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Suraj: New York Dzogchen Community Location: Kundrolling 151 West 30th St. 4th Floor, New York, 10001 www.nydzogchen.com hotline 212 564 1024 UPCOMING EVENTS AND COURSES WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OF CHOGYAL NAMKHAI NORBU, VISITING NEW YORK FROM OVERSEAS: WORLD WIDE TRANSMISSION ANNIVERSARY OF GARAB DORJE Sat, February 27, 10pm 11pm. Explanation at 8pm NINA ROBINSON: The Long Life Practice of Mandarava and Tsalungs March 3RD 7TH March, 2010, WED March 3: 7-9pm Intro to Mandarava practice Thurs March 4 & Friday March 5: 7-9pm, Weekend Sat and Sun March 6 & 7: 10am-12:30pm and 2:00-4:00pm Cost: $240 with the usual member discounts. Transmission required, To register please contact Stephen Korns at stephenkorns@aol.com tel 413 531 5443 FABIO ANDRICO: KUMBHAKA Fri 9- Tues 13 APRIL: Fri, April 9, 6:00pm 7:30pm followed by ganapuja; Sat and Sun 10am 4pm with lunch break between noon and 2pm. Mon and Tues 7-9pm. Cost: $240 with the usual member discounts. To register please contact Tashi Kaiser at stanleycool@hotmail.com tel 917 836 3696 ELIO GUARISCO: "Explanation and Practice of Gomadevi" Fri APR 30 Sun MAY 2: Fri, April 30, 7pm 9pm,; Sat and Sun 10am 4pm with lunch break between noon and 2pm. Cost: $150 with the usual member discounts. To register please contact Jane Fulton at janefulton100@hotmail.com tel 917 855 6263 NB TRANSMISSION REQUIRED FOR ALL ABOVE COURSES. FOR THOSE WISHING TO RECEIVE TRANSMISSION PLEASE ATTEND THE WORLD WIDE TRANSMISSION ON SAT FEBRUARY 27TH IT IS OPEN TO ALL. NO CHARGE, DONATIONS WELCOME. FOR SCHEDULES OF ALL EVENTS AT KUNDROLLING INCLUDING REGULAR WEEKLY PRACTICES AND GANAPUJAS AND VISITING TEACHERS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.nydzogchen.com

Suraj: H. H. The Dalai Lama: Commentary on Bodhicitta Bodhisattva's Way of Life May 20, 2010 May 22, 2010 at Radio City Music Hall http://www.radiocity.com/events/hh-dalai-lama-510.html

Suraj: H. E. Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche Pema Lingpa Lineage Holder of the Nyingmapa Tradition Teachings & Empowerments in NYC April 24th & 25th, 2010 Tibet House US 22 West 15th Street 2nd Floor New York, NY 10011 212.807.0563 http://www.tibethouse.org Saturday, April 24, 2010 Buddhism in General and The Pema Lingpa Lineage 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Question and Answer Session 2:00 - 4:00 PM Followed by Ugyen Nornlha Wealth Empowerment Sunday, April 25, 2010 Teaching on Guru Padmasambhava 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Tsewang Longevity Empowerment 1:30 PM Followed by Offering Tsok $20 Suggested Donation Per Teaching. No one will be turned away for lack of funds! Event details are also posted on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=101620273214463&ref=mf Please invite any friends of yours who would be interested. H.E. Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche was recognized as the 9th reincarnation of Terton Pema Lingpa of the Nyingma tradition. He studied and received the complete transmission of the Dzogchen and Nyingma teachings. His activities included the renovation of his 400 year old monastery and establishment and maintenance of many centers in Bhutan and other parts of the world. For more info on Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche: http://www.yeshekhorlo.org __._,_.___


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Suraj: July 2010 Orgyen Cho Dzong 5345 Route 81, Greenville, NY 12083 Phone 518 966 4077, Fax 518 966 8971 Email OCDSangha@aol.com, www.tersar.org July 1-13 Teaching and retreat on the Khandro Thug Thig Led by HH Shenphen Rinpoche and Ven. Lama Tenzin $501 The Khandro Thug Thig was discovered by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche as a method for accessing the wisdom and divine qualities of the enlightened feminine principle or Dakini. These teachings will delve deeper into the practice aspect of this cycle. Participants will be expected to have a familiarity with the Daily Dakini Sadhana of the Dudjom Tersar. July 15-17 Long Life Ceremonies and Celebration for His Holiness Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche All are welcome! These three days will be dedicated to practice not only to extend the life of Rinpoche, but also to enrich our connection to him and his enlightened activities. The merit of making offerings and attending these ceremonies will also extend the life and prosperity of the attendees and their families. July 19-21 21 Tara Teachings and Empowerment Empowerment given by HH Shenphen Rinpoche Teachings by Ven. Lama Tenzin $175 Tara, the female Buddha of compassion emanates in many forms according to the needs of the weary who ceaselessly wander in samsara. This sadhana is a praise to her 21 principal emanations and provides a way to bring her limitless kindness more fully into our lives. July 23-25 Lakeborn Tummo HH Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche and Ven. Lama Tenzin $175 Also called "generating the mystic heat," this teaching and practice awakens the natural bliss and heat in the channels of the subtle body. While there are many forms of Tummo, this terma from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche is accomplished through the more gentle means of the Small Vase and Tsokye Thug Thig, the Lakeborn Guru. July 27-29 Tersar Phowa HH Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche and Ven. Lama Tenzin $175 At the time of death, we are often distracted and confused by the dissolution of the elements and the arising of the Bardo phenomena. By mastering the practice of Phowa, one will be able to focus at this crucial moment and skipping the tumult of the bardo be born directly into the pure lands where one can then attain complete buddhahood. This terma comes from the Khandro Thug Thig cycle of HH Dudjom Rinpoche and has been proven time and again how effective it is in spite of its brevity. July 30 Chimed Sog Thig: Practice for Long-Life HH Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche and Ven. Lama Tenzin $51 This volume of teachings was discovered by Zilnon Namkha Dorje, but given in its entirety to HH Dudjom Rinpoche, who was given the charge of propagating it. These teachings will focus on the daily sadhana practice for increasing life. Through this teaching we come to understand that increasing life really means increasing the opportunities to attain enlightenment and be of the greatest benefit to all beings, which can manifest as a longer and more prosperous life. ======================================== Discounted Fees: All teachings= $851 All teachings after the Long Life Ceremony=$451 Supporting and Sustaining Members still receive their 5% discount on all teachings. Charges for Room & Board: The daily rate will be $50. For those staying the entire month, the daily rate will be $45. Deposit policy: A $100 deposit is required for each teaching you wish to attend. A 10% deposit of your anticipated room and board charges is also required. Priority for housing will be given to those people whose deposits have been received and whose membership is current. Financial arrangements: May be made on a case by case basis. Looking forward to seeing you soon, The staff of Orgyen Cho Dzong

Suraj: 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities (Shitro) Empowerment with Chöje Ayang Rinpoche known as the world's leading master of Phowa, the transference of consciousness at the time of death. Very rare opportunity to participate in this event. 3-dimensional mandala will be constructed with Public viewing allowed on Sunday. This 4-day empowerment introduces the practitioner to experiences described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead and prepares one for making the most of these transient opportunities to recognize the true nature of mind encountered in the bardo (intermediate state) between death and rebirth. For more information go to http://amitabhafoundation.us/?page_id=920 Intended for Buddhist practitioners of all levels; everyone welcome Registration is encouraged (http://amitabhafoundation.us/?page_id=68) only except for walk-ins on Sunday, August 22 Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs. Suggested donation: $365 for four day retreat (Cash/Check at the door; Credit Card in advance) WHERE | Tibet House, 22 W 15 street, NY, NY 10011 WHEN | Thursday, August 19, 9-11 am, 2-5 pm, 7-9 pm Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21, 9-11 am, 2-5 pm, 7-9 pm Sunday, August 22, 2010, 9-12 am (Tsog offering); 12-2 Public viewing of 3-dimensional mandala Ayang Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist lama who holds both Nyingma and Drikung lineages, is known as the world's leading master of Phowa, the transference of consciousness at the time of death. He has built monasteries, temples and retreat centers in Tibet, India and Nepal and has founded Amitabha Foundation centers for practice and humanitarian activity throughout the world. He has been teaching in the West for over 25 years. More information at www.amitabhafoundation.us or call 718-9385293.

Suraj: Lama Gursam BW 2 Yogi Lama Gursam Retreat Schedule Yogic Transformation Retreat Friday, July 16 Vajrapani/Hayagriva/Garuda Empowerment This special empowerment was prophesied by Padmasambhava to be particularly beneficial during our present degenerate age, where various disease are increasing. The three wrathful deities of Vajrapani, Garuda, and Hayagriva are combined to form a powerful antidote to purify all types of diseases. Receiving this empowerment is especially healing for those people who suffer from cancers, blood disorders and other chronic diseases. This practice is especially useful for healers and health care practitioners. Time 7 PM Sug. Don. $20 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Saturday-Sunday, July 17-18 Tsa Lung Tigle Healing Retreat: Channels, Winds and Drops Teachings and Practice Yogi Lama Gursam will share precious teachings on the channels, winds and drops based on his own practice experience. A focus will be on healing the subtle energy body. Besides receiving pith instructions there will be the opportunity to practice and ask Yogi Lama Gursam questions. Yogi Lama Gursam will work with students based upon their needs, whether they are new or more experienced practitioners. There will also be an opportunity for private interviews if needed so as to further deepen and individualize these teachings for each student. Time: 10-12 & 3-5 PM Sug. Don. $100 Location: 2 Elm St., Bristol, VT Monday, July 19 Achi Dharma Tara Empowerment Achi Chokyi Drolma is the enlightened protrectress of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. She is an emanation of Tara and Vajrayogini. It is said that anyone who prays to her will be freed from obstacles and unfavorable conditions. It is said she first appeared in Udiyanna as as Vajradakini making a commitment to protect the Buddhas teachings and especially the Buddhas tantric teachings. In Tibet, she first appeared in the eighth century when Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) first began his enlightened activities of spreading and establishing the Buddhas teachings in Tibet. Although Guru Rinpoche meditated in many places all over Tibet, the Ti-dro cave in the area of Drigung is where he spent the longest time (7 years). While at Ti-dro, Achi Chokyi Drolma manifested as the chief Karmadakini and promised to Guru Rinpoche to protect the tantric teachings of the Buddha as taught by Guru Rinpoche. She also appeared in the eleventh century to Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Lineage, and promised to protect his teachings. She can be practiced as the Lama, Yidam or Dakini. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $20 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Tuesday, July 20 Creating Favorable Conditions for Dharma: The Practice of Smoke Offerings When we practice Dharma many obstacles can arise that can make practice difficult. The practice of smoke offerings can be very helpful in creating the right kind of conditions where our practice will be more successful. These practices also bring about worldly benefits. As well as receiving these teachings we will also get the chance do a smoke offering outside at a private location in Lincoln, VT. Time: 9:30-11:30 Sug. Don. $20 Teaching will take place at private location in Lincoln, VT. Please contact us at ddcv@gmavt.net or 802-453-3431 for address and directions. Thursday, July 22 Finding Inner Peace and Healing through Calm Abiding Meditation Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $10 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Friday, July 23 Guru Rinpoche Empowerment Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is known as the second Buddha who turned the wheel of Vajrayana and overcame the demonic obstuctors to the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet. He was prophesied by Shakyamuni Buddha as one who would come who would be much greater than him. From Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo root text, opening verses: "The essence of all the Buddhas of the three times , the supreme sovereign of all power-wielding Vidyadaras , the all-encompassing lord of the ocean of peaceful and wrathful yidams, the chief of the gatherings of all the dakas and dakinis, the great being who by his splendor outshines all the vajra protectors of the Dharma and the haughty forces of appearance and existence, is the one renowned throughout the infinite realms of the teachers of the Three Kayas as Mahaguru Padmasambhava." Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $20 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT Saturday-Sunday July 24-25 Nature of Mind Mahamudra Retreat: Meditation Instructions & Practice from Songs of Milarepa Yogi Lama Gursam will teach from the songs of Milarepa on the Nature of Mind and how to realized its true essence. Milarepa is known as one of the greatest meditators who was able to achieve enlightenment in one lifetime. Milareapas songs contain his pith instructions that open the door to liberation. This retreat will include teachings and meditation as well as the opportunity to ask questions. This is a very special opportunity to receive special teachings that Yogi Lama Gursam has practiced and which are dear to his heart. Time: 10-12 & 3-5 PM Sug. Don. $100 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Registration For those attending the complete Retreat (July 16-25) the suggested donation is $250. To Register please email ddcv@gmavt.net or call 802-453-3431 Work Study and scholarships Available. No one turned away for financial reasons. We work hard to make these teachings available for those in difficult financial situations. Please contact us if you need work study or a scholarship. If you are able to pre-register for these teachings that is very much appreciated. Registration checks should be made out to DDCV and sent to: DDCV PO Box 252 Bristol, VT 05443 You can also pay by Paypal. Our Paypal account is ddcv@gmavt.net To pay by credit card click here Community Housing Inexpensive community housing is available for 20-$25 per night. For housing ddcv@gmavt.net or 802-453-3431. For other housing options click here Train/Airport/Bus Pickups We can also arrange pickup from Burlington to the teachings or your housing. Teachings will take place at 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT 05443. Teachings on July 20 will take place at a private location in Lincoln, VT, those coming for this day should email or call for directions. Drupon Thinley 4 Yogi Lama Gursam Brief Bio At the age of six, Lama Gursam entered Drikung Kagyu Monastery in Tso Pema, India, where he completed his basic education and studied Buddhist philosophy, practice, ritual and conduct. In 1981 he began his college education at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (University) in Sarnath, Varnasi, India. He earned his Bachelor's degree in 1988 in the Sanskrit, Hindi, Tibetan, and English languages and in Buddhist philosophy. Pursuing graduate study at the University, he was President of the student union, and served two years as a Kagyu Committee member. In 1990 he received his Master's degree in advanced Buddhist philosophy. Upon graduation he also received a special award from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After graduation, Lama Gursam was requested by His Holiness Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche to come to the Drikung Kagyu Institute in Dehra Dun, India, at a critical time where there was a great lack of teachers and funding for education. There he served as a volunteer for five years, teaching Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy and history. He also held the posts of Instructor, Head of Examinations, and Assistant Director while serving as secretary to His Holiness Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, the head of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. During this time, he also did a one-year meditation retreat and received Dzogchen teachings and empowerments from Khenchen Thupten Rinpoche and other lamas of the Nyingma lineage. He also studied with Dr. Pema Gyaltsen, a specialist in the Tibetan language. In 1995, Lama Gursam was sent by His Holiness Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche to the United States, where he taught Buddhist philosophy for five years. Lama Gursam worked as a resident teacher in a Tibetan Meditation Center, also serving as director of North American Drikung Kagyu Center. Then Lama Gursam met His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, whom he considers to be the second Milarepa. Under H.E. Garchen Rinpoche's guidance, together with the Venerable Traga Rinpoche, he became a yogi, and in 2002 he completed a traditional three-year retreat in the United States, practicing Mahamudra and the Six Yogas of Naropa. After a nationwide teaching tour, he then traveled to India, Nepal and the border of Tibet, where he completed a six-month retreat in Milarepa's cave at Lapchi. Lama Gursam continues to return every year to India for teachings and retreats, and every year to the United States and Canada to reunite with friends and students for teachings. His current sanghas are located in Vermont, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Arizona, as well as Montreal and Sault Sainte Marie, Canada. Additionally, every 2-3 years, Lama Gursam leads a pilgrimage to Buddhist holy places in India and Nepal. In 2006, Lama Gursam founded The Bodhichitta Foundation, a U.S. non-profit organization officially recognized by His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche, head of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. The Bodhichitta Foundation benefits the West with teachings, a future center and retreat land, and the East, preserving ancient texts, Tibetan culture, education, women's rights, and health.

