Khenpo Tsultrim now a U.S. citizen

Khenpo Tsultrim has become a naturalized U.S. citizen.  He now has a U.S. passport, which will allow him to respond to the numerous requests that he receives for giving teachings in many countries around the world.  We are pleased to share our beloved Spiritual Director with so many others seeking the benefit of his wonderful teachings but we also appreciate our precious time with him here at TMC.

Sunday afternoons (will resume in fall, 2015)

Introduction to Buddhism
This program, offered Sunday afternoons, is specifically designed for those who are new to Buddhism and would like to learn some of the basic foundational ideas and views in an open, non-dogmatic and inquiry-based context. Topics such as the Four Noble Truths, Altruistic Mind, Ethics and Morality, Wisdom and Compassion, Four Immeasurable Minds (love, compassion, joy and equanimity), Three Vehicles (hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana), and Buddha-nature. This program is informal and is being presented in rotating pairs of five senior students of the center. Classes 1-7 will be at Frederick Meditation Center, 1 West Church Street, Frederick.  Class 8 will be at TMC.  Suggested donation $10/class but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Thursdays – Calm Abiding Meditation

In Buddhism, meditation practice generally falls under two basic types – calm-abiding meditation (shamatha) and special-insight meditation (vipashyana). On Thursday nights, a long-time student of Khenchen Rinpoché, Dr. Sam, gives detailed instructions (as needed), but more importantly, provides an opportunity for the practice of calm-abiding meditation. Other than having its own obvious benefits, calm-abiding is the basis of all other more advanced meditations.  See the events calendar below for exact dates. Please visit our  Meditation page for full details.