Amitabha Practice Weekend

Lama Tsultrim Gyaltsen, retreat master for the men’s retreat at our parent monastery’s retreat center, visited last weekend to practice with the members and visit his home town. Lama Tsultrim was a member of Ann Arbor KTC for several years.

One of the last acts of our founder Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche was to help prepare a set of images and practice materials to encourage his dharma centers to do Amitabha practice. While Lama Tsultrim was here we requested that he help us with all the details of the long Amitabha sadhana, and how to properly use the practice materials.

Lama Tsultrim, in front of the image of Amitabha and his attendants, Chenrezik and Vajrapani, painted by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje on the left. On the right is an image of Dewachen, the pureland of Amitabha, based on a thangka commissioned by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche to honor his late parents.
A special shrine setup, that includes permanent tormas and images specific to the Amitabha practice. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche helped with consecrating the tormas.
The sadhana includes a tsok feast which is done every afternoon.
Lama Nancy, our resident lama, is on the left.
The sadhana includes traditional music.