Yeshe Tsogyal Temple
419 E Iris Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Thursday, Feb 14
How to Perform the Rituals for a Guru Rinpoche Meditation
7:00 – 8:30pm
Friday, Feb 15
Meditation on the Shower of Blessings of Guru Padmasambhava
7:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday, Feb 16
Teachings on the Eight Manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava
10:00am – noon
12:00 – 1:30pm
Practicing on the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche
with Questions & Answers
1:30 – 3:30pm
Sunday, Feb 17
Meditation & Teaching
Understanding Tibetan Buddhist Meditation:
Visualization, Mantra, & Insight
9:30am – 1:00pm
Everyone’s Invited! Open House Party
Bring Friends & Family to Explore Our New Temple & Make New Friends
2:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 19
Chotrul Duchen: Celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni’s Miracles!
Group Meditation and Food Offering Ceremony
7:00 – 8:30pm
Lama Pema Dragpa has been a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling, NY since 2004. PSL is the main monastery & retreat center of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center founded by the Nyingma Dzogchen masters Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche & Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. Ordained as a lama by Rinpoches, Dragpa graduated with honors in philosophy & religious studies from NYU in 2002, is a senior editor of over 25 books on Buddhist philosophy & meditation, and is a certified Hospice volunteer. He has taught at Colgate University, Scranton University, & Binghamton Community College, and regularly travels to lead PBC events on traditional & contemporary Buddhist philosophy and meditation.
Full Weekend: $60. Daily Donations: Thurs. ($20), Fri. (free), Sat. ($20), Sun. ($20), Tues. (free) •
Student and Senior Discount: Full Weekend $40 or $15 per day • Online and On Site Registration
Today on Lha Bab Duchen at PBC Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling Nunnery in Sarnath, India, H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche officially enthroned Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen as the reincarnation of our precious teacher, the great scholar and master Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche.
Lha Bab Duchen is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s descent from the gods realm to again turn the Wheel of Dharma in our world. At the age of 41, the Buddha ascended the god realm to give teachings to benefit the gods in that desire realm, and to repay the incredible kindness of his mother by liberating her from samsara. Afterwards, the Buddha was urgently requested by his disciple Maudgalyayana and the noble Sangha to return to earth, which he did a week later by a special triple ladder. This event is considered to be one of the twelve great deeds of the Buddha.\
On Lha Bab Duchen, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied by approximately ten million times, so meditation practice, Dharma study, and virtuous deeds are highly encouraged!
We all pray for the very long and healthy life of Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen, the perfect completion of all his Dharma studies and training, and the swift fulfillment of all his Dharma aspirations and activities!
Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling Nunnery
October 31, 2018