ONLINE 2020 Event Schedule
ALL EVENTS ARE ONLINE FOR THE YEAR OF 2020
Summary of Events
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* ONLINE Meditation with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche / August 1 & 22
* Songs of Milarepa by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche/ August 6 -9
* Question and Answer Session with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche / August 15
* ONLINE Amitabha Mantra Accumulation /August 28 – 31
* ONLINE Vipassana Retreat/September 25-27
* 21 Praises to Tara Retreat / September 11 -13
* Yoga / QiGong / Meditation Retreat / October / dates TBA
* Vajrakilaya Retreat Teachings, Empowerment / Nov. 14 – 22
* Winter Teaching Event / Dec 2020 – Jan. 2021 / Specific dates TBA
New ONLINE Teachings Series:
THE BUDDHA’S SINGLE INTENTION
Drigung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön’s
Commentary by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
June 16 – August 27, 2020
Lord Jikten Sumgön, founder of the Drikung Kaygu Lineage, taught this quintessential text of 150 core formulations called vajra statements. These pithy statements illuminate the true nature of the mind – mahāmudrā, throughout all aspects of the path to awakening.
The Gong Chik is thought to be the most profound philosophical work of the Drikung Kagyu. Today there is a marked scarcity of teachers who have received the transmission of this advanced work and consequently it’s very rare to be able to receive commentary.
We are so fortunate that Venerable Khenpo Tenzin will give commentary on the 150 vajra statements for 11 weeks, helping us to deepen our understanding and practice. Venerable Khenpo Tenzin, determined to learn dharma from a young age, pursued opportunities to study and practice, with great diligence, at the best monasteries for higher studies. We are very fortunate to be the recipients of the fruit of his practice and studies.
Join us for this incredible opportunity to receive the heart treasure of the lineage. We are committed to making this online teaching series for free. If you would like to make a donation to Khenpo Tenzin, Ina Bieler the translator and Garchen Institute it will enable us to continue to make this dharma offering for free. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Click to donate and write Gong Chik in the note box.
Click to purchase an excellent english translation from the Garchen Buddhist Institute webstore.
SCHEDULE – Click for Livestream
Every Tuesday and Thursday 10-12pm and 2- 3:30pm
(Arizona Time is currenty PDT – Pacific Daylight Time, GMT-7)
June – 16,18,23,25,30
July – 2,7,9,21,23,28,30
**Please note that these teachings will be paused during our other summer teaching events. **
MAY ALL BEINGS BENEFIT!
with H.E. GARCHEN RINPOCHE
“Whenever You Meditate, Our Minds Are One.” H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
August 1 & 22, 2020
10:30 -12pm PDT ( GMT-7)
Songs of Milarepa
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
Teachings are part of the Ami Dewa Recitation Retreat
Hosted Drigar Thubten Dargye Ling
August 6 -9, 2020
5:00 -6:30pm PDT ( GMT-7)
QUESTION and ANSWER
with H.E. GARCHEN RINPOCHE
August 15, 2020
10:30 -12pm PDT ( GMT-7)
Please email your questions to our NEWLY created
email address just for the Q and A sessions:
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche recommends that his students listen to the precious teachings offered by Khenchen Konchok Gyaltsen Rinpoche on Lord Jigten Sumgon’s “Tsin Ta Ma-Ni”. These precious videos are stored on the Drikung Kangyu Rinchen Ling Facebook page (click). Teachings are only in Tibetan with no English translation.
To watch live, please click that same link at 8:30 – 10:30 am Nepali Standard Time.
May all beings benefit!
ONLINE SUNDAY PRACTICES
White Tara Practice with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Garchen Institute Lamas
10am – 12pm
Dharma Talks with Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
2pm – 3:30pm
Meditation with Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Each Sunday, along with the White Tara sadhana, we will do a different additional practice on a rotating basis. That rotation will look like this:
- Jangchok for the Living
- Jangchok for the Dead
- Dharmapalas (Dharma protectors)
- Jangchock for the Living and so forth.
To submit names for the Jangchok for the Living or the Dead, please email your list of names to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday the week prior to the Sunday practice.
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All Texts For Sunday Practice
Each Sunday we will use the texts in the following order:
- Yellow Prayer Book – opening prayers
- White Tara Sadhana, with the Praise of 21 Taras insert (replacing pages 24 – 39 of the sadhana)
- Weekly Additional Practice –
here we will practice one of the texts marked with an *
- Summoning Good Fortune
- Blue Prayer Book – dedication prayer
- Yellow Prayer Book – long life prayers
Praise of the 21 Taras
Common Preliminaries and Ngondro Retreats
The retreats and dates:
I. Refuge and Prostration: April 4 – May 16, 2020
II. Mandala Offerings: June 8 – July 3, 2020
III. Vajrasattva: July 22 – September 2, 2020
IV. Guru Yoga: September 8 – October 20, 2020
Venerable Khenpo Tenzin will guide participants with instruction and commentary on the ngondro practices which are essential for purifying and accumulating merit. Each participant has their own bedroom, shared bath and will pay for and cook their own food in a shared kitchen. The Institute will do the food shopping for each retreatant.
$1200 – One Ngondro Retreat
$4000 – All 4 Ngondro Retreats
Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind & Shamatha 2019
* Month-long Retreat or
* 100-Day Retreat
This retreat is designed to help develop renunciation and bodhicitta, which require a deeply contemplative look at your life. Shamata is a meditation practice that develops mindfulness and attention which leads to more peace in the mind. These qualities are the foundation of a successful meditation practice which leads to greater happiness.
Venerable Khenpo Tenzin will guide each participant in their solitary retreat and will give group teachings and meditation instruction. Retreatants will pay for and cook their own food in one of the two kitchens in the retreat village. The Institute will do the food shopping for each retreatant.
The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind Retreat is offered in two formats:
100 Days Retreat Format
This 3-month-long retreat is recommended for our 3-Year Retreat Program.
Dates: August 1 – November 8 2020
September 1 – September 29, 2020
TESTIMONIAL from participant in the first ngondro retreat at Tashi Gatsal Ling House“Being in the Southwest Buddhafield’s protective sphere, in the joyful compound of Tashi Gatsal Ling house, was like having a wish fulfilling jewel placed in the palm. Having my own personal space and yet being surrounded by a community doing the same practices, was the perfect mix of a solitary and group retreat. Khenpo Tenzin was immensely kind, supportive and sensitive to the needs of our particular group. It is hard to imagine a more conducive circumstance for performing the profound and transformative preliminary trainings of the practice lineage. In these uncertain times, when the shortcomings of modern life is in the forefront of everyone’s awareness, let us arouse confidence in the dharma, and take advantage of the inconceivable opportunity to practice in retreat for our own and others benefit!”
If you are interested in attending any of these retreats please email for an application to email@example.com