Upcoming Teaching, Soft Open, Schedule updates


Message from Lama Losang

Namaste to all my friends!

Happy Saga Dawa Duchen! This is celebrated all month from the new moon on May 30 to the new moon June 29. However, with the full moon on Tuesday, June 14, Buddhists around the world will be celebrating the most important day in the Tibetan lunar calendar. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment and paranirvana (passing away), of our blessed teacher Shakyamuni Buddha, who lived and taught more than 2500 years ago. Although he is no longer among us in his physical form, his teaching on love and compassion still remain. This time is also called “Bumgyur Dawa, which means “100,000 multiplying month” because our virtuous and unvirtuous actions are said to be multiplied 100,000 times. With that in mind, during this month of June, practice loving kindness and compassion and avoid unskillful action in body, speech and mind.

May all be auspicious for you!

Saga Dawa Teaching and Soft Opening June 25th

Life of the Buddha Teaching by Lama Losang

As we take part in the auspicious time of Saga Dawa Duchen and to celebrate KTC Jacksonville’s 37th anniversary, Lama Losang has offered to give a teaching on the Life of the Buddha at our new center from 10:00am-12:00pm, Saturday June 25th. There will be limited capacity of 20 seats available as we work up to a complete re-opening. We are asking all those who wish to attend to RSVP in advance. The teaching will also be streamed via zoom for those who wish to attend from home.

For those who wish to receive Refuge, the ceremony will be given following lunch. Please e-mail info@ktcax.org RSVP for taking Refuge.

As covid levels have risen in the community in an act of loving kindness we suggest that all who attend wear masks for the benefit of those who are immunocompromised. We hope to announce regular practice in the coming weeks as we work to get our new home completely open for regular practice.

$20 suggested donation, scholarships available by e-mailing info@ktcjax.org

RSVP In Person:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/358980699937

RSVP Online Zoom:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/358995534307

Schedule Cancellation June 11 and 14th

We will be unable to host practice on Saturday morning June 11 and Tuesday evening 14th. We are encouraging everyone to attend Gainesville KTCs excellent online teaching with Khenpo Tenkyong “Foundation of Dream Yoga and Meditation” June 11-12th.

Gainesville KTC Upcoming Events

Passing of Ani Karma Lhamo

On May 7th our beloved nun Ani Kama Lhamo passed on. A true example of faith and devotion she has brought joy and compassion to us all at KTC Jacksonville. Over the next 49 days we ask that practitioners recite Amitabha mantra or any mantra you connect with, and dedicate the merit for Ani’s swift rebirth in Dewachen. We also dedicate the merit to her family and friends during this time

New Weekly Schedule Starting April 2nd

New Weekly Schedule Starting April 2nd

Starting April 2nd all virtual meetings will now be held on Tuesday and Saturday. Join us remotely for any practice by using our zoom link

Saturday Schedule:

 
9:00am-10:00am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation Join us for two sessions of Silent Sitting Meditation, Introduction available for those who are new to the practice.
10:00am-10:30am

Book Study New Title Bardo: Interval of Possibility by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Commentary on “Aspiration for the Bardo” by Chokyi Wangchuk

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche gives an exceptionally clear and lucid explanation of Aspiration for the Bardo, graciously giving the necessary time and attention to its more obscure points. His commentary, however, is not merely a bare description of the sequence of events in the process of dying and death, but is underscored throughout with the purpose and urgency of aspiration. We are clearly instructed on what to practice and how to train ourselves at every point of opportunity, “whether in the waking state or the dream state” and even within the interval experience itself.

For complimentary copy digital copy please visit:
https://dharmaebooks.org/bardo-interval-of-possibility/
10:30am-11:30am
Chenrezik and Amitabha Sadhana practice continues at the same time. First Saturday of the month is Green Tara Sadhana practice. These active forms of meditation, chanting and mantra practice help us cultivate loving, kindness and compassion. We will have the prayers available on screen for those who don’t have a copy. The pdf is available here if you would like to download or print https://ktdblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/chernrezik-ktd-book-new.pdf

Tuesday Schedule:

 
6:00pm-7:00pm
Medicine Buddha Practice All are welcome to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice. This active form of meditation helps us cultivate the inner qualities needed to overcome mental and physical affliction and generate compassion for all beings that are suffering.
The sadhana or prayer is chanted in Tibetan with English translation in the text. You can download the text here https://dharmaebooks.org/medicine-buddha/
We begin with a short reading from Thrangu Rinpoche’s Medicine Buddha Teachings
7:00pm-8:00pm
Buddhism Basic’s  Virtual Study group for learning about Buddhism. We begin with readings from Buddhist introductory texts and discuss how that apply to our own practice and every day lives. This is a great sessions for new and experienced practitioners alike. We are currently studying “Dharma Paths” by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. If this is your first visit feel free to request and Introduction.
Apologies for any inconvenience this schedule change has. We appreciate your support and thanks for everyone’s understanding. We look forward to seeing everyone once our new center renovations are completed.

Losar Teaching and Meditation Instruction

Join Wednesday February 2nd as we celebrate the Tibetan New Year during  our Buddhism Basic’s class. Lama Losang, KTC Jacksonville’s Spiritual Director will give a teaching on Losar and the Year of Tiger and also give traditional Meditation Instructions that are the foundation of Buddhist practice and the basis happiness in our lives. From 7:00-8:30PM this will be a great way to begin the New Year by learning Meditation as well as renewing our practice to establish a calm mind and bring about peace and happiness in our lives.
 
Please use the regular Zoom Link below or 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.

You can watch Lama Losang’s previous teachings and others at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCke7IwjaGtn_PHmpVGtLxDg

Lama Losang Teaching and Q&A Session Jan. 12th

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

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.


We will celebrate over Zoom using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6671190575. The password is Karmapa. You can access the prayers we’ll read that day here.


“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.)


LIGHT OFFERINGS

Giving Tuesday 11/30

Today is Giving Tuesday a global day of giving that helps raise awareness about charitable causes. Today Facebook matches the first $8 million dollars donated by users on its platform starting at 8am Eastern time that day. You can help KTC Jacksonville continue as we prepare to open our new center and continue supporting the dharma in North East Florida by using the follow link to donate or visit ktcjax.org
 
 
As always we truly appreciate every donation made and rejoice in the merit no matter what charitable cause you chose to support today!
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