Lama Karma Teaches at Columbus KTC
Lama Karma Drodhul, who serves as resident teacher for our home monastery, Karma Triyana Dharmakaya, will be teaching at our center, where he will present four teachings, and preside over refuge and Green Tara Empowerment ceremonies.
“The Daily Joy of Meditation”
Friday, August 17, 7:00 P.M.
Taking time out every day to develop our minds is the foundation of every spiritual practice. Making new habits is not easy—busy agendas can intrude and fill our minds with distractions that prevent us from getting to our meditation seat. By reframing our daily meditation in terms of joy, we can keep ourselves encouraged and progress along our spiritual path.
Audience: This public talk is open to everyone!
“The Guru Yoga of the 17th Karmapa”
Saturday, August 18, 10:00 A.M. –Noon; 2:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M.
Each of the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism offers unique methods to overcome the afflictive emotions which are the cause of our suffering. The Karma Kagyu lineage emphasizes guru devotion, which is the key to realizing our awakened nature. The Guru Yoga of the 17th Karmapa is short but profound. Through practicing it, the blessings of guru devotion can arise in our stream of being.
This workshop will include background on the Karmapa lamas and the benefits of guru meditation.
Audience: Refuge is required, and a daily mantra commitment will be encouraged.
Refuge Vow Ceremony and Green Tara Empowerment
Saturday, August 18, 7:00 P.M.
The Refuge Vow is the first step on the Buddhist path. It will be followed by the empowerment of Tara, the feminine aspect of compassion.
Audience: Refuge Vow ceremony open to those wishing to receive it; Refuge is required to attend the empowerment.
“Developing Compassion in Daily Life”
Sunday, August 19, 10:00 A.M.-Noon
Self-clinging is a primary cause of suffering; the practice of compassion frees us from that suffering. On Sunday morning, Lama Karma will describe how compassion mediation can bring both happiness and freedom to our lives.
Audience: This talk is open to all!
“Advice and Encouragement for Ngondro Practitioners”
Sunday, August 19, 2:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M.
Current Ngondro students are invited to discuss their practice with Lama Karma on Sunday afternoon. There will be plenty of time for Q&A!
Audience: This session is open to those currently practicing Ngondro.
Lama Karma Drodhul is Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s principal attendant and assistant. He became a monk when he was nine years old, and, at 20, received both getsul (intermediate) and gelong (full) ordination from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. In March 2004, Lama Karma completed two traditional three-year, three-month retreats under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center in New York. He now is the Drubpon (retreat master) at Karme Ling.
All teachings will take place at Columbus Kagyu Thegsum Chöling, 231 S. Grubb Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215; www.columbusktc.org
|Public Talk Only||$7 / person|
|CKTC Members in good standing||$60/all sessions including the public talk or $15/individual session|
|Non-Members||$75/all sessions including the public talk or $20/individual session|
|Empowerment||Note: The Empowerment requires Refuge – $25 per for CKTC members and $35 for non-members|
|Refuge||There is no fee for the Refuge Ceremony|
Discount offered for early registration! Register online at http://www.columbusktc.org/store/
Registration fees help to cover the cost of teaching expense; however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact email@example.com to request financial assistance.
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