Light of Peace: How Buddhism Shines in the World

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Light of Peace: How Buddhism Shines in the World

by Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche

and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

Buddha Shakyamuni was once a very ordinary person like many of us. He went through many different challenges and difficulties for over three countless aeons, but with courage and commitment he continually maintained his beautiful motivation of bodhichitta, thinking of all living beings with love, compassion, and wisdom. Through his determination, courage, and aspirations, he fulfilled the ocean-like merits of accumulation and wisdom, and by completing these two merits he gloriously achieved buddhahood.

This book is a brief history of Buddhism: how it took birth in this world, how the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni were preserved over the centuries, and how the Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings took root.

Paperback | Full Color
Dharma Samudra | 4/16/19
Pages: 113 | Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-9834074-8-5


Padmasambhava Buddhist Center

Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist Meditation & Study Center


Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche (1950-) 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 (1938-2010), and his father, the hidden yogi Lama Chimed Namgyal.

Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. 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.

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 30 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, or to schedule coming to PSL for retreat or a visit, please contact:

Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839

(607) 865-8068

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