Rays of Sunlight Teachings with Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin

Rays of Sunlight Teachings by Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin

Sunday, August 26th 10am – 12pm

 

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Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin will continue teachings on the text Rays of Sunlight: A Commentary on the Heart of the Mahayana Teachings by Ayang Thubten Rinpoche. The Heart of the Mahayana Teachings is a concise and clear exposition of Jigten Sumgon’s teachings on the Mahayana path and as such is one of the most precious teachings of the Drikung Kagyu. Suggested donation $20.

Lama Chodpa with Tsok Offering + Khenpo’s Birthday Celebration

Sunday, July 1 10am – 12pm

Lama Chopa with Tsok Offering

The regular practice of the Lama Chodpa (offerings to the Lama) venerates our lineage founder, Dharma Lord Jigten Sumgon. Please bring a vegetarian food item to share, such as cookies, fruit, nuts, and so on. Please also bring a non-perishable food item to offer to Frederick Food Bank.

Suggested donation: $10

July 1 1pm – 2pm

Khenpo’s Birthday Celebration

We will be celebrating our wonderful teacher, Khenpo Tsultrim’s birthday after Lama Chodpa practice. Please bring a dish to share.

Special Sole Mother Achi Practice

Sunday, June 24th 10 am – 12 pm

During the latest Spring Retreat, His Eminence Tritsab Rinpoche bestowed the Sole Mother Achi Chokyi Drolma empowerment. In this profound sadhana, Achi is the guru, yidam, dakini, and dharma protector. Drupon Phuntsok will be leading us in this very special practice, please join us.

Suggested donation: $10

Ngondro Refuge Practice led by Drupon Phuntsok

Saturday, June 16 at 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Tibetan Meditation Center
9301 Gambrill Park Rd, Frederick, Maryland 21702

In Tibetan Buddhism, the foundational practices of the ngondro are skillful methods to train the mind and must be completed before advancing to the higher practices. The refuge practice is the first ngondro practice and involves recitations and prostrations. Drupon Phuntsok will be leading us in this simple yet very profound practice. Lunch will not be provided at this event. Please be prepared to bring your own lunch or to go out to eat. Suggested donation $20

2018 Spring Retreat & Liberation Puja

SCHEDULE
Sat. May 26
10 AM – 5 PM – Teachings by Khenpo Tsultrim on the Bardo Prayer by Gyalway Wangpo Kunga Peljor

Sun. May 27
10 AM – 12 PM – Chakrasamvara Empowerment by Khenpo Tsultrim

2-5 PM – Teachings on Chakrasamvara Generation and Completion Stages by Khenpo Tsultrim

Mon. May 28
10 AM – 5 PM – Teachings on Chakrasamvara Generation and Completion Stages by Khenpo Tsultrim

Saka Dawa
Tue. May 29
10 AM – 12 PM – Baby Buddha Bathing Ceremony and Smoke Offering

1:30 – 5 PM – Amitayus Long Life Practice for His Holiness, Khenchen Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsultrim led by Drupon Phuntsok

Wed. May 30 & Thu. May 31
10 AM – 12 PM – Teachings by Khenpo Tsultrim on the Four Yogas of Mahamudra based on the & Seven Supplications to Tara by Jigten Sumgon

1:30 – 5 PM – Amitayus Long Life Practice for His Holiness, Khenchen Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsultrim led by Drupon Phuntsok

After Wed. practice ends please join us in welcoming the arrival of His Eminence Tritsab Rinpoche to TMC!

Fri. June 1
10 AM – 12 PM – Mahakala Empowerment by His Eminence Tritsab Rinpoche

2 PM – 5 PM – Teachings on Mahakala by His Eminence Tritsab Rinpoche

Sat. June 2
10 AM – 12 PM – Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment by His Eminence Tritsab Rinpoche

2-5 PM – Teachings on Achi Chokyi Drolma by His Eminence Tritsab Rinpoche

5 PM – Khata offering to our teachers to show our gratitude and support

Sun. June 3
10 AM – 12 PM – Lama Chodpa with Tsok

2-5 PM Liberation Puja – His Eminence Tritsab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim will perform this special ceremony for loved ones that have passed on. Please contact Beth Ripley at Ripley.beth@gmail.com to provide name of loved one(s) and discuss any special offering you might like to make in honor of your loved one. If you would like to have your loved one’s picture placed on the altar you’ll need to mail a picture with loved one’s name to Tibetan Meditation Center, Attn: Beth Ripley, 9301 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, MD 21713. Otherwise, if you’d like to attach a picture of your loved one(s) to an email to Beth, the lamas will look at the picture in the email, light a candle, say the name of the person and place a candle on the altar during the Puja ceremony. If you do not have a picture, providing the name of your loved one is enough. If you plan to attend the spring retreat in person you can provide Beth with the name (and picture if you have one) onsite at TMC.

*There will be an Achi Practice led by Drupon Phuntsok every day from 7-8 PM (except June 3).

Lunch will be served from 12-2 PM every day.

Suggested donation: $50/day and $325/entire retreat

International Buddhist Association of America Study Circle

Saturday, May 5

7 – 9 pm

The International Buddhist Association of America promotes the Buddhadharma in America and represents all three yanas of Buddhism. Biweekly study circles are held at temples throughout the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area. At each study circle, ordained monastics provide dharma talks to laypeople. Khenpo Tsultrim and other monastics will be on the panel. Please join us.

Special Achi Puja for the Removal of Obstacles

Friday, May 4th, Saturday, May 5th, Sunday, May 6th  

10am-5pm (bring your own lunch with daily lunch break 12pm-2pm)

Khenpo Tsultrim and Drupon Phunsok will be performing a three day special Achi Puja ceremony for the removal of obstacles. They are doing this for the Tibetan Meditation Center and would like to include each of you in this special ceremony which utilizes the spiritual guidance of Achi, our dearest Dharma Protectress and the grandmother of our Drikung Kagyu lineage.

There are several ways you can share your earnest intent for the removal of obstacles:

  1. Sponsorship for The Meditation Center itself. Donations may be sent in the form of a check to Tibetan Meditation Center, 9301 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, MD 21702.
  1. Make a list of any specific personal obstacles/concerns you have heartfelt motivation to remove and place the list in an envelope with an offering.
  1. Make lunch for Khenpo and Drupon any of the 3 days.
  1. Come to TMC and participate Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday.

We hope you are able to join us.

Dedication of one’s merit is very important. Please remember that our spiritual lives are the umbrella to our challenges in this life and the next.