Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche &
Invite you to Join Online
Cyber Shedra Classes for 2017
Dear Dharma Friends,
Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche and Namdroling, Montana are happy to again offer the distance learning program – Cyber Shedra. Cyber Shedra was established by Namdroling and Khenpo Rinpoche in 2004 in order to help serious Dharma students receive pure Buddhist teachings. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity for students whose lives are mingled with the world and worldly responsibilities. A uniqueness of this program is that you study from your own device when and where it is most convenient for you.
Who teaches these sessions?
The teachings are given by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche from the Palyul Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Participants have the opportunity to receive teachings from and communicate questions to master Buddhist teacher Khenpo Rinpoche via email and the web. Lessons, assignments, practice instructions, and written question and answer sessions are incorporated into the program. For those who are interested, definitions of Tibetan/Sanskrit terms found in Session 1 are also available. For a biography of Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche please see http://palyul.org/eng_biokhenpo_tenzin-norgay.htm.
How long is each session?
Each session progresses over an eight-month period (Oct. – May). The fall sessions begin anytime between today’s date and November 7, 2017. Your start date will depend on when we receive your registration.
How do I register?
You may register any time between now and November 7, 2017 by going to http://cybershedra.namdrolingmt.net/index.php/new-cyber-shedra-registration-form. (If you plan to register but cannot send your fee until November 7, you may send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will begin sending your class materials in October.) If you are a returning student, you may register for the session that follows your previous studies. You are asked to progress through the sessions in order, completing one session per year. Also, if you choose to repeat a session, you may register for the same session.
Would you like more detail?
Please see our website for a more complete explanation of the program, curriculum, materials, students’ commitments, fees, etc, http://cybershedra.namdrolingmt.net. Or you may call 406-587-2907.
We look forward to studying with all who are interested!
Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche and
The Namdroling Montana Cyber Shedra Team
Namdroling Tibetan Buddhist Center, Bozeman, Montana
Namdroling Cyber Shedra, PO Box 11835, Bozeman, MT 59719, phone: 406-587-2907
Completion at the Bozeman Public Library, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1;00 pm Until Completion (Expected around 3:00 PM)
Dissolution Ceremony at the Axtell Bridge Fishing Access, Sunday, September 24, 2017, following completion of sand mandala at the library. Axtell Bridge Fishing Access is 3.4 miles south of Four Corners, Montana, Milepost 77 on Highway 191. Turn west onto Axtell Anceny Road. Drive 1 mile to river.
Everyone Is Welcome To Join Us
H.E. Gyangkhang Rinpoche Visiting Namdroling September, 2017
His Eminence Khentrul Gyang Khang Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings and Practices– Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17, 2017
PUBLIC TALK – “COMPASSIONATE LIVING”
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 3:00 PM
Your $10 public talk offering helps to keep our Namdroling Center vibrant*
His Eminence will also lead and teach:
Friday Sept. 15 7:00 p.m Yumka Tsog
Saturday Sept. 16 10:00 a.m. Teaching on Meditation
Sunday Sept. 17 10:00 a.m. Medicine Buddha Empowerment,
3:00 p.m. Medicine Buddha Practice
A fee of $160 allows you to attend all events. This fee makes it possible for us to invite and support His Eminence, Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche, and Lamas while they are here. We appreciate your help.*
Everyone Welcome To Join Us For All Events
We hope to see you at Namdroling
*No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.
Please check our website and calendar for updates and requested fees.
Chotrul Duchen, Day of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Great Miracles, March 12. 2017, 9:30 AM:
This day ends the 15 days of miracles and we invite you to join us in celebrating this most auspicious day. We will practice the Bodhisattva Vows, The Treasure of Blessings of the Ritual of the Buddha, and the Shower of Blessings tsog. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in these traditional practices. Our practices are traditional Buddhist chants/prayers which have been created over time to calm our minds, respect the Buddhas, and bring us closer to our own Buddha Nature.
If you have them, bring your texts, flowers or tea lights (flameless candles are appreciated, too) for the beauty of the Temple, and a finger food for the feast. These are traditional offerings for Buddhist celebrations (along with any monetary donation you care to make). You are, of course, invited without any offerings at all, just come.
Lama Pasang is here!
We will be holding 2 retreats with him:
Vajrakilaya Retreat November 26 and 27.
“The practice of Vajrakilaya blazes at the very heart of the ancient Vajrayana traditions of Tibet. The wrathful heruka Vajrakilaya is a yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas, manifesting in an intensly wrathful yet compassionate form in order to subjugate the delusion and negativity that can arise as obstacles to the practice of Dharma. In fact, the practice of Vajrakilaya is famous in Tibetan Buddhism as an exceptionally powerful method to remove obstacles, destroy the forces hostile to compassion, and purify the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age.” Sogyal Rinpoche
Please visit our calendar for exact times, etc. Everyone should bring their bell and dhamaru to this retreat, if you have them. Also, we will be having Tsok, so please bring a small unopened finger food, delicious drink or other offering for the Tsok.
Lhadrup Tigle Gyachen Retreat – December 3 and 4th
The Sealed Quintessence — the innermost secret lama practice in the Longchen Nyingtik cycle.
This is considered an indispensable preliminary to Dzogchen practice. Namdroling Montana received this empowerment during Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpcohe’s visit over New Year 2011, AND he gave this empowerment again at his most recent visit. He has asked that we maintain our samaya by doing this practice together on the 30th day of the Tibetan calendar. Khenchen has indicated that anyone with good intentions towards Buddhahood can attend this practice, however, if you have not had the empowerment, it is best not to purchase the practice book or practice this on your own.
During this retreat we will be doing intensive practice of Lhadrup Tigle. Once again, please see our calendar for full details.
Need more information? Please call 406-587-2907