This Week’s Schedule

What’s going on this week at Albany KTC!

Week of May 22-29, 2017

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 5/23/17 7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana and Confession of Downfalls
Sunday 5/28/17
  • 9 – 9:45 Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10-10:45 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11 – 12 Book study group Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva, chapter 8, Meditation
Mark your calendars
6/3 Change your Mind Day 1-6 PM Unitarian Church 405 Washington Avenue, Albany
Lama Zopa will be presenting 2 Dharma talks and there will be many workshops on meditation, mindfulness, Yoga and more.  We hope to see you there!
Wishing you peace, happiness and well-being always,
Yours in the dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
 
With gentleness, overcome anger.
With generosity, overcome meanness.
With truth, overcome deceit.
 
from the Dhammapada The Sayings of the Buddha
 


Week of May 15-21, 2017

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 5/16/17 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
 
Sunday 5/21
  • 9 – 9:45  Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10 – 10:45  shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11 – 12 Lama Zopa will teach on Demystifying the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig

Please note we are trying to streamline our schedule so that we finish by 12 noon and have, therefore, shortened each session.   

Wishing you all happiness.
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 

Just look within to the virtuous thoughts you have had, and you will always find a reason to love yourself.  Take joy in your sincere intentions.  Everything starts with an intention.  If you have been able to have beautiful aspirations, these aspirations will always be part of you, a beautiful part.

– The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje –

 

Week of May 8-14, 2017

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday May 9 7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana, Confession of Downfalls

Saturday 5/13  we will be participating in the Tulip Fest, in Washington Park, Albany, from 11AM-6PM.  Also on Sunday, same hours.  Please join us.

Sunday 5/14   Happy Mothers Day!

  • 9 Chenrezig sadhana
  • 10 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)

Please Note:   there will be no teaching at 11. Come see us at the Tulip Fest instead! Bring your Mom!

Wishing you a lovely week ahead and always.

Yours In the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

The most exalted example Buddhists use to explain compassion is motherhood. Consider all that your mother probably has done for you since the time you were conceived – carrying you for 9 months, experiencing the hardship of labor and birth, feeding and clothing you, taking care of all your needs, and worrying about you long after you reach adulthood. Most mothers never stop caring unconditionally for their children.  Regardless of whether one believes in reincarnation or not, one can suppose that all living beings are like mothers to us.  The food that appears before us at dinner was grown, packaged and prepared by people we probably do not know.  The clothes we are wearing were produced by people we probably will never meet.  Yet we are benefiting from their hopes, dreams and labor.  Plants, animals and raw materials have all been used to provide us these things.  This is the interdependence that characterizes life – no one thing exists by itself alone, or can survive alone.  We are all part of one world ecology and the world is extremely compassionate to us. 

The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Walking the Path of Environmental Buddhism through Compassion and Emptiness 

Week of May 1-7

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 5/2/17 7 PM Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok, an offering of the 5 sense pleasures to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings, in which we share. Please bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic drink to share. All are welcome.Prep 6:30 PM

Special Weekend Webcast teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche  

“The Benefits of Chorten”

  • Friday 5/5     7 PM – 8:30 
  • Saturday 5/6 10:30 AM – noon and 3:30 – 5 PM
  • Sunday 5/7    10:30 AM – noon and 2:30 – 4 PM

Chorten is the Tibetan word for stupa. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will teach about the preciousness and meaning of chorten, stories about chorten, the categories of chorten, and how we practice with chorten, including teachings on the benefits of circumambulations.

We hope you can join us for this special weekend teaching.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

…Generosity doesn’t have to do with outer things; it is inner…  It depends upon how we think.  It is a state of mind that really wants to help others through giving.…  It is the feeling of readiness to do whatever we can to help someone by giving him or her whatever they need. So, whether or not we actually have the opportunity to give or not is not so important.  What is important is our pure motivation.

