Weekly Practice Schedule


10:00 a.m. - On the first Sunday of the month we practice the White Tara. Click for details
10:00 a.m - The rest of the month our weekly practice alternates between shamatha meditation and Chenrezig practice. Please call for more information.

The Hay River KTC Meditation Center was organized in 1997 as an affiliate center of KTD (Woodstock, NY). Our purpose is to make available to all who are interested the teachings and practices of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. We are, in particular, a retreat center for the Nyungne practice of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig. Our main teachers are His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. We are located in rural west central Wisconsin just outside of Ridgeland.
We all have a spark of goodness in us, a powerful potential for developing warmth, openness, tenderness, sanity, and an incomparable sense of well-being and richness that cannot be approached by material or physical wealth and comfort.
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.
The focus of Lama Yeshe's teachings for the second quarter will be on a book of chants that are done about once a month here at Hay River. The book focuses on the practice associated with Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of great compassion. These prayers are also done at KTD every evening at 7. The Chenrezig practice includes the Tashi prayer, the Mahamudra Lineage Supplication, the Amitabha practice and the Guru Rinpoche practice, as well as dedication prayers and the pray to His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.

The Tashi prayer is chanted for auspiciousness. We request for obstacles, hinderances, difficulties to be pacified. It is good to recite it in the morning before beginning your daily activity. However anytime is a good time to recite it. It is especially important before starting something important.

The Mahamudra Lineage Supplication starts with the lineage of great masters who have practiced, attained realization and then passed the teachings on to their students. There are then instructions on how to practice Mahamudra. The Mahamudra teachings are the highest teachings go the Kagyu lineage.

Chenrezig is the compassion of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the three times and 10 directions. In the chant it describes him as looking at all beings like a mother gazing at her only child. He has many names: two are The great Compassionate One and Lord of Love. He is considered the protector of Tibet and both H. H. the Karmapa and H. H. the Dalai Lama are considered emanations of this great Bodhisattva. All beings, including yourself, have his “DNA” and the practice is intended to have you progress on the path and reach your full potential; become an emanation of Chenrezig.

Amitabha has a pure land where he resides. Chenrezig resides there too. His pure land is called the land of great bliss, not even the word suffering is known there. The aspiration of this practice is to be reborn there after we die. Once there you hear the teachings, practice and understand them, and quickly become enlightened.
Eau Claire’s Buddhist Study Group will sponsor a series of weekly talks, meditation and discussion with Lama Yeshe, a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The Tuesday night series begins on June 7th and will be an ongoing event.
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8 Nyungne Retreat
at the Hay River KTC.
May 21 to June 6, 2016.
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Our Center now provides the opportunity to make a lamp offering.

Because of the association with great good fortune, lamp offerings are made for any individual or family life event that is celebrated, such as the birth of a child, the marriage of a couple, the graduation of a son or daughter, the birthday of a friend, and the anniversary of one's parents.
See more
Lama Yeshe article on “Living Sustainably”
Khenpo Karthar's 2012 visit
Audio from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's October visit is now available

Fundraising Effort for the KTD Monastery Completion

As a part of the SAR Project, KTC Hay River has participated in sponsoring the Gampopa Gateway as a birthday gift to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.
Director:   Lama Tsultrim YesheKTD (Woodstock, NY)
E-mail: yeshe@chibardun.net
About Lama Yeshe
Assistant Director:     Amy Billman