In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.
The anniversary of Milarepa auspiciously coincides with Chotrul Duchen, the ‘Festival of Miracles’ which occurs on the full moon of the first Tibetan month, and commemorates the Buddha performing fifteen days of miracles in order to inspire devotion in his disciples. On Chotrul Duchen, all positive and negative actions are said to be multiplied 10 million times.
6:30 am | Thousandfold Lamp Offering (Tong Chö)
A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.
The next chanting sessions are being offered remotely on Zoom. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.
10:00 am | Kalu Rinpoche’s Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro)
Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives
2:00 pm | Chanting of Milarepa Practice with Feast Offering (Tsok)
Milarepa is the most beloved yogi and poet of Tibet and one of the forefathers of the Kagyu lineage revered for his inspirational life story and profound songs of realization. The Guru Yoga of Milarepa is an essential practice of the Kagyu lineage in which the transmission of devotion becomes the basis of Mahamudra.
Although the monastery is closed to the public, there are many ways to share in the merit of these activities through sponsoring the chanting, the tea served during the chanting, meals, and the offering of butter lamps. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.
You may make your donations on-line or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
Palpung Thubten Chöling
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.
Note: We do not offer seminars every weekend. Please check the special events listings or contact us to find out about upcoming seminars.
Seminar fees are per session and do not include charges for meals or accommodations.