Yesterday morning was an opportunity for us to represent Buddha Karmapa's North American seat which is KTD Monastery with Lama Zopa, Ani Wangmo, Susan and PC Chen!
We offered body, speech and mind offering and I personally sponsored the lunch and money offering for the monastics!
Also for all beings and the joy of offering will remain in our heart forever!
Lhabab Duchen Nyungne
November 11 - 14
Lama Karuna Tara leads the Nyungne Retreats at KTD, held on the Four Great Occasions of the Buddha's life.
Two Residential Volunteer Positions
starting November 1, 2014
There was a beautiful rainbow at KTD on October 26th.
Photo by Jason Petersen
Has There Ever Been a More Exciting Time
to Volunteer at KTD?
Half-Kitchen and Half-Housekeeping Position:
This volunteer position includes Kitchen tasks of preparing vegetarian and vegan meals, washing pots and pans, and cleaning up the kitchen, as well as Housekeeping tasks of cleaning guest rooms and public spaces.
This volunteer position includes cleaning public spaces, guest rooms, offices and storage rooms. In addition, housekeepers do laundry tasks, re-supply the rooms and bathrooms with soap and paper products, and perform other interior maintenance tasks. Being able to do some heavy lifting or physical labor is important.
Same rainbow, Anitra Brown.
If you are interested in one of these three-to-six month residential volunteer positions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or phone 845-679-5906 ext 3 or 845-679-5906 ext 1090. KTD monastery is the North American seatof His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist lineage. Located on a mountain above Woodstock, NY, the monastery is across the hiking trail going up Overlook Mountain. KTD offers teachings by Tibetan Buddhist lamas, meditation practices, chanting pujas, and a community lifestyle based on Buddhist principles. People from around the world come to weekend programs and week-long retreats to study genuine Buddhist dharma. Residential volunteers sleep in Dorm Rooms and receive free vegetarian meals.
If their work schedule allows, they can attend teachings by visiting Tibetan Buddhist lamas on the weekends. Residential volunteers participate in KTD's community by doing a daily meditation or puja practice and by sharing other activities that support the spiritual and day-to-day life at the monastery. KTD offers a weekly Introduction to Buddhism course and a weekly Buddhist book discussion group. KTD's resident lamas and monastics are always willing to answer questions about Buddhism.
Please Return to KTD to Teach Again, Tulku Rinpoche
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche Visit and PlanetaryScreening
Of KTD, Ringu Tulku says, "it's a beautiful place, and very blessed, too."
Photo courtesy Anitra Brown
Ringu Tulku enjoys a little popcorn at the Saturday night screening of