Parinirvana - 2024

For The 11th Trungpa Tulku, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Chogyam Trungpa
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April 2024



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Karmê Chöling will commemorate the parinirvana (death) of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche with a series of practices and offerings from Thursday through Monday, April 4th - 8th.

The emphasis for these days will be on practice and contemplation. The schedule will include planned events and time for individual/self-organized practice and contemplation. We will observe Noble Silence most of the time, except during specific meals and discussions. Practices will include shamatha, sadhana, lhasang, contemplative reading, dharma arts practices and more. Many sessions will include readings from CTR’s teachings.

A photo display of rarely seen images taken by and of the Vidyadhara will be on display courtesy of the Shambhala Archive.

We will conclude on April 8th with a very special Solar Eclipse practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra at the Purkhang and a celebratory dinner.

Participants may come for any and all sessions.
There is no charge for any of these sessions. Generosity in donations however, are greatly appreciated.

Those who wish to stay overnight for one or all of the days are welcome to do so at our in-house retreat rate.

Click Here to book housing.

Celebratory Events

(subject to change)

Thursday, April 4th - Parinirvana Day

  •  8:30am - Raising Colours
  • 9:00am - Placing of Relics and Sadhana of Mahamudra (Main Shrineroom)
  • 11:00am - Lhasang at Stupa Site
  • 11:30am - Brunch
  • 2:30pm - Video teaching by Trungpa Rinpoche and discussion
  • 4:00pm - Tea
  • 5:30pm - Evening Practice, Protector and Closing Chants

Friday, April 5th

  • 8:30am - Raising Colours
  • 9:00am - Practice in Shambhala Shrineroom
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 2:30pm - Video teaching and discussion
  • 4:00pm - Tea
  • 5:30pm - Sadhana of Mahamudra and Closing Chants

Saturday, April 6th

  • 8:30am - Raising Colours
  • 9:00am - Practice in Sadhana Shrineroom (MMGY) 
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 2:30pm - Video teaching and discussion
  • 4:00pm - Tea
  • 5:30pm - Sadhana of Mahamudra and Closing Chants

Sunday, April 7th

  • 8:30am - Raising Colours
  • 9:00am - 6:30pm - Sangha Nyinthün in Main Shrineroom. 
  • 1:00pm - Live zoom talk w/Johnathan Barbieri 
    “Meeting our Kagyu and Nyingma Relatives for the First Time”
  • 4:00pm - Tea
  • 5:30pm - Sadhana of Mahamudra and Closing Chants

Monday, April 8th

  • 8:30am - Raising Colours
  • 9:00am - Practice in Main Shrineroom, Retiring of Relics
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 2:00pm - Solar Eclipse with the Sadhana of Mahamudra (with Feast section) at the Purkhang!
  • 5:30pm - Celebratory Dinner and CTR poetry open-mic. 

A stroke practice station will be available throughout for those with the practice.

Guests with training/experience are welcome to join in the daily raising/lowering of the colours, holding shrine shifts (gatekeeper, umdze, drum) and offering readings. Click Here to learn more and sign up for a shift.

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