Weekly Classes and Practices

Palpung Thubten Choling is offering chanting practices, classes and Dharma talks by our Lamas free of charge to support your practice. Even though we may not be able to gather at the monastery for the foreseeable future, we can still progress together on the path.

Please note that because of continuing covid concerns in the area, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night classes and chanting practices will continue on Zoom only. To join us via Zoom please click here.

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 Awakening the Sleeping Buddha

Led by Lamas Depa and Lhadrun, we will be exploring in depth Awakening the Sleeping Buddha written by the Twelfth Tai Situpa, Pema Donyo Nyinche. In this book, HE Tai Situ Rinpoche lucidly presents and explains very basic and important principles such as Buddha Nature, Bodhichitta, Reincarnation, Karma and Emptiness. In this class, which includes study, discussion and meditation, we will investigate these principles deeply, and also draw from the works of other Buddhist masters for further elucidation.

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

Medicine Buddha Practice and The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness, led by Lama Norgyal

Please join us online 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.

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

Chenrezig Practice

Please join us online 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.

Saturday Mornings (6:30am)

Day subject to change – please check our Event Calendar.

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 is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.

Saturday Mornings (10:00am-12:00pm)

Day subject to change – please check our Event Calendar.

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.

To join the chanting please download Kalu Rinpoche’s Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga)

This event takes place in the Maitreya Shrine Room which is now open to visitors. All visitors are required to wear masks. Please note that the dining room and accommodations remain closed to the public.

This event is also being offered remotely. To join us via Zoom please click here.

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