Suraj: Lama Norlha Rinpoche - Teachings on the Six Bardos and the Empowerment of the Buddha Amitabha Sat, March 26, 2011 10:00 AM at: Museum of the City of New York MCNY Auditorium 1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street New York, NY 10029 TICKET PRICING Seating is limited to 200, advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested, as tickets may become sold out. KDK/KTC & AFFILIATE CENTER MEMBERS Advance: $25 each session; $50 combines sessions At the door: $30 each session; $60 combines sessions NON- MEMBERS Advance: $30 each session; $60 combines sessions At the door: $35 each session; $65 combines sessions http://kdk-nyc.org/03-26-11

Suraj: Sunday April 17, 2011 1:30 pm Tröma Wang(Empowerment) at Yeshe Nying Po 19 West 16th Street, New York, NY H.H. Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche,will bestow this rarely given and special empowerment at our New York City center. Troma Nagmo, in Sanskrit, Krodhakali, and in English could be rendered as "Wrathful Black Woman" is a wrathful emanation of Yeshe Tsogyal, the first Tibetan to attain full enlightenment and the one who hid these teachings for future generations. This particular cycle of Troma was a secret mind treasure discovered by the great treasure revealer Dudjom Lingpa, the predecessor of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, father of HH Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche. Wang, abhisheka, or empowerment, is a Vajrayana Buddhist ceremony that authorizes the student to practice on a particular Buddhist deity. In this case, this wang will authorize the recipient to practice the Troma cycle of Dudjom Lingpa, including the practices of Chod, Lujin, and Troma feast offerings. It is very important for those who are doing Chod and Troma practices to receive this empowerment, if they have not already. Of course, the wang is only the beginning. Interested students must follow this authorization with the proper lung, or oral transmission, and mengak, or instructions, on the particular sadhanas (liturgies) within the Troma cycle of Dudjom Lingpa that they would like to practice. A donation to Rinpoche and to Yeshe Nying Po is encouraged for this event. Please Confirm Your Attendance at: 212-691-8523 or ynyingpo@aol.com Donations, General Contributions, Teaching fees, Tsok Offerings, and so on may be made by credit card or PayPal: (To use this you do not have to join PayPal) Go to our website - www.tersar.org, Click on the DONATE button below the Mandala. Please specify for what your donation is intended. OR SIMPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=N8GHTBCNBUPNE You can also donate in person by way of check or cash. Please help our center in its ongoing efforts to spread the sacred Dharma to all sentient beings. Learn how you can become a supporting and sustaining member today. For more information, go to our website and see how you can become an active member, or call our center 212-691-8523 Yeshe Nying Po is the historic, New York City residence of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje (1904-1987). The Center was established in the mid -1970s and has served as a hub for the Western dissemination of Buddhist, Nyingma teachings and of the Dharma, in general. Yeshe Nying Po opens its doors to those interested in Buddhist practice and its applications in 21st Century life.Yeshe Nying Po, 19 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011212-691-8523 ynyingpo@aol.com www.tersar.org

Suraj: The New York City Palyul Community is honored to present The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche One of the most highly esteemed Nyingma scholars of Buddhist Philosophy and a renowned master of Dzogchen meditation, Khenchen Rinpoche has taught at the Ngagyur Nyingma University of Namdroling Monastery in Southern India for nearly 30 years, and also tours and teaches worldwide. Rinpoche is known for his compassion, humor and easygoing manner, as well as his ability to convey the profound Heart Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. You are most cordially invited to attend a public talk on Benefits of Bodhicitta in Accumulating Merit and Wisdom Friday, July 1st, 7 - 9 pm Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery | New York, NY 10002 (B or D to Grand St / #6 to Canal)All are welcome, free admission, donations accepted Open to students who have previously attended this teaching series, or by permission: Buddhahood Without Meditation Saturday & Sunday, July 2nd & 3rd Morning 10am-Noon | Afternoon 2 - 4 pm Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center121 Bowery | New York, NY 10002(B or D to Grand St / #6 to Canal)Suggested donation $20 per session Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery 3rd Floor (between Grand and Hester) New York NY 10002 212-219-9832 nyingmapalyulc@aol.com For more details and practice schedule information please visit us at:www.palyulnyc.org

Suraj: Peling Chögar is pleased to announce a series of teachings and empowerments by His Holiness the Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche Saturday September 10th at 1:00 PM Dzogchen teachings and empowerment of Ushnisha-Vijaya Yeshe Nying Po/19 West 16th Street/NY, NY 10011 Suggested Contribution $20 Sunday September 11th at 10:30 AM Mahakala puja with tsok, Amitabha long life empowerment, reading transmissions for Vajra Guru Mantra, Green Tara and Chenrezig Sagarmatha Restaurant 2nd floor/62-02 Roosevelt Avenue/Woodside, NY 11377 Suggested contribution $20. Lunch included. For directions, see http://www.sagarmatharestaurant.com Registration for all events at the door For further information call 720.324.6576 http://www.PelingChogar.org

Suraj: Retreat in New York With Younge Khachab Tulku Rinpoche Foundations of Mahayana Practice, Black Garuda Empowerment and Dzogchen Meditation InstructionsRime Shedrub Ling November 18 7-9pm November 19 10am-12pm & 2pm-5pm November 20 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm $120 for pre-registration for all sessions, if received by Nov 11. Or $150 at the door. Some options are available for those who have financial difficulties. Location: Kundrolling , NY Dzogchen Community 151 West 30th St, 4FL, NY, NY 10001 Younge Khachab Rinpoche is the family lineage holder of the treasure teachings of Terchen Younge Migyur Dorje. He is a true nonsectarian scholar and Dzogchen yogi. He is the 7th incarnation of Khachab Tulku who was known for his accomplishment of Yamantaka and his healing siddhis. Rinpoche is considered to be a highly qualified Tantra and Dzogchen teacher. He represents the Rime philosophical tradition, established in part by Jamgon Khamtrul, incorporating the best the four schools in Tibetan Buddhism have to offer. Trained in all the four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, he is fully qualified to transmit all stages of the Tantric, Mahamudra and Dzogchen meditation paths. Rinpoche makes his home in the United States and he is one of the most qualified lineage masters alive, holding both the titles of Geshe and Khenpo. For more information call us at (201) 868 6631 or e-mail to rimeslny@gmail.com Visit us at: www.rimeshedrubling.org www.rsl-ne.com

Suraj: The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche Teachings on the White Lotus, Ngöndro Preliminaries, & 1000-Arm Avalokiteshvara Empowerment All events are open to the general public and all are welcome to attend! Teachings on the White Lotus Friday, January 13, at 7 PM Saturday, January 14, at 10 AM & 2 PM Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery - 3rd Floor (between Grand and Hester) New York NY 10002 Suggested Donation - $20 per session Teachings on Ngöndro Preliminary Practices Thursday, January 12, 7 - 9 PM Monday, January 16, 7- 9 PM Samaya Education 190 N 10th Street, Suite 204, buzzer #58 Brooklyn, NY 11211 Suggested Donation - $20 per session 1000-Arm Avalokiteshvara Empowerment Sunday, January 15, at 2 PM Pu Chao Buddhist Temple 20 Eldridge Street - 2nd Floor (between Canal and Division) New York NY 10002 Free Admission - Donations Accepted The White Lotus (Padma Karpo) is a commentary by the esteemed scholar and supremely accomplished Nyingma master Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912). It clarifies the multiple layers of meaning contained in the Vajra Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, the most sacred prayer within Tibetan Buddhism, thereby enhancing our understanding and ability to invoke the power of Guru Rinpoche's blessings. 1000-Arm Avalokiteshvara Empowerment Avalokiteshvara is an emanation of Buddha Amitabha, and an embodiment of the immeasurable compassion of all the Buddhas. The 1,000 arms and eyes of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara symbolize his ability to perceive the root cause of suffering for all sentient beings and to rescue them with his wisdom and compassion. One of the most highly respected Nyingma scholars of Buddhist Philosophy and a renowned master of Dzogchen meditation, The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche has taught at the Ngagyur Nyingma University of Namdroling Monastery in Southern India for nearly 30 years, and also tours and teaches worldwide. Rinpoche is known for his compassion, humor and easygoing manner, as well as his ability to convey the profound Heart Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Orange Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery - 3rd Floor New York NY 10002 212-219-9832 www.palyulnyc.org

Suraj: Drupon Thinley Ningpo Kalachakra Completion Stage Retreat Teachings on the Seven Protections of Tara Concise Kalachakra Empowerment Kalachakra Completion Stage Yoga Teachings April 6-9, 2012 Bristol, Vermont ---------------------------- Friday, April 6 The Spiritual Song of the Seven Protections of Tara Composed by Lord Jigten Sumgon For seven years Lord Jigten Gonpo practiced at Echung Cave in Drikung, after having attained Enlightenment, he had a vision of the Seven Taras. At that time he spontaneously composed this Varjra song which is a supplication to the Seven Protections of Tara. This prayer has manifold blessings and it is a widely used supplication prayer. It contains profound teachings, especially on the ways one can go astray in the understanding of emptiness. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $20 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Saturday, April 7 Concise Kalachakra Empowerment The practice of Kalachakra, or the 'Wheel of Time', is one of the most important non-dual tantra practices. It has been practiced both widely in India and Tibet by many Mahasiddhas and continues to be practiced to this very day. . In this practice Kalachakra has two-arms and is in union with Vishvamata. The empowerment and sadhana come from a collection of four key annutarayoga tantra deities (Guhyasamaja, Chakrasamvara, Hevajra, and Kalacakra) put together by the Drigung Kagyu master Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa. Time: 9:30-Noon (Saturday) Sug. Don. $30 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Saturday-Monday, April 7-9 Kalachakra Completion Stage Yoga Teachings: The Kalachakra Section of the Essential Meaning of the Annutarayoga Tantra Completion Stage, The Profound Upadesha By Rigdzin Chökyi Dragpa This text reveals the essence of the Kagyu tradition of practicing the Kalachakra completion stage. The Completion Stage text text by Rigdzin Chökyi Dragpa was designed specifically to compliment the generation stage sadhana of Kalachakra with the Kalachakra completion stage practices. These teachings include very important practical teachings on the Completion Stage including practices on engaging in consort practice. " The completion stage practices can be divided in six stages: 1. Individual Withdrawal: cutting off the individual vital energies in the 6 sense organs and the spheres of sensory perception. Arisal of "body of empty form". 2. Yoga of Dhyana: essentially samadhi combining insight and shamatha. It establishes divine pride in the empty form body. 3. Yoga of Energy Control: arresting the flow of energies in the right and left channel using vajra recitation and tummo. Gives rise to the four joys descending from above. 4. Yoga of Retention: using vase breathing to blend the main energies, the mind and the empty body at each of the chakras. Achieve the four joys of (the drops) ascending from below. 5. Yoga of Subsequent Mindfulness: practice with a mudra to achieve unchanging bliss. 6. Yoga of Samadhi: bringing the white and red substances respectively to the tip of the jewel and the crown and retaining them. This causes a flash of stabilised bliss, that causes one of our 21,600 factors responsible for our coarse form to dissolve. Simultaneously, one of the 21,600 karmic energies are halted. Stacking 21,600 of white, male drops in a column from the tip of the jewel to the crown, and similarly stacking 21,600 of red, female drops in a column from the crown to the tip of the jewel causes one to achieve the state of Kalachakra. " Completion Stage reference click here. *** The Berzin Archives contain excellent resources on Kalachakra but do not contain the specific information related to this Kalachakra Empowerment or Completion Stage Instructions. Despite this there is a great wealth of Dharma knowledge here about Kalachakra. *** It is important to note this is a Kalachakra Empowerment and Practice text of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. The Completion Stage instructions are concise and special to the Drikung Lineage also. The Practice text has been translated and we hope to have the Completion Stage Practice Instructions translated for this event. *** Previously given in this cycle of Empowerments was Guhyasamaja and Chakrasamvara and we hope later in 2012 to complete this cycle with the Hevajra Empowerment and Completion Stage Instructions. *** One of the unique qualities of this cycle of four empowerments composed by Rigzin Chokyi Dragpa is the practical nature of the sadhana and Completion Stage instructions which give the essence of these profound practices. The teachings on this text will be a rare opportunity to receive an introduction to the heart of the ancient vajrayana practices of the Kalchakra Completion Stage. Time: 2:30-5 PM Saturday & 9:30-5 PM Sunday & Monday Sug. Don. $160 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=lmcalgcab&v=001QhuZciaLI3WdS_B_YqA3nzEnzrFNjPFNfrhrW4GrS7vknFv9nhf-SEDtpBI9jrzlZIpm9IAf8tWMfWe8awjDuvl1c8xpaBy5xVAAx_iivtk%3D

Suraj: he New York City Palyul Community is honored to host The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche Public talk on Transforming Depression into Wisdom and Compassion Friday, May 18, at 7pm Suggested Donation $20 Continuation of Teachings on the White Lotus Saturday, May 19, at 10:30am and 2pm Sunday, May 20, at 2pm Suggested Donation $20 per session Wish-Fulfilling Wheel of Avalokiteshvara Empowerment Sunday, May 19, at 10:30am Free Admission Donations Accepted The White Lotus (Padma Karpo) is a commentary written by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912), esteemed scholar and supremely accomplished Nyingma master. It sheds light on the multiple layers of meaning contained in the Vajra Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, the most sacred prayer within Tibetan Buddhism, and thereby enhances our understanding and ability to invoke the power of Guru Rinpoche's blessings. Wish-Fulfilling Wheel of Avalokiteshvara Empowerment From the Namcho, or Space Treasure, cycle of teachings revealed by Terton Migyur Dorje, this empowerment is particularly suitable for removing obstacles and pacifying illnesses. In this form, Avalokiteshvara is blue in color with four arms. The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, one of the most highly respected Nyingma scholars of Buddhist Philosophy and a renowned master of Dzogchen meditation, has taught at the Ngagyur Nyingma University of Namdroling Monastery in Southern India for nearly 30 years, and also tours and teaches worldwide. Khenchen Rinpoche is known for his compassion, humor and easygoing manner, as well as his ability to convey the profound Heart-Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. All events are open to the general public and will be held at Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery - 3rd Floor (between Grand and Hester) New York NY 10002 212-219-9832 www.palyulnyc.org nyingmapalyulc@aol.com

