DUE TO WEATHER, PLEASE CALL TMC (301/473-5750) to see if we are open on Saturday, February 21 for the Losar open house 10-5.  It is more likely than not that the open house will not be taking place due to predictions of snow accumulation.

Intro to Buddhism, January 11-March 1

A new session of Intro to Buddhism began on January 11, 2015.   It will run for 8 Sundays from noon to 1:30 and will be held at the Frederick Meditation Center, 1 West Church Street (top floor) in downtown Frederick (corner of West Church and North Market Sts).  Although it is recommended to begin at week one, the course can be started or attended at any week.  Due to weather cancellations which changed the overall timing of the course, the topics for the course are: January 11: orientation; January 18, Buddha; January 25, Dharma and Sangha; February 1, Intro to Practice; February 8, meditation; March 8, cosmology; March 15, tantra and refuge.  The final class on March 22 will be held at the TMC location in Gambrill Park, starting at 10:00 and concluding at noon, followed by a tea reception.  The course will be taught by senior TMC practitioners.  No advance registration required.  No set fee but suggested donation of $10/weeek.

Khenpo Tsultrim due to return Nov 6

Khenpo Tsultrim has been teaching and traveling through Europe for the past three weeks.  He is due to return to TMC on November 6.  On November 9 we will have a smoke offering and celebration for Chungtsang Rinpoche’s birthday and for Buddha’s return from the God realm.  Come join us for a potluck lunch and a chance to mingle with fellow sangha members.

Ontul Rinpoche program November 21-23

We are fortunate to have His Eminence Lho Ontul Rinpoche from the Tso Pema monastery in India here for an empowerment and teachings the weekend of November 21-23.  Beginning with a teaching on Four Turnings of the Mind on Friday, 11/21 (7-9 pm), Rinpoche will then give a Three Roots Empowerment on Saturday morning, 11/22 (10 am- noon) followed by teachings on that topic in the afternoon (2-5 pm).  On the final day, Sunday, 11/23, Rinpoche will give a teaching on Peaceful Padmasambava in the morning (10 am- noon) ending the day with a Healing Chod Ceremony (2-5 pm).  The suggested donation for the program is $25 for Friday evening; $65 per day Saturday and Sunday; or $135 for the entire schedule.  As always, no one is turned away for lack of funds.