2023 Winter Dzogchen Retreat
In Person & Live Webcast from Pema Ling Retreat Center in Jupiter, Florida
with Vajrayana Master & Nyingma Scholar
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche!
January 14 – 21, 2023
“Essential Dzogchen Teachings on the View, Meditation, and Conduct”
by the Great Master Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche
Empowerment of Guru Padmasambhava as Guru Vidyadhara (in person only)
Revealed by the Great Terton Tsasum Lingpa
Guru Padmasambhava gave a variety of teachings to benefit future generations. Among these, in the Vajrayana, connecting to your teacher is essential to invoke the power and beauty of the nature of mind. Therefore Guru Rinpoche gave many teachings on how to practice on Guru Padmasambhava, many of which were hidden by the wisdom dakini Yeshe Tsogyal.
This particular terma was revealed by the famous terton Tsasum Lingpa in the 17th century, and is considered one of the blessed and powerful practices for connecting to Guru Rinpoche as a sambhogakaya emanation known as Guru Vidyadhara. This terma is a condensed practice of all three Inner Tantras of Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Atiyoga.
Empowerment Date: Sunday Morning, January 15
In Person Only at Pema Ling in Jupiter, Florida
The Dzogchen teachings are the highest and most direct teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni on the nature of mind. They show us how to discover our own inner beauty and realize everlasting peace for ourselves and all beings. Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will give these rare and essential heart instructions according to the great master Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche. These direct and profound teachings impart the critical points and central supports for all practitioners to maintain to keep our practice fresh, alive, and beneficial for everyone.
“In brief, to recognize your own nature is the view.
When you abide within it, that is the meditation.
And if you have no attachment, that is superior conduct.
When you arrive at the primordially free fundamental nature, that is described as the fruition.
All are included in the natural state beyond concepts.”
Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche (1871-1926) was the reincarnation of Orgyen Rangjung Dorje, and was the fourth regent of Shechen Monastery. Shechen Gyaltsab was the disciple and heart-son of Mipham Rinpoche. He also studied closely with the First Great Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the First Great Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, among many other extraordinary Nyingma and Sarma masters. He focused for many decades on the key points of Creation and Completion Stage practices. Shechen Gyaltsab excelled in all three activities of the learned–exposition, debate, and composition–undertaking the three practices of listening, reflecting and meditating for his own benefit, and the three activities of teaching, debating and writing for the benefit of others.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a holder of the complete Buddhist Nyingma lineage of study and practice. He was enthroned by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche as a Nyingma Abbot. As an accomplished scholar and Vajrayana master, Rinpoche has an amazing ability to convey profound topics simply and directly, making the rich, vast ocean of Dharma accessible and easy to put into practice. (A more extensive biography of Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche can be found by clicking here.)
Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche’s root text “A Short Discourse on the View, Meditation, and Conduct” will be available to participants as a free download.
- 8:00–9:00am EST
- 10:30am–12:30pm EST
Dzogchen teachings and Meditations with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
- 4:00–6:00pm EST
Meditation on the Dzogchen Luminosity, Vajrakilaya, and Dharmapala practice
Everyone is warmly welcome to join all or some of the webcast teachings and practices according to your availability.
*Retreat Concludes midday on Saturday, January 21
* Other special events are listed below:
- Saturday, January 14th — Sangha Lunch Potluck after teachings
- Sunday, January 15th morning — Empowerment with Tsok Ceremony
- Tues, January 17th — Dakini Day
- Note: On Site at Pema Ling, light lunch served after teachings from Jan 16-20.
Members $360 – $52/day
Non-Members $395 – $57/day
Early registration with $30 discount available up to Dec. 31.
We request everyone participating to help sustain the Dharma activities of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. All donations are graciously accepted.
During this Annual PBC Winter Retreat, contributions will support the flourishing of the Palm Beach Dharma Center and the Palden Sherab Pema Ling Retreat Center in southern Florida.
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- Donations by check can be made to “Padmasambhava Buddhist Center” and mailed to:
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
ATTN: 2023 Winter Webcast Retreat
We rejoice to this great opportunity to receive these rare and precious teachings from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and to practice together.
PBC Palden Sherab Pema Ling Retreat Center: Lotus Land of Glorious Wisdom
18190 131st Trail N
Jupiter, FL 33478
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2022 Dzogchen Summer Retreat
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Empowerment (in person only) of “Mighty, Wrathful Hayagriva and Vajravarahi”
Revealed by Dudjom Lingpa, and later compiled and edited by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
Tamdrin Yangtro Nagpo is a very special deity of the Degenerate Times to powerfully overcome all mental and physical sickness, and severe disease
Empowerment Date: TBA
Teachings on the Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra (Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü):
A Pure Vision revealed by the Great Terton Dudjom Lingpa
In Person and Virtual Attendance of All or Part of the Retreat
Padma Samye Ling retreat center
in upstate New York
This is Year One of a Three-Year teaching by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche on this tantra during the Annual PSL Summer Retreat.