Suraj: Ven. Lho Ontul Rinpoche & H.E. Lho Orgyen Dorje Rinpoche Bodhicitta Public Talk Yangzab Dorje Drollo Empowerment Trekcho Dzogchen Pith Practice Instructions: Garab Dorje's Three Words That Strike The Vital Point Yangzab Guru Who Holds Power Over Life: Empowerment, Teachings & Practice Yangzab Three Roots Enlightened Activities Fire Offering Rainbow Body Healing Chod Pure Vision Amitabha Great Bliss Activity Retreat: Empowerment, Teachings & Practice ------------------------------------------------ Green Mountain Dharma Festival Schedule Thursday, June 14 Loving-Kindness and Compassion: Discovering the Heart of the Buddha's Teachings Rinpoche will give a public talk on the most important of the Buddha's teachings, Bodhicitta, or Loving-Kindness and Compassion. Without Bodhicitta our practice is not Dharma Practice. There is no higher teaching. These are the most essential teachings to understand and put into practice. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $20 Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT Friday, June 15 Yangzab Dorje Drollo Empowerment This empowerment was given by Ontul Rinpoche ten years ago and at the conclusion of the empowerment Lho Ontul Rinpoche founded the DDCV and set forth the Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Since that evening ten years ago a whole spectrum of Dharma teachings and empowerment's have been given at the DDCV, everything from the Foundation practices to the pith instructions on Mahamudra and the highest Dzogchen teachings of Trekcho and Thogyal. The power and energy of Dorje Drollo helped clear away the obstacles that try to prevent Dharma teachings. So it is very auspicious on our ten year anniversary to have Rinpoche give this profound and rarely given empowerment from the Yangzab Treasure teachings. The Yangzab Dorje Drollo practice is one of the most powerful practices within the Yangzab Treasure Cycle. It was practiced by many great practitioners which included also the 5th Dalai Lama. This practice is very affective in dispelling obstacles, both worldly, as well as the obstacles that prevent practitioners from recognizing and stabilizing the recognition of Minds True Nature. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $30 Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17 Trekcho Dzogchen Pith Practice Instructions: Garab Dorje's Three Words that Strike the Vital Point Lho Ontul Rinpoche for the first time give these precious teachings which were given to him by the great Dzogchen Master Khunu Rinpoche. The Great Perfection, or Dzogchen, is considered the most direct path to awakening in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This radically direct approach points out the mind's fundamental nature of luminous purity. Once this nature has been recognized and experienced, problems and negativity automatically dissolve, leaving the open space of pure awareness, in which the qualities of enlightenment spontaneously unfold. Garap Dorje was one of the first masters of the Great Perfection lineage. His final teaching - Three Words that Strike the Vital Point - is one of the most important teachings on the Great Perfection. These pithy instructions offer clear guidance on recognizing the mind's innate purity and making this recognition a living experience through repeated familiarization. Time: 10-12 $ 2:30-5 PM Sug. Don. $100 Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT Tuesday, June 19 Yangzab Tsewang Dzinpa Empowerment: The Guru Who Holds Power Over Life In perilous times, it is essential to have a strong connection to the Guru, and the Higher Worlds. In Tibetan Buddhism, the connection to Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambhava has long been considered essential for receiving all forms of benefit, including, but not limited to: * Cultivating Prosperity, longevity and health * Peaceful conditions, such as cultivating positive qualities. * Purification from obstacles, emotional afflictions and mental obscurations *Wrathful cleansing and blessings * Forceful connection The Empowerment of the Guru Who Holds Power Over Life opens the gateway within oneself to the practice which clears obstacles, not only for one's own mind and heart but that of the world. This is called Guru Tsewang Dzinpa practice, but all one need to know is that it will create a strong connection to the Guru. In this practice, one visualizes oneself in a wrathful(protective and cleansing) form of the Guru Padmasambhava. The practice is done from the perspective of the Dzogchen teachings and helps one overcome all obstacles to meditation or spiritual practice, leading to the achievement of a longer life. Ultimately, this practice catalyzes swift enlightenment through the process of merging one's own mind with the Guru of awareness. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $25 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Wednesday, June 20 Yangzab Tsewang Dzingpa: Pith Practice Instructions Time: 10 AM - 5 PM Sug. Don. - $50 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT Thursday, June 21 Yangzab Tsewang Dzinpa Practice Sessions Time: 10 AM to 5 PM Sug. Don. - $40 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT Friday, June 22 Yangzab Three Roots Enlightened Activities Fire Offering Practice A fire puja is a Buddhist ritual that purifies the environment and beings, bestowns blessings on the participants, and promotes world peace and harmony. It brings vase accumulation of merits of wisdom and merits of compassion. The general purpose of the offering is to remove obstacles to enlightenment by removing stains left by ordinary unwholesome actions, especially broken vows, samayas, pledges, and promises. It helps to prevent all inauspicious circumstances. The Yangzab Fire Puja has not been performed publicly before in the West. The text has been translated for this auspicious occasion. Time: 9:30 AM - 3 PM Sug. Don. - $35 Private Location in Lincoln, VT Contact for Directions Friday, June 22 Rainbow Body Healing Chod Lho Ontul Rinpoche and Karma Ratna Rinpoche will perform a Healing Chod practice to heal mental and physical sicknesses, and to remove karmic obstacles to spiritual growth. This ceremony is open to both Buddhist and non-Buddhists. No teachings to receive, simply come and lie down, relax and receive the healing. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. - $25 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT Sat-Sun, June 23-24 Amitabha Great Bliss Activity Retreat; Empowerment, Teachings & Practice A Pure Vision Treasure of Lho Nuden Dorje This Amitabha empowerment is a Pure Vision treasure that was revealed by the 4th Lho Bontul Rinpoche Nuden Dorje (1834-1899). The first Ontul Rinpoche in the Drikung lineage was the older brother of Lho Nuden Dorje. This is a very special Amitabha empowerment and practice as Amitabha and Chenrezig are combined in this practice. This practice also has an activity mantra where you engage in the peaceful activities of Amitabha. This mantra is especially helpful for helping those who have died in the Bardo or any suffering beings for that matter. For this event we have had the complete cycle of this Amitabha practice translated. This practice can be done in a concise way or it can be done in a more extensive way in retreat or as a Drubchen. Lho Ontul Rinpoche does this practice every year at his Monastery. This Amitabha practice has not been given in this way before in the West. It is a practice that practitioners of all levels can accomplish and bring great benefit to others as well as themselves. We will conclude our ten year anniversary with an Amitabha Tsok as well as special Butterlamp Offering and Dedication prayers composed by Lho Nuden Dorje. Time: 10 AM to 5 PM Both Days Sug. Don. - $90 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT For those Attending the Complete Retreat June 14-24 The suggested donation is $350 Work Study and Scholarships Available. No one turned away for financial reasons. Registration For those attending the complete Retreat (June 14-24) the suggested donation is $350. To Register please email ddcv@gmavt.net Or call us at 802-453-3431 Work Study and Scholarships Available No one turned away for financial reasons. If you are able to pre-register for these teachings that is very much appreciated. Registration checks should be made out to DDCV and sent to: DDCV PO Box 252 Bristol, VT 05443 You can also pay by Paypal. Our Paypal account is ddcv@gmavt.net To pay by credit card click here The teaching from June 14-17 will be held at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, VT. The teachings from June 19-24 will be held at 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT 05443 Lho Ontul Rinpoche - A Brief Biography Venerable Ontül Rinpoche escaped from Tibet after the Chinese invasion with his teacher Kharnam and his followers and crossed overland into Nepal during 1960. Rinpoche travelled into India during 1962 where during this time until 1965 Rinpoche did retreat and studied with Khenpo Thubten (introduced to him by the highly realized yogini Drikung Khandro Neni Rinpoche), in the holy place of Tsopema, India. During 1965 Rinpoche and a group of practitioners established a spiritual community in the hill station of Dharamsala and did practice in a simple tent. During the first ceremony in Tsopema on Guru Rinpoche Day (Tsechu) they pitched the tent and performed pujas next to the holy lake of Tsopema. During 1965 Rinpoche and the community invited Khenpo Thubten to give teachings and studied with him until 1970. From there he travelled into Ladakh, India in 1970 on a teaching tour and bestowed empowerments on the Himalayan Buddhist peoples. Through the offerings received he purchased land in Tsopema and started construction of Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in 1971. Ontül Rinpoche received Mahamudra and Dzogchen teachings from H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Yogi Pachung Rinpoche, Polu Khenchen Dorje, Ven. Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, Khenpo Khedrup Rinpoche and others. From the yogi Chyunga Rinpoche, Ontül Rinpoche received teachings and his personal instructions on the Drigung Kagyu Five-Fold Profound Path of Mahamudra. In the years which followed, Ontül Rinpoche went to Drigung Kagyu Monasteries in Ladakh where he received most of the important empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions of the Drigung Kagyu tradition from H.E. Choje Togden Rinpoche. It is a rare privilege to meet such a qualified spiritual master who is accessible to practitioners who wish to genuinely embark on the spiritual path. Ontul Rinpoche lives with his wife, Khandro Tashi Drolma together with their son Karma Ratna Rinpoche (an emanation of Nuden Dorje), and their family in Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling Gompa next to the Lotus Lake, Tsopema. Ven. Ontül Rinpoche holds both the unbroken lineages of the Maha Mudra and Maha Ati transmission of Drigung Kagyu and Nyingma. Rinpoche is a well known Dzogchen Master who has the blessings from His Holiness Dalai Lama, H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and His Holiness Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and has many students all over the world and generously sharing precious Dharma to those interested in learning and practicing. Ontul Rinpoch and Ratna Rinpoche June 14-24, 2012 Lincoln & Bristol, Vermont

Suraj: Event: Dzogchen Retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Date: June 29th to July 1st, 2012. Category: Practice Retreat Location: The Armenian Diocese Conference Center New York, NY Website: link/ Dzogchen Retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Kundrolling, the Dzogchen Community in New York City is pleased to welcome Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche in June of 2012! Three Day Retreat: June 29-July 1, 2012 The Armenian Diocese Conference Center, 630 Second Avenue, between 34h & 35th Streets The New York City Dzogchen Community invites you to a three-day retreat at the Armenian Church Conference Center. The location for the retreat is accessible by public transit and is in close proximity to a variety of restaurants and accommodations. We are extremely fortunate to participate in this rare opportunity to receive the teachings from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche beginning on Friday, June 29th at 7pm, and continuing onSaturday, June 30 from 10am-12pm & 4-6pm and Sunday, July 1st from 10am-12pm.

Suraj: Kagyu Tobten Choling Event: 'Nyungne Retreat - The Fasting Ritual And Meditation Of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig' May 21 - June 6, 2012 PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is April 30, 2012. Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will be participating in 8 consecutive sets of Nyungne - the Fasting Ritual and Meditation of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig. This retreat will be held during the auspicious month of Sakadawa, the month commemorating the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said that, during this time, the merit accumulated through performing virtuous activity is multiplied 100,000 times. The Nyungne practice is a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig. The practice involves maintaining strict vows and meditating while reciting mantras and prayers, and performing prostrations and visualizations. Undertaken in sets of two days, the first day includes one vegetarian meal at noon, drinking water throughout the day as needed. The second day is a complete fast performed in noble silence. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit. Chenrezig himself declared that completing even one Nyungne prevents rebirth in the lower realms, and the practice of eight consecutive Nyungne leads to birth in Amitabhas pure land of Dewachen. Guests are welcome to participate in any or all of the Nyungne sets but please note - it is necessary to arrive at KTC by 8pm the evening before any set as the practice begins as early as 5 am every day throughout the retreat. The dates for each set are as follows: Set 1 Begins May 21 (Monday) at 5:30 am. Ends May 23 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am. Set 2 Begins May 23 (Wednesday) at 5:00 am. Ends May 25 (Friday) about 6:00 am. Set 3 Begins May 25 (Friday) at 5:00 am. Ends May 27 (Sunday) about 6:00 am. Set 4 Begins May 27 (Sunday) at 5:00 am. Ends May 29 (Tuesday) about 6:00 am. Set 5 Begins May 29 (Tuesday) at 5:00 am. Ends May 31 (Thursday) about 6:00 am. Set 6 Begins May 31 (Thursday) at 5:00 am. Ends June 2 (Saturday) about 6:00 am. Set 7 Begins June 2 (Saturday) at 5:00 am. Ends June 4 (Monday) about 6:00 am. Set 8 Begins June 4 (Monday) at 5:00 am. Ends June 6 (Wednesday) about 6:00 am. Reservations are required. Please submit an on-line reservation by April 30, 2012. Guests attending a nyungne for the first time must speak to Lama Dechi before doing this practice. Please contact her by emailing dechi@kagyu.com or calling 845-297-2500 (leaving both your name and phone number so that she can get back to you). We do suggest that guests try to come for the 1st day of any given nyungne set, but if that is not practical, it is still possible to participate any day of the retreat. For further details for how to participate in this way, please follow the contact instructions above. The price for each nyungne set includes all meals and accommodations. Prices per set are: Dorm: $80/ Non-Members $60/Members Double occupancy: $100 per person/Non-Members $80 per person/Members Private room: $110/Non-Members $90/Members Participation in all 8 nyungnes: get 1 free. http://www.kagyu.com/en/events-information/events-calendar/view/8414

Suraj: Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (Woodstock, NY) website Green Tara Teaching & Retreat 7/27 - 8/1 Lama Lodro Lhamo Green Tara is the mother of all Buddhas and acts swiftly for the benefit of all who pray to her. Teachings on the Green Tara text, ritual, chanting, music and tormas take place Fri.-Sun. and practice sessions Mon.-Wed. Taught in English and Chinese. . Teaching $120/$96 members. Retreat days by donation. Accommodation and meals are available. Preregistration and deposit required Green Tara Empowerment 7/28 7:00 pm Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso Tara is the principal female manifestation of enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Green Tara is particularly believed to protect from fear and danger and is known for her swift activity. Cost: $20 Refuge is required and it will be offered before the empowerment. Commitments may be imposed. 9/1 7:00 pm Guru Rinpoche Empowerment Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso Guru Rinpoche is revered by Tibetans as a Second Buddha for his spiritual attainment and for bringing Buddhism to Tibet from India. This empowerment is a conferral of the blessing of longevity. Cost: $20 Refuge is required and it will be offered before the empowerment. Commitments may be imposed.

Suraj: The New York City Palyul Community is greatly honored to host The Venerable Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche offering Dharma Teachings on The Wish-Granting Prayer of Kuntu Zangpo Saturday, June 9, from 3 to 5 PM Suggested donation: $20 Venue for this event: Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery 3rd Floor (between Grand and Hester) New York, NY 10002 212-219-9832 nyingmapalyulc@aol.com www.palyulnyc.org offering the Long Life Empowerment of Padmasambhava The Tsewang of Konchok Chidu, or Gathering of All Precious Jewels Sunday, June 10, from 2 to 5 PM Free Admission Donations Accepted Venue for this event: United Sherpa Cultural Association 41-01 75th Street (subway to 74th Street / Roosevelt Avenue) Elmhurst, Queens, NY 11373 For more information, please contact: Karma Dorji 917-519-4576 Phuri Sherpa 347-878-4835 Pemba Nubri 347-825-9763 Leki Dhakpa 917-476-8735 The Venerable Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche has directed the prestigious Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (Higher Buddhist Studies and Research Center located at Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, India) since its inception over 30 years ago, and is one of the senior-most Khenpos within the Nyingma tradition. Born in 1936, he was bestowed novice vows by Shechen Kongtrul Rinpoche in 1953, and has studied under masters and scholars of every Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In addition to composing numerous treatises on Buddhist philosophy and a biography of Padmasambhava, Khenchen Rinpoche recently completed a reorganization of educational programs at the Palyul mother monastery in Tibet, where he once resided in his youth. Khenchen Rinpoche teaches worldwide at Dharma centers and other venues, including the annual advanced studies seminars held at Association du Centre dEtudes de Chanteloube in Dordogne, France. Greatly esteemed for his wholehearted commitment to the preservation and dissemination of the Buddha Dharma, as well as the all-encompassing nature and profound depth of his knowledge and understanding, Khenchen Rinpoche is also cherished for his immeasurable kindness. These events are open to the general public. All are welcome!

