Author Archives: Laura Roth

August 5-11, 2019

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 

Tuesday 8/6 

7- 8 PM Chenrezig and  Amitabha sadhanas

Opener: Mary Ann
Thursday 8/8
7 – 8 PM Phowa practice (qualified students only)
Opener: Joan
Saturday 8/10 
7 – 8 PM Ngondro practice (qualified students only)
Opener: FeeLi
Sunday 8/11
  • 9 AM Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata and tonglen meditation (tranquility and compassion)
  • 11:00 Book Study “Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society” by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Opener: FeeLi
Thought for the week:
 
It is a common experience when watching the news on the TV or computer screen to feel that all the suffering we see is being transmitted to us, making us suffer ourselves……
The damage is not done by the news of suffering.  The real damage is done by our own hardening of heart to that suffering.  We harm ourselves when we close ourselves off from others. This makes it especially important that we actively work to keep our mind and heart open, for our own sake and for the benefit of others.
 
from “Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society” by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje   
Yours in the Dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
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August 2019

Posted on August 2nd, 2019 by Laura Roth

Albany Karma Thegsum Chöling Schedule for August 2019

Picnic: Sunday August 4: Meet at noon at Mohawk River Park, 71 Schermerhorn Rd.,  Latham. (Carpooling also available from our center at 11 am, after meditation). Kindly bring a  vegetarian dish, snack, dessert or non-alcoholic beverage to share. ( Rain location is our center at Doane Stuart School. Please check your email for last minute rain notification. )

Sunday Practices at 9am: (45 minutes. Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)

   August 4th: Medicine Buddha

   August 11th: Chenrezig

   August 18th: Medicine Buddha

   August 25th: Chenrezig

Every Sunday at 10am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break): Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. ( Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.) Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11am: (1 hour. Please arrive early…program begins promptly.)

    August 4th: No program. Picnic at noon. See top of page.

   August 11th: Book Study: Read aloud/discussion: “Interconnected”, by Karmapa, Chapter 9

    August 18th: Laura Roth teaching: Mind Training Root Verses (Part 2)

    August 25th: Video teaching: (subject TBD)

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:

    August 6th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

    August 13th: Green Tara Practice

    August 20th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

    August 27th: Green Tara Practice

Thursday, August 8th at 7pm: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday, August 10 at 10 am: Ngondro practice (qualified students only)

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Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. This schedule is subject to change. For the latest information anytime (including cancellations), please see and subscribe to our Google calendar.

 Facebook: @AlbanyKarmaThegsumCholing. Questions & membership: ktc.director@albanyktc.org

 

Week of July 29-August 4

Posted on July 30th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 

Tuesday 8/30 7 PM Green Tara sadhana

(Opener: Nelson)

Sunday 9/4
(Opener: Clare)
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • Picnic: Sunday August 4:   Meet at noon at Mohawk River Park, 71 Schermerhorn Rd., Latham. (Carpooling also available from our center at 11 am, after meditation). Kindly bring a vegetarian dish, snack, dessert or non-alcoholic beverage to share. (Rain location is our center at Doane Stuart School. Please check your email for last minute rain notification.)
May all beings be happy!
Picnic!

Posted on July 22nd, 2019 by Laura Roth

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  KTC ANNUAL PICNIC🍉🌽
When: Sunday August 4, at 12 noon.
Where:  Town of Colonie Mohawk River Park,  71 Schermerhorn Rd., Latham  
  • Picnic: Sunday August 4:   Meet at noon at Mohawk River Park, 71 Schermerhorn Rd., Latham. (Carpooling also available from our center at 11 am, after meditation). Kindly bring a vegetarian dish, snack, dessert or non-alcoholic beverage to share. (Rain location is our center at Doane Stuart School. Please check your email for last minute rain notification.)
Week of July 22-28, 2019

Posted on July 22nd, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tuesday, 7/23 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
Opener: Clare
Sunday 7/28 
9 AM – 9:45 Chenrezig sadhana
10:00 – 10:45 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
11:00 – 12:00 Video teaching by the Karmapa “37 Practices of a Bodhisattva) Part 5
Opener: Joan
Thought for the week:
Happiness doesn’t mean never feeling sad or distressed; 
rather, it is reflective of a general optimism toward ourselves and others.
 
