Padma Samye Ling Stupa Ground Blessing Ceremony
by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Celebrating Chokhor Duchen, the anniversary of when Buddha Shakyamuni first taught the Dharma! August 4, 2019
A 20 foot Enlightenment Stupa will be placed in the center, surrounded by the following 12 foot stupas in the four directions: a Heaped Lotuses Stupa, a Many Doors Stupa; a Complete Victory Stupa; and a Mahaparinirvana Stupa.
These five stupas honor and commemorate Buddha Shakyamuni’s birth, enlightenment, teaching the Dharma, extending his life, and mahaparinirvana.
They are made entirely of solid volcanic rock, and are being hand-carved in Indonesia by an expert craftsman.
The Noble Stainless Beams of Light Sutra states:
“Noble sons and daughters! Whoever circumambulates or make offerings to a stupa will be blessed by Tathagatas, move to the supreme enlightened state through a non-returning path, and purify all of their karmic obscurations. Even if the shadow of a stupa touches birds, animals, deer, or whomever, they will not be reborn in the lower realms.”
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Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
According to the Lineage of the Great Terton Tsasum Lingpa
Bestowed by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal RinpocheJuly 13-21, 2019
Padma Samye Ling, NY
This summer, Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will bestow one of the great teachings of the Padma family on the supreme herukas Hayagriva and Vajravarahi according to the terma of the great terton Tsasum Lingpa. Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will explain the structure of all sadhana practices of the Inner Tantras, including the Creation and Completion Stages of visualization, mantra recitation, and Dzogchen. He will give very detailed and thorough instructions so practitioners can absorb the heart of the Vajrayana teachings, and not just receive empowerments and blessings.
The great terton Tsasum Lingpa was an emanation of Nubchen Sangye Yeshe who was one of the Nine Heart Students of Guru Padmasambhava. Nubchen Sangye Yeshe was one of the principal lineage holders of the entire Nyingma Kama, as well as the Anuyoga teachings. He emanated many great tertons and scholar-masters from the 11th century to the present.
Tsasum Lingpa was one of the renowned emanations of Nubchen Sangye Yeshe and is one of the leading of examples of a terton who discovered termas from the earth, rocky mountains, and lakes. He discovered so many essence teachings of the Inner Tantras, including Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Atiyoga, as well as practices on a variety of deities of the Inner Tantras. In particular, he discovered this Hayagriva and Vajravarahi teaching in the Fire Monkey Year (1716) from the very holy mountain in southern Tibet known as glorious Tsari Ta, which is considered one of the 24 holiest places on earth according to the Inner Tantras.
In Tsari Ta Mountain, Guru Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal hid many termas to be discovered in the future, and exactly according to the predictions of Guru Rinpoche, many tertons revealed termas there. Many Nyingma and Kagyu masters also meditated and actualized the highest realization of enlightenment at Tsari Ta.
This Hayagriva and Vajravarahi practice is strongly connected to the Padma Heruka family and is the essence of Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Dzogchen. The combination of these two buddhas is a very powerful practice for this time to discover our innate nature and remove physical and mental obstacles. In particular, this practice will increase life force and bring the realization of the pure view of the cosmic mandala and its inhabitants.
Retreat begins Saturday, July 13, with morning practice at 7:00am, breakfast and registration 8-10am; and first teaching at 10am.
Empowerment on Sunday, July 14th 10:00am-1:00pm.
Retreat concludes around 1:00pm on Sunday, July 21.
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
Question: I’m not sure that I’m ready for higher teachings. You talk about seeing yourself as a buddha, but what if I’m struggling with anger? Maybe I should be practicing something simple or more relevant? I am really grateful to hear higher teachings, and while I’m listening to you I can understand them. But I know that in my everyday life I don’t have the possibility of making use of them.
Answer: That is true for all of us. We’re teaching on the ultimate level. On the absolute level, everything is equal. However, as long as we experience duality and grasping, what you say is true. There are differences between us. We all have different habits and we have to remove our grasping. The Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava taught that compassion, love, wisdom, strong devotion, respect, and appreciation are all needed to release duality and overcome grasping. When we accomplish this, it creates the state of equanimity.
During meditation, recognize the buddha-nature within. See yourself as a buddha. Gradually as your realization grows, there will be fewer distinctions, and eventually you will discover your original nature and find your royal robes.
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Forthcoming Book: Uprooting Clinging: A Commentary on Mipham Rinpoche’s Wheel of Analytic Meditation (pg 142)
Free download of the PBC Spring/Summer 2019 Pema Mandala magazine:
In this issue of Pema Mandala Magazine you will find:
- Opening Letter of Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche
- Enthronement of the Reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
- Twelve Deeds of the Buddha
- Four Noble Truths of Life
- Journey to Awakening: The Eightfold Noble Path
- 2019 Summer/Fall Teaching Schedule
- Gaining Certainty with the Practice of Analytic Meditation
- Ecos Incesantes del Gran Silencio
- Join the PSL Learning Dharma Skills Program
- Radiant Lotus Land of Padma Samye Ling
- Pemai Chiso Dharma Store
- Help Build the Pema Ling Temple in Jupiter, Florida
- Celebrating the Yeshe Tsogyal Temple in Nashville
- 2018 Year in Review
- Use Challenges to Boost Your Realization