Ongoing Webcast Events at KTD

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


KTD WEEKEND
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

KARMA WEEKEND

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

TONGLEN WEEKEND

Saturday April 25 – Tonglen: Sending and Receiving Meditation Part 1

Sunday April 26- Tonglen: Sending and Receiving Meditation Part 2


EVERY THURSDAY
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.

Chenrezik Chant book here

Sakya Nedrol Book here


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 office@kagyu.org.
Please submit names by Wednesday, March 25, clearly marking names under the headings of “Living” or “Deceased.”

清明節祈褔超薦法會

You can join in the merit and virtue by sponsoring pujas and making lamp donations here.


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.


Chenrezik Practice

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,”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/729146760474487/


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!)

Complete instructions for accessing Columbus KTC Zoom classes here


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.

Full schedule here


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 aaronchrietzberg@gmail.com for dial in information.

Above photo, Michael Erlewine, of his wife Margaret.