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Padmasambhava Buddhist Center Tibetan Nyingma Buddhist Meditation and Study Center (PBC) spreads the teachings of Buddhism according to the Nyingma Buddhist school of Tibet. PBC was established in New York in 1989 by Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010) and Venerable 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. PBC includes over twenty centers in the U. S.A., Puerto Rico, Latvia, and Russia, as well as monastic institutions in Russia, the U.S.A., and India.
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet and enthroned as a Nyingmapa Abbot by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. He traveled and studied with His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, as well as with his late brother, Vajrayana master and scholar Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and his father, the hidden yogi Lama Chimed Namgyal. As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa 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 twenty-five Dharma books in English with Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche travels extensively within the United States and throughout the world, giving teachings, empowerments, and personal guidance at numerous retreats.
Padma Samye Ling Monastery and Retreat Center (The Inconceivable Lotus Land) is located in Delaware County in upstate New York. Set near the top of a mountain in the western region of the Catskill mountains, the outstanding facilities are contained within 500 acres of forests, meadows, and natural springs. Padma Samye Ling (PSL) hosts group, personal, and volunteer work retreats throughout the year, as well as an annual philosophical Shedra, weekly Dharma Study groups every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (when a group retreat is not in session), and a long-term residency volunteer program. There is a common area and dining hall in the Sangha House where vegetarian meals are served daily. Accommodations include single rooms, dormitory rooms, spacious apartments, as well as camping sites on the retreat land. There is an evening group meditation practice in the Three Kaya temple, which is filled with traditionally painted Tibetan Buddhist murals and special ritual artifacts.
For more information about Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche's activities, the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center, or to schedule coming to PSL for retreat or a visit, please contact:
Padma Samye Ling Monastery and Retreat Center
618 Buddha Highway Sidney Center, NY 13839
PBC YouTube has over 250 free video teachings: www.padmasambhava.org/youtube
PBC Chiso Dharma Store has Khenpo Rinpoches' books, practice texts, and other Dharma items: www.padmasambhava.org/chiso
Free Downloadable Teaching pdfs: http://www.padmasambhava.org/morning/teachings.html
Learning Dharma Skills Residency Volunteer Program: http://www.padmasambhava.org/volunteer.html
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Suggested Video of Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche: How to Practice Dzogchen Meditation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4aTpmTEgA8 On April 8, 2011 at Padma Samye Ling, Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche gave special advice on how to practice Dzogchen meditation with the three qualities of (1) mindfulness, (2) gentleness, and (3) clarity.