Key Instructions on How to Practice Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
Vajrayana Pith Instructions We Must Apply
Discovering the Reality of the Way Things Are
Photos of Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and the PBC NYC Sangha at 222 Bowery in 2020.
Happy Dakini Day!
“May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.”
… and then we continually aspire and act to make this come true, one moment at a time.
Miracle Month Teachings & Meditations in Tennessee!
Join Lama Laia & the PBC Sangha for Special Practices in Nashville and Monterey!
March 3 – 7, 2023
Yeshe Tsogyal Temple • 419 E. Iris Drive in Nashville
Padma Gochen Ling • Monterey, TN
Noble Lady Tara Meditation Retreat in Nashville
Friday, March 3
Yeshe Tsogyal Temple in Nashville
Introduction & Meditation on Noble Lady Tara
Saturday, March 4
Yeshe Tsogyal Temple
Tara Practice w/ Tsok Food Offering Ceremony
Join us for special practices on Noble Lady Tara! The Swift Liberator of our times, Tara is a female buddha of compassion and wisdom, and the perfect embodiment of the enlightened activity of all the buddhas. Meditating on Tara helps us realize our true nature of love and compassion by releasing all ego-clinging, anger, and attachment, and radiating benefit and happiness to all beings. During this weekend’s practice led by Lama Laia, we will perform a Green Tara practice revealed by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, and recite the renowned Praises to the Twenty-One Taras.
Saturday afternoon’s practice will include a tsok food offering ceremony.
People of all levels of interest and meditation practice are warmly welcome to attend all or part of this retreat. We hope to see you soon!
SUGGESTED DONATIONS: Full Weekend: $50 • Fri. ($15), Sat. ($35),
Sun. (service day), Tues. (open donation) • Student Discount: Full Weekend $25
Sangha Service Day & Smoke Offering Ceremony
Pema Gochen Ling Retreat Center
in Monterey, Tennessee
Sunday, March 5
Sunday, March 5
Sangha Service Day to Rejuvenate the Dharma Land!
Mountain of Burnt Offerings Ceremony & Dharma Protector Offerings
Join Lama Laia and the PBC Tennessee Sangha in glorifying the precious jewel that is Pema Gochen Ling Retreat Center in Monterey, TN.
The day’s activities will include sprucing up the Temple, Sangha House, and grounds. We’ll also enjoy a relaxing Sangha potluck lunch and conclude the day’s meritorious activities with a Riwo Sang Chod fire puja practice.
Riwo Sang Chod is one the most famous practices of smoke offering in Tibetan Buddhism. It is a terma treasure teaching bestowed and hidden by Guru Padmasambhava and revealed in the 17th century by the great master Lhatsun Namkha Jigmed. Riwo Sang Chod is a powerful skillful means practice for generating merit and wisdom. It is particularly beneficial in prolonging life and removing obstacles, particularly those associated with unpaid karmic debts.
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Full Moon Buddha Meditation w/ Food Offering Ceremony
Yeshe Tsogyal Temple in Nashville
Tuesday, March 7
Let’s celebrate the Buddha’s miraculous activities at the conclusion of the Miracle Month with a Buddha sadhana practice by the Great Mipham Rinpoche, when karmic effects are multiplied millions of times.
During the first two weeks of the Tibetan New Year, it is celebrated that the Buddha displayed a miracle each day to increase the merit and devotion of us his future disciples. During this time, the benefit of one’s actions is multiplied 100,000 fold. The Miracle Month culminates on Chotrul Duchen, the Day of Miracles. On this full moon day, the effect of one’s actions is multiplied 10 million fold. This is truly a most auspicious day for practice!
Lama Laia will lead Sangha practice at Yeshe Tsogyal Temple in Nashville. We hope you can join!
Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim was ordained as a monk in 2003 by the Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen masters Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. Lama Laia has been a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling in upstate New York since 1999. He is a senior editor of Dharma Samudra Publishing, leads daily meditations at PSL, and regularly helps with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (PBC) monastery and nunnery in India.
Learn More: pbc-tn.org • (615) 585-9709 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch: “2023 Dzogchen Winter Retreat: Day 1 (January 14, 2023)”
The complete first teaching of the PBC 2023 Dzogchen Winter Retreat by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
These short Food Offering prayers are really convenient to memorize and powerful to practice!
And reciting the first 4 lines only takes a few seconds!
“Daily PBC Prayers: Extended Edition
A Small Treasury of Prayers of Supplication and Dedication:”
(sol deb dang ngo monn nyung du zhug so)
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Padma Samye Ling
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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. Lama Laia is a senior editor of Dharma Samudra Publishing, leads daily meditations at PSL, and regularly helps with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (PBC) monastery and nunnery in India. Lama Laia’s unique style of communicating the essential pillars of Buddhist tenets enable him to impart tranquility and joy, while encouraging great enthusiasm and inspiration in others to develop mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom.
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, and is a senior editor of over 25 books on Buddhist philosophy & meditation.