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, from the book The Practice of Lojong: Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind
Wishing you well being and happiness always,
Yours in the Dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  KTC ANNUAL PICNIC🍉🌽
When: Sunday August 4, after meditation and teaching session
Where:  Town of Colonie Mohawk River Park,  71 Schermerhorn Rd., Latham  
Kindly bring a vegetarian dish, snack, dessert or non-alcholic beverage to share.
july Event

Posted on July 16th, 2019 by Laura Roth

We are happy to announce the visit of Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin on July 20-21. He will teach on the Medicine Buddha practice. See schedule on “This week’s teaching”

Week of July 15-21, 2019

Posted on July 16th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday, 7/16 7 PM Green Tara practice
 
Saturday 7/20 and Sunday 7/21 Albany KTC is pleased to offer a special teaching on:
 
Medicine Buddha: Sutra, Empowerment and Practice
 
Taught by Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin; Translator, Khenpo Sangye Trinley
 
Saturday 7/20 Teaching: 
  • 10 AM – 12 
  • 2:30 PM – 4:30  
Sunday 7/21
  • 10 AM – 12  Empowerment
  • 2:30PM – 4:30 Practice
The Medicine Buddha Sutra was taught by the Buddha in Vaisala, India, to a large gathering of monks, nuns and Bodhsattvas.  The practice of Medicine Buddha or Sangye Menla was brought to Tibet by Shantarakshita (8th Century CE) and spread widely by Atisha (11th Century CE).  This Mahayana practice is about healing oneself and others of sickness, which ultimately arises from our kleshas or negative mental patterns.
 
Suggested Donation $20 per session ($15 for members) but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
 
 
I hope you can join us for this special teaching and practice.  Wishing you peace, happiness and excellent health and well being.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
Week of July 8-14, 2019

Posted on July 8th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 7/9/18 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana

Saturday 7/13 10 AM Ngondro practice

Sunday 7/14 

  • 9 AMChenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00Laura Roth teaching:  Mind Training Root Verses

May you have a blessed and beautiful week.

Yours in the Dharma

Mary Ann Duncan

In everything I do, I will watch my mind.

As soon as afflictions arise,

I will face them squarely and turn them around,

For they endanger others and myself as well.

The Eight Verses on Training the Mind by Geshe Langri Thangpa, 1054 – 1123

Mark your Calendars: 7/20 & 21
Medicine Buddha Sutra &
Empowerment
 
BY: KHENPO UGYEN & KHENPO SANGYE TRINLEY 
4 sessions:  10 AM – 12 Noon and 2:30 PM – 4:30
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July 2019

Posted on July 7th, 2019 by Laura Roth

 

Visiting Teacher July 20-21: Khenpo Ugyen teaches on Medicine Buddha: Sutra,

Empowerment, and Practice. Translation by Khenpo Sangye Trinley. 4 sessions: Sat. 10:00am

& 2:30pm Sutra, Sun. 10:00am Empowerment, Sunday 2:30pm Practice

Sunday Practices at 9am: (45 minutes. Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)

July 7th: Medicine Buddha

July 14th: Chenrezig

July 21st: No practice (Medicine Buddha Empowerment starts at 10 am )

July 30th: Chenrezig

Every Sunday (except 7/21) at 10am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break) :

Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. ( Please arrive

early…practice begins promptly.) Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11am: (1 hour. Please arrive early…program begins promptly.)

July 7th: Book Study: Group reading & discussion: “Interconnected” by Karmapa

July 14th: Laura Roth teaching: Mind Training Root Verses

July 21st: Khenpo Ugyen: Medicine Buddha Empowerment: 10am to noon .

Refuge will be offered first for those who wish it.

July 28th: Video teaching: Karmapa: “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” (4 of 5)

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:

July 2nd: Green Tara Practice

July 9th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

July 16th: Green Tara Practice

July 23rd: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

July 30th: Green Tara Practice

Saturday Programs:

July 13th: 10am : Ngondro practice (qualified students only)

July 20th: 10am & 2:30pm: Teachings of Medicine Buddha Sutra by Khenpo Ugyen

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Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. This schedule is subject to change.

For the latest information anytime (including cancellations), please see and subscribe to our Google calendar.

