EMPOWERMENTS AND TEACHINGS FROM KYABJE KHENCHEN PEMA SHERAB RINPOCHE, 15-19 September 2018

We are happy to announce that Kyabje Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche will visit London in September 2018 hosted by Palyul Centre UK and Rigpa.

Kyabje Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche is the senior-most Khenpo in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and among the most important lineage holders in the Palyul tradition.  Khenchen Rinpoche is also the oldest and closest student of the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, and worked tirelessly with him from 1968  onwards, when Namdroling Monsastery was being established in Bylakuppe in south India.
Today, he continues to uphold His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s legacy. Khenchen Rinpoche is one of the last of a generation of authentic Lamas who hold the pure lineage of the Nyingma tradition, both Kama and Terma. We have all heard of the great masters in the past such as His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and many more; the blessings and the transmission of Dzogpachenpo of these great masters is very much alive in Khenchen Rinpoche’s being, like a beacon shining through the darkness of our present time.

On Saturday 15th September will be the Guru Rinpoche and Tara empowerments.
Door opens at 12.00 pm, start at 1.00pm, finishing around 5pm
30 GBP – concessions 20 GBP

On Sunday 16th September will be Medicine Buddha and Amitabha Buddha empowerments.
Door opens at 12.00 pm start at 1.00pm, finishing around
5pm  30 GBP – concessions 20 GBP

On Monday 17th September, Tuesday 18th September and Wednesday 19th  September will be teachings based on the commentary by HH Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche on the Seven Line Prayer of Guru Yoga by Mipham Rinpoche.
Door opens at 6pm, start at 7pm, finishing around 9pm
20 GBP – concessions 15 GBP

For all 5 days 120 GBP – concessions 85 GBP

Those who would like to take refuge from Khenchen Rinpoche, which will take place at 10.00 am on Sunday 16th September, please let us know by emailing us.

Please book early – it will help us to set up the seating arrangements properly so every one of us can sit comfortably and have the right frame of mind during the empowerments.

Please e-mail Chonyi Wodser at center-uk@palyul.eu with your full name, which days you would like to come or for the whole five days, and how you wish to pay, plus photo of proof of concession (Senior, Student, Unwaged) if relevant.

There are two ways you can pay: via BACS –  we will send you our bank details for a BACS transfer – or you can send us a cheque made out to Paylyul Centre UK; once we have received payment we will reserve your place for the empowerments.

For more details please contact Lama Dawa at the Palyul Centre UK on 07951 089603 or leave a message on Palyul Centre UK phone number on 020 7359 5964.

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Palyul Namcho Dzogchen Retreat, 1-12 September 2018

Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche

Dear friends,

we are very happy to announce that Ven. Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche – one of the seniormost Khenpos in the Nyingma tradition and one of the three Khenchen or ‘great Khenpos’ of Namdroling Monastery – will open and lead the annual Palyul Namcho Dzogchen Retreat from 1-12 September 2018 at the Palyul Retreat Center in Zusch, Germany.

The Annual European Palyul Namcho Dzogchen Retreat has been helt for 10 years. It is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced Dharma practicioners. The retreat is called “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand” (Tib. Dzogchen Sangye Lakchang). It is held each year at the European retreat center of the Palyul tradition of Buddhism in Zusch, Germany. This authentic retreat begins with an Introductory Class and Ngondro practice, and ends with the highest Dzogchen practice.

More information coming soon…

Pictures from the Retreat:

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Vajrakilaya Empowerment from His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche, 30 August 2018

Dear friends, we are pleased to annouce that His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will bestow the Vajrakilaya Empowerment on 30 August 2018 from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm at Palyul Center UK.

Suggested donation is 15 GBP.

