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.
Charla: La Importancia de la Mente Amplia
Sábado, 18 de Julio, 2020 @11:15 a.m. YouTube Live
Una de las primeras enseñanzas impartidas por el Buda Shakyamuni fue la de Atención Plena (Mindfulness) . El próximo Sábado, Julio 18 a las 11:15 a.m., exploraremos los cuatro diferentes tipos de atención plena, de acuerdo a las enseñanzas del Buddha y que hemos escuchado a través de las palabras de nuestro Maestro Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. En esta próxima sesión, miraremos más de cerca lo que es la atención del cuerpo, atención de los sentimientos, atención de la mente y la atención de los fenómenos.
Esta próxima charla será interactiva y te ofrecerá la oportunidad de hacer preguntas en vivo. Te esperamos!
The Importance of Mindfulness
“Joyful effort, courage, commitment, joy, and appreciation come naturally when we have mindfulness”
Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
In response to these uncertain times The Palm Beach Dharma Center will be offering an ongoing talk on Mindfulness in Spanish. Through these sessions we will explore the importance and many benefits of mindfulness of the body, of our feelings, of our mind and mindfulness of phenomena. We will investigate together the many treasures at our disposal when tapping into our innate resources through a mindfulness approach to living. And we will reflect on the words of our Dear Teacher Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, as he reminds us all that at this moment we have the capacity to navigate these turbulent waters readily available in us., all we have to do is to foster awareness into the causes and conditions of the mind for our inner wisdom to manifest. Hope you all join us and spread the news of this class to anyone who can benefit from this exploration.
Many people have asked if they could have another opportunity to hear Ven. Rinpoche’s extraordinary teachings from these past few months, and we are delighted to announce that they are available through our YouTube channel!
To access, simply click below. The videos are arranged chronologically.
Heart Sutra is moving to YouTube Live on July 13!
“The Heart Sutra is considered to contain in its few lines the essence, or the condensed meaning of the entire Prajnaparamita. What is the nature of Prajnaparamita? It is the wisdom that realizes directly phenomena as they are. Prajnaparamita is translated many ways: for example, “supreme transcendent wisdom,” “the great emptiness,” “the true nature of all phenomena,” or “the absolute truth.”
Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches
This move will bring major improvements to our audio and video, and make the experience much more enjoyable for participants.
We hope that you will join us on Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m., and every Tuesday after that, as we practice the Heart Sutra together online.
Please to go the Palm Beach Dharma Center YouTube channel to join us!
We are using a slightly modified version of the Heart Sutra practice, to accommodate those who do not have the full sadhanas at home. Please download the practice text below.
We look forward to practicing together online while the Center remains physically closed.
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