* The Great Perfection by the Dalai Lama

'What is Meditation' Teaching by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

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Purchase not necessary for attendance.


Please Feel Welcome to Attend All Sessions or As Many As Time Permits!

Even one evening with an authentic dharma teacher is valuable for spiritual practice in any tradition.


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Friday Public Talk:            No Charge. Donations Gratefully Accepted!

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Total Event Tuition:         $120

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Buddha of Compassion

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May 2006 Dallas Teaching Series

The Great Perfection* Teachings: Buddha in the Palm of the Hand

Including Phowa (Conscious Dying) Empowerment/Teaching Sat May 13

Beginning a Meditation Practice 

Ngondrö Foundational Teachings from Palyul Nam Chö 

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.


Wed   May 10               Lecture/Teaching

                           6:30pm     PCD Dallas Open for Registration and Silent Meditation

       7pm - 9pm    Vajrasattva Purification Practice: Dissolving Negative Emotions and Karma


Thurs May 11               Lecture/Teaching

                         6:30pm   PCD Dallas Open for Registration and Silent Meditation

                 7pm - 9pm  Guru Yoga: Importance of the Teacher on Spiritual Path


Fri     May 12               Public Talk

                             6:30pm  PCD Dallas Open for Registration and Silent Meditation              

                 7pm - 9pm Bodhichitta: Enlightened Mind - Compassion in Action

                          8:45 pm  Refuge Ceremony (Becoming a Buddhist; Taking Refuge in the Dharma)


Sat    May 13             Phowa The Practice of Conscious Dying  

       Please Note: The Amitabha Empowerment in the morning is a Prerequisite for the Phowa Practice Teaching in afternoon. 

                              9:30am   PCD Dallas Open for Registration and Silent Meditation

         10 am - 12 noon  Empowerment: Amitabha: Buddha of Limitless Light   

                 2 pm - 4pm  Phowa  Meditation Practice Implementation Instructions


  Sun  May 14               the basis of buddhism      

                              9:30am  PCD Dallas Open for Registration and Silent Meditation

         10 am - 12 noon  Interdependent Origination: How Karma Works

                                     ·Buddhist Quantum Reality: Life, The Universe and Everything

                 2 pm - 4pm  Emptiness: Mind of Enlightenment

                                     ·The Infinitely Blissful State of Being

                                     · The Heart Sutra of Buddha Shakyamuni

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Schedule Subject to Change at Khenchen Rinpoche's Discretion


Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche

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Khenchen (Head Professor) Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director 

of Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Meditation and Study Centers in the United States. 

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 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 teacher.



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.

‘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



               Khenchen Rinpoche's Recommended Reading/Study for this series of teachings:


     The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara  

by SHANTIDEVA   [Also known as 'A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life']     (Shambhala Dragon Editions) 


A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang 

Highly recommended. An explanation of the basic concepts from Words of My Perfect Teacher for Western

practitioners. Read "The Guide " first (or concurrently with) Words of My Perfect Teacher. 


Words of My Perfect Teacher, Revised Edition by Patrul Rinpoche 

An encyclopedic compilation of all aspects of spiritual practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition (particularly Nyingma). Includes detailed instructions/advice for the Ngondro practice and Right Conduct of the practitioner. Patrul Rinpoche's personality and heart instructions come through in this text. It is both poetic yet earthly. The stories, poems, and teachings throughout fit each topic being discussed; the book is written as a teacher giving personal practice instructions to a sincere student.


THE MIRROR OF MINDFULNESS: The Cycle of the Four Bardos, Tsele Natsok Rangdrol

Presentation of Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the endless cycle of experience, the four bardos: 

life, death, after-death, and rebirth. Instruction is aimed at inspiring and helping the practitioner achieve

liberation from deluded existence and awaken to complete enlightenment for  the benefit of others. 


Mind of Clear Light: Advice on Living Well and Dying Consciously

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"Whether you live a day, a week, a month a year, make that time meaningful. Involve your thoughts in what is beneficial in the long run. The longer you live, the more beneficial it will be." 




For students of Khenchen Rinpoche interested in beginning   

the ngondrö meditation practice and study:

The Preliminary Practices: Palyul Nam Chö Ngondrö Practice Book

(The 'Blue Book', Hardcover) Privately Published by Namdroling Palyul Monastery, India. 

Available at PCD Dallas and Palyul U.S. centers only; not available through amazon.com or any other vendors.   

ngondrö Practice: buddha in the Palm of the hand



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 


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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