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September 2019

Anniversary Open House 1-3:30 pm

September 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Ann Arbor KTC will open its doors to the community in our annual anniversary open house. Food and drinks, activities, friendly conversation, and shrine tours will make this an excellent opportunity to catch up with the community or to visit for the first time. Make a "Mind Jar" to see what happens to your mind when you meditate! Friends and family are welcome! Please come and help us celebrate the 41st anniversary of our founding.

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October 2019

Introduction to Meditation 7-8:30 pm

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Our minds are constantly busy, swirling from thought to thought in a process referred to as "monkey mind" by Buddhist teachers. Meditation helps us make friends with and tame our "monkey," increasing our mindfulness, stability and awareness and relieving the pressures of our goal-oriented lives. Led by This session will include instruction, practice, and discussion, and give you the tools you need to develop a regular sitting meditation practice of your own.    

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Meditation Day 10am-4pm

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free; donations welcome

Join us for a day of meditation in a classic Buddhist setting. Led by Lama Nancy Burks, the day will include sitting and walking meditation as well as compassion (tonglen) meditation. No previous meditation experience needed--instructions will be given. There will be a lunch break from 12:30-2 pm; you can bring your own vegetarian lunch and eat here if you would like.

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Emchi Shakya Dorje, Tibetan Medicine Physician 4:30 pm

October 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States

Emchi Shakya Dorje, Tibetan Medicine Physician of the Chagpori School, will hold a clinic at Ann Arbor KTC. Appointments usually begin about 4:30 p.m. For appointments please contact Debbie via email ohio@shakyadorje.org or (937) 626 9231 (text or voice mail only). For more information you can call Debbie at the number above, visit www.shakyadorje.org or call the center 734-678-7549.

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EVENT CANCELLED Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin Visit

October 23, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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Khenpo Urgyen

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED You will find the individual events listed by date. We are very happy to announce that Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin will return to the Ann Arbor KTC to  teach for five days in October. He will teach on Medicine Buddha and the 21 Taras during his visit. A native of Bhutan, Khenpo Ugyen was born in 1955 and became a monk at the age of 19. He received the Acharya (Master's) degree in Buddhist…

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EVENT CANCELLED Meditation and Group Interview with Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin 7 pm

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Khenpo Ugyen will attend our regular Wednesday evening sitting meditation practice, followed by a group interview and discussion. All are welcome. Free.

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EVENT CANCELLED Yellow Dzambhala Mantra Transmission and Group Practice 7 pm

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Dzambhala is a protective deity associated with wealth and prosperity. There are many different forms and traditions associated with this wealth deity but he is most commonly depicted as yellow in color and holding a fruit in his right hand and a mongoose in his left. Khenpo Ugyen will give us the mantra transmission and lead us in a group practice. Free.

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EVENT CANCELLED Free Public Talk: Healing with Medicine Buddha 7 pm

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED The Medicine Buddha is an important Buddha in the Mahayana tradition. When he first became a bodhisattva, he made the vow to become able to completely free all sentient beings from their illnesses. Khenpo Ugyen will explain how we can heal our own physical and emotional imbalances by meditating on Medicine Buddha.  

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EVENT CANCELLED Teaching on the 21 Taras

October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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Green Tara

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED The female deity Tara--"She who Liberates"--is associated with compassion and enlightened activity. It is said that Tara first manifested out of tears shed by Chenrezig in his sadness at the suffering of beings in samsara. There are many different forms of Tara, and this weekend Khenpo Ugyen will teach on the 21 Taras: Green Tara, who gives protection, surrounded by her retinue of 20 other Taras, each with her own qualities and abilities.…

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EVENT CANCELLED Refuge and Green Tara Empowerment 7 pm

October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor KTC, 614 Miner St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Khenpo Ugyen will give the Refuge Vow to those wishing to formally enter the Buddhist path. This will be followed by the Green Tara empowerment, which provides a powerful connection to her practice and mantra. (Note: Refuge is required for the empowerment. Also, individuals may take the Refuge Vow without staying for the empowerment.) Free; it is traditional to make an offering to the preceptor at the end of the ceremony.

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