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Buddha of Compassion
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Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Study in the Nyingma Tradition
Annual Summer Retreats at Palyul Ling Upstate NY Retreat Center
In Tibetan Buddhism, DZAMBHALA embodies the Wealth aspect of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas of past,
present and future; and grants longevity and prosperity in daily life. The practice of Dzambhala is associated
with generosity and the quality of richness and abundance, and is therefore considered the most effective in
eradicating poverty: both on a psychological and material level.
He is called Dzambhala from the jambhara (lemon), which he carries in his right hand. In his left arm he holds a
mongoose that continually throws out jewels. These jewels are being deposited in a blooming lotus flower in the
waters below. He is shown as being corpulent and covered with jewels; symbolizing wealth. His right foot is
pendant and supported by a lotus flower (symbolizing purity) on which is a conch shell (symbolizing the power of
the Buddha's voice and the dharma teachings; also Right Speech).
New to Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation?
khenchen tsewang gyatso rinpoche recommends these books for study:
The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara
(Also known as 'A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life') Shambhala Dragon Editions
Words of My Perfect Teacher, Revised Edition by Patrul Rinpoche
A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang
An explanation of the basic concepts in Words of My Perfect Teacher for Western practitioners.
Highly recommended as a study guide to Words of My Perfect Teacher by Patrul Rinpoche.
Basic/Beginning reading To learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhism
What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula
Basic/Beginning reading To learn more about
Tibetan Buddhist Practice and Philosophy:
The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice by the Dalai Lama
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by John Powers
[A detailed and comprehensive examination of the four Buddhist traditions of Tibet]
Khenchen (Head Professor) Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche the Spiritual Director of Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Meditation
and Study Centers in the United States. Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is the representative of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
in the US. He is an authentic and qualified teacher, a recognized scholar and accomplished Dzogchen master.
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche (founder and head of Namdroling Monastery, Bylakuppe, India, see www.palyul.org)
has authorized Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche to represent Namdroling Monastery
and to teach, confer empowerments and to give personal instruction in Buddhist practice.
Khenchen Rinpoche is also one of the three senior Khenpos (Professors) at Ngagyur Institute at Namdroling Monastery
in India; where he is responsible for the last three years of the nine year training for Buddhist shedra (seminary) students.
Khenchen Rinpoche has been teaching in West for over 20 years; and his fluent English, sense of humor and deep insight
into Western culture make him a reputable and popular teacher. He graduated at the top of all four traditions of
Tibetan Buddhism in shedra (seminary school) and was awarded the Silver Medal
for academic accomplishment by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche has been our best-kept 'secret' in the US! His ability to simply and easily explain
and teach even the most complicated concepts in a very condensed form has led to his teaching commitments growing
expotentially beyond the US. This year, he is traveling and teaching in India, Singapore,
Taiwan, the Philippines, Germany and Australia, as well as the US.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche has received all of the major lineage empowerments and transmissions of the Nyingma
school and Palyul lineage and has done intensive dzogchen practice under the guidance of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche
and other eminent dzogchen masters including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche,
Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.
Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas is honored to have Khenchen Rinpoche as Spiritual Director.
Instructions for Spiritual Practice by Shakyamuni Buddha
from the Kalama Sutta (Anguttara Nikaya Vol. 1, 188-193 P.T.S. Ed.)
Do not believe in anything (simply) because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason
and it is conductive to the good and benefit of one and all –
then accept it and live up to it.
"Take advantage of this human boat; Free yourself from sorrow's mighty stream!
This vessel will be later hard to find. The time that you have now, you fool, is not for sleep!"
Shantideva, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, chapter VII, verse 14
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