The Dance of Anger and Wisdom, Online Teachings with guest teacher Ven. Khenmo Drolma

Upcoming Online Teachings with guest teacher Ven. Khenmo Drolma

The Dance of Anger and Wisdom

Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2020, 3:00pm – 5:00pm


12/5 & 12/6, Saturday & Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
The Dance of Anger and Wisdom with Ven. Khenmo Drolma

May all sentient beings, especially those enemies who hate me, obstructors who harm me… have happiness…  May I swiftly establish them in perfect and precious Buddhahood.

Lord Jigten Sumgon’s direct pointing out of the very purpose of practice, begins every session.  Our dance with an enemy, the arising of anger and confusion, can become our source of equanimity and path of bodhicitta.  Using Shantideva’s timeless wisdom and profound sutra instructions, Khenmo Drolma will explore how to take this simple prayer to heart and live it as a continuous practice.

Ven. Khenmo Konchog Nyima Drolma is the abbess of Vajra Dakini Nunnery in Maine, U.S.A.  In 1997, she took her novice ordination with H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche in the Drikung Kagyu lineage and trained as a novice nun at Gampo Abbey in 1999, guided by Ven. Pema Chödrön in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2002 she took full ordination as a Buddhist nun in Taiwan.  To read a detailed account of Khenmo’s cross-cultural ordination experience in her own words please click here.


Khenmo Drolma was an esteemed Professor of Sculpture at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, before becoming a Buddhist nun.  In 1993, she created this sculpture Qyan Yin, or She Who Hears the Cries of the World, with ceramic hands in the Giving or Compassion Mudra.  Qyan Yin is the female form of Avalokitesvara, the great bodhisattva of compassion, known also under different names in different languages: Chenrezig, Guanyin, Kwan Yin, Kannon…   Khenmo’s vision is that, in a community, we each become one of her hands.  The sculpture has been exhibited in US museums, and now it is being offered to support Vajra Dakini Nunnery’s new nuns residence in Portland, ME.  You will receive one of the original ceramic hands from this sculpture with a donation to support her Qyan Yin Project.  For more information on how to support, please go to: https://vajradakininunnery.org/support/

To support TRTCC for offering this online teaching event with Khenmo Drolma please make a donation to support us. We thank you for your generous support so we can continue to maintain this center to provide dharma teachings and practices in the future. Suggested donation for this online teaching is $20 for each day and $30 for both days.  Please give what you can.  No one will be excluded for lacking funds.

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Sunday, 11/22/2020, 10:00am Buddha Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 11/22/2020, 10:00am Buddha Amitabha Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 11/22, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Buddha Amitabha Practice online. Amitabha means “Infinite Light”, or “Boundless Illumination”.  The chanting of the Amitabha mantras and prayers to help the deceased to swiftly go through bardo to reach the Pure Land of Great Happiness (Sukhavati in Sanskrit, and Dewachen in Tibetan) is practiced by buddhists of various traditions all over the world.  Lama Kalsang is offering this practice to send good wishes to all suffering beings to attain a new life of peace and happiness during this difficult time of pandemics and natural disasters.  May this benefit all, humans or animals alike.

Please join us:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82975190507?pwd=SmVFemNTSXJNa2NGcThFeWV5ZGkydz09

Every Saturday at 10am.  Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will start the topic on Yidam Practice this Saturday to help participants develop an understanding of what this practice is about.  To join our Saturday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175943593?pwd=L2NhZlZqbnNyMWdTb3JHdEtleGh0UT09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  One of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09

**Upcoming TRTCC Online Teaching:  Saturday & Sunday,
December 5-6, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
The Dance of Anger and Wisdom with Ven. Khenmo Drolma

“May all sentient beings, especially those enemies who hate me, obstructors who harm me… have happiness…  May I swiftly establish them in perfect and precious Buddhahood.”  Lord Jigten Sumgon’s direct pointing out of the very purpose of practice, begins every session.  Our dance with an enemy, the arising of anger and confusion, can become our source of equanimity and path of bodhicitta.  Using Shantideva’s timeless wisdom and profound sutra instructions, Khenmo Drolma will explore how to take this simple prayer to heart and live it as a continuous practice.  Khenmo Drolma’s Bio:  https://vajradakininunnery.org/about/our-teachers/

ALL ARE WELCOME

Sunday, 11/15, Chenrezig Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 11/15/2020, 10:00am Chenrezig Practice Online with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 11/15, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Chenrezig Practice online.  Chenrezig is revered in Tibetan Buddhism as the bodhisattva who looks upon all sentient beings with the eye of compassion.  The six-syllable mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, which means “jewel in a lotus”, symbolizes the altruistic intention of the great bodhisattva to become enlightened in order to liberate all beings from the mire of suffering.
Please join us:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82975190507?pwd=SmVFemNTSXJNa2NGcThFeWV5ZGkydz09
Every Saturday at 10am.  Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will start the topic on Yidam Practice this Saturday to help participants develop an understanding of what this practice is about.  To join our Saturday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175943593?pwd=L2NhZlZqbnNyMWdTb3JHdEtleGh0UT09
Every Tuesday at 7pm.  Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley. This six-week class is intended to give beginners the foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.   The next six-week series of classes will begin on November 17th .  To join our Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  One of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09

