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Good from the Beginning! The Living Experience of Tibetan Buddhism in Puerto Rico with Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim

March 8, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Centro Budista Padmasambhava de Puerto Rico presents 

Good from the Beginning! The Living Experience of Tibetan Buddhism

March 8-10, 2019


Padma Tsokye Dorje Ling Temple

Calle Valencia 108
Santurce, Puerto Rico 00907
(787) 722-7156



Over 2,600 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni gave teachings on how to remove the causes of all suffering and difficulties, and how to reveal the essential goodness and peace within ourselves and others.

How fortunate we are that this living lineage remains and continues to touch our lives, inviting us to deeply explore the potential within our own hearts and minds, and to awaken our innate qualities of love, compassion, and wisdom!

Join us for this special weekend to deepen your understanding of the Buddha’s teachings as they have been studied and practiced in Tibet since they came from India in the 8th century.

Lama Laia will be visiting us from Padma Same Ling monastery in upstate New York to remember our rich lineage history, explore essential frameworks of the Buddha’s teachings, and reflect on key points that will help us absorb the teachings into our hearts and enhance our Dharma practice.

Everyone is warmly welcome to attend all or part of this special weekend.

There will be plenty of time reserved for questions and answers, discussion and meditation.


Friday, March 8
7:00pm – 7:45pm Mindful Meditation
7:45 – 8:30pm Community Celebration


Saturday, March 9
7:30am – 8:30am  Buddha Meditation
8:30 -10:00am  Breakfast
10:00am – noon The Life and Teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni

Noon – 2:00pm   Lunch

2:00 – 5:00pm  Guru Padmasambhava and the Practice of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism


Sunday- March 10
7:30am – 8:30am   Buddha Meditation

8:30 – 10:00am  Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00am  Mindful Meditation
11:00 – Noon Questions and Answers
Noon – 1:00pm  Concluding Practice with Tsok Food Offering Ceremony and Dedication & Aspiration Prayers



Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim was ordained in 2003 as a monk by his teachers Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at the sacred site of the Buddha’s first teaching in Deer Park, India. He is a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling Monastery in New York, where he has lived since 1999. PSL is the main monastery and retreat center of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center founded by the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches.


Lama Laia is a senior editor of Dharma Samudra Publishing, leads daily meditations at PSL, and regularly helps with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center monastery and nunnery in India. His unique style of communicating the essential pillars of Buddhist tenets enables him to impart tranquility and joy, while encouraging great enthusiasm and inspiration in others to develop mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom.



March 8, 2019
March 10, 2019


Padmasambhava Buddhist Center – Puerto Rico
(787) 722-7156


Padmasambhava Buddhist Center of Puerto Rico
Calle Valencia #108
Santurce, Puerto Rico 00907
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(787) 722-7156

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