World Religions:
Tibetan Buddhism, Christian Science & Jainism

Tibetan Buddhism is more than 2,500 years old. This CBS program visits Padma Samye Ling, a retreat and Tibetan Monastery in upstate New York. The monastery was founded twenty years ago by the Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and his brother the Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. The two came to the United States in the 1980’s and are among those responsible for bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the west. We hear Khenpo Tsewang as he explains the basic tenets of this faith and he shares his reflections on what it means to him to share this ancient lineage with America.

What is Dzogchen? A Soaring Introduction!

On April 1, 2014 at Padma Samye Ling, Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche gave a soaring introduction to Dzogchen meditation while he explained the title of the famous text by Lama Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol, "The Flight of the Garuda: A Song Illustrating the View of Cutting Through, According to the Clear Light Great Perfection, endowed with the Power of Enabling One to Quickly Move Through All the Paths and Bhumis." This extensive teaching distills the complete meaning of Flight of the Garuda, and Dzogchen in general. Enjoy!

PBC Sangha Buddha Shakyamuni Mantra Accumulations

This year Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is requesting the International PBC sangha to accumulate the Buddha Shakyamuni Mantra at least through July 2016 during the Annual PSL Dzogchen Summer retreats.

Add your mantras to the running accumulation...

Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a renowned Dzogchen meditation master and scholar, and is the co-founder and director of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center.

Click here to read of his life and accomplishments.

Celebrating the Life of our Precious Teacher

We invite you to honor the life of our precious Teacher in the following ways:

Read the full announcement, of the parinirvana of the Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche.

Learning Dharma Skills Program

To preserve Padma Samye Ling as a center of study and practice as well preserve the lineage, the Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches created the Learning Dharma Skills program.

Learn more about how you can participate in this meritorius endeavor.

Illuminating the Stupas and Buddhas and Installing the Four Immeasurable Bhumpas

The Eight Great Stupas, the Five Wisdom Buddhas and Four Immeasurable Bhumpas have been installed around the PSL Gompa. These items have been hand crafted in Javanese volcanic stone according to lineage instructions.

We are now in the process of securing sponsorship to illuminate these venerable objects of devotion.

Support Page Updated

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A Gift to the Sangha:
Bodhicitta Teachings

The Ven. Khenpo Tsewang gave teachings in Tampa, Florida on February 28, 2010 - the anniversary of when Buddha performed many miraculous activities for the benefit of all beings. In this teaching, Khenpo Rinpoche discusses the importance of bodhichitta, the mind of enlightenment.

View all of the clips of this hour-long teaching consecutively. HD Video Production kindly provided by Mn8Multimedia.com

Original Tibetan Verse

Download the original Tibetan version of Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche's poetry verses about His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche from the newly released Light of Fearless Indestructible Wisdom: The Life and Legacy of HH Dudjom Rinpoche

Tibetan Verse

Prayer Requests

Support and celebrate positive circumstances, as well as help people in difficult times or during uncertain transitions through prayers and lamp offerings.

Create positive karmic connections while supporting the monastic Sangha who offers the prayers, incense and lamps on your behalf.

May all the Temples and Monasteries,
All the readings and recitations of Dharma flourish.
May the Sangha always be in harmony,
And may their aspirations be achieved!

April 12 – May 7,

One Month Dzogchen
Retreat at PSL:
Flight of the Garuda
by Shabkar

Padma Samye Ling, NY

May 28–30, 2016
Raising Windhorse Retreat

Vajra Sarasvati
Empowerment and
Teaching according to
the Lineage of the
Great Master Mipham

Padma Samye Ling, NY

May 30 – June 5,

Spring Kriya Yoga
Work Retreat

Padma Samye Ling, NY

June 19, 2016
Anniversary of
the Mahaparinirvana
of Ven. Khenchen
Palden Sherab

Padma Samye Ling
and All PBC Centers

July 16–24, 2016
Annual Summer
Dzogchen Retreat

Vajrakilaya Razor
Which Destroys at a
Touch (Pudri Reg Phung)
Terma Revelation of
HH Dudjom Rinpoche
Empowerment and
Teachings by Ven.
Khenpo Tsewang
Dongyal Rinpoche

Padma Samye Ling, NY

July 25–31, 2016
Self Development Dzogchen Retreat

Teachings by Ven.
Khenpo Tsewang
Dongyal Rinpoche
on the "Four Phurbas
of Vajrakilaya"

Padma Samye Ling, NY

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