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Covid Policy Update

Please do not visit the monastery if you feel unwell and/or have a fever.

We urge all visitors to take precautions against the ongoing risk of COVID through protection such as having up-to-date vaccinations, wearing a good-quality mask indoors, washing hands and maintaining physical distance.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at all entryways.

Please note that accommodations remain closed to the public, except when noted otherwise for special programs.

Children 12 years old and younger must be supervised. No pets please (only certified service animals allowed).

 

Dharma Teachings by Guru Vajradhara His Holiness Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa
and His Eminence Mingyur Rinpoche

2024 Saga Dawa Million Mani Challenge May 7 – June 6!

All are welcome to join us in reciting the mantra of compassion, om mani peme hung, during the holy month of Saga Dawa commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. The merit of all positive actions and dharma practice is said to be vastly multiplied during this month, especially around the full moon May 23. All manis reported using our handy online mani tracker from May 7 through June 6 will be counted toward the group total. For details and to report manis, please visit our Million Mani Club page.

 

 

Thanks and congratulations to all participants in PTC’s Losar 2023 group accumulation of the mantra of compassion, om mani peme hung.

With more than 40 participants and vastly multiplied merit, our final total is 1,446,394!

Online Prayers and Resources

Palpung Thubten Chooling Class

Evening Classes

Palpung Thubten Choling is offering chanting practices, classes and Dharma talks by our Lamas free of charge to support your practice.

These classes are being offered in person and on Zoom. If you would like to participate remotely, please use our online event registration form.

Monday evenings (7:30-8:30pm)

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Teachings on foundational Buddhist thought along with basic meditation instructions taught by resident teachers who have graduated from the PTC three-year retreat program. Appropriate for beginners and for anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of meditation or just meditate with a group. No prerequisites or attendance requirement, join us any Monday.

Tuesday evenings (7:30-8:30pm)

Study Group on the Ornament of Precious Liberation

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will be exploring in depth the Ornament of Precious Liberation, by the great master of the Kagyu lineage, Lord Gampopa. This text is considered a spiritual classic of Tibetan Buddhism. In order to develop our understanding of this profound work, we will also be referring to Path to Buddhahood, a very accessible and illuminating commentary by Ringu Tulku.

Thursday evenings (7:30-8:30pm)

Alternating weeks:

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness

On the first and third Thursday of each month, please join us as we chant this essential practice which can increase our healing powers so that we can help those in our lives who are struggling with illness and obstacles and also remove our own physical and mental suffering. An abbreviated version of the Chenrezig practice is inserted in the prayer which follows, known as the Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness.

The liturgies are being screen shared and are translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

Chenrezig Practice

On the second, fourth and fifth Thursday of each month, please join us as we chant and meditate in order to realize our inborn great compassion.  Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”

The liturgy is being screen shared. It is translated as well as written phonetically. You can chant along, or silently read the translation.

Butterlamps for Healing and Peace

Symbolizing the light of wisdom, butterlamps are traditionally offered to dispel obstacles and alleviate all types of suffering. Please join us in sponsoring butterlamps every week for the relief of all causes of suffering in the world today. Sponsors are invited to submit personal prayer requests.

Offering Continuous Light for a Year
with E-lamps

E-lamps are beautiful rechargeable lamps which are always ablaze in our Maitreya shrine room. You can sponsor an e-lamp for anyone in need of continuous blessing for a year.

Ongoing Prayers for Healing

Every morning at Palpung Thubten Choling, as well as alternating Thursday evenings, we chant the practice of Medicine Buddha with the aspiration to alleviate the illness and pain of all beings. Every week following the Tong Cho offering and the lighting of 1,000 butterlamps, our Lamas, monastics, and residents gather in the Maitreya Shrine Hall to chant the Monlam Choga, an extensive compilation of aspiration prayers for the benefit of all beings, composed by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche.

Events – We are updating our calendar; please check back soon.

 

Please note: the monastery is closed due to Covid.

Please use this form to join events online.

Special Events

 

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