*Special International Online Teachings with Drikung Lho Ontül Rinpoche– Refining Emotions: A Teaching on Mind Training— Saturday & Sunday,  November 14 & 15, 9:00 am EST   For more information please click the following link: https://mailchi.mp/538de29c33f7/online-teachings-with-lho-ontl-rinpoche-june-15th-3569408?e=15db94e0f4

**Upcoming TRTCC Online Teaching:  Saturday & Sunday,
December 5-6, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
The Dance of Anger and Wisdom with Ven. Khenmo Drolma

“May all sentient beings, especially those enemies who hate me, obstructors who harm me… have happiness…  May I swiftly establish them in perfect and precious Buddhahood.”  Lord Jigten Sumgon’s direct pointing out of the very purpose of practice, begins every session.  Our dance with an enemy, the arising of anger and confusion, can become our source of equanimity and path of bodhicitta.  Using Shantideva’s timeless wisdom and profound sutra instructions, Khenmo Drolma will explore how to take this simple prayer to heart and live it as a continuous practice.  Khenmo Drolma’s Bio:  https://vajradakininunnery.org/about/our-teachers/

ALL ARE WELCOME

Two International Drikung Kagyu Online Events this weekend

November 6, 7, & 8    TREASURY OF SIDDHIS— 2nd International Medicine Buddha Retreat led by H.E. Drikung Tritsab Gyabra rinpoche.

To register and have a glimpse of their schedules: https://udharmanc.ck.page/965971eafc

Friday, 11/6, 8:30–10:30 PM (EST)
OPENING SESSION
: His Eminence gives the reading-transmission (lung) for the Medicine Buddha Sadhana, Treasury of Siddhis.

Sunday, 11/8, 7:00–9:00 AM (EST)
CLOSING SESSION: Tsok-Offering & Dedication

 

 

 

 

 

International Drikung Kagyu Council
Saturday, 11/7/2020
8:30 am. – 10:00 am. EST

Virtual LIVE Program of Lhabab Düchen & 79th Birthday Celebration of H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chokyi Nangwa, with Praise Of the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha and Guru Yoga Tsok Offering.

The event will be graciously led by :
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
H. E. Choje Togdan Rinpoche
H.E. Choje Ayang Rinpoche
H.E. Nupa Rinpoche
H.E. Ontrul Rinpoche
Most Ven. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen
Most Ven. Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen
Tulkus, Khenpos, Dorzins, Drubpons, Lobpons and general sangha members will also participate.

Facebook Live:
https://www.facebook.com/IDKC2016

 

 

Sunday, 11/8/2020, 10:00am Vajrasattva Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 11/8/2020, 10:00am Vajrasattva Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 11/8, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Vajrasattva Practice.  This is a foundational and ongoing training to purify our negative actions, mental disturbances, harmful tendencies and mistaken views.  The sadhana text will be available when you join our Zoom meeting.  Please join us:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82975190507?pwd=SmVFemNTSXJNa2NGcThFeWV5ZGkydz09
Every Saturday at 10am, we offer the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study.  Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with the topic on the Paramitas. To join our Saturday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82175943593?pwd=L2NhZlZqbnNyMWdTb3JHdEtleGh0UT09
Every Tuesday at 7pm, is the Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley. This six-week class is intended to give beginners the foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.  There will be no meetings on 10/27, 11/3, and 11/10. The next six-week series of classes will begin on November 17th .  To join our Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  One of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09
**Upcoming TRTCC Online Teaching:  Saturday & Sunday,
December 5-6, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
The Dance of Anger and Wisdom with Ven. Khenmo Drolma

“May all sentient beings, especially those enemies who hate me, obstructors who harm me… have happiness…  May I swiftly establish them in perfect and precious Buddhahood.”  Lord Jigten Sumgon’s direct pointing out of the very purpose of practice, begins every session.  Our dance with an enemy, the arising of anger and confusion, can become our source of equanimity and path of bodhicitta.  Using Shantideva’s timeless wisdom and profound sutra instructions, Khenmo Drolma will explore how to take this simple prayer to heart and live it as a continuous practice.  Khenmo Drolma’s Bio:  https://vajradakininunnery.org/about/our-teachers/

ALL ARE WELCOME

Daughters of the Buddha 11/7, 7-9pm EST, Online Event

Daughters of the Buddha Online Event with Khenmo Drolma, Abbess of Vajra Dakini Nunnery

Celebrating Lha Bab Duchen with a message from H.E. Tritsab Gyabra Rinpoche
and the nuns of Samtenling Nunnery

