The new Guru Rinpoche Temple at Padma Samye Ling is quickly blossoming into being thanks to the devoted hard work and generosity of so many Sangha members and friends!
Very big thanks to everyone connected to this special project with deep love for the Dharma!
If you would like to join the vast merit wave to benefit all beings, activate your bodhichitta and donate any amount here:
Photos and lots of joyful effort by Jeff Ibur.
August 15, 2022
“According to the Buddha, all sentient beings are naturally enlightened and have been pure since the beginning. However, due to a small mistake, a little grasping develops into ego-clinging and a cyclic state of delusion.
The bardo is the interval from the beginning of delusion until we return to our primordial nature. All our wandering in between is the bardo. The Tibetan word ‘bardo’ can be translated as “in- between place” or “intermediate state,” and the special teachings of Guru Padmasambhava describe six main bardos. However, until we reach enlightenment, everything we feel, know, and experience, is bardo phenomena. This will continue as long as we persist in clinging to the dualistic belief in the inherent existence of self and world. The bardos don’t exist outside of us. They are the context of our experience. This is very important to understand.
Don’t think that you are only in the bardo at certain times. As long as we are trapped by ego-clinging and attachment, we’re in the bardo. Even highly realized beings and great practitioners arise within this process, but they are already awake so they don’t make false distinctions between the bardo and pristine awareness. They understand that everything that appears is a display of primordial wisdom. Since we all have buddha-nature and inherent wisdom, why can’t we do as they did? We need to apply ourselves diligently and engage in our practice fearlessly.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Essential Journey of Life and Death, Volume One:
The Indestructible Nature of Body, Speech, and Mind
Volumes One and Two available through Pemai Chiso Dharma Store:
“When it comes to meditation, what is most important?
Certainty. Sure, open, relaxed confidence.”
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Watch: “Firmly Establishing the View”
Saturday, August 13
New York City
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
The practice of meditation is a major aspect of Buddhist practice. But what is it? What are we doing exactly? Today we’ll explore the meaning and purpose of meditation, the stages of development, and ancient lineage instructions that we can put into practice right now.
We extend our sincere gratitude to Ugo Rondinone and the John Giorno Foundation for generously supporting these PBC events in New York City!
Lama Laia will offer a Dharma talk and lead a meditation practice.
Note: Offsite lunch break from noon-2:00pm.
Please note: Even though the pandemic seems to be lifting, for everyone’s safety and comfort we are holding the following requirements for attendance:
Spaces are limited to 45 people. Advance Registration is Required.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation or Register Online: https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1965751/10315/
Face masks are required.
Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim was ordained in 2003 as a monk by his teachers Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at the sacred site of the Buddha’s first teaching in Deer Park, India. He is a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling Monastery in New York, where he has lived since 1999. Lama Laia is a senior editor of Dharma Samudra Publishing, leads daily meditations at PSL, and regularly helps with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (PBC) monastery and nunnery in India. Lama Laia’s unique style of communicating the essential pillars of Buddhist tenets enable him to impart tranquility and joy, while encouraging great enthusiasm and inspiration in others to develop mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom.
Join the ocean of merit and happiness as we create this new temple for Guru Rinpoche!
May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness, and be free of suffering and the cause of suffering!
August 6, 2022
Such a special opportunity for deep, immersive learning.
Big Time Rejoicing!
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
“Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra” (Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü):
A Pure Vision revealed by the Great Terton Dudjom Lingpa
Padma Samye Ling retreat center in upstate New York
July 29, 2022
As an offering to the PBC Sangha, enjoy the complete teaching by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche introducing Dudjom Lingpa’s “Sharp Vajra of Awareness Tantra!”
July 24, 2022
Complete Teaching on Dudjom Lingpa’s “Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra“
To receive live heart essence Dzogchen teachings everyday from 10:00-noon EDT through July 31, register here:
2022 PSL Dzogchen Retreat
July 24-31, 2022
Webcast Retreat Schedule:
• 7:00 – 8:00 am EDT
Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Shakyamuni, and Arya Tara Practice led by Lama Laia
• 10:00 – Noon EDT
Pith Instructions from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche & Dzogchen Meditation
• 4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT
Meditation on the Dzogchen Luminosity, Vajrakilaya & Dharmapala practice led by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
• 7:45 – 8:30 pm EDT
Heart Sutra Practice led by Lama Dragpa