Welcome to Chicago KTC, a Buddhist Meditation Center under the auspices of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Upcoming Event at Chicago KTC
Lama Karma Drodhul
July 11-13, 2014
Public Talk: Coping with Death and Dying
Friday, July 11
Weekend teaching on the "Aspiration Prayer of Dewachen"
Saturday, July 12
10:30am-12:00pm / 3:30pm-5:00pm
Refuge Ceremony and Amitabha Empowerment
Sunday, July 13
10:30am-12:00pm / 2:30pm-4:00pm
Teachings on the "Aspiration Prayer of Dewachen"
Lama Karma Drodhul will teach on the Aspiration Prayer (for rebirth in the Pureland) of Dewachen. This aspirational prayer is one of the most beloved in Tibetan Buddhism. It is a visionary description of Dewachen (Sukhavati), "Land of Bliss," the western Pureland of Amitabha Buddha. This prayer was written by Karma Chagme (1613‐1678), one of the most highly realized and accomplished scholar yogis of Tibet.
Born in Kham, in Eastern Tibet, Lama Karma became a monk at the age of 9 under the tutelage of the Venerable Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, an esteemed and revered tulku (reincarnated lama) in the Karma Kagyu lineage. Thrangu Rinpoche sent the 20-year-old Lama Karma to America to deepen his understanding of the Dharma under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery in Woodstock, NY, which is the North American seat of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
Lama Karma serves as Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's principal attendant and assistant. In 2004 he completed his first, and in 2008 his second traditional three‐year,three‐month retreat under Khenpo Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center. He now is the drupon (retreat master) at Karme Ling and a resident teacher at KTD.
$20 per session
Members discount: 10% off with new membership.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds!
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