TMC’s annual Spring Retreat starts Saturday!

TMC’s annual Spring Retreat, this year featuring teachings from Khenchen Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin, will begin Saturday!  The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 28,
Morning (10AM-12PM): Khenchen Rinpoche, Monkey Year Great Drikung Phowa Transmission
Afternoon (2PM-5PM): Khenpo Tsultrim, Phowa instruction and practice

Sunday, May 29,
Morning: Khenchen Rinpoche, Drikung Bodhisattva Vows
Afternoon: Khenpo Tsultrim, Phagmo Drupa’s teachings on the Bodhisattva Vow of Conduct

Monday, May 30,
Morning: Khenchen Rinpoche, Vajra Song teachings
Afternoon: Khenpo Tsultrim, Teaching on Cintamani, Garland of Blazing Wish-fulfilling Gem

Tuesday, May 31—Anniversary of Jigten Sumgon’s Parinirvana
Morning: Khenchen Rinpoche, Life Story of Lord Jigten Sumgon, from Vajra Songs
Afternoon: Khenpo Tsultrim, Four Sessions of Guru Yoga,
Night (7PM): Candlelight Offering Ceremony

Wednesday, June 1—Friday, June 3: Same schedule as, May 30

Saturday, June 4,
Morning: Khenchen Rinpoche, Amitayus Long-Life Empowerment
Afternoon: Khenpo Tsultrim, Amitayus instruction and practice

Sunday, June 5,
Morning: Lama Chodpa with Tsok, end of Spring Retreat

You can join us for any day that you are able!  Donations are suggested but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.  All teaching and practice materials will be available.

We look forward to welcoming Khenchen Rinpoche back to Tibetan Meditation Center, and to welcoming you all to these auspicious teachings!

Khenpo Tsultrim to teach at Frederick Meditation Center

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Meditation is a key part of Buddhist practice.  Here to make Buddhist meditations available to meditators Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin, Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Meditation Center,  will teach:
April 29: The Four Noble Truths
May 6: The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma
May 13: Lovingkindness and Compassion
May 20: Mindfulness
May 27: Distinguishing Buddhism from Non-Buddhism

Friday Nights from 7 to 9PM, please join us at Frederick Meditation Center in downtown Frederick for these sublime teachings!

TMC Beginning Meditation at FMC Flyer

Spring Cleaning Saturday, March 26! Come help!

Thank you to Khenpo Tsultrim for another excellent meditation retreat, and for everyone who attended and donated for supporting our center!

 

This coming Saturday we will be having a day of service to work on the grounds at TMC in preparation for Spring as well as to begin an extensive development plan for TMC’s grounds.  Starting at 10AM, TMC members are asked to consider donating their time, energy, and skills for the benefit of sentient beings and our center.  Projects will include beautification work around the Stupa, cleaning around the sheds and huts, planting flowers, and other grounds work to be determined.  Lunch will be provided!  We look forward to seeing you there and appreciate your efforts to help us constantly improve our center.

Meditation Retreat this weekend, March 19-20!

It’s not too late to register for this weekend’s Shamatha Retreat.  Join us to receive instruction from Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin in the fundamental Buddhist practice of calm-abiding meditation.  Khenpo Tsultrim will teach from Shamatha to Mahamudra, an early instructional text pertinent to meditation beginners as well as advanced practitioners.  Sessions will include instruction and practice of calm-abiding meditation.  You won’t want to miss this special weekend long retreat!

A special announcement regarding Spring Retreat 2016

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TMC is happy to announce that our founder, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche, will be our special guest teacher for this year’s Spring Retreat, May 28-June 4th.  You are invited to join us for precious teachings from the founder of the Tibetan Meditation Center.  Save the dates and continue to watch this website, our Facebook page, or our mailing list for information about prior registration.  You won’t want to miss a day of Rinpoche’s teachings, so start planning now!

 

Nyungne Retreat Thursday February 18-February 21st

The practice of Nyungne is a phenomenal practice for the accumulation of vast merit and the purification of many lifetimes of afflictive emotions and impure actions. Join us beginning on the evening of Thursday, February 17th as we undertake a 4 day retreat for the incomparable practice of Nyungne.

Nyungne practice is an intensive short retreat involving fasting, prostration, and carrying the eight pratimoksha vows for the duration. Thursday evening will start with a single session at 7:30PM. On Friday morning, we will begin with taking the vows at the first session, around 5:30AM. After lunch on Friday, only fluid sustenance will be permissible. Beginning with the first session on Saturday, no food or drink will be permitted, until Sunday morning at sunrise. On Friday and Saturday, we will practice four sessions each day. Sunday morning we will conclude the practice. Texts will be provided as necessary.

The Nyungne retreat will be observed in silence, but the facilities will still be open. Participants are invited to stay at the TMC through the duration of the practice to ensure that the vows are maintained. Attendees who are unable to attend for the duration are still welcome to attend as they can.

Donations of $35 per day or $100 for the duration are suggested. As always, nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

 

 

Schedule:

Thursday, 18 February: Evening Session, 7:30PM

Friday, 19 February: Four sessions of practice beginning at 5:30AM.  No solid food after lunch.

Saturday, 20 February: Four sessions of practice beginning 5:30AM.  No food or liquid intake all day.

Sunday, 21 February: Closing session beginning at 5:30AM.

Lama Chöpa and Losar!

Hello everyone!

This Sunday we have our regular monthly Lama Chöpa  practice.  This practice of offering a feast for our lineage masters and gurus is an important practice for developing devotion and accumulating merit and blessings.  Please remember to bring something for the offering as well as for our donation to the Frederick food drive.

 

This Tuesday, February 9th, is the Tibetan New Year, Losar.  Some members of the TMC community will be at TMC to ensure it remains open for anyone who wishes to visit and to assist with anyone wanting to perform practices or making offerings on the first day of the Fire Monkey Year.

 

Sunday practices will also be elaborate to celebrate the incoming Tibetan New Year.

 

Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin remains traveling through Europe and will soon begin the second leg of his trip to India.  We wish him well and pray that his travels will benefit many beings.  We look forward to his return!