Welcome Home Potluck

Please join us Sunday, November 26th at noon for a “welcome home” pot luck for Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin and to welcome our new visiting Drubpon Punchok Galtson, who will be staying at TMC for some time. Please bring a meal item to share! More details will follow.

Follow us on Facebook for Up To Date News and Teachings!

Hi everyone!  TMC has begun using the Facebook Live streaming platform for current teachings.  Currently, Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin is teaching on Rays of Sunlight, a commentary on the Heart of Mahayana Teachings.  These teachings are broadcast live at 10AM on Sunday mornings.  You can follow them by liking our Facebook page!  Teachings will continue to be made available on YouTube afterwards, but will also be available on the Facebook page.

TMC’s Annual Spring Retreat

 TMC’s annual Spring Retreat will feature His Eminence Thritsab Rinpoche.

Schedule as follows:

Saturday, May 27th: Teaching on Achi as “Soul Mother” and empowerment with Thritsab Rinpoche
Sunday, May 28th: Empowerment and Teaching of Vajrayogini Practice
Monday, May 29th: Four Session Practice of Achi
Tuesday, May 30th – Thursday, June 1st: Teaching on “Ray of Sunlight” commentary on the Heart of Mahayana Teachings, and practice of Vajrayogini.
Friday, June 1st: Liberation Puja for benefit of deceased sentient beings
Saturday, June 2nd: Empowerment and Teaching of Sambhogayaka Medicine Buddha in unique Drikung tradition
Sunday, June 3rd: Milarepa Guru Yoga with Tshok, End of Retreat

Download the Official Flyer! TMC Spring Retreat 2017

800th Anniversary of Jigten Sumgon’s Parinirvana in India

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the parinirvana of Drikung Kagyu founder Dharma Lord Jigten Sumgon.  In commemoration of this event, His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche and the International Drikung Kagyu Council have announced a great celebration of teachings and rituals to take place in Dehra Dun at Jangchubling, the seat of HH Chetsang Rinpoche, from October 19th to the 25th.  All Drikung Kagyu practitioners are encouraged to attend this event if possible, or alternative events that will happen around the world.  We’ll do our best to keep people informed as to what is happening with this and other Drikung Kagyu events.

Green Tara Empowerment January 22nd!

Sunday, January 22nd Khenpo Tsultrim will bestow the empowerment of the Green Tara Sadhana called “Udamvara Flower,” a portion of the teaching passed down from Marpa Lotsawa to Milarepa called the Three Special deities.  The empowerment will be performed at 10AM.  At 2PM, Khenpo Tsultrim will teach on the practice as well as give the oral transmission.  We will then perform the practice.

Please join us for this empowerment and teaching on January 22nd!

Winter Retreat Live Audio Stream!

The Winter Retreat is underway with two great days so far of teachings by Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin and an elaborate Mani Accumulation practice!  Today and tomorrow we continue with teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra and more practice of Chenrezig.  On Friday, we are blessed to have the opportunity to receive the Milarepa Sadhana practice from Chenga Rinpoche, and teachings on this practice in the afternoon.  On Saturday, Chenga Rinpoche will graciously bestow the empowerment of Mahakala, and in the afternoon he will teach on the same.

If you can’t make it here, you can join us for the teaching sessions on our YouTube Channel: Click here!

Live streams will be available for all teaching sessions, so 10AM today and tomorrow, and 2PM Friday and Saturday.  Recordings will be available online shortly thereafter each day.  High resolution video will be available next week.  Thanks for joining us!

Winter Retreat Schedule!

tilopaTMC’s winter retreat is just around the corner, and we’re excited to finally release the final schedule!  Please join us for the annual Mani Drubchen, as well as teachings by Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin on the Ganges Mahamudra instructions from Tilopa to Naropa, as well as special guest lama His Eminence the Second Chenga Rinpoche, who will teach on and give empowerments of Milarepa and Mahakala.


Long Life Empowerment and HH Chungtsang R.’s Birthday this weekend!

Join us Saturday, November 19th as Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin bestows the long-life empowerment of Amitayus, in the tradition of Rechungpa. In the Tibetan tradition, this powerful practice for lengthening life is often taken prior to beginning long retreats or practice cycles such as Ngondro, in order to ensure the practitioner lives to complete the practice.

amitayusempowermentThe empowerment practice will begin at 10AM on Saturday, with a lunch provided at noon. In the afternoon, there will be instruction on the practice.

On Sunday, we will celebrate the Lhabab Duchen, the festival commemorating Buddha Shakyamuni’s return from the Tushita God Realms. We will also celebrate His Holiness Chungtsang Rinpoche’s birthday, with members of the local Tibetan community. Smoke offerings and so on are on the agenda, dress appropriately in case of rain! Bring a food item to share in with the community on this auspicious day!