https://www.ktcgainesville.org/ has a wonderful line up of teachings coming up
For this Wednesday’s Buddhism Basic’s discussion Lama Losang KTC Jacksonville’s Spiritual Director will join us from 7:00-8:00PM. He will answer any questions you may have about Buddhism or your practice and also talk about our lineage master Gampopa, whose Instructions we have been studying as a group. Please use the regular Zoom Link located on our website and in our bio to take part in this instruction.
Lama Losang is a fully ordained monk and completed the traditional Kagyu three-year retreat at Karme Ling in 2004. In addition to being a Karma Kagyu lineage teacher, Lama Losang (David Bole) is also an Acupuncture Physician with a Doctorate in Psychology, and teaches, lectures, and conducts workshops around the country. In honor of Lama’s 70th birthday, July 26, 2019, Mayor Lauren Poe and the City of Gainesville proclaimed Dr. David Bole (Lama Losang): Health, Happiness, and Liberation Day.
We are happy to have him joining us for practice.
New Year’s Day First Light January 1st
This year we will join our Gainesville sister KTC in support of our Spiritual Director, Lama Losang, for the First Light Ceremony from 9:00am-11:00am. A most auspicious way to start the New Year, making aspirations helps shine a light on our intentions for cultivating compassion and developing Boddhichitta.
“Offering light, in particular, is a special door of dependent arising for quickly completing the accumulation of merit and receiving great blessings.” ~ Sutra of Arya Maitreya
If you wish to offer a light this New Year, use the link below. Each lamp is $1/day and dedications can be made for loved ones, to shine the light of prayer and peace across the globe, or for any heart-felt aspiration for the year. (Use Paypal’s note field to include any prayers or aspirations you wish to offer or email them to Lama Losang.)
Schedule Change Saturday 11/27
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that helps raise awareness about charitable causes. This year Giving Tuesday falls on November 30, 2021. Facebook matches the first $8 million dollars donated by users on its platform starting at 8am Eastern time that day. (Donations made before November 30th or before 8am don’t qualify for the matching dollars.) You can help KTC Jacksonville continue as we prepare to open our new center and continue supporting the dharma in North East Florida.
First Session- 10:30am-12pm
Second Session- 2pm-3:30pm
Join us Saturday September 25th at 10:00am for the opportunity to incorporate the healing benefits of the Medicine Buddha practice into your life. Lama Losang the Spiritual Director of Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville will teach on this sacred chanting practice and the mantra that cultivates peace and brings benefit to ourselves and those around us. With our daily lives being so busy having the instruction for the Short Practice of Medicine Buddha makes it very accessible for those wanting to do the Medicine Buddha practice and not being able to find the time.
To support KTC Jacksonville’s New Home Fund, this teaching is donation based. No one will ever be turned away due to funds. If you would like a scholarship please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Lama Losang (David Bole) is a fully ordained monk (Gelong) in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He completed a three-year retreat under the guidance of renowned Kagyu master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. He continued his studies at the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Oxford, England, where he completed two post graduate degrees. He has studied healing arts, meditation, martial arts, Tai Chi, acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chi Gong in the U.S., England, China, Tibet, India and Japan. He is a licensed acupuncturist in Florida and serves as the resident teacher for the Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling Center in Gainesville, Florida.
In support of Lama Losang and KTC Columbus we will not be having Saturday scheduled book study and practice for July 10th. If you have been unable to attend previous sessions of the teachings they are included in the invite.
This workshop will be Part 5 of Lama Losang’s overview of the Golden Eight-Petalled Lotus system of Asian Medicine. The Eight Petals represent the areas of one’s life that are studied and the methods that are practiced for cultivating health and preventing disease. The Eight Petals are presented in an ideal hierarchy showing exactly what is to be practiced for optimal health in mind and body, and how to carry them out in everyday life.
In this installment, Lama Losang will present the Sixth Petal: The benefits of geomancy, (also known as fengshui), and how arranging one’s life in harmony with their surroundings can bring peace and stability to one’s experience of the world.
Part 1 of the Workshop was given in September 2020; the video can be viewed here.
Part 2 of the Workshop was given in December 2020; the video can be viewed here.
Part 3 of the Workshop was given in February 2021; the video can be viewed here.
Part 4 of the Workshop was given May 1, 2021; the video can be viewed here.
The Chart for the Five Phase Energetics discussed in Part 1 is here.
Registration is donation-based.
Biography of Lama Losang
Lama Losang is a fully ordained monk (Gelong) in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He completed a three-year retreat under the guidance of renowned Kagyu master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. He continued his studies at the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Oxford, England, where he completed two post graduate degrees. He has studied healing arts, meditation, martial arts, Tai Chi, acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chi Gong in the U.S., England, China, Tibet, India and Japan. He is a licensed acupuncturist in Florida and serves as the resident teacher for the Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling Center in Gainesville, Florida.
It is with great joy and gratitude that we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center!
Founded on June 26th 1986 by the Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, KTC Jacksonville continues to serve the community in North East Florida, providing opportunities for both practice and study of the Buddha Dharma. The local center, founded on His Holiness Karmapa’s birthday, gives us the opportunity to celebrate as we express our sincere devotion and gratitude to the activity of our Root Teacher and Head of the Karma Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism.
We are excited to begin a new era as we continue to fundraise for a new, permanent home in the North East Florida area and extend thanks and appreciation to all that continue to support the activity of His Holiness Karmapa and the Karma Kagyu Lineage in our area.
With gratitude, we recognize and thank the Khenpos and Lamas of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra that tirelessly support the Jacksonville Center with special appreciation to Lama Karma, Lama Lodro, Khenpo Ugyen, Khenpo Tenkyong, Khenpo Sanggye, Lama Yeshe, and Lama Kathy. We extend deepest gratitude to our Spiritual Director, Lama Losang. We thank our resident Monastics, Ani Lhamo and Karma Gyamtso, and our hard working Board of Directors, Michael and Jennifer Virzera, and Casey Stone.
To the KTC Sangha we share our joy and gratitude as we continue to practice and work together to offer authentic Dharma to the North East Florida Community. Thank you for all you do to support the center and its activities!
To the benefactors, foundations, and countless private individuals that have all supported the efforts of KTC Jax through the years we extend our deepest appreciation!
With love and devotion to all, we pray that everyone experience good health, happiness and the causes of happiness!
Happy birthday Karmapa and happy anniversary KTC Jax! May this profound activity continue to benefit all beings far into the future. With sincerest best wishes to all!
Yours in the Dharma,
Director, KTC Jacksonville