Suraj: Lama Norlha at NY http://kdk-nyc.org/ SPECIAL EVENTS: THE UNION OF MAHAMUDRA & DZOGCHEN A teaching based on the famous book composed by the 17th century yogi/poet Karma Chagme Rinpoche. These profound teachings on the nature of mind represent the pith instructions of the highest realization of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. This profound teaching is grounded in the meditation experience itself and contains ample practical guidance for the practitioner. SATURDAY | June 23, 2012 10:00 am-12:00 pm & 2:00-4:00 pm Purchase Tickets THE EMPOWERMENT OF CHENREZIG THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION Chenrezig is known as the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and is associated with the Pure Land of Dewachen. Chenrezig acts for the benefit of all beings throughout space. Through the liturgy of the empowerment, we are introduced to the mandala, the pure realm of Chenrezig, as the nature of true reality. This is different than the habitual realm which we usually inhabit in our lives. Lama Norlha Rinpoche will give Chenrezig's blessings of body, speech, and mind--awakening within us the enlightened wisdom, skill and loving-kindness that already exists within us. Refuge will be offered at the beginning of the empowerment. SUNDAY | June 24, 2012 2:00-4:00 pm Purchase Tickets Lama Norlha Rinpoche Lama Norlha Rinpoche was born in Eastern Tibet. He entered Korche Monastery at the age of five, receiving monastic ordination at fourteen. By the age of twenty-one, he had completed two three-year retreats. After the communist takeover of Tibet, he escaped on foot to India where he met Kalu Rinpoche and became his close disciple. In 1976, at the request of HH the 16th Karmapa and Kalu Rinpoche, Lama Norlha Rinpoche came to New York City to direct Kagyu Dzamling Kunchab, which was founded by Kalu Rinpoche in 1974. Two years later, Lama Norlha Rinpoche founded Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery and Retreat Center in Wappingers Falls, NY. Following the sacred example of his own masters, Lama Norlha has dedicated his life to teaching the practices that make up the Kagyupa three-year retreat. To date he has directed seven full retreats at Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery, with an eighth retreat that started in November 2011. Since 1984 Lama Norlha has returned to his birthplace in Tibet several times. As part of his continuing initiative to re-establish the Dharma in Nangchen, he rebuilt the monastery at Korche, including its two retreat facilities. Tashi Delek! Kagyu Dzamling Kunchab (KDK) is the first Tibetan/Vajrayana Dharma Center in the Western World that has offered and continues traditional 3 year retreats. Now over 34 years old, KDK has brought teachers, many for the first time to NYC. KDK has been blessed by teachings of the greatest Tibetan masters of our time from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, such as the Dalai Lama, 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Dudjom Rinpoche, Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Tai Situ Rinpoche, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche (Founder of KDK) and Lama Norlha Rinpoche (Founder of KTC and Director of KDK). Join us Wednesdays in NYC from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. You're invited! Join us for weekly authentic/traditional Dharma practice (with an Ordained Lama) at 410 Columbus Avenue (79/80 Sts.) in New York City. Group practice is strengthened for all by each person who attends. Every Wednesday, KDK has a meditation, Buddhist teaching, and Chenrezi practice by an Ordained Lama, under the guidance of Lama Norlha Rinpoche. All teaching Lamas have completed one or more 3 year traditional retreats. KDK also presents special events, such as Empowerments & Teachings by various authentic and well-known Rinpoches, which are announced as scheduled. Attendance is $10, $5 for members, students, and senior citizens. SEE CALENDAR & SCHEDULE

Suraj: Dzogchen Retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Dzogchen Nallug (Dzogchen rnal lugs) New York City, June 29 - July 1, 2012 Location and session times: Armenian Diocese Conference Center, 630 Second Avenue, between 34h & 35th Streets Friday, 6/29, 7-9pm Saturday 6/30, 10am-12pm & 4-6pm Sunday, 7/1, 10am-12pm Retreat prices: $65/session, $260/weekend No one will be excluded for lack of funds.

Suraj: Drupon Thinley Ningpo Hevajra Completion Stage Retreat Yangzab Three Roots Empowerment Hevajra Empowerment Co-Emergent Great Bliss Completion Stage Teachings Tummo & Channels/Winds/Drops Pith Instructions July 19-22, 2012 Bristol, Vermont ------------------------------------ Thursday, July 19 Yangzab Three Roots Empowerment: Dharmakaya Guru Rinpoche/Yeshe Tsogyal Hayagriva & Vajravarahi This empowerment is the gateway to the Yangzab Treasure Teaching Cycle. It was revealed as part of an extensive Earth Treasure which was revealed by Drikung Rinchen Phuntsok. It is a profound practice where the Lama, Yidam and Dakini are all accomplished in the same practice. Drikung Rinchen Phuntsok not only revealed this as an Earth Treasure but also had a Pure Vision where he went to Guru Rinpoches Copper Covered Mountain Pure Land and received this empowerment directly from Guru Rinpoche. For all who wish to connect with the Yangzab Dzogchen Treasure teachings this empowerment is essential. It contains great blessings and opens the doorway to traversing the complete path of Dzogchen from the preliminary practices all the way to the highest Dzogchen practices of Trekcho and Thogal. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $30 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Friday, July 20 Hevajra/Nairatmya Co-Emergent Bliss Empowerment Drupon Thinley Ningpo will be giving a the concise version of the Hevajra empowerment based on a empowerment root text composed by Drikung Rigzin Chokyi Dragpa the 1st Chuntsang Rinpoche. In this empowerment Hevajra and his consort have two arms and the practice is focused on accomplishing the Completion Stage Practices. The sadhana or practice text is concise and not difficult to practice. Hevajra, also known as the "King of Tantras," ranks among the most important Tantras of the highest Yoga Tantra class. According to the Kagyu system of tantra classification Shri Hevajra belongs to the 'Wisdom-mother' Anuttarayoga tantra. It is a special transmission and is rarely given. In the Kagyu tradition it is was handed down by Marpa (1012-1097), the great translator. The Hevajra Tantra was transmitted by Marpa as part of a series of Tantras that became known as the Seven Mandalas of Ngok to one of his four main disciples, Ngok Chöku Dorje (1036-1106). This tradition was primarily upheld by the Drikung Kagyu lineage. To save these teachings from oblivion, Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye (1813-1899) combined them with other teachings of Marpa to form the Kagyu Ngag Dzö (bka' brgyud sngags mdzod, 'The Kagyu Treasury of Oral Instructions'). His Holiness Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche holds the transmissions of the Hevajra Tantra of both the Sakyapa and the Kagyupa traditions, thus carrying on the great impartial Rime tradition of Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892). For the last 300 years the practice of Hevajra was not a major focus in the Drkung lineage but HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang recognizing it's importance to the lineage, has stated that it is important to re-establish this tradition in all Drikung Kagyu monasteries and centers. Hevajra was the Yidam Deity of the great Marpa, who is the founder of the Kagyu Tradition. Drupon Thinley Ningpo has received extensive Hevajra teachings and Empowerments from HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang so this will indeed be a great blessing to receive this profound Hevajra Empowerment from Drupon-la. In this practice Hevajra has two-arms and is in union with Vajra Nairatmya. The empowerment and sadhana come from a collection of four key annutarayoga tantra deities (Guhyasamaja, Chakrasamvara, Kalacakra, and Hevajra) put together by the Drigung Kagyu master Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $30 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22 Hevajra Completion Stage Teachings: Tummo, the Channels, Winds & Drops & Co-Emergent Great Bliss The Hevajra Section of the Essential Meaning of the Annutarayoga Tantra Completion Stage, the Profound Upadesha By Rigdzin Chökyi Dragpa This Completion stage text reveals the essence of the Kagyu tradition of practicing the Hevajra completion stage. The Completion Stage text text by Rigdzin Chökyi Dragpa was designed specifically to compliment the generation stage sadhana of Hevajra with the Hevajra completion stage practices. These teachings include very important practical teachings on the Completion Stage including practices on engaging in consort practice. The sadhana practice composed by Rigzin Chokyi Drakpa comes from the tradition of the great Mahasiddha Shantipa and contains in clear direct language the practices of Tummo, Consort Practice, the Four Joys and Co-Emergent Great Bliss. The commentary text on the Completion Stage makes these practices explicitly clear. This Retreat will be the final fruition of a cycle of Completion Stage Practices that Drupon-la began teaching on two years ago. It is very auspicious that Drupon-la will be giving these teachings at a time when HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang is reviving the Hevajra teachings with the Drikung Lineage. Time: 9:30-5:00 PM Both Days Sug. Don. $140 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT ------------------------------------------- Registration For those attending the complete Retreat (July 19-22) the suggested donation is $180. To Register please email ddcv@gmavt.net Or call 802-453-3431 Work Study and Scholarships Available No one turned away for financial reasons. If you are able to pre-register for these teachings that is very much appreciated. But it is also ok to register at the door the day of the event. Registration checks should be made out to DDCV and sent to: DDCV PO Box 252 Bristol, VT 05443 You can also pay by Paypal. Our Paypal account is ddcv@gmavt.net To pay by credit card please call 802-453-3431 or click the Donation Link at www.ddcv.com Community Housing Inexpensive community housing is available for $20-25 per night. Contact us at ddcv@gmavt.net or call 802-453-3431. Ride Pick-ups Available from Burlington, VT if you are coming by train, bus or plane. email ddcv@gmavt.net

Suraj: SA Summer Retreat Empowerments will be conferred by His Eminence Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche. The full schedule has been published at our retreat website and is here: Saturday, 7/14 - Tara Sunday, 7/15 - Vajrakilaya Thursday, 7/19 - Refuge Ceremony and Teaching Saturday, 7/21 - Vajrasattva Sunday, 7/22 - Bodhisattva Vows Monday, 7/23 - Chokhur Duchen Procession of Texts Saturday, 7/28 - Guru Rinpoche Empowerment and Tsog Sunday, 7/29 - Avalokitesvara Saturday, 8/4 - Amitabha and Lama Dance Sunday, 8/5 - Amitayuus Long Life Wang and Phowa Teaching There will be buses going to upstate Palyul retreat center on Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5. Date and Time: August 4 and August 5. Morning at 6:30 AM, Where: Jackson Height,Queens--75th Street and Broadway Ticket: Round trip $55 For reservations and tickets: please confirm with: Puli 347-878-4835 Karma Dorje 917-519-4576 Karma 646-291-9751 Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery 3rd Floor (between Grand and Hester) New York NY 10002 (212) 219-9832 nyingmapalyulc@aol.com www.palyulnyc.org

Suraj: 10/26 7:00 pm Gampopa Empowerment Tulku Damchö Rinpoche Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso Tulku Damcho Rinpoche gives the empowerment for Lord Gampopa, the great father of the Karma Kagyu school and root guru to the First Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa. The refuge vow will be offered before the empowerment. Cost $20 at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock, NY http://www.kagyu.org/ktd/schedule/

Suraj: The Dalai Lama begins six State US visit http://dalailama.com/teachings/schedule Schedule Note: Below is the public schedule of His Holiness the Dalai Lama both in India as well as abroad. Please note that for many of these events, tickets are required in order to gain entrance. People are requested to contact the organizers directly or visit the websites given below for further information on tickets. In general, most of the events in India are free where as the majority of events abroad require paid tickets. For your information, as a long-standing policy His Holiness the Dalai Lama does not accept any fees for his talks. Where tickets need to be purchased, organizers are requested by our office to charge the minimum entrance fee in order to cover their costs only. Please note that the below dates are subject to change. 2012 Forum in Syracuse, NY, USA on October 8: His Holiness will participate in The Forum for Peace at the Goldstein Auditorium, Syracuse University. In the morning he will participate in a panel discussion on The Arab Spring and in the afternoon he will participate in a panel discussion on Shifting the Global Consciousness. Contact Website: oneworld.syr.edu Public Talk in Syracuse, NY, USA on October 9: His Holiness will give a public talk on Resolving Conflict in One World Community Through Global Consciousness at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse University. Contact Website: oneworld.syr.edu Public Talk in Williamsburg, VA, USA on October 10: His Holiness will give a public talk on Human Compassion in the afternoon at the Kaplan Arena, The College of William & Mary. Contact Website: www.wm.edu/dalailamavisit Panel Discussion in Charlottesville, VA, USA on October 11: His Holiness will participate in a panel discussion on Compassionate Care in 21st Century Medicine in the morning at the Paramount Theater. Contact Website: www.charlottesville.org/dalailama Public Talk in Charlottesville, VA, USA on October 11: His Holiness will give a public talk on Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World in the afternoon at the Charlottesville Pavilion. Contact Website: www.charlottesville.org/dalailama Public Talk in Middlebury, VT, USA on October 13: His Holiness will give a public talk on Finding Common Ground: Ethics for a Whole World in the morning at Middlebury College. Contact Website: http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/services/chaplain/hhdl Public Talk in Cambridge, MA, USA on October 14: His Holiness will give a public talk on Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Wellbeing in the afternoon. Contact Website: www.thecenter.mit.edu Panel Discussion in Cambridge, MA, USA on October 15: His Holiness will participate in a day-long multi-disciplinary forum on Global Systems 2.0 as part of programs at The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Contact Website: www.thecenter.mit.edu Teachings in Cambridge, MA, USA on October 16: His Holiness will give teachings on Kamalashila's The Middling Stages of Meditation (gomrim barpa) in the morning as part of the 10th year celebration of Prajnopaya at the Massachusetts of Technology. Contact Websites: www.prajnopaya.org, www.thecenter.mit.edu Public Talk in Providence, RI, USA on October 17: His Holiness will give a public talk on A Global Challenge: Creating a Culture of Peace in the afternoon at Brown University. Public Talk in Danbury, CT, USA on October 18: His Holiness will give a public talk on The Art of Compassion in the afternoon at the ONeill Center, Western Connecticut State University. Contact Website: www.wcsudalailama.org Public Talk in Danbury, CT, USA on October 19: His Holiness will give a public talk on Advice for Daily Life in the morning at the ONeill Center, Western Connecticut State University. Contact Website: www.wcsudalailama.org Discussion in New York, NY, USA on October 20: His Holiness will be having a one-day discussion on Contemplative Practice and Health: Laboratory Findings and Real World Challenges organized by the Mind & Life Institute at the Caspary Auditorium, Rockefeller University. Contact Website: www.mindandlife.org Teaching in New York, NY on October 21: His Holiness will give a teaching on The Essence of Buddhism in the afternoon at the request of the Tibetan and Kalmyk Communities at the Lincoln Center. Contact Website: www.DalaiLamaLincolnCenter.com

