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Verses  from 

"A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s 

Way of Life "



Eternal Knot

Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Rinpoche

The basis of Vajrayana buddhism

September 21 - 24, 2007

320 Terrace Drive, Richardson, TX 75083

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Thanks to US Post Office assigned addresses, PCD Dallas is not actually located on Terrace Drive - it is .5 blocks south of Terrace Dr.

Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Rinpoche Returns to Dallas!

Dallas is very fortunate to receive teachings from Khenpo Tenzin Norgey this September 2007! Please join us to give him a warm Texas welcome!

Khenpo Tenzin Norgey is the U.S. Resident Instructor at Palyul Ling Retreat Center in NY ( ). 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 (Palyul) 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 (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.

May All Beings Benefit!


Eternal Knot

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.

Schedule Subject to Change at Rinpoche's Discretion



                       Fri Sept 21     Guru Rinpoche Tsog: Shower of Blessings

                        7pm - 9 pm       Tsok and Introduction to The Four Nails



                       Sat Sept 22     The Four Nails Lecture/Teaching

     10am - 12 noon      The Four Nails, Part I

                         2pm - 4pm         The Four Nails, Part II  



                        Sun Sept 23     Green Tara   Empowerment

                      10am - 12 noon      Green Tara, Part I

                        2pm - 4pm          Green Tara, Part II    



                        Mon Sept 24    The "Mind Training" [Lojong] Teachings

                        7pm - 9 pm         "Mind Training" [Lojong] Teachings of the Kadampas



In these days of teachings, Khenpo Norgey will present the essence of the philosophy and practice

of Vajrayana Buddhism. Considered by some to be esoteric and difficult to understand, Khenpo Norgey Rinpoche

uses wit and wisdom to present  key concepts in the understanding of Vajrayana Buddhist practice -

in an easy to understand and often humorous format. Buddhists, academics and all those interested in

Eastern philosophies will benefit and delight as Khenpo Norgey, an outstanding Buddhist scholar,

presents pith instructions in Buddhism.


We are very fortunate to have Khenpo Norgey Rinpoche in Dallas!

Khenpo Norgey Rinpoche is one of the main instructors at the Namdroling Shedra (shedra: In the

Nyingma Buddhist Palyul tradition, a rigorous nine year seminary school requiring residency

for the training of Khenpos: Professor of Buddhist Studies). 


Eternal Knot


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


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.



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.

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Friday Sept 21: No Charge. Suggested Donation $20             
                           Donations in any amount gratefully accepted! 

                 Sat/Sun Sept 22-23: $40/Sat All day, $40/Sun All day OR

                      Sat/Sun Package:    $75 for Both Days

                 Monday Sept 24:     $20

                 Total Program All Events: $100


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No one turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact us for full or partial scholarship info.


May All Beings Benefit!



"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


‘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


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.



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.


  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. 




Driving Directions to PCD Dallas: Don't Leave Home Without Reading!

The Post Office assigned the Terrace Drive address to the building.  The building is not actually 'on' Terrace Drive,

it is .5 blocks south of Terrace Drive and faces the back of Maxim’s Restaurant.


320 Terrace Drive, Richardson, TX 75083




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