Online Activities for TTE Participants

Online Q&A | Practice Together Online | Reading Groups

This page contains information and links for activities that the Tara’s Triple Excellence (TTE) community is offered on a regular basis.

For time zone conversions, please refer to this useful web site: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

MONTHLY Q&A
with Lama Tenzin Sangpo and Heidi Koppl

On October 9th the 1st and 2nd Excellence practitioners can ask Lama Tenzin practice questions.

If you have a question for Lama Tenzin for this or any Q&A session, please submit it by using this form. Alternately, you can ask any question on the Forum and have it answered quickly.

Meets 2nd Saturday of every month
Next meeting: Saturday, October 9
10:00 am (New York)
4:00 pm (Vienna)
Zoom link*: Click here
Meeting ID: 886-893-203
Password: 108108

Previous Q&A videos may be found at this link on the TTE Forum. Note: you must be currently enrolled in a TTE course and logged in to the website to access this link.

 

ONLINE TARA SADHANA PRACTICE SESSIONS

Outer Tara Sadhana Practice
Tuesday Mornings – European time
Time: 9:00 to 10:30am Vienna
Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 926 798 478
Password: 108108

In English: Friday Afternoons – European time
Time: 4:30 to 6:00pm Amsterdam 
Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 926 798 478
Password: 108108

Other sessions have been suspended for now. Let us know if you’re interested in starting a group practice by emailing outreach@tarastripleexellence.org.

Inner Tara Sadhana Practice
Sundays, 1:00 to 2:30pm NYC (Eastern)
NEW Zoom Link: Click here
Meeting ID: 892 8915 4191
Password: 108108

Email 21praises@tarastripleexcellence.org if you need the PDF of the Outer or Inner Tara sadhanas in order to participate in these sessions. 

There are many resources available in several languages at the
21 Praises to Tara Resource Page:
https://dharmasun.org/21praises

 

READING GROUPS

Illuminating the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
Chokyi Drakpa, transl. Heidi Köppl
and
Reflections on Silver River
Ken McLeod
Meets every Thursday evening
Next meeting: Thursday, October 7.
8:00-9:15 pm (New York) Click here to register
8:00-9:15 pm (Vienna) Click here to register


Milarepa: Lessons from the Life and Songs
of Tibet’s Great Yogi
by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
and
Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
by Garma C. C. Chang
Meets every Tuesday evening
Next meeting: Tuesday, October 5.
8:00-9:30 pm (New York)
8:00-9:30 pm (Vienna)
Register by emailing: ttereadinggroups@gmail.com


THIRD EXCELLENCE READING GROUP
Creation And Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Meditation
by Jamgon Kongtrol
Third Excellence and experienced Vajrayana practitioners meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month to share their understandings of these profound practices.
Meets 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month
Next meetings:
Saturday October 2
10:00 am (New York)
4:00 pm (Vienna)
Saturday October 16 – Note Special Time
11:30 am (New York)
5:30 pm (Vienna)
Click here to register

READING GROUPS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

Besides the English-speaking reading groups, we are currently hosting reading groups in Hebrew, German and Ukrainian. If you would like to start a reading group in your own language, please contact outreach@tarastripleexcellence.org.

בית הדהרמה על הכרמל פותח מועדון קריאה שבו נשוחח על ספרי דהרמה בשפה העברית. המפגשים יתקיימו פעם בשבועיים בזום, בימי שלישי בשעה 20:00. המפגש הראשון יתקיים ב-13 באפריל.
הספר הראשון בו נעסוק הוא ״התחילו במקום שבו אתם נמצאים״, מאת פמה צ׳ודרון.
להרשמה נא ליחצו כאן.

Die deutschsprachige Gruppe trifft sich einmal im Monat, um das Buch Buddha-Natur Mahayana-Uttaratantra-Shastra zu besprechen. Um der Gruppe beizutreten, sende bitte ein E-Mail an Ruth.

Українська група читає книги “Свіжа теперішня мить усвідомлення: настанови з медитації неконцепційної мудрості” Чок’ї Ньїми Рінпочє і “Цар самадгі” Транґу Рінпочє . Щоб приєднатися до цієї групи, будь ласка, зареєструйтеся тут.


*ZOOM MEETING DETAILS
You can join the Zoom room by simply clicking the “click here” links that are provided above.
It has the password embedded in the link. Or, if you prefer, you can manually enter the Zoom room number and when prompted, enter the password.

Please check your Zoom application for updates—they happen frequently, improve the product, and sometimes Zoom won’t work properly unless you have the latest version.

If you haven’t already installed Zoom, then ahead of time, you will need to download the Zoom app, which is free. You can do this on your computer, or on any one of your other devices. Download the version you need here: https://zoom.us/download

You might want to check out the functions of Zoom ahead of time to figure out how to turn your camera on/off, your sound on/off, etc. Here’s a help page with a way to test it out:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-How-Do-I-Test-Prior-to-Joining-a-Meeting-

We will open the Zoom room a few minutes early, so people can get comfortable with all the bells and whistles of their Zoom app.