To join the live Zoom Meeting:
Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche will be offering heart advice on sacred Dzogchen pith instructions by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, as well as leading silent Dzogchen meditations and additional practices on Orgyen Menla, Medicine Buddha, Vajra Armor, White Tara, Noble Lady Tara Ritod Loma Jonma, and Dharma protector prayers.
Click here for downloadable pdfs of many of the practice sadhanas:
Please note: In addition to the afternoon sessions with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, you can also join morning and evening practices with the lamas from Padma Samye Ling:
8:00 – 9:00am: Buddha Shakyamuni Practice
7:30 – 8:15pm: Heart Sutra Practice
This is Part 1 of a series of teachings that Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will be kindly live streaming to the members and friends of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center around the world. You’ll even be able to write in with questions, and Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche will answer some of them the following day.
• 8:00 am – 9:00 am EDT Buddha Shakyamuni Practice (begins Sunday, March 29)
• 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead meditation practice and give pith Dzogchen instructions
• 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm EDT Heart Sutra Practice (begins Sunday, March 29)
Please spread the word about this special opportunity to practice live with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche from your home!
Receive fresh, direct guidance on integrating the Dharma with everything you experience!
These precious teachings and meditations are being offered as a free event for anyone who wishes to join!
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Sit back, relax, and enjoy some Buddhist movies and documentaries to inspire your study and practice of the Buddhadharma!
This selection includes a sampling of free streamable videos about:
• The Life of the Buddha
• A mountain yogi
• Personal Advice from H.H. Sakya Trizin
• Padma Samye Ling in Tara’s Rainbow Light
• The Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World
• Sacred Dance in the Community of Tashi Jong
•The Wheel of Time
The Life of the Buddha
The Mountain Yogi | Pooye Lama Gomchen Milarepa
HH Sakya Trizin: “How to Face Difficult Circumstances”
Padma Samye Ling in Tara’s Rainbow Light
Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World
Khampagar/Tashi Jong Community:
Sacred Dance & Daily Life in TIbetan Exile Community
Wheel of Time
Dearest PBC Sangha Members and Friends,
I hope that this message finds you safe and secure, and filled with courage and confidence.
During this difficult time, it is important to support each other and to remember the Dharma, seeing this as an opportunity to practice compassion and loving-kindness for ourselves and others.
The Padmasambhava Buddhist Centers are taking several steps to help us all do this.
Firstly, as my heartfelt offering to deepen your meditation and retreat with day-to-day study and practice, below please find specific guidance and resources for doing retreat at home. This includes relevant videos and lineage heart essence instructions. We would really like to hear from you if you’re doing the retreat. If you have any questions, email us at: email@example.com
Secondly, to help us stay in touch, we’re creating a private message board for each PBC Center’s website where we can leave notes, encouragement, and offer help to other Sangha members.
Thirdly, next week we will inform you of livestream practices from Padma Samye Ling monastery and retreat center beginning sometime in April, so that we can all practice and meditate together with myself and the lamas online.
In addition, here are special prayers we published last week in response to requests from our Sangha, including White Tara practice and others, which I have asked everyone to participate in if possible.
For the safety and heath of all PBC Sangha Members and Friends, all PBC Centers are temporarily closed until further notice.
I ask that you pray for the well-being of all sentient beings, and follow the advice of your health professionals.
Please be careful to monitor yourselves for symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, and contact your health care providers if you start to show any symptoms. This is a practice of loving-kindness, taking care of both yourself and those who you come in contact with.
May we all emerge from this difficult time more courageous, stronger in our commitment to the Dharma, and filled with even more bodhichitta.
Yours in the Dharma,
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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If you’re at home and would like to do additional Dharma study and meditation practice, here are some specific suggestions for organizing a week retreat.
Each day includes some PBC YouTube videos, reading selections, and meditations to combine with your usual daily practice.
Below please find a suggested daily practice schedule that you can flexibly adjust to match your individual needs and situation.
This week of study and practice could easily be extended, repeated, or supplemented.
Please note, lives-streaming meditation with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche from Padma Samye Ling will begin in April.
We are so happy to offer this special opportunity!!!