The great Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, pillar of teachings from the earlier translations, fourth generation of the Ripa family lineage, master of profound mind treasures and the lord of refuge was born with amazing signs on the tenth day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. He was born in 1939 in Rigon Tashi Choeling, belonging to the upper part of Tsawagang in the south of the great land of Tibet. Phagchok Rinpoche recognized him as the incarnation of the great Terton Yoeunge Mingyur Dorje and gave him the name Namkha Drimed Rabjam. From a very young age, he remembered clearly his previous lives, including the time in Ling, where he was Bumpa Gyatsa Zhalkar, the elder brother of Gesar.

He received the vast and profound ripening and liberating nectar of teachings from many great masters. They were holders of teachings from the school of translation, primarily Nyakrong Terton Jigme Choeujung Lingpa, the Yogi of the Dzogpachenpo of clear light and his father, Jigme Tsewang Chogdrub, as well as the pillars of teachings of the early translations, the lords of refuge H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

His Eminence met on many occasions the three roots deities and protectors and their emanated retinues and received many prophecies and transmissions, including the single embodiment of the lords of the three families, Gesar Norbu Dradul. As the vast and profound mind treasure teachings were spontaneously revealed to him, especially the liberator Wrathful Gesar, he began to write and record the various teachings of the time. He also established two new monasteries, Rigon Thubten Mindrolling in Orissa, India, as well as Rigon Tashi Choeling in Pharping, Nepal.

for more information please visit: https://www.ripaladrang.org

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Ven. Pema Rinpoche teaching on “The Excellent Path to Enlightenment”, 25-26/08/2018

Ven. Pema Rinpoche

Dear friends, you are kindly invited to join the upcoming teaching by Ven. Pema Rinpoche (Khen Rinpoche Pema Choephel) on Nyingthig short Ngondro “The Excellent Path to Enlightenment” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892).

Date: the event will take place on 25/8/18 (Saturday), from 5 pm to 7 pm, and on 26/8/18 (Sunday) from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Venue: Palyul Center UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, Islington, London N1 3EE.

Suggested donation: 10 GBP.

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Ven. Pema Rinpoche is a highly qualified Buddhist scholar and senior professor of the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute in South India. Khen Rinpoche received many profound teachings and transmissions from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and many other great Tibetan masters.

With the blessings of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche has been teaching and spreading Buddhism in many countries. These include India, Bhutan, Nepal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, and European Countries such as Greece, France, England, Germany, Bulgaria and Austria. He is the founder and the spiritual director of Palyul Dharma Center Europe, which includes the Palyul Dharma Center in Greece, Palyul Center UK, German Palyul Center and Palyul Center Bulgaria.

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Ven. Sean Price teaching on mindfullness and meditation, 12th August 2018

Palyul Center UK is pleased to annouce that Ven. Sean Price will be teaching on mindfullness and meditation using Mipham Rinpoche Sadhana of Buddha Treasury of Blessing on Sunday 12th August 2018 from 2pm to 5pm at the Palyul Centre UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, London N1 3EE.

Ven. Sean Price became a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in 1994 and has since studied at various monastic institutes in India and Nepal; he has resided at Shechen Monastery, Nepal, since 1999. In particular he received many teachings, empowerments and instructions from Kyabje Penor Rinpoche and studied extensively with Khenchen Pema Sherab, Khenchen Namdrol, and other Palyul Khenpos. He has translated numerous Buddhist texts and has worked at the Tsadra Foundation as Director of Tibetan Publications since 2009.

Suggested donation is 12 GBP.

We welcome everyone, and if you have non Buddhist friends who are interested in meditation, please feel free to invite them to attend as well.

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Fundraiser party for Palyul centre, 16 June 2018!

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Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche giving Oral transmissions on Saga Dawa – 29 May 2018!

Dear friends,

you are kindly invited to join the upcoming event at Palyul Centre UK on the auspicious Saga Dawa Full moon day! Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche – the senior-most Khenpo in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism – will give Oral transmissions to important sadhanas on Tuesday, 29 May 2018, from 7:00pm-9:00 pm!

