement, Bestow a feast of unchanging goodness upon us. c Through the seeds of inherently pure virtue That arise from even a bit […]Read more "First Light Prayers"
Sacred stories of awakening and vast dharmic deeds are at the heart of the book, “Karmapa: 900 Years” published by KTD Publications. The book, which chronicles the 900-year tradition of the Gyalwang Karmapas, was first published several years ago, and now is available as a precious e-book that you can download for free from the internet. Although the […]Read more "Karmapa: 900 Years Now Available as a Downloadable E-Book!"
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"