Drong Ngur Jangchubling, a Tibetan Buddhist center in the Drikung Kagyu lineage, is located north of Tampa’s urban center in west central Florida. Our resident Lama is Drupon Thingley Nyingpo Rinpoche.On our website you will find information and resources for our tradition and our center. For the most updated practice and teachings dates, please see our events page. If you have any further questions or comments, we welcome your email inquiry.
Drong Ngur Jangchubling offers meditation sessions twice a week: Tuesday evening and Sunday morning. These meditation sessions are suited for both beginners and more experienced students.There is no charge for our Sunday morning practice, although a donation is gratefully accepted. Everyone is welcomed to attend.
Tuesday 7:00pm-8:00pm- Beginner's Night
When in town Drupon Rinpoche, will present ongoing teachings about Buddhism for beginners. This class serves as an introduction to Buddhism and meditation. Tuition for this class is $10.00.
Whenever Drupon Rinpoche is out of town, Drong Ngur will continue to have Tuesday night practice. This evening is for individual meditation and practice session. Although there will not be a formal class, beginners are always welcomed to come and visit the center. There is no tuition for practice sessions.
Sunday 10:00 am- 12:00pm-Sadhana Practice & Meditation
Chenrezig or Tara sadhana practice with prayers, mantra recitation, and meditation. During this time, there is a tea break. Refreshments are provided by the center. There is no tuition for this meditation session.
Please remember to check the events calendar for the most current information regarding both our regular practice sessions and specials events.
November Lho Ontul Rinpoche Visit
Lho Ontul Rinpoche will offer two nights of practice and empowerment at Drong Ngur Jangchubling. The first evening will be a healing Chod practice on November 5th and the second evening on November 6th will be a special empowerment and blessing of Guru Rinpoche-Padmasambhava.
Please join us in welcoming Lho Ontul Rinpoche to Drong Ngur Jangchubling for these special teaching events and blessings!
Healing Chod Teaching
Lho Ontul Rinpoche
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Venerable Ontul Rinpoche will provide a teaching and give the meaning of the Healing Chod that will take place later in the evening.
Rainbow Body Healing Chod
Lho Ontul Rinpoche & Lho Orgyen Drodul Rinpoche
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Lho Ontul Rinpoche and Karma Ratna Rinpoche will perform a Healing Chod practice to heal mental and physical sicknesses, and to remove karmic obstacles to spiritual growth. This ceremony is open to both Buddhist and non-Buddhists. Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to heal physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. There are no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. One simply lies down, rests, and receives healing. Healing Chöd is suitable for everyone, including those with chronic and mild illnesses. Healing Chöd rituals consist of music, prayers, and mantras in the sacred sounds of Sanskrit and Tibetan, transformative mudras and offerings, and meditation to cut through the destructive emotions and repel negative energies and obstacles. No prior Empowerment's or teachings required to receive this blessing, simply come, relax and receive the healing.
Tuition is $ 30.00
This amount is for both sessions (afternoon and evening)- tuition will not be split.
Orgyan Kalden Drendze Empowerment:
Lho Ontul Rinpoche
Initiation into the Activity Ritual of Guru Rinpoche, Guide to the Fortunate
Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This empowerment and practice was revealed by the great Drikung treasure revealer Lho Jedrung Orgyen Nuden Dorje. This treasure was revealed to be an effective practice for times of disease, sickness, famine , poverty and war , when the teachings of the Dharma would be in danger of destruction. In this practice, one is empowered by the Guru Rinpoche manifestations of the ten directions, and then engages in the healing, increasing, and wrathful activities of the Guru Rinpoche. This practice helps alleviate temporal obstacles to spiritual practice, and creates the conditions whereby ultimate realization can be obtained. In his previous incarnation Ontul Rinpoche was the older brother and primary disciple of Nuden Dorje. To receive this empowerment from Ontul Rinpoche is a great blessing.
Tuition is $ 40.00
Venerable Lho Ontul Rinpoche is a master of both the Drikung Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. In 1959 Rinpoche fled the Chinese Communist occupation of Tibet to India. In India, Rinpoche received extensive instruction on Longchen Nyingtig, Mahamudra, and Dzogchen, With the blessing of H. H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, OntulRinpoche travels the world transmitting the Drikung Dzogchen Yangzab treasure teachings. Rinpoche is known for his warmth, humor, penetrating wisdom, and vast bodhicitta. In the early 1970’s he founded Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in Tso Pema. Tso Pema means “Lotus Lake”, and is one of the sacred places where Guru Padmasambhava demonstrated his miraculous powers. Many Buddhist from all over the world frequent this sacred lake during their pilgrimages to holy places of Buddhism.
H. E. Lho Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche, also known as Karma Ratna Rinpoche was born in Zahor, Northern India on June 10, 1980 to Ontul Rinpoche and Tashi Dolma. He was recognized by H. H. Dalai Lama and H. H.Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang as an emanation of the great Drikung treasure revealer Lho Nuden Dorje.
No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Work study is available if requested in advance.
For any questions regarding the empowerment or teachings, please contact us at DrongNgur@gmail.com
Inner and Outer Preliminaries: Day Long Retreats
Drong Ngur Jangchubling holds an ongoing day long retreat held once a month to contemplate, study or practice the preliminaries. This Four Thoughts will alternate with the outer preliminaries or Ngondro practice every other month. The retreat is held every 4th Saturday. This will be an opportunity to practice both the inner and outer preliminaries at the center with other Sangha members for support. Please note that Drupon Rinpoche may not be at the center during these retreat dates. These days are for group practice and there are no official teachings scheduled.
The day long retreat will be silent meditation, study, and contemplation of one of the Four Thoughts. Noble silence will be observed during the sessions to allow space for quiet reflection. There will be Dharma texts, such as Patrul Rinpoche's "Words of My Perfect Teacher" and Gampopa's "Jewel Ornament of Liberation" available for study at the center. For Ngondro sessions, we will use the Sadhana text, The Preliminary Practices of the Incomparable Drikung Kagyu. Every other month we will cycle through the Four Thoughts.
For the remainder of 2014 the schedule is:
October 25- The sufferings of Samsara
December 27 Precious Human Life
Ngondro (Refuge, Vajrasattva etc...):
January 24 (2015)
10:00am-12:00pm Morning Session
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch break
2:00pm-5:00pm Afternoon Session
7:00pm-9:00pm (Ngondro Sessions only)
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 for the day. Meals are not provided.
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