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 »

Create a Better World Using the Buddhist Way, with Khenpo Tenkyong

Northeast USA  

October 3, 2014toOctober 5, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Our beautiful Mother Earth is essential to our existence. Khenpo Tenkyong’s first teaching at KTD is  based on Karmapa’s book The Heart Is Noble, which invites us to create a global community based on compassion. Khenpo Tenkyong offers practical suggestions on how each individual can bring this world 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 »

Autumn Zazenkai: A day of Zen practice

Northwest USA  

October 4, 2014

Autumn leaves 108x108Portland, OR

To mark the changes of season, we hold a silent retreat at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple.

Join us for a day of meditation, chanting, work practice, and a dharma talk. Vegetarian/vegan lunch provided. 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 »

Full Moon Loving-Kindness Practice and Refuge Ceremony

Northwest USA  

October 8, 2014toDecember 6, 2014

Full Moon 2013 Metta image 180x180Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

To support loving-kindness (metta) practice around the world, we will meditate together on nights when there is a full moon.

Metta meditation is an antidote to fear and anxiety, and a complement to the cool clarity of wisdom. Read More »

Phowa Retreat, with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and Lama Tashi Dondup

Northeast USA  

October 10, 2014toOctober 15, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

This very special retreat on the transference of consciousness at the time of death can only be attended by those who have accumulated 600,000 recitations of the Amitabha mantra, received the Amitabha empowerment, and received the reading transmission for the short or long Amitabha puja. 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 »

Naropa University hosts Radical Compassion Symposium, with Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Bernie Glassman, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Melvin McLeod, and more

Southwest USA  

October 16, 2014toOctober 19, 2014

Boulder, Colorado

Join Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod, and other international activists, contemplatives, and scientists for this gathering focused on one of the most dynamic and critical topics of our time: compassion Read More »

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Vancouver, BC

October 23, 2014

HHDL_visit_400pxHis Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will present a one-day teaching at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (formerly the Thunderbird Arena) on the UBC campus.  The teaching is open to all.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

The Dalai Lama will present the “Avalokiteshvara Empowerment,” an empowerment teaching on compassion. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist deity of compassion, is an incarnation of infinite compassion, mercy, and altruism. This beloved deity Read More »

Social Resilience Model (SRM), Level II

Southwest USA  

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

haitiquakevictim_gi1_jpg-sized (150x85)Upaya Zen Center

With Laurie Leitch, PhD, and Loree Sutton, MD

Open only to those who have completed SRM Level 1. Read More »

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: October weekend retreat at The Interdependence Project

Northeast USA  

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

New York City

The Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is a foundational teaching from the Buddha from which all modern practices of mindfulness are derived. The instructions given in this teaching on the practice of mindfulness meditation are presented systematically in a clear and comprehensible way that requires no special knowledge or prior experience. Read More »