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TMC News and Announcements Archive

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • TMC’s Annual Spring Retreat Dates This year’s annual spring retreat will be from May 27th until June 4th.  We are continuing to work diligently to plan this retreat and more information will follow as we confirm information and plans.  We look forward to seeing everyone this Spring!
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Winter Retreat Schedule! TMC’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 ...
  • 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. The ...
  • Medicine Buddha Empowerment and Teaching next Sunday! Sunday, October 23rd Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin will bestow the empowerment of Medicine Buddha in the morning, followed by a teaching on Medicine Buddha’s aspiration vows upon attaining Buddhahood.  Medicine Buddha is a bodhisattva who made the aspirations to benefit sick and dying beings through limitless Buddha activities.  The practice of Medicine Buddha is not only ...
  • Naga Puja on Sunday, October 9th! This coming Sunday, October 9th is an auspicious day for practicing the naga puja that propitiates the local nagas.  Gyalpo Rinpoche empowered and taught the TMC this special practice of Nagaraja Buddha at the request of Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin in 2015, and it is important to regularly practice on appropriate days.  This Sunday is an ...
  • Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin recovering in hospital, White Tara mandala at TMC Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin’s artificial pacemaker placement in New Delhi was a success, and he is currently recovering in the hospital.  We await news tomorrow morning regarding his plans for convalescence and eventual return to the United States after he is cleared medically for flight.  Meanwhile, many monasteries and centers around the world have been performing ...
  • Green Tara Empowerment and Retreat Sunday, June 19 Khenpo Tsultrim will bestow the empowerment for the practice of Green Tara, the Tara of Enlightened Activities.  Tara is the enlightened female Buddha who grants blessings in myriad forms.  Green Tara in specific is associated with the fulfillment of Dharma-according wishes and benefit for the practitioner, as well as being a fully ...
  • Spring Retreat 2016 has ended Thank you to everyone who participated to make the 2016 Spring Retreat a fantastic success!  Many people joined us both at the TMC as well as online via livestream to attend precious teachings of Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin on a variety of topics pertaining to how we can all live more ...
  • “How to Live in Happiness” by Khenchen Rinpoche Khenchen Rinpoche has been teaching from a small booklet of verses he has composed. The five verses are presented here in English and Tibetan, with permission. 1. Composite phenomena are impermanent like water-bubbles. There is no instant of real happiness in samsara. Those who desire to be released from the seal of suffering, The wise ones, should take ...
  • TMC Spring Retreat now Broadcasting Live on YouTube! It is our excellent good fortune to be able to provide teachings from our Spring Retreat live on YouTube!  If you are incapable of attending these teachings in person, please consider joining us on YouTube!  
  • TMC’s annual Spring Retreat starts Saturday! TMC’s annual Spring Retreat, this year featuring teachings from Khenchen Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin, will begin Saturday!  The schedule is as follows: Saturday, May 28, Morning (10AM-12PM): Khenchen Rinpoche, Monkey Year Great Drikung Phowa Transmission Afternoon (2PM-5PM): Khenpo Tsultrim, Phowa instruction and practice Sunday, May 29, Morning: Khenchen Rinpoche, Drikung Bodhisattva Vows Afternoon: Khenpo Tsultrim, Phagmo Drupa’s teachings on the ...
  • Khenpo Tsultrim to teach at Frederick Meditation Center Meditation is a key part of Buddhist practice.  Here to make Buddhist meditations available to meditators Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin, Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Meditation Center,  will teach: April 29: The Four Noble Truths May 6: The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma May 13: Lovingkindness and Compassion May 20: Mindfulness May 27: Distinguishing ...
  • Pre-Register for Spring Retreat now! Spring Retreat 2016 is shaping up to look like one of the best to date, with the return of Khenchen Rinpoche for the first time since 2012. Register now to let us know you’ll be joining us!  Pre-Registration helps us ensure we have enough materials for everyone and that we can provide the best possible ...
  • Spring Retreat Schedule now available! The 2016 Spring Retreat schedule is now available and ready for you to download and view!  Pre-registration information will be available via email shortly!   TMC Spring Retreat 2016 FlyerTMC Spring Retreat 2016 Flyer
  • Spring Cleaning Saturday, March 26! Come help! Thank you to Khenpo Tsultrim for another excellent meditation retreat, and for everyone who attended and donated for supporting our center!   This coming Saturday we will be having a day of service to work on the grounds at TMC in preparation for Spring as well as to begin an extensive development plan for TMC’s grounds.  Starting at ...
