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2020 Palm Beach Dharma Center Annual Winter Dzogchen Retreat

January 18 - January 25

Vajrapani Empowerment

with Heart Essence Dzogchen Pith Instructions

on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

January 18-25, 2020


Buddha Vajrapani is one of the eight great bodhisattvas and lords of the three families. He represents the power of the buddhas and is especially responsible for transmitting the Tantras to the human realm as the “Lord of Secrets.” Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment according to the lineage of the great master Mipham Rinpoche.

The “Condensed Heart Instructions of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen for Practitioners” are simple but powerful instructions that penetrate the heart essence the Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava’s teachings. This profound advice by the great master Raga Asye perfectly includes every level of the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings, and can be easily applied by every kind of Buddhist practitioner to achieve complete enlightenment this very life for the benefit of all beings.

The great master and terton Raga Asye (1613-1678), who was also known as Karma Chagme, was a most highly realized and accomplished scholar-yogis of Tibet. He was renowned as a reincarnation of Chokro Lui Gyaltsen and Prince Mutig Tsenpo—a Dharma heart son of Guru Rinpoche and Vimalamitra—as well as an activity reincarnation of the Karmapa. In addition, he was the teacher and student of terton Namcho Mingyur Dorje.


Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a holder of the complete Buddhist Nyingma lineage of study and practice from the basic teachings of mindfulness to the most advanced meditation techniques of Dzogchen. Rinpoche has been a spiritual friend and resident of the Palm Beach community for over 30 years. Together with his brother, Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, he founded Padmasambhava Buddhist Center in the late 1980’s and is the principle director and teacher of Padmasambhava Buddhist Center International Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche has an amazing ability to communicate profound topics in simple words, touching people’s hearts and opening their minds to their innate potential of wisdom and compassion. Khenpo Rinpoche has co-authored over 35 Dharma books in English. He travels extensively worldwide giving empowerments, teachings, and personal instructions at PBC Dharma centers.



Sat. Jan. 18th Opening of Retreat and Sun. Jan. 19th Empowerment & Teachings at:

Pema Ling Retreat Center, 18190 131st Trail N., Jupiter Farms, FL. 33478


Mon. Jan. 20st – Thurs. Jan. 23rd

Teachings at the First Unitarian Universalist Church,   635 Prosperity Farms Rd.   N. Palm Beach, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Fri. Jan. 24th and Sat. Jan 25th

Teachings and conclusion of Retreat at The Palm Beach Dharma Center   1205 N. Federal Hwy. Lake Worth, 33460, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Please see the full retreat schedule here.


Suggested donation:

Members $380 – $58/day

Non-Members $495 – $71/day


Early registration with $30 discount available up to Dec. 31, 2018.  PayPal accepted

www.pbdc.net   (561) 547-4711   info@pbdc.net

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