Zoom Dharma teachings

We are happy to announce that we will be resuming teachings via Zoom until the new temple is renovated and ready. Thank you for your patience.

We need to shift the time of the teachings to the afternoon to accommodate Geshe la and Ama la’s schedule. The teaching will be weekly on Sundays, starting September 13th, from 2pm to 3:30pm.

We recommend that you download and install Zoom before next Sunday to prepare for the virtual meeting. Feel free to reply to this email if you have any questions. The meeting details are included further down in the email.

We will start the teachings following the same format as in-person:
– Open with the refuge prayer
– Dharma teaching for 60 minutes
– 15-20 minutes for questions and clarification
– Closing comments and dedication prayer

Geshe la intends to begin a new topic on View and Behaviour in the Buddhist context.

We are happy to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you next week. To start off we will do Zoom-only teachings. If you are interested in joining, send an email to contact@jtclcalgary.ca for the meeting info, all are welcome.

Update: You can sign up for weekly reminders the day before teachings by subscribing or updating your email newsletter subscription and checking off “Weekly teaching reminders”.

Update – no change until further notice

Dear Dharma Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

Geshe said he is thinking of us and praying for us everyday. He wants me to let you know that at times like this it is very important to always think of dharma and keep your mind positive, healthy and peaceful. This virus will pass away, it is the nature of impermanence. Read dharma books or listen to dharma teaching and meditate and recite mantras. Everything we experience is our karma. Reflect and meditate on the following dharma quote:

རྐྱེན་ངན་དགེ་བའི་སྐུ་མ་ཡིན།
Unfortunate events push us to practice the dharma
ན་ཚ་སྡིག་སྒྲིབ་ཕྱག་མ་ཡིན།
Sickness is the broom that sweeps away negative karma
སྡུག་བསྔལ་ཆོས་ཉིད་ཡན་ལག་ཡིན།
Suffering is part of samsara
འཁོར་བ་ན་ཡང་བདེ་བ་མེད།
In Samsara there is no permanant happiness

One of our members had requested that we have some homework (i.e. questions). I will start that from next Sunday. Geshe la said if you have specific questions from your reading dharma books, to send them to me and I will forward them to Geshe la.

Take care and be safe.

Ama la

Message in regards to COVID-19

བྱམས་བརྩེ་ཆོས་གླིང་གིས་ཆོས་གྲོགས་ཚང་མ་ལ་ང་རང་གི་སྨོན་འདུན་ཞུ་རྒྱུ་ལགས་ན།

རྒྱ་ནག་ནས་འབྱུང་བས་ནད་ཡངས་་Coronavirus ལ་དོ་སྣང་དགོས་གལ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།

ཚང་མའི་སྐུ་གཟུགས་ལ་འཕྲོད་བསྟེན་གང་ཟབ་གནང་རོགས་ཞུ་རྒྱུ་དང་། སྒྲོལ་མས་མཚན་བསྔགས་གང་མང་བསགས་བསྒྲུབ་གནང་རྒྱུ་དང་། ཐུགས་སེམས་སྤྲོ་བོ་ངང་གནས་དགོས་པ་གལ་ཆེ་བ་དང་། ལས་འབྲས་ལ་ཡིད་ཆེས་དང་བརྩིས་འཇོག་བྱེད་དགོས་པ་གལ་ཆེ། ཚང་མ སྐུ་ཁམས་བཟང་བ་དང་ལས་དོན་མཐའ་དག་ཡིན་བཞིན་ཏུ འགྲུབས་པའི་སྨོན་འདུན་ཞུ། །
ཨོ་ ཏཱ་རེ་ཏྟཱརེ་ཏུ་རེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ། །་་OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA.

དགེ་བཤེས་འཕྲིན་ལས་ནས


Dear Jam Tse Choling Dharma friends

It is my hope and wish for all of you to take good care of your health and take all the necessary precautions to stay safe during this period of Coronavirus pandemic.

It is very important to let your mind remain in a happy and peaceful state. So, please try not to worry. Instead, I request all of you to please recite Tara’s Mantra “OM TARE TUTARE TURE SOHA” as much as you can. Contemplate on the karmic law of cause and effect and on how infallible this Dharma is. At the end of each session, please don’t forget to dedicate the merit to the purification of this virus completely.

May the Three Jewels keep you all safe. My prayers are with you every day.

Geshe Trinly Gyatso