Author Archives: Laura Roth

Week of March 4-10, 2019

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

 
Tuesday 3/5 7 PM Chenrezig & Amitabha sadhanas
 
Opener: Gena
 
Thursday 3/7 7 PM Powa practice (for qualified students who have had instruction)
 
Opener: Joan
 
Saturday 3/9 10 AM – noon & 2 – 4 PM  Dakpo Targyen class (qualified students only) Chapter 19, Thirteen Levels
Lama Zopa asks that you review the key points from Chapter 18 prior to class (see his email from 3/3 for notes)
 
Opener: Nelson
 
Sunday 3/10
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility meditation),  tonglen (compassion meditation) and walking meditation.  Please note that meditation instruction is available if needed.
  • 11:00 Lama Zopa teaching “What is the Nature of Mind?”
Opener: Mary Ann
 
Wishing all sentient beings health and happiness,
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
Awareness is the witness that differentiates various states of mind 
and notices the obstacles that arise.
 
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, XI
March 2019

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by Laura Roth

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

   March 3rd: Chenrezig

   March 10th: Medicine Buddha

   March 17th: Chenrezig

   March 24th: 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.)

   March 3rd: Laura Roth teaching: Four Dharmas of Gampopa

   March 10th: Lama Zopa teaching: What is the Nature of Mind?

   March 17th: Book Study: Interconnected, by Karmapa. Chapter 7, starting on p.140

   March 24th: Lama Zopa teaching: Who is Padmasambhava? Why is He Important? After the teaching, there will be an optional lunch out, then we will attend an exhibit on Padmasambhava at the Tang Museum at Skidmore (Saratoga Springs), arriving at 2pm. For more info, please contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:

   March 5th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

   March 12th: Guru Rinpoche Tsok ( bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm )

   March 19th: Green Tara Practice

   March 26th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

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

Saturday Programs:

   March 9th: Dakpo Targyen Class: 10am and 2pm . Five Paths (Chapter 18)  (Continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, please contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

   March 16th: 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 here .

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

 

February 25-March 3, 2019

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday 2/26 7 PM Green Tara sadhana
 
Opener: Gena
 
Sunday 3/3
  • 9 AM  Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:00 Teaching by Laura Roth “The Four Dharmas of Gampopa”
Opener: Fee Li
 
Wishing peace and happiness to all sentient beings,
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
Grant your blessings so that my mind may be one with the dharma.
Grant your blessings so that dharma may progress along the path.
Grant your blessings so that the path may clarify confusion.
Grant your blessings so that confusion may dawn as wisdom.
 
Gampopa

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday 2/19 no program at Doane Stuart.  Field trip to the Tang Museum at Skidmore college to see the exhibit on Padmasambava, the Second Buddha.  6 PM guest speaker, renowned contemporary Tibetan painter Pema Namdo Thaye
 
 
Sunday 2/24
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:00 book study “Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society
Wishing you a peaceful and happy week.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
When the centers of learning are destroyed and the hermitages burned down, 
when sacred words are traded like merchandise and murder can be exonerated for a price,…
when all of Tibet falls into pieces … 
when these occurrences take place, you will meet with my teachings and instructions.
 
The Lotus-Born, The Life Story of Padmasambhava, recorded by Yeshe Tsogyal
February News

Posted on February 11th, 2019 by Laura Roth

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 February 11-17, 2009

Posted on February 11th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 2/12  Cancelled due to impending snowstorm
 
Saturday 2/16
10 AM Ngondro practice for those currently doing the practice
Opener: Feeli
 
Sunday 2/17
  • 9 AM Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11 – 12 Teaching by Joan Atkins “The Ethical Foundation of Practice: The 10 Actions”
Opener: Joan
 
May all be safe and happy.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
Strive to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Week of Feb 4-10, 2019

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday 2/5 Losar Observance
 
7- 8 PM Green Tara sadhana
Snacks and tea following
Opener Gena
 
Thursday 7/5
 
7 – 8 PM Powa (qualified students only)
Opener: Mary Ann
 
Saturday 7/9 10 AM – 12 & 2 PM – 4 Dakpo Targyen class Five Paths, Chapter 18 (qualified students only)
Opener: Joan
 
Sunday 2/10 
  •  9 AM Medicine Buddha
  • 10:00  Meditation – shamata (calm abiding) and tonglen (compassion)
  • 11:00 Lama Zopa teaching “The Eight Verses of Mind Training”
Opener: Clare
 
Whenever I see ill-natured people,
Or those overwhelmed by heavy misdeeds or suffering,
I will cherish them as something rare,
As though I’d found a priceless treasure.
 
