Weekly Practice Schedule

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Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation 9:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Join us for Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation in person and online from 9:00-10:00am Meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice and we hope that you can take advantage of this opportunity for Shamata Meditation that[...]
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings 10:00 am
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for Saturday Morning Book Study in person or on zoom. We are currently reading  Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Pick up a copy at KTC Jax or[...]
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Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 6-7pm 6:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 6-7pm @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. Chanting is in[...]
Buddhism Basics Discussion 7-8pm 7:00 pm
Buddhism Basics Discussion 7-8pm @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Study group for learning about Buddhism and meditation. 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[...]
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Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation 9:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Join us for Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation in person and online from 9:00-10:00am Meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice and we hope that you can take advantage of this opportunity for Shamata Meditation that[...]
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings 10:00 am
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for Saturday Morning Book Study in person or on zoom. We are currently reading  Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Pick up a copy at KTC Jax or[...]
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice. This Mahayana/Vajrayana puja practice includes prayers requested by friends and relatives for those who are experiencing difficulties in life, are ill or have died;[...]
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Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 6-7pm 6:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 6-7pm @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. Chanting is in[...]
Buddhism Basics Discussion 7-8pm 7:00 pm
Buddhism Basics Discussion 7-8pm @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Study group for learning about Buddhism and meditation. 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[...]
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Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation 9:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Join us for Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation in person and online from 9:00-10:00am Meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice and we hope that you can take advantage of this opportunity for Shamata Meditation that[...]
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings 10:00 am
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for Saturday Morning Book Study in person or on zoom. We are currently reading  Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Pick up a copy at KTC Jax or[...]
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Mar 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice to develop and enrich an attitude of loving-kindness and compassion for all beings without exception. Chanting is in Tibetan with English and transliteration text[...]
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Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 6-7pm 6:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 6-7pm @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. Chanting is in[...]
Buddhism Basics Discussion 7-8pm 7:00 pm
Buddhism Basics Discussion 7-8pm @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Study group for learning about Buddhism and meditation. 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[...]
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Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation 9:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Join us for Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation in person and online from 9:00-10:00am Meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice and we hope that you can take advantage of this opportunity for Shamata Meditation that[...]
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings 10:00 am
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for Saturday Morning Book Study in person or on zoom. We are currently reading  Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Pick up a copy at KTC Jax or[...]
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice to develop and enrich an attitude of loving-kindness and compassion for all beings without exception. Chanting is in Tibetan with English and transliteration text[...]
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Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 6-7pm 6:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 6-7pm @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. Chanting is in[...]
Buddhism Basics Discussion 7-8pm 7:00 pm
Buddhism Basics Discussion 7-8pm @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Study group for learning about Buddhism and meditation. 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[...]
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Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation 9:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Join us for Saturday Silent Sitting Meditation in person and online from 9:00-10:00am Meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice and we hope that you can take advantage of this opportunity for Shamata Meditation that[...]
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings 10:00 am
Dharma Book Study – Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings @ Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for Saturday Morning Book Study in person or on zoom. We are currently reading  Chenrezik: For benefit of all sentient beings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Pick up a copy at KTC Jax or[...]
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice to develop and enrich an attitude of loving-kindness and compassion for all beings without exception. Chanting is in Tibetan with English and transliteration text[...]
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Practices:

At KTCJax, we practice in many ways, and we offer several types of opportunities for you to visit, socialize, learn, discuss and practice with us. 

For formal practice, the Karma Kagyü (‘Whispered’) lineage focuses on several core practices. KTCJax follows this tradition, so we train in Shinay or Shamata Meditation techniques, and we regularly engage in chanted Sadhanas (prayers) several times a week.

Our main chanted prayer practices are for Buddha Amitabha and Bodhisattva Chenrezik (Also known as Lokeshvara, Avalokiteshvara, or Quan Yin), and these are the prayers we do every Saturday morning at KTCJax. We generally chant in Tibetan, but English translations accompany the texts we use, and everyone is welcome to chant, read along, or simply listen.

Shinay (or Calm Abiding) Meditation helps us train our minds to find peace and quiet, even in the midst of our busy lives. This method focuses on a simple object such as the breath or the sound of a bell, and making the effort to prevent or catch the mind’s (apparently inevitable) wandering. As we improve our ability to control and direct our minds, this brings spaciousness to our mental landscape and strengthens our abilities to calm anger or compulsion during our daily activities.

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