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.
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
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.
Inner and Outer Preliminaries: Day Long Retreats
Following Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche's teachings on the Four Thoughts, there will be an ongoing day long retreat held monthly to contemplate, study or practice the preliminaries. This Four Thoughts will alternate with the outer preliminaries or Ngondro practice every other month. The retreat will be held every 4th Saturday starting April 26. 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.
For April 26th the topic for meditation will be "Precious Human Life". 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:
August 23- Karma: Cause and Effect
October 25- The sufferings of Samsara
December 27 Precious Human Life
Ngondro (Refuge, Vajrasattva etc...):
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.