KTC Jax Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Webcast

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Webcast Invite
We are pleased to announce that the next KTC webcast with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will be Karma Chagme’s “Prayer for Offering Prostrations.” Please join us in receiving this precious teaching from our beloved teacher. Prostrations are the first foundation of the Preliminary Practices. Khenpo Rinpoche will teach the meaning and benefits of prostration practice, categories of prostrations, how to practice prostrations, and the   story behind Karma Chagme’s “Prayer for Offering Prostrations.”
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Born in eastern Tibet in 1924, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche is one of the great masters of the Karma Kagyu lineage and Tibetan Buddhism. Khenpo Rinpoche, who received most of his training and education in Tibet before the Chinese invasion, is highly accomplished in meditation, philosophy, and all monastic arts. As abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery (KTD) in Woodstock, New York; spiritual guide of thirty-five Karma Thegsum Choling (KTC) affiliate centers; and retreat master at the Karme Ling Retreat Center in Delhi, New York; Rinpoche has touched the hearts and minds of many thousands of students.

Live Webcast Teaching Schedule:

Friday – February 10th
Evening: 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST

Saturday – February 11th
Morning: 10:30 a.m.-noon EST
Potluck Luncheon
Afternoon: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST

Sunday – February 12th
Morning: 10:30 a.m.-noon EST
Afternoon: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EST

There is no cost to attend this webcast but monetary offerings are greatly appreciated as they allow us to meet the costs of keeping our center open and to continue bringing the authentic dharma to the Jacksonville area.

As noted on the schedule, there will be a vegetarian potluck between the two Saturday sessions. Attendees are welcome to bring a favorite dish to share.  (We will also be offering the ‘work yoga’ of house cleaning our center after lunch and welcome any donation in this regard as well.)


Karma Thegsum Chöling Jacksonville • 1258 South McDuff Avenue • Jacksonville, Florida 32205
(904) 357-0663
Visit us at http://ktcjax.org  and http://facebook.com/ktcjax


lamakarmaWe are delighted to announce that Lama Karma Drodhul will be visiting KTCJax for a teaching weekend June 12-14. Lama Karma has not visited Jacksonville for several years. We just had a very eventful visit from Lama Lodro Lhamo and Lama Choenyi but we didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to host Lama Karma, who is an amazing teacher.

Lama Karma Drodul is Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s principal attendant and nephew. He became a monk when he was nine years old and at twenty received both getsul (intermediate) and gelong (full) ordination from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Lama Karma excelled in all aspects of dharma study and completed his education in five years. Thrangu Rinpoche sent him to the U. S. to deepen his understanding of the dharma under the tutelage of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. In March 2004, Lama Karma completed his first and in February 2008 his second traditional three-year, three-month retreat under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center. He now is the Drubpon (retreat master) at Karme Ling. He travels to different centers and has a full teaching schedule.

June 12-14, Lama Karma will teach on the “37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.” This core scripture from Tibetan Buddhism has been relied upon for six centuries as a synthesis of the Mahayana teachings, and more specifically as a condensation of the famous (but longer) text called Bodhicharyavatara (The Way of the Bodhisattva) by Shantideva. The 37 Practices is memorized and studied in all Tibetan Buddhist schools.

Lama Karma will give the Green Tara Empowerment and Refuge Saturday, June 13th at 7 pm. For those that attended the Green Tara Retreat with Lama Lodro at the Florida KTC’s, receiving the Green Tara empowerment would complete the 3 requirements for Green Tara practice(reading transmission, instruction, empowerment).


7:00 pm: Public Talk:”Compassion Without Limits”
Location: Hai Duc Temple(Chua Hai Duc)
2101 Pickettville Road
Jacksonville, FL 32220
*All are welcome to have dinner with Lama Karma & our Vietnamese brothers and sisters after the Dharma Talk. There is no charge for this Talk. Donations are welcome*

10:00am-Noon- Teaching
Noon- Lunch
2:00 pm-4:30 pm- Teaching
7:00 pm- Refuge & Green Tara Empowerment
Location: KTCJax
1258 McDuff Avenue South
Jacksonville, FL 32205

10:00am-Noon- Teaching
Noon- Lunch
2:00 pm-4:30 pm- Teaching
Location: KTCJax
1258 McDuff Avenue South
Jacksonville, FL 32205

$25 Per Session or $80 for the Entire Weekend(Including Empowerment)
$25 for Green Tara Empowerment
*No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. We will have volunteer positions available*

*Please email Casey at yongtentenzin@gmail.com if you have any questions concerning the weekend*

Lama Karma Droduhl will also be visiting KKSG Amelia Island June 16th and 17th:

Tuesday June 16: 7-9 p.m. at KKSC Amelia (The Thomas Home) Topic-37 Practices of the Bodhissatva. Contact info: Billy Thomas at (904) 583-5343.
Email ameliakksg@gmail.com for reservations and directions
Wednesday June 17th: 7-9 p.m. public talk- Topic: Bodhichitta.
 Location: New Vision Congregational UCC, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee, Fl 32097
$10.00 Suggested donation.
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