8 Verses for Training the Mind, Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054 – 1123)
February 2019

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Laura Roth

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

February 3rd: Chenrezig

February 10th: Medicine Buddha

February 17th: Chenrezig

February 24th: Medicine Buddha

Every Sunday at 10am:​ ​(45 minutes, followed by tea break)​:

Meditation: ​Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. (​Please arriveearly…practice begins promptly.)​ ​Free meditation instruction is available.

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

February 3rd: Video teaching: Karmapa: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (2 of 5)

February 10th: Lama Zopa teaching: Eight Verses of Mind Training

February 17th: Teaching: The Ethical Foundation of Practice: The 10 Actions (Joan Atkins)

February 24th:  Book Study: Interconnected, by Karmapa. Chapter 7

 

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:

February 5th: Losar Observance (special prayers), Green Tara Practice, Losar celebration with snacks at end.

February 12th: Guru Rinpoche Tsok (​bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm)​ 

February 19th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

February 26th: Green Tara Practice

 

Thursday, February 7th at 7pm:​ ​ Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday Programs:

February 9th: Dakpo Targyen Class: ​10am and 2pm​. Five Paths (Chapter 18). ​(Continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, please contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

February 16th: 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 here.

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

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Special Notice: Due to an anticipated snowstorm, the Chenrezig practice scheduled for Tuesday Jan 29 is cancelled.

January 26-February 2, 2019

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends.
 
Tuesday 1/29 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
 
Sunday 2/3
  • 9 AM Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (calm abiding meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 video teaching by the Karmapa “37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
Please note next Tuesday, 2/5 is Losar, the Tibetan New Year.  We will have Green Tara practice at 7 PM and special snacks to celebrate.  Also at 9 AM there will be a Green Tara puja at our monastery Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, in Woodstock, NY followed by a celebration luncheon.  All are welcome.  
Wishing you joy and good health always.
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
As long as samsara is not emptied, I will benefit beings appearing in a human body.
Bokar Rinpoche, Tara The Feminine Divine
January 2019

Posted on January 23rd, 2019 by Laura Roth

After our break December 19 to January 7, we are resuming our regular schedule. After his return from India and the Kagyu Monlam, Lama Zopa will be teaching on January 27 on the Nature of Mantra,

January 2019

Posted on January 23rd, 2019 by Laura Roth

Albany Karma Thegsum Chöling Schedule for January 2019

 **Please Note: We will be closed Sunday Jan. 6. We re-open Tuesday Jan. 8.**

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

January 13th: Medicine Buddha

January 20th: Chenrezig

January 27th: 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.)

January 13th: Book Study: “Interconnected” by Karmapa. Chapter 6: “Opening Heart and Mind”.

January 20th: Teaching: “The Ethical Foundation of Practice: The 10 Actions” (Joan

Atkins)

January 27th: Lama Zopa teaching: “Nature of Mantra”

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:

January 8th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

January 15th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

January 22nd: Green Tara Practice

January 29th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Thursday, January 10th at 7pm:​​Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday, January 19th at 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 here.

Questions & membership:  ktc.director@albanyktc.org

 

 

 

 

Week of January 21-27, 2019

Posted on January 21st, 2019 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday 1/22 7 PM Green Tara sadhana
Opener: Clare
 
Sunday 1/27
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata meditation (tranquility) & tonglen (compassion)
  • 11:00 Lama Zopa teaching “Nature of Mantra”
Opener: Nelson
 
 
Wishing you a wonderful week.  Please stay warm and safe.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
Do not examine the faults of others,
examine your own.
Do not expose the mistakes of others,
expose your own.
Quoted by Patrul Rinpoche in the Heart Essence Instructions
Week of December 18-24, 2018

Posted on December 18th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tuesday 12/18 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas 
(Opener Nelson)
 
Please note that this is our last program for 2018.  Our center will be closed until 1/8/19 when we reopen.  There are, however, some wonderful upcoming program offerings at KTD monastery in Woodstock NY.  Please go to their website at kagyu.org and click on Calendar.
 
May peace, joy and all goodness surround you during this auspicious time and throughout the upcoming new year.
 
Until we meet again,
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
As dark as this world may seem, 
We must be a bright torch in that darkness.  
As deceptive as the world my seem,
We must strive for goodness.
 
