Join KTD Khenpos and Lamas for Online Dharma Talks and Practices
In the midst of all the difficulties surrounding the Coronavirus public health emergency – people needing to stay home from school and work, giving special care to their at-risk family members, and so forth – it is sometimes easy to feel distant from one’s spiritual practice.
To help our Dharma friends feel more connected during these times of “social distancing,” Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery has scheduled online weekly Dharma Talks by the Khenpos and Lamas of KTD.
Where are the Webcasts?
All webcasts mentioned below will take place via Facebook Live on the
Karmapa KTD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Karma.Triyana.Dharmachakra/
KTD YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ktdwoodstock
Online Dharma Teachings Schedule
All classes 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time
Khenpo Ugyen’s Saturday and Sunday evening classes will begin slightly later in the evening than our usual teachings to accommodate our Dharma Friends on the West Coast. Classes will run through Sunday April 26.
He will be assisted by translator Khenpo Sangye Trinley.
NOTE: There will be NO class webcast on Saturday March 28 due to the day-long webcast of the Amitabha Jangchok puja (see “March and April Webcast Events” below).
MEDICINE BUDDHA SERIES
Sunday March 29 – The Effectiveness of Medicine Buddha Practice Part 1
Saturday April 4 – The Effectiveness of Medicine Buddha Practice Part 2
Sunday April 5 – The Effectiveness of Medicine Buddha Practice Part 3
Saturday April 11 – Karma: Action, Cause and Effect Part 1
Sunday April 12 – Karma: Action, Cause and Effect Part 2
LOVING-KINDNESS AND COMPASSION WEEKEND
Saturday April 18 – Loving-Kindness and Compassion Part 1
Sunday April 19 – Loving-Kindness and Compassion Part 2
Saturday April 25 – Tonglen: Sending and Receiving Meditation Part 1
Sunday April 26- Tonglen: Sending and Receiving Meditation Part 2
7 p.m. Eastern Time
Thursday Evening Chenrezik Chant & Special Prayers to Calm Sickness
Fill your evening with waves of compassion mantra every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, as the KTD Khenpos and Lamas lead us through a chant practice of Chenrezik, Amitabha and Guru Rinpoche.
At the conclusion of every practice, before dedications are recited, the lamas will lead us in a recitation of the Sakya Nedrol, the “Prayer that Saved Sakya” (monastery), written by 14th Century Tibetan saint Tangtong Gyalpo.
This powerful prayer has been recited by Tibetans for hundreds of years, and was the prayer recommended by His Holiness Karmapa for reciting to calm fears of the Coronavirus.
Both the KTD Chenrezik practice text and the Sakya Nedrol prayer are available for download below.
MARCH AND APRIL WEBCAST EVENTS
Amitabha Jangchok for Blessing the Living
and the Deceased
Saturday March 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This annual Jangchok inscription ritual that offers blessings the living and the deceased is based on the Amitabha sadhana. It is sponsored by Ocean of Merit. In the past, this Jangchok was conducted at Karme Ling Retreat Center. This year it will take place at KTD Monastery with Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin presiding.
To submit names before the ceremony:
Please write to the Front Office at KTD at email@example.com.
Please submit names by Wednesday, March 25, clearly marking names under the headings of “Living” or “Deceased.”
Shower of Blessings Guru Rinpoche Tsok Feast
10th Lunar Day, Friday April 3
The Guru Rinpoche tsok feast practice will be chanted in a live webcast from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Full Moon Day, Tuesday April 7
The regular evening Chenrezik practice begins at 7 p.m.
Karma Pakshi Guru Sadhana & Tsok Feast
25th Lunar Day, Friday April 17
This sadhana will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Other KTD/KTC Lama Webcasts
Besides these public KTD webcasts, KTD and KTC lamas are also webcasting online during the public health emergency:
Lama Karma Drodhul, president of KTD, offers special webcasts on an occasional basis via Facebook Live on his “Lama Karma’s Mom’s Page,”
Lama Kathy Wesley of Columbus KTC offers a weekly webcast Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. Eastern Time via Facebook Live on her page: https://www.facebook.com/kmw108. These webcasts also are available on her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-IP3s2tHLZDb35uDiFMgUA
Columbus KTC is webcasting its Sunday morning programs on Zoom as follows:
– 8:30 a.m. Tara Practice
– 10 a.m. Intro to Meditation and Silent Meditation
– 11:30 a.m. Introduction to Buddhism
(8-week course; join anytime!)
Lama Tsultrim Yeshe of Hay River Wisconsin and Minneapolis KTC
will give Dharma Talks via Zoom teleconference on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings.
Lama Losang (David Bole) of Gainesville FL KTC
is webcasting Sunday morning programs on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/6671190575
OR on the Zoom app meeting ID 667-119-0575.
Schedule is as follows (all times are Eastern Time).
10:00-10:50 a.m. Beginning Buddhism class
11:00-11:50 a.m. Mahamudra Dharma Book study: “The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer: A Guide for Practice” by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
12:00-12:50pm Chenrezik Sadhana Practice We will have the text on-screen, or you can use your own text.
Lama Jinpa has a discussion group with KTC Greenville at 7:30 PM every other Tuesday night using Zoom. His next talks will be on March 24, April 7, and April 21. He is willing to open this discussion up to more participants, and for one-on-one or small group discussion groups as well. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for dial in information.
Above photo, Michael Erlewine, of his wife Margaret.