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2023 Winter Dzogchen Retreat – “Essential Dzogchen Teachings on the View, Meditation, and Conduct” – January 14 – 21, 2023 – In Person & Live Webcast

January 14 - January 21

2023 Winter Dzogchen Retreat

In Person & Live Webcast from Pema Ling Retreat Center in Jupiter, Florida

with Vajrayana Master & Nyingma Scholar

Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche!


January 14 – 21, 2023


“Essential Dzogchen Teachings on the View, Meditation, and Conduct”

by the Great Master Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche



Empowerment of Guru Padmasambhava as Guru Vidyadhara (in person only)

Revealed by the Great Terton Tsasum Lingpa

Guru Padmasambhava gave a variety of teachings to benefit future generations. Among these, in the Vajrayana, connecting to your teacher is essential to invoke the power and beauty of the nature of mind. Therefore Guru Rinpoche gave many teachings on how to practice on Guru Padmasambhava, many of which were hidden by the wisdom dakini Yeshe Tsogyal.

This particular terma was revealed by the famous terton Tsasum Lingpa in the 17th century, and is considered one of the blessed and powerful practices for connecting to Guru Rinpoche as a sambhogakaya emanation known as Guru Vidyadhara. This terma is a condensed practice of all three Inner Tantras of Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Atiyoga.



Empowerment Date: Sunday Morning, January 15

In Person Only at Pema Ling in Jupiter, Florida


The Dzogchen teachings are the highest and most direct teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni on the nature of mind. They show us how to discover our own inner beauty and realize everlasting peace for ourselves and all beings. Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will give these rare and essential heart instructions according to the great master Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche. These direct and profound teachings impart the critical points and central supports for all practitioners to maintain to keep our practice fresh, alive, and beneficial for everyone.


“In brief, to recognize your own nature is the view.
When you abide within it, that is the meditation.
And if you have no attachment, that is superior conduct.
When you arrive at the primordially free fundamental nature, that is described as the fruition.
All are included in the natural state beyond concepts.”



Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche (1871-1926) was the reincarnation of Orgyen Rangjung Dorje, and was the fourth regent of Shechen Monastery. Shechen Gyaltsab was the disciple and heart-son of Mipham Rinpoche. He also studied closely with the First Great Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and the First Great Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, among many other extraordinary Nyingma and Sarma masters. He focused for many decades on the key points of Creation and Completion Stage practices. Shechen Gyaltsab excelled in all three activities of the learned–exposition, debate, and composition–undertaking the three practices of listening, reflecting and meditating for his own benefit, and the three activities of teaching, debating and writing for the benefit of others.


Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a holder of the complete Buddhist Nyingma lineage of study and practice. He was enthroned by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche as a Nyingma Abbot. As an accomplished scholar and Vajrayana master, Rinpoche has an amazing ability to convey profound topics simply and directly, making the rich, vast ocean of Dharma accessible and easy to put into practice. (A more extensive biography of Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche can be found by clicking here.)


Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal Rinpoche’s root text “A Short Discourse on the View, Meditation, and Conduct” will be available to participants as a free download.


Daily Schedule


  • 8:00–9:00am EST (begins Monday, Jan 16)

Morning Meditation


  • 10:30am–12:30pm EST

Dzogchen teachings and Meditations with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche


  • 4:00–6:00pm EST

Meditation on the Dzogchen Luminosity, Vajrakilaya, and Dharmapala practice


  • 7:30–8:30pm EST (Monday, Jan 16 – Friday, Jan 20)

Meditation and Heart Sutra practice


Everyone is warmly welcome to join all or some of the webcast teachings and practices according to your availability.



To Register for the ON-SITE retreat at Pema Ling in Jupiter, Florida:



To Register for WEBCAST only:




*Retreat Concludes midday on Saturday, January 21

* Other special events are listed below:

  • Saturday, January 14th — Sangha Lunch Potluck after teachings
  • Sunday, January 15th morning — Empowerment with Tsok Ceremony
  • Tues, January 17th — Dakini Day


  • Note: On Site at Pema Ling, light lunch served after teachings from Jan 16-20.



Suggested Donation


Members $360 – $52/day

Non-Members $395 – $57/day

Early registration with $30 discount available up to Dec. 31.


We request everyone participating to help sustain the Dharma activities of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. All donations are graciously accepted.

During this Annual PBC Winter Retreat, contributions will support the flourishing of the Palm Beach Dharma Center and the Palden Sherab Pema Ling Retreat Center in southern Florida.


(Please note: Online donations will add 3.5% to cover transaction fees.)


  • If you prefer to send a check or money order, make it out to “PBC” and send it to:

Palm Beach Dharma Center
ATTN: Winter Retreat
1205 North Federal Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460


We rejoice to this great opportunity to receive these rare and precious teachings from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and to practice together.


PBC Palden Sherab Pema Ling Retreat Center: Lotus Land of Glorious Wisdom

18190 131st Trail N

Jupiter, FL  33478



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(561) 547-4711




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