Please join Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon EST to receive his beautiful and inspirational teaching on this important practice, and to join him in the practice itself.
O Great Teacher, it is so wonderful that in this realm of Buddha Shakyamuni, the Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings have come. You are the essence of all the buddhas’ bodies. Your speech, the essence of all the buddhas’ speech, is the great secret Vajrayana which guides all beings to enlightenment. And your realization mind is like the cloudless sky filled with the brilliant light of the rising sun. Padmasambhava, you are the embodiment of all the buddhas. I, Yeshe Tsogyal, will never find a buddha more perfect than you, nor do I want or need to find one.
By the Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal
Guru Padmasambhava incarnated as a totally enlightened being. Through his form, primordial wisdom manifests in the world to benefit all sentient beings. Guru Rinpoche is a direct reincarnation of Buddha Shakyamuni. The Buddha also said that Padmasambhava would be an emanation of Buddha Amitabha and Avalokiteshvara, and referred to him as the “embodiment of all the buddhas of the three times.”
To help us realize the primordial nature, Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava repeatedly taught that we must transcend clinging to our ordinary dualistic conceptions, narrow attitudes, close-mindedness, traditional rules, beliefs, and limitations. The enlightened activities of Guru Rinpoche are especially powerful and effective in destroying the solidity of our dualistic concepts and fixed opinions, and in awakening us to true freedom.
Du Sum Sangye (“Buddha of the Three Times,” in English) is a very powerful and popular Tibetan Buddhist prayer to Guru Padmasambhava revealed by the Great Terton Chogyur Lingpa and transcribed by the First Great Kongtrul Rinpoche.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is encouraging all Sangha participants to please accumulate at least 108 recitations of this precious prayer, which is available for download here.
This livestream teaching is part of a two-day event over the weekend of December 11-12. To register for this teaching as well as the Sunday teaching on Clouds of Heaps of Siddhis, please click on the image to the left.
Please consider making a donation to support Ven. Rinpoche’s online activities, sustaining us in our ability to spread the Dharma far and wide.
Thank you! All donations are graciously accepted.
To make a donation by check, please mail to Padmasambhava Buddhist Center, 618 Buddha Highway, Sidney Center, NY 13839.
We look forward to sharing this precious opportunity with you!
We received official permission to use the temple at Pema Ling at the end of December. We will be livestreaming our Dzogchen Winter Retreat from there and plan to develop new practices and programs during the coming year.
Please enjoy these photos taken during Rinpoche’s recent visit to Pema Ling!
Please join us in our live webcast on this very special day!
October 27 marks one of the four special Buddhist festivals that relate to the life of Buddha Shakyamuni. Lha Bab Duchen commemorates Buddha Shakyamuni’s return to the human world after teaching his Mother in the god realms, where he spent three months imparting teachings and repaying her kindness.
During this day, it is said that the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied 10 million times, so Dharma practice is strongly encouraged.
Please click on the long life vase to join us on Oct. 27
Practice texts to have on hand:
- Extended Buddha Sadhana (includes Twelve Deeds of the Buddha and other prayers)
- Daily Prayers
- Dharmapala Prayers
- Stainless King
- Daily Healing Practices (available for free download)
For more information or to purchase any of these texts from our online Chiso store, please click on the title. To inquire about purchasing any of these texts from our local Lotus Born Bookstore, please email Karin at PemaPaldron@outlook.com.
Our practice will include a vegetarian tsok ceremony. If you would like to contribute to the feast offering, please click on the parasol to the left.
Please join Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche as he leads our monthly Dakini practices via webcast.
Please click on the conch shell to join us in this special practice!
Sadhanas to have on hand include:
All of these sadhanas are available from the Chiso online store at Padma Samye Ling by clicking on their titles.
They may also be available through the Lotus Born Bookstore at the Palm Beach Dharma Center. Please Karin (561) 633-7321 to verify availability and arrange for pickup.
If you would like to make a contribution toward our Tsok offering, please click on this link.
Please join us in this special practice led by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche live online from Padma Samye Ling
Times are Eastern Daylight Time. A time zone converter can be found at this link.
We will be using the following texts, which are available for purchase online at the Chiso Store or locally by appointment at the Lotus Born Bookstore at Palm Beach Dharma Center.
Shower of Blessings from Mipham Rinpoche will be the main practice.
We will include our other daily healing practices as well. They can be downloaded by clicking on the link in the previous sentence.
If you would like to contribute to the feast offering, please use the button below.
On the night of the full moon, September 20, at 7:00 pm EST, we will join together online for our practice of the All Good Buddha, Kuntuzangpo, and our remembrance practice for those who have passed into the bardo or otherwise need our prayers.
To join us in the practice, please return to this page at 7:00 pm on Monday September 20, refresh your browser, and then click on the viewing window that will appear below.
Please click the lotuses below to download the Prayer of Kuntuzangpo, opening and closing prayers, and the mantras for this practice.
If you would like someone to be remembered in this practice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 17 so that we have time to prepare the list of names. It is customary to make a donation when asking for prayers; if you would like to do so, please on the link below.
The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo is the enlightened view of the Primordial Buddha. It’s also an aspiration prayer on the path of discovering the true nature of reality. It expresses the different ways that primordial awareness appears, and helps us understand that it’s only our clouded understanding that makes things appear other than they really are.
Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Sunday, August 29, 4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT
Saturday, September 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT
Sunday, September 26, 4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will teach on the four causes to swiftly take rebirth in Buddha Amitabha’s pure land of Dewachen.
These sessions will also include Amitabha practice, dharma protector prayers, and daily Healing Practices of Guru Rinpoche, Tara, Medicine Buddha, and other enlightened beings.
Everyone is asked to register in order to access this retreat. Please register here.
We humbly request that everyone participating help sustain the Dharma activities of Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. All donations are graciously accepted. Please click here to make a donation in support of the webcast retreat. Thank you.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal will lead this very special practice commemorating his beloved brother, and our beloved teacher, Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab 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 and continuing until 5:30 pm.
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.
-Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
The Essential Point of the Effortless Profound Meditation
by Mipham Rinpoche
One’s own nature of mind is fresh awareness-emptiness that never changed from the beginning, and is free from accepting, rejecting, and effort. Abide directly in this nature with confidence. This is the great Dzogchen, the ultimate nature of all phenomena
Our Dzogchen Summer Retreat will be webcast live from Padma Samye Ling July 17 – 24.
The webcast will include all four daily sessions:
- Morning Buddha Shakyamuni Practice
- Late Morning Teachings
- Late Afternoon Dharmapala Practice
- Evening Heart Sutra Practice
Everyone is asked to register to participate in this retreat, even if you have registered for other retreats and online teachings. Thank you.