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Chanting Practices to Dispel Obstacles and Bring About Auspicious Conditions

July 2 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 12:00 pm

The monastery is now open. All visitors are required to wear masks. Please note that accommodations remain closed to the public.

The resident sangha of PTC will be participating in a variety of chanting events to dispel obstacles and bring about auspicious conditions.

July 2, Saturday | Gya Shi, The Practice of the Four Hundred Offerings

Gya Shi is a practice involving four hundred offerings – 100 tsa-tsas, 100 butterlamps, 100 tormas, 100 chambu (effigies) – that is done as a means to purify obstacles created by the four maras (mental afflictions, attachment to happiness, clinging to the five skandhas, death).






July 3,
Sunday | Sherab Nyingpo, a practice based on the Heart Sutra

Sherab Nyingpo is an obstacle-averting practice that dispels unfavorable circumstances and promotes good conditions. The Heart Sutra is recited repeatedly as a means to purify obstacles created by the four maras (mental afflictions, attachment to happiness, clinging to the five skandhas, death). The practice invokes the blessings of Prajnaparamita, the Mother of all Buddhas.






July 8-10, Friday – Sunday | Drolma Yuldok, a practice based on the 21 Taras

This three-day practice based on the 21 Taras, known as Drolma Yuldok, is chanted to remove obstacles and bring about auspicious conditions.  The central content of the chanting is the 21 Praises of Tara repeated with various offerings and prayers.

Chanting Schedule:
Friday & Saturday | 9am & 2pm
Sunday | 9am

You may view this practice remotely on Zoom. To join us via Zoom please click here.



July 10, Sunday (following Drolma Yuldok chanting) |
Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony
Sür (an evening fire offering ceremony) is an offering to the four guests: the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the Protector deities, sentient beings, and those with whom we have karmic debts. It averts obstacles and sickness and is dedicated to those who are dying, to beings in the Bardo, and to beings with whom we have karmic debts.

July 13, Wednesday | World Cleansing Smoke Offering (Dzamling Chisang)

On this full moon day we will honor a vast mandala of local deities and protectors with a traditional morning fire ceremony (Sang) to bring renewed balance and energy to the world.


For those who wish to sponsor the chanting, donations can be made toward meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chantingGeneral contributions toward these special practices are also welcome. 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
Attn: Office
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.

As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.



Palpung Thubten Chöling
245 Sheafe Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 United States
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