Yuri: November 02 - 04 | VT | Dorje Phagmo Empowerment and Tummo Instructions Dorje Phagmo Empowerment and Tummo Instructions From Ratna Lingpaâ?s Treasure Teachings Venerable Younge Khachab Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of Dorje Phagmo (Vajravarahi) and related instructions on the Inner Heart Yoga (Tummo) from the treasure teachings of the great terton, Ratna Lingpa (1403-1478). This retreat will be comprehensive in that Rinpoche has also agreed to give teachings on trulkhor practices associated with Tummo, coupled with major enhancement practices. Teachings schedule: Friday November 2nd: 7pm - 9pm (Public Introductory Talk) Saturday November 3rd: 9am - 5pm (with lunch break) Sunday November 4th: 9am-4:30pm (with lunch break) Location: Shelburne Town Offices 5420 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT 05482 Cost: $150 if pre-registered, $175 on the day of event: If you wish to attend but cannot afford the full amount, please contact us in advance to discuss work study options and what amount you can afford. A limited number of these partial scholarships will be awarded based on need. Registration: To register, email (Treasurer@YoungeDrodulLing.org) For More Information and to pay for this event: http://youngedrodulling.org/vt-events.shtml

Suraj: Kechen Tsewang Gyatso R. Nov 10-11 Amitaba, pho-va, Ridzin Dupa http://www.palyulnyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/posterlegalsizev51.png

Suraj: drupon thinley 4 Drupon Thinley Ningpo Thursday, December 6 Yangzab Amitayus Long Life Empowerment Drupon Trinley Ningpo will be bestowing the long life Amitayus Empowerment form the Extremely Profound Intention of the Sublime Dharma transmitted by Guru Padmasambhava discovered by Drigung Rinchen Phuntsog. This particular Amitayus empowerment is unique in that it introduces one to the outer, inner, and secret aspects of immortality. One is introduced to the true immortal vajra body essence of one's own present form together with the male and female Buddha's of the five families abiding in the five cakras. This empowerment also serves as the gateway to the three aspects long life practice associated with this empowerment. There is an outer practice whereby one does the meditation and recitation of the Buddha Amitayus. There is an inner practice where one works with the subtle energies of prana in order to attain immortality and tame one's mind. Finally, there is the secret practice, wherein one utilizes the skillful means of union with a consort to attain common accomplishments such as immortality and the ability to perform the enlightened activites as well as the supreme accomplishment of Buddhahood. Time: 7 PM Sug. Don. $30 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Friday, December 7 Yangzab Amitayus Practice Instructions Drupon Thinley Ningpo will be giving the practice instructions for the Yangzab Long Life & Healing Practices. Time: 2:30 -5 PM PM Sug. Don. $25 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Niguma sm Friday-Sunday, December 7-9 Niguma's Wisdom Dakini Teachings: Stages in the Path of Illusion Niguma is considered as one of most important and highly appreciated tantric yogini or Vajrayana Buddhist lady- teachers (dakinis). There are few certain facts about her life. She was born 10th century in Kashmir in rich Brahmin family and according to different sources was sister or consort of Naropa. It's said that her Buddhist realization originates directly from Buddha Vajradhara. Her main student was Tibetan meditation master Khyungpo Naljor, who traveled to India to receive transmission of her teachings. Later on he became founder of Shangpa Kagyu lineage. This mysterious Kashmiri woman from the 10-11 centuries is known as Niguma, the Dakini of Timeless Awareness, and she is the only woman whose teachings became the source of a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. She is said to have attained the Rainbow Body and many great Masters have seen her in visions or dreams over the last 1000 years. Her teachings have influenced and been incorporated into many different schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Not only is she herself ethereal, as befits a dakini, but most of the works attributed to her seem to focus on illusion. Her practices of the Six Dharmas emphasize illusory body and dream yoga, and her only lengthy treatise is called "Stages in the Path of Illusion. This weekends retreat will will be a rare opportunity to study her essential work "Stages in the Path of Illusion". Drupon Trinley Ningpo received these precious teachings from HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and this will be the first time he has taught on them publicly. Friday - Time: 7 PM Sat-Sun-Time: 10-12 and 2:30-5 PM Both Days Sug. Don. $120 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Monday, December 10 Niguma's Amulet of Mahamudra Below is how the great Jamgon Kontrol Rinpoche described Niguma's Amulet of Mahamudra teachings: "The vajra lines of the instruction on the essential meaning of no mental engagement were highly valued by the scholar-adept Khyungpo, such that he rolled up the paper and inserted it into a heart*like Nepalese amulet box, which he tied it around his neck. Thus it is known as the "Amulet Mahamudra." In the preliminary of the threefold letting-go, one cultivates calm abiding and higher insight. In the main practice, the descent of vajra timeless awareness points out [minds nature] in a sneaky way (the burglar method), and by means of the liberation of the four faults in their own ground, one becomes resolved about mind itself. In the concluding practice, one maintains the state of the naturally arisen three kayas and relies on the extraordinary enhancement and obstruction-clearing practices. Thus, it is the heart of all teachings of sutra and tantra, the pith of all esoteric instruction, and the actualization of the natural liberation of the four kayas in mahamudra". Time: 10 - 4 PM Sug. Don. $40 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Registration For those attending the complete Retreat (December 6-10) the suggested donation is $200. To Register please email ddcv@gmavt.net Or call 802-453-3431 Work Study and Scholarships Available No one turned away for financial reasons. If you are able to pre-register for these teachings that is very much appreciated. But it is also ok to register at the door the day of the event. Registration checks should be made out to DDCV and sent to: DDCV PO Box 252 Bristol, VT 05443 You can also pay by Paypal. Our Paypal account is ddcv@gmavt.net To pay by credit card please call 802-453-3431 or click the Donation Link at www.ddcv.com Community Housing Inexpensive community housing is available for $20-25 per night. Contact us at ddcv@gmavt.net or call 802-453-3431. Ride Pick-ups Available from Burlington, VT if you are coming by train, bus or plane. email ddcv@gmavt.net

Suraj: H.H. Sakya Trizin to be in Residence at Tsechen Kunchab Ling http://sakyatemple.org/ April - July, 2013 We are delighted to announce that His Holiness Sakya Trizin will return to the United States this spring and summer to undertake a private retreat. He has kindly consented to open his retreat on a few occasions to bestow the following teachings: Schedule of Teachings and Initiations Sun, April 14 10 am - 5 pm Grand Welcome Ceremony and Long Life Initiation Mon, April 15 - Sun, April 28 9 am - 6 pm Hevajra Empowerment and Teachings on the Ngondros Preliminary Practices Sun, May 5, Sun, May 12, Sun, June 2, Sun, June 9, Sun, June 16, Sun, June 23 2:30 pm Jewel Garland by Chogyal Phagpa Sun, May 19 1 pm - 5 pm Jambala Initiation and Advice to Himalayan People Sat, May 25 - Mon, May 27 9 am - 6 pm Vajrapani Initiation and Meditation Instruction Sun, June 30 10 am - 5 pm Manjushri Initiation, Refuge Ceremony, and Advice to Families Thu, July 4 - Sun, July 7 9 am - 6 pm Sapan Manjushri Guru Yoga Initiation and Practice Instruction

Suraj: Bon Shen Ling Special News His Holiness of BonGyalwa Menri Trizin 33rd Ah Tri Dzogchen Teaching Dear Bon Friends, We are blessed that His Holiness, the 33rd Gyalwa Menri Trizin, will be giving a 3-day teaching in the United States from June 28-30, 2013 in Bloomfield, CT. Bon Shen Ling warmly welcomes you to join in this very special occasion. Visit: http://bonshenling.org/his-holiness-teaching/

Suraj: The Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center is honored to host Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche Offering two days of teachings on Ju Mipham NamgyalsA Melody of Unending Auspiciousness Two Saturdays: March 16 & 30, 2013 Two sessions per day: 10:30am - Noon / 2 - 4pm A Melody of Unending Auspiciousness is a commentary by Mipham Rinpoche on The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels. This concise sutra embodies a detailed explanation of the qualities of the Three Jewels from a Mahayana perspective and is chanted on a daily basis by students in all Tibetan Buddhist lineages. Mipham Rinpoches comprehensive commentary helps us to understand the importance of the Three Jewels in our lives, as they are the objects of our refuge, and to more fully experience their true meaning. The text for this teaching can be found in Unending Auspiciousness: Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels, published by the Padma Karpo Translation Committee. According to ancient Buddhist tradition, these teachings are offered entirely free of charge, leaving care of a teacher's needs to the disciple's generosity.. Kindly arrive early to facilitate seating. Khenpo Norgay Rinpoche is the resident teaching lama at the Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center in New York City, and also tours and teaches at Palyul dharma centers and other venues worldwide. In 1998, he was formally enthroned and awarded the title of Khenpo by His Holiness Pedma Norbu Rinpoche. Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery 3rd Floor (between Grand and Hester) New York NY 10002 (212) 219-9832 nyingmapalyulc@aol.com www.palyulnyc.org

Manikarnika: http://www.siddharthasintent.org/teachings/schedule.html ... The Rain of Wisdom - Foreword by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Halifax, Canada 31 May - 01 June, 2013

Suraj: Six Yogas of Naropa 2013 ​ ​While providing teachings on the Six Yogas, this retreat in Boston U.S.A., will be focused on both the teaching and practice of Tummo. This retreat will be a rare experience of in-depth teaching, meditation guidance and practice. The retreat is designed to help you gain a deep understanding and experience of Inner Fire, and is appropriate for both Tummo practitioners as well as those who have not yet begun to practice. http://www.yogasofnaropa2013.com/ The Hevajra Initiation will be given on August 2,3 by His Eminence Choden Rinpoche The Six Yogas retreat will be taught from August 5 -10 by Geshe Gyalten, with Long Life ceremonies on August 11.

Suraj: The New York City Palyul Community is Honored to Host His Eminence Domang Yangthang Rinpoche Conferring the Empowerment of Lama Orgyen Norlha April 28, 2013 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Norzang Hall 40-26 28th Street Long Island City, NY 11101 (One block away from Queensboro Plaza) Subway: 7 N E R M http://www.palyulnyc.org/?page_id=1848 Born in 1923, His Eminence Yangthang Rinpoche, Abbot of Dhomang Monastery in west Sikkim and a principle holder of the Nyingmapa lineage teachings, is known as a Dzogchen Master, the reincarnation of Terton Dorje Dechen Lingpa and an Embodiment of Vimalamitra. In addition to receiving a complete training in Kangyur and Tangyur, as well as the works of Longchenpa, Rinpoche mastered the extensive practices of his lineage. Rinpoche also received considerable teachings and transmissions from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche. Following the communist invasion of Tibet in 1959, Yangthang Rinpoche was imprisoned for twenty-two years - yet never ceased to tirelessly transmit the Buddha Dharma. Widely recognized for the depth of his realization, power of attainment and purity of transmissions, His Eminence bestowed the entire Rinchen Terzod in the winter of 2010, and the Ngagyur Kama earlier this year, both in Alameda, California. Lama Orgyen Norlha is Padmasambhava's manifestation as the "Guru of all Dzambhala Deities," embodying the perfect generosity of every Buddha and Bodhisattva, granting wealth and prosperity for sentient beings to accomplish all virtuous aims - and especially providing material and psychological support for practitioners of the dharma.

Suraj: Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche Dzogchen/Mahamudra Chod Retreat Shakyamuni Buddha Empowerment Shakyamuni Buddha Guru Yoga Teachings History of Chod and Life Story of Lho Nuden Dorje Extensive Dzogchen/Mahamudra Chod Empowerment Cutting Through Deluded Thoughts Chod Teachings May 9-13, 2013 Bristol, Vermont www.ddcv.com

Suraj: His Eminence Domang Yangthang Rinpoche Conferring the Empowerment of Lama Orgyen Norlha April 28, 2013 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Norzang Hall 40-26 28th Street Long Island City, NY 11101 (One block away from Queensboro Plaza) Subway: 7 N E R M Born in 1923, His Eminence Yangthang Rinpoche, Abbot of Dhomang Monastery in west Sikkim and a principle holder of the Nyingmapa lineage teachings, is known as a Dzogchen Master, the reincarnation of Terton Dorje Dechen Lingpa and an Embodiment of Vimalamitra. In addition to receiving a complete training in Kangyur and Tangyur, as well as the works of Longchenpa, Rinpoche mastered the extensive practices of his lineage. Rinpoche also received considerable teachings and transmissions from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche. Following the communist invasion of Tibet in 1959, Yangthang Rinpoche was imprisoned for twenty-two years - yet never ceased to tirelessly transmit the Buddha Dharma. Widely recognized for the depth of his realization, power of attainment and purity of transmissions, His Eminence bestowed the entire Rinchen Terzod in the winter of 2010, and the Ngagyur Kama earlier this year, both in Alameda, California. Lama Orgyen Norlha is Padmasambhava's manifestation as the "Guru of all Dzambhala Deities," embodying the perfect generosity of every Buddha and Bodhisattva, granting wealth and prosperity for sentient beings to accomplish all virtuous aims - and especially providing material and psychological support for practitioners of the dharma. https://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=wm#inbox/13e37c62e26fd287

Suraj: Join us for a special day with His Holiness the Sakya Trizin HH Sakya Trizin SUMMARY A day-long program of teachings, refuge, oral reading transmissions, and "Kago" for personal blessings ABOUT We are delighted to announce that His Holiness the Sakya Trizin will give a special public teaching to all students, families, and friends alike at Tsechen Kunchab Ling in Walden, New York. This is a unique opportunity to receive teachings of Buddha with blessings and oral reading transmissions on various sutras from one of the great living masters of Tibetan Buddhism, and to experience His Holinesss kindness and wisdom in an extraordinarily personal way. Everyone, including children, is invited to participate in this day-long event (lunch included). There will be a special meeting with Her Eminence Gyalyum Kusho La, His Holinesss wife, and Her Eminence Jetsun Kusho La. Participants will also have a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful temple grounds. There is ample space for children to walk around and be outdoors. DATE, TIME & LOCATION Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Tsechen Kunchab Ling, 12 Edmunds Lane, Walden, NY 12586 TRANSPORTATION Charter bus, per seat: $20 | Reserve your bus seat by June 7. A chartered bus will depart from the New York Vikramasila Center at 7:00 a.m. and will return to the Center by 7:00 p.m.. Please arrive at 4 West 101st Street (Central Park West) no later than 6:45 a.m. Please add your transportation to your registration fees. For driving directions to Tsechen Kunchab Ling and public transportation options, see sakyatemple.org/directions. FEES & REGISTRATION Adults: $45 | Children 1316: $25 | 12 and under free (Lunch included) Register online with PayPal or by mail with a check. Checks should be payable to Vikramasila Foundation and sent with the registration guide. For more information, please e-mail paldensakya@vikramasila.org or call 212-866-4339. If you would like to take refuge for the first time, please list your name(s) in the PayPal comment box or in the registration guide. 9:009:50 Meditation 10:00noon Refuge, Heart Sutra and Samantabhadra Prayer oral reading transmissions, teachings on Parting from the Four Attachments, and Ka'go for protection blessings. Noon Lunch (served for everyone) 2:002:30 Meditation and Heart Sutra reading 2:303:30 Afternoon talk on excerpts from the Jewel Garland by Chögyal Phagpa 3:304:30 Her Eminence Gyalyum Kusho La and Her Eminence Jestun Kusho La, mothers of designate masters and leaders of Tibetan Buddhism, will share their unique wisdom and experiences from which we all can benefit as parents and elders. This session will be in the form of questions and answers. 4:30-4:45 Dedication prayers Register online: Register by mail:

