Special Events

Lama Karma Drodul Visits Wichita May 24-31

Lama Karma

Lama Karma Drodul is Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s principal attendant and assistant. He became a monk when he was nine years old and at twenty received both getsul (intermediate) and gelong (full) ordination from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Lama Karma excelled in all aspects of dharma study and completed his education in five years. Thrangu Rinpoche sent him to the U. S. to deepen his understanding of the dharma under the tutelage of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

In March 2004, Lama Karma completed his first, and in February 2008 his second, traditional three-year, three-month retreat under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center. He now is the Drubpon (retreat master) at Karme Ling. He travels to different centers to teach and is the author of Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

We are offering these teachings for the amazing all-inclusive price of $80.

The Public talk will have a break-out price of $10 at the door

Tentative schedule
Wed May 24:
Arrives at ICT 5:30 pm: arrives,
Dinner out with group.

Thurs May 25:
Open during day
6:oo-7:30 PM Public talk Topic: Mindfulness and Meditation – WSU Rhatigan Student Center, The Spencer Room 264

The following teaching/practices sessions will be held at our center (425 S. Yale)

Friday May 26: Ngondro Intensive
10-10:o0 Meditation:
10:30-12:00 Ngondro Teaching/practice:
2:00-2:30. Meditation:
2:30-4:00 Ngondro Teaching/practice:
7:00-8:30 Evening group talk on emptiness/5 Buddha families

Saturday May 27: Group teaching on Chenrezig
9:00-10:00 interviews
10:30-12:00 teaching
2:00-2:30 meditation
2:30-4:00 teaching
Evening: ?

Sunday May 28:
9:00-10:30 interviews
10:30-12:00 Chenrezig
2-2:30 meditation
4:00 – completion Chenrezig Empowerment

Monday and Tuesday May 29, 30:
Chenrezig Practice Intensive
10:00-12:00
2:00-4:00

Wednesday May 31:
Open day with Lama, Nathan is hosting
Lama leaves at 5:30 pm.

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Live Webcast Teaching With Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

***VENUE CHANGE: we are meeting at WSU Shift Space 416 S Commerce #102
FOR ALL THREE DAYS***

KARMA CHAGME’S “PRAYER FOR OFFERING PROSTRATIONS”
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
Prostrations are the first foundation of preliminary practice. Khenpo Rinpoche will teach the meaning and benefits of prostration practice, categories of prostrations, how to practice prostrations, and the story behind Karma Chagme’s “Prayer for Offering Prostrations.”

As the live webcast teaching is specifically intended for regional KTCs, the webcast link will be sent to our center for viewing

After the morning sessions on Saturday and Sunday, we have the opportunity to submit questions that can be answered by Rinpoche during the afternoon sessions.

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Live Webcast Teaching Schedule:

VENUE CHANGE: We are meeting at  WSU Shift Space 416 S Commerce #102
FOR ALL THREE DAYS

Friday – 02/10
Evening: 6:00-7:30 p.m. CDT  

Saturday – 02/11
Morning: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CDT
Afternoon: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CDT

Sunday – 02/12
Morning: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CDT
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. CDT

donations gratefully accepted

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First Light Prayer Offering for World Peace

January 1 at 7:15 a.m.

We’ll meet for breakfast at Do Dah Diner afterwards

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BLESSINGS OF MANI PILLS
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
Buddhism has many types of dharma pills. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will teach about mani pills (called mani rilbu in Tibetan), their benefit, their practice use, their ingredients, and our lineage’s practice with them. In particular, mani pills have a special benefit for cleaning negative thoughts and diseases and increase love and compassion.

As the live webcast teaching is specifically intended for regional KTCs, the webcast link will be sent to our center for viewing

After the morning sessions on Saturday and Sunday, we have the opportunity to submit questions that can be answered by Rinpoche during the afternoon sessions.

Live Webcast Teaching Schedule:

Friday – 11/18
Evening: 6:00-7:30 p.m. CDT

Saturday – 11/19
Morning: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CDT
Afternoon: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CDT

Sunday – 11/20
Morning: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CDT
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. CDT

Donations gratefully accepted.

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The Teacher and Student Relationship
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Friday – 4/1
Evening: 6:00-7:30 pm

Saturday – 4/2
Morning: 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Sunday – 4/3
Morning: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

A relationship with a spiritual teacher can be the most rewarding and life-enhancing experience in one’s life. Rinpoche will teach on this relationship, in which the student respects the teacher and the teacher shows the genuine Dharma.

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Skype with Lama Kathy Wesley!

Friday – 5/15
Evening: 6:00-7:30 pm

Saturday – 5/16
Morning: 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Sunday – 5/17
Morning: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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First Light Prayer Offering for World Peace

January 1 at 7:15 a.m.

We’ll meet for breakfast at Do Dah Diner afterwards

 Live Streaming Event from KTD 5/15 – 5/17

The Purifying Practice of Nyungne, Part One

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Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
Rinpoche wishes his students to understand the profound benefits of Nyungne, a two-day fasting practice. With just one Nyungne done well, one can be reborn as a human or celestial being. Part Two will follow later this year.

Live Webcast Teaching Schedule:

Friday – 5/15
Evening: 6:00-7:30 pm

Saturday – 5/16
Morning: 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Sunday – 5/17
Morning: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Live Streaming Event from KTD 3/13 – 3/15

Why Buddhists Are Giving Up Meat

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Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa gave up eating meat because of the intense suffering of animals, and his Mahayana training to see all sentient beings as his mothers. Now Khenpo Rinpoche, who has also given up meat, explains why it is so beneficial to do so.

Live Webcast Teaching Schedule:

Friday – 3/13
Evening: 6:00-7:30 pm

Saturday – 3/14
Morning: 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Sunday – 3/15
Morning: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Khenpo Karma Tenkyong Visits Wichita KTC Feb 24-25 

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 A native of Nepal, Khenpo Tenkyong became a monk at a young age and later undertook an eleven-year course of Buddhist studies at Karma Shri Nalanda Institute at Rumtek Monastery, earning a Shastri (dB.A.), Acharya (M.A.) and Master’s Degree in Buddha’s Teaching in the Sutra Tradition. Khenpo Tenkyong has extensive experience teaching religious history, Buddhist philosophy, and logic. He was awarded the title of Khenpo by the 17th Karmapa, who also gave him the name Tenkyong. He has worked for more than eleven years at the Karmapa’s Office of Administration in Dharamsala, India.