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Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
Returns to Dallas to Teach Jan 23-30, 2006! Details soon.

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Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Rinpoche

Buddhist Teachings

Dallas December 3-4, 2005

320 Terrace Drive, Richardson, TX 75083

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Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Rinpoche

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Teaching Programs on Saturday Dec 3 and Sunday Dec 4, 2005

Schedule Subject to Change at Rinpoche's Discretion



Sat Dec 3   10am - 12 noon  The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism

                  2 pm -  4 pm      Lung Transmission* of Nam Chö* Ngondro  


Sun Dec 4  10am - 12 noon   Nam Chö Ngondro Teachings

                    2 pm -  4 pm     Guru Rinpoche Tsog




About Ngöndro (The Foundational Practices)


*More Details about Transmissions and Empowerments


*Nam Chö (Palyul Lineage): The Profound Lineage of Pure Vision                   More about the Nyingma Tradition

As with all Nyingma Dharma lineages, the Palyul holds the complete canon of the Mahayana sutras and tantras as 

well as the Kama (long), Terma (short) and Pure Vision transmissions. However, the Palyul lineage is distinct in 

that it continues to practice, realize and transmit all the various lineages and transmissions of Great Perfection 

(Dzogchen: Ati Yoga) teachings that were held and passed on by Kunzang Sherab - into one vast Dharma Ocean.

The Profound lineage of Pure Vision originates with Terton Mingyur Dorje's Nam Chö Great Perfection revelations,

 transmitted directly to Kunzang Sherab.



Khenpo Tenzin Norgey Returns to Dallas!

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

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


Khenpo Tenzin Norgey is the U.S. Resident Instructor at Palyul L ing 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 (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. 


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.



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.


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

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


Program Tuition


* Scholarships Available *

*No one turned away due to lack of funds! Please contact us for full or partial scholarship information *



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

                                                             Single Session  $25 for Sat  OR  Sun morning session

                                                 Single Session  $25 for Sat  OR  Sun afternoon session


                        Total Program Tuition at Door: $75


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.  


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


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