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Join Lama Laia & the PBC Sangha for Special Practices in Nashville and Monterey! March 3 – 7, 2023

March 3 - March 7

Miracle Month Teachings & Meditations in Tennessee!

Join Lama Laia & the PBC Sangha for Special Practices in Nashville and Monterey!


March 3 – 7, 2023



Yeshe Tsogyal Temple • 419 E. Iris Drive in Nashville

Padma Gochen Ling • Monterey, TN



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Noble Lady Tara Meditation Retreat in Nashville

Friday, March 3

Yeshe Tsogyal Temple in Nashville


Introduction & Meditation on Noble Lady Tara



Saturday, March 4

Yeshe Tsogyal Temple


Tara Practice



Sangha Potluck



Tara Practice w/ Tsok Food Offering Ceremony


Join us for special practices on Noble Lady Tara! The Swift Liberator of our times, Tara is a female buddha of compassion and wisdom, and the perfect embodiment of the enlightened activity of all the buddhas. Meditating on Tara helps us realize our true nature of love and compassion by releasing all ego-clinging, anger, and attachment, and radiating benefit and happiness to all beings. During this weekend’s practice led by Lama Laia, we will perform a Green Tara practice revealed by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, and recite the renowned Praises to the Twenty-One Taras.

Saturday afternoon’s practice will include a tsok food offering ceremony.

People of all levels of interest and meditation practice are warmly welcome to attend all or part of this retreat. We hope to see you soon!



SUGGESTED DONATIONS: Full Weekend: $50 • Fri. ($15), Sat. ($35),
Sun. (service day), Tues. (open donation) • Student Discount: Full Weekend $25






Sangha Service Day & Smoke Offering Ceremony

Pema Gochen Ling Retreat Center

in Monterey, Tennessee

Sunday, March 5



Sunday, March 5


Sangha Service Day to Rejuvenate the Dharma Land!



Sangha Potluck



Sangha Cleaning



Mountain of Burnt Offerings Ceremony & Dharma Protector Offerings


Join Lama Laia and the PBC Tennessee Sangha in glorifying the precious jewel that is Pema Gochen Ling Retreat Center in Monterey, TN.

The day’s activities will include sprucing up the Temple, Sangha House, and grounds. We’ll also enjoy a relaxing Sangha potluck lunch and conclude the day’s meritorious activities with a Riwo Sang Chod fire puja practice.

Riwo Sang Chod is one the most famous practices of smoke offering in Tibetan Buddhism. It is a terma treasure teaching bestowed and hidden by Guru Padmasambhava and revealed in the 17th century by the great master Lhatsun Namkha Jigmed. Riwo Sang Chod is a powerful skillful means practice for generating merit and wisdom. It is particularly beneficial in prolonging life and removing obstacles, particularly those associated with unpaid karmic debts.


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Full Moon Buddha Meditation w/ Food Offering Ceremony

Yeshe Tsogyal Temple in Nashville

Tuesday, March 7
6:30- 8:30pm

Let’s celebrate the Buddha’s miraculous activities at the conclusion of the Miracle Month with a Buddha sadhana practice by the Great Mipham Rinpoche, when karmic effects are multiplied millions of times.

During the first two weeks of the Tibetan New Year, it is celebrated that the Buddha displayed a miracle each day to increase the merit and devotion of us his future disciples. During this time, the benefit of one’s actions is multiplied 100,000 fold. The Miracle Month culminates on Chotrul Duchen, the Day of Miracles. On this full moon day, the effect of one’s actions is multiplied 10 million fold. This is truly a most auspicious day for practice!

Lama Laia will lead Sangha practice at Yeshe Tsogyal Temple in Nashville. We hope you can join!


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Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim was ordained as a monk in 2003 by the Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen masters Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. Lama Laia has been a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling in upstate New York since 1999. He is a senior editor of Dharma Samudra Publishing, leads daily meditations at PSL, and regularly helps with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (PBC) monastery and nunnery in India.


Learn More: pbc-tn.org • (615) 585-9709 • info@pbc-tn.org


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Padmasambhava Buddhist Center – Nashville, Tennessee
(615) 292-6219


Yeshe Tsogyal House in Nashville, Tennessee
419 E Iris Drive
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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(615) 292-6219

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