Facebook: @AlbanyKarmaThegsumCholing.  Questions & membership: ktc.director@albanyktc.org

 

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 by Laura Roth

Tuesday 7/2 7 PM Green Tara sadhana
 
Opener Clare
 
Sunday 7/7
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 Book study “Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society”
Opener Nelson
 
Wishing you a safe, happy and peaceful Fourth of July🗽🎆  
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
Only freedom developed on the basis of a realistic view of who we are and how we relate to others can be authentic and extended universally to all.  If we acknowledge our interdependence, and take into account the vast networks of interconnections in which our lives and actions are embedded, we will find that our own freedom is inseparable from the freedom of all other people.  When we truly appreciate this fact, we experience interdependent freedom – a freedom that does not detract from others’ freedom.  This is the freedom that we can all enjoy together without conflict.
 
“Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society” The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

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Mark your Calendars: 7/20 & 21
Medicine Buddha Sutra &
Empowerment
 
BY: KHENPO UGYEN & KHENPO SANGYE TRINLEY 
4 sessions:  10 AM – 12 Noon and 2:30 PM – 4:30
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Albany KTC meets at Doane Stuart School
199 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
 
Park in Forbes Avenue side parking lot.  Enter at second set of doors, left at top of stairs  


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Week of June 24-30, 2019

Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 

Tuesday 6/25 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana

Opener: Clare
 
Sunday 6/30
  • 9 AM – Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 – shamata meditation (tranquility) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 – video teaching: Karmapa: ” 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva”
Opener: Clare
 
Wishing you a peaceful week ahead.  
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
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Mark your Calendars: 7/20 & 21
Medicine Buddha Sutra &
Empowerment
 
BY: KHENPO UGYEN & KHENPO SANGYE TRINLEY 
_____________________________________________________________________
Week of June 17-23, 2019

Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Tuesday 6/18 7 PM: 
 
7 PM Green Tara sadhana
Opener:  FeeLi
Sunday 6/23
  • 9 AM   Medicine Buddha practice
  • 10:00  shamata meditation (tranquility) and tonglen (compassion)
  • 11:00  Joan Atkins teaching “Overview of Mind Training (Lojong)
Opener: Mary Ann
Special Event at KTD Monastery:  Saturday 6/22 10 AM – 12 noon come celebrate Karmapa’s Birthday with long life prayers, joyful practice and smoke offerings to the gurus, yidams, dakas, dakinis, protectors, nagas and local deities in order to give thanks, remove obstacles and increase favorable conditions for Karmapa’s birthday.
Wishing all sentient beings, peace, happiness and well being.
Yours in the Dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
Week of June 10-16 2019

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 6/11 7 PM Chenrezig & Amitabha practice
 
Opener: Clare
 
Saturday 6/15 Dakpo Targyen class (qualified students)
  • 10 AM – 12
  • 2 PM – 4 PM
Opener Nelson
 
Sunday 6/16 Father’s Day!
  • 9 AM Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata meditation (tranquility) & tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:00 teaching by Lama Zopa “Who is Padmasambavha and Why is He Important” 
Opener: Fee Li
 
Wishing you a blessed and peaceful week ahead.
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
The essence of meditation is awareness.  If we lose our awareness, we are not meditating. 
Awareness is like a crystal or mirror that reflects different colors and angles: 
forms, sounds and feelings are different aspects of awareness and exist within awareness.
 
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche In Love With the World   
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Week of June 3-9, 2019

Posted on June 6th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Tuesday 6/4 7 PM Green Tara sadhana
Opener: Joan
 
Thursday 6/6 7 PM Phowa practice (for those who have had training)
Opener: Joan
 
Sunday 6/9
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10 shamata and tonglen meditation (tranquility & compassion)
  • 11 Book study “Interconnected” by Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Drodul
Opener: Nelson
 
Mark Your Calendars!! Upcoming Events:
 
6/15 Dakpo Targyen class
6/16 Lama Zopa teaching: “Who is Padmasambhava?  Why is He Important?”
 
 
Wishing you a peaceful, happy and meaningful week ahead.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
 
Do not examine the fault of others, examine your own . Do not expose the mistakes of others, expose your own. 
 
