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.
From October 5th - October 8th, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche and the Venerable Lama Norbu will create a beautiful sand mandala of the Buddha Chenrezig.
The construction of the Chenrezig sand mandala will be held during Pasco-Hernando State College's annual peace week celebration at the Brooksville Campus in Brooksville, Florida.
Pasco-Hernando State College, Brooksville Campus
North Campus, Building B Lobby
11415 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Brooksville, Florida 34601
All are welcome to attend any of the following events:
~ The initiation of the sand mandala will be Monday, October 5th at 930am.
~ The dissolution of the mandala will be held Thursday, October 8th at 6pm. The dissolution of the mandala will follow a Chenrezig sadhana practice and public talk from Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche.
~ Open viewing of the mandala creation will be held from 930am-430pm, Tuesday-Thursday.
The mandala event is free and open to the public. For further details, please feel free to contact us.
1000 ARM-CHENREZIG EMPOWERMENT
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is pleased to announce that we will host our second annual Mani Drupchen, October 10th - October 15th!
A Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment bestowed by Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche on Friday, October 9th at 6pm will precede the Mani Drupchen on Friday, October 9th at 6pm.
It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in Chenrezig’s mantra. The mani mantra carries the power to purify our mind’s obscurations and develop genuine compassion. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to host this retreat.
Thousand-Armed Chenrezig Empowerment
Friday, October 9th @ 6pm
Saturday, October 10th @ 9am -
Thursday, October 15th @ 9am
The Mani Drupchen will begin Saturday, October 10th at 9am with both daytime and night-time sessions. Chanting of the Mani mantra will be continuous for the duration of the retreat. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche has spoken many times of the benefits of this practice and teaches that one successful mantra retreat is equivalent to seven years of personal retreat in the magnitude of blessing accumulated. The retreat will conclude Thursday, October 15th at 9:00am with a Lama Chopa Tsok.
Although this will be a continual retreat with residential participants, everyone is welcomed to attend based on their schedule.
Preregistration begins immediately. Please contact Paula Testa to preregister for the retreat: email@example.com
Sessions begin the morning of Saturday, October 10th @ 9am. There will be day and evening practice sessions and participants may rotate every 3 hours. All are welcome to participate in as much of the retreat as your schedule allows.
Vegetarian meals will be provided for those who pre-register. Volunteers will prepare lunch and dinner, and cereal, oatmeal, fruit, tea, and coffee will be available for breakfast. In order to ensure that food is available during the practice, meals will be available only to registered participants. Those who have not pre- registered will need to arrange for their own meals.
The retreat cabin is available for at the rate of $200.00 for the duration of the retreat. This includes meals, session participation, and text.
There is also space in the shrine room and other facilities for the rate of $125.00 for the duration of the retreat. (If you choose to sleep in the shrine room, there will be around the clock chanting- you may wish to bring ear plugs and a night shade.)
There will be two bedrooms available for the retreat, which will be $175 per bed or $250 for a couple.
Multiple occupants are allowed to share the space and cost of the retreat hut, bedrooms, and shrine room. Please make prearrangements if you plan to share. If sharing, $200 includes session participation, but will not include cost of text and meals.
Tuition (daily attendee)
The tuition is $25.00 per day, which includes meals and one text. This amount does not include reserved overnight sleeping arrangements.
The text will be at the center for your use during practice. If you wish to take home the text, the cost is $15.00 for all non-registered attendees.
We are seeking volunteers for the retreat, and work-study positions will be available. Positions must be approved before the empowerment and/or retreat begins. If you are interested in work-study, please contact Damien Contessa: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Drong Ngur Jangchubling offers meditation sessions three times a week: Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, and Sunday morning. These meditation sessions are suited for both beginners and more experienced students.There is no charge for our practice sessions, although a donation is gratefully accepted. Everyone is welcomed to attend.
Tuesday 7:00pm-8:00pm- Beginner's Night with meditation
When in town, Drupon Rinpoche will present teachings about Buddhism for beginners. This class serves as an introduction to Buddhism and meditation. Although there will not be a formal class if Drupon Rinpoche is out of town, beginners are always welcomed to come and visit the center and practice meditation. Suggested tuition for this class is $10.00.
Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm- Achi Chokyi Drolma Sadhana
Every Thursday evening, there will be a practice session for the Dharma protector Achi Chokyi Drolma. Achi is a very special protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. The sadhana, mantra, and prayers are recited along with meditation practice. After practice we will have a brief group discussion if Drupon Rinpoche is out of town. Suggested donation for this practice session is $10.00.
Sunday 10:00 am- 12:00pm-Sadhana Practice & Meditation
For Sunday mornings we practice the Chenrezig or Tara sadhana. Sunday morning has extensive prayers, mantra recitation, and meditation. During this time, there is a tea break to meet and chat with friends. When in town, Drupon Rinpoche will provide teachings on various Buddhist topics and practices.
In 2012, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche began work on Drong Ngur Jangchubling, a Tibetan Buddhist center in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
Since then, Drong Ngur has hosted various teachings and events that have inspired people from around the world.
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is currently building a new, larger meditation hall that will host weekly practice, special events, and visiting teachers. Our wish is to complete construction on the meditation hall by May 2016, when His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche will return to Wesley Chapel to consecrate the new space.
To work towards this goal, Drong Ngur has began a charity drive on GoFundMe.com. Any donation is appreciated and will go directly towards the building fund.
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Thank you for helping advance Buddhist teachings here in Florida!
We encourage you to submit prayers for any purpose. Once we receive your requests, they will be placed on the altar in our shrine room and blessed by our teacher, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche. May your prayers inspire happiness and peace in all beings!
The Outer Preliminaries daylong retreat will be silent study, contemplation, and meditation of one of the Four Thoughts. 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 the Inner Preliminaries, we will use the Sadhana text, The Preliminary Practices of the Incomparable Drikung Kagyu.
Sessions will run from 10-Noon, Lunch Break, then 2 PM to 5 PM.
June 27, 2015 , Death and Impermanance
August 22, 2015, Karma, Cause and Effect
October 24, 2015, Defects of Samsara
November 28th, 2015 Preciousness of this Human Life
10$ Donation towards the center is appreciated
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is pleased to announce a new Introduction to Tibetan Language program. Inspired by the growing number of interested students, Drupon Rinpoche has asked our resident translator, Virginia Blum, to lead the wide-ranging course, which will meet every Sunday at our center in Wesley Chapel, FL. The program is designed for beginner and intermediate students, and will review the basics of the Tibetan language, such as alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary. All are welcome to attend!
Sundays 2pm – 5pm
Please check our events calendar for teaching dates.
$25 per class meeting and additional $25 registration fee
Interested students should contact Virginia Blumto confirm attendance and for further details.
*Virginia Blum is also available for one-on-one private Tibetan Language lessons. Classes are $40 per class, for 1 hour. If you are interested in working privately with Virginia, please contact her directly at email@example.com