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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. 

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