Daily Practice Schedule
7-8am Morning Practice
9-10am Dharma Study
Noon-3:00pm Lunch (w/ personal activities)
7-8pm Heart Sutra Practice
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Day 1: Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind from Samsara
Benefits of Reflecting on the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind Towards the Dharma
Renunciation, Bodhichitta, and Pure Perception
Thoroughly Investigating Impermanence
Don’t Be Too Attached to Worldly Things: Understand Suffering and Its Cause
How to Keep Your Practice Fresh
“The Preparation—The Four Thoughts That Reverse the Mind”
Illuminating The Path: Ngondro Instructions According to the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism (pgs 65-76)
“Chapter 4: The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind Towards the Dharma”
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha: The Path to Freedom (pgs 29-50)
“How to Meditate”
“Framing Your Practice with the Three Noble Ones”
“A Simple Meditation Practice”
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha: The Path to Freedom (pgs 115-135)
20-minute Shamatha Calm Abiding Meditation (multiple sessions)
Ngondro Foundational Practice
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Day 2: Refuge
The Essence of Refuge
Essential Meaning of Taking Refuge
Serving the Three Jewels in Post-Meditation
The Buddhist Path: A Practical Guide from the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (pgs 23-25)
Chapter 3: Discovering a Reliable Refuge
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha: The Path to Freedom (pgs 17-25)
“Going for Refuge”
Illuminating The Path: Ngondro Instructions According to the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism (pgs 77-92)
20-minute Shamatha Calm Abiding Meditation (multiple sessions)
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Day 3: Bodhichitta
The Key Point of Motivation
Immense Heart of Wisdom and Compassion
The Essence of Bodhichitta
“Four Thoughts the Turn the Mind Towards the Dharma”
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha: The Path to Freedom (pgs 29-50)
“The Power of Compassion”
and “The Inseparability of Compassion and Emptiness”
The Buddhist Path: A Practical Guide from the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (pgs 41-48)
“The Generation of Bodhichitta”
Illuminating The Path: Ngondro Instructions According to the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism (pgs 93-102)
Four Boundless Meditations
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Day 4: The Heart Sutra
How to Practice Shamatha Concentration Meditation
How to Practice Vipashyana Supreme Seeing Meditation According to
Mahamudra and Dzogchen
How to Develop Your Meditation by the Great Master Kamalashila
“Prajnaparamita and the Heart Sutra”
and “The Two Truths” and “Ground, Path, and Fruition”
Ceaseless Echoes of the Great Silence:
A Commentary on the Heart Sutra Prajnaparamita (pgs 13-17 and 40-52)
Heart Sutra Prajnaparamita Practice
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Day 5: Foundational Ngondro Practice
Waking Up from the Deep Slumber of Ignorance
Day 1: Morning Session
Essence of the Three Samadhis of Tibetan Buddhist Visualization
“Ngondro Practice According to the Dzogchen View”
Illuminating The Path: Ngondro Instructions According to the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism (pgs 19-26)
Ngondro Practice with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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Day 6: Supplication to Guru Padmasambhava
Guru Padmasambhava Embodies All the Buddhas
How to Practice Dzogchen and Guru Yoga
Connecting to the Lamas of the Lineage
“Guru Yoga Practice”
The Buddhist Path: A Practical Guide from the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (pgs 93-96)
Liberating Duality with Wisdom Display:
The Eight Emanations of Guru Padmasambhava (pgs 7-20)
Seven Line Prayer of Guru Padmasambhava
Guru Yoga of Padmasambhava
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Day 7: Supplication to Noble Lady Tara
You Are Tara
Introduction to Tara Empowerment
“Understanding Tara at the Relative Level”
and “Understanding Tara at the Ultimate Level”
Tara’s Enlightened Activity: An Oral Commentary on the Twenty-one Praises to Tara (pgs 17-32)
How to Practice Any Tibetan Buddhist Meditation (Kurukulle Sadhana)
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Daily Supplemental Practices
- Dharmapala Protectors
- Great Cloud of Blessings
- White Umbrella
- Lion-Faced Dakini
- Tara Mantra Accumulation
- Vajra Armor Mantra
- Additional Mantra Recitations from the PBC Daily Prayers Sadhana
Happy Guru Rinpoche Day!
“Happy with little, rich in jewels of the three trainings,
With loving compassion, seeing all beings as parents,
Through threefold realization, you made three doors three vajras.
Virtuous monk, Pema Tsultrim, to you I pray.”
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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. PSL is the main monastery and retreat center of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center founded by the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches.
Lama Laia is a senior editor of Dharma Samudra Publishing, leads daily meditations at PSL, and regularly helps with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center monastery and nunnery in India. His unique style of communicating the essential pillars of Buddhist tenets enables him to impart tranquility and joy, while encouraging great enthusiasm and inspiration in others to develop mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom.