Excerpt from: Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Thrangu Rinpoche

Donations for teachings are always appreciated!

Week of April 24-30

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 4/25 7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana and Confession of Downfalls

Sunday 4/30

  • 9 AMChenrezig sadhana
  • 10 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15Lama Zopa teaching “The Five Buddha Families”

Wishing you a blessed and happy week ahead.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

 

The purpose of the Buddha’s teaching is to bring well-being and happiness to others.

Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok, A Harmonious Path for Buddhist Communities

 

Week of April 17-23, 2017

Posted on April 18th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 4/18/17 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
 
Sunday 4/23  Happy Earth Day!
 
  • 9AM – 10:30 Chenrezig/Amitabha sadhana and shortened meditation practice.
  • 10:30 Field trip to KTD monastery in Woodstock for Earth Day celebrations.  Car pooling from Doane Stuart, meet in the parking lot.  See attached schedule for all Earth Day events at KTD Friday 4/21Sunday 4/23.
Hope to see you there! 
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 

 

We as Buddhists believe that benefiting others is an act of kindness….Taking care of the environment and nature is also a very important act of kindness that can benefit many humans and animals alike in the future.    The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

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Week of April 10-16, 2017

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 4/11 at 7 PM  Short Green Tara sadhana and Confession of Downfalls

Saturday 4/15 9:30 AM Ngondro group practice for those currently doing Ngondro.

Sunday 4/16

  • 9 AM Chenrezig and Amitabha practice
  • 10 Shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Book study, read and discuss Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva, Chapter 7, Diligence

May your mind be filled with gentle thoughts of love and compassion.

Yours in the Dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

With patience I will strive with diligence.

For in such diligence enlightenment is found.

If no wind blows, then nothing stirs,

And neither is there merit without diligence.

Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

 

 

 

Week of April 3-9, 2017

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 4/4 7 PM Guru Rinpoche Tsok. Set up at 6:30 A tsok is a powerful purification ritual of chanting, prayer and food offerings.  Kindly consider bringing a snack to share such as fruit, crackers, cookies, sweets or nonalcoholic beverage.

SPECIAL WEEKEND TEACHING with Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin

 Saturday 4/8 10:30 AM – Noon Public Talk 

Advice for Developing Confidence, Devotion, and a Deeper Connection with Buddhism

Saturday 4/8 2 PM – 4 PM Seminar

The Eight Stanzas of Thought Transformation

Khenpo Ugyen will teach on the practice of Mind Training, the cultivation of bodhichitta, the awakening mind of compassion and wisdom, based on this short text by Geshe Langri Tangpa.

Sunday, 4/9, 10:30 AM–12 PM and 2–4PM Seminar continued

About Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin

Khenpo Ugyen is scholar in residence at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in Woodstock, NY. A native of Bhutan, he studied at the Nalanda Institute of Buddhist Studies at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim and Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in India. He served as principal teacher at Nalanda Institute before coming to the United States. Khenpo Ugyen recently completed a lengthy retreat at Karme Ling retreat center in Delhi, NY.

Suggested Donation $20 each session (Members $15) 

No one, however, will be turned away for lack of funds

Week of March 27-April 2, 2017

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 3/28 7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana & Confession of Downfalls

Sunday 4/2 

  • 9AM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
  • 10 shamata (calm abiding) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:15 Lama Zopa will teach on the “Four Applications of Mindfulness“.   These are the first four of the thirty-seven factors of awakening whichare practiced throughout the entire path, from the path of accumulation up to the path of no more learning. There is much more to these four than is commonly understood in the West.

Wishing you a mindful week ahead!

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

 

 

We cannot immediately grasp the more advanced practices, such as the Great Seal (mahamudra) or the Great Completion (mahasandhi), both of which lead to the result of primordial wisdom. For all of these higher level practices, we need a steady basis, which is none other than the correct practice of calm abiding. 

  17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Week of March 20-26, 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Happy Spring !

