The PSL Stupas Have Been Installed!
As Buddha Shakyamuni told in the Sutra teachings, if you build a temple or stupa that represents the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, it will bring tremendous merit. Even when it is gone, the dust of this place will continue to generate merit and benefit to all those connected to this project. According to that, we dedicate this merit.
By this merit may all obtain omniscience.
May it defeat the enemy, wrong-doing.
From the stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness, and death,
From the ocean of samsara, may I free all beings.
Arising almost instantly!
In a little over a week, a new Stupa Garden has been erected at Padma Samye Ling!
Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche and his brother, Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, had planned for years to build a stupa garden in the lower meadow at our Catskills monastery and retreat center. The carved stone blocks arrived from Indonesia this year, but assembling these massive pieces required special equipment and skills.
Through the generosity of a sangha friend, a talented crew who usually work on installations of monumental sculptures arrived the last week of September. Eight days later, the stupas are built!
Members of the PSL community and Dharma Skills Program pitched in and worked alongside the sculpture artists. Lama Lorraine, with Lama Laia and Lama Dragpa, led a group who worked long, hard hours to prepare treasures from all over the world that are now stored inside the stupas. Khenpo Rinpoche oversaw the entire project, and was very happy with the results.
Here is a collection of photos and short videos to help give a sense of the work. Sangha members and friends from around the world helped make this a reality through prayer and donations, so it is only right that everyone be able to participate a little in the event.
Thank you all!
“El esfuerzo gozoso, el coraje, el compromiso, la alegría y el aprecio vienen naturalmente cuando tenemos atención plena”
– Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Mientras anticipamos con esperanza la llegada de Rimpoché en el otoño, haremos una pausa en nuestras classes virtuales de los sábados en español. Las grabaciones de la serie completa de charlas sobre la mente amplia (mindfulness) están disponibles en nuestra pagina de web, junto con dos sesiones de la práctica de la Meditación en Calma.
Por lo pronto únete a nosotros seguiendo las enseñanzas en vivo del venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche que se llevan a cabo regularmente de manera virtual a través de Padmasambhava.org, y suscríbete a nuestro boletín informativo para mantenerte informado tan pronto como reanudemos las prácticas y charlas en vivo en nuestro Centro local. Por el momento, continúa siguiendo las pautas locales sobre prácticas seguras de distanciamiento social.
Para ver las charlas anteriores, haga clic en los enlaces en la parte inferior de esta página.
Las charlas y meditaciones
Labor Day is traditionally the last chance for a summer vacation, and we have decided to take advantage of the opportunity to take a small break from our Tuesday online Heart Sutra practice. Our break will begin September 1. We look forward to returning later in the fall and practicing this beautiful sadhana together then.
This series of talks given in the summer & fall of 2020 looks at our rich and diverse history from a different point of view. From the Buddha’s life, we focus on the well-developed Buddhism of India that was transplanted to Tibet, how these traditions flourished in Tibet through the centuries, and their re-emergence into the wider world in the last hundred years.
Please enjoy these recorded talks while we prepare for the next series!
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!