Suraj: HH Sakya Trizin 7/13 10am Green Tara & Naropa Empowerments 7/13 2pm Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, & Vajrapani, Gorakshanath Empowerments 7/14 10am Long Life Empowerments of Hayagriva, Vajrapani, Garuda & Virupa 7/14 2pm Amitabha Phowa & Changchog For further details: www.sakya.net Contact Us: sakyaharvard@gmail.com

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Suraj: Final Public Appearance during 2013 USA Visit World Leader of Tibetan Bon His Holiness Gyalwa Menri Trizin 33rd Empowerment & Public Blessing August 4, 2013 - New York City 11:00am 4:00pm Don't miss this very special opportunity to meet the world leader of the Tibetan Bon religion in person in New York City during the final public appearance of his 2013 USA visit. All are welcome to gather in honor of His Holiness and rejoice in this blessed occasion. Bring your friends, family and children and join in this very special day of community, spirit and joy sponsored by Bon Shen Ling, the Tibetan Bon Education Fund. Click here to register: bonshenling.org/his-holiness-blessing Contact: info@bonshenling.org (917) 300-9254 Schedule 11:00am Doors open 11:30am Program begins 11:30-12:30pm Chanting and meditation with monks from Menri Monastery 12:30-2:00pm Meet and greet with light refreshments 2:00-4:00pm Initiation by His Holiness 4:00pm Closing ceremony

Suraj: HE Chöden Rinpoche 2013 Schedule Summary East Coast Date / Location / Contact Events August 3rd-11th at Boston, Massachusetts yogasofnaropa2013@gmail.com August 3-4: Hevajra Initiation August 5-10: Six Yogas of Naropa Retreat with Geshe Gyalten August 11: Long Life Puja for HE Chöden Rinpoche ========================================== August 16th-18th at Milarepa Center, Vermont milarepa@milarepacenter.org August 16: Introduction to Tantra August 17-18: Chakrasamvara 5-Deity Initiation ============================== August 24th Gangjong Choedenling, Toronto Thupten Lekshe (640) 215-2588 Thupten Jampal (640) 712-1046 August 24, 1pm-8pm: Eight Verses of Training the Mind & Dolkar Long Life Empowerment =========================== September 1st Cupertino Event Hall, Cupertino, California; info@anandadharma.org September 1: Long Life Puja for HE Chöden Rinpoche

Suraj: Special Weekend Teaching: Sept. 1315, 2013 THE THREE HEART MANTRAS AND MA TRI INITIATION (Yundrug Bon)[/b ]with H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche http://www.serenityridge.ligmincha.org/retreats-and-programs/54-the-three-heart-mantras.html he Three Heart Mantras from the Bon Buddhist tradition of Tibet are powerful mantras for healing and spiritual awakening. Recited regularly in the Bon monasteries, they can be used by anyone as a simple daily practice. Join H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche, head teacher of Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India, in exploring the healing power and beauty of the Three Heart Mantras during this special weekend teaching. The Three Heart Mantras are vehicles through which the practitioner connects with the three enlightened dimensions of the natural mind. They are important for clearing obstructions to realizing the nature of mind; for developing qualities such as love and compassion; and for purifying and protecting the mind from negative and addictive patterns. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche also will be giving the Ma Tri Initiation during the weekend. If you are new to the Bon tradition, curious about it or an experienced practitioner, dont miss this opportunity to receive these precious teachings from Menri Lopon Rinpoche. H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche is the lopon, or head instructor, of Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India. Born in Dolpo, a remote region of western Nepal, he has the family name of Yangton and an ancestry that traces back to Yangton Sherab Gyaltsen, a famous dzogchen and tantric master of the 11th century. Rinpoche began his training in 1976 at the age of 10. He received his geshe degree in 1989 from the Dialectic School at Menri Monastery and has been teaching there since then. He became lopon of the monastery in 1992. SCHEDULE: Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14: 9 a.m.6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15: 9 a.m.1 p.m. Retreat cost (includes meals; accommodations available for additional fee): $225 received by Aug. 16; $275 after Aug. 16

Suraj: His Holiness Sakya Trizin's 2014 Teaching Schedule in New York - See more at: http://www.sakyatemple.org/2014/hh-sakya-trizin-2014-tkl-teaching-schedule.php#sthash.v09oAm5B.dpuf Grand Welcome Ceremony and Long Life Initiation Sunday, March 30 10:30 am - 5 pm A grand celebration to welcome His Holiness' arrival in the United States will be held on Sunday, March 30 at Tsechen Kunchab Ling. All of His Holiness' students and friends are encouraged to attend this festive event. In the afternoon, His Holiness will bestow a long-life initiation to the gathering. Free and open to the public. Teachings on Drogon Chogyal Phagpa's Gift of Dharma to Kublai Khan Tuesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 3 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day A Gift of Dharma to Kublai Khan was written by Drogon Chogyal Phagpa, (1235-1280) who was the fifth of the five great founders of the Sakya Order, and an ancestor of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. Kublai Khan was the Mongol Emperor of China. While Chogyal Phagpa lived at Kublai Khan's court in China, Kublai Khan requested Drogon Chogyal Phagpa to compose and teach him this work. It has become a great classic teaching, explaining the Mahayana path with a special emphasis on the nature of mind and reality. Free and open to the public. Offerings gratefully accepted. Extensive and Rare Cycle of Vajrayogini Initiations, Blessings, and Teachings Friday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 23 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day Don't miss this very special Vajrayogini teaching cycle during which His Holiness will bestow several rare initiations in addition to the complete teaching of the Eleven Yogas of Vajrayogini. This rare chance to receive these special initiations is generating great excitement among both beginning and experienced Vajrayogini practitioners. The program of initiations and teachings includes: Virupa tradition Two-day Vajrayogini major empowerment Indra Tradition Vajrayogini blessing from the Thirteen Golden Dharmas Maitri Tradition Vajrayogini blessing from the Thirteen Golden Dharmas Uchedma Vajrayogini blessing from the Virupa tradition Naropa Tradition Vajrayogini blessing from the Thirteen Golden Dharmas Vajrayogini teaching cycle based on the eleven yogas of Naropa Additional special related teachings and transmissions including Dharmata Blessing, Mantra Blessing, and Shmashana Adhipati blessings. - See more at: http://www.sakyatemple.org/2014/hh-sakya-trizin-2014-tkl-teaching-schedule.php#sthash.v09oAm5B.dpuf No prerequisite - all necessary empowerments will be given during the teaching cycle. Participation in the teaching cycle carries the commitment of performing a daily Vajrayogini practice Registration option 1: Initiations Only Initiations will be held April 4-6 and 9-12 (7 days) Tuition plus 3 meals per day food: $250 for non-members, or $220 for members Registration option 2: Initiations Plus Teachings April 4-6 and 9-12 and plus teachings April 13-23 Tuition plus 3 meals per day food - $550 non-members- $500 members Students registering by March 15 will receive a complete packet of texts and registration materials upon check in. Due to the lead time required to print the texts, people registering after that date will not be able to receive the texts for some time after the teachings start. Dedication of the Tibetan and Himalayan Cultural Center at Tsechen Kunchab Ling Sat, April 19 - Sun, April 20 1 pm - 5 pm 1 pm - 5 pm The Tibetan and Himalayan Cultural Center at Tsechen Kunchab Ling is dedicated to His Holiness' Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sakya Trizin's goal of preserving the unique religion and culture of Tibet and neighboring Himalayan regions. It provides a place for Tibetan and Himalayan people to celebrate cultural events and to transmit their unique culture to the next generation of children growing up in the United States, and to explain their culture to Americans. During the dedication, His Holiness will dedicate three major new additions to the Cultural Center: Cultural event rooms with displays showcasing various ethnic cultures, a research library of works in the Tibetan, English, and Chinese languages, and an outdoor candle shrine as a traditional location for prayers, offerings of light, and cultural activities. Free and open to the public. - See more at: http://www.sakyatemple.org/2014/hh-sakya-trizin-2014-tkl-teaching-schedule.php#sthash.v09oAm5B.dpuf

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Suraj: Drupon Thinley Ningpo Chakrasamvara Bliss & Practical Wisdom Retreat Bestowing the Two Supreme Benefits Pith Generation & Completion Stage Instructions December 6-9, 2013 Bristol, Vermont Saturday, December 7 Chakrasamvara/Vajravarahi Supreme Bliss Empowerment The practice of Chakrasamvara, or the 'Supreme Wheel of Bliss', is one of the most important mother tantra practices. It has been practiced both widely in India and Tibet by many Mahasiddhas and continues to be practiced to this very day. This particular empowerment is of the Chakrasamvara from the tradition of Ghantapa, an Indian Mahasiddha. Drupon Trinley will be giving the extensive empowerment which is rarely given. Through the accomplishment of this practice one can awaken and benefit oneself and others on many levels, from worldly activities to pinnacle of ultimate spiritual realization. This practice provides the skillful means to transform all aspects of worldly life including sexual union into Dharma practice. Time: 9:30-5 PM Sug. Don. $50 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Sunday-Monday, December 8-9 Bestowing the Two Supreme Benefits: Pith Generation & Completion Stage Instructions On Rinchen Phuntsogs Sadhana of the Five Coemergent Deities of Glorious Bhagavan Chakrasamvara This is one of the most important practices within Vajrayana Buddhism. Drupon-la will give the transmission for this practice as well as pith instructions on the meaning of Generation Stage practice. Drupon will bring these teachings down to the level where we can understand how they can be integrated into daily life so that we can be of greater benefit to sentient beings. Drupon-la will also share some of the special and unique Completion Stage instructions of the practice of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi in Union, as well as the Dakinis of Pacifying, Increasing, Magnetizing and Wrathful Activities which make up Chakrasamvaras retinue. These teachings include very important practical teachings on the Completion Stage including practices on engaging in consort practice. Once a practitioner is stable in their practice it is possible to work with the subtle energy body with a consort. This text reveals the essence of the Kagyu tradition of practicing the Chakrasamvara completion stage. Such instructions are widely known as the Five Stages of Arising. These five stages represent vital elements to the entire formula of tantric Buddhism and were practiced and commented on widely throughout India and Tibet. The five stages of the Chakrasamvara completion stage are based on the commentary composed by the Indian Mahasiddha Ghatapada, who wrote the earliest known Completion Stage commentary on the practice of Chakrasamvara. The teachings on this text will be a rare opportunity to receive an introduction to the heart of the ancient vajrayana practices of the completion stage. It will be a great blessing to receive these teachings from Drupon-la who has a unique ability to teach to Westerners regardless of what stage they are at, be the new or more experienced practitioners. These teachings will also be of great benefit to anyone engaged in any Vajrayana Deity practice. Time: 9:30-5 PM Both Days Sug. Don. $100 Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT Registration For those attending the complete Retreat (December 6-9) the suggested donation is $150. To Register please email ddcv@gmavt.net Or call 802-453-3431 Work Study and Scholarships Available No one turned away for financial reasons. If you are able to pre-register for these teachings that is very much appreciated. But it is also ok to register at the door the day of the event. Registration checks should be made out to DDCV and sent to: DDCV PO Box 252 Bristol, VT 05443 You can also pay by Paypal. Our Paypal account is ddcv@gmavt.net

Suraj: Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery NY Lama Norlha Rinpoche Chöd Empowerment Saturday, Jan 25th . Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Chöd Empowerment. The profound practice of Chöd (Cutting Through the Illusion of Ego), traditionally practiced in charnel grounds by wandering yogis, is a sacred meditation that dissolves fear and ego-clinging into the expanse of luminous awareness. Lama Norlha Rinpoche Teaching on the Practice of Chöd Sunday, Jan 26th More Info... Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be teaching on the the profound practice of Chöd (Cutting Through the Illusion of Ego). Traditionally practiced in charnel grounds by wandering yogis, Chöd is a sacred meditation that dissolves fear and ego-clinging into the expanse of luminous awareness. Please note: You must have previously received the Chöd empowerment to come to this set of teachings. If you have not yet received it, Lama Norlha Rinpoche is bestowing the empowerment at KTC on January 25 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm. Lama Norlha Rinpoche Teaching on the Nyungne Practice Saturday, Feb 8th More Info... Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be teaching on the Nyungne practice, a profound kriya tantra meditation ritual based on loving-kindness and compassion in the form of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig. The Nyungne is renowned as a superior means to purify negative karma and accumulate great merit. Lama Norlha Rinpoche Holding Sojong Vows At Home Sunday, Feb 9th More Info... Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be teaching on the challenges and benefits of taking sojong vows outside a monastery setting. The sojong vows are eight precepts held for 24 hours for the purpose of purifying negativities and enhancing our intention to avoid harming others and to work for their benefit. The eight precepts are to refrain from killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, intoxication, taking a high seat, singing and dancing or wearing ornaments, and eating after midday. Lama Norlha Rinpoche Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment Sunday, Feb 9th More Info... Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment. The embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas, Chenrezig, manifested in the form of Eleven-Faced Thousand-Armed Chenrezig with the vow to liberate all sentient beings. This form of Chenrezig is the central deity of the Nyungne practice.

Suraj: http://www.kagyu.com/events-information-2/special-events/529-mahamudra-of-the-amulet-box-empowerment Mahamudra of the Amulet Box Empowerment (Shungpa Kagyu) May 25, 2014 (Sunday) Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Mahamudra of the Amulet Box Empowerment. The Shangpa Kagyu scholar-saint Khyungpo Naljor so highly valued the precepts of the essential points that transcend intellect that he inserted the paper rolls upon which they had been written into a small Nepalese amulet-box and wore them around his neck. Thus these precepts became known as the "Mahāmudrā of the Amulet-Box", one of the Five Golden Dharmas of the Shangpa Kagyu. Refuge is required for those participating in the empowerment and will be offered at the beginning of the empowerment. 2:00 pm | Mahamudra of the Amulet Box Empowerment Seminar fees: $25 Non-members | $20 Members per session Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations. Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration. Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC below for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

Suraj: upcoming retreats with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu R. http://www.dzogchen.it/upcoming-retreats-with-chogyal-namkhai-norbu/ Jul 4-6 USA -New York City New York retreat Jul 11-13 USA Tsegyalgar East Mandala Hall Inauguration July 16-20 USA Tsegyalgar East Tsegyalgar East retreat

Suraj: Dear Dharma Friends, We are pleased to announce that H.E. Dragmar Khentrul Rinpoche, one of our Palyul Tulkus, will be giving a series of empowerments and teachings at the Center and in Brooklyn July 25 - August 3. Please see the attached PDF flier or below for the complete schedule (both English and Chinese versions of flier attached). Schedule: 7/25 Friday, 7pm @ Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center: Phurba Empowerment Transmission 7/26 Saturday, 10am, 2pm & 7pm @ Bae Office (address below) Troworosa Empowerment Transmission Teaching Basic Tibetan Nyingma Body,Speech & Mind Inner Heat Tummo Yoga (Must have received the preceding Empowerment to receive this teaching) 7/27 Sunday, 10am & 2pm @ Bae Office, Secret Hayagriva Empowement Transmission & Tummo Yoga Teaching 7/31 Thursday, 7pm @ Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center Duchen Celebration, Shakyamuni Ceremony Prayer 8/01 Friday, 7pm @ Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center Orgyen Norla Zambala Vase Empowerment 8/02 Saturday, 10am & 2pm @ Bae Office 100 Deities Empowerment Transmission & Puja 8/03 Sunday, 10am & 2pm @ Bae Office Buddha Amitaba Empowerment & Practice Admission to support dharma expenses: $20 cash only for each section. Addresses of Teaching locations: Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center: 121 Bowery, 3rd floor, NY, NY 10002, Tel: 212-219-9832 Bae Acupuncture Office: 190 N. 10th Street, #204, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Tel: 201-600-4473 Website: www.dragmarling.org

Suraj: Lama Norlha Rinpoche in New York City ~ Sept. 27 & 28 Saturday, Sept. 27 2:00 pm Empowerment of the Future Buddha Maitreya Location: Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall Entrance at 239 Thompson Street, New York, NY During this empowerment, we are introduced to the qualities and bestowed the blessing of the Future Buddha Maitreya, in order to awaken the qualities of loving-kindness and compassion inherent within us. The empowerment will conclude with a blessing of sacred items, including a statue of the 1st Karmapa consecrated by him during his lifetime, as well as relics of Buddha Shakyamuni, the 16th Karmapa, and other enlightened masters. Refuge vows will be conferred after the empowerment for those who wish to enter the Buddhist path. If you would like to take refuge, email KTCmaitreyacenter@gmail.com.

