Schedule Of Events

Upcoming Events - Summer 2019

  • Thursday, July 25, 5 PM, Medicine Buddha puja following Chagdrupa instead of Chenrezik puja. Send names of those in need of healing energy to prior to the puja. Empowerment required.

    Sunday, August, 4, 9-12, Calm Abiding meditation. A progressive series of sitting and walking meditations to settle and clarify the mind. Suitable for beginners or experienced meditators. Suggested donation $10.

    Sunday, August 18, 10:30 AM, following Green Tara please join us for a Workday to prepare for Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing's visit. Bring your lunch, we hope to be done by 3 PM.

    Sunday, August 25, following the discussion group, Board of Directors meeting.

    We are very pleased to announce that Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will be coming to Kagyu Takten Puntsokling (KTP) in August to bestow Empowerment. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing is a meditation master in the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and is the spiritual director of KTP. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing has received these Empowerments from an unbroken lineage of High Lamas and has maintained the lineage with pure, unbroken samaya. An Empowerment introduces us to the Deity and authorizes us to do the practice of that Deity. An Empowerment provides a special blessing that cannot be obtained elsewhere and is a supreme method of purification. We are encouraged to take Empowerment at every available opportunity. This is a precious opportunity and we hope you will attend. One must have received the vow of Refuge to attend an Empowerment.

    Sunday, August 25, 1 PM, the Refuge Vow will be given by Lama Damtsik. In order to attend the upcoming Empowerments you must have taken the vow of Refuge. Please contact Lama Damtsik at to register.

    Friday, August 30, 2:30 PM (arrive by 2:15 PM), Dharma Talk and Q & A with Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing. Donations accepted.

    Saturday August 31, 2:30 PM (arrive by 2:15 PM), Green Tara Empowerment. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing bestows the Green Tara empowerment. Green Tara, the feminine embodiment of fearless compassion swiftly protects us from all fear if we place our trust in her. This is an opportunity to receive empowerment from a master who has an especially close connection to lineage and to Tara. The practice of Green Tara is done weekly at KTP and explanations of the the practice are given periodically.

    Sunday, September 1, 2:30 PM (arrive by 2:15 PM), Medicine Buddha Empowerment. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing bestows the Medicine Buddha empowerment. Medicine Buddha, often referred to as the “Healing Buddha,” is considered to be the most powerful blessing for healing, dispelling sickness and suffering and awakening the nature of mind.

    The suggested donation for each empowerment is $25 for non-members and $20 for members of KTP. It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama and the translator. Please arrive 15 minutes before the ceremonies as late arrivals will not be admitted.