Event: Sun. September 23rd at 10am, with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche.
RSVP: Limited space, all guests please RSVP: email@example.com
Program: Auspicious prayers, tsok offering – vegetarian offerings or beverages welcomed.
Parking: Directions upon arrival/offsite parking.
Join us for this special practice weekend. The essential meaning of all the teachings of the Buddha is to liberate all beings from suffering and its causes, foster harmony and peace, and become thoroughly familiar with the nature and qualities of one’s own mind. The complete and direct realization of this path is buddhahood.
The Tibetan Buddhist foundational practices of Ngondro embody all the teachings of the Buddha. They are a perfect and complete framework for cultivating a balanced, effective, and rewarding spiritual practice.
During this meditation retreat we will explore these essential practices that keep our minds and hearts connected with the true nature, and moving steadily on a firm and peaceful journey to enlightenment.
We will study and practice the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro according to the lineage instructions of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010) and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, great Nyingma masters and scholars who founded the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center to preserve the authentic teachings and practices of the Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools, and is a master of Dzogchen, the most advanced tradition of meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism.
All are welcome!
Starts: Noon, Friday September 15th
Ends: 3PM, Sunday September 17th
Padma Gochen Ling in Monterey, Tennessee
The retreat prayer texts we will be using :
• Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. This will be the pri- mary practice for this retreat.
• Buddha Sadhana – Used for morning practice. Some copies are available in the Temple.
• Daily PBC Prayers Extended Edition – Opening and closing prayers for every practice.
• The Mountain of Burnt Offerings – Fire Puja practice
• White Umbrella
• Offering Prayers to the Dharma Protectors – Dharmapala practice
• Great Cloud of Blessings Prayer
• Illuminating the Path by Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches
PBC Members: $60
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Dear Sangha Members and Friends of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center,
I have the great privilege to share with you one of the most beautiful announcements that I can make: the longtime wishes and prayers of all the PBC members and devoted disciples of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche have been answered.
Recently, His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche discovered the reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche on the eighth day of this month, just two days ago. He was given the name Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen!
At Padma Samye Ling, the North American Monastery of PBC, we enjoyed a great celebration for the 10th Day of Guru Rinpoche, and all the gathered Sangha rejoiced in this announcement with tremendous joy and excitement.
Now that we have discovered the reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is requesting that everyone recite many Dusum Sangye prayers of Guru Padmasambhava. This is my wish as well. We pray for the continued success of all the Dharma activities of Khenchen Yangsi Rinpoche, that there are no obstacles and everything unfolds very smoothly, for the fulfillment of all of his wishes, and that he will benefit the Teachings and all sentient beings for aeons.
Yours in the Dharma,
Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
Padma Samye Ling
10th Day of Guru Rinpoche
April 16, 2016
Click Here to View a video of Rinpoches Announcement
Calm Abiding Meditation (7:00 pm – 7:45 pm) and Heart Sutra (7:50 pm – 8:30 pm) are canceled due to road conditions. Please continue your personal practices at home. We’ll resume our regular practice schedule with Saturday’s Ngondro and Sunday’s Calm Abiding Meditation and Discussion (January 20th and 21st).