2023 Winter Dzogchen Retreat
In Person & Live Webcast from Pema Ling Retreat Center in Jupiter, Florida
with Vajrayana Master & Nyingma Scholar
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche!
January 14 – 21, 2023
“Essential Dzogchen Teachings on the View, Meditation, and Conduct”
by the Great Master Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche
Empowerment of Guru Padmasambhava as Guru Vidyadhara (in person only)
Revealed by the Great Terton Tsasum Lingpa
Guru Padmasambhava gave a variety of teachings to benefit future generations. Among these, in the Vajrayana, connecting to your teacher is essential to invoke the power and beauty of the nature of mind. Therefore Guru Rinpoche gave many teachings on how to practice on Guru Padmasambhava, many of which were hidden by the wisdom dakini Yeshe Tsogyal.
This particular terma was revealed by the famous terton Tsasum Lingpa in the 17th century, and is considered one of the blessed and powerful practices for connecting to Guru Rinpoche as a sambhogakaya emanation known as Guru Vidyadhara. This terma is a condensed practice of all three Inner Tantras of Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Atiyoga.
Empowerment Date: Sunday Morning, January 15
In Person Only at Pema Ling in Jupiter, Florida
The Dzogchen teachings are the highest and most direct teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni on the nature of mind. They show us how to discover our own inner beauty and realize everlasting peace for ourselves and all beings. Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will give these rare and essential heart instructions according to the great master Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche. These direct and profound teachings impart the critical points and central supports for all practitioners to maintain to keep our practice fresh, alive, and beneficial for everyone.
“In brief, to recognize your own nature is the view.
When you abide within it, that is the meditation.
And if you have no attachment, that is superior conduct.
When you arrive at the primordially free fundamental nature, that is described as the fruition.
All are included in the natural state beyond concepts.”
Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche (1871-1926) was the reincarnation of Orgyen Rangjung Dorje, and was the fourth regent of Shechen Monastery. Shechen Gyaltsab was the disciple and heart-son of Mipham Rinpoche. He also studied closely with the First Great Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the First Great Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, among many other extraordinary Nyingma and Sarma masters. He focused for many decades on the key points of Creation and Completion Stage practices. Shechen Gyaltsab excelled in all three activities of the learned–exposition, debate, and composition–undertaking the three practices of listening, reflecting and meditating for his own benefit, and the three activities of teaching, debating and writing for the benefit of others.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a holder of the complete Buddhist Nyingma lineage of study and practice. He was enthroned by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche as a Nyingma Abbot. As an accomplished scholar and Vajrayana master, Rinpoche has an amazing ability to convey profound topics simply and directly, making the rich, vast ocean of Dharma accessible and easy to put into practice. (A more extensive biography of Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche can be found by clicking here.)
Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche’s root text “A Short Discourse on the View, Meditation, and Conduct” will be available to participants as a free download.
- 8:00–9:00am EST
- 10:30am–12:30pm EST
Dzogchen teachings and Meditations with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
- 4:00–6:00pm EST
Meditation on the Dzogchen Luminosity, Vajrakilaya, and Dharmapala practice
Everyone is warmly welcome to join all or some of the webcast teachings and practices according to your availability.
*Retreat Concludes midday on Saturday, January 21
* Other special events are listed below:
- Saturday, January 14th — Sangha Lunch Potluck after teachings
- Sunday, January 15th morning — Empowerment with Tsok Ceremony
- Tues, January 17th — Dakini Day
- Note: On Site at Pema Ling, light lunch served after teachings from Jan 16-20.
Members $360 – $52/day
Non-Members $395 – $57/day
Early registration with $30 discount available up to Dec. 31.
We request everyone participating to help sustain the Dharma activities of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. All donations are graciously accepted.
During this Annual PBC Winter Retreat, contributions will support the flourishing of the Palm Beach Dharma Center and the Palden Sherab Pema Ling Retreat Center in southern Florida.
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We rejoice to this great opportunity to receive these rare and precious teachings from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and to practice together.
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2022 Dzogchen Summer Retreat
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Empowerment (in person only) of “Mighty, Wrathful Hayagriva and Vajravarahi”
Revealed by Dudjom Lingpa, and later compiled and edited by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
Tamdrin Yangtro Nagpo is a very special deity of the Degenerate Times to powerfully overcome all mental and physical sickness, and severe disease
Empowerment Date: TBA
Teachings on the Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra (Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü):
A Pure Vision revealed by the Great Terton Dudjom Lingpa
In Person and Virtual Attendance of All or Part of the Retreat
Padma Samye Ling retreat center
in upstate New York
This is Year One of a Three-Year teaching by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche on this tantra during the Annual PSL Summer Retreat.
