Labor Day is traditionally the last chance for a summer vacation, and we have decided to take advantage of the opportunity to take a small break from our Tuesday online Heart Sutra practice. Our break will begin September 1. We look forward to returning later in the fall and practicing this beautiful sadhana together then.
Buddha of Degenerate and Difficult Times
Saturday, September 26
3:30 – 5:45 pm
Saturday, September 26, is the tenth day of the waxing moon. This is a very special day for practice in the Vajrayana Sangha.
Shower of Blessings from Mipham Rinpoche will be the main practice. Click here to purchase from Chiso.
If you have the Stainless King, it would be good to also have that handy. Click here to purchase from Chiso.
We will include our other daily healing practices as well. They can be downloaded by clicking on the link in the previous sentence.
If you would like to contribute to the feast offering, you can make an offering here.
DUE TO VERY HIGH INTEREST, THIS CLASS IS NOW FILLED.
Are you feeling the need to do something spiritual and creative in these unusual times? Or have you done so many recitations of mantra over the last few months that you need to fix your mala that has broken? Or maybe you’re feeling so inspired by Venerable Khenpo Rinpoche’s teachings on bodhicitta that you’d like to make a mala to give to someone whom you think will benefit from it. If any of these situations describe you, then this mala-making workshop is made for you!
Join in and learn:
- How to make a full-length mala (108 beads)
- How to make a wrist mala
- How to repair a broken mala
We will gather together via Zoom so that you’ll be able to ask questions and get advice on problems that you’re encountering.
Please register in advance for this class, so we can prepare for the number of participants. People who register will be emailed the link to the Zoom meeting for the class.
To register either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-547-4711. Please register early so that you can receive preliminary instructions on what supplies you’ll need. Since you may have to order on-line and wait for them to arrive, the earlier you register and get the instructions, the more likely your supplies will get to you on time.
Donations are not required, but are greatly appreciated. All donations will go to the upkeep of the Palm Beach Dharma Center.
This fresh series of talks on the history of Buddhism looks at our rich and diverse history from a different point of view. From the Buddha’s life, we will then focus on the well-developed Buddhism of India that was transplanted to Tibet, how these traditions flourished in Tibet through the centuries, and their re-emergence into the wider world in the last hundred years. Come and immerse yourself in this fascinating journey!
This series of talks will be streamed through our website using Vimeo at the following dates and times:
- Sunday, August 16, at 11:00 a.m.
Buddhism’s Beginning & Worldwide Expansion: The many different expressions of that which cannot be expressed
- Sunday, August 30, at 11:00 a.m.
Buddhism’s Height in India: Monasteries and Mahasiddhas
- Sunday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m.
Buddhism Takes Root in Tibet
- Sunday, September 27, at 11:00 a.m.
History of Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet: A thousand years of growth and change
- Sunday, October 11, at 11:00 a.m.
Vajrayana Buddhism Emerges from Tibet: Tibetan Diaspora and our own lineage
Each talk will be visible in a viewer window on this page at the time listed above. Please refresh your browser window at that time to make sure that the livestream plays properly. If you experience a transmission problem (for example, frozen screen or dropped signal), please refresh your browser.
(To view previous talks in this series, please go to the bottom of this page.)
We look forward to you joining us!
To view previous talks in this series, please click on the appropriate link below.
Join us for our regular Heart Sutra Practice on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. via Vimeo. This teaching by the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, to the monk Shariputra is chanted by followers of Buddhism all over the world. The nature of this practice contains the wisdom that directly realizes phenomena as they are.
Please note that we use a slightly modified Heart Sutra practice to accommodate online practice. You can download a PDF of our modified practice here.
Please refresh your browser at 7:00 to view the practice in the Vimeo livestream player below. If you experience a transmission problem during the practice, such as a frozen screen or dropped signal, please refresh your browser to restore the video.
Wednesday, July 29, is the tenth day of the waxing moon. This is a very special day for practice in the Vajrayana Sangha. It is also a tenth day celebrating Guru Rinpoche’s appearance in this world as the Tsokyi Dorje, the Lake Born Vajra.
We will have a special practice online led by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at Padma Samye Ling, and welcome everyone to join us.
This will be part of our Summer Dzogchen Retreat, which we are also livestreaming from Padma Samye Ling. Therefore, we are asking people to register by signing up here.
Also, if you would like to contribute to the feast offering, please click here to make a donation.
The main text for this practice will be Shower of Blessings.
We will also use the Stainless King.
And we will be saying our usual daily healing practices, many of which are either contained in A Treasury of Precious Mantras and Prayers.
Pith Instructions for Dzogchen Meditation:
The Importance of Stabilizing Rigpa for Practitioners
July 24 – August 1, 2020
During the 2020 Summer Dzogchen Retreat webcast live from Padma Samye Ling, Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will impart the heart essence of Dzogchen Pith Instructions according to the stainless wisdom lineage of the great master Mipham Rinpoche. These are direct pointing out instructions on how important it is to recognize the nature of rigpa, strengthen it, and then bring it to stability. Through this practice we will transform samsara and nirvana into the pure land of the dharmakaya.
* Mipham’s root text will be available to particiants as a free download.
Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) was a great Nyingma master and writer of the last century. Blessed by Manjushri, he became one of the greatest scholars of his time, and was a devoted student of Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Rinpoche, and Patrul Rinpoche. Mipham Rinpoche had an enormous impact in re-awakening a deep reverence and interest in the Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings. Three hundred and twenty-two of his Dharma works have survived. Apart from these, he composed more than thirty-five books on a range of subjects including medicine; poetry (particularly the Gesar epics); logic; cosmology; astrology and divination; alchemy; painting and sculpture; engineering; and both extensive and pithy commentaries on the Sutras and Tantras of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche brings these teachings to vivid life with practical, pithy advice that goes straight to the heart and inspires us all to use this precious opportunity for the great and lasting benefit of all beings.
Registration is Required for everyone to access this retreat.
Suggested Donations: All amounts of donations are graciously accepted. We humbly request everyone participating to help sustain Padma Samye Ling during these challenging times, and warmly welcome Patron Sponsors of this retreat to generously support PBC! Everyone will be able to join as long as they register.
Everyone is warmly welcome to join webcast practices and teachings from Padma Samye Ling Temple as best suits your schedule…
- 8:00 am – 9:00 am EDT Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Shakyamuni, and Arya Tara Practice
- 10:00 am – Noon EDT Dzogchen Meditation & Pith Instructions from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
- 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT Du Sum Sangye Accumulation Practice, Dzogchen Meditation, Vajrakilaya & Dharmapala practice led by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
- 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm EDT Heart Sutra Practice
- This schedule begins Saturday, July 25. There will only be one practice on July 24th, 3:30 – 5:45pm. There will be no morning or evening practice that day.
Times are Eastern Daylight Time. A time zone converter can be found by following this link.
Special meditation practices and ceremonies with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni’s first teaching of the Dharma in Deer Park in Sarnath, India.
3:30 – 5:45 p.m.
This celebration will be Live Webcast from Padma Samye Ling. The practice will include a special food offering ceremony, so please feel free to bring fresh, unopened food (no meat or alcohol) for the community to enjoy together after the practice, or to donate toward the purchase of food at Padma Samye Ling.