Vajrayana Practice

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, our guiding teacher is the abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling Monastery and the founder of Rangjung Yeshe Institute, a college for Buddhist Studies in Boudhanath, Nepal.  He is the holder of both Nyingma and Drikung Kagyu  lineages.  Rinpoche is a scholar and master of both Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice, and regularly teaches in Europe and North America at his meditation centers in Denmark, Austria, and California. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has taught at our center, as well as Khenpo Sonam Rinpoche, Tulku Pasang Tsering, Phakchok Rinpoche, and Lama Tsultrim Allione. Certain practices from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche are also practiced at our center.
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The Compassion Practice of Avalokitesvara
2d  & 4th Sundays [Mar 24, April 14 & 28] – 11am – 11:45am

The Practice of Avalokiteshvara was given to us by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and is best described in his book, ” The Union Mahamudra and Dzogchen; a Commentary on the Quintessence of Spritual Practice, the Direct Instructions of the Great Compassionate One, by Karma Chagmey Rinpoche I.”  Dilgo Khenstse Rinpoche has said that these practices are the vajra speech of the learned and accomplished master Karma Chagmey Rinpoche, who was Arya Lokeshvara (Avalokitesvara) in person. The Practice is easily understood  and its meaning embodies the quintessence of the Dharma. One can give rise to the energy of Compassion through chanting and meditating with this practice.



The Treasury of Blessings: A Buddha Shakyamuni Practice
3rd Sunday [April 21 & May 19] – 11am – 11:45am

This excellent sadana, The Treasury of Blessings, includes the chanting of the practice with mantra and silent meditation. The Treasury of Blessings comes to us from Ju Mipam through our teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. We focus on the form and qualities of Buddha Shakyamuni in order to receive his blessings. Ju Mipam said of this practice, “May it be of continual and sublime benefit to the doctrine and beings; may the incomparable blessings of the teacher, the lord of sages truly enter all the beings who see, hear, remember or touch this sādhanā.”

Vajrayana Practitioners  often gather on Special Days such as Dakini Day, Guru Rinpoche Day and Full Moon Day. These times will be announced on the Calendar Page of this website.