To celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Metal Ox, here are three films that open up the lives of inspiring men.
HE Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche on Discovering the Reincarnation of Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
In this remarkable video, recorded at Padma Samye Ling on August 26, 2016, His Eminence explains how he found the definite and unmistaken reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Yangsi Rinpoche, who he named Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen.
Dalai Lama Biography and Life Story
This remarkable film, created by the Amazing People channel on YouTube, brings His Holiness’ warmth and compassion to life.
The Spirit of Tibet: Journey to Enlightenment, Life and World of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Richard Gere narrates this beautiful insight into the life and inner world of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse, one of the central figures in 20th century Buddhism and one of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche’s root lamas.
Practicing the Seven Chapter Prayer of Guru Padmasambhavaby Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
The Seven Chapter Prayer unites devotion, bodhichitta, and Dzogchen meditation in the form of a Guru Yoga practice on Guru Rinpoche. As the great master Karma Chagme said, absolute Guru Padmasambhava is the innate nature of mind, and the innate nature of the mind is the innate nature of everything. In order to fully realize this, we need to increase our devotion, joy, and bodhichitta. Then we visualize and supplicate Guru Padmasambhava with practices like the Seven Chapter Prayer, and we complete everything by resting in Dzogchen meditation and then dedicating the merit for our families, friends, and all living beings. This is the way to achieve enlightenment. It is how we can increase our inner beauty and let it shine to the world.
While we are not able to practice together physically for a few months, we are able to help and support each other virtually. One of the ways that we can do this is through videos that are available online.
We have a wealth of videos available, including
We hope that these videos bring you joy and help you feel your connection to the sangha, and we dedicate the merit to all sentient beings.
Monday, March 8, is the tenth day of the waning moon and a very special day for practice in the Vajrayana Sangha.
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead our monthly Dakini practices via live stream webcast from Palden Padma Samye Ling.
We will begin at 3:30 pm EST and continue until about 6:00 pm EST.
(If you are in a different time zone, this link will take you to a time zone converter.)
Prayers and Practices with links
The main sadhana practice will be Khandro Thugtig (Heart Essense of the Dakini) revealed by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. If you need to obtain a copy, it can be purchased at our online Dhama store, Pemai Chiso.
We will also use the Stainless King.
Our daily healing practices will be included and are available for download.
We will also be reciting the Prayer to the Guru Dakini – Clouds of Heaps of Siddhis, a prayer to the Great Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal composed by Khachab Dewa Dorje, the Fifteenth Karmapa. This prayer is available for download.
If you would like to make a donation in support of Rinpoche’s online activities, please click on this button.
Our Sunday morning book discussion group continues!
We will meet online at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on Sunday every week, discussing Inborn Realization: A Commentary on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s Mountain Retreat Instructions.
We hope that you will be able to join us. The information for joining the Zoom meeting is below.
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The Resident Learning Dharma Skills Program at PSL is offering a special opportunity for PBC members and friends to participate in a year-long service retreat that combines study, practice, and activities to uplift and glorify Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches’ mandala at PSL and internationally.
We’re inviting two Sangha members from each of the PBC Sanghas in Tennessee, PBC Puerto Rico, and the Palm Beach Dharma Center to live at PSL with free accommodations and food for one year in exchange for daily service Monday-Saturday, 9-noon and 2-5pm.
At this time we’re offering weekly Ngondro teachings and group practices, evening Vajrakilaya and Dharmapala meditation, and study groups. Participants will be able to attend on site retreats lead by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at no cost, as well as have personal practice and study time every morning and evening.
Areas of Service include:
- Temple caretaking
- Skilled craftsmanship & maintenance skills & experience strongly recommended
- Exterior & interior painting
- Knowledge of machinery
- Should be thorough & patient
- Kitchen management
- Culinary training is helpful
- Knowledge of vegetarian cooking
- Supplies & upkeep
- Creative with whole foods
- Friendly people-person
- Reliable technical skills like computer programming
- Accounting & bookkeeping
- Website design
- Outdoor Facilities
- Organic gardening – experience required
Shared dormitory-style living included. Possibility of low-budget private room.
Internet only available from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Due to Covid-19, everyone will be required to take a local Covid-19 test upon arrival, and will have to follow Covid-19 protocols while on-site and for those needing to make off-site errands.
During this challenging time when so many of our usual routines have been disrupted, consider applying to our “Growing the PBC Mandala” Learning Dharma Skills Program. All applicants will have to provide three references (one of which has to be a local PBC Sangha member) and have a phone interview with Lama Laia.
Experience the full immersion in Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches’ mandala throughout the four seasons!
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.
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As always, thank you for your generous spirit!