During the meditation and practice sessions with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche during the 2020 Dzogchen Summer Retreat, we’re accumulating mantra recitations of the Dusum Sangye Prayer of Guru Padmasambhava.
Please add your mantra accumulations below and dedicate the merit for the happiness and enlightenment of all beings!
The Importance of Stabilizing Rigpa for Practitioners
with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
July 24 – August 1, 2020
Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) was a great Nyingma master and writer of the last century. Blessed by Manjushri, he became one of the greatest scholars of his time, and was a devoted student of Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Rinpoche, and Patrul Rinpoche. Mipham Rinpoche had an enormous impact in re-awakening a deep reverence and interest in the Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings. Three hundred and twenty-two of his Dharma works have survived. Apart from these, he composed more than thirty-five books on a range of subjects including medicine; poetry (particularly the Gesar epics); logic; cosmology; astrology and divination; alchemy; painting and sculpture; engineering; and both extensive and pithy commentaries on the Sutras and Tantras of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche brings these teachings to vivid life with practical, pithy advice that goes straight to the heart and inspires us all to use this precious opportunity for the great and lasting benefit of all beings.
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Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools, and is a master of Dzogchen. He has co-authored over 35 Dharma books in English with Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and has personally authored several books, including a biography on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche named Light of Fearless Indestructible Wisdom, two books of poetry on the life of Guru Rinpoche, including Praise to the Lotus Born: A Verse Garland of Waves of Devotion, and a unique two-volume cultural and religious history of Tibet entitled The Six Sublime Pillars of the Nyingma School, which details the historical bases of the Dharma in Tibet from the sixth through ninth centuries. At present, this is one of the only books written that conveys the Dharma activities of this historical period in such depth.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche actively travels throughout the world giving teachings, empowerments, and personal guidance in fluent English at numerous retreats.
The main monastery and retreat center of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center is Padma Samye Ling Monastery and Retreat Center, located in Delaware County in upstate New York. Located in the western region of the Catskill mountains, the outstanding facilities are contained within 500 acres of forests, meadows, and natural springs. PSL hosts group and personal retreats throughout the year, as well as an annual philosophical Shedra, weekly Dharma Study, and a long-term residency volunteer program.
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Charla semanal en español
“El esfuerzo gozoso, el coraje, el compromiso, la alegría y el aprecio vienen naturalmente cuando tenemos atención plena.”
Saturday’s @ 11:15 a.m July 18th via Zoom
“Joyful effort, courage, commitment, joy, and appreciation come naturally when we have mindfulness.”
If we want to be kind, good, and make something meaningful out of our lives—to really change our state of mind and bring sunshine into our hearts—we need to bring up more joy, peace, and happiness in our minds. Also bring up more bodhichitta thoughts that are full of love, kindness, and compassion for all living beings—not just self-centered mind. We’ve been thinking of ‘I,’ ‘I,’ ‘I,’ for a long time. The great master Shantideva said, “We’ve been practicing self-centered mind since beginningless time. But how much have we achieved? How successful have we been?” On the other hand, look at the example of the Buddha and all the great bodhisattvas. They put all sentient beings in front of themselves, and what did they achieve? They were full of joy, love, kindness, and respect and appreciation. They were so down-to-earth—not hovering in the sky, following after this and that. Read about their actions and legacies. Read their life stories—those are great teachings on bodhichitta, love, and kindness. Similarly, we’re trying to activate ourselves and follow in their footsteps. What could be better or more beautiful than that? Think about this.”
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha: The Path to Freedom (pgs 3-4)
We have moved forward during the stay-at-home period
• The building is now enclosed and air conditioned
• The ceiling has been painted sky blue and the walls are waiting for the yellow that Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche has chosen
• Intricate trim over windows and doors recalls traditional Tibetan architecture and will be painted in appropriately
• The interior space is sunlit and inviting, opening up toward the area where the new shrine will be built
The next few weeks will be very busy! We will …
• Complete work on the walls, trim, and interior columns
• Start installing fixtures
• Prepare to stain the floor in an intricate pattern
• Build the pump houses, water tank & water treatment system
• Install the small paved parking area
By the end of July, we will be able to see the final forms of the temple and surrounding land beginning to emerge!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed their time, effort, prayers, and finances to this wonderful manifestation of the Khenpo Rinpoches’ vision!
To donate toward completion of the temple at Pema Ling, please visit our GoFundMe page here:
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will continue live streaming teachings and healing practices from Padma Samye Ling retreat center Sunday, May 17th – Sunday, May 24th from 3:30-5:30pm EDT.
• 8:00-9:00am Morning and 7:30-8:15pm evening practices will also be held.
Beginning Sunday, May 17th, Venerable Rinpoche will continue with his in-depth commentary on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s “Heart Advice for the Fortunate Ones.”
•We will have a Dakini Tsok on Sunday, May 17 beginning at 2:30pm EST
To learn more and download free practice texts:
Connect each day for free via Zoom!
(via internet or phone)