Program Explanations

Friday    June 17   

7pm - 9pm    "The Three Excellences": Essence of Any Spiritual Practice

                           Developing Compassionate Intent, Effective Practice, and Spiritual Realization


Saturday June 18

10am - 12 noon   Meditation Stages in "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life"  Part I 

2pm - 4pm           Meditation Stages in "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life"  Part 2

4pm - 5pm           Vajrasattva and Mandala Practice from the Nam Chö Ngondro


Monday   June 20     

7pm - 9pm           Meditation Stages in "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life"  Part 3

The Bodhicaryavatara, translated as A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life or Entering the Path of Enlightenment, is a famous text written by Shantideva around year 700 CE. Shantideva was a renowned 8th-century Buddhist scholar and practitioner at the great Nalanda University of Buddhist Study (India). In Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva is a practitioner that has the compassionate determination and intent to aid all beings to achieve complete enlightenment. This type of compassionate motivation is known as bodhichitta. The Bodhicaryavatara has ten chapters regarding the development of spiritual practice and Enlightened Mind.


Sunday    June 19      

10am - 12 noon   21 Taras Practice/Tsog   (Tara: Female Buddha of Compassion)

                           Please refrain from eating meat/meat products Sunday morning before the tsog.

 2pm - 4pm          Commentary on the 21 Taras 

                            Both AM and PM Sessions Open to All; Previous Tara Teachings Not Required. 

                                   If you do not wish to attend the morning tsog practice, then please attend 

                                   the afternoon short teaching regarding Tara practice!


Monday   June 20     

7pm - 9pm           Meditation Stages in "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life"  Part 3




"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  

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

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


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                                                       Weeknight Program Tuition: $20 Friday and $20 Monday evening

         Weekend Program Tuition: $40/Sat all day, $40/Sun all day

                                                                                                       or $25 for Weekend am or pm session only

                                                     Total Program Tuition at Door: $100.00


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

Khenpo Norgey'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’ Khenpo Norgey receives is the donations of students.  


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Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Returns to Dallas!


Dallas is very fortunate to receive teachings from Khenpo Tenzin Norgey again this June 2005! 

This is Khenpo Norgey's second trip to Texas - please join us to give him a warm Texas welcome! 


Khenpo Tenzin Norgey is the Resident Instructor at Palyul NY Retreat Center ( 

Buddhists, academics and all those interested in Eastern philosophies will benefit and delight as Khenpo Norgey, 

an outstanding Buddhist scholar, presents teachings from the Nam Chö lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.


Khenpo Norgey speaks excellent English and has a very good sense of humor; 

he enjoys sharing laughter with students and friends.


At Ngagyur Nyingma Institute in India, the prestigious Namdroling shedra (or seminary school for the training of Khenpos:

 professor of Buddhist studies),   Khenpo Norgey is one of the most respected and sought  after instructors. 

His teachings are very clear and academically sound; given from a base of personal realization.


Out of generosity and concern for students geographically distant from the NY retreat center, 

Khenpo Norgey founded the Palyul Cyber-Shedra in 2003. Using the internet, he presents profound teachings in 

basic Buddhism interactively in an easily understood and user-friendly format. 

Khenpo Norgey also now gives short internet teachings on the Palyul List at YahooGroups.

These teachings are also published on the PCD Dallas YahooGroups announcement elist, 

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May All Beings Benefit!


Short Biography of Khenpo Tenzin Norgey


Khenpo Tenzin Norgey holds the title of Khenpo (Professor of Buddhist Studies) and has recently been

a teaching professor at the Palyul Monastery in Tibet and at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, the prestigious

Buddhist studies and research center, at Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery near Mysore, India.


He was born in the Tashigang District of Bhutan in 1965. In 1986, he joined the Shedra (college) at 

Ngagyur Nyingma Institute. At the Institute he studied under Khenchen Pema Sherab, 

Khenpo Namdrol Tsering and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso and other visiting professors, including 

Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok and Khenpo Pema Tsewang from Tibet. 


He completed the Shedra program at the Institute in 1995 and joined the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute teaching staff,

teaching there for three years. He was formally enthroned as Khenpo by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in

1998 and was then assigned by His Holiness to teach at the Buddhist Shedra (college) at Palyul monastery

in Tibet.


He has received all the major empowerments of the Rinchen Terzod, Nam Chö, Nyingthik Yabshi and

Nyingma Kama from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche as well as the Mipham Kabum from 

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.


Because of his knowledge, experience and fluent command of the English language (and fortunately for us

in the United States!), His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has assigned Khenpo Tenzin Norgey to teach students

in the United States in conjunction with the ongoing U.S. teaching programs offered by 

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche.


‘Dana’: Donations to the Teacher  

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

 100% of funds from the door fees are applied to payment of Khenpo Norgey's travel and lodging costs and 

for Teaching 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.


 *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


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.





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Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life: Spiritual Wisdom for Any Path

"How To Be A Hero Everyday" 

Live a Spiritual Life, Develop Compassion and Apply Compassion in Daily Living

One does not have to be a Buddhist to appreciate the beauty and the simplicity of these concepts. 

Practitioners of any spiritual path may discover a refreshing new approach 

to the doctrines of 'love your neighbor' and 'do unto others'.



Khenpo Tenzin Norgey, Palyul NY Retreat Center USA Resident Instructor 


The Dalai Lama said regarding A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Bodhicaryavatara)

"If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the Bodhisattva path, 

it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it." 


Program Explanations


Regard your body as a vessel,

A simple boat for going here and there.

Make of it a wish-fulfilling gem

To bring about the benefit of beings.


And now as long as space endures,

As long as there are beings to be found,

May I continue likewise to remain

To drive away the sorrows of the world.

                                                                    Shantideva, “A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life”

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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.