Tuesday 3/21 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana

Sunday 3/26

  • 9 AM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
  • 10 shamata (calm abiding meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Teaching by Lama Zopa “Four Seals of Dharma”

Save the Dates:  Saturday 4/8 & Sunday 4/9 Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin will teach on Mind Training and give a public talk, Advice for Developing Confidence, Devotion and a Deeper Connection with Buddhism.

Wishing you happiness as we step into Spring.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

It is impossible to be at your best or your worst at all times. Who is always consistent? Everyone changes according to different situations and as they go through life’s different phases. There is no point in feeling great pride or great shame simply because of temporary circumstances.

The Future is Now: Timely Advice for Creating a Better World 

by the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje

Week of March 13-19, 2017

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Saturday 3/18 Ngondro practice 9:30 AM

Sunday 3/19 

  • 9 AM – 10Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
  • 10 – 11shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Semi-Annual Member’s meeting – followed by potluck luncheon.  Please come and support our center with your ideas and or concerns for how we can better serve your needs and interests.

 SAVE THE DATE: 

April 8th & 9th, Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin will teach on Mind Training and give a public talk, “Advice for Developing Confidence, Devotion, and a Deeper Connection with Buddhism”.  Stay tuned!

May all beings be happy!

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

When we are serving the Buddha’s teaching, there are three main activities we can do: understand the teachings, maintain them, and spread them….

Of these three, the activity of spreading the teachings is the most important as it includes everything.

 Khenpo Sherap Phunstok, A Harmonious Path for Buddhist Communities

Week of March 6-12, 2017

Posted on March 5th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 3/7 7 PM Guru Rinpoche Tsok.  A tsok is a powerful purification ritual in which we make offerings of prayers and food to Guru Rinpoche and other deities.  Set up is at 6:30.  Kindly bring a vegetarian snack such as fruit, crackers, chips, nuts, sweets, or a non-alcoholic beverage to share.

Sunday 3/12 

  • 9 AM -10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
  • 10 – 11 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen(compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Teaching on The Importance of a Spiritual Friend

May your heart be joyful today and always.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

Whether an action is compassionate or not really depends upon whether your motive is to benefit others or not.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Excellent at the Beginning: Discovering the Buddhist Way

 

Week of February 27-March 5

Posted on February 28th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 2/28 7 PM Losar (Tibetan New Year) year of the Firebird.  Please join us for a special celebration with prayer, chanting and meditation, followed by a vegetarian potluck.  Kindly bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic beverage to share.

Sunday 3/5

  • 9 AM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
  • 10:00 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Book study, The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, chapter 6 (Patience) continued

May the New Year bring you peace, happiness, good health and prosperity.

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.

      The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

 

Week of February 20-26, 2017

Posted on February 21st, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 2/21 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana practice

Saturday 2/25 9:30 AM Ngondro practice for those who are currently doing ngondro or who need a dose of inspiration.

Sunday 2/26 

  • 9 AM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana practice
  • 10 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11 No Teaching, we will be cleaning the shrine room in preparation for Losar, Tibetan New Year of the Firebird, which we will celebrate on Tuesday 2/28.

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 Please mark you calendars for our Losar celebration on Tuesday 2/28 at 7 PM !

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The actual self is like a vast and endless web that connects all possible phenomena.  So we have to expand the way we think the self exists so that it can pervade the whole, immense universe and make untold numbers of connections.

       The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Week of February 13-19

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 2/14          Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • 7 Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche
  • Short Green Tara sadhana
  • Confession of Downfalls

Sunday 2/19

  • 9 AM Chenrezig and Amitbha sadhanas
  • 10 AM shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Introductory teaching “The 6 Perfections” from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s book, Excellent at the Beginning

Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

Love and compassion are like seeds within us. Like the seeds of a tree, these seeds require nurturing so that they can develop. We develop the seeds of love and compassion through patience, through diligence and through compassionate action.

