• Bardor Tulku Rinpoche teaching from Treasury of Eloquence.
  • Work progresses on the upper floor. Please contribute to the fund!
  • Lhabab Duchen— one of many special events held regularly at KPL.

     

Upcoming Programs

For the complete schedule, visit our PROGRAMS PAGE. Please call Lila at 845-757-5571 or email info@kunzang.org to let us know you are planning to attend any of our programs.

Tibetan Musical Instruments

November 22 • 1:30—3:30pm

Tibetan Musical Instruments

Instructor Tom Schmidt
Donation: $20

Tom will teach techniques for playing Tibetan instruments including cymbals (silnyen & rolmo), hand drum (damaru), Tibetan horns (gyaling, congling, radoong) and drum. This program is particularly suitable for student who wish to acquire skills in order to play music in group and personal practice.

With his solid background in music, and many years of experience playing and teaching, Tom offers a rare opportunity for Western students to learn how to play Tibetan musical instruments in a graduated approach from learning how to hold an instrument to gaining insight into techniques of generating the sound and musical forms.

Naomi Schmidt

November 23 • 10am—noon

Meditation

Instructor Naomi Schmidt
Free of charge.

Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started with the practice of meditation.

Lama Jim Kukula

November 23 • 1:302:30pm

The Nature of Reality: The Four Seals

Talk by Lama Jim Kukula
Donation: $20.

1. All compounded things are impermanent 2. All defiled phenomena are painful. 3. All phenomena are empty. 4. Nirvana is peace. These four short stanzas describe the apparent nature of our experience, its true nature, and the attainment of a reality beyond struggle. We are constantly frustrated in our search for a stable foundation underlying the evanescent display of experience. We discover a calm clarity as we disengage from this futile struggle. Our discussion will focus on this common thread that spans the vast diversity of Buddhist teaching and practice.

Lama Tashi Topgyal

December 6—7 • 10am—Noon & 2—4pm

Songs of Barway Dorje

Commentary and instruction by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Translation by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
Cost of weekend: $120

The Treasury of Eloquence is a compilation of the songs of realization of Terchen Barway Dorje (1836-1918). Like the well-known songs of Milarepa, they serve as a source of inspiration and guidance to contemporary practitioners. Though most of the songs were spontaneously composed for a particular disciple, their direct advice unmistakably points out the way to encounter the Buddha nature that is common to all. Made up of many pithy songs, longer pieces, guru yoga compositions, and prayers of aspiration and supplication, the Treasury of Eloquence contains a wide range of teachings and instructions that can be put to immediate use. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will go through all the songs in the Treasury of Eloquence and give definitive commentary on their profound meaning.

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From Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Dear Sangha Members and Friends,

Tashi delek! In the past few months there have been many exciting developments at KPL. The goals we set at the beginning of the summer for the second floor have been and continue to be met. The sprinkler system has been installed and the insulation will be completed by the end of the month. Once the insulation is finished, work can begin on the radiant floor heating. We are so pleased with the progress on the second floor and greatly appreciate the dedicated efforts of our volunteers.

Since my health has improved, I have begun a teaching series on Treasury of Eloquence: The Songs of Barway Dorje. Through these teachings I am able to provide further detail and commentary on the First Barway Dorje's collection of songs and instructions. It is my hope that students will enjoy and learn much from this series of teachings.

Thank you for your continued support of KPL and all our activities.

Yours in the Dharma,

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
November 2014

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