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Piedmont
Karma Thegsum Choling

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Save the Date!

We are very happy to welcome
Lama Kathy Wesley
back to North Carolina for 3 days of teachings on "Spiritual Care at the Time of Illness and Death: A Buddhist Approach". Please join us and benefit from Lama Kathy's direct and sensitive approach to an unusual topic. [details]


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Current Study Session:

Every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm  we gather to study teachings and meditations of interest to Buddhist practictioners. New participants are welcome at any time.

In August  and September we are introducing the topic of Insight by reading and discussing the Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's A Teaching on Vipasyana. Insight, or Lhaktong in Tibetan, refers to the knowledge that is the realization of selflessness. There are two types of realization of selflessness. One type is an intellectual, or conceptual understanding, which is gained through analysis. The other type is the direct experience of selflessness, which is generated through meditation practice. These two are quite different from one another. In the beginning, however, we have to approach it through analysis, so we will start by going through some analysis leading to the recognition of the fact that there could not be such a thing as the self.

Copies of the book are available for purchase for $7 at the center.  All are welcome!

 

 

Who We Are
The Piedmont KTC (Karma Thegsum Choling) is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation group belonging to the Karma Kagyu lineage. We are affiliated with the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
monastery in Woodstock, NY, which is the U.S. seat of His Holiness, The 17th Karmapa.

Our Location
We are located in downtown Carrboro, on the 2nd floor of the IFC building.  Please park and enter from the rear of the building, between #201 and #203 West Weaver Street.
Map and Directions

First time visitors are encouraged to call 919-968-9426 for more information.


Meditation Practices
Please join us on Sunday mornings for sitting meditation (shamatha) from 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 [details]

You are also welcome to join us for recitation of the Chenrezig and Amitabha pujas from 10 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. [details]

 

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Last updated: August 2016