In Person participation:
Virtual Webcast participation:
Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü (Tib. ཤེས་རིག་རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣོན་པོའི་རྒྱུད་, shes rig rdo rje rnon po’i rgyud), The Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra, is one of the five Dzongchen tantra termas revealed by Dudjom Lingpa through a pure vision.
Being part of the Daknang Yeshe Drawa cycle, the Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü’s full name is “The Sharp Vajra of Awareness Tantra, from the Matrix of Pure Appearances and Primordial Consciousness, the Quintessence of the Great Mystery of the Mantrayana, The Primordially Pure Absolute Space of Samanthabadri, the Spontaneously Actualized Treasury of Liberation.”
This extraordinary tantra recounts how Dudjom Lingpa experienced Kuntuzangpo directly in a vision, giving teachings and answering questions to his own emanation’s retinue of bodhisattvas.
PBC members: $465; $69/day
Explorando La Atención Plena
Sábados a las 11:15 a.m.
Las cualidades que conforman las circunstancias presentes dependen enteramente de las causas y condiciones generadas en el pasado. El futuro estará en parte marcado por las circunstancias y las condiciones de hoy. El presente contiene las causas del futuro, así que ahora es el momento de plantar semillas beneficiosas del mañana.
Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
A partir del sábado, 12 de junio a las 11:15 a.m., el Palm Beach Dharma Center continuará explorando Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal enseñanzas sobre cómo fomentar un estilo de vida consciente a través de una práctica de meditación en calma. Únete a las prácticas de español este verano y recibirás las pepitas de oro de las enseñanzas de Rinpoche para una forma de vida más suave y amable. Te invitamos a compartir esta charla con tus amigos y vecinos hispanohablantes. Es una hermosa oportunidad para asistir a una charla meditativa en el lenguaje del corazón.
La práctica de español se ofrecerá a las 11:15 a.m. los siguientes sábados:
- 12 de junio
- 26 de junio Para verlo, aga clic aquí
- 10 de Julio Para verlo, aga clic aquí
- 31 de Julio Para verlo, aga clic aquí
- 14 de agosto Para verlo, aga clic aquí
- 28 de agosto Para verlo, aga clic aquí
En ese momento, presione la ventana de visualización a continuación y actualice su navegador para unirse a nosotros en vivo.
Saturdays at 11:15 a.m.
The qualities which make up the present circumstances depend entirely on causes and conditions generated in the past. The future will be shaped in part by the causes and conditions today. The present contains the causes for the future, so now is the time to plant beneficial seeds of tomorrow.
Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Starting on Saturday, June 12th at 11:15 a.m. the Palm Beach Dharma Center will continue to explore Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche’s teachings on fostering a mindful way of life through a Calm Abiding Practice. Join the Spanish practices this summer and take with you the golden nuggets of Rinpoche’s teachings for a gentler and kinder way of life. We invite you to share this talk with your Spanish-speaking friends and neighbors. It is a beautiful opportunity to attend a meditative talk in the language of the heart.
The Spanish Practice will be offered at 11:15 a.m. on the following Saturdays:
- June 12th
- June 26th To watch this video, please click here
- July 10th To watch this video, please click here
- July 31st To watch this video, please click here
- August 14th To watch this video, please click here
- August 28th To watch this video, please click here
At that time, please click on the viewing window below and refresh your browser to join us live.
Ven. Rinpoche has given profound and inspirational teachings on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s text in seventy-six sessions over fifteen months. The entire series is available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
These Dzogchen teachings by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche encapsulate the essential instructions and advice for daily practice on all of the Buddha’s teachings in general, and the three Inner Tantras in particular. These sacred lineage instructions usher us to discover the enlightened nature of Kuntuzangpo, the all-perfect present.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche brings these teachings vividly to 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.
His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje was born in the early 20th century, and was a renowned body emanation of Drokben Khyechung Lotsawa, speech emanation of Yeshe Tsogyal, and mind emanation of Guru Padmasambhava. In particular, Khyechung Lotsawa emanated as many great tertons and scholar-masters throughout the centuries in Tibet. Guru Padmasambhava predicted the coming of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, including his exact birthplace, family, and personality.
H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche became one of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as the supreme head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. He worked closely with H.H. the Dalai Lama to reactivate Tibetan culture and religion. Yet at the same time, Dudjom Rinpoche was very humble and simple. He was the spiritual father to numerous distinguished practitioners, many of whom later became great lineage holders. He was very available to all devotees, and at their request, gave numerous pith instructions of nugget Dzogchen teachings that open the heart and mind. Through his teachings, we discover the original, innate nature of mind so we can live in the world happily and leave with tremendous confidence and signs of realization.
Click here for a complimentary download of Heart Advice for the Fortunate Ones.
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.
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!
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