The first students of Buddha Shakyamuni understood the need to create a practical environment to support their study, meditation, and practice. Under the guidance of the Buddha, they organized themselves into a community of like-minded practitioners known in Sanskrit as sangha. This practice of building a sangha has continued into the modern era, forming an effective antidote to the seemingly crucial distractions that all too easily come between us and our best intentions.
In accordance with a tradition that extends back to the very earliest days of Buddhism, we invite you to become a member of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery or Kagyu Dzamling Kunchab, NYC. Membership is a meaningful way of participating in the Lama's activities while accumulating merit and gaining support for your own study and practice. The Dharma center provides a setting where sangha members can receive empowerments and teachings, and participate in the traditional chanting and meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a place where newcomers can ask questions, and where more experienced practitioners can pass along the benefit of their long affiliation and training. In this way, each Dharma center functions to preserve and extend the rich legacy of Tibetan Buddhist practice.
Please consider joining East End Dharma Group by registering for membership with Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery or Kagyu Dzamling Kunchab, NYC. Support through membership serves not only as a meaningful way of participating in center activities, but also as a means of preserving and spreading the wisdom of the Buddha.
The Dharma, which in Tibetan Buddhism is generally translated as a truth the Buddha spoke, or truths as explained by genuine Buddhist masters, is one of the cornerstones Buddhism, be it Tibetan or otherwise. The four main truths of Dharma are those of; The Rare Preciousness of Human Existence, The Truth of Impermanence, The Law of Karma—Action & Result, and The Truth of the Inherent Suffering of Samsara...