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May 2018

Lama Kathy Wesley Visit

May 4 - May 6
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

Kathy Wesley (Lama Gyurme Chötsö) has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1977. She participated in the first three-year retreat led by Khenpo Rinpoche at Karmé Ling Retreat Center in upstate New York, and thus earned the title of 'retreat lama.' Lama Kathy now serves as Resident Teacher at the Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling and travels to teach at other Buddhist centers throughout the country. Kathy is a graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She and her…

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Free Public Talk: Cultivating an Awakened Mind in Life and Death 7:30 p.m.

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

The teachings of Tibetan Buddhism remind us of the preciousness of our life, and its great promise: If we can tame our minds we can experience peace and happiness in this life, and face adversity and even death with a sense of compassion and grace. Lama Kathy will explore how Buddhist meditation practice, contemplation on impermanence, life and death, can bring more awareness and enjoyment to life. Free, donations welcome.

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Weekend Seminar: Death and Dying in the Tibetan Tradition

May 5 @ 10:30 am - May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

Classic Tibetan texts about death present the dying process as a journey of letting go, and of awakening the mind and heart. This meditation workshop will cover Tibetan teachings on the the phases of death, how to train one's mind in preparation for death, and how to attend and offer comfort to those who are facing change, loss, death and grief. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. Daily Schedule: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Suggested…

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Reading Transmission of the Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas 4:15 p.m.

May 5 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

Lama Kathy has kindly agreed to give the Lung (reading transmission) for the Chenrezig and Amitabha practices that we do on Sundays. After the afternoon teaching we will have a short break followed by the reading transmission. The Lung is an important part of receiving transmission to fully engage in the practice and get the maximum benefit from it. There is no charge for the reading transmission, but it is traditional to offer a scarf and a small donation to the…

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Wednesday Meditation 7 p.m.

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

Silent sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. followed by discussion of Karma Kagyu teachings. Basic instruction can be provided. Sitting meditation helps us settle our minds so we can begin to examine the nature of our thoughts. Free, donations welcome.

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Closed For Renovation

May 10 - June 2

We are renovating the shrine room beginning May 10 and had hoped to complete everything by May 25, however it will now probably be mid-June before we are able to resume our usual public events. The lights and the painting are finished, but there are delays with refurbishing the floor. See our Special Events page for updates and pictures.

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June 2018

Renovation Continues

June 3 - June 23

We are limiting our activites during the renovation of the shrine room. The lights and the painting are finished, but there are delays with refurbishing the floor. We now hope to be finished by the end of June. See our Special Events page for updates and pictures.

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Wednesday Meditation 7 p.m.

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

During renovation we are resuming sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. followed by a discussion and an opportunity to ask questions, but we are delaying the next book study until after the renovations are complete. The next book for the book discussion will be Bardo, Interval of Possibility by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Basic meditation instruction can be provided. Sitting meditation helps us settle our minds so we can begin to examine the nature of our thoughts. Free, donations welcome.

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Wednesday Meditation 7 p.m.

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

During renovation we are resuming sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. followed by a discussion and an opportunity to ask questions, but we are delaying the next book study until after the renovations are complete. The next book for the book discussion will be Bardo, Interval of Possibility by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Basic meditation instruction can be provided. Sitting meditation helps us settle our minds so we can begin to examine the nature of our thoughts. Free, donations welcome.

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Installation of the Floor

June 18 - June 22

The replacement of the floor is scheduled for June 18-22. During the work we will not be able to have our weekly Wednesday meditation. We are planning to move the shrine back into the Shrine Room on the 23rd and have our Sunday practice on the 24th. For updates and pictures of the Shrine Room renovation see our Special Events page.

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