Saga Dawa Duchen is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment and mahaparinirvana. For Buddhists, this is one of the most sacred days of the year when karmic effects are naturally multiplied millions of times, so meditation practice and virtuous deeds are strongly encouraged and celebrated!
We will be holding a special practice at PBDC – please check our June calendar for details.
There will also be a special practice at Padma Samye Ling, our home monastery and retreat center in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, for anyone who would like to immerse themselves in the experience. For more information on that opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 865-8068.
Actualize devotion and bodhichitta by glorifying the mandala of the Inconceivable Lotus Land for this and future generations. Join us in beautifying Padma Samye Ling monastery and retreat center. Members, students, and friends with skills they will contribute are invited to share in this week of joyful and intensive activity. Donations are your time and effort.
May 27 – June 2
Please follow this link for more information on the Kriya Yoga Workshop.
A wonderful opportunity to begin the summer at beautiful Padma Samye Ling!
Empowerment and Teachings on Lion-Faced Dakini according to the lineage of the Great Terton Tsasum Lingpa will be bestowed by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. Weekend activities will include raising new prayer flags around all of Padma Samye Ling, as well as performing smoke offering ceremonies with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche.
May 25 – 27.
Follow this link for more information about the Wind Horse Retreat!
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.
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.