Calm Abiding Meditation with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche Sunday March 10 at 10 a.m.
Book Discussion: Questions and Answers with Ven. Rinpoche 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead Calm Abiding Meditation this Sunday, March 10, before he returns to Padma Samye Ling.
He will also lead a question and answer session from 11:00 to 11:30 am.
It is a most precious opportunity to sit in meditation with a Dzogchen master. It is also a blessing and a privilege to have the opportunity to ask questions about our practice and the path from a realized Lama.
There will be an opportunity to greet Ven. Rinpoche and enjoy the company of Sangha members following the question and answer period.
We are truly the most fortunate of beings and hope you will join us during this wonderful time.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will join other teachers of various wisdom traditions at the Rubin Musuem for a day of sacred rituals, concerts, meditations, lectures, and panel discussions.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Heart and Mind Festival Annex is honored to present The Power of the Sacred Human, a special event to celebrate the Spring Equinox, in partnership with the Rubin Museum or Art. This event is dedicated to the concept of the Sacred Human as presented through different global traditions. Elders, teachers, indigenous wisdom keepers, artists, philosophers, and freethinkers from the Taino, Quechua, Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Sicangu Nation, and Tibetan traditions will take part, including Maestro Domingo Dias Porta, Maestro Manual Ruffino, Tata Pedro Cruz, Tito La Rosa, Melaine Stoneman and MaryAnn Bearheels, and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche.
Through an interactive experience that will include sacred rituals, concerts, meditations, lectures, and panel discussions, attendees will learn about the presenters’ visions, wisdom, and ways of life. Join us in celebrating the Power of the Sacred Human.
Co-presented with Golden Drum, The Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Movement of the American Indian Solar Culture (MAISC), Acción por la Unidad Mundial, and the Universal Initiatic College.
Here is the link to the Rubin Museum for this event.
We have begun major work on the site and on the gompa!
The site work involves moving thousands of cubic yards of dirt as we expand the pond and install a drainage system to prevent flooding. We are deeply grateful to Aaron and Brian, friends of Lyn & Terry Yexley who came here from South Dakota to help us jump-start the job with their earthmoving skills. The work is continuing with local labor, and we hope to have it completed by mid-March.
Demolition of the central barn is complete and we have begun construction of our new temple. The underground plumbing is all done and we are almost done framing for the clerestory windows. We will pour our new concrete slab on March 12 and start framing walls a few days after that!
Tues. Feb 19, 7:00 p.m.
During the first 2 weeks of the New Year, it is celebrated that the Buddha displayed a miracle each day to increase the merit and devotion of us his future disciples. During this time, the benefit of one’s actions is multiplied 100,000 fold. The Miracle Month culminates on Chotrul Duchen ; the Day of Miracles. On this day, the effect of one’s actions is multiplied 10 million fold. This is truly a most auspicious day for practice. Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead practice that day on Buddha Shakyamuni followed by a tsok offering. On this day of Miracles, how wonderful it is that we may gather together with our Beloved teacher to give thanks for the miracle of the 3 Jewels in our lives!
Fri. Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and the PBDC Sangha for a special practice that commemorates the life of the hidden yogi and father of our beloved teachers, Lama Chimed Namgyal.With hearts full of gratitude, we will honor this great practitioner with practice on the Shower of Blessings and tsok offering. On this day we will also honor and celebrate with special practice Guru Rinpoche known as Shantarakshita.
As always, we appreciate your food offering and if possible, please bring early for placement on the tsok table.
Tues. Feb. 5th, 7 p.m.
All are warmly invited to join Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and the PBDC Sangha in the celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. Losar is a time of purification, of new beginnings and a beautiful coming together of our community. We will celebrate this day with practice on Buddha Shakyamuni followed by a potluck party with entertainment provided by our own sangha. Hope you will join us for this festive occasion.
Losar also signals the beginning of the Miracle Month. During the first 2 weeks of the New Year, it is celebrated that the Buddha displayed a miracle each day to increase the merit and devotion of future disciples. During this time, the effect of one’s actions is multiplied 100,000 fold. It is a most auspicious time for meditation practice and beneficial activity.
Fri., Sat., & Sun. Feb. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd at 7 p.m.
Please join Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and the PBDC Sangha for Gutor practice which averts the negativity of the old year in preparation for the Tibetan New Year, Losar on Tuesday, Feb. 5th, which heralds in the Tibetan New Year.
Our practice will be on Vajrakilaya, White Umbrella, Heart Sutra, Lion Faced Dakini and Dharmapalas. The practice will include a tsok offering. As always we appreciate your freshly prepared or purchased vegetarian food offering. Please bring early for placement on the tsok table.
If you have any of these sadhanas, please bring them with you.
Please note that our regularly scheduled Sat. morning 10 a.m. Ngondro Practice and Sunday morning 10 a.m. Calm Abiding Meditation will not be held due to the Gutor evening practices on those 2 days.
We are delighted to announce our annual Dzogchen Winter Retreat January 19 – 26.
On January 20, Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will give Empowerment and Teachings on Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life and Prosperity, according to the tradition of the renowned terton Tsasum Lingpa. During the other days of this retreat, he will focus on essential instructions for Dzogchen meditation according to the great master Patrul Rinpoche.
This is a rare and precious opportunity. Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche is a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage and master of Dzogchen. Co-author of over twenty-five Dharma books in English, he is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools
We hope that you will be able to join us.
For more information, please download the event flyer here.
Please download a registration form here.
Please download the daily schedule here.
On October 31, 2018 on Lha Bab Duchen at PBC Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling Nunnery in Sarnath, India, H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche officially enthroned Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen as the reincarnation of our precious teacher, the great scholar and master Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche.
Lha Bab Duchen is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s descent from the gods realm to again turn the Wheel of Dharma in our world. At the age of 41, the Buddha ascended the god realm to give teachings to benefit the gods in that desire realm, and to repay the incredible kindness of his mother by liberating her from samsara. Afterwards, the Buddha was urgently requested by his disciple Maudgalyayana and the noble Sangha to return to earth, which he did a week later by a special triple ladder. This event is considered to be one of the twelve great deeds of the Buddha.\
On Lha Bab Duchen, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied by approximately ten million times, so meditation practice, Dharma study, and virtuous deeds are highly encouraged!
We all pray for the very long and healthy life of Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen, the perfect completion of all his Dharma studies and training, and the swift fulfillment of all his Dharma aspirations and activities!
Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling Nunnery
October 31, 2018