17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Week of December 12-18, 2018

Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

 
Tuesday 12/11 7 PM Green Tara sadhana (Opener Clare)
 
Saturday 12/15 10 AM – noon – Dakpo Targyen class w Lama Zopa for those enrolled
Holiday Party 4 PM – 7 email Nelson for directions (nelskent@gmail.com)
please bring a vegetarian dish to share
 
Sunday 12/16
  • 9:00 AM Medicine Buddha (Opener Nelson)
  • 10:00 shamata meditation (calm abiding) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 teaching by Lama Zopa “Why Do We Dedicate Merit?”

Wishing you a peaceful week ahead.

 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
The main point about being Buddhist 
is that we are trying to become better people….
being a Buddhist involves making changes to the flaws in our personality.
 
The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Freedom Through Meditatio
December 2018

Posted on December 2nd, 2018 by Laura Roth

**Please Note: We will be closed from December 19 through January 7.**

Holiday Party​​: ​​Dec. 15, 4-7 pm.​​ Please bring a vegetarian dish to share or snacks. Location: Marilyn’s house (for directions, email nelskent@gmail.com)

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

December 2nd: Medicine Buddha

   December 9th: Chenrezig

December 16th:  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.)

December 2nd: Qi Gong (taught by Clare Lowery).

December 9th: Video teaching: Karmapa: “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” (1 of 5).

December 16th:  Lama Zopa teaching: “Why Do We Dedicate Merit?”

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:

 December 4th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

   December 11th: Green Tara Practice

December 18th: Guru Rinpoche Tsok (​bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm)​

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

Saturday Programs:

December 15th: Dakpo Targyen class: 10am – noon. ​(continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, please contact ​ktc.director@albanyktc.org​)

December 15th: Holiday Party 4-7 pm (see above).

Sunday, December 16th at 2pm: Dakpo Targyen class: 2 – 4 pm. ​(continuing series in progress for those already registered.)

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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 (including cancellations), please see (and subscribe to) our Google calendar ​here​​.

Our website:​ ​​http://albanyktc.org/ ​Questions & membership: ktc.director@albanyktc.org

Albany KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Study Center, meeting at Doane Stuart School, 199 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144

Posted on December 2nd, 2018 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday 12/4 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha practice
 
Sunday 12/9
  • 9 AM Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata meditation (tranquility) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11- noon video Karmapa teaching “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva”, (Part 1 of 5)
 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mark your calendars!!
Holiday Party: 
Dec. 15, 4-7 pm. 
Location: Marilyn’s house 
(for directions, email nelskent@gmail.com)
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share or snacks.
 
 
All suffering comes from wanting happiness for ourselves; Perfect buddhas arise from the intention to benefit others.  Therefore, to truly exchange our happiness for the suffering of others is the pratice of a bodhisattva.
 
Ngulchu Thogme Zanpo, The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
Week of November 26-December 2, 2018

Posted on November 26th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends,
 
Tuesday 11/27 7 – 8 PM Green Tara sadhana
(Opener Clare)
 
Saturday 12/1 10 AM – 11 Ngondro practice (for those currently doing the practice)
(Opener Fee Li)
 
Sunday 12/2 (Opener Clare)
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata meditation (tranquility) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 Qi Gong exercise (taught by Clare Lowery)
Wishing you a peaceful and harmonious week.
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
Societies take the distinction between masculine and feminine qualities very seriously indeed. Whole industries reinforce gender ideals, such as for example, boys should be brave and girls should be sensitive.  Society promotes the idea that people with Y chromosomes should exhibit only “masculine qualities”, and people with X chromosomes should exhibit “feminine qualities”.  This holds us back, limiting men and women to socially constructed boxes and causing a great deal of suffering for everyone…What matters to me is being able to connect with others heart to heart, with real feeling. What I value is the ability to speak from my heart, and to be tender and caring.  Certainly these are the qualities I aspire to have.  It does not strike me as at all relevant whether they are categorized as feminine or masculine.
 
– the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, from “The Heart is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out”
Week of November 19-25, 2018

Posted on November 19th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 
Tuesday 11/20 7 – 8 PM Chenrezig & Amitabha sadhanas (Opener Gena)
 
Saturday 11/24 10 AM – noon and 2PM – 4 
Dakpo Targyen class, Chapter 17 (qualified students) (Opener Nelson)
 
Sunday 11/25 (Opener Mary Ann)
  • 9 AM Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11- 12 Lama Zopa teaching “Why Do We Request Teachings?”
  • 2:00 Phowa teaching by Lama Zopa (qualified students only)
Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.
 
