Region: Northeast USA

Freedom Every Day: Walking with Compassion and Wisdom on the Eightfold Path

September 17, 2014toOctober 29, 2014

New York City

 Wednesdays, 7 to 9 pm

This special new series will explore how wisdom and compassion are emphasized and developed within each branch of the eightfold path, and provide a multilineage perspective on how to skillfully practice and live according to these Read More »

Nalanda Institute’s Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy

September 18, 2014toMay 15, 2015

New York City / Also available for online study

This unprecedented year-long program trains health professionals in compassion-based psychotherapy and features some of the world’s foremost scholars, researchers, and clinicians in the emerging fields of contemplative Read More »

Bon Shen Ling: Chod Practice Retreat

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 »

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

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

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 »

Understanding Karma and Transforming Habitual Patterns

September 22, 2014toOctober 20, 2014

New York City

Mondays, 7 to 9 pm

Please join IDP founder and senior teacher Ethan Nichtern for an in-depth look at how a true understanding of karma can aid in the transformation of our repetitive patterns and bring a deeper meaning to our lives and the lives of others. Read More »

Becoming Your Own Therapist: A weekly opportunity to practice meditation

September 23, 2014toDecember 30, 2014

meditation_110New York City
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 pm

Whether you aspire to take a break from the hectic pace of urban life, want to learn simple meditation techniques, or wish to benefit from the collective energy of practicing with a group, please join us for “Becoming Your Own Therapist” — Shantideva Read More »

The Union of Shamatha and Vipassana, with Lama Dudjom Dorjee

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

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

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.

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

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 »

Phowa Retreat, with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and Lama Tashi Dondup

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 »

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

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 »