Winter & Spring Schedule 2017

Our Hand-painted Shrine & Buddha Statue

Please join us every Wednesday in our shrine room this  winter & spring as we continue our Pathwork in learning about and practicing Buddhism with Lama Yeshe Palmo. All are welcome!

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
–No session Wednesday March 8–

35 Vesper Lane (front cottage; directly opposite Cato Lane)

 

A weekly session of meditation, practice, study & chanting in the Kagyu lineage tradition.
Open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted ($20 suggested).

Our Weekly Topic this Winter/Spring…

The Great Path of Awakening

Led by Lama Yeshe Palmo, will explore in depth The Seven Points of Mind Training, a classic (yet always contemporary) set of methods for cultivating love, compassion, and the full awakening of buddhahood using both meditation and our daily life experiences.

Our study is based mainly on two books: The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (2005 Shambhala edition recommended) and Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa.

To purchase these books on Amazon:

 

CLICK HERE for The Great Path of Awakening

CLICK HERE for Training the Mind 

Having your own copy of the books is recommended but not required for participation. Newcomers are welcome any Wednesday. There are no prerequisites and no attendance requirement.

We begin each meeting with group chanting of the meditation on Chenrezig, Bodhisattva of Compassion. Texts provided.


Special Events

BUDDHAWhat Is Buddhism? at the Community School

Buddhism has proved to be hugely popular in the west, yet it is not a traditional religion or even merely a philosophy. What is it then? And how does one practise it? In this three-session course, we will be exploring what it was the Buddha experienced in gaining Enlightenment, and how it is relevant to our lives today. In particular, we’ll be looking at: the Buddha, the founder
of Buddhism; the Dharma, the philosophy teaching of the Buddha, in particular in terms of ethics, meditation, and wisdom; and the Shangha, the Buddhist community, both historically and as a lived experience today.  
The course is open to everyone. No experience of meditation is necessary. While an interest in Buddhism is assumed, you don’t have to be a Buddhist to take the course.

3 consecutive Tuesdays February 7, 14, and 21, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Nantucket Community School, Downtown Campus, 56 Centre Street

Pre-registration required at CLICK HERE


Losar ~ Tibetan New Year ~ Celebration & Chanting Schedule

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Happy New Year
of the Female Fire Bird 2144!

Please join us for 3 days of special chanting practices and meditations to remove obstacles from the past & summon prosperity for the future!

These events are free & open to all.

Sunday February 26
Chiblu ~ Long Life Ritual to Avert Obstacles
At Kagyu Chokor Ling, 35 Vesper Lane (front cottage)
2:00 p.m. preparations, followed by ritual

Chiblu is a profound vajrayana ritual to avert obstacles to long life. The practice will be inserted inside the daily Protector (Mahakala)  practice.

Monday February 27 ~ Happy Losar!
Losar Morning Offerings & Chanting
At Kagyu Chokor Ling, 35 Vesper Lane (front cottage)
10:00 a.m.

Presentation of Kata (white scarves) to shrine
Ceremonial Tea & Sweet Rice (Dressi)
Chanting of Gonkar (White Mahakala) to summon prosperity & health for the New Year

2:00 p.m. at 40 Friendship Lane
Fire Ritual and Offering to the Local Deities to balance the elements and dispel storms, strife, and disease. Followed by a Funeral for past negativities – bring anything from your past that you would like to burn.

Thursday March 2
Losar “New Beginnings” Meditation, Chanting, & Talk
At Mitchell’s Corner Bookstore, Main Street
6:00 p.m.

The significance and customs of Losar will be discussed, Lama will talk about the Buddhist method for making a New Beginning at the start of the New Year and in each day. We will also chant the Bodhisattva Chenrezig’s practice on Developing Compassion.


 

Psychodrama Exercises to Unblock Obstacles to Meditation
with visiting specialist & monk, Dr. Jamyang Phuntsok!

Saturday March 11, 10:00 a.m. – Noon.

Do you have trouble meditating? Can’t seem to sit still? Can’t find the time? Try these exercises!

$20 per individual suggested donation

Jamyang Phuntsok is a Fellow and Lifetime Member of the American Society of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy and a director of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama, based in Chennai, India, an affiliate member of the Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Society, Professor Emeritus of Theater at Johnson (VT) State College, a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh, and since 2013, a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Dr. Propper currently lives at Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery and Retreat Center in Wappingers Falls, NY. CLICK HERE for information on what is psychodrama.

 


March 14, 21, & 28 (Tuesdays) at the Community School

Learn How to Meditate : Entry Level, w/ Lama Yeshe Palmo

Lama Yeshe PalmoFeel inner peace even when you are not in peaceful situations.  It is one thing to try meditation now and then, another to learn and practice the techniques that stabilize your feeling of inner calm so that it carries throughout your day.  In this three week course, you will learn traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation methods using a question and answer format, plus detailed instruction and practice.

3-week course, To register, call theNantucket  Community School at  508-228-7285 x 1571
or CLICK HERE

  • Tuesdays March 14, 21, & 28, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Pre-registration is required for best rate; drop-in also allowed.

Saturday, April 22  Nantucket Spring Fest!
all day at Nantucket High School

Visit Kagyu Chökor Ling’s  Table and the meditation room at the Spring Fest.  We hope to have a full day of of meditation, chanting, and ritual on the traditional Tibetan Buddhist respect and concern for the welfare of the natural environment & its inhabitants.

 


 

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A BIG THANK YOU to Andy, Liz, Catherina, and Bodhi Buccino for making our fabulous new pecha benches for the shrine room! And to Jeffrey McKinon for donating the paint!