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 coincided with the arrival of Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche and Lama Jomo Lorraine in Nashville.
Rinpoche will gave a public talk at Unity of Nashville (Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm), as well as an empowerment and teachings on the Buddha Akshobhya at Padma Gochen Ling, at TN’s retreat center, located nearly Monterey, TN. October 20-22nd.
Watch a New Video Celebrating the Dharma Activities of the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches and PBC:
Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010) and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche established the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (PBC) in 1989 to preserve the authentic message of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava in its entirety, and in particular to teach the traditions of the Nyingma school and Vajrayana Buddhism. PBC includes over 20 centers in the U.S.A., India, Puerto Rico, Latvia, and Russia, as well as monastic institutions in India, the U.S.A., and Russia.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet and enthroned as a Nyingmapa abbot by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. He traveled and studied with H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, as well as with his late brother, Vajrayana master and scholar Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and his father, the hidden yogi Lama Chimed Namgyal. As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage, Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools, and is a master of Dzogchen. He has co-authored over 28 Dharma books in English with Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and travels throughout the world giving teachings, empowerments, and personal guidance in fluent English at numerous retreats.
Padma Samye Ling Monastery and Retreat Center is 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.
For more information about Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche’s activities, the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center, to support the new Stupa Garden at PSL, or to schedule coming to PSL for retreat or a visit, please contact:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
To learn more about Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche:
Photo of the Refuge Ceremony of the Yangsi Reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche in Nepal in March 2017.
Dear Sangha Members and Friends,
Warm Greetings from Padma Samye Ling.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche sends his sincere best wishes and prayers for everyone effected by the recent hurricanes, fires, and earthquakes.
Rinpoche asks that you please continue to pray for everyone and all the many difficult situations unfolding in the world.
As you all know, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico quite hard. In fact it was the strongest and most destructive hurricane to strike the island since 1928. We have heard from a few Sangha members in Puerto Rico who let us know that they are safe even though the devastation is major. However, we have not heard from everyone. So, we are very concerned. Please keep them in your prayers.
We’d like to help at least our Sangha members to recover as much as we can. Please consider donating toward a fund we have set up to assist in relief and recovery after this incredibly destructive storm. Your tax deductible donations can be made payable to “Padmasambhava Buddhist Center” with “Compassionate Action Fund” in the memo.
Please mail check or money order to:
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center
ATTN: Compassionate Action
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
It is also possible to donate online via this link:
We will share updates with everyone interested as they become available.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.
Yours in the Dharma,
the Padma Samye Ling Sangha
Authentic Heart Advice of the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches!
1. Pointing Out the Buddha-Nature
2. Loving-kindness and Compassion
3. Introduction to Vajrayana
4. Shamatha and Vipashyana
5. Virtue and Nonvirtue
Join us tonight at Unity Church in Nashville where Lama Laia will be presenting Heart of Jewels: Buddhist Methods for Discovering Our Inner Treasures.
Talk starts at 7:00pm.
Suggested Donation of $15.00
Ngondro: Exploring the Essentials of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation & Practice with Lama Laia in Tennessee
September 15 – September 17
The essential meaning of all the teachings of the Buddha is to liberate all beings from suffering and its causes, foster harmony and peace, and become thoroughly familiar with the nature and qualities of one’s own mind. The complete and direct realization of this path is buddhahood.
The Tibetan Buddhist foundational practices of Ngondro embody all the teachings of the Buddha. They are a perfect and complete framework for cultivating a balanced, effective, and rewarding spiritual practice.
During this meditation retreat we will explore these essential practices that keep our minds and hearts connected with the true nature, and moving steadily on a firm and peaceful journey to enlightenment.
We will study and practice the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro according to the lineage instructions of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010) and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, great Nyingma masters and scholars who founded the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center to preserve the authentic teachings and practices of the Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools, and is a master of Dzogchen, the most advanced tradition of meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism.
All are welcome!
Starts: Noon, Friday September 15th
Ends: 3PM, Sunday September 17th
Padma Gochen Ling in Monterey, Tennessee
The retreat prayer texts we will be using :
• Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. This will be the pri- mary practice for this retreat.
• Buddha Sadhana – Used for morning practice. Some copies are available in the Temple.
• Daily PBC Prayers Extended Edition – Opening and closing prayers for every practice.
• The Mountain of Burnt Offerings – Fire Puja practice
• White Umbrella
• Offering Prayers to the Dharma Protectors – Dharmapala practice
• Illuminating the Path by Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches
PBC Members: $60