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Con gran interés y consistencia hemos practicado la Meditación ‘Mindful’ y sus técnicas básicas. Ahora en este retiro profundizaremos en los detalles.
Acompáñenos a recibir las enseñanzas sobre los diversos aspectos de la Meditación como son: la acumulación de mérito y de sabiduría, cómo purificar las negatividades y cómo recibir bendiciones. Tendremos también amplio tiempo para meditar, preguntar y dialogar.
“Descúbrete a ti mismo con confianza, gozo, y bodhichitta. Haz surgir la fuerza, el poder, y la energía espléndida de tu naturaleza. Esto es la bendición absoluta.”
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Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim fue ordenado monje en el 2003 en el lugar sagrado de la primera enseñanza del Buda en Deer Park, India por sus maestros Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche y Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. Lama Laia es maestro residente en el monasterio Padma Samye Ling (PSL) en Nueva York donde ha vivido desde el 1999. PSL es el principal monasterio y centro de retiro de los Centros Budistas Padmasambhava fundados por los Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche y Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. Además, es el editor principal de la publicadora Dharma Samudra, dirige prácticas diarias en PSL y ayuda regularmente en la administración del monasterio y convento del Centro Budista Padmasambhava en India.
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Longchenpa Drime Ozer (1308–1364) was born into a Nyingma practitioner’s family in Yoru in central Tibet. Guru Padmasambhava predicted that Longchenpa would be the lord of the Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen teachings. Even when he was very young his brilliance was notable. When Longchenpa was nineteen he joined Sangphu Neuthog, the most famous monastic college in Tibet at that time. His wisdom was incomparable, and he became its most famous student. His capabilities were so great that his classmates named him Samye Lungmingpa [bsam yas lung ming pa]: “He who remembers all the Buddha’s teachings.” Yet Longchenpa realized that his knowledge was mostly based on his intellectual mind. He decided it was time to develop knowledge based on practice.
At the age of twenty-seven he went to meet the great Dzogchen master Rigdzin Kumaradza. Kumaradza had experienced indications and signs that Longchenpa would become his most famous lineage holder, so he gave him every Dzogchen Nyingthig teaching. Longchenpa then meditated for three years in retreat at Samye Chimphu cave. During that time, his realization became equal to that of Guru Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra, and the wisdom dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. In other words, he reached enlightenment within those three years. Longchenpa became one of the most famous Dzogchen masters in history, and was known as the “Second Garab Dorje.”
For the benefit of future generations, he wrote famous Dzogchen texts, including the Seven Treasuries, the Trilogy of Comfort and Ease, and the Trilogy of Self-Liberation. Longchenpa combined the Dzogchen teachings of the Vima Nyingthig lineage from Vimalamitra with those of the Khandro Nyingthig from Guru Padmasambhava, preparing the ground for the fully unified system of teachings that four centuries later became known as the Longchen Nyingthig.
Longchenpa’s writings are especially beautiful and powerful. This is because they aren’t just scholarly teachings based on intellect—he wrote them from the vast realization of his wisdom mind.
More Extensive Biography of Longchenpa
Longchenpa [klong chen pa, c. 1308-1364]. “Longchenpa” can be literally translated as “Vast Expanse,” and Longchen Rabjam Drimé Özer’s name is often preceded by the honorific Tibetan title kunkhyen, meaning “omniscient.” A Dzogchen master of the fourteenth century, Longchenpa was admired by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism for the majestic scope of his Dzogchen and tantric writings, which reconciled and synthesized many prior traditions. He was an emanation of Princess Pema Sal, a direct student of Guru Padmasambhava and the youngest daughter of King Trisong Deutsen. Kunkhyen Longchenpa was predicted by Buddha Shākyamuni in various teachings such as the Dra Talgyur Tantra [sgra thal ’gyur rtsa ba’i rgyud], where he is referred to as Tsültrim Lodrö, his monastic ordination name. Between the ages of seven and ten, Longchenpa—then known by his birth name, Dorje Gyaltsen—learned a vast number of ritual ceremonies and mudras from his father, who was himself an accomplished yogi. He quickly became an expert, “receiving the empowerments, explanatory commentaries, pith instructions, and traditional practice methods for the Eight Commands cycle entitled The Gathering of Sugatas, and cycles focusing on Hayagriva, Vajrakila, and peaceful and wrathful forms of Guru Rinpoche.” At age ten he read the Prajñāpāramitā in Twenty Thousand Verses and the Prajñāpāramitā in Eight Thousand Verses, reciting each text aloud one hundred times. In this way, he completely mastered both the words and the underlying meaning of these profound teachings.
Longchenpa was ordained as a monk at the great Samye Monastery when he was twelve years old. There he studied the Vinaya, writing a commentary that gained him fame as an exceptional scholar by the time he turned fourteen. Later he studied the Lamdre practices of the Sakya, the Six Yogas of Naropa of the Kagyu, the Kalachakra Tantra, and many of the other tantras particularly related with the Sarma schools. He received the Shijé teachings of Padampa Sangye, the Chö teachings of Machik Labdrön, and various teachings from the lineage of Gotsangpa. Then, at nineteen, he went to Sangpu Neutok Monastery, which was perhaps the most important monastery in Tibet from around the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries. Distinguished masters of all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism were educated at Sangpu, and Longchenpa became the most renowned of them all. At Sangpu he studied countless classical texts, including the Five Treatises of Maitreya, the Compendium of Valid Cognition [Tib. tshad ma kun btus; Skt. Pramana-samuccaya], the Detailed Commentary on the Compendium of Valid Cognition [Tib. tshad ma rnam ’grel; Skt. Pramana-vartika-karika], and all the texts and commentaries related with valid cognition and the Prajñāpāramitā. He studied all the works of Nāgārjuna in detail, explanations of the class of profound sūtras, and many secular texts, including the Mirror of Poetics and its commentary. He additionally studied the Collected Tantras of the Nyingma School and many pith instructions; the cycles of teaching from the Kadampa school; the Vinaya, the Sūtras, the Abhidharma, and their commentaries; he studied various practices and commentaries on the Kalachakra Tantra with Karmapa Rangjung Dorje; the Six Yogas of Naropa; many works and teachings of Saraha; countless sadhanas and pith instructions; the process for refining mercury; the creation and meaning of astrological charts, and innumerable other teachings and practices. In short, Longchenpa gained “universal fame as a great scholar, undisputed and unparalleled, and was known as Samyé Lungmangpa,” which means “The One From Samyé Monastery Who Holds Many Scriptural Transmissions.” Longchenpa also memorized a vast quantity of the teachings and could quote them all at will. In brief, he “completed his study and training in the entire range of fields of inquiry.”
During this time, Longchenpa also engaged in the “phases of approach and accomplishment for deities associated with the development of sublime knowing, such as Achala, Sarasvati, and Vajravarahi, and was graced with visions of them.” It is said that he became completely inseparable from Sarasvati, who was always with him. Longchenpa left Sangpu due to the burning desire to really apply the teachings and the frustration he experienced at the hands of some wild Khampa monks, who had evicted him from his room on seven different occasions. After leaving, he engaged in meditation retreat for eight months in almost complete darkness, experiencing various signs and indications of accomplishment in dreams and so forth. Then, at twenty-seven, he set out to meet the great master Rigdzin Kumaradza, who would become his root teacher—a dākinī prophesied he would meet this great master in a dream he had during retreat. In the words of Nyoshul Khenchen Rinpoche,
As soon as he saw Kumaradza, Longchenpa knew with certainty that before him was Vimalamitra in person. The guru himself was extremely delighted and said, “Last night I dreamed of an amazing bird, which I was told was of divine origin, surrounded by a flock of a thousand smaller birds. They took my texts and flew away in all directions. When I saw you, I immediately knew that you would become a holder of my lineage of spiritual teachings.”
Longchenpa received many teachings, empowerments, transmissions, pith instructions, and sadhana cycles from Rigdzin Kumaradza. During this period he became quite close with the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, who was also a student of the great Rigdzin. After some time, Longchenpa was able to practice with the guru for nearly two years at Shampo Glacier and other places, engaging in the Dzogchen teachings of the Vima Nyingtik in particular under very harsh conditions. When Kumaradza eventually empowered Longchenpa as his vajra regent, “the guardian deities of the teachings actually manifested,” especially Rahula. Longchenpa went on to practice at Gangri Tökar in solitary retreat for three years, as an offering of practice to his teacher. Throughout this retreat he had only several pounds of barley flour and about twenty-two mercury pills to sustain himself.
