nyingma buddhist meditation and study in austin texas
Practices, Events and News
Palri Pema Od Ling
April 8 - 15, 2018
This year Lama Lobtsul Rinpoche will hold a Vajrasattva retreat. April 8th, Sunday, at 11:00 would be the Vajrasattva empowerment. Tuesday, on Dakini day, Lama will give the reading transmission for the Vajrasattva retreat. The Vajrasattva practice will proceed Wednesday, Thursday an Friday 7-9pm. Times for the retreat on Saturday and Sunday will be 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm.
This Vajrasattva is from Tragthung Dudjom Nan Den Lingpa terma. Dudjom Lingpa had five emanations. The enlightened activity emanation was Tulku Natsong Ranngdrol, Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche’s root Lama and Thachong Rinpoche’s root Lama. All Kunsang Nyima’s terma and empowerment’s were given to Lama Lobtsul by Thachong Rinpoche.
If people would like to offer candles or incense they can. Saturday and Sunday there will be big Tsog offerings.
In the past Lama Lobtsul has given the Vajrasattva empowerment many times but this will be his first time giving this empowerment in the US.
Vajrasattva Empowerment Sunday, April 8 11:00 am
Dakini Tsog Offering Practice and Reading transmission for Vajrasattva practice Tuesday, April 10 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vajrasattva Practice Wednesday, April 11 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, April 12 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, April 13 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 14 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 15 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Practice Sunday, April 15 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Palri Pema Od Ling
605 E. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751
Khenpo Tsewang Rigdzin Rinpoche Resumes Teachings
Khenpo Tsewang Rigdzin Rinpoche
Winter Teaching Resumes January 31, 2018
We're happy to announce that Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin will resume his teaching this week. Khenpo will be teaching twice each week, Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Wednesday evenings, 7:00PM - 9:00PM starting January 31 through March Philosophical divisions (continued from last year)
Namcho Ngondro Teachings
Saturday February 3, 2018, 2:00PM - 5:00PM Saturday February 24, 2018, 2:00PM - 4:30PM Saturday March 3, 2018, 4:00PM - 6:00PM Saturday March 10, 2018, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
On Wednesdays beginning January 31, Khenpo will cover a variety of topics, starting with an overview of dharma terms and philosophical divisions. Whether you are just beginning to learn about Buddhism or have been studying for years, this class will be an excellent chance to sort out the key points of Buddhist philosophy. Khenpo will cover the main topics across Hinayana, Mahayana and Secret Mantra - everything from the Four Noble Truths to the Nine Yanas. We will hand out a study guide to help frame the discussion and there will be time for questions.
Saturday teachings will begin February 3rd, with a teaching on Ngondro.
All classes are funded by your donations, but there is no set fee and all are welcome.
Weekly Schedule Buddhist meditation and instructions with Q&A
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Ngondro (Preliminaries) Practice led by Lama Lobtsul
Ngöndro (Wyl.sngon ‘gro) — the preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. The ngöndro practices are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and transformation, at every level of our being. Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana and teachings of Dzogchen, but they also lead him or her gradually towards the experience of enlightenment.
(see calendar below for dates and times)
Guru Rinpoche Day - Puja Each month on the 10th day of the lunar calendar
Dakini Day - Puja Each month on the 25th day of the lunar calendar
Phowa Practice Each month on the 15th day of the lunar calendar
Medicine Buddha Practice Each month on the 30th day of the lunar calendar
Click HERE to read Gyatrul Rinpoche's Spring Teaching "On Pure Vision"
Click on these links to download recordings of public teachings.
This teaching on the meaning and benefits of virtuous offerings and, in particular, of butter lamp offerings was given at Palri Pema Od Ling on January 22. At the end of the session, Rinpoche led us in the Marme Monlam, a special butter lamp offering practice and aspiration prayer.
This teaching on the meaning and importance of the refuge vows — the entrance to and foundation of all Buddhist practices — and the bodhisattva vow — the commitment to achieve compete enlightenment solely for the sake of all other sentient beings -- was given Palri Pema Od Ling on January 23.