In Person participation:
Virtual Webcast participation:
Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü (Tib. ཤེས་རིག་རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣོན་པོའི་རྒྱུད་, shes rig rdo rje rnon po’i rgyud), The Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra, is one of the five Dzongchen tantra termas revealed by Dudjom Lingpa through a pure vision.
Being part of the Daknang Yeshe Drawa cycle, the Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü’s full name is “The Sharp Vajra of Awareness Tantra, from the Matrix of Pure Appearances and Primordial Consciousness, the Quintessence of the Great Mystery of the Mantrayana, The Primordially Pure Absolute Space of Samanthabadri, the Spontaneously Actualized Treasury of Liberation.”
This extraordinary tantra recounts how Dudjom Lingpa experienced Kuntuzangpo directly in a vision, giving teachings and answering questions to his own emanation’s retinue of bodhisattvas.
PBC members: $465; $69/day
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead Losar practice webcast live from Pema Ling Retreat Center.
Please join us as we welcome the new year by clicking on the photo to the left between 4:00 and 6:00 pm EST on Saturday, March 5
(A time zone converter is available here)
Texts to have on hand (Click on titles for more information)
Treasury of Mantras and Prayers (“Opening Prayer Book”)
Supplementary Prayers (available for download by clicking on the title)
Please click on the conch shell to the left if you would like to make an offering for the tsok feast.
Please click on the long life vase to the left if you would like to make a donation in support of Rinpoche’s ongoing online activities.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead the sangha in Gutor purification practice, which purified and averts the negativity of the old year in preparation for the Tibetan New Year.
This evening’s practice will focus on the sadhanas of Vajrakilaya combined with Heart Sutra, Lion-Faced Dakini, White Umbrella, and Dharmapala practice.
Vajrakilaya is the embodiment of all the Buddhas’ activities and is one of the most famous practices of the Nyingma School. Practicing on Vajrakilaya removes our obstacles, eases the flow of Dharma activity, and reveals the Buddha nature.
Please click on the lotus to the left to join our live webcast on Tuesday, March 1, from 6 – 8 pm EST.
(A time zone converter is available by following this link.)
Texts to have on hand (Click on each title for more information)
Treasury of Mantras and Prayers (“Opening Prayer Book)
Vajrakilaya Sadhana revealed by Tsasum Lingpa
Lion-Faced Dakini revealed by Tsasum Lingpa
White Umbrella by Raga Asye
Prayer for the swift rebirth of His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche, by His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa (available for complimentary download by clicking on the title)
Prayer for the swift rebirth of His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche, by His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (available for complimentary download by clicking on the title)
Other supplemental prayers (available for complimentary download by clicking on the title)
Please join Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche for Guru Yoga Practice & Tsok Ceremony commemorating the Anniversary of the Mahaparinivana of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, livestreaming from the shrine room of the Palm Beach Dharma Center
Jan 20, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 pm EST
We welcome you to this special celebration honoring the mandala of enlightened blessings, realization, and activities still abounding from this great master of our time
We will use the texts listed here. They are available for purchase through our online Chiso Store by clicking on the titles.
Shower of Blessings from Mipham Rinpoche.
Feast of Summer by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Our daily healing practices and supplemental prayers, available for download
If you would like to make an offering toward the feast, please click on the conch shell.
If you would like to make a donation in support of Ven. Rinpoche’s online activities, please click the victory banner on the left.
To learn more about His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, and about our upcoming Winter Retreat and other opportunities to receive teachings and practice with Ven. Rinpoche, please click on the wheel of Dharma on the left.
Vajrayana Master and Nyingma Scholar Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will teach on Pith Instructions on How to Practice Dzogchen, the Great Perfection of the Ultimate Nature by the great Mahasiddha and Scholar Patrul Rinpoche.
Please join Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche in celebrating the Ganachakra Feast of Guru Padmasambhava, livestream from the Palm Beach Dharma Center!
Shower of Blessings from Mipham Rinpoche will be the main practice. This text, along with the others listed below, are available for purchase from our online Chiso store by clicking on the titles, and may be available for purchase and curbside pickup through our local Lotus Born Bookstore by calling or texting Karin Kearney at (561) 633-7321.
Other texts to have on hand include