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.
We will be holding a discussion group on Open Heart, Clear Mind by Thubten Chodron starting on June 7 and continuing until July 26. This group will be open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike!
The group will meet Sundays, from 1 PM to 2:30 PM in downtown Frederick at Frederick Meditation Center, 1 West Church St, Frederick, MD.
We invite you to join us in reading and discussing this book!
TMC’s annual spring retreat has kicked off with teachings from His Eminence Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche, including an empowerment for the practice of naga pujas and and empowerment and teachings on the Drikung Five-fold Mahamudra.
Beginning Tuesday, Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin will teach from his recently published book, Profound Protection. This coming Saturday, Khenpo Rinpoche will perform an empowerment of Mahakala in the morning session, and continue with White Dzambhala and Achi protector practices in the afternoon.
Come out and join us for any of the days! A donation of $45 is recommended, but none are ever turned away for lack of funds!
Khenpo Tsultrim has been requested to give teachings to practitioners in Chile. He left April 24 and will return May 12. We wish him a safe trip and look forward to his return.