Join the Live Webcast today with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Wednesday, May 19
Padma Samye Ling, NY
“The Buddha knew that the solution to the human predicament could never be found externally, but had to be discovered as the nature of one’s own mind. Nor could the nature of mind be accessed forcibly, but only by abiding at ease within that natural state. Therefore, he meditated for six years. At the age of thirty-five, he realized his inner nature of loving-kindness, compassion and wisdom, and all his previous questions were answered. From then on he was known as the Fully Awakened One, the gracious teacher Buddha Shakyamuni. Until his mahaparinirvana at the age of eighty-one, he continually shared his deep realization with everyone without exception.
His extraordinary teachings were:
1. All conditioned things are impermanent.
2. All negative emotions and grasping bring suffering.
3. All existing phenomena–all subjects and objects–are empty and egoless.
4. Nirvana or enlightenment is free from grasping and totally calm and peaceful.
5. Every living being has the same nature as an enlightened being.
6. No human is higher or lower than anyone else.
7. Mind is principal to matter.
The Buddha’s main teachings were on nonviolence, love and compassion, and on how to bring out the good qualities within ourselves and others by exploring our nature and the nature of our environment. He taught about how to live in harmony and peace. In order to do this, one simple teaching is to have a good heart, which is also known as bodhichitta. Bodhichitta is love, kindness, compassion, and wisdom. These qualities are the basic nature of every living being. Practicing bodhichitta begins with having a good intention, the positive aspiration to help all beings. Looking at it this way, all teachings are really about having positive intentions and aspirations that start in the heart and the mind. When we have this foundation, all activities of body, speech and mind become healthy and serene. This is the way we should live and what we should share with others.”
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Introduction to “Discovering Infinite Freedom: A Commentary on the Prayer of Kuntuzangpo” (pgs 9-10)
Celebrating Buddha Shakymuni’s birth, the main text will be the Buddha Sadhana by Mipham Rinpoche. Also, we will recite the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha, together with a vegetarian tsok.
Practice texts: Along with our Healing Practices, we will use the Extended Buddha Sadhana.
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Pith Instructions Continue on “Heart Advice for the Fortunate Ones”
by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche
Live Webcasts from Padma Samye Ling in upstate New York
- Sat, May 15: 3:30 – 5:30pm EDT
- Sun, May 16: 10:00am – 12 noon EDT
- Sat, May 22: 3:30 – 5:30pm EDT
- Sun, May 23: 10:00am – 12 noon EDT
- June 19: 3:30 – 5:30pm EDT
Venerable Rinpoche will continue his in-depth commentary on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s “Heart Advice for the Fortunate Ones.”
These Dzogchen teachings by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche encapsulate the essential instructions and advice for daily practice on all of the Buddha’s teachings in general, and the three Inner Tantras in particular. These sacred lineage instructions usher us to discover the enlightened nature of Kuntuzangpo, the all-perfect present.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche brings these teachings vividly to 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.
Registration is Required for everyone to access this retreat. Registration makes it much easier for us to offer a seamless, wonderful experience for everyone.
Your contibution, however small or large, will be used to support the Dharma activities of the resident sanghas at Padma Samye Ling, New York and Padma Samye Chokhor Ling Monastery and Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling Nunnery in Sarnath, India. We greatly appreciate your support, and are honored to offer prayers and practice on behalf of those whom you love.
With each type of prayer requested, light offerings and incense will be offered at Palden Padma Samye Ling Monastery in upstate New York. Prayers will be performed one day, unless you request an additional number of days as the item quantity.
“People who realize Samantabhadra do not think, “Now that I’m enlightened, my work is done.” On the contrary, such people have tremendous concern and work ceaselessly for the benefit of all living beings. They radiate emanations in order to inspire and guide others to realize their innate nature. The source of these emanations is loving-kindness, compassion, and wisdom. This means that the Samantabhadra state is synonymous with bodhichitta.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
The Beauty of Awakened Mind: Dzogchen Lineage of the Great Master Shigpo Dudtsi (pgs 10-11)