Saturday, 11/7, 7-9 pm EST

Register at: VajraDakiniUSA@gmail.com

Khenmo Drolma’s bio:

https://vajradakininunnery.org/about/our-teachers/

Prof Alison Melnick Dyer’s Bio:

https://www.bates.edu/faculty-expertise/profile/alison-melnick/

Books by Wendy Garling:

The Woman Who Raised The Buddha

Stars at Dawn; Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life

Reference for Ayya Santacitta’s talk:  The First Free Women

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

HAVE NO FEAR

 

 

 

Sunday, 11/1/2020, 10:00am Medicine Buddha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 11/1/2020, 10:00am Medicine Buddha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 11/1 at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Medicine Buddha Practice online. As a spiritual support for all people affected by this global pandemic, this is a practice to connect us to the healing power of the Medicine Buddha.  The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82975190507?pwd=SmVFemNTSXJNa2NGcThFeWV5ZGkydz09

Every Saturday at 10am, the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with the topic on the Paramitas. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, is the Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley. This six-week class is intended to give beginners the foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.  There will be no meeting on 10/27, and 11/3. The next six-week series of classes will begin on November 10th .  To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  One of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09
The Thursday 7:00 p.m. meeting: Dharma Text Study has been cancelled.

Sunday, Achi Drolma Online Practice with smoke offering 10/25/2020

This Sunday, 10/25/2020, 10:00am Achi Chökyi Drölma Online Practice with smoke offering led by Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 10/25 at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Achi Chökyi Drölma Practice online with a smoke offering ritual. The name Archi means “Grandmother” in Tibetan.  She is revered as the great female dharma protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners.  The sadhana text will be made available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9197441296?pwd=cTlERTFFSGhpaExsdmp3d0duRm4vUT09

Every Saturday at 10am, the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with the topic on the Paramitas. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, is the Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley. This six-week class is intended to give beginners the foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.  There will be no meeting on 10/27, and 11/3. The next six-week series of classes will begin on November 10th .  To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  One of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09
The Thursday 7:00 p.m. meeting: Dharma Text Study has been cancelled.

Sunday, 10/18/2020, Green Tara Online Practice

Sunday, 10/18/2020, 10:00am Green Tara Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

This Sunday, 10/18, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Green Tara Practice online.  Tara, the meditation deity in female forms, embodies the wisdom energies of compassionate fearlessness.  This practice is for us to cultivate the connection to this wisdom energy. The Green Tara practice text will be available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us this Sunday.  Zoom meeting link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86323581740?pwd=bG45bHFnVDNjSnBORUpvMVdmbnRBdz09

Every Saturday at 10am, the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with the topic on the Paramitas. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, is the Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley. This six-week class is intended to give beginners the foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.  The next six-week series of classes will begin on 10/27.  To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Starting on 10/7, one of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09
Every Thursday at 7pm the Dharma Text Study meeting will start on Zoom. Led by Thomas Horn, participants will read from Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva and discuss the text. It is open to people of all levels.  To join any Thursday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87696879268?pwd=OFAweXRaaDhnUDI2S0lES1l1WS9IZz09

Sunday 10/11/2020, Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

Sunday, 10/11/2020, 10:00am Buddha Amitabha Online Practice with Ven. Lama Kalsang

 

This Sunday, 10/11, at 10am, Ven. Lama Kalsang will lead the Buddha Amitabha Practice online.  Amitabha means “Infinite Light”, or “Boundless Illumination”.  This meditation deity’s prayers are often chanted for taking rebirth in Sukhavati (Dewachen), the pure land of great peace.  The sadhana text will be available when you join our Zoom meeting. Please join us this Sunday.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88903494683?pwd=T1EyeVhHcDVkVXdHeFI1SXBOaWlwZz09

Every Saturday at 10am, the Basic Buddhism: Practice and Study with Lama Kalsang and Jonnie Viakley will continue with the topic on the Paramitas. To participate, please contact Jonnie at eviakley@mac.com to get the meeting information.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, is the Introduction to Practice, led by Jonnie Viakley. This six-week class is intended to give beginners the foundation for moving into regular practices at TRTCC.  The next six-week series of classes will begin on 10/27.  To join any Tuesday meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948423253?pwd=amUxZ2dUUG10YlZScXFUaVlUdHVYZz09
Every Wednesday at 7pm:  Starting on 10/7, one of our sangha members, Keith Romig, will host this open meditation session. This will be a time of silent meditation while also providing fellowship with other practitioners. It’s open to anyone, with any level of experience.  To join any Wednesday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017661503?pwd=S0tyeFdDd1p4ZzVwK2c3SEJOZHFiQT09
Every Thursday at 7pm the Dharma Text Study meeting will start on Zoom. Led by Thomas Horn, participants will read from Shantideva’s The Way of The Bodhisattva and discuss the text. It is open to people of all levels.  To join any Thursday practice: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87696879268?pwd=OFAweXRaaDhnUDI2S0lES1l1WS9IZz09