Patrul Rinpoche, Heart Essence Instructions

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June 2019

Posted on May 30th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Sunday Practices at 9am: (45 minutes. Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)
  June 2nd: Chenrezig
  June 9th: Medicine Buddha
  June 16th: Chenrezig
  June 23rd: Medicine Buddha
  June 30th: Chenrezig

Every Sunday at 10am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break):
Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. (Please arrive
early…practice begins promptly.) Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11am: (1 hour. Please arrive early…program begins promptly.)
  June 2nd: Video teaching: Karmapa: “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” (3 of 5)
  June 9th: Book Study: “Interconnected”, by Karmapa

  June 16th: Lama Zopa teaching: Who is Padmasambhava? Why is He Important?
  June 23rd: Joan Atkins teaching: Overview of mind training (Lojong)
  June 30th: Video teaching: Karmapa: “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” (4 of 5)

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:
  June 4th: Green Tara Practice
  June 11th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice
  June 18th: Green Tara Practice
  June 25th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Thursday, June 6th at 7pm: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday Programs:
  June 1st: 9:30am: Ngondro practice (qualified students only)
  June 15th: Dakpo Targyen Class: 10am and 2pm. Chapter 19: The Bodhisattva Levels
(Bhumi). (Continuing series in progress for those already registered.)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. This schedule is subject to change.
For the latest information anytime (including cancellations), please see and subscribe to our Google calendar.

Facebook: @AlbanyKarmaThegsumCholing. Questions & membership: ktc.director@albanyktc.org

 

 

Week of May 27 to June 2, 2019

Posted on May 27th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Tuesday 5/28 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
 
Opener: Mary Ann
 
Saturday 6/1 9:30 AM Ngondro practice
 
Opener:  Feeli
Sunday 6/2
  • 9 AM Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10 shamata and tonglen meditation (tranquility & compassion)
  • 11 video teaching by Karmapa “37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” 
Mark Your Calendars!! Upcoming Events:
 
6/15 Dakpo Targyen class
6/16 Lama Zopa teaching: “Who is Padmasambhava?  Why is He Important?”
 
Wishing you a peaceful, happy and meaningful week ahead.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
What makes an action positive or negative?  Not how it looks, not whether it is big or small, 
but it is the positive or negative motivation that is behind it.
 
Patrul Rinpoche, “Words of My Perfect Teacher”
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Week of May 19-25, 2019

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Laura Roth

Tuesday 5/21 7 PM Green Tara sadhana
 
Thursday 5/23 
Executive Committee Meeting 6:30 – 8:30 PM
 
Sunday 5/26
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata meditation (tranquility) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 Kangyur dedication with Lama Karma and Lama Zopa.
Wishing you a lovely and peaceful Memorial Day weekend.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
Words of the Buddha, the scriptures, are actually deeply considered more precious than the image of the Buddha.  The Buddha himself prophesied that in times of degeneration he will appear as a teacher in the form of scriptures.  Scriptures teach us the Dharma.  
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
May Events

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Sunday 5/26 11 AM  Installation of the Kangyur (Words of the Buddha) Complete collection of the Buddha’s teachings.  All are welcomed.
The Tang Museum at Skidmore College is presenting an exhibit of Tibetan art entitled The Second Buddha: Master of Time, related to Padmasambhava, the Tantric Master who established Buddhism in Tibet, from Feb 9 to May 19.The museum is open noon to 5 PM most days, closed on Mondays, and open till 9 PM Thursdays.  More information at tang.skidmore.edu.
Week of May 13-19, 2019

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Tuesday 5/14 7 PM Chenrezig & Amitabha sadhana 

Opener:  Clare or Joan
 
Saturday 5/18 10 AM Ngondro practice  (qualified students only)
 
Opener: Fee Li
 
Sunday 5/19 
  • 9 AM Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 Members meeting (All members are invited and encouraged to attend)

Opener: Mary Ann

Upcoming Event:
 
Sunday 5/26 11 AM  Installation of the Kangyur (Words of the Buddha) Complete collection of the Buddha’s teachings.  All are welcomed.
Wishing you a blessed week ahead.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan

 

Chenrezig is within us because love and compassion are not qualities added to the mind.  These qualities are part of the awakened state even if for the moment this state exists only as a potential for us.

Bokar Rinpoche,  Chenrezig Lord of Love

May 2019

Posted on May 2nd, 2019 by Laura Roth

Sunday Practices at 9am: (45 minutes. Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)
  May 5th: ALBANY KTC WILL BE CLOSED
  May 12th: Medicine Buddha
  May 19th: Chenrezig
  May 26th: Medicine Buddha 

Every Sunday at 10am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break):Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. (Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.) Free meditation. instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11am: (1 hour. Please arrive early…program begins promptly.)
  May 5th: ALBANY KTC WILL BE CLOSED
  May 12th: Laura Roth teaching: Sending and Receiving meditation (Tonglen in Tibetan), how to generate compassion.

