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2020 Dzogchen Summer Retreat! Exceptional Opportunity to Receive Direct Dzogchen Pith Instructions from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche!

July 24 @ 3:30 pm - August 1 @ 1:00 pm

Discovering Primordial Wisdom Through Dzogchen Meditation:
The Importance of Stabilizing Rigpa for Practitioners

with Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

July 24 – August 1, 2020

During the 2020 Summer Dzogchen Retreat webcast live from Padma Samye Ling, Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will impart the heart essence of Dzogchen Pith Instructions according to the stainless wisdom lineage of the great master Mipham Rinpoche. These are direct pointing out instructions on how important it is to recognize the nature of rigpa, strengthen it, and then bring it to stability. Through this practice we will transform samsara and nirvana into the pure land of the dharmakaya.
* Mipham Rinpoche’s root text will be available to participants as a free download.

Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) was a great Nyingma master and writer of the last century. Blessed by Manjushri, he became one of the greatest scholars of his time, and was a devoted student of Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Rinpoche, and Patrul Rinpoche. Mipham Rinpoche had an enormous impact in re-awakening a deep reverence and interest in the Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings. Three hundred and twenty-two of his Dharma works have survived. Apart from these, he composed more than thirty-five books on a range of subjects including medicine; poetry (particularly the Gesar epics); logic; cosmology; astrology and divination; alchemy; painting and sculpture; engineering; and both extensive and pithy commentaries on the Sutras and Tantras of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava.

Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche brings these teachings to vivid 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.


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Event Schedule

July 24 (Fri):

3:30 – 5:45pm EDT Chökhor Duchen Practice

(No morning or evening practice this day)

July 25 – July 31 (Sat – Fri):

8:00 – 9:00 am

Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Shakyamuni & Arya Tara Practice with Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim

10:00 – Noon

Dzogchen Meditation, Dusum Sangye Accumulation Practice, & Pith Instructions
from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

7:30 – 8:15 pm

Heart Sutra Practice with Lama Pema Dragpa

August 1 (Sat)

8:00 – 9:00 am

Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Shakyamuni, and Arya Tara Practice

10:00 – 1:00 pm

EDT Concluding teachings and Dedication Ceremony Times are Eastern Daylight Time. A time zone converter can be found by clicking here.

Learn More!
Mipham Rinpoche
How to Practice Dzogchen Meditation


Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche



As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools, and is a master of Dzogchen. He has co-authored over 35 Dharma books in English with Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and has personally authored several books, including a biography on His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche named Light of Fearless Indestructible Wisdom, two books of poetry on the life of Guru Rinpoche, including Praise to the Lotus Born: A Verse Garland of Waves of Devotion, and a unique two-volume cultural and religious history of Tibet entitled The Six Sublime Pillars of the Nyingma School, which details the historical bases of the Dharma in Tibet from the sixth through ninth centuries. At present, this is one of the only books written that conveys the Dharma activities of this historical period in such depth.


Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche actively travels throughout the world giving teachings, empowerments, and personal guidance in fluent English at numerous retreats.


The main monastery and retreat center of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center is Padma Samye Ling Monastery and Retreat Center, 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.



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July 24 @ 3:30 pm
August 1 @ 1:00 pm
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