Khenpo Ngawang Dorjee and Crew

Heart Sutra teachings from other emptiness point of view

Khenpo Ngawang Dorjee

Khenpo Ngawang Dorjee will be teaching on this seminal text of other-emptiness over a two weekend series beginning Friday April 8, 2011 at 7.30pm.

Prajnaparamita Hrdaya (Heart Sutra) and Sherab Snyingpo Teachings in Atlanta and via teleconference – begins Friday April 8, 2011 @ 7.30pm

The prajnaparamita Sutras (Skt: Prajnaparamita Hrdaya), also known as the Heart Sutra (Tibetan wylie: bcom ldan ‘das ma shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa’i snying po); is the core text on the subject of other-emptiness and represents the summation of all of Buddha’s wisdom, the essence of transcendental wisdom.

This core text distills the fundamental law of dependent origination and represents the quintessence of non-attachment of self and phenomena, expounding on the deeply profound other-emptiness (wylie: des sheg snying po).

Sherab Snyingpo (essence of wisdom), a recitation of the Heart Sutra practice; is commonly recited in most Tibetan buddhist monasteries and nunneries as well as the annual prayer festivals of monlam chenmo.

The schedule:

Friday – April 8, 2011 @ Dorje Ling Buddhist Center, Atlanta 7.30pm
Sunday April 10, 2011 @ Dorje Ling Buddhist Center, Atlanta 7pm
Friday – April 15, 2011 @ Dorje Ling Buddhist Center, Atlanta 7.30pm
Sunday April 17, 2011 @ Dorje Ling Buddhist Center, Atlanta 7pm

A jenang will also be given for those wishing to make this a daily practice. All are welcome to attend. Khenpo Rinpoche will also be available for private interviews throughout the week.

Please contact Dorje Ling Atlanta for further details. Website: http://jonang.org/about-2/atlanta-ga/

Registration

Suggested Donation will be $95.00 for the entire teachings.
we are not able to offer single pricing.
These costs help us support our center .
Also one will need an additional offering for the teacher and translator.

Out of town students will be able to view the teachings online. Our staff member
are creating a way to follow the teachings over the internet now.

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Bardo Chanting prayer for Japan from New York

Dear Atlanta Friends,


Dorje Ling Atlanta will offer a prayer service for those who have
been killed or are suffering from the Earthquake in Japan
as well as all the fighting around the world.

We will have Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche chanting Bardo prayers
Starting around 10 am Sunday morning, March 13, 2011.
(We will try to use Skype so we can see and hear the chanting,
join with many others live in NY.)
Our center will open at 9:30 am tomorrow for those that want
Pray together.

This is open to all and anyone who wants to join is invited and welcome.
We want to offer our prayers in a spirit of sharing.

I have been told that he will chant from Bardo Prayers
and it may last more than an hour.
If you can come for any portion, this is fine.

We have tea lites for the candles , but flowers can be offered, or
An offering for the lamas is traditional.
Can someone please research the best way
to donate money for survivors and we can publish that tomorrow.

For a map to our center, go to our webpage:
www.jonang.org

Special Prayer Ceremony Monday 8:00pm

Dear Dorje Ling Friends,
Happy Losar.
Tashi Delek!

To celebrate Losar, we in Atlanta will join New York Dorje Ling by conference call for chanting for the auspicious beginning of Losar as well as prayers for Penam Rinpoche.

We plan to meet MONDAY March 7 @ 7:30 and chanting with Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche will begin around 8 pm. (?)
Whenever you can arrive, you are warmly invited.
Bring whatever you might want to bring as mentioned below.
This next month all merit is multiplied so its a wonderful way to join with friends and start the New year with merit.

The email below is from Dorje Ling NY so you can read a bit more , and also pasted is article about Losar and merit.

Thanks
Dorje Ling ATL

Special Prayer Ceremony

Date: March 7, 2011

Ngawang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo

On Monday evening, March 7th, 2011 there will be a prayer dedication ceremony for Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo (His Holiness Penam Rinpoche) by Tashi Gyaltsan Rinpoche.

If you can attend, please bring food, flowers, and lamp offerings to the center. If you are not local and would like to participate, you can light candles and recite prayers to His Holiness Penam Rinpoche along with meditation. For more information regarding His Holiness Penam Rinpoche, please see our facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/H-H-Penam-Rinpoche/110426298985701?v=wall

Blessings,
Dorje Ling Buddhist Center
New York

About Losar
March 5 – 20 is a special time for practices in the Buddhist Calendar.
It commemorates the fifteen days when the Buddha performed miraculous display in order to subdue certain non-Buddhist opponents to his teachings. March 5 is Losar, Tibetan New Year. March 20 is the Day of Miracles, also called Day of Offerings or Day of Miracles. All fifteen days are merit multiplying days – the effects of any action are 100 million times more powerful than usual! It is an especially powerful time to do practices.

Yak and Sheep Rescue Project

This Yak Rescue Project is an important program for the new displaced community. The Yaks will supply the community with wool and milk. The Sheep will also supply wool and milk and in several years will also supply food.

