Highlights for July 2015

Posted on July 1st, 2015 by Laura Roth

Regular Schedule

Sunday: 9AM Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

10AM Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)

11:15AM Teaching or other program

Tuesday 7PM: First, Third, and Fifth Tuesdays Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Second, Fourth Tuesdays 7-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls

Special Events:

On Saturday, July 4th, at noon, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s 92nd Birthday will be celebrated at KTD with a party feast, birthday cake, and sangha offerings. All are welcome. For meal planning purposes, please let the monastery know if you plan on coming (845-679-5906 x3).

On Saturday, July 11th, we will hold a Long Green Tara practice starting at 9:30AM. Please do not eat meat before the practice.

On Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, we will show the webcast of Khenpo Karthar’s teaching on Nyungne, Part 2. Friday, 7 to 8:30pm and Saturday, 10:30am to noon and 3:30 to 5pm.

On the weekend of July 24 – 26, Lama Lodro Lhamo will begin her Green Tara teaching/retreat at KTD. She will be focusing on the text, ritual, chanting, music, and tormas over the weekend. This is a great opportunity for those who have expressed an interest in learning these areas. For the remainder of the retreat, from Monday, the 27th, to Wednesday, the 29th, Lama Lodro Lhamo will lead Green Tara practice sessions.

On Sunday, August 2nd, instead of a teaching, we will hold our Summer Picnic at Colonie Town Park. Save the date!

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM:

July 5th: We will show a video teaching by the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

July 12th: Member’s Meeting will be held instead of a teaching. All are encouraged to attend.

July 19th: Lama Zopa will continue his teaching on the Karma Kagyu lineage masters.

July 26th: Continuation of the book study, Into the Heart of Life, by Tenzin Palmo, chap. 4. Session facilitator TBA.

August 2nd: KTC Summer Picnic at Colonie Town Park.

Please note: Lama Zopa is available for scheduled interviews to answer questions and give advice regarding personal practice. He will be available from July 6 to July 20th and from July 28 to the end of the month. To schedule an interview, please call Joan Atkins at 872-1629.

Also Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.