Padmasambhava Buddhist Center of Tennessee

Buddhist Meditation and Study Centers in the Nyngma Tradition


The Khenpos

Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche are very highly regarded scholars, teachers and meditation masters in the Nyingma Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Nashville Dharma Center

Our local dharma center in the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, offering a regular schedule of meditation practices, dharma talks and study groups.
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Rural Retreat Center

Our beautiful rustic retreat center outside Monterey, Tennessee, where we host Rinpoche’s teachings with annual and bi-annual retreats.
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Monastery and Retreat Center

Palden Padma Samye Ling is the main monastery of the Venerable Rinpoches and home of PBC International offering a full schedule of retreats and teachings in upstate New York.
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  • Venerable Khenpo Rinpoche gives Teaching in Nashville October 11

    We are happy to announce that Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche will visit Nashville this fall.

    Venerable Khenpo will give a public teaching and launch the PBC-TN, 2014 "Light A Candle for World Peace" event. October 11, 2014 at Unity Church, 5125 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN   Silent Auction opens:...

  • Introduction to Ngondro Practice

    Introduction to Ngondro
    August 26, 7 pm at Yeshe Tsogyal House
    These instructions will be ideal for those who recently took refuge with Venerable Rinpoche at the June retreat or for those who need a refresher course on how to proceed with their Ngondro accumulations. The discussion will be...

  • Introduction to Buddhism

    Intro to Basic Buddhism
    August 30, 2 pm
    All are welcome to attend this talk that provides a helpful overview of basic Buddhist philosophy.
    Intro to Vajrayana Buddhism
    September 6, 2 pm
    An overview and history of Tibetan Buddhism and it's unique practice of mantra and...

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  • Support the New Meditation Hall at Yeshe Tsogyal House

    As of February 2014 we have raised $67,000 towards our start-up goal of $100,000 in order to secure financing and begin construction on our new temple and sangha house renovation, which will probably coast $250,000. Please continue to support this important project in 2014! More Information...

Because Padmasambhava Buddhist Center is a member-supported organization, we rely on the generosity of our friends and sangha members. You are invited to join and become a member of our worldwide dharma family at PBC. 
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