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 Schedule

KTD Saturday Evening Webcast Dharma Teachings – 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

To connect with KTD’s dharma friends during this time, Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin will offer webcast Dharma Talks every Saturday evening. Descriptions of the classes are below. Classes will begin slightly later in the evening than our usual teachings to accommodate our Dharma Friends on the West Coast. Saturday evening classes will run through April 26.
Khenpo Ugyen will be assisted by translator Khenpo Sangye Trinley.

 

KARMA TEACHING
Saturday April 11 – Karma: Action, Cause and Effect 
The Buddha’s teachings tell us thatour experience of the world is influenced by our thoughts, words and actions – that we see everything through the veil of karmic accumulation. But Buddha also taught that we can purify our karmic veils through our dharma practice, and use ethical guidelines to abstain from negative actions and instead practice positive ones. This teaching will cover Buddhist ethics and how we can purify our karma and experience the world in a different way.

 

LOVING-KINDNESS AND COMPASSION TEACHING
Saturday April 18 – Loving-Kindness and Compassion
“If you want to study my teachings, you do not have to study many teachings. You only have to study one teaching. And what is that teaching? Love and compassion. Whoever has love and compassion has all the qualities of Buddha in the palm of their hand.” This quotation by the Buddha indicates the importance of loving kindness and compassion in purifying our minds and attaining liberation from Samsara’s suffering. This teaching will teach us how to practice love and compassion in everyday life.

 

TONGLEN TEACHING
Saturday April 25 – Tonglen: Sending and Receiving Meditation
“Exchanging oneself for others” is a powerful method of meditation for reducing the ego-grasping that is the cause of so much of our suffering in this world. By meditating that we send goodness to all beings without exception and that we remove suffering from all sentient beings, we transform our relationship to suffering and find ways to be inspired even in the most difficult situations. This teaching will show us how to practice “exchanging oneself for others” meditation so we can find liberation through love and compassion.

KTD Sunday Evening Webcast Medicine Buddha Puja – 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

 

At this time of epidemic and concern, Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin will lead a Medicine Buddha puja every Sunday evening. Puja Sessions will begin slightly later in the evening than our usual teachings to accommodate our Dharma Friends on the West Coast. Sunday night Medicine Buddha will run through Sunday April 26.
Sunday April 12
Sunday April 19
Sunday April 26 
 

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


APRIL WEBCAST EVENTS

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.


Kunchog Chi Du Guru Rinpoche Practice

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!)

To find instructions on how to access Columbus KTC’s online programs, visit the Columbus KTC website and look under “Updates and Announcements” for this week’s Zoom conference instructions.

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