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Suraj: H.H. the Sakya Trizin to Bestow Initiations at Tsechen Kunchab Ling in March, 2015 Venerable Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen is delighted to announce that in March, 2015 H.H. the Sakya Trizin will bestow the Hevajra Cause empowerment; the profound collection of initiations known as the Thirteen Golden Dharmas; and will give a long life initiation and advice to the Tibetan and Himalayan People at Tsechen Kunchab Ling. The Thirteen Golden Dharmas are a very special and powerful cycle of initiations that have been the special treasure of the highest Sakya lineage holders for over a thousand years. The initiations in the cycle bless the body, voice and mind to achieve both the excellent accomplishment of enlightenment, and the ordinary accomplishments of success, wealth, power, and overcoming of obstacles and diseases. The thirteen initiations comprising the current cycle originated in ancient India and came from different sources to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five founders of the Sakya Order during the twelfth century. They were initially so precious that only gold was a suitable offering to receive them, hence they became known as the Thirteen Golden Dharmas. They were originally given only to the closest disciples of the Sakya lineage holders, and thus were said not to go outside the fence of the Sakya Monastery. Hevajra Major Empowerment Thursday, March 19 Friday, March 20, 2015 Hevajra is the embodiment of the highest realization of wisdom and compassion. Through the practice of Hevajra, countless meditators have attained great realization. His Holiness the Sakya Trizins Khon family in particular have been the masters and lineage holders of this practice since the 11th century. The empowerment is given over the course of two days. Participation during both days is required. Thirteen Golden Dharmas March 23 - 31 (except 3/28) The Thirteen Golden Dharmas comprises: Three Vajrayoginis main aim is the accomplishment of the excellent attainment of Buddhahood, which indirectly bring the ordinary attainments. Vajrayogini from the Naro Tradition Vajrayogini from the Indra Tradition Vajrayogini from the Maitri Tradition Three great red ones (Marpo Kor Sum)- main aim is the common attainments, which indirectly lead toward the excellent attainments Kurukulle spiritual power Ganapati magnetizes wealth and power Takiraja -magnetizes primarily power Three small red ones (Marchung Kor Sum) main aim is the common attainments, which indirectly lead toward the excellent attainments Kurukulle (another lineage of Kurukulli) Red Vasudhara wealth and power Tinuma wealth and power. Externally, this deity appears as Pravati, the consort of Shiva, but inwardly she is Dorje Pagmo, and secretly, she is Tinmua Four additional empowerments main aim to accomplish the common attainments, which indirectly lead to Buddhahood. Senghananda Lions roar purifies naga diseases in a peaceful way. Shabala Garuda purifies naga diseases in a wrathful way. The garuda frightens nagas. Black Manjushri purifies contaminations and impurities such as contagious diseases (like Ebola), and obstacles caused by disturbing nature and natural spirits by cutting trees, dirtying pure springs, digging up mountains, disturbing nature. It also purifies contaminations caused by eating the wrong food, going to impure places, wearing contaminated clothes, and the like.Singhamuka Red Jambala Magnetizes power, wealth, and fame. Long Life Blessing Saturday, March 28 His Holiness will bestow a special long life blessing in the Tibetan language and advice to Tibetan and Himalayan people. No charge. All are welcome. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase lunch from the temple kitchen. Car parking charge: $10.

Suraj: His Holiness The Sakya Trizin 2015 Programs. http://www.tsechen.org/index.php/english/announcements/25-his-holiness-the-sakya-trizin-2015-programs-2015

Suraj: Upcoming VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE GIVES EMPOWERMENT OF SINGHANATA on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014 Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the Empowerment of SINGHANATA, LIONS ROAR AVALOKITESHVARA (Senggedra Chenrezi). He is seated with the Naga King and many great nagas. His practice cures secret naga diseases and purifies non-virtuous karma, as it takes you on the path to enlightenment. The empowerment begins at 1:00... [Read more] http://www.ewamchoden.org/

Suraj: http://www.kagyu.com/ White Mahakala Empowement Sun, Feb 8 at 2pm More Info... Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the White Mahakala Empowerment. White Mahakala is a powerful deity that emanated from the compassion of Chenrezi to dispel the spiritual and material poverty of sentient beings . White Mahakala practice enhances good fortune in all aspects of life and eliminates obstacles to prosperity and growth. Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment Sun, Feb 22 at 2pm More Info... Lama Norlha Rinpoche will be bestowing the Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment. Of the hundreds of long life empowerment termas (hidden Dharma treasures) discovered over the past 1300 years, The Long Life Empowerment (Tsewang) of Konchok Chidu, is said to confer Guru Rinpoche's most profound blessing s for long life and freedom from obstacles. This empowerment will be offered free of charge: http://kagyu.com/events-information-2/special-events/580-guru-rinpoche-long-life-empowerment-february-2015 Note: A Morning Fire Offering (Sang) will be performed at 10am. This practice pacifies war, encourages peace and averts sickness. It also creates merit and concludes the Losar chanting by purifying any remaining obstacles.

Suraj: The Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center Is Honored to Host Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche Public Talk, Teachings and Empowerment Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 19 - 21 Friday, June 19 Public talk: Developing Calmness and Compassion In a Busy World 7:00 p.m. at Bae Acupuncture 190 North 10th Street, Suite 204 (2nd fl) Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211 (See below for subway directions) Free admission - Open to all Saturday, June 20 Khenchen will teach on Longchenpa's The Self-Liberation of Dharmata (Chönyid Rangdrol) At Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center Two sessions: Morning: 10:00 a.m. - Noon Afternoon: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Suggested Donation: $40 ($20 per session) Please note: To attend this teaching, one must have received Ngöndro Teachings and either a Guru Padmasambhava or other Inner Tantra Empowerment. See below for more info about this text. Sunday, June 21 Khenchen will bestow the Empowerment of Amitabha 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Sherpa Kyidug Hall 41-01 75th Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 (Queens) (See below for subway directions) Open to All - Donations may be offered to Rinpoche at the conclusion of the empowerment, or at the door. Please feel free to bring offerings for the Tsok (fruits and/or snacks) The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche teaches worldwide and has taught extensively in the United States for over 20 years. He is one of three senior-most Khenchens at the distinguished Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Namdroling Monastery in India, where he has taught for nearly 30 years. In addition to his profound knowledge of the Buddhist teachings, Khenchen Rinpoche is known for his compassion, humor and easygoing manner, as well as an ability to convey the Heart Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. For Khenchen's complete biography, click here. Longchenpa's The Self-Liberation of Dharmata (Chönyid Rangdrol) Written by the brilliant and prolific fourteenth century master Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa), this text consists of instructions based on the Section on Mind (Semde) of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), and is one of the three texts that comprise Longchenpa's trilogy, Three Cycles of Self Liberation (Rangdrol Khorsum). It exemplifies the Nyingma tradition of combining profound scholarly analysis with the highest forms of tantric practice, and is an actual instructional teaching on understanding and recognizing the natural state of mind. Directions to Empowerment Take the E, F, M, R, or 7 train to Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Avenue Walk south on 74th Street until you reach 41st Avenue (1 block) Turn left on 41st Avenue and walk one block to 75th Street Sherpa Kyidug Hall is the church building located on the southeast corner of the 75th Street and 41st Avenue intersection. Directions to Public Talk Take the L train to Bedford Ave (first stop in Brooklyn). Exit at Driggs Ave and North 7th Street (far end of station). Walk three blocks north on Driggs Ave until you reach North 10th Street. Turn left on North 10th; entrance to building is up a metal staircase (190 North 10th, a tall brick building). Ring the bell for Suite 204, Bae Acupuncture / Samaya Education. Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery, 3rd Fl New York, NY 10002 (212) 219-9832 For any questions, please email: nyingmapalyulc@gmail.com www.palyulnyc.org

Suraj: Karma triyana Dharmachakra 6/6 7:00 pm http://www.kagyu.org/ktd/schedule/index.php#11794 Medicine Buddha Empowerment Lama Karma Drodhul Medicine Buddha is the healing buddha, whose practice alleviates physical and mental illness. Ultimately the practice of Medicine Buddha cures all suffering and leads to enlightenment.

Suraj: Akshobya Empowerment Karma Triyana dharmachajra , Woodstok, NY Khenpo Kathar Rinpoche June 27, 4pm - See more at: http://www.kagyu.org/#sthash.zDyTkJxT.dpuf

Manikarnika: July 1826, 2015 Location: Padma Samye Ling 618 Buddha Highway Sidney Center, NY 13839 Empowerment of Yeshe Tsogyal according to the lineage of Tsasum Lingpa Teachings on Chod: Bellowing Laugh of the Dakini by Jigme Lingpa Deepen your understanding, appreciation, and practice of the profound bodhichitta practice of Chod ritual practice according to the lineage of the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches. Chod is a special Vajrayana practice that removes suffering instantly by targeting our most sensitive delusions and immediately cutting through all types of attachment and ego-clinging without any hesitation, hope or fear. Note: Everyone is welcome to attend the Chod Retreat - no previous empowerment or any other background is required. Learn more about Chod practice: 1. Introduction to Chod Practice by Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche www.youtube.com On June 14, 2014 at the PBC Padma Gochen Ling Retreat Center in Monterey, Tennessee, Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche gave an introduction to Chod practice, where we target and release our most sensitive habits of ego-clinging with our natural awareness of love, compassion, and wisdom. Khenpo Rinpoche is specifically giving a commentary on Jigme Lingpa's terma, the Bellowing Laugh of the Dakini. 2. The Essential Meaning of Chod www.youtube.com On August 18, 2014 at Padma Samye Ling, Venerable Khenpo Rinpoche taught the essential meaning of Chod Practice to everyone gathered for the 2014 Chod Vajrayana Ritual Retreat. Suggested Donation: PBC members: $420; $64/day Non-members: $530; $80/day Padma Samye Ling 618 Buddha Highway Sidney Center, NY 13839

Suraj: Special Teaching and Empowerment: Sept. 1920, 2015 INVOCATION TO TAPIHRITSA & ZHANG ZHUNG MERI EMPOWERMENT with Yangton Lama Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche http://serenityridge.ligmincha.org/retreats-and-programs/230-lama-tashi-sept-2015.html

Suraj: H.H. the Sakya Trizin to Bestow the Vajrayogini Initiation and Teaching Cycle, Retreat Training, and Basic Retreat April 2016 Tsechen Kunchab Ling 12 Edmunds Lane, Walden, New York

Suraj: Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche Public Talk and Teachings Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 11 - 13 Friday, September 11 Public talk: Introduction to Shamatha & Vipashyana Meditation with a Guided Meditation Session 7:00 p.m. at Bae Acupuncture 190 North 10th Street, Suite 204 (2nd fl) Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211 (See below for subway directions) Free admission - Open to all Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13 Khenchen will continue teaching on Longchenpa's The Self-Liberation of Dharmata (Chönyid Rangdrol) At Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center Two sessions per day: Morning: 10:00 a.m. - Noon Afternoon: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Suggested Donation: $80 ($20 per session) Please note: To attend this teaching, one must have received Ngöndro Teachings and either a Guru Padmasambhava or other Inner Tantra Empowerment. See below for more info about this text. The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche teaches worldwide and has taught extensively in the United States for over 20 years. He is one of three senior-most Khenchens at the distinguished Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Namdroling Monastery in India, where he has taught for nearly 30 years. In addition to his profound knowledge of the Buddhist teachings, Khenchen Rinpoche is known for his compassion, humor and easygoing manner, as well as an ability to convey the Heart Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. For Khenchen's complete biography, click here. Longchenpa's The Self-Liberation of Dharmata (Chönyid Rangdrol) Written by the brilliant and prolific fourteenth century master Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa), this text consists of instructions based on the Section on Mind (Semde) of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), and is one of the three texts that comprise Longchenpa's trilogy, Three Cycles of Self Liberation (Rangdrol Khorsum). It exemplifies the Nyingma tradition of combining profound scholarly analysis with the highest forms of tantric practice, and is an actual instructional teaching on understanding and recognizing the natural state of mind. Directions to Public Talk Take the L train to Bedford Ave (first stop in Brooklyn). Exit at Driggs Ave and North 7th Street (far end of station). Walk three blocks north on Driggs Ave until you reach North 10th Street. Turn left on North 10th; entrance to building is up a metal staircase (190 North 10th, a tall brick building). Ring the bell for Suite 204, Bae Acupuncture / Samaya Education. Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center 121 Bowery, 3rd Fl New York, NY 10002 (212) 219-9832 The Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center is located in Chinatown, on the Bowery between Grand and Hester Streets - across from Chase and Capital One Bank. For easy access by Subway, take either the B or D train to the Grand Street station. For any questions, please email: nyingmapalyulc@gmail.com www.palyulnyc.org

Suraj: Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center (NY) Dear Dharma Friends, We hope everyone has been well and having a relaxing, restful summer. The annual Palyul Summer Retreat is in full swing, and we want to let everyone know about the special events taking place during the upcoming weeks/weekends at the retreat. Buses have been reserved to travel from NYC to the Palyul Retreat Center in Upstate NY on Sunday, August 7 for the Long Life Empowerment, which will be given by H.E. Gyangkhang Rinpoche. We will email further details when they are available, including pickup time and location. In the meantime, the following are the upcoming empowerments and ceremonies that will take place during the remainder of the retreat. All events will begin at 2:00 p.m.: Tuesday, 7/19: Refuge Vow, Dzam Ling Chi Sang Friday, 7/22: Bodhisattva Vow Saturday, 7/23: Vajrasattva Empowerment Sunday, 7/24: Avalokitesvara Empowerment Saturday, 7/30: Rigdzin Dupa Empowerment Sunday, 7/31: Amitabha Empowerment Saturday, 8/6: Yumka Empowerment Sunday, 8/7: Tsewang (Long Life Empowerment) For more information about the Palyul Retreat Center, contact information, and directions, please visit retreat.palyul.org. Best Wishes, Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center

Suraj: ear Dharma Friends, We are happy to let everyone know that buses have been arranged to travel to and from the Palyul Retreat Center on Sunday, August 7 for the bestowing of the Long Life Empowerment (Tsewang) by H.E. Gyangkhang Khentrul Rinpoche - please see the flier attached. The empowerment itself will take place at 2:00 p.m. Buses will leave Jackson Heights (75th Street / Broadway) at 5:45 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $55 per person, and includes lunch. For tickets, please contact Karme Dorjee at (917) 519-4576. For more information about the Palyul Summer Retreat please see the Retreat Center's website: retreat.palyul.org Best Wishes, Nyingma Paly

