2016 NAKM: Day 1

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Nothing prepares you for the sheer impact of walking into the Maitreya Center for the first time and seeing the 34-foot Maitreya statue that dominates the main prayer hall. No matter how many photos you’ve seen–it’s much … Read More

Torma: An Offering of Love

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For the first time in the history of the North American Kagyu Monlam, Tibetan chöpöns—masters of the art and knowledge of preparing and presenting offerings for ritual ceremonies— have come in advance to prepare the elaborate flour and butter sculpture … Read More

The Chambu Ritual

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At the 2016 North American Kagyu Monlam, Kagyu Thubten Chöling will observe the special tradition of offering chambu after the noon meal each day. The chambu offering with its accompanying chanted verses was transmitted by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, and … Read More

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