Special Tenth Day Practice with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche!
On Sunday, May 3rd, we will begin practice one hour earlier in order to include a tsok (feast offering) ceremony for Guru Padmasambhava.
Orgyen Menla will be the main practice, and we will adopt the tsok ceremony from Shower of Blessings by Mipham Rinpoche. If you need to obtain a copy of this text, it can be purchased at our online Dharma store, Pemai Chiso.
We will also use the Stainless King, so it would be good to have this text as well.
At 3:30, we will continue with our regular daily healing practices.
If you would like to donate to the feast offering, please click on the button below.
Heart Sutra is moving to YouTube Live on July 14!
“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 14 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.
Prajnaparamita, or the “Perfection of Wisdom,” is one of the most famous teachings in the Mahayana school of Buddhism. It describes the nature of reality as it is, and is the basis of the bodhisattva path, as well as the view and meditation in Vajrayana Buddhism. This teaching represents the second turning of the wheel of Dharma given by Buddha Shakyamuni, which unites wisdom and compassion as bodhichitta. By studying, contemplating, and meditating on these profound teachings, one will come to fully understand and absorb this Perfection of Wisdom.
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,” “great emptiness,” the “true nature of all phenomena,” or “absolute truth.”
“I bow to Prajnaparamita, the Wisdom Gone Beyond!
These days, throughout the world and especially in this powerful nation of America, it is common to see developments in the fields of science that are increasing our general understanding of how matter exists and functions from an external point of view. The scientists doing this research deserve continuous praise for their analyses of various aspects of reality; regardless of whether or not they believe in the Buddha, their work has confirmed many aspects of his teaching. However, science alone has not shown that it is capable of dispelling suffering or producing blissful experiences in any ultimate way.
To achieve ultimate results, we need to look inward to the vast and exceedingly profound mind itself, and discover its mode of being. Since this is not easily done—in fact, it is extremely difficult—one generally needs to find and follow a flawless path. The Prajnaparamita is just such a path. By steadily relying on its perfect view, it is possible to dispel all suffering and produce untold benefit and happiness for both self and others, as did countless scholar-practitioners who appeared and were witnessed in ancient India and Tibet. The view they attained is like the sky, free from conceptual extremes; it is like the sun, clearing away the dark clouds of ignorance; and it is like the moon, emitting cool rays of calm and bliss.”
Happy Saga Dawa!
The next month opens with Saga Dawa and continues with special days and practices all through the month. Please join Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and the PBC sangha for livestream teachings and practices on these days.
- Saturday, May 23 – Saga Dawa begins
- Friday, May 29 – Birth of Buddha Shakyamuni. Practice and tsok begin at 3:30 pm
- Monday, June 1 – Ganachakra of the Vidyadhara Lama. Practice and tsok begin at 3:30 pm
- Friday, June 5 – Saga Dawa Duchen. Practice and tsok begin at 3:30 pm
- Monday, June 15 – Ganachakra of the Wisdom Dakini. Practice and tsok begin at 3:30 pm
- Friday, June 19 – Anniversary of the Mahaparinirvana of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. Practice and tsok begin at 3:30 pm
- Saturday, June 20 – Summer Soltice & Solar Eclipse. The Aspiration Prayer of Kuntuzangpo will be included in the 3:30 pm practice.
You turned the golden wheel of the stainless doctrine of Khenpo Shantarakshita, Lopon Padmasambhava, and Dharma King Trisong Deutsen all over the world.
You established centers that uphold the study and practice of the great secret Vajrayana, which continuously follow the cycles of the sun and moon.
You made glorious gifts of empowerments, pith instructions, and the three wisdoms to students everywhere.
Great Khenpo, Glorious Wisdom, you are the protector of beings, the Lord of Dharma, and the Supreme Lama,
Certainly you are a son of the Buddha.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Join us in honoring the life and legacy of our precious Root Teacher, Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. Special ceremonies and practices will webcast from Glorious Padma Samye Ling beginning at 3:30 pm EDT.
The main sadhanas we will be using are:
– Offering Prayers to the Dharmapalas
– Stainless King
– Treasury of Precious Mantras and Prayers of Supplication, Dedication, and Aspiration (“Daily Prayers”)
Sunday, May 17, at 2:30 pm
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead our monthly Dakini practices via Zoom from Padma Samye Ling on Friday, April 17.
Connect each day for free via Zoom!
To join the live Zoom Meeting (via internet or phone) click this link:
Instructions for Zoom:
It is best to download and install the Zoom application in advance, since this may take a few minutes. The application is free, and clicking on this link will take you to the Zoom site where you can download the version that is best for your device.
- For Windows or Mac computers, choose Zoom Client for Meetings. The correct software will download automatically.
- For iPhones, and iPads, and Android devices, choose either the Apple App Store or Google Play.
- For Microsoft Outlook, choose Microsoft Outlook Add-in
- For Chrome and Firefox web browsers, choose Zoom Extension for Browsers
Once you have downloaded and installed Zoom, you should be able to just click on the link below or any of the buttons above to join Rinpoche. If you run into trouble, you may have to type in the Meeting ID below.
Please use the Zoom controls to mute your microphone and turn off your camera so that we are all able to hear Rinpoche clearly.
The telephone numbers at the bottom of the page are for your use if you prefer to simply dial in and listen instead of joining the video stream.
To join the live Zoom Meeting (via internet or phone) click this link: https://zoom.us/j/724793529
Meeting ID: 724 793 529
Tips for live stream video:
Much of the quality of the audio and video dependent on everyone’s bandwidth and connectivity. To provide the best experience for all sangha members, we would like you to be aware of the following.
By default, your microphone and camera will be disabled; please leave them like this.
We ask that all Sangha members leave their video cameras off during the live stream. Leaving video off will preserve bandwidth and allow for the best experience. Leaving your video off is also less distracting for other sangha members.
When viewing in full-screen mode, you can minimize the thumbnails of other participants by clicking the small grey rectangle at the top of the thumbnail pane. We advise that you do this.
Do note that the entire internet is under considerable strain as many people work from home, and schools and universities around the planet are rapidly moving to online education. Please keep this in mind as you enjoy these precious teachings.
These are the telephone numbers to use if you prefer to simply dial in and listen instead of joining the video stream.
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Dial by your location
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+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 787 966 7727 Puerto Rico
+1 787 945 1488 Puerto Rico
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahDmaJdi7
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent donations in support of this webcast retreat, as well as in support of Padmasambhava Buddhist Center in general!
Your contribution is vital to maintaining and developing PBC’s Dharma activities through Padma Samye Ling and beyond. Thank you!
We dedicate the merit for all sentient beings as vast as space.
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Friday, April 17, at 2:30 pm
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead our monthly Dakini practices via livestream webcast from Padma Samye Ling on Friday, April 17.