17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

 

Week of February 6-12, 2017

Posted on February 6th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 2/7 7 PM Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok.  A tsok is a powerful purification ritual where we make offerings to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings. After making these offerings, we too share in them.  Please bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic drink to share. 6:30PM preparation time.

Friday – Sunday  2/10 – 2/12 Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche live podcast teaching on Karma Chagme’s Prayer for Offering Prostrations 

Rinpoche will teach about the meaning and benefits of prostration practice and the story behind Karma Chagme’s prayer. 

  • Fri  7-9PM,
  • Sat  10:30AM- noon & 3:30-5PM,
  • Sun  10:30AM-noon & 2:30-4PM.

I sincerely hope you can make it to this weekend’s very special teaching.

Wishing you a blessed, peace-filled and productive week ahead.

Yours in dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

Even though you know you will die,

Even though every one knows that,

they are deceived by thinking they have plenty of time…

Therefore it is a profound dharma to think of death

Three times every day so that it pierces your heart.

The Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen, by Karma Chakme

 

Week if January 30-February 5, 2017

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Laura Roth

Happy Year of the Fire Rooster !!

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 1/31 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana

Sunday 2/5

  • 9AM – 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
  • 10 – 11 shamata (peace meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11 Book study The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva

 The Buddha taught that ultimately, the only true and lasting happiness in this world comes from changing our focus from ourselves to others. When we sincerely wish and work for the happiness and benefit of others, we create our own happiness and make our lives truly meaningful.

The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, New Year’s message

Week of January 23-29, 2017

Posted on January 24th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends

Tuesday 1/24 7 PM short Green Tara sadhana and Confession of Downfalls—cancelled

Sunday 1/29 

  • 9 AM – 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
  • 10 – 11 shamata (peace) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:15 Book study Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva, chapter 6, Patience

May you have a peaceful and healthy week ahead.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

If those who are like wanton children

Are by nature prone to injure others,

There’s no reason for our rage;

It’s like resenting fire for being hot.

               Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

 

 

Week of January 16-22

Posted on January 17th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

 
Tuesday 1/17 7PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
 
Saturday 1/21 9:30 AM Ngondro group practice for those currently doing Ngondro or who need inspiration to get going!
 
Sunday 1/22 
  • 9 AM -10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana 
  • 10 -11 shamata meditation (peace and tranquility) and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:15 Lama Zopa will teach on Bodhichitta and the 7 Branch Prayer.  Please note Lama will be traveling to India at the end of January and won’t be back until March.  This will be his last teaching before he leaves.  Please come to wish him a safe journey.
May your week ahead be filled with peace, joy, health and happiness.
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
Week of January 9-15, 2017

Posted on January 11th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 1/10/17  7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana and the Confession of Downfalls (Three Skandha Sutra)

Saturday 1/14/17 10 AM Long-term planning meeting, reflections on where we’ve been and where we’d like to go.  Open to all who are interested.  All members and associates are encouraged to attend.

Sunday 1/15/17

  • 9 AM – 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
  • 10 – 11 shamata (peace) meditation and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Lama Zopa will teach on the Four Immeasurables.

Wishing you a blessed and happy week ahead.

Yours in the dharma

Mary Ann Duncan

 

Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. 

As the source both of inner and external peace, 

they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.

                        His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lam

Week of January 2-8, 2017

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends,
 

Tuesday 1/3/17 

  • 5 PM Cleaning of shrine room in preparation of new shrine consecration on Sunday.   
  • 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
Saturday 1/7/17 10 AM  Guru Rinpoche Day Shower of Blessings Tsok.  A tsok is a powerful purification practice and feast offering to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings.  Please bring a vegetarian snack or a non alcoholic  beverage to share.
 
