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One Month Intensive Dzogchen Meditation Retreat

March 21, 2009 - April 19, 2009

Beholding Phenomena as the Mandala of the Buddha by Omniscient Rongzompa
Rongzompa was one of the great Buddhist meditation masters, translators, and scholars of eleventh century Tibet. He was also a holder of the oral instruction lineage, in addition to being a great terton. Rongzompa’s realization is renowned as being equal to the knowledge to Vasubandhu, the wisdom of Acharya Dignaga, the speech of Chandragomin, the logic and analysis of Dharmakirti, as well as being equal to the composition and poetry of Ashvagosha ‰ÛÒ all the wondrous qualities of these great Indian masters coalesced in one form as Rongzompa.

Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will share Rongzompa‰۪s teaching entitled “Nangwa Lhadrup” (Beholding Phenomena as the Mandala of the Buddha) combined with Dzogchen pith instructions. The root text is published in English as “Establishing Appearances as Divine.”
Following in the footsteps of the ancient lineage of Nyingmas we will put these rare and precious teachings into practice with joy and devotion. Held in noble silence, this retreat is arranged to provide a space to receive the pith instructions and deepen personal dzogchen meditation with the guidance of our beloved Khenpos.
Students are required to pre-register at the earliest convenience as space is limited and other preparations need to be made so that we all may enjoy a harmonious and restful retreat.
NOTE: This retreat requires the committment to remain on site and conclude together as one mandala with special dedication ceremonies on the final day, Saturday, April 18th.

Suggested Donation:
PBC Members: $970
Non-members: $1,015
Please send a 25% deposit with your pre-registration to Padma Samye Ling. A 5% discount is being offered for deposits received before December 1, 2008. Please be aware that deposits are non-refundable after February 1, 2009.
In addition, special accommodation rates are being offered for this one month event:
Dormitory- $435
Single Dorm- $585 (spaces very limited)
Patrons’ Deluxe Apartments-(spaces very limited)
single: $760; double: $1,350; triple: $1,860
For further information, call or write:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
In order to facilitate planning and preparations, pre-registration is requested for all events at Padma Samye Ling. Unless otherwise noted, a 10% discount for retreat contributions will be applied to all deposits received one month prior to events. Please send your 25% deposit to:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Hwy.
Sidney Center, NY 13839
ATTN: Retreat Coordinators
(607) 865-8068
Pre-Registration involves letting us know :
1) Your name
2) If you are currently an active PBC member*
3) Date of arrival
4) Date of departure
5) Accommodations request
(Spaces are reserved on a first-come basis as deposits are received.)
6) A 25% deposit. Thank you!
*MEMBER DISCOUNT Please note that the member donation applies to those who have committed to monthly or yearly membership at any of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Centers. Membership is essential to the functioning of the centers and PBC International. Suggested membership is a minimum of $25 per month; this enables us to maintain and improve the monastery as well as send information and newsletters regarding the programs. We encourage all to join as members to support the growth of the Buddhadharma and the Ven. Rinpoches’ work. Accommodations are available on a first come, first served basis as deposits are received. A deposit of 25% of the retreat fee is required to hold a place. Please bring towels and bedding. Local lodging is available; call or e-mail for details.
MEALS: Vegetarian meals are served three times a day with the main meal at mid-day. Following the monastic tradition of Tibet, Padma Samye Ling provides a dhana of food to those attending program schedules and teaching seminars.
For other times, or extra days, meal contributions are $12 per day or $5 per meal.
ACCOMMODATIONS are available on a first-come, first served basis as deposits are received. A deposit of 25% of the retreat fee is required to hold a place. Please bring towels and bedding. Local lodging is available ; call or e-mail for details.
TRAVEL: PSL is located in Delaware County in upstate New York. The closest airports are Binghamton (one hour) and Albany (two hours). From the airport, transportation is by rental car, taxi or bus.
PERSONAL RETREATS: We welcome you to take this unique opportunity to deepen your practice within the mandala of Padma Samye Ling. Please call or write for more information.
Padma Samye Ling
2008 Accommodations
PBC MEMBERS: $36/night; Non-members: $38/night
PBC MEMBERS: $45/night; Non-members: $48/night
SINGLE: PBC Members: $65/night; Non-members: $70/night
DOUBLE: PBC Members: $97/night; Non-members: $98/night
TRIPLE: PBC Members: $146/night; Non-members: 147/night
All contributions for programs and accommodations go toward the upkeep and operating costs of Padma Samye Ling. Thank you for your support!


March 21, 2009
April 19, 2009


Padma Samye Ling – New York
(607) 865-8068


Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Hwy.
Sidney Center, NY 13839 United States
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