Oral transmissions that will be given:

  • The Shower of Blessings by Mipham Rinpoche – a Guru Yoga based on the Seven Line Prayer to Padmasambhava
  • Treasury of Blessings by Mipham Rinpoche – a practice of Buddha Shakyamuni
  • The Stream of Lapis Lasuli – a Medicine Buddha practice from the Namchoe Terma cycle
  • Namchoe Short Ngondro sadhana

Address: 3 Rotherfield Street, Islington, London N1 3EE.
Suggested donation: 10 GBP.

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EMPOWERMENTS FROM THE LONGCHEN NYINGTIK, 18th – 22nd May 2018, with Kyabje Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche

Dear friends,

we are happy to announce that Kyabje Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche will visit London in May 2018.
He will bestow Empowerments from the Longchen Nyingtik (18th–22nd May 2018) at Rigpa in London, organized by Palyul Centre UK.

Kyabje Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche is the senior-most Khenpo in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and among the most important lineage holders in the Palyul tradition.   Khenchen Rinpoche is also the oldest and closest student of the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, and worked tirelessly with him from 1968  onwards, when Namdroling Monsastery was being established in Bylakuppe in south India.  Today, he continues to uphold His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s legacy.

Khenchen Rinpoche is one of the last of a generation of authentic Lamas who hold the pure lineage of the Nyingma tradition, both Kama and Terma.  We have all heard of the great masters in the past such as His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and many more; the blessings and the transmission of Dzogpachenpo of these great masters is very much alive in Khenchen Rinpoche’s being, like a beacon shining through the darkness of our present time.

In 2001, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche gave the empowerments of the ‘three root’ sadhanas of the Longchen Nyingtik cycle – Rigdzin Dupa, Dukngal Rangdrol and Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo – at Rigpa in London.  We at the Playul Centre UK felt it would be extremely auspicious, as the world is facing such a chaotic and difficult time, to continue the Lonchen Nyingtik initiations that he began in London.  So we have requested Khenchen Rinpoche to bestow four empowerments over five days at the Rigpa centre.  He has kindly accepted to grant the empowerments of Palchen Dupa, Lama Drakpo Takhyung Barwa, Senge Dongchen, and Vajrasattva.

If you received the three root empowerments from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche last time, it would be a wise decision to receive these additional empowerments and you are strongly encouraged to attend all five days.  And for those who did not receive the empowerments on that occasion, you should not miss this opportunity

On Friday 18th May will be the Tagon, preliminary of the Palchen Dupa (eight Herukas). Door opens at 6pm and start at 7pm, finishing around 9pm   30 GBP – concessions 20 GBP

On Saturday 19th May will be the actual empowerment of Palchen Dupa. Door opens at 12.30 pm, start at 1.30pm, finishing around 5pm   30 GBP – concessions 20 GBP

On Sunday 20th May will be Lama Dragpo Takyun Barwa.  Door opens at 12.30 pm start at 1.30pm, finishing around 5pm  30 GBP – concessions 20 GBP

On Monday 21st May will be Senge Dongchen (Lion-faced Dakini). Door opens at 6pm start at 7pm, finishing around 9pm   30 GBP – concessions 20 GBP

On Tuesday 22nd May will be the Dorsem (Vajrasattva). Door opens at 6pm start at 7pm, finishing around 9pm  30 GBP – concessions 20 GBP

For all 5 days 150 GBP – concessions 100 GBP

Those who would like to take refuge from Khenchen Rinpoche, please let us know by emailing us, and we will try to fit this ceremony in at some point on Sunday.

If we are fortunate to accumulate enough positive karma, we will invite Khenchen Rinpoche to return in the near future to complete the Longchen Nyinthik cycle.

Please book early – it will help us to set up the seating arrangements properly so every one of us can sit comfortably and have the right frame of mind during the empowerments.

Please e-mail Chonyi Wodser at center-uk@palyul.eu with your full name, which days you would like to come or for the whole five days, and how you wish to pay, plus photo of proof of concession (Senior, Student, Unwaged) if relevant.

