Kathok Centre Events

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Open to Public Times Paused Again!

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 and pay respects to the magnificent Golden Lotus shrine in the near future. Cherish the opportunity. 

Dharma symbols

 

EXTRAORDINARY REQUEST

In a stable, harmonious, and diligent fashion, our Kathok Center has always aspired to be responsible for our lineage, and for sentient beings. Even in this current extraordinary period we are cautiously completing urgent projects so that we may be open to the public at a suitable time, and serve the public in a more perfect state.  All our concern is for the public. However, as we all know this development is not easy to make happen. One of Karzang Rinpoche’s favorite sayings is that he often feels like he is standing on top of Mt. Everest somewhere with no oxygen, no back up, and nothing to depend on, except completely pure devotion to his masters and lineage. Truly, everything comes with karmic causes and effects. Many conditions must come together to do anything. We have immense gratitude to anyone and everyone who contributes to the creation of the Centre. We are extremely grateful to friends who attempt to support and sponsor the Centre in any way. At present we still have many important projects and plans to be completed. In these difficult times we more than ever need your generous support. Our teachers have usually not allowed us to ask for public support and have relied on only pure offerings, as they want us to be able to fully rejoice and not to damage the pure energy of the lineage. However, because this is a special, extraordinary time due to the epidemic and we are now asking for your generous offerings so that you may be connected to the energies of the Centre even though the usual channels are not possible for awhile. Everything that we are sincerely creating here by our humble pure intentions belongs to everyone and is our common good fortune for now and forever. Everyone should treasure this place from the heart. We are grateful for any support given with a pure mind and will be praying and lighting lamps for your happiness and health and for that of your family and friends. Hopefully, everyone will understand the spirit of this message and indeed we sincerely look forward to seeing you at the Centre in the near future. Please visit our Join Us page to access payment buttons. Thank you, and May All Beings Benefit!

Secretary, Kathok Centre

 

Pure love

November 2021

Sun, November 14, 2021

Tse Chu, Guru Rinpoche Day

On this tenth day of the 9th month of the Tibetan Lunar calendar we reflect on the event in the life of Guru Rinpoche when he took the wrathful form of Vajrakumara at Yang Le Sho, in Nepal. He subdued the local deities and negative forces. He practiced the sadhana of Yangdak Heruka and at the same time attained the level of Vidyadhara (holder of knowledge) in the realization of Mahamudra. He was then known as Guru Dorje Totrengtsel, "the Guru with the Vajra Garland of Skulls."

Fri, November 19, 2021

Full Moon

The increased energies of the full moon enhance practice. It is said that the full moon is a time sacred to the Buddha Amitabha.

Mon, November 29, 2021

Dakini Day (25th day of Tibetan Lunar Calendar)

The 25th day of the Tibetan lunar calendar is Dakini Day, (Day of the dakinis, “those who fly in space.”)  Dakinis symbolize the female energy of enlightenment and are an inspiration to those on all levels of practice. On this day, female energy is at its peak. It is an auspicious time to practice on the female deities.

December 2021

Mon, December 13, 2021

Tse Chu, Guru Rinpoche Day

On the 10th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar we commemorate the arrival of Guru Rinpoche in Central Tibet. He subdued all negative and hostile forces and founded the great monastery of Samye lighting the lamp of the Dharma, and teaching sutra and tantra. He led his twenty-five disciples and King Trisong Detsen to liberation and is now known as Guru Padmasambhava, "the Lotus-Born Guru."

Sat, December 18, 2021

Full Moon

The intensified energies of the full moon bring benefits to practice. 

Tue, December 21, 2021
9:53 AM to 10:53 AM

Winter Solstice

The December solstice happens at the same instant for everyone, everywhere on Earth. It is the shortest day of the year and also marks the slow and steady turning to the light for 2022. This year the winter solstice occurs on Tuesday, December 21, at 3:58pm GMT in the Northern Hemisphere.

Practice on the great prayer of Kuntuzangpo is recommended during the solstices. Here is a link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EaPXS3bJBwp-yaHgDVxBbnHo8DcRnKGM/view?usp=sharing

Wed, December 29, 2021

Dakini Day (25th day of Tibetan Lunar Calendar)

Practice on the female deities 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 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!