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New York City Medicine Buddha Practice with Lama Pema Dragpa
February 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Medicine Buddha Practice in NYC!
Saturday, February 29th
222 Bowery • NYC
10-noon & 2:00-4:00pm
We invite you to join us in a day of meditation and Medicine Buddha practice dedicated with a good heart for the benefit of all beings.
All beings are tormented by the sufferings of samsara–externally by physical sickness and inwardly by emotional and mental disturbances. In order to free ourselves and others from these challenges, we take refuge in Sangye Menla, the Medicine Buddha.
During this day’s practice led by Lama Pema Dragpa, we’ll follow a Medicine Buddha practice revealed by the great terton Raga Asye (Karma Chagme), and also recite Praises to the Medicine Buddha by the great Khenchen Shantarakshita, as well as other prayers. These practices are extremely concise and potent, radiating multitudes of blessings for the benefit of all beings.
We hope you can join us for this opportunity to meditate and practice on the Medicine Buddha!
People of all levels of interest and meditation are warmly welcome.
$20 PBC members
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center spreads the teachings of the Buddha according to the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. PBC was established in New York in 1989 by Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche to preserve in its entirety the authentic message of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava, and in particular to teach the traditions of the Nyingma school and Vajrayana Buddhism.
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet and enthroned as a Nyingmapa Abbot by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. As a holder of the complete Nyingma lineage—Kama, Terma, and Dzogchen teachings—Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools, and is a master of Dzogchen, the most advanced tradition of meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism. He is the author of several learned works in Tibetan, and has co-authored over 35 Dharma books in English with his brother, Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010). Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche travels throughout the world, giving teachings, empowerments, and personal guidance at numerous retreats.
Lama Pema Dragpa has been a resident Dharma teacher at Padma Samye Ling, NY since 2004. Ordained as a lama by the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches, Dragpa graduated with honors in philosophy & religious studies from NYU in 2002, is a senior editor of over 25 books on Buddhist philosophy & meditation, and is a certified Hospice volunteer. He has taught at Colgate University, Scranton University, & Binghamton Community College, and regularly travels to lead PBC events on traditional & contemporary Buddhist philosophy and meditation.