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.

 

 

 

The Lightening Bolt of Compassion, "a Short Sampa Lhundrupma, Prayer that Spontaneously Fulfills All Wishes"  by Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje

Emaho! oh wonder! O Guru Rinpoche, in your glory you embody Buddha, Dharma and Sangha; lama, yidam and khandro; and all the sugatas, The sole refuge of beings, who are without protection in this dark age. Your compassion is as swift as lightening, Totreng Tsal. Maha-Guru, Wrathful Padma Heruka, with fervent longing and devotion, we pray to you: Avert enemies, dons, obstructing forces, gyalpo, senmo and jungpo demons, under your subjugation. Grant your blessings so that all our wishes be spontaneously fulfilled!

When the signs of the times became apparent, at the request of the noble consort and son, Jalu Dorje uttered this, as a treasure from his wisdom mind.

 

 

 

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 Migyur Dorje

Stupas

Stupa BaseStupa Detail

 

 

 

Pure love

June 2024

Fri, June 21, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

Sat, June 22, 2024
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Dzam Ling Chi Sang: Open meditation in Golden Shrine

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Open meditation in the Golden Shrine on this auspicious "Local deities day; Universal prayer day" Dzam Ling Chi Sang, coinciding with the full moon. 

Prayer for the Peoples of this Earth by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche:

At this very moment for the peoples and nations of the earth, may not even the names of disease, famine, war and suffering be heard, but may pure conduct, merit, wealth and prosperity increase, and supreme good fortune and well being always arise!

Suitable for all levels. Anyone is welcomed.

There is no set price for attending, but your generous offering is greatly appreciated. 

Sun, June 23, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

Fri, June 28, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

Sat, June 29, 2024
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Reading and reflection on the Heart Sutra in the Golden Shrine

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Reading and reflection on the Prajnaparamita, Heart Sutra, in the Golden Shrine. 

Suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcomed to join.

There is no set price for attending, but your generous donation is greatly appreciated. 

Sun, June 30, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

July 2024

Mon, July 1, 2024

Dakini day

 

The day of powerful feminine energy. Home practice is recommended.  

Fri, July 5, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

New moon day: Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

Sat, July 6, 2024
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Open meditation in Golden Shrine

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Suitable for all levels. Anyone is welcomed.

There is no set price for attending, but your generous offering is greatly appreciated. 

Sun, July 7, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

Fri, July 12, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

Sat, July 13, 2024
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

The 37 Practices of all Bodhisattvas in the Golden Shrine

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Reading, reflection, and meditation on the text, The 37 Practices of all Bodhisattvas

Suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcomed to join. 

There is no set price for attending, but your generous offering is greatly appreciated. 

Sun, July 14, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

Tue, July 16, 2024

Birth of Guru Rinpoche

 

Auspicious and powerful birth of Guru Rinpoche day. Home practice is recommended. 

When at sunrise on the tenth day of the sixth month, the monkey month, Guru Rinpoche is born within a lotus blossom on Lake Dhanakosa and turns the wheel of Dharma for the dakinis of the island, he is known as Guru Tsokye Dorje. 

 

Fri, July 19, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment. 

Sat, July 20, 2024
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Reading and reflection on the Heart Sutra in the Golden Shrine

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Reading and reflection on the Prajnaparamita, the Heart Sutra, in the Golden Shrine. 

Suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcomed to join.

There is no set price for attending, but your generous donation is greatly appreciated. 

Sun, July 21, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Full Moon day: Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment.

Fri, July 26, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment.

Sat, July 27, 2024
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Open meditation in Golden Shrine

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Suitable for all levels. Anyone is welcomed.

There is no set price for attending, but your generous offering is greatly appreciated. 

Sun, July 28, 2024
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Open for public self-guided tours

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Self-guided public open time includes: an orientation from a volunteer, window viewing of the Golden Shrine, circumambulation of Shrine and Stupas, walk/sit in main garden, butterlamp building, wishing garden, Tara garden, gift shop, an opportunity to make offerings, and to see detailed explanations of the 8 stupas - the highest representation of Buddha's enlightenment.

Tue, July 30, 2024

Dakini day

 

The day of powerful feminine energy. Home practice is recommended.  

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.

Scheduled practices or public open times could be subject to change on short notice in the case of severe weather or other unanticipated issues.

Please enjoy your quiet, sacred times at the Temple!