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2024 Summer Dzogchen Retreat w/ Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche (July 20-27)

July 20 - July 27

Led by Vajrayana Master & Nyingma Scholar
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
at Glorious Padma Samye Ling, New York


In Person Empowerment on Sunday, July 21

Empowerment of the Eight Herukas
Nine Great Tertons’ Eight Herukas Teachings Combined as a Single Essence Daily Practice
Dudjom Tersar Lineage of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
with transmission of the Eight Herukas sadhana practice by Tsasum Lingpa


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The entire Inner Tantra teachings of the Nyingma are divided into two categories: the continuum of Kama oral transmission lineage and the hidden and rediscovered Terma practice lineage. The Eight Heruka empowerment is from the hidden practice lineage held by the wisdom dakini Lekyi Wangmo, who entrusted one cycle of heruka teachings to each of the Eight Vidyhadaras. These Eight Vidyadaras later passed the heruka teachings to Guru Padmasambhava, who became the lineage holder of all Eight Herukas. When the Great Master Padmasambhava came to Tibet, this was one of the first teachings he gave to the Nine Heart Students at Samye Chimpu. Since that time this has been one of the very powerful and popular practices of Tibet, transmitted both as oral and hidden terma into the present day. Most of the great tertons of Tibet revealed Padmasambhava’s hidden treasure teachings on the Eight Herukas. This summer’s empowerment will be given according to the terma revealed by H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje.


Teachings on Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü
The Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra
A Pure Vision revealed by the Great Terton Dudjom Lingpa

This is Year Three of a Three-Year teaching by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche on this tantra during the Annual PSL Summer Retreat.


Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü (Tib. ཤེས་རིག་རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣོན་པོའི་རྒྱུད་, shes rig rdo rje rnon po’i rgyud), The Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra, is one of the five Dzogchen tantra termas revealed by Dudjom Lingpa through a pure vision.


Being part of the Daknang Yeshe Drawa cycle, the Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü’s full name is “The Sharp Vajra of Awareness Tantra, from the Matrix of Pure Appearances and Primordial Consciousness, the Quintessence of the Great Mystery of the Mantrayana, The Primordially Pure Absolute Space of Samantabhadri, the Spontaneously Actualized Treasury of Liberation.”


This extraordinary tantra recounts how Dudjom Lingpa experienced Kuntuzangpo directly in a vision, giving teachings and answering questions to his own emanation’s retinue of bodhisattvas.



Participation will be possible by webcast, as well as on-site.

(Note: Empowerment with NOT be webcast.)



Daily Schedule
Everyone is warmly welcome to join webcast practices and teachings as best suits your schedule
Saturday, July 20 to Saturday, July 27: 

7:00 – 8:00 am EDT

Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Shakyamuni, and Arya Tara Practice led by Lama Laia


TBA: 10:00am – 12:00 noon EDT

Pith Instructions from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche & Dzogchen Meditation


4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT

Meditation on the Dzogchen Luminosity, Vajrakilaya & Dharmapala practice led by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

7:45 – 8:30 pm EDT
Heart Sutra Practice led by Lama Dragpa
* NOTE: Sunday, July 21 there will be NO WEBCAST at 10am.
*Retreat Concludes mid-day on Saturday, July 27
Note: Times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time. A time zone converter can be found by following this link.


Suggested Donation:

PBC members:  $487; $73/day

Non-members:  $590; $87/day



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.)


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