President Julie Blair sends her greetings and a recap of this year’s fantastic activities. Highlights include our Spring Retreat, and the Interfaith forum on the Environment with His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche!
The schedule of events for our annual winter retreat is now available. Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin will be giving empowerment and teachings on Logyönma, and on the Garland of Blazing Wishfulfilling Gems. We will also have our 8th annual Mani Drupchen. Please download the attached flyer for details!
The much anticipated Buddhism 101 course will begin its next cycle this Sunday, November 1st, at 1PM. It will be located at the Frederick Meditation Center in downtown Frederick at 1 West Church St.
Please also join us at the center for Lama Chopa with Tsok this Sunday. We will also be having a smoke offering and raising prayer flags to celebrate His Holiness Chungtsang Rinpoche’s birthday. Don’t forget to bring some non-perishable food item for the Frederick charity donation.
We will now have Dharma Protector and White Dzambhala practices every Wednesday night at 7:30PM, including tonight. Also don’t forget Thursday night Shamatha meditations at 7PM.
Please join us Wednesday evenings at 7:30PM as we practice White Dzambhala and Lineage Dharma Protector Achi Chokyi Drolma. These regular practices bring protection and removal of obstacles in our Dharma paths.
TMC has launched a new YouTube Channel which will host videos of teachings by Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin as well as visiting Lamas. Currently, it has the first and soon the second parts of Khenpo Tsultrim’s commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra.
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Join us tomorrow evening at 7PM as we practice the Drikung Phowa Chenmo on the auspicious lunar full moon. Tonight, please remember to enjoy the astrologically auspicious total lunar eclipse, coinciding with the blood moon and supermoon!
Next Sunday is the first Sunday of October, and therefore we will have a Lama Chöpa with Tsok offering. Look for Khenpo’s teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra to resume on October 11. Missed today’s teaching? Watch for an upcoming announcement of our newly re-launched online teachings in the coming week.
Illness must be understood, its causes eliminated,
Wellbeing must be attained, and medicine taken.
Likewise, suffering, its causes, their cessation and the path
Must in turn be understood, eliminated, realized and relied upon.
So states Asanga in the Uttaratantra Shastra, or Sublime Continuum, a definitive work which elaborates on the Buddha Nature teachings, transmitted to Asanga by Bodhisattva Maitreya. Join us beginning this Sunday, September 27th as Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin gives the first of a series of teachings exploring this text, what Buddha nature is, and what it means for us in our practice.
Many people have asked and now there is finally an answer, the next cycle of our Introduction to Buddhism class will begin on November 1st. This class covers the basics of Buddhist philosophy and religious beliefs, and introduces the student to broad Buddhist concepts as well as information unique to Tibetan Buddhism and the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. Please continue to check back for more detailed information!
Khenpo Tsultrim will lead an Amitayus retreat the weekend of July 25-26. On Saturday, July 25, he will bestow the empowerment and give a teaching in the morning; in the afternoon, he will lead practice. On Sunday, July 26, Khenpo Tsultrim will lead Amitayus practice. Saturday hours: 10-noon and 2-5; Sunday hours: 10-noon and 2-4. Cost is $25 for one day; $45 for the weekend.
TMC will sponsor an interfaith forum on Spiritual Path and Enivronmentalism on July 7 in downtown Frederick. His Holiness Kyabgon Chetsang will participate as the representative of the Buddhist tradition. Other scheduled speakers will explain the views of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism as well as any ongoing projects in this area. There will also be a discussion among panelists and an opportunity for questions and answers. The event will take place at Grace United Church of Christ, 25 East 2nd Street; doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will be from 6:30-9:00 p.m.