Suraj: Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center Dear Dharma Friends, We are pleased and honored to announce that Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, one of the three senior Khenchens of Namdroling Monastery and NPDC Spiritual Director, will be giving teachings on Longchenpa's Nyamnyi Rangdrol, The Natural Freedom of Equality, Saturday and Sunday August 20 & 21 at Samaya Education in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC (directions below). The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche teaches worldwide and has taught extensively in the United States for over 20 years. He is one of the three senior-most Khenchens at the distinguished Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Namdroling Monastery in India, where he has taught for nearly 30 years. In addition to his profound knowledge of the Buddhist teachings, Khenchen Rinpoche is known for his compassion, humor and easygoing manner, as well as an ability to convey the Heart Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Click here to read Rinpoche's full biography. Directions to Samaya Education by subway 190 N.10th Street Suite 204 Brooklyn, NY 11211 Take the "L" train to Bedford Ave (first stop in Brooklyn). Exit at Driggs Ave and North 7th Street (far end of station). Walk three blocks north on Driggs Ave until you reach North 10th Street. Turn left on North 10th; entrance to building is up a metal staircase (190 North 10th, a tall brick building). Ring the bell for Suite 204, Bae Acupuncture / Samaya Education. For any questions, simply reply to this email. Best Wishes, Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center Written by the brilliant and prolific fourteenth century master Longchen Rabjam, Nyamnyi Rangdrol consists of instructions based on The Great Perfection (Dzogchen), and is the third work that comprises Longchenpa's Trilogy of Natural Freedom (Rangdrol Khorsum). It exemplifies the Nyingma tradition of combining profound scholarly analysis with the highest forms of tantric practice, and is an actual instructional teaching on understanding and recognizing the natural state of mind. To attend this teaching, one must have received both the Ngöndro Teachings and at least one Inner Tantric Empowerment. Schedule Four sessions, two each day: Morning 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Afternoon 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Suggested Donation: $20 per session ** If you can, please bring a cushion! ** The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche teaches worldwide and has taught extensively in the United States for over 20 years. He is one of the three senior-most Khenchens at the distinguished Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Namdroling Monastery in India, where he has taught for nearly 30 years. In addition to his profound knowledge of the Buddhist teachings, Khenchen Rinpoche is known for his compassion, humor and easygoing manner, as well as an ability to convey the Heart Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Click here to read Rinpoche's full biography. Directions to Samaya Education by subway 190 N.10th Street Suite 204 Brooklyn, NY 11211 Take the "L" train to Bedford Ave (first stop in Brooklyn). Exit at Driggs Ave and North 7th Street (far end of station). Walk three blocks north on Driggs Ave until you reach North 10th Street. Turn left on North 10th; entrance to building is up a metal staircase (190 North 10th, a tall brick building). Ring the bell for Suite 204, Bae Acupuncture / Samaya Education. For any questions, simply reply to this email. Best Wishes, Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center

Suraj: Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa at KTC! September 24-29th We are most honored to welcome Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa to Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery. His purpose for this visit is three-fold: to formally consecrate KTC's new Maitreya Center, to transmit the necessary empowerments to participants entering the ninth cycle of the traditional three-year retreat program at KTC at the end of September, and to perform the formal entrance ceremony that will place the retreatants into retreat. Please join us on: Saturday 24th at 10:00 am - Consecration of Maitreya Center - free admission RSVP required by September 20th Saturday 24th at 2:00 pm - Lhashi (Four Deities) and Gyu de Nga (Five Tantric Deities) Empowerments, profound practices within the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage Sunday 25th at 9:00 am - Marpa, Milarepa and (Gampopa Empowerment has been moved to Thursday 29th, see below), Guru Yoga practices of the forefathers of the Kagyu Lineage Sunday 25th at 2:00 pm - Public Teaching *NEW* September 29 (Thursday) at 9:00 am | Gampopa and Karma Pakshi Empowerments Guru Yoga Practices of the forefathers of the Kagyu Lineage September 29 (Thursday) afternoon | Three Year Retreat Entrance Ceremony- Free admission COMPLETE SCHEDULE Refuge is required for all the empowerments and will be given one hour prior to the program. Session fee: $50 nonmembers / $40 members. Lunch $10 each day Pre-registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chamgon-kenting-tai-situ-rinpoche-coming-to-kagyu-thubten-choling-tickets-27538365994

Aniezka: 15 18 Menla Mountain Retreat 375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, New York 12464 The famous Tibetan physician and NYingma adept, Yuthok Yonten Gonpo taught a special Bardo yoga within his widely used Yuthok Nyingtig teachings. "Yuthok Nyingthig Bardo Yoga: The Self-Manifested Sambhogakaya of the Self-Arising Three Kayas of the Completion Stage" is the name of the short text translated by Dr. Nida and his students, which we will use for the retreat, supplemented by texts from the Book of Natural Liberation by Guru Rinpoche, Padma Sambhava. Dr. Nida will confer the blessing of the Yuthok Nyingthig Bardo Yoga, and will give instructions in the corresponding meditation practices. Robert Thurman will work from his translation of rhe Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Between State help find ways to prepare outselves for the death-liberation-reincarnation transitions in the best possible ways, to support our practice of the precious Yuthok Nyingthig Bardo teaching.

Suraj: Phurba Purti Rephung Wang ...the wang about to be given by the visiting Bhutanese rebirth of Dudjom Rinpoche in NYC on Sat. 17 Dec: the Phurba Purti Rephung Wang at 2pm. The event will take place at~ Yeshe Nyingpo Center . 19 W 16 St, Between 5th and 6th Avenue . New York N.Y. 10011 Please contact ~ Kelley at 212-6918523 for further information. Ynyingpo@aol.com Those living in or visiting the region should make the effort to attend. Elizabeth Selandia ====================================== A message from my Father to all fellow Dharma Brothers and Sisters ~ H. H. Yangsi Tenzin Yeshe Dorje, for the benefit of all parent sentient beings, will confer the Putri Repung (Vajrakilaya) empowerment in New York , which was one of the principal terma discovered by my father H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche. This treasure was discovered in the tiger's cave in Paro Taktsang (Bhutan) after His Holiness's retreat there where he had a vision leading to the revelation of this phurba teaching from Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal who told him that his father Guru Rinpoche gave her this phurba to give to him. Later that morning while in the cave, a bird flew in with the dakini's golden scroll in its beak and dropped it in front of His Holiness. This terma of kalaya was more elaborate than Dudjom Lingpa's phurba Namchak Putri revelation, but His Holiness seeing at that period in time that we were unable to accomplish all these practices, revealed only one volume.In fact, I remember His Holiness said to me that he had over 500 volumes he could have revealed. So I can say from the bottom of my heart take this opportunity at this auspicious moment to receive this empowerment from the Dudjom Yangsi RInpoche which will not only extend your life but will also bring peace, prosperity, harmony, and wellbeing for yourself and all other parent sentient beings All my blessings, Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche

den: His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin Lam Dre 2018 At Tsechen Kunchab Ling Temple Seat of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin in the United States 12 Edmunds Lane, Walden, New York, U.S.A His Holiness will bestow the Lam Dre teaching according to the tsogshe explanation tradition. It will be given in two parts: The Three Visions and the Three Tantras. The Three Visions portion of the teaching will be followed by the Bodhisattva Vows and Hevajra Cause Empowerment. His Holiness Sakya Trizin will bestow the Hevajra Cause empowerment followed by the Three Tantras. The Three Tantras includes teachings on the Hevajra sadhana as well as a number of other empowerments including the profound Hevajra Path empowerment. After the six-week cycle of empowerments and teachings is complete, students who wish to undertake the retreat may remain for an additional week of instruction on how to perform the Hevajra retreat, followed by an opportunity to actually undertake a traditional eight-month secluded retreat. There are the following options for attendance: Program Dates Three Visions, Bodhisattva Vows, and Hevajra May 21 June 2, 2018 Entire Lam Dre Teaching May 21 July 3, 2018 Retreat Instructions July 4 10, 2018 Hevajra Retreat (approximately 8 months) July 11, 2018 April, 2019 http://sakyatemple.org/lam-dre-2018/

Suraj: Green Mountain Dharma Festival Schedule Thursday, August 3 Finding Peace in Uncertain Times 7 pm Friday, August 4 Yangzab Long Life Empowerment 2 pm Long Life Healing Teachings 7 pm Saturday/Sunday, August 5-6 Nature of Mind Introduction: Tilopa's Ganges Mahamudra 10-12 & 2-5 pm both days August 3 - 6, 2017 Bristol, Vermont More Information coming soon www.ddcv.com

Suraj: His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, the 41st Head of Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism - Boston 2018 Program https://sakya.net/#HHST Schedule Thursday, April 5th, 2018 and Friday, April 6th, 2018 4 pm: Doors open 6 - 10 pm: Yamantaka Empowerment Everyone can receive the empowerment as blessing. Attendance on both Thursday (Preliminary) and Friday (Main Empowerment) are required. Price: $175 (full price), $150 (discounted price if purchased between October 1st and October 31st) Saturday, April 7th, 2018 9 am: Doors open 10 am - 12 pm: Medicine Buddha Empowerment for healing Price: $45 (full price), $35 (discounted price if purchased between October 1st and October 31st) 1 pm: Doors open 2 pm - 6 pm: Green Tara Empowerment for enlightenment and Golden Tara Empowerment for wealth Price:$55 (full price), $45 (discounted price if purchased between October 1st and October 31st) Everyone can receive the empowerment as blessing. Sunday, April 8th, 2018 9 am: Doors open 10 am - 12 pm: Long Life Empowerment Price: $45 (full price), $35 (discounted price if purchased between October 1st and October 31st) 1 pm: Doors open 2 pm - 6 pm: Vajrayogini Changchog Ceremony to purify the negativities of the deceased to achieve higher rebirth and liberation Price: $45 (full price), $35 (discounted price if purchased between October 1st and October 31st) Everyone can receive the empowerment and participate in Vajrayogini Changchog Ceremony as blessing. For Changchog, please fill out this Changchog Dedication Form and make donation online using PayPal or credit card by clicking the button below. Donate Monday, April 9th, 2018 11 am - 12 pm: Transmission of Panchakrama (the Five Stages) of Sri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Completion Practice This session is not open to public. You may attend this session if you have received Sri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Empowerment. One can receive the transmission as blessing. Price: $45 (full price), $35 (discounted price if purchased between October 1st and October 31st) 2 pm - 6 pm: Vajrayogini Empowerment, Transmission and Instruction of Vajrayogini Phowa Practice Price: $90 (full price), $75(discounted price if purchased between October 1st and October 31st) This session is not open to public. You may attend this session if you have received Sri Chakrasamvara Empowerment or Hevajra Empowerment. One can receive the empowerment and transmission as blessing. Venue Boxborough Regency Hotel & Conference Center 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719 boxboroughregency.com For room reservation, please visit the hotel website or call the hotel.

Suraj: Dear Sangha, Just to let everyone know again, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche will be giving teachings on Longchenpa's Nyamnyi Rangdrol, The Natural Freedom of Equality, this Saturday and Sunday August 12 & 13. The teaching location will be: 222 Bowery New York, NY 10012 (Manhattan) Located between Prince and Spring Streets, about 4 blocks north of NPDCs previous location Four sessions total, two each day Morning: 10:00 a.m. to Noon Afternoon: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $20 per session Rinpoche will continue the text from where we left off last year. To attend this teaching, one must have received both Ngöndro teachings and at least one Inner Tantric Empowerment. Written by the brilliant and prolific fourteenth century master Longchen Rabjam, Nyamnyi Rangdrol consists of instructions based on The Great Perfection (Dzogchen), and is the third work that comprises Longchenpa's Trilogy of Natural Freedom (Rangdrol Khorsum). It exemplifies the Nyingma tradition of combining profound scholarly analysis with the highest forms of tantric practice, and is an actual instructional teaching on understanding and recognizing the natural state of mind. The Venerable Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche teaches worldwide and has taught extensively in the United States for over 20 years. He is one of the three Khenchens of the distinguished Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Namdroling Monastery in India, where he has taught for more than 30 years. Khenchen Rinpoche has received all of the major lineage empowerments and transmissions of the Nyingmapa School, including the Dudjom Tersar from Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche; the Longchen Nyingthig Yabshi and Nyingma Kama from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; and the Rinchen Terdzöd and Nam Chö from Kyabje Pema Norbu Rinpoche, and has done intensive Dzogchen practice under the guidance of Penor Rinpoche and other eminent masters, including Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. In addition to his profound knowledge and realization of the Buddhist teachings, Rinpoche is known for his compassion, humor and easygoing manner, as well as his ability to convey the Heart Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Click here to read Rinpoche's full biography.

Suraj: His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, the 41st Head of Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism - Boston 2018 Program Schedule One can receive the following empowerments and transmissions as blessing (there is no commitment). Thursday, April 5th, 2018 and Friday, April 6th, 2018 4 pm: Doors open 6 - 10 pm: Yamantaka (Vajrabhairava) Empowerment The Yamantaka preliminary empowerment is on Thursday and main empowerment is on Friday. Price: $175 Saturday, April 7th, 2018 9 am: Doors open 10 am - 12 pm: Medicine Buddha Empowerment for healing Price: $45 1 pm: Doors open 2 pm - 6 pm: Green Tara Empowerment for enlightenment and Golden Tara Empowerment for wealth Price: $55 Sunday, April 8th, 2018 9 am: Doors open 10 am - 12 pm: Long Life Empowerment Price: $45 1 pm: Doors open 2 pm - 6 pm: Vajrayogini Changchog Ceremony to purify the negativities of the deceased to achieve higher rebirth and liberation Price: $45 For Changchog, please fill out this Changchog Dedication Form and make donation online using PayPal or credit card by clicking the button below. Monday, April 9th, 2018 2 pm - 6 pm: Vajrayogini Empowerment Price: $90 This session is not open to public. You may attend this session if you have received any Anutara Yoga Tantra Empowerment, such as Sri Chakrasamvara, Hevajra, Kalachakra, Guhyasamaja, and Yamantaka (Thursday and Friday sessions). Boxborough Regency Hotel & Conference Center 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719 boxboroughregency.com https://sakya.net/#HHST Public Transportation From Boston & Cambridge to South Acton: 1) take the subway to Porter Sq station, 2) take the commuter rail Fitchburg/South Acton line towards Fitchburg and stop at South Acton station. From South Acton to the venue: you may call for a taxi or app ride, or call the Boxborough Regency front desk at +1-978-263-8701 and ask if there is any available transportation service at particular time. Parking Over 800 complimentary parking spaces are available at the hotel.

Suraj: Dear Dharma Friends, The Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center is greatly honored to announce Teachings with Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Rinpoche, and Empowerment of the Guru Dragpo practice from the Nam Chö Treasure Cycle. Please join us on Saturday, June 2, 2018 Empowerment at 10AM Teachings at 2PM Location: 222 Bowery, 2nd Floor, NYC, 10012 Requirements: Attendees must have already received Teachings on Ngöndro AND must also commit to completing 100,000 recitations of the Guru Dragpo mantra.