Kalachakra Empowerment for the 6 Yogas practice

Dates: February 20, 2011 1:00pm
Location: Atlanta

This is a rarely given empowerment specifically for the practice of the 3 isolations and the 6 yogas.
It is being offered by a special request.

Open to all, we ask for an email if you plan to attend so we can have supplies prepared.
This empowerment will be given by Tashi Gyaltsan Rinpoche,
head of the Jonang linage and considered an emanation of Taranatha.

Suggested donation $60 (traditional offering for the lama is at discretion of the student)
Need more info: info@jonang.org ( Email is the best way for us to answer questions as we are all volunteer.)

Please help us spread the word while we are working with travel details.

If you would like to attend, please EMAIL so we can prepare materials/ space.
Please include your contact info so you can be contacted if there are any last minute changes in plans.

Thank you for helping us spread the word of this rare opportunity.
Please feel free to forward.
Dorje Ling Center Atlanta

Hotels in the area

Children vitamins for Little Lamas in Nepal

A medical doctor and fellow Kalachakra practitioner is currently collecting a supply of children’s vitamins for delivery to the little children lamas in the Jonang monastery of Nepal.

This will assist in the children’s diet which are currently nutritionally borderline adequate, and help them overcome some chronic medical conditions due to malnutrition.

This vitamin supply drive will be sent out the week of Thanksgiving from Dorje Ling Buddhist Center in Atlanta in co-ordination with the medical doctor in charge.

If you would like to help in purchasing some vitamins for these wonderful little lamas, please read below:

  1. we agree on a certain single vitamin preparation.
    The one from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Chewable-Vitamins-1000-Count/dp/B002NXFS7W would be fine unless someone has a better suggestion
  2. everyone who wants to do this orders one or more bottles from Amazon on their credit card, to be delivered either to them personally or to Dorje Ling Buddhist Center – Atlanta, c/o Ted Lee – doctor in charge, 3253 Shallowford Rd NE
    Chamblee, GA 30341-3632
    (770) 451-7715
  3. You can also make a small donation from the link on the right.
  4. after all these have arrived we’ll FedEx or DHL all together to the manager of monastery in Nepal–I anticipate shipping will cost around $50-60, maybe more but we will be assured that the package reaches its intended destination.

9 bottles will last 4 months, 13 bottles will last 6 months–I hope we can send at least 9 bottles.

Maybe we can allow 3-4 weeks for everyone to place orders and for them to arrive & plan to send out shipment the week before Thanksgiving?

warm regards to all,
happy Lhabab Duchen –
Kathy Sacklin (TCBC)

Ushnisha Vijaya & Kalachakra Empowerment

Ushnisha Vijay

Dates:
New York: Ushnisha Vijaya Empowerment January 27th, 1:30pm Price $20.00

(9)Kalachakra Diety Empowerment February 26th 10:00am, Teachings 2:00pm, Price $75.00

Atlanta:will be posted soon

Ushnisha Vijaya literally means the victorious crown protrusion. She is an emanation of Vairochana Buddha, and along with the White Tara and Amitabha, one of the three deities of longevity in the Buddhist pantheon. Her practice is believed to be especially beneficial for eliminating hindrances to the attainment of a long and healthy life. She also purifies the negative results which are motivated by the spiritually harmful actions of our own selves.

She is described in her practi ce as follows:

She has a white colored body, three faces and eight arms.
The central face is white, the right yellow; the left is blue
and slightly wrathful. Each face has three eyes.
The first right hand holds a crossed vajra at the heart.
The second holds a lotus on top of which sits Amitabha.
The third holds an arrow. The fourth is in the gesture of
granting generosity.

The first left hand holds a noose, the second grasps a
bow. The third grants the gesture of reassurance. The last
left hand makes the dhyana mudra, or the mudra of meditation.

This is exactly how she has been visualized in this thangka.

Her practice concludes with hymns of prayer and praise:

I prostrate at the feet of Ushnisha Vijaya,
Glorious Goddess the color of the autumn moon,
having an extremely beautiful and peaceful body with
three faces and eight arms,
And who bestows boundless wisdom and the best of lives.

At her feet are shown lying a pair of cymbals and the auspicious mirror used in her worship.

ThanksGiving Schedule Updated

Friday after Thanksgiving , we will still share a potluck with our dear Teacher

And there is NO teaching due to a translator holiday.
If you want to bring your family, please do so they can meet Khenpo.
Khenpo loves kids ( of all ages).
Please bring whatever you like and let’s
meet earlier ( 5:50 PM???) so we can have dinner around 6pm


Green Tara  Practice

Sunday @10:30am- open to all

Drivers’ Ed for Khenpo:
We still need folks to practice driving with Khenpo.
If you have an automatic car and want to help Khenpo,
Please !! Call the center.
Khenpo loves the chance to learn.

Thanksgiving Week Schedule:
Friday night the day after Thanksgiving–
Please RSVP if you would like to have a pre-teaching dinner
info@jonang.org
so we can celebrate with Khenpo-la.

We need a head count of those who might attend.
Would someone like to coordinate?

Thank you.
Please feel free to forward.