Sunday 1/8/17
  • 9 AM – 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
  • 10-11  shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15-12  Book study The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Guru Rinpoche, Chapter 6
  • 2:30 Blessing and consecration of our new shrine by Lama Karma Drodhul and Lama Zopa, with a reception to follow.  All current and former members and friends are cordially welcomed to attend.  Hope to see you there!
May 2017 be filled with peace and happiness for all beings.
 
Yours in the dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
Week of December 12-18, 2016

Posted on December 12th, 2016 by Laura Roth

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 12/13/16 7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana and Confession of Downfalls.  Lama Zopa will also give the reading transmission for the White Tara mantra which we will chant together and dedicate to the health and longevity of our beloved Rinpoche, Khenpo Karthar.

Saturday 12/17 4 – 7 PM Holiday Potluck Party at Marilyn McKee’s home in Albany.  Please bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share.  Hope to see you there!  Call or contact Joan Atkins for direction (518) 872-1629 or ktc.director@albanyktc.org

Please note that Doane Stuart school will be closed for their holiday break from 1/16 – 1/2.  We will not, therefore, be in session during that time.

1/1/17 7 AM First Light Celebration Our main monastery, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, in Woodstock, NY will be holding their annual First Light meditation on January 1 at 7 AM.  All are invited to join us in offering prayers and lighting lamps for world peace.  I sincerely hope you will join us in this beautiful celebration and become a beacon of peace.  If you can’t join us in person, please join us in prayer from wherever you are.

Wishing you a blessed, happy and healthy holiday.  May 2017 be filled with peace, harmony and good will toward all beings.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

 

If you offer lamps to the Sugata’s stupas

You will achieve perfect liberation and possess the ten strengths,

As well as the perfect, unique attributes of a Buddha. 

 

 – from the Sutra of Chenrezig –

 

 

Week of December 5-11, 2016

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 12/6 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas

Sunday 12/11

  • 9 AM – 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
  • 10 – 11 Shamata meditation (calm abiding) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Continuation of our introductory series.  This week Lama Zopa will teach about The Refuge Vow.

***Save the Dates:

Saturday 12/17 Albany KTC Annual Holiday Party from 4 – 7 at Marilyn McKee’s home.  Please bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Hope to see you there!  Call or contact Joan Atkins for directions (518) 872-1629 or ktc.director@albanyktc.org.

Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8, 2017 Lama Karma Drodul will give a teaching and empowerment on the Medicine Buddha.  On Sunday morning he will give a talk, From Doubt to Faith and Devotion. Sunday afternoon Lama Karma will bless and consecrate our beautiful new shrine.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

Doane Stuart school will be closed from December 16 until January 2.  Therefore, during those dates, we will also be closed.

Wishing you a happy week ahead.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

Through the power of our mental afflictions, we have been undergoing intolerable suffering in samsara since beginningless time.  This is the reason we go for refuge, and it is what we seek refuge from:  we seek a way to liberate ourselves from this suffering.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Excellent at the Beginning

 

 

Week of November 28 – December 4, 2016

Posted on November 28th, 2016 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tuesday 11/29  7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana

Saturday 12/3 9:30 AM Ngondro practice for those currently doing Ngondro or who need a dose of inspiration to get going.

Sunday 12/4 

  • 9 AM – 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
  • 10 – 11 Shamata meditation (tranquility) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Part 4 of our Introductory series.  Today’s talk, led by Laura Roth, will be on “Sending and Receiving Meditation”

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday 12/17 Albany KTC Annual Holiday Party from 4 – 7 at Marilyn McKee’s home.  Please bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Hope to see you there!  Call or contact Joan Atkins for directions (518) 872-1629 or ktc.director@albanyktc.org.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

Doane Stuart school will be closed from December 16 until January 2.  Therefore, during those dates, we will also be closed.

Wishing you a healthy and blessed week ahead.

Yours in the Dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

The seed of compassion is innate within all of us, which is to say our basic nature is fundamentally good, virtuous and compassionate.

               Compassion Now by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa