The Golden Eight-Petaled Lotus of Meditation & Healing Part 5: Geomancy

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.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE financial means, or have difficulty registering online, please write director@columbusktc.org and she will register you at no cost. Students must have an internet connection, email capability, and be able to download the Zoom application in order to attend. Zoom software is available here: https://zoom.us
Questions? Please contact director@columbusktc.org.

Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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,

 

Michael Turnquist,

Director, KTC Jacksonville

If you would like to help with our new building fund you can make a one time donation by visiting ktcjax.org/donating or become a sustaining member at ktcjax.org/membership

Saturday May 1st The Golden Eight-Petaled Lotus: Meditation & Healing Part 4: Divination with Lama Losang

In support of Lama Losang and KTC Columbus we will not be having Saturday scheduled book study and practice. If you have been unable to attend previous sessions of the teachings they are included in the invite.

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern time
Well-being is experienced in body & mind, but begins with the mind. Learning eight steps (“eight petals”) will guide us to optimum wellness.
About this Event
This workshop will be Part 4 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 Fifth Petal: The I Ching and the Tibetan MO Divination System, and will share some special stories from the Buddhist meditation master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

 

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 2020; the video can be viewed here.
The Chart for the Five Phase Energetics discussed in Part 1 is here:
About 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.
Attendance will be by donation, and proceeds will be put toward Columbus KTC Rebuilding Fund. In order to register using Eventbrite, you will need to make a donation of $1 or more.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE financial means, or have difficulty registering online, please write director@columbusktc.org and she will register you at no cost. Students must have an internet connection, email capability, and be able to download the Zoom application in order to attend. Zoom software is available here: https://zoom.us
Questions? Please contact director@columbusktc.org.

Fulfilling the Vision in 2021: A New Home for KTC Jacksonville

Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville was founded in 1986 by the beloved Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Under the leadership of Lama Losang(David Bole), who completed the traditional 3 Year Retreat under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the Center has been the face of Tibetan Buddhism in Jacksonville and the North Florida area. We have offered free meditation instruction weekly to the public during these many years and have been an academic resource for local universities and colleges. Thousands of people have learned about meditation and Buddhism because of KTC. The Center was at the old building location at McDuff Avenue for 17 years. In October 2020, the owner of the building we rented for almost two decades decided to sell the old building and we made the difficult decision during the COVID-19 pandemic to hold weekly pujas and meditation virtually until we purchase our own building. We wish to continue to be a resource to offer free meditation instruction and share the Buddha’s teachings through the Karma Kagyu Lineage in a new building.

The purchase of a larger space that the KTC Jacksonville can call its own will have a greater capacity to serve the needs of our community. We will be able to better host retreats, have visiting teachers and monastics stay in our new building, and have a larger shrine room to accommodate more participants.It is also our aspiration to have His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, visit Jacksonville when we have a permanent building! We are trying to raise $150,000 for an initial down payment for this new home.

 Our teachers, like Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, strongly endorse, as well as encourage support for KTC Jacksonville’s initiative to establish a permanent center and they have also contributed significantly to this worthy cause. It was Khenpo KartharRinpoche’s sincere wish that KTC Jacksonville have its own building to share the Dharma for generations to come.Supporting a project such as this is an opportunity to accumulate great merit because it help us continue to share the Dharma with others. With over $96,000 raised since 2018, this leaves us with $54,000 left to raise to complete our fundraising goal of $150,000. We hope that this year in 2021 we can complete our fundraising goal. Your contribution is vital. If you believe in the transformative power of meditation and the Buddhadharma, we ask for your continuous support of this meaningful aim.

Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the State of Florida. Your donations are tax deductible. All donations go directly to KTC Jacksonville for the purpose of purchasing a new building.

If you would like to donate, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-home-for-ktc-jacksonville-ktc

Or if you would like to donate using Paypal: paypal@ktcjax.org

Thank you for your support!

Meditation Mondays

Join us for Meditation Mondays virtual practice with Karma Gyamtso  from 7-8pm
Meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice and we hope that you can take advantage of this new opportunity for Shamata Meditation that can bring peace and tranquillity to our lives.
Use our weekly zoom practice link below:

Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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A Teaching on Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva with Lama Lodro Lhamo 3/27

KTC Jacksonville warmly invites you for a special Zoom teaching on Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva with Lama Lodro Lhamo on March 27th 10:00am EST

Ksitigarbha, one of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas, is highly revered in all Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese monasteries. He is lesser known to Western Dharma students but is heavily praised in East Asia. Lama Lodro will lead us in our weekly Chenrezik practice after the teaching.

Several natural disasters struck during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, including floods, earthquakes, floods, and droughts. All of these disasters have caused many problems and brought suffering to people throughout the world. We all wish to do whatever we can to put an end to these disasters as soon as possible and we long to create a better future. In terms of stopping disasters and fulfilling wishes, it is stated by Shakyamuni Buddha, the historical Buddha, that praying for just one moment to Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is more effective than praying to other bodhisattvas for many eons. Creating a connection to Ksitigarbha can accomplish all of our goals: from as noble as reaching Buddhahood or taking rebirth in the Western Pureland of Sukhavati and those as ordinary as good fortune and the fulfillment of wishes.

A number of Ksitigarbha statues were generously donated to KTC Jacksonville to help us fundraise for our future permanent Center building in Jacksonville. These statues were kindly filled with blessed substances and consecrated by Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, our parent monastery in Upstate New York. The blessed statues will be available for sponsorship on our online Etsy shop. We hope you will be inspired by Lama Lodro’s teaching and bring a statue of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva to your home. All donations benefit KTC Jacksonville.

About Lama Lodro Lhamo: Lama Lodro Lhamo has been a student of the late Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1990. She completed three consecutive three-year retreats at Karme Ling under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, and received her full monastic vows (bhikshuni ordination) in 2008. She is currently the women’s retreat master at Karme Ling Retreat Center. She has a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Columbia University. She’s also fluent in Chinese, English, and Tibetan.

To support KTC we are asking for a $15 suggested donation. No one
will ever be turned away due to funds if you would like a scholarship
please e-mail info@ktcjax.org. To register click the eventbrite link
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The Golden Eight-Petaled Lotus: Meditation & Eastern Medicine Part 3 2/27

In support of Lama Losang and KTC Columbus we will not be having Saturday scheduled book study and practice. If you have been unable to attend previous sessions of the teachings they are included in the invite.

Join us for a special teaching with Lama Losang!

Saturday, February 27th, from 10am to noon.

Well-being is experienced in body & mind, but begins with the mind. Learning eight steps (“eight petals”) will guide us to optimum wellness.

About this Event

This workshop will be Part 3 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 Fourth Petal:.Massage and Acupressure. This talk will cover self care, using specific acupoints to enhance health and healing.

If time permits, Lama Losang will present the Fifth Petal: The I Ching and the Tibetan MO Divination System, and will share some special stories from the Buddhist meditation master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

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.

The Chart for the Five Phase Energetics discussed in Part 1 is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bunsy0bud7u7lib/Five%20Phase%20Energetics%20Eight%20Petal%20Lotus%20Class%20.pdf?dl=0


About 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.

Losar online teaching with Lama Losang: Six Perfections in this time of adversity

Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville and Gainesvile Karma Thegsum Choling would like to welcome you to usher in the Tibetan New Year.

During this time of adversity celebrations may take a while to return, but we can can bring benefit to our lives and others by learning about the Six Perfections. His Holiness Karmapa explained the Six Perfections as “how to take care of oneself and others and how to gather all the qualities of a bodhisattva”.

Lama Losang will also give some insight on the Tibetan New Year of the Metal Ox and review the Mahamudra Lineage prayer as part of the evening teaching .

Lama Losang/David Bole, completed the traditional three year retreat at Karme Ling Retreat Center under the direction of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. He received getsul (intermediate) and gelong (full) ordination from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. He is currently serving as the Resident Lama for the Gainesville KTC and Spiritual Director at KTC Jacksonville. In addition, he received a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Florida. He is a licensed Acupuncture Physician, A.P. and Director of the Traditional Acupuncture Center in Gainesville, Florida. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees at KTD.

This event is a free event with no cost to attend. If you would like to support the KTC’s in their mission to benefit dharma practice in Florida please visit the following link to make a donation.

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Time: Feb 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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KTC Jax Sangha Business Meeting

On behalf of Lama Losang and the Board of Directors of Karma Thegsum Choling, we send warmest greetings!
Over the 34 plus years that KTC Jax has served the Northeast Florida Community by offering a place and platform for the hearing, contemplation, and practice of the teachings of Kagyu Buddhism, we have been blessed beyond measure by the presence of our teachers, the authentic practices of our tradition, as well as the opportunity to serve others. This center and other KTC’s across the country have positively touched the lives of thousands of people over the last four decades.
Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche founded KTC Jacksonville in 1986. His blessings remain in the activity of all KTC centers.
On many occasions I remember Rinpoche’s admonition to not take the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, for granted. That we must actively sustain not only our personal practice, but also the activity of the centers themselves. This activity is comprised of an active form of engagement, and of personal responsibility.
Rarely have Rinpoche’s words rang more truly than several weeks ago, when the BOD of Jacksonville received the message from the property owner that our current location, which we have been renting for 17 years, would be sold. During the last few weeks, the Board of Directors has moved forward with several initiatives to information gather funding for a permanent residence for the Jacksonville KTC, a long aspired for wish, not only on the part of our Sangha, but also on the part of our Teachers.
The activity of our Sangha, which over many years, has worked tirelessly to fundraise for a permanent facility, continues to do so successfully.
The Jacksonville BOD wishes to extend a warm invitation to all of you, and anyone interested in supporting the KTC and its activity, to a virtual all Sangha business meeting to be held next Saturday, November 14th at noon. Zoom meeting information below.
We are very interested in and gently request, your suggestions, feedback, and recommendations.
Please join us next Saturday for this important meeting! If you cannot make the virtual meeting, we encourage you to contact us and email us with your suggestions, and offers of assistance at info@ktcjax.org.
Thank you for your continuous support of one another as a Sangha and for making the Dharma available to the NE Florida community.
With gratitude.
Michael Turnquist, Director
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