Kathok Centre Events

Open to Public Times Continue to Be Paused!

Due to the current situation of the epidemic and the regulations of the government health department, our center will again remain closed to the public We are hoping that you will have the opportunity to visit soon and pay respects to the magnificent Golden Lotus shrine in the near future and that you will cherish the opportunity. 

 

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

January 2022

Wed, January 12, 2022

Tse Chu, Guru Rinpoche Day

In the 11th month:of the Tibetan lunar calendar we are aware that In Bhutan, the Guru took a wrathful form and placed the local deities and protectors under his  control, converting them into guardians of the termas (hidden teachings) and initiating them into the secret oral teachings. He is known as Guru Dorje Drolo, "the Vajra-Wrathful Guru."

Mon, January 17, 2022

Full Moon

Use the increased energies of the full moon to enhance practice.

Tue, January 18, 2022

Full Moon

Use the energies of the full moon to increase practice.

Wed, January 26, 2022

Dakini Day (25th day of Tibetan Lunar Calendar)

Practice on the female deities is recommended.

Thu, January 27, 2022

Dakini Day (25th day of Tibetan Lunar Calendar)

On this day we may honor and practice on the female deities.

February 2022

Fri, February 11, 2022

Tse Chu, Guru Rinpoche Day

In the 12th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar we remember  King Indrabhuti invites Guru Rinpoche to Orgyen, where he is proclaimed heir to the throne and marries the princess Bhasadhara. He is known as Guru Pema Gyalpo, "Lotus-Prince Guru."

Sat, February 19, 2022

Parinirvana of Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam

Longchenpa (1308-1364), also known as the omniscient Drimé Özer, was the foremost and most radiant teacher of the Nyingma lineage. He was the founder of Longchen Nyingthik Dzogpa Chenpo. He systematized the teachings of the lineage and was the foundation of many profound works and practices bringing the lineage to an extraordinary level. In a very short lifetime, he created a great contribution generally to Tibetan Buddhism and specifically to the Nyingma tradition. He passed away amid many miraculous signs and manifestations.

 

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 Vairotsana'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!