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Sangha Service Day & Smoke Offering Ceremony Pema Gochen Ling Retreat Center in Monterey, Tennessee – Sunday, March 5 – with Lama Laia

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm



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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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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!





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



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


Padma Gochen Ling – Monterey, Tennessee
419 East Iris Drive
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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(615) 292-6219

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