Kathok Centre Events

The Compassionate Heart of the Awakened Mind

Bodhichitta, precious and sublime:

May it arise in those in whom it has not arisen,

May it never decline where it has arisen,

But go on increasing further and further.

 

Facilitated Visits 

We rejoice that we may again offer structured and facilitated visits to the Centre. In order to attend, please write to kathoktours@gmail.com  for further information and to book. No drop ins please! The visits will be limited to groups of 10. You will be asked to wear a mask. You will meditatively progress through the gardens viewing some of the features, such as the Tara Shrine and Ksithigarbha statue and come to the Golden Shrine for some moments of meditation. You will have an opportunity to turn the prayer wheels, offer a lamp in the Butterlamp House and/or make a wish in the wishing garden. The gift shop will be opened as well. This is an opportunity to experience a peaceful, spiritual time out of the cares of this world and to learn some basics of the Vajrayana Nyingma lineage or to extend your knowledge of it. All are welcome.

It's Cherry Blossom Time and we are adding tours!

Beginning Monday April 25th until the blooms are done (2-3 weeks) the tour schedule will be as follows:

Monday afternoons 1pm

Wednesday evening 6pm

Thursday afternoon 1pm

Thursday evening 6pm

Friday afternoon 1pm

Friday evening 6pm

Saturday afternoon 1pm

 

 

Small Note: We appreciate the generosity of those who wish to make offerings or bring items to the Centre, however, if there is something that you may wish to offer please email ahead of time and describe what it is so that the Lamas may make a decision about whether it is something useful at the Centre. Please do not bring items to the gate. Thank you for your understanding!

 

 

Rejoicing in the Installation of the Sixteen Stupas!

Buddha Nature

"May all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas behold me with grace, I rejoice in the fulfillment of the Two Accumulations of merit and wisdom. All the virtues gathered in the three times, I offer them all to the Three Jewels. May the Buddhadharma flourish, I dedicate this virtue to all sentient beings.May sentient beings attain Buddhahood. And may all such virtue gather together, And ripen in my mindstream, To purify the two obscurations and perfect the accumulations. May long life, health as well as practice and realization increase, May I attain the Tenth Bhumi in this lifetime. At the very moment when we leave this life, May we be reborn in Sukhavati. Once we are born there, may the lotus bloom, And may we attain Buddhahood with that form. Upon attaining Buddhahood and until Samsara or cyclic existence ends, May we manifest in various emanations to guide and benefit all sentient beings. Samaya Gya Gya Gya" This prayer is from the Terma of Tulku Migyer Dorje

Stupas

Stupa BaseStupa Detail

 

 

 

Pure love

May 2022

Wed, May 11, 2022

Guru Rinpoche Day

On the tenth day of the third month, the snake month, when the Zahor king tries to burn him alive, he arouses faith by magically transforming the pyre into a lake, establishing the entire kingdom in Dharma. By depending on Princess Mandarava, he then arises in the vajra body, and is known as Guru Chime Pemajungne.

Wed, May 25, 2022

Dakini Day

A day to connect with feminine energy, practice on the female deities is encouraged.

June 2022

Tue, June 14, 2022

Saga Dawa Duchen

Buddha's birth, enlightenment and paranirvana all fall in Saga Dawa. This makes the whole month a special time to practice.

Mon, June 27, 2022

Anniversary of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche

A powerful day for the Nyingma tradition.

Through the blessings of the youthful Manjushri,/ The union of awareness and emptiness,/ You released the eight brilliant treasures./ Master of an ocean of treasure-like teachings of the Dharma in both transmission and realization - / To you, Mipham Rinpoche, Manjushri in person, I pray!

Mon, June 27, 2022

Anniversary of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche

A powerful day for the Nyingma tradition.

Through the blessings of the youthful Manjushri,/ The union of awareness and emptiness,/ You released the eight brilliant treasures./ Master of an ocean of treasure-like teachings of the Dharma in both transmission and realization - / To you, Mipham Rinpoche, Manjushri in person, I pray!

Teaching from Karzang Rinpoche

Please click on the title below to find a beautiful teaching from Karzang Rinpoche on the power of spiritual example:

Reflections on Vairocana's Doha

 

Temple Etiquette

To help us all enjoy of the sacredness of Kathok Centre the main temple is only to be accessed during scheduled practices.

Please leave pets at home.

Please observe all signs, rules and guide lines while on the Temple property as there are Teachers in residence and students in retreat. ​You may take photos outside, but please, no photos inside Temples.

Thank you, everyone, for honoring our sacred space.

Notes for Newcomers

In order to observe proper conduct please remove shoes and hats before entering the Temples.

Please wear respectful clothing. 

It is considered bad luck to greet the Deity empty handed, so for the most beneficial and opportune visit you can offer fresh flowers or a 'kata' (white silk scarf available in the temple & gift shop) as you make positive aspirations for yourself and/or others.

Please arrive 10 minutes early for all practices. The gate will be locked during practice sessions.

Open Meditation sessions are one hr. Most other practices do not necessarily have a determinate end time. 

Please keep recitation texts on a table (not on the floor).

Please keep talking to a minimum.

Please do not point your feet at the Buddhas or other sacred objects in the Temples.

If you are not comfortable sitting on cushions please sit on the benches available or bring your own folding chair.

Please put your cell phone in airplane mode and no photos inside Temples.

Please do not bring dogs to the Centre. 

The purpose of Kathok Centre is to help us all become healthier in mind, heart and body. To best facilitate this please keep your mind and body free of intoxicants including alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana. If you are intoxicated or behaving disrespectfully you will be asked to leave.

Please enjoy your quiet, sacred times at the Temple!