May all beings be free and happy, including turkeys!
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan

We have complete freedom to eat meat or not….The reasons to be vegetarian are realistic and sensible, and based on long-term thinking. When we think seriously about the impact that our food practices have on our body, on the environment and on the animals themselves, it is clear that logic supports abstaining from eating meat.

If you decide you want to try to stop eating meat, you can fortify yourself in this way with reason. Empower your mind, and take responsibility for your body. Exercise your wisdom, strengthen your resolve and let your mind take good care of your body.


17th Karmapa

Week of November 12-18, 2018

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,
 

Tuesday 11/13 6:45 PM Guru Rinpoche Tsok   A tsok is a powerful purification practice where we chant and make offerings to Guru Rinpoche and other wisdom deities.  After making the offerings we too partake in the feast.  If you would like to participate, kindly bring a vegetarian snack or non alcoholic beverage to share.     

 
Sunday 11/18 
  • 9 AM – Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (calm abiding meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 Book Study “Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society” by the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Wishing you a peaceful week ahead.  
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
 
As dark as this world may seem,
We must be a bright torch in that darkness.
As deceptive as this world may seem,
We must strive for goodness.
 
17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Week of

Posted on November 6th, 2018 by Laura Roth

**Tuesday 11/6 Election Day.  Please vote!**

7PM: Green Tara Practice (Gena Opening)
 
Thursday 11/8 7 PM Phowa – qualified students only
(Joan Opening)
 
Friday 11/9 7PM – 8:30 Webcast teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche on Devi Mahashri Palchen, a peaceful form of a dharma protector. Rinpoche will teach about her story and her retinue and outline the benefits of this practice.  (FeeLi Opening)
 
Saturday 11/10 Webcast teaching continued 
(Nelson Opening)
  • 10:30 AM – noon
  • 3:30 PM – 5
Sunday 11/11 (Nelson Opening)
  • 9 AM – Chenrezig practice
  • 10:30 – noon Webcast teaching continued
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 Webcast teaching continued
Wishing you a lovely week ahead.
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
November Programs

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Laura Roth

Special Teaching November 9-11:   Webcast teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche on Devi Mahashri Lhamo Palchen.   5 sessions: Friday 7pm, Sat. 10:30am & 3:30pm, Sun. 10:30am & 2:30pm. Webcasting exclusively to KTC centers. More details at KTD calendar.

November 13th:     Guru Rinpoche Tsok (bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm)

November 2018

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Laura Roth

Special Teaching November 9-11:   Webcast teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche on Devi Mahashri Lhamo Palchen.   5 sessions: Friday 7pm, Sat. 10:30am & 3:30pm, Sun. 10:30am & 2:30pm. Webcasting exclusively to KTC centers. More details at KTD calendar.

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

November 4th:      Medicine Buddha

November 11th:      Chenrezig

November 18th:      Medicine Buddha

November 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.)

November 4th:   Teaching: “The Life of the Buddha” Part 2, by Joan Atkins.

November 11th:   Webcast teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche on Devi Mahashri Lhamo Palchen (part of a 5 session weekend program – see above for details)

November 18th:   Book Study: “Interconnected”, by Karmapa. Chapter TBA

November 25th:   Lama Zopa teaching: “Why Do We Request Teachings?”

Sunday, November 25th at 2pm:         Lama Zopa teaching on Phowa practice (qualified students only).

Tuesday Programs at 7pm:

November 6th:         Green Tara Practice

November 13th:     Guru Rinpoche Tsok (bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm)

November 20th:     Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

November 27th:         Green Tara Practice

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

Saturday Programs:

November 10th:     10:30am & 3:30pm: Webcast teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche (part of a 5 session weekend program – see above for details)

November 17th:         10am: Ngondro practice (qualified students only)

November 24th:     Dakpo Targyen class: 10am and 2pm (continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, please contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.   This schedule is subject to change.   For the latest information (including cancellations), please see (and subscribe to) our Google calendar here.        Questions & membership: ktc.director@albanyktc.org or  (518) 966-7736

 

Week of October 29-November 4, 2018

Posted on October 30th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends,

 
Tuesday 10/30 7 PM Chenrezig & Amitabha sadhanas
 
Sunday 11/4
  • 9 AM Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:00 Get Fit with Qi Gong led by Clare Lowery
Wishing you a blessed week ahead.  
 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
True compassion is not just an emotional response 
but a firm commitment founded on reason. 
Therefore, our compassion for others does not change
 even if they behave negatively. 
Our feelings of responsibility for others 
gives rise to a wish to help them actively overcome their problems.
HH The Dalai Lama, September 2014, Facebook