Weekly Practice Schedule

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Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening 10:00 am
Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Our latest Saturday morning book study reading is Great Path of Awakening. “This practical Buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. For centuries, Tibetans have[...]
Virtual Green Tara Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Virtual Green Tara Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Green Tara Puja, meaning a chanted prayer practice offered to a diety, is a long-standing tradition at KTCJax, the chanted prayers of the Green Tara Puja. Chanted in Tibetan. All Karma Kagyu monasteries do Tara puja daily,[...]
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Virtual Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 7:00 pm
Virtual Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. Chanting is in[...]
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Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening 10:00 am
Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Our latest Saturday morning book study reading is Great Path of Awakening. “This practical Buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. For centuries, Tibetans have[...]
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice. Chanted in Tibetan.
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Virtual Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 7:00 pm
Virtual Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. Chanting is in[...]
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Virtual Dharma Basics Discussion 7:00 pm
Virtual Dharma Basics Discussion @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lively, relaxed conversation about passages from foundational Buddhist texts, with 5-minute opening and closing meditations. Sometimes we also chant briefly in Tibetan. Zoom link to attend: https://zoom.us/j/287048452?pwd=WFc5WEJrNUlzSjlvNzFuZjkxNG1uZz09
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Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening 10:00 am
Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Our latest Saturday morning book study reading is Great Path of Awakening. “This practical Buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. For centuries, Tibetans have[...]
Virtual Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Virtual Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice to develop and enrich an attitude of loving-kindness and compassion for all beings without exception. Chanting is in Tibetan with English and transliteration text[...]
Potluck Luncheon 12:00 pm
Potluck Luncheon @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
On the 3rd Saturday of each month, following Puja. We gather to share a wonderful vegan meal and enjoy each other’s company. This is a great time to get to know our local sangha members,[...]
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Virtual Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 7:00 pm
Virtual Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. Chanting is in[...]
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Virtual Dharma Basics Discussion 7:00 pm
Virtual Dharma Basics Discussion @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lively, relaxed conversation about passages from foundational Buddhist texts, with 5-minute opening and closing meditations. Sometimes we also chant briefly in Tibetan. Zoom link to attend: https://zoom.us/j/287048452?pwd=WFc5WEJrNUlzSjlvNzFuZjkxNG1uZz09
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Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening 10:00 am
Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Our latest Saturday morning book study reading is Great Path of Awakening. “This practical Buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. For centuries, Tibetans have[...]
Virtual Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Virtual Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice to develop and enrich an attitude of loving-kindness and compassion for all beings without exception. Chanting is in Tibetan with English and transliteration text[...]
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Virtual Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice 7:00 pm
Virtual Medicine Buddha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. Chanting is in[...]
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Virtual Dharma Basics Discussion 7:00 pm
Virtual Dharma Basics Discussion @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lively, relaxed conversation about passages from foundational Buddhist texts, with 5-minute opening and closing meditations. Sometimes we also chant briefly in Tibetan. Zoom link to attend: https://zoom.us/j/287048452?pwd=WFc5WEJrNUlzSjlvNzFuZjkxNG1uZz09
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Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening 10:00 am
Virtual Dharma Book Study – Great Path of Awakening @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Our latest Saturday morning book study reading is Great Path of Awakening. “This practical Buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. For centuries, Tibetans have[...]
Virtual Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice 10:30 am
Virtual Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Chenrezik and Amitabha Chanting Practice @ Karma Thegsum Choling
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice to develop and enrich an attitude of loving-kindness and compassion for all beings without exception. Chanting is in Tibetan with English and transliteration text[...]
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Practices:

At KTCJax, we practice in many ways, and we offer several types of opportunities for you to visit, socialize, learn, discuss and practice with us. 

For formal practice, the Karma Kagyü (‘Whispered’) lineage focuses on several core practices. KTCJax follows this tradition, so we train in Shinay or Shamata Meditation techniques, and we regularly engage in chanted Sadhanas (prayers) several times a week.

Our main chanted prayer practices are for Buddha Amitabha and Bodhisattva Chenrezik (Also known as Lokeshvara, Avalokiteshvara, or Quan Yin), and these are the prayers we do every Saturday morning at KTCJax. We generally chant in Tibetan, but English translations accompany the texts we use, and everyone is welcome to chant, read along, or simply listen.

Shinay (or Calm Abiding) Meditation helps us train our minds to find peace and quiet, even in the midst of our busy lives. This method focuses on a simple object such as the breath or the sound of a bell, and making the effort to prevent or catch the mind’s (apparently inevitable) wandering. As we improve our ability to control and direct our minds, this brings spaciousness to our mental landscape and strengthens our abilities to calm anger or compulsion during our daily activities.

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