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New Education and Meditation Programs for 2018

Announcing New Teaching and Meditation Programs for 2018

Starting in 2018, Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery is pleased to announce that we will have several programs designed for people who want to learn more about Buddhism and participate in programs at Namo Buddha.

 

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

April 23-30, 2018

A one-week course for people new to Buddhism and meditation, introducing basic meditation techniques and the fundamental teachings of Buddhism. Taught by Lama Konchok Dorje and Khenpo David Choephel. Deluxe accommodations: $250 single/$180 double. Basic accommodations: $180 single/$140 double.

 

Beginning Tibetan Language Class

July 5 to August 30

An eight-week course for people who want to learn Tibetan from scratch. Starting with the alphabet, the course teaches basic conversation and how to read the Tibetan script fluently. For more details, see http://www.namobuddha.org/learntibetan.

 

Translation Workshop

July 14 to August 11

An intensive month-long workshop for new translators to study translating texts from Tibetan into English. See www.namobuddha.org/learntibetan for more details.

 

Annual Yarney Summer retreat

July to September, dates to be announced

Join the sangha of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery in observing a tradition that dates from the time of the Buddha. The program includes daily Mahayana sojong vows, a space for meditation and practice, and occasional classes on Buddhist teachings and meditation.  

 

Annual Long Life Puja

Late October or early November, dates to be announced

A special puja that has been closely associated with Thrangu Monastery in Tibet and Nepal for over 150 years. Join us in this gathering of all the monks, nuns, and other members of the Thrangu family from all over the world for this puja that is known for its unique melodies, rituals, and lama dance.

 

For more information on any of these programs, please contact ttyoffice1@gmail.com.

 


 

Yarney: The Annual Rainy-Season Retreat

Starting on 8 August 2017, 270 monks of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery will celebrate the annual Yarney or rainy-season retreat. The Yarney retreat is a tradition dating back to the time of the Buddha, who established the retreat so that his monks could gather for an intensive period of study and meditation every year. In addition, by staying in a single location for the duration of the rainy season, the monks avoided harming the many insects and other small beings that proliferate during the rains. A third benefit of the retreat is that it gives faithful patrons an opportunity to gather the accumulation of merit by sponsoring the monks as they perform pujas, study, and meditate.

This year, Yarney will be held for 45 days from 8 August until 20 September. They will make a commitment to stay at the monastery, where they will hold daily pujas and engage in study, contemplation, and meditation.

Any person who would like to participate by sponsoring this retreat should contact the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery office at ttcmnb@gmail.com and CC to ttyoffice1@gmail.com or +977 9813431384 (Drimey Dawa), +977 9849349452 (Lhakpa Tashi), 9808128565 (Tenzin)

You can sponsor meals or make direct offerings to the Sangha (Sangha Dana).

Amount per Day for Food offerings during Yarney:

  • Breakfast: $150 or Nrs.15000/- includes Tibetan bread, eggs, tea
     
  • Lunch: $250 or Nrs. 25000/- includes curd and fruit
     
  • Special Tea: $40 or Nrs. 4000/-
     
  • Whole Day Meal: $450 or Nrs.45000/- includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Special Tea

23rd annual Mani Drupchen completes

April 19

 

A ten-day long, Mani Drupchen, prayer of world peace successfully completed on April 18. It was held at Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding High school, Rinpoche’s school for Himalayan Children, at Tinchuli, Boudha.

About 450 monks and nuns from Thrangu Monasteries, Dharma centres, and more than a thousand lay disciples gathered to perform Mani Puja and recite Mani Mantra.

On the last day, Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche bestowed Chenrezsig empowerment to the public, where more four thousand followers were present to receive the empowerment.