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PBC New York City – Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – Saturday, August 13 – 10:00am-4:00pm – with Lama Laia

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 13
10:00-noon  and  2:00-4:00pm
222 Bowery
New York City
10:00-noon EDT
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

The practice of meditation is a major aspect of Buddhist practice. But what is it? What are we doing exactly? Today we’ll explore the meaning and purpose of meditation, the stages of development, and ancient lineage instructions that we can put into practice right now.
2:00-4:00 pm
Meditation Practice
Dear Friends,
We extend our sincere gratitude to Ugo Rondinone and the John Giorno Foundation for generously supporting these PBC events in New York City!
Lama Laia will offer a Dharma talk and lead a meditation practice.
Note: Offsite lunch break from noon-2:00pm.
Please note:
Even though the pandemic seems to be lifting, for everyone’s safety and comfort we are holding the following requirements for attendance:

(1) Spaces are limited to 45 people. Advance Registration is Required. Please email  jowozegyal@catskill.net  to make a reservation or

Register Online:
(2) Face masks are required.
Yours in the Dharma,
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center
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, Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. Khenpo Rinpoche travels throughout the world, giving teachings, empowerments, and personal guidance at numerous retreats.

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. Lama Laia 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. Lama Laia’s unique style of communicating the essential pillars of Buddhist tenets enable him to impart tranquility and joy, while encouraging great enthusiasm and inspiration in others to develop mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom.




August 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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