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)
“I bow to Prajnaparamita, the Wisdom Gone Beyond!
These days, throughout the world and especially in this powerful nation of America, it is common to see developments in the fields of science that are increasing our general understanding of how matter exists and functions from an external point of view. The scientists doing this research deserve continuous praise for their analyses of various aspects of reality; regardless of whether or not they believe in the Buddha, their work has confirmed many aspects of his teaching. However, science alone has not shown that it is capable of dispelling suffering or producing blissful experiences in any ultimate way.
To achieve ultimate results, we need to look inward to the vast and exceedingly profound mind itself, and discover its mode of being. Since this is not easily done—in fact, it is extremely difficult—one generally needs to find and follow a flawless path. The Prajnaparamita is just such a path. By steadily relying on its perfect view, it is possible to dispel all suffering and produce untold benefit and happiness for both self and others, as did countless scholar-practitioners who appeared and were witnessed in ancient India and Tibet. The view they attained is like the sky, free from conceptual extremes; it is like the sun, clearing away the dark clouds of ignorance; and it is like the moon, emitting cool rays of calm and bliss.”
The discount price is already lowered on the online PBC Pemai Chiso Dharma store through May 19th.
Join Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche for free Daily Live Dzogchen Teachings from Padma Samye Ling monastery through May 9th, 3:30-5:30pm EST!
Khenpo Rinpoche is teaching on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s “Dzogchen Heart Advice to Fortunate Disciples,” as well as leading Healing Meditations.
To join the live Zoom Meeting: