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.
"Dying with Confidence"
A Public Talk
with Anyen Rinpoche
We don't know when our life will come to an end, when a loved one may fall ill, or when things will unexpectedly shift. Reflecting on the impermanent nature of life and developing compassion can help us mentally, spiritually, and practically prepare for the death of oneself and our loved ones.
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is very happy to host Anyen Rinpoche, a compassionate and realized Tibetan Tulku, for an afternoon of teachings on Sunday, April 3rd 2016 from 2pm-4pm. Rinpoche will discuss the topic of Death and Dying from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective, expressed in a way Westerners can understand. A preliminary day of teachings will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 10am - 4pm at Friendship Hall, First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703.
Please join us for this weekend of wonderful teachings accessible to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Don't miss this rare event!
When: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
Where: Friendship Hall, First Unity Church
460 46th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 3370
When: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Location: Drong Ngur Jangchubling
30540 Lynne Drive
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543
Suggested donation: 25$ for the day
Anyen Rinpoche was recognized as a tulku, and has been studying and practicing dharma tirelessly since his childhood. Rinpoche is the fifth in an unbroken lineage of heart sons who received the Longchen Nyingthig lineage directly from the master Patrul Rinpoche. Rinpoche has been living and teaching in Denver, Colorado for ten years, and has a deep understanding of the culture and how to get through to us thick-headed Westerners! His sense of humor, wisdom, and insight are extraordinary. While teaching, he speaks with such clarity that we cannot help but understand even extremely difficult ideas. He tirelessly answers our questions and encourages us to think more and more deeply. And just when we think we have things figured out, he surprises us into taking a closer look. This is what "traditional" wisdom looks like in the 21st century. To read more about this special teacher, click here: http://www.orgyenkhamdroling.org/biography
Fire Monkey Year Celebration
Happy Losar for the Year of the Fire Monkey! In celebration of the Losar, Drong Ngur would like to invite you to attend a special Smoke Offering Ceremony and White Tara Sadhana practice on:
Sunday, February 14th 2016 @ 10am.
The smoke offering ceremony will include the recitation of auspicious prayers and the burning of fragrant substances. Dharma practice at this time of year is very beneficial, and will help clear away obstacles, purify the mind, and please the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Please join us!
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. Donations are always gratefully accepted and everyone is welcomed to attend.
Tuesday 7:00pm-8:00pm- Beginner's Night with meditation
When he is 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 donation 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. Suggested donation for this practice session is $10.00.
Sunday 10:00 am- 12:00pm-Sadhana Practice & Meditation
For Sunday mornings we practice the Chenrezig or White Tara sadhana. Sunday morning has extensive prayers, mantra recitation, and meditation. During this time, there is a tea break to meet and chat with friends. When in town, Drupon Rinpoche will provide teachings on various Buddhist topics and practices.
We encourage you to submit prayers for any purpose. Once we receive your requests, they will be placed on the altar in our shrine room and blessed by our teacher, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche. May your prayers inspire happiness and peace in all beings!
Inner and Outer Preliminaries: Day Long Retreats
The Outer Preliminaries daylong retreat will be silent study, contemplation, and meditation of one of the Four Thoughts. There will be Dharma texts, such as Patrul Rinpoche's "Words of My Perfect Teacher" and Gampopa's "Jewel Ornament of Liberation" available for study at the center. For the Inner Preliminaries, we will use the Sadhana text, The Preliminary Practices of the Incomparable Drikung Kagyu.
Sessions will be held on the last Saturday of each month.
February 27th Outer Preliminaries
March 26th Inner Preliminaries
April 30th Outer Preliminaries
The Suffering of Samsara
10$ 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org