  • Meditation Retreat this weekend, March 19-20! It’s not too late to register for this weekend’s Shamatha Retreat.  Join us to receive instruction from Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin in the fundamental Buddhist practice of calm-abiding meditation.  Khenpo Tsultrim will teach from Shamatha to Mahamudra, an early instructional text pertinent to meditation beginners as well as advanced practitioners.  Sessions will include instruction and practice of calm-abiding meditation. ...
  • A special announcement regarding Spring Retreat 2016 TMC is happy to announce that our founder, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche, will be our special guest teacher for this year’s Spring Retreat, May 28-June 4th.  You are invited to join us for precious teachings from the founder of the Tibetan Meditation Center.  Save the dates and continue to watch this website, our Facebook page, or ...
  • Nyungne Retreat Thursday February 18-February 21st The practice of Nyungne is a phenomenal practice for the accumulation of vast merit and the purification of many lifetimes of afflictive emotions and impure actions. Join us beginning on the evening of Thursday, February 17th as we undertake a 4 day retreat for the incomparable practice of Nyungne. Nyungne practice is an intensive short retreat ...
  • Lama Chöpa and Losar! Hello everyone! This Sunday we have our regular monthly Lama Chöpa  practice.  This practice of offering a feast for our lineage masters and gurus is an important practice for developing devotion and accumulating merit and blessings.  Please remember to bring something for the offering as well as for our donation to the Frederick food drive.   This Tuesday, February ...
  • A Letter from Julie Blair, President of the Board of Trustees 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! Greetings to TMC members and supporters
  • Schedule for the 2016 Winter Retreat is here! 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!   2016 TMC Winter Retreat
  • Buddhism 101 Starts This Sunday! 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 ...
  • Announcing White Dzambhala and Achi practice weekly! 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 launches new YouTube Page! 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.   Please subscribe for the latest teachings from Khenpo Tsultrim and the Tibetan Meditation Center!
  • Phowa Monday, September 28, Lama Chöpa with Tsok next Sunday 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. ...
  • Uttaratantra Shastra teachings with Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin starts this Sunday! 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. ...
  • Introduction to Buddhism begins again November 1st! 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 ...
  • Interfaith Forum on Environmentalism July 7 Interfaith Forum on Environmentalism July 7
  • Spring Retreat! May 23-30 with Gyalpo Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin 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 ...
  • Khenpo teaching in Chile 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.
  • Khenpo Tsultrim’s new book now available Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin’s new book, Profound Protection: A Commentary on Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Seven Supplications to Tara, is now available.  This treatise is based upon the well-known text written by Lord Jigten Sumgon while on retreat.  His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche has said that this is one of the most precious texts and has himself distributed ...
  • Welcome home tea for Khenpo CANCELED Due to changes in Khenpo’s flight from India, he will not be arriving until Sunday  (March 8) evening so the 4:00 tea is canceled.   On March 22 we will be welcoming “graduating” members of the Introduction to Buddhism class to our 10:00 practice, followed by tea and cookies. Please join us then to welcome ...
  • Practice canceled 3/1 Due to weather- again- there will be no Lama Chopa and tsok practice today at TMC.  The Introduction to Buddhism class is also canceled in downtown Frederick.
  • NO PRACTICE OR INTRO TO BUDDHISM TODAY Sunday, February 22- Due to weather and road conditions, there will be no Sunday morning practice at TMC and no Introduction to Buddhism class at Frederick Meditation Center in downtown Frederick.
  • Losar 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 started at downtown location Many members of the local Frederick community turned up for the first class of Introduction to Buddhism, which started its eight week course on January 11 at the Frederick Meditation Center, 1 West Church Street, Frederick.  It is not too late to join us.
  • 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 ...
  • His Eminence Lho Ontul Rinpoche, Nov 21- 23 The Tibetan Meditation Center is very honored to host Rinpoche for this very auspicious empowerment and his teachings and healing blessing. More details and pre-registration information
  • 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 ...
  • Khenpo Tsultrim in Miami Khenpo Tsultrim has traveled to Miami at the request of practitioners in that area for teachings.  He will return to TMC on September 17.
  • 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 ...