There are two ways you can pay: via BACS –  we will send you our bank details for a BACS transfer – or you can send us a cheque made out to Paylyul Centre UK;  once we have received payment we will reserve your place for the empowerments. 

For more details please contact Lama Dawa at the Palyul Centre UK on 07951 089603 or leave a message on Palyul Centre UK phone number on 020 7359 5964.

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Namchoe Short Ngondro oral transmission, teaching and practice with Ven. Pema Rinpoche, 21 April 2018

Dear friends,

you are kindly invited to join the upcoming Namchoe Short Ngondro oral transmission and teaching with Ven. Pema Rinpoche! The event will take place on 21-st April, Saturdayfrom 2:30-5:00 pm at Palyul Center UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, Islington, London N1 3EE. Suggested donation: 10 GBP.

Ngondro is a collection of practices known as “The Four Foundations.” These practices form the fundamental ground for all Tibetan Buddhist practice and for higher Dzogchen practice. As the foundation of the teachings of the Buddha Dharma, Ngondro consists of contemplation, insight, purification, offering and devotion practices. First are what is known as the outer preliminaries which turn the mind towards the practice through contemplating the preciousness of human birth, impermanence, suffering, how cause and effect (“karma”) work, and so on. Anyone Buddhist or not can practice the outer preliminaries. Second, are the inner preliminaries. This includes Refuge and Bodhicitta (loving-kindness practice), the Mandala Offering, Vajrasattva Purification, and Guru Yoga. Ven. Pema Rinpoche will bestow to the assembly an Oral transmission of the Namchoe Short Ngondro text and will give a teaching about it.

Ven. Pema Rinpoche is a highly qualified Buddhist scholar and senior professor of the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute in South India. Khen Rinpoche received many profound teachings and transmissions from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and many other great Tibetan masters.

With the blessings of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche has been teaching and spreading Buddhism in many countries. These include India, Bhutan, Nepal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, and European Countries such as Greece, France, England, Germany, Bulgaria and Austria. He is the founder and the spiritual director of Palyul Dharma Center Europe, which includes the Palyul Dharma Center in Greece, Palyul Center UK, German Palyul Center and Palyul Center Bulgaria.

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Medicine Buddha teaching and practice with Acharya Lopon Dawa, 14 April 2018

Dear friends,

you are kindly invited to join the upcoming Medicine Buddha teaching and practice with Acharya Lopon Dawa! The event will take place on 14-th April, Saturday, from 2:30-5:00 pm at Palyul Center UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, Islington, London N1 3EE.

Medicine Buddha (Tib. Sangye Menla) is the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. He is also known as Bhaisaya Guru and is considered the healing aspect of our primordially pure awareness. Through the practice of Medicine Buddha, we attune to this healing aspect of our own primordial nature, using its innate potential to cure all diseases of body and mind. The practice invokes the blessing of Medicine Buddha to heal diseases, overcome obstacles, and achieve happiness for all sentient beings.

There are many Medicine Buddha based healing practices in Buddhism. Out of these, this particular one, called “The Stream of Lapis Lazuli” is a special one, as it is performed from the higher view of unsurpassed tantras. This sadhana was composed by Karma Chagme Rinpoche (Raga Asya) based on the Namchoe space treasure revelations of terton Mingyur Dorje. This is a unique practice of Nyingma tradition and is one of the most effective ones.

Acharya Lopon Dawa studied for nine years at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (NNI), the Branch College of Namdroling Monastery. He graduated from NNI and formally became a Lopon (Master of Buddhist Philosophy and Practice) in the year 2002. In 2003, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche awarded him the traditional degree of Ngesang Lekshed Zodchang (Treasure Holder of Definitive Secret Mantra Teachings). Presently, he is the main assistant of Pema Rinpoche and Resident Lama at the European Palyul retreat center in Zuesch, Germany.

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