Bon Shen Ling: Chod Practice Retreat

Northeast USA  

September 19, 2014toSeptember 21, 2014

Chongtul RinpocheGarrison Institute, Garrison, NY

Chongtul Rinpoche will share the precious knowledge of the ancient Tibetan Chod practice during a very special three-day retreat located in a beautiful and peaceful setting Read More »

Annual One-Week Retreat: Chenrezig and Parting from the Four Attachments

Northwest USA  

September 19, 2014toSeptember 26, 2014

Newport, WA

Venerable Thubten Chodron will lead this Sravasti Abbey retreat on Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion, emphasizing how to bring the compassion practices to your daily life. She will also continue teaching on the clear and directive text Parting from the Four Attachments, on essential practices needed to lay the Read More »

Working With Negative Emotions: Body, Speech and Mind, with Traleg Khandro

Northeast USA  

September 19, 2014toSeptember 21, 2014


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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

What are the causes and conditions that give rise to negativity? Understanding habitual tendencies that fuel negative emotions provides the opportunity to replace them with healthier habits that produce more positive outcomes. Traleg Khandro will introduce traditional techniques, including Read More »

Family Day at KTD, with Traleg Khandro

Northeast USA  

September 21, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm


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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Bodhi Kids uses the arts, storytelling and environmental awareness activities to convey the Buddha’s teachings. Traleg Khandro is the featured teacher on this day of learning about meditation and other activities suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Read More »

Holding On and Letting Go retreat, with Arinna Weisman

Northwest USA  

September 23, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014

Vipassana Teacher Arinna WeismanGreat Vow Zen Monastery

It is only when we come into relationship with our experience, in an intimate connection, that we are able to see clearly what supports our lives, the lives of others, and all of nature. When we notice the energy of holding on and the contraction it brings, we also begin to be able to let go. In letting go, the heart Read More »

Zazenkai Weekend

Southwest USA  

September 26, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014

Buddha hands (150x121)Upaya Zen Center

This silent meditation retreat, led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and  Shinzan Palma, provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. It includes sitting and walking Read More »

The Union of Shamatha and Vipassana, with Lama Dudjom Dorjee

Northeast USA  

September 26, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014


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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Shamatha is calm-abiding meditation, while vipassana is analytical meditation in a step-by-step approach. Combining the two helps us to avoid obstacles to meditation such as hopes, fears, and low self-esteem. In this retreat, we try to gain some experience of the union of luminosity and emptiness. Read More »

Empowerment of the Future Buddha Maitreya

Northeast USA  

September 27, 2014
2:00 pmto4:30 pm

NewLNR York City

Bestowed by Tibetan meditation master Lama Norlha Rinpoche

Maitreya, revered in all Buddhist traditions as the Future Buddha of Loving-Kindness, will teach the path to spiritual awakening anew when the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni have disappeared from this world. During this empowerment, we are introduced to the qualities and bestowed the blessing of Maitreya, Read More »

Maitreya Center Benefit Dinner

Northeast USA  

September 28, 2014
1:00 pmto4:30 pm

New York City

Lama Norlha Rinpoche together with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Lama Norlha Rinpoche together with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Please join us for this three-course vegetarian meal and fundraiser to support the Maitreya Center.

Location: Salaam Bombay Restaurant, Tribeca
319 Greenwich Street (at Reade Street), New York, NY

Please RSVP by Sept. 12 by pre-registering online
or by mail or fax to KTC Monastery with donor form

Donor levels:  Friend ~ $68  |  Sponsor ~ $108  |
|  Dharma Patron ~ $218  |  Vajra Holder ~ $388 |

The Maitreya Center is a new meditation hall and community space being built on the grounds of KTC Monastery in Wappingers Falls, NY, overlooking the Hudson River.  It will serve as a branch of the Palpung congregation of Vajrayana Buddhism under the auspices of Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, the main teacher to His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.

By bringing together persons of diverse backgrounds and traditions under the umbrella of Maitreya’s great compassion, it is our hope that all connected with the Maitreya Center will benefit from learning and practicing the Buddha’s teachings.  For more information about the Maitreya Center, see our brochure.

Sesshin: Living and Practicing in Vow – Special Reduced Price!

Southwest USA  

September 30, 2014toOctober 5, 2014

Zazen in Upayas Circle of the Way Temple (112x150)Upaya Zen Center

Sesshîn literary means “gathering the heart/mind.” This sesshin, led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and  Shinzan Palma, is an intensive zen meditation retreat that allows us to really drop down and engage in our practice. We will observe Noble Silence together. We will do sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation, liturgy, oryoki Read More »

Autumn Ayurveda Retreat

Northern California  

October 3, 2014toOctober 5, 2014

Ratna Ling Retreat Center

Ratna Ling has partnered with the famous Ayurvedic genius Doctor Helen Thomas to create an educational and participatory weekend retreat to help you learn to stay nourished, balanced, and healthy this autumn. You will discover your Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

Northwest USA  

October 5, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »

Walk-a-thon for Sangdo Palri Temple

October 12, 2014

temple-three-quarterThe Sangdo Palri Temple is being constructed for the sake of promoting peace, compassion, and wisdom in the world. For practitioners of all Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and especially for those who practice Dzogchen, the Sangdo Palri Temple Read More »