Once, while Longchenpa was giving an empowerment, Guru Padmasambhava himself bestowed the name “Drimé Özer” (“Stainless Ray of Light”) upon him, while Yeshe Tsogyal gave him the name “Dorje Ziji Tsal” (“Vajra of Dynamic Brilliance”). This great master had countless visions of deities, spirits, buddhas, maṇḍalas, and purelands, in dreams, pure visions, and terma revelations. He had visions of Kuntuzangpo, the maṇḍala of peaceful and wrathful deities, Vimalamitra, Rigdzin Kumaradza, and Orgyen Pema Gyalpo, among others, in a continuous experience of the third vision of Togal. “The true measure of this experience became obvious: his body could pass unimpeded through solid rock as though it were space, the slightest sound of his speech captivated the minds of discriminating individuals, and…his mind was imbued with the deep, indwelling confidence of realization.” The scope and breath of Longchenpa’s teachings and terma revelations are unfathomable, but particularly important were his activities related with the Pith Instruction Class [men ngag de] of Dzogchen. In the words of Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche,
The innermost teachings of Dzogchen are contained within the Pith Instruction Class and were principally taught by Guru Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra. They were passed on in an unbroken lineage through the long tradition of kama (oral instructions) and the short tradition of terma (revealed treasures). The great Longchenpa, who was renowned as a second Garab Dorje, merged these two transmission lineages along with his own terma into a single practice tradition called the Nyingtik Yabshi.
Longchen Rabjam’s lineage teachings include his Dzogchen instructions known as the Longchen Nyingtik (Heart Essence of Longchenpa). This Dzogchen cycle is currently one of the most widely held and practiced lineages of the Great Perfection. And, as just mentioned, Kunkhyen Longchenpa also wrote a set of pith instructions entitled Four Heart Essence Cycles (Nyingtik Yabshi), which comprise four texts, plus a summary: (1) Secret Heart Essence of Vimalamitra, (2) Essential Heart Essence of the Lama, (3) Dākinī Heart Essence of Padmasambhava, (4) Essential Heart Essence of the Dākinī, and (5) Profound Quintessential Heart Essence—the Condensed Meaning of the Vima and Dākinī Heart Essences.
Longchenpa attained mahaparinirvāna “at the age of fifty-six, at midday on the eighteenth day of the month of Gyal in a Female Water Hare year,” 1364. He left his last testament, Stainless Light, for the benefit of his students. In part, it reads:
One more thing, my students: we are connected through the dharma and through samaya, thanks to our shared karma and pure aspirations over a very long time. Although we have met, we must separate; master and disciples must part company. Please understand that we are like travelers in a marketplace.
I give this advice from my heart entirely to benefit you. Homeland, wealth, dear friends, loving relations—let go of all distractions and complications of this life, and please cultivate meditative stability in peaceful places.
When it is time for you to go, nothing will prevent it; you need the sacred dharma to meet death fearlessly. From now on, please exert yourselves in becoming familiar with the guru’s pith instructions, the teachings on what lies at the very heart of profound meaning.
Among all the teachings, those on the heart essence of utter lucidity—the secret meaning of the Nyingtik teachings—lie at the core of everything. They are the most sublime of all, the path to buddhahood in a single lifetime. Please endeavor to accomplish this wholly positive state of supreme bliss…
The joy I feel at dying is my finest accomplishment…. Now I, Pema Ledrel Tsal, will not linger, for I go to assume the throne of immortality and supreme bliss. This life, my karma, the momentum of my aspiration, my worldly concerns, the perceptions of this lifetime—all have come to an end. When the panoramic visions of pure realms arise in the bardo, I will be aware, instantly and spontaneously, that in essence these are awareness’s own manifestations and that I am therefore close to attaining the ongoing and authentic being of the primordial state….
But for now, our connection in this life has ended. Do not lament the passing of this wandering beggar who is happy with his lot. Instead, pray to him constantly. These are my words of advice, offered for your benefit, like a multitude of lotus flowers delighting the bees—you, my faithful ones. May the virtue of these well- chosen words ensure that those in the three realms pass into nirvana on the level of primordial being!
This concludes my testament, Stainless Light, advice from Drimé Özer.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Ceaseless Echoes of the Great Silence: A Commentary on the Heart Sutra Prajnaparamita (pgs 248-253)
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The Life and Teachings of the Buddha
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Lama Pema Dragpa has been a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling 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 20 books on Buddhist philosophy & meditation, and is a certified Hospice volunteer.