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Spiritual Director,
Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Centers



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Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
Dallas 2008 Winter Teachings
December 19 - 21, 2008

Teachings on 'The Seven Line Prayer'
Rigdzin Dupa Empowerment

"When a disciple calls upon me with devotion and the yearning song of The Seven-Line Prayer,
I shall come at once..."

Padmasambhava [Guru Rinpoche]

The Seven Line Prayer is said to be the most majestic of all prayers to Guru Padmasambhava,
and is the most powerful way to invoke his blessings.

In this very special three part teaching series, Rinpoche will explain the profound meaning of
the outer, inner and secret aspects of this sacred prayer.

Rinpoche will also confer the empowerment of Rigdzin Dupa, the inner aspect of Guru Rinpoche.
Rigdzin Dupa, "The Gathering of Awareness Holders", is a very powerful practice for dispeling obstacles,
and is one of the three root sadhanas in the Longchen Nyingthig tradition.


Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas
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Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche


May the refreshing rain of well-expressed Dharma

Thus relieve the torment of troubling emotions,

Completely filling the lotus lake of virtue and meditation;

Increasing inner wealth in the land of peace.

Longchen Rabjampa (Longchenpa) 1308 - 1364


Dallas December 2008 Teaching and Event Schedule

Please Feel Welcome to Attend All Sessions or As Many As Time Permits!
Even one session with an authentic dharma teacher is valuable for spiritual practice in any tradition.

               Fri Dec 19       Teaching/Lecture
                6:30 pm             PCD Dallas Open for Registration and Silent Meditation
                7pm - 9pm         Teachings on The Seven Line Prayer of Padmasambhava, Part I
                                               The Seven Line Prayer     Padmasambhava: Guru Rinpoche

                Sat Dec 20     Teaching/Lecture
                 9:30 am             PCD Dallas Open for Registration and Silent Meditation

                10am-12 noon    Teachings on The Seven Line Prayer of Padmasambhava, Part II
                 2:30 - 4:30pm     Teachings on The Seven Line Prayer of Padmasambhava, Part III
                 4:30pm              Refuge Ceremony      About Taking Refuge


               Sun Dec 21    Rigdzin Dupa Empowerment
                9:30 am             PCD Dallas Open for Registration and Silent Meditation
               10am-12 noon    Rigdzin Dupa Empowerment

               2:30 - 4:30pm     Implementing the Meditation Practice of Rigdzin Dupa

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche on Empowerments and Spiritual Practice


May All Beings Benefit!



Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is a distinguished lama of the Palyul Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is an authentic and qualified teacher, a recognized scholar, and an accomplished Dzochen master.

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is one of three senior Khenpos (Professors) at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute at the Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, India. He is Spiritual Director of the Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Meditation and Study Centers in the United States; and is the representative throughout the world of
Namdroling Monastery and His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.

Khenchen Rinpoche is highly regarded for both his knowledge and his ability to explain in simple terms the most complicated aspects of Buddhist philosophy and practice. Rinpoche's travels and teachings have spanned the globe for over 20 years, with much emphasis given to teachings, training and empowerments here in the US and the West. He 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, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and many other eminent Dzogchen masters.

Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas was established by Khenchen Rinpoche ten years ago (1998),
and has since been honored to have him as Spiritual Director of our Center.

Please join us for this special opportunity to receive teachings,
refuge and Empowerments from Khenchen Rinpoche.

All events at Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas:
320 Terrace Drive, Richardson, TX 75083

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Registration/Check In Opens at 6:30 pm for Evening Teachings, 9:30 am for Morning Teachings
Please Arrive 15-30 minutes Early to Register.


Program Tuition
100% of funds from the tuition fees are applied to payment of 

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche's travel and lodging costs and for Program expenses.

All workers at the event are volunteers and accept no fees for their time.  

The only ‘salary’ Khenchen Rinpoche receives is the donations of students.  

Cash or Check Accepted at Door

Friday Evening Dec 19: $20

Sat Dec 20: $40 All day or $20 per session

Sun Dec 21: $40 All day or $20 per session

* Full or Partial Scholarships Available*
No one turned away due to lack of funds! Please contact us for full or partial scholarship info;
or plan to arrive a little early and make arrangements with Registration.


Registration Info by Email:


May All Beings Benefit!



‘Dana’: Donations to the Teacher


The only ‘salary’ Khenpo Rinpoche receives is the donations of students.

  All funds from the door fees go directly to defraying Khenpo Rinpoche’s travel and lodging costs and for 

Program expenses. These funds are the operating expenses for the teaching event.

All workers at the event are volunteers and accept no fees for their time.


In Tibetan Buddhist tradition (and many other spiritual traditions) it is considered ‘good karma’ 

to make a personal donation to a teacher who has helped clarify spiritual understanding and awareness. 

The amount is not as important as the action of donating.


The motivation for dana (giving), one of the Buddhist Six Perfections* (paramitas), is utterly pure - 

free from all desire, conceit or misguided views. Thus in the perfection of giving one should seek no return

 for oneself and be impartial, like the sun: that casts its radiance over all without a hint of favor.


In ultimate terms, there is no giver, no recipient and nothing is given - yet we still give! This is an important insight.


Generosity is a positive virtue we can practice even when the time is not available for study or meditation. 

It is a good way of developing a shift away from basically egocentric orientation.

The ego is always trying to expand its province by accumulating,

whereas to freely give is to reverse this 'I'- building process so that for once the energy flows the other way.

Naturally, one may gain merit from giving, but even this can be given away to benefit all sentient beings.


Many who start practicing generosity report the sense of joy it brings.


All human beings want happiness and want to avoid suffering. 

Human beings desire happiness, but in fact they are creating the causes for suffering. 

Since the teachings explain happiness as being the result of a peaceful mind, 

in order to become happy it is necessary to train the mind. 


When practicing the Six Perfections the mind is trained to perfection. 

The bonus is that the practice of the perfections also benefits other people, not only oneself. 

If the goal is that of a bodhisattva to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living beings, 

the practice of the Six Perfections is indispensable.


* The Six Perfections

(1) Generosity - Giving without seeking reward

(2) Virtue (Moral Discipline) - Eliminating self-centeredness and not harming others

(3) Patience - Being tolerant and forgiving of self and others

(4) Effort - Practicing Buddhist principles despite adversity

(5) Meditation - Stabilizing and calming the mind

(6) Wisdom - Living in accordance with the true nature of things



"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

Basic/Beginning reading To learn more about 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 Great Perfection by the Dalai Lama

'What is Meditation' Teaching by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

  What Produces Peace?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from Heart of Compassion: A Practical Approach to a Meaningful Life

This idea of universal responsibility is rooted in a very simple fact: in general terms, all others' desires are the same as mine.
Every being wants happiness and does not want  suffering. If we, as intelligent human beings, do not accept this fact, 
there will be more and more suffering on this planet.  If we adopt a self-centered approach to life, and constantly try to use others for our own self-interest,
we may gain temporary benefits but, in the long run, we will not succeed in achieving even personal happiness; 
and world peace will be completely out of the question.


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.

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