Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010)
In 1965, Khenchen Rinpoche was selected by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche to represent the Nyingma lineage in a historic collaboration with all the Tibetan lineages to organize an education system for Tibetan refugees in India. Khenchen Rinpoche was a founding member of the Institute for Tibetan Higher Studies at Sarnath, India where in the early years he taught 12-14 classes per day. He also taught at Sanskrit University as head professor of Nyingmapa studies.
In 1984 Khenchen Rinpoche moved to New York to work closely with H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche, & in 1988, he & his brother Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche founded the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. Khenchen Rinpoche authored over 25 books in Tibetan and English.
Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche worked tirelessly his entire life to pass on the authentic, ancient Buddhist teachings and has inspired many Dharma practitioners the world over, leaving a great legacy of peace, love, & wisdom. Truly, he is a son of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava, and we will honor and revere him & his legacy forever.
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Sponsor Animal Life Release on Behalf of Those You Love! https://www.padmasambhava.org/animal-release-program/ “The benefits of saving the lives of other beings while praying for their happiness is beyond imagination: This practice...
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche & Lama Lorraine at Temple Site in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The raising of the Temple walls at the PBC Center in Nashville...
Watch a New Video Celebrating the Dharma Activities of the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches and PBC: www.padmasambhava.org/dharma-projects/ Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010) and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche established the...
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche has long expressed the wish that the Dharma be available in Middle Tennessee for centuries to come. The new Tibetan Buddhist Temple, designed according to...
The Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism
“Mindfulness is like a guardian or protector that reminds us, “Do not get lost in that thought—look at it!” Be mindful, and no matter what arises within the space of mind, do not become mesmerized. We don’t need to do...
“Without devotion, there’s nowhere we can go because devotion is the recognition and trust in our own goodness qualities, and how we glorify and share them with others. Eventually our interest, joy, and appreciation develop so much that they become...
“Everything that we perceive and conceive of now is deluded. All of the appearances that the beings of the six realms experience are deluded. Wisdom will never come from delusion; we cannot remove delusion through delusion. Also, we cannot develop...
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