Milarepa Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

CRAGSMOOR, N.Y—On a glorious summer day, an enthusiastic crowd gathered atop a hill to break ground for Dharmakaya's new Milarepa Center, a place to learn well-being through the skills of awareness. The ceremony began with a Tibetan prayer by Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of Dharmakaya, and Khenchen Rinpoche, Resident Teacher at the Dharmakaya Retreat Center and a chief lineage holder of the Kagyu school. Its message: to ensure that everything about the Center will be favorable to create health and harmony ... Read more

Non-profit Breaks Ground for Meditation Center in Cragsmoor, NY

CRAGSMOOR, N.Y.—Capping 9 years of planning, community consultation, and government approvals, Dharmakaya will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on July 18 for its new residential meditation center. The ceremony—which will be held from 10 am to noon, on Thursday, July 18—marks the beginning of site work and construction of the Milarepa Center which is set on a 90 acre property in Cragsmoor. When complete, the Milarepa Center will consist of four buildings with a meditation and teaching hall,  practice rooms,  dorm rooms,  a kitchen,  ... Read more

Discovering the Dharma 2013

From June 22 to June 27, 2013, Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche led forty retreatants in Discovering the Dharma. In part two in this ongoing retreat series, his teachings explained how all things are connected and conditional; karma, and the law of actions and consequences; and the real nature of cyclical existence. Rinpoche also explained analytic meditation, a key skill in breaking through pre-existing concepts and creating the right conditions to experience emptiness. In addition to receiving teachings, retreatants engaged in daily ... Read more
Meaning of Abbreviations

* The following day is a missing or a double date accroding to Tibetan calendar.
BA Amitabha Buddha Day
BD Baden: unfavourable for putting up flags
BM Medicine Buddha Day
BS Shakyamuni Buddha Day
DP Dharmapala Day
LD Ludok: unfavourable for Naga Offering
LT Luthep: favourable for Naga Offering
ME Moon Eclipse: great day for accumulation of merit
NG Ngenpa Guzom: unfavourable for new project, e.g. gathering, inauguration
NN Nyinag: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
SE Sun Eclipse: a greater day for accumulation of merit
SN Shakngen: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
TN Tashi Nyima: auspicious day in a general sense
YK Yenkong: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
ZC Zangpo Chuzom: auspicious day, good for gathering

Duchen great anniversaries, special days of Buddha Shakyamuni, etc., good for accumulating merits.
Tsezang good days for accumulating merits
Naga Powerful long-lived serpent-like beings who inhabit in water, guard great treasure. Some great protectors of the Dharma are nagas such as Eight Major Nagas.