  May 19th: Members meeting (non-members also welcome)
  May 26th: Installation & Dedication of Kangyur with Lama Karma Drodul and Lama Zopa…
including a brief teaching. The Kangyur is the text of the complete words of the Buddha, in
Tibetan pecha form. This will become an essential part of Albany KTC’s shrine, completing
representations of Buddha, Dharma (the Kangyur), and Sangha.

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:
  May 7th: Green Tara Practice
  May 14th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice
  May 21st: Green Tara Practice
  May 28th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday Programs:
  May 11th: Dakpo Targyen Class: 10am and 2pm. Chapter 19: The Bodhisattva Levels
(Bhumi). (Continuing series in progress for those already registered.)

  May 18th: 10am: Ngondro practice (qualified students only)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. This schedule is subject to change. For the latest information anytime (including cancellations), please see and subscribe to our Google calendar.

Facebook: @AlbanyKarmaThegsumCholing. Questions & membership: ktc.director@albanyktc.org

Week of April 29 – May 5, 2019

Posted on April 30th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends,
 
Tuesday 4/30/19
 10:00 AM Lama Zopa will give a talk to students and faculty at Doane Stuart 
 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
 
 
Thursday 5/2 7 PM Phowa practice  (qualified students only)
 
 
Sunday 5/5 ALBANY KTC WILL BE CLOSED.   
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
Devotion is the shortest way to quickly realize the ultimate nature.
 
 !7th Karmapa
Week of April 22-28, 2019

Posted on April 23rd, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday 4/23 7 PM Green Tara sadhana
Opener: Clare
 
Saturday 4/27 10 AM – 3  In celebration of Earth Day, please join KTD Khenpos and Lamas at Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, 94 Schoolhouse Road, West Lebanon, NY 12195.
 
Sunday 4/28 We are pleased to welcome our special visiting guests from the Unitarian Universalists
  • 9:00 Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:00 teaching by Joan Atkins
Opener: Joan
 
Although the earth’s resources have natural limits, our own greed has no natural boundaries and so we must learn to limit our desire ourselves.  We must do this not only to protect the planet but to find a way to share earth’s bounty fairly among all living beings.  A life based on pursuing things is fundamentally unsatisfying. As the Buddha said, chasing our desires is like drinking salty water. The more we drink, the thirstier we become.
 
The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje,  Friends-of-the-Karmapa-Austria.net
Week of April 15-21

Posted on April 15th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday 4/16 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
Opener – Gena
 
Thursday 4/18  7PM Phowa practice (qualified students only)
Opener – Joan
 
Saturday 4/20 10 AM Ngondro practice (for those who are currently doing Ngondro)
Opener – Fee Li
 
Sunday 4/21
  • 9 AM  Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:00 Book Study “Interconnected” by the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
 Opener:  Fee Li
 
Wishing all sentient beings peace, happiness and good health.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
How could we practice patience if there was no one who made us angry?  It is the harm caused by enemies and obstacle makers that gives us the opportunity to develop patience.
 
Patrul Rinpoche, Words of My Perfect Teacher
Week of April 8-14, 2019

Posted on April 8th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
I hope you can join us this weekend (4/12 – 4/14) for a special webcast teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche on “Loving Kindness and Compassion” See times below.

 
Tuesday 4/9 7 PM Green Tara sadhana
 
Friday 4/12 7 PM – 8:30 Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche webcast teaching “Loving Kindness and Compassion”
 
Saturday 4/13 Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche webcast teaching continued “Loving Kindness and Compassion”
  • 10:30 AM – 12 noon 
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Sunday 4/14 Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche webcast teaching continued “Loving Kindness and Compassion”
  • 9:00 – Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:30 AM – 12 noon Webcast teaching continued
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 Webcast teaching continued
 
Hope to see you at the teaching!
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
The roots of Buddhist practice are loving kindness and compassion. Everybody can practice love and compassion but it is important that we do so in an impartial way. Our compassion must have a broad focus, not only including ourselves